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Heritance Kandalama - Dambulla - Building
1
9,0 Excellent (4 958 reviews)
R2 979+
Overview Reviews
Welcome to a very special Sri Lanka hotel. A hotel that doesnt sit on the landscape but is part of it. Where monkeys climb your balcony pillars as if they were trees, swifts nest in the corners of corridors as if they were cliffs, granite crags erupt into the sinuous white walkways. Where you can float in the infinity pool while gazing across at the Sigiriya rock fortress, the eighth wonder of the world. Welcome to Heritance Kandalama, one of the premier 5 Star hotels in Sri lanka
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The setting of the hotel is magnificent as is the hotel itself. The rooms are great. The staff were excellent. The breakfast first rate. I wished we could have stayed longer.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were efficient, friendly,attentive and well informed Views were breathtaking Breakfast good Clean rooms, comfortable bed Helped organise excursions Obvious security measures in place.
Cons: Iconic architecturally but looking tired inside, communal areas underused and outdated. Despite advertised as a 5* hotel, seems to be targeting the tour group market and maximising occupancy, which impacts on ‘luxury’ facilities such as ‘fine dining’ and spa . A la carte restaurant rarely used and menu needs improving. Pool areas lacked sufficient loungers and those that were there were old and in need of replacement. Cracked paving around infinity pool needs attention.
6,0 Good
Pros: Wonderful location overlooking the lake. Good architecture that looks older than it is.
Cons: Completely overpriced- a spot of mass tourism- dinner with good food but extremely crowded like on a nile cruise. The rooms are actually run down
10,0 Excellent
Pros: I like that location
Cons: Nothing
7,5 Good
Pros: If interested in architecture Bawa building definitely a must stop. Close to sirigya park (half an hour) Massage was great although pricey
Cons: It’s a large complex and the food/dinner therefore is buffet style and very loud and impersonal a bit. It’s all about run down
6,0 Good
Pros: The Spa
Cons: Checking in to the hotel was an absolute nightmare. I sent several email informing the hotel that my friend will be joining and we need a double room, the hotel did not respond to my several requests throughout the previous two months. It is unacceptable that you ignore your guests requests and then request additional charges upon arrival, although booking.com has confirmed that there will be no charges. Please also note that the room is very small and placing two beds next to each other is not considered as double bedroom, which actually you did not provide as i had to switch with another room with my friend per your request. The hotel staff kept annoying us and requesting for additional charges, even after sending an email with the communications and approval from booking.com per their request. I am extremely disappointed with this, as i was looking forward to stay at this beautiful hotel.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were super friendly and professional throughout our stay . The hotel grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and close enough to the main attractions via Tuk Tuk. The buffet breakfast and dinner offered at the hotel are worth every penny and would recommend this stay without any doubt !
8,0 Excellent
Pros: The surroundings and views and the minimal and spacious interior design were very relaxing.
Cons: There needs to be better quality control and inspection of the rooms. My bathroom had a massive stain on the tiled wall which had not been cleaned. There also needs to be more power points as charging devices was difficult.
7,5 Good
Cons: Wife received dangerous suction injury in jacuzzi bath
Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka - Dambulla - Building
2
8,4 Excellent (975 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Dambulla, Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka is in the historical district, a 4-minute drive from Dambulla Cave Temple and 8 minutes from Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
6,3 Good
Pros: Lovely pool area and walk to the local creek
Cons: Room could do with some updating and maintenance. My bathroom had rusty fittings and mould on the wall.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Restaurant was very good. Staff were helpful loved it would love to stay again..
Cons: We were in the last villa so a long walk to reception and restaurant.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Cons: Poor quality towels and bedlinen
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Spacious quiet resort with lovely bar and pool. Staff very friendly and accommodating.
Cons: The bathrooms could have been a bit better
9,0 Excellent
Pros: The property is nicely maintained and beautiful in the middle of farms
Cons: The food was okay. Not too many options for Vegetarians and the restaurant could not keep up with the load.
