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“Architectural marvel”

Kandalama Lake resort
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Kandalama Lake resort
Ranked #26 of 81 Dambulla B&B and Inns
Edmonton, Canada
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“Architectural marvel”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I have been to this hotel a few times before and once again its one of the best hotels in Sri Lanka. What I like about this hotel is the drive up to the hotel and its surroundings. Again we went there when there were hardly any guests so the buffets were not full spread but they did put out good food. The desserts were great. And a big thank you to Chef Kasim who provided us with breakfast packs when we left early to climb Sigiriya and also when we went on Safari. Thanks chef - you did an awesome job - and to the staff a big thank you as well (specially room service guys) the staff at the restaurant can be a bit more attentive.

Room Tip: Sigiriya wing and the top floors. If possible a suite.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Lenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

We re-visit this hotel after 7 year and we were delighted that it remains so wonderful. This is a unique experience living in the heart of the jungle - so expect it to be different. The hotel remains in a good state of decoration and as ever the staff are wonderful, smiling, helpful people. This is one place we will always be happy to recommend and if we are lucky, return to ourselves.

Room Tip: As far as I know all rooms are unique - no one over looks you. You can shower without any curtain. O...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Shockingly bad New Years party. Avoid at all costs. Local band sings country-western favourite (Willy Nelson!), Disney characters on the dance floors added a further surreal element, maddening strobe lights, ...and the food. Grotesque amounts of it! Made one want to abstain altogether. From sushi to sachertorte...less is more. If you are not staying at the hotel, the dinner cost is $150 per person. Ridiculous. Beyond that little disaster, this was my third time at the hotel which is nice and has a Roger Moore era chic to it. Big hotel, dark rooms, small pool but stunning views. Beds are just next to the halls so you may hear doors banging which does not make for a peaceful sleep at times.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms at the far ends which are shaded by the tree branches and offer little in terms of views
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Kandalama Lake resort
Address: | Kep-Ela, Kandalama, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa
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Ranked #26 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Dambulla
Number of rooms: 5

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