We stayed in Amaya Lake for three nights. The hotel is on the lake and is beautiful to wake up too. The staff are exceptionally friendly! They made are stay enjoyable, specially all the restaurant staff. The food was great too, we had a wide selection of food and great for vegetarians. However, we did have a few problems. There was a group of six of us. We checked in on the first day and were taken to our rooms. They were quite far so we went in a buggy. The rooms were very dull and I didn't like them. In my room The bathroom lights were not working, the A/C was leaking, there were no towels and no hot water! There were lots of insects and lizards which is understandable as we were by the lake and it had rained however I found a lizard on my pillow and lizard droppings on the floor and on the bed post questioning when they had cleaned the rooms. We complained and were moved a few rooms down. Due to all the problems the receptionist that night said we will move you to different rooms tomorrow but tonight they are all occupied. We did not sleep much that night thinking something is going to crawl into our bed. The next day we were moved to the luxury suites and they were absolutely awesome!!! We had a massive room with a lovely bathroom which had a bath too. This room was SO much better I was shocked I was in the same hotel. We were okay for the next two nights and enjoyed our new room. My aunt and uncle who had been moved next to us however had problems. Their A/C was not working, they found a rat one night and were therefore moved to another room again. They slept in three different rooms the three nights. I really enjoyed my last two nights there and the staff are wonderful. However due to all the hassle we had I would not recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shores of enchanting Kandalama Lake, discover a lifestyle defined by tradition and natural splendour. Nestled amid 40 acres of lush forest, Amaya Lake preserves the aura of local historical treasures, creating a feeling of old-world Sri Lankan charm matched with modern luxury. Located in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, the resort is the ideal base for exploring nearby wonders such as the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the Dambulla cave temples. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amaya Lake Dambulla
- Amaya Lake Hotel Dambulla