5,0 Okay
Pros: this hotel is advertised as 5 star but it is more like 3 star. Not a clean place and the food is not great
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice and comfy accommodation with an amazing pool in the rice fields. Compared to other location we’ve been to, this one has a lot of rooms and feels like more European Hotel Chain. Really good idea having dinner at the restaurant buffet.
Cons: With a lot of rooms, you miss a bit the feeling of peace and tranquility, in particular corridors could get really noisy in the morning. Spa massage was ok but I was asked too many times for tips..not really relaxing
Kassapa Lions Rock - Dambulla - Building
3
8,4 Excellent (467 reviews)
R1 209+
9,2 Excellent
Pros: What an amazing stay. The buffet had so much variety, it was hard to chose. The staff was super friendly. The rooms and swimming pools were very big. You can even see Lion’s Rock from there!
Cons: The WiFi only worked at reception
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything including food, location, room, staff, servive are good. Very friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing
7,1 Good
Pros: breakfast Bed
Cons: the room lock has broken. There were small insects inside the bathroom.
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: It was average. The restaurant manager only focus on looking after his favourite clients but not the rest.
Cons: Bad and slow service from staff; location is not good; photos on its website looks better than reality.
7,9 Good
Pros: Nice setting with two pools. safari themed hotel with friendly helpful staff. Great range of drinks at the bar and very nice food. breakfast was particularly good.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Kind of everything. Super friendly and helpful staff, nice pool, great food, comfortable cottage.
Cons: Actually nothing, but it is a bit remote. But you get all you need at Kassapa, like bike rental for example.
Pelwehera Village Resort - Dambulla - Outdoor view
4
8,1 Excellent (305 reviews)
R1 223+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pelwehera Village Resort, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
5,0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Price
6,3 Good
Cons: Stayed just for a night , friendly staff
8,3 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious and very clean, a lot of facilities and a big and clean swimming pool to relax after a busy day of sightseeing around.
Cons: The hotel was very empty during our stay and we found that staff was trying way too hard to please us, sometimes it felt really awkward to have someone checking every five minutes if everything is ok or asking the same another colleague had just asked. The hotel is quite far form the center so you will need to take a tuktuk.
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: Room was clean.
Cons: Common balcony, no beautiful view. At least unable to see outside ( garden view) through the window as it opens towards the common balcony. No shampoo & conditioner were available. No extra pillows just 2 pillows & they were not even comfortable. Switch board has fixed to mid of the bed frame. Had to wait long time to receive an iron. Seems like they have only one iron as they were so hurried to get it back soon. Reception staff not even courteous.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly. Nice buffet breakfast and dinner. Good air conditioning. nice large pool.
Cons: Too close to the busy highway.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Nice pool Big rooms
Cons: Poor wifi Smoke smail during the day Lots of bugs entering the room
Sundaras Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Bedroom
5
7,9 Good (2 199 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sundaras Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
1,0 Poor
Pros: The bed was OK. Breakfast adequate.
Cons: Mouldy smell from room and mould on the walls. Poor WiFi. Cold dinner. Rude staff. No hand towels. Disgusting hotel
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were lovely, helped us arrange our travel plans and Samman was our excellent driver from the airport and to Kandy.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Sundaras was amazing choice. The hotel is located just next to the Golden temple. It was our first stop and we stayed for three nights. It was great base for visiting Sigiriya, Minneriya Park, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura. Big thanks to Monica for organizing the trips for us. We recommend Sundaras to everyone.
7,0 Good
Pros: Location was good. Reception staff friendly. Price OK.
Cons: The hotel was "tired" in most areas and looked as though it needed some maintenance work. The breakfast was peculiar as on the first day it was meant to start at 7:00am but nothing was really available then. It was not until 7:30am was most food available. The next day was a la carte yet the following day back to a buffet. No explanation was given for these changes. The room was OK yet there was no hot water available to the sink (room 404) as only the cold had been plumbed in.
