Heritance Kandalama: "A unique experience" Kandalama Hotel Tip by tim07
Kandalama Hotels: 4 reviews and 13 photos
The hotel is 160km from Colombo, it was a long 4 hour drive. The last 11km are down a road and dirt track from the nearest town of Dambulla.
Once there it was worth all the effort. The hotel is built into the side of a mountain overlooking Kandalama lake and covered by lush foliage. The hotel is famous for its eco-friendly policy, it's built on a raised platform and surrounded by rain forest.
The hotel has all the usual facilities you'd expect from a five star hotel. The selection of food on offer was pretty awesome. As it's about 11km to the nearest town, nightime is spent at the hotel. There are bars, restaurants and some entertainment. During the day you can go for walks or take part in leisure activities in the hotel grounds. Excursions to nearby sights can be booked.
Unique Qualities: The highlight for me though was being surrounded by nature in a beautiful location. Walking along the open plan corridors & have bats flying inches above my head is something I'll never forget.
Comparison: more expensive than average