• Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama

A modernist hotel completely in sync with nature

Check in to the Heritance Kandalama and enter another world. Half buried by the jungle and located in the heart of the cultural triangle; this modernist hotel is built with its environment in mind. Clean, simple public spaces are open to the forest, and each wood-panelled bedroom has a private balcony, framed by branches and looking out over Kandalama Reservoir.

Dine in the Kanchana Restaurant for a mouth-watering variation of cuisines from Sri Lankan to Western and Chinese; or upgrade your evening with the fusion cuisine of Kaludiya Restaurant. For something extra special, dine with the Chef and learn culinary secrets, or tuck yourself away for a romantic dinner in the candle lit cave. During the day, take a dip in the infinity pool, pay a visit to the spa, or explore the cultural triangle sights of Sigiriya, Dambulla or Anuradhapura. Closer to home, explore the forest and go in search of local bird life.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 4755 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Stunning lakeside location, surrounded by jungle and wildlife.
  • Beautiful, contemporary and lively property.
  • Fabulous lake views from private balconies.
  • Dine by design in your own private cave or with the Master Chef.

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 152 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Eco-friendly
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Heritance Kandalama

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 45 minutes from Sigiriya and 4 hours from Colombo
  • Beautiful lakeside, forested setting
  • Watch wildlife from your private balcony
  • Convenient location for exploring the Cultural Triangle
4755 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3014
  • Very Good 1119
  • Average 418
  • Poor 116
  • Terrible 88

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Mar 24, 2020

exclusive hotel in an exquisite location

Melbourne, Australia

During our tour in Sri Lanka we stayed for 2 nights in Heritance Kandalama Hotel. The building: the hotel is built with a very unusual design on a side of a mountain with some monolith rocks inside of the hotel surrounded by dense rainforest. One of the swimming pools in front of the main entry has a very interesting architectural design with a view to the lake. The room: Our room 504 was located on the fifth floor facing the lake and mountains including famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Our room was very big with too many facilities in the room. A separate toilet room was very big as well. The toilet room included a spa. Breakfast and dining: the buffet breakfast and dinner (<$US16) had so many options and all food was delicious. I would strongly recommend staying in this hotel for people travelling in Sri Lanka.
Mar 21, 2020

One of a Kind Experience!

Houston, Texas

We stayed here with our family of two young toddler boys. At first I was worried seeing how the place "appeared" to be not kid-friendly, but I was proved wrong. Everyone was so pleasant and accommodating with us. Our boys loved the hotel and nature all around us, including the monkeys they saw during breakfast. We had a wonderful time in the pool with an amazing view. The room was very nice and clean and the brought another bed for our boys to sleep in, but was nice for us all to share the one big bed the room already came with. we had such a nice experience, just typing about it genuinely makes me want to go back! Definitely worth it!
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Facilities

Swimming pool at Heritance Kandalama

Swimming pool

Lounge at the lakeside infinity swimming pool. Framed by the lake and the forest, it's the best place to relax.

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Room Types

Superior Room, Heritance Kandalama

Superior Room

Set in the Dambulla Wing of the hotel, these rooms have private balconies offering views of Sigiriya Rock in the distance, or the forest. With ensuite bathrooms, a writing desk and a small seating area, they are a comfortable place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Panoramic Room

Living up to their name, the panoramic room has an expansive view of the lake, forest and Dambulla Rock. You can view an abundance of wildlife around the clock - watch out for monkeys!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Luxury Room

Placed in the Sigiriya Wing, the spacious luxury rooms have expansive views of Sigiriya's Rock Fortress, private balconies, and glass-walled bathrooms with views of the forest canopy.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Suite

Choose from the Dambulla or Sigiriya Wing; either view is extraordinary from your private balcony. Luxuriate in the jacuzzi bath, relax with a nightcap in the lounge, and fall into a huge kingsize bed.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room

Luxury Panoramic Room

Enjoying extensive views over the lake and forest, with ample space to move around and private bathrooms - these spaces are ideal for those who enjoy little luxuries but know that the beauty of these rooms at least, is on the outside.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Super Luxury Suite

Offering the ultimate in creature comforts, luxury suites boast a huge lounge to stretch out in, a massive bathroom with a whirlpool, and a four poster bed. In every room at every angle, the wrap around view of the lake and Dambulla Rock provides the backdrop. You won't want to leave.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room
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Food & Drink

Kanchana Restaurant, Heritance Kandalama

Kanchana Restaurant

Dine on authentic Sri Lankan hoppers, curry, rice and other favourites, plus a huge variety of western and Asian dishes. Make your way outside and order from the extensive BBQ menu.

Kaludiya Restaurant, Heritance Kandalama

Kaludiya Restaurant

Treat yourself to sophisticated fusion dining at Kaludya. Blending cultural influences from around the world, you can choose from an exciting menu of international dishes and wines.