2,9 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing...
Cons: don't go here if you value a clean room. I travel a lot and am used to a lot but this is really not ok. rooms are very dirty and hotel partly in renovation. paid for 4 days upon arrival and left again the next morning. management did not want to pay back my money. there were more people who complained about the poor service and several people left again. also made a declaration but never received the deposit back.
7,0 Good
Pros: Good food and friendly staff. Very close to Dambulla Cave temple
Cons: At the restaurant we waited for almost an hour to get food. Wifi is poor
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Very close to caves entrance, nice swimming pool, nice buffet breakfast, nice bathroom and toiletries
Cons: Not really a four star, but for one or two nights is fine
6,0 Good
Pros: Damian the host was very helpful and made our stay as comfortable as possible. We stayed in a newer room. The chef / head of restaurant was also extremely friendly. The staff here really made us feel welcome and were interested in their guests. Very leafy & green and the pool is very inviting. Pool bar will help create a social atmosphere.
Cons: I would suggest putting a mosquito net above the bed as there were many bugs flying around the room and also many migies or flies on our bed. Also perhaps a TV in the room as there is not much to do in Dambulla in the evenings so after a day trip it would be nice to have a tv. I think the older rooms had one.
7,1 Good
Pros: The garden and swimming pool are very nice. We really enjoyed a few cocktails sitting in the water.
Cons: The room we had was spacious enough but not very clean, there was a strong smell of humidity, a lot of dust on top of the bed as well as a dead fly, found a big cockroach too. The furnitures in the room were not in good condition. For that price I expect better. Ps: please make a better or at least a longer playlist for the bar, there was literally about 5 songs playing on repeat the whole time.
Sunflower Inn - Dambulla - Building
6
7,1 Good (65 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Sunflower Inn is a guesthouse offering rooms with a private bathroom. Featuring a 24-hour reception, the guesthouse has its own restaurant and is 500 metres from Dambulla Rock Temple. The lively city of Dambulla is 2 km away. Bandaranaike International Airport is approximately 140 km away while Colombo city is 160 km from Sunflower Inn. Air-conditioned or fan cooled, each room has a mosquito net and work desk. Private bathroom includes a shower and toilet. Guests have access to Wi-Fi at an extra cost in the guesthouse’s common areas. Sunflower provides chargeable airport transfers. Free parking is available. Sunflower Inn’s restaurant serves a selection of Sri Lankan and Western dishes.
6,3 Good
Pros: Very close from golden temple. They kept our luggage after check out so we could visit sigiriya. Breakfast was very nice.
Cons: We had dinner at the place and the price was more than double than everywhere else around but we got there late so no alternatives. Mosquito net was dirty and small for the bed. WiFi never worked in 3 days. The streets around the guest house seem a bit sketchy.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality, best service, suitable location, fresh weather and relaxing, clean room, so caring, reasonable tariffs n value of money, delicious homemade meals ....WOOOWWW...feels like home and family.loving person. Overall ......BRAVO..... Thanks.
Cons: ZERO........PERFECT.would love to visit again.
5,0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
7,1 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good, eggs and fruit.
Cons: Budget rooms are a bit basic. But was cheap enough so fair.
3,3 Mediocre
Cons: The room was nice but we had NO water and NO electricity... when we complained about that they just decided to disconnect the WiFi as a punishment.... same on the morning while we had the breakfast. She first gave us the bill while we had the breakfast ( what is anti-commercial) and when we discussed the price because of the lack of electricity and water, she just took the internet box like if we were her children and hadn’t done our homework!!!! And charged us for the 2 lemons they picked in the garden and the garlic they « gave » to us the day before... Never see that before....! I highly NOT recommend this place
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, Reasonable Rate, and most of all, the friendliest staff i have ever met. Nice place to relax. Also the food is very high quality with a nice mix, The staff are exceptionally kind, nice and polite; a pleasure to know. The location was nice and I've enjoyed great walks every day. The golden temple was nearby therefor i got the chance to visit that wonderful location as well. Reception have arranged for me to visit the local national park to spot elephants with the naturist which, I have enjoyed it a lot i must say. Highly recommended.
Boulder Range Resort - Dambulla - Bedroom
8
6,9 Good (12 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Boulder Range Resort in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
5,8 Okay
Pros: Quite place with friendly staff
Cons: Breakfast , no Wi-Fi, additional charges
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: Location
Cons: Facilities,
7,9 Good
Pros: Great location in the woods, great if you love nature and hiking around. Very nice service, good people. Very Nice breakfast and diner. Good swimming pool. The rooms and place are clean, but outdated (for me no problem).
2,9 Mediocre
Pros: The swimming pool was in good condition. The staff was courteous
Cons: The rooms were dirty, sheets were dusty. Bathrooms were poorly maintained No wi fi in the rooms. No television or telephone in the rooms. No room service. Scary walk back in the night from reception to room through jungle with poor lighting. Overall the property needs an upgrade and plenty of renovation to make it worthy. Booked 3 nights but checked out post the first night.
5,0 Okay
Pros: The swimming pool and the garden. The staf is helpfull.
Cons: The rooms were oldfashioned and not clean. The beds were old and did not lie well. The price of the rooms dit not match its quality. The proces of de meao’s dis not match its quality and not Sri Lankian food prices.
Heritage Dambulla - Dambulla - Building
9
6,9 Good (41 reviews)
R1 036+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Heritage Dambulla, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, a 2-minute drive from Dambulla Cave Temple and 7 minutes from Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. This hotel is 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Popham's Arboretum. Rooms Bathrooms with showers are provided. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers. Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. Dining Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the hotel's coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. English breakfasts are available daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
6,7 Good
Pros: The staff were very friendly and helpful I selected Sri Lankan food, which was quite ok. Location excellent for watching international cricket at the Dambulla stadium. 5 minutes by auto rickshaw Also, very close to the cave temple.
Cons: There were two main problems, both to do with the room. There were a lot of mosquitoes in the room, also the electricity supply to the property was very erratic so the air conditioner barely had any effect and often stopped for long periods of time.. For these two reasons I found it impossible to get a good night's sleep on either night of my stay.
7,9 Good
Pros: The person working at the front desk was extremely helpful. I was feeling sick and he even gave me some local medicine. It worked, thank you!

Best rooms in Dambulla

Kassapa Lions Rock - Dambulla - Building
1
8,4 Excellent (467 reviews)
R1 209+
9,2 Excellent
Pros: What an amazing stay. The buffet had so much variety, it was hard to chose. The staff was super friendly. The rooms and swimming pools were very big. You can even see Lion’s Rock from there!
Cons: The WiFi only worked at reception
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything including food, location, room, staff, servive are good. Very friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing
7,1 Good
Pros: breakfast Bed
Cons: the room lock has broken. There were small insects inside the bathroom.
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: It was average. The restaurant manager only focus on looking after his favourite clients but not the rest.
Cons: Bad and slow service from staff; location is not good; photos on its website looks better than reality.
7,9 Good
Pros: Nice setting with two pools. safari themed hotel with friendly helpful staff. Great range of drinks at the bar and very nice food. breakfast was particularly good.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Kind of everything. Super friendly and helpful staff, nice pool, great food, comfortable cottage.
Cons: Actually nothing, but it is a bit remote. But you get all you need at Kassapa, like bike rental for example.
Heritance Kandalama - Dambulla - Building
2
9,0 Excellent (4 958 reviews)
R2 979+
Overview Reviews
Welcome to a very special Sri Lanka hotel. A hotel that doesnt sit on the landscape but is part of it. Where monkeys climb your balcony pillars as if they were trees, swifts nest in the corners of corridors as if they were cliffs, granite crags erupt into the sinuous white walkways. Where you can float in the infinity pool while gazing across at the Sigiriya rock fortress, the eighth wonder of the world. Welcome to Heritance Kandalama, one of the premier 5 Star hotels in Sri lanka
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The setting of the hotel is magnificent as is the hotel itself. The rooms are great. The staff were excellent. The breakfast first rate. I wished we could have stayed longer.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were efficient, friendly,attentive and well informed Views were breathtaking Breakfast good Clean rooms, comfortable bed Helped organise excursions Obvious security measures in place.
Cons: Iconic architecturally but looking tired inside, communal areas underused and outdated. Despite advertised as a 5* hotel, seems to be targeting the tour group market and maximising occupancy, which impacts on ‘luxury’ facilities such as ‘fine dining’ and spa . A la carte restaurant rarely used and menu needs improving. Pool areas lacked sufficient loungers and those that were there were old and in need of replacement. Cracked paving around infinity pool needs attention.
6,0 Good
Pros: Wonderful location overlooking the lake. Good architecture that looks older than it is.
Cons: Completely overpriced- a spot of mass tourism- dinner with good food but extremely crowded like on a nile cruise. The rooms are actually run down
10,0 Excellent
Pros: I like that location
Cons: Nothing
7,5 Good
Pros: If interested in architecture Bawa building definitely a must stop. Close to sirigya park (half an hour) Massage was great although pricey
Cons: It’s a large complex and the food/dinner therefore is buffet style and very loud and impersonal a bit. It’s all about run down
6,0 Good
Pros: The Spa
Cons: Checking in to the hotel was an absolute nightmare. I sent several email informing the hotel that my friend will be joining and we need a double room, the hotel did not respond to my several requests throughout the previous two months. It is unacceptable that you ignore your guests requests and then request additional charges upon arrival, although booking.com has confirmed that there will be no charges. Please also note that the room is very small and placing two beds next to each other is not considered as double bedroom, which actually you did not provide as i had to switch with another room with my friend per your request. The hotel staff kept annoying us and requesting for additional charges, even after sending an email with the communications and approval from booking.com per their request. I am extremely disappointed with this, as i was looking forward to stay at this beautiful hotel.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were super friendly and professional throughout our stay . The hotel grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and close enough to the main attractions via Tuk Tuk. The buffet breakfast and dinner offered at the hotel are worth every penny and would recommend this stay without any doubt !
8,0 Excellent
Pros: The surroundings and views and the minimal and spacious interior design were very relaxing.
Cons: There needs to be better quality control and inspection of the rooms. My bathroom had a massive stain on the tiled wall which had not been cleaned. There also needs to be more power points as charging devices was difficult.
7,5 Good
Cons: Wife received dangerous suction injury in jacuzzi bath
Pelwehera Village Resort - Dambulla - Outdoor view
3
8,1 Excellent (305 reviews)
R1 223+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pelwehera Village Resort, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
5,0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Price
6,3 Good
Cons: Stayed just for a night , friendly staff
8,3 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious and very clean, a lot of facilities and a big and clean swimming pool to relax after a busy day of sightseeing around.
Cons: The hotel was very empty during our stay and we found that staff was trying way too hard to please us, sometimes it felt really awkward to have someone checking every five minutes if everything is ok or asking the same another colleague had just asked. The hotel is quite far form the center so you will need to take a tuktuk.
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: Room was clean.
Cons: Common balcony, no beautiful view. At least unable to see outside ( garden view) through the window as it opens towards the common balcony. No shampoo & conditioner were available. No extra pillows just 2 pillows & they were not even comfortable. Switch board has fixed to mid of the bed frame. Had to wait long time to receive an iron. Seems like they have only one iron as they were so hurried to get it back soon. Reception staff not even courteous.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly. Nice buffet breakfast and dinner. Good air conditioning. nice large pool.
Cons: Too close to the busy highway.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Nice pool Big rooms
Cons: Poor wifi Smoke smail during the day Lots of bugs entering the room