Heritance Kandalama


A hotel that doesn’t 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


The 152 rooms at Heritance Kandalama showcase the architectural genius of Geoffrey Bawa Split between two wings, all rooms overlook the Kandalama tank and forest. Those in the Dambulla wing also have views of the enormous Buddha on Dambulla Rock, while rooms in the Sigiriya wing look out over the famous rock fortress. Every room is set at a different angle from its neighbours, so the view from each is unique. Entering your room is like entering your own private world – a five-star cocoon at the centre of the 230-acre Kandalama estate. Polished wood floors and sophisticated colour palettes of black, grey and red are complemented by local fabrics and hangings.The glass-fronted bathrooms make you feel part of the natural landscape outside: you can take a refreshing shower or relax in the Jacuzzi without fear of being overlooked (except maybe by the monkeys who casually clamber up the creepers on your balcony!). Each bathroom is tastefully supplied with custom-made Kandalama toiletries. The rooms are fully equipped with energy-efficient air conditioning, TVs with satellite and local channels, a comprehensive minibar and a digital safe. The free bottles of Hethersett Water come from the mountain spring of our sister hotel, Heritance Tea Factory, and we also provide coffee- and tea-making equipment, to help you make the most of your stay at one of the finest Sri Lanka resorts. All rooms are accessible to wheelchairs, and we offer driver quarters if you have your own driver. We also provide free Wi-Fi in every room, as well as laundry service (no dry cleaning), porter service and 24-hour room service. Free cots are available for babies; we can also provide an extra bed for a child on request. Driver’s accommodation inclusive of all three meals will be provided free of charge. Check-in is at 2:00 pm and check-out time is 12 noon.

  • Superior Rooms - Our Superior Rooms in the Dambulla wing have private balconies with a view of the lake and the Dambulla Rock. The shower cubicles are equipped with giant rain shower heads to provide a refreshing, invigorating experience.
  • Panoramic Room - Our Panoramic Rooms in the Dambulla wing have private balconies with a view of the lake and the Dambulla Rock
  • Luxury Room - Luxury Rooms are located in the Sigiriya wing, with views of the famous rock fortress. They are larger than Superior Rooms, and the bathroom contains a separate bathtub as well as a shower cubicle.
  • Luxury Panoramic - Luxury Panoramic Rooms have the largest balconies out of all our hotel rooms - with the best views of the Kandalama tank
  • Deluxe Room - Unwind in luxury in one of our Deluxe Rooms, fitted with a private Jacuzzi with overhead rainshower. We also provide bathrobes and slippers. Some of the rooms have a double aspect over the lake and the mountains.
  • Suite - With a separate sitting area, two private balconies, and a DVD player, our Suites provide you with more space to spread out and relax. They are ideal for families, as we can provide an extra bed in the sitting area. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi and separate rainshower cubicle, as well as bathrobes and slippers.
  • Luxury Suite - Drink in the awe-inspiring views of Dambulla Rock, the golden Buddha statue and Kandalama lake from one of your two private balconies in your Luxury Suite.
  • Royal Suite - The Royal Suite is more like having your own spacious apartment – it’s two comfortable suites sharing a living room. And with 24-hour butler service, you only have to ring if you need anything.


Whether you want to relax with a book by the infinity pool, work up a sweat in the gym or wind down with a relaxing massage in the spa, we have a comprehensive range of facilities to keep you occupied.

As one of the finest resorts in Sri Lanka, we can also host conferences in our Kasyapa Room.Purge the pressures of the workplace at Heritance Hotels’ inspiring new Heritance Kandalama Conference Centre, a one-of-a-kind, purpose-built venue that seats up to 350.

Whether you seek configurable meeting spaces or state-of-the-art conferencing technologies, the Heritance Kandalama Conference Centre boasts of extensive meeting facilities, delicious cuisine, and expert hospitality and service staff who understand that flexibility and adaptability is essential to successfully seeing through your meeting. With a breathtaking panorama of the Kandalama lake, it is the ideal setting for strategic planning, leadership training and team-building get-togethers as hard-working corporate or nonprofit teams come together to discover new synergies and create lasting memories.

The venue includes a 3,640 square foot conference hall and four breakout rooms that provide everything from exceptional comfort, beauty, and acoustics, to state-of-the-art technology with wireless internet, lighting, projection, and sound systems. And what better way to end a day of focused and productive planning and training than to trek through the jungle and scale Elephant Rock, go on wild elephant safari at Minneriya National Park, or, if you prefer our equally great indoors, step onto the 2,127 square foot cocktail deck that offers an unobstructed view of the Ritigala mountain range and the glamorous light of Kandalama’s famous sunsets to add tropical color to your cocktail.

Heritance Kandalama is one of Asia’s and Sri Lanka’s most awarded resorts. It is the first hotel in the world to receive LEED certification and is committed to sustainable building and green space with 30,363 square feet of LEED-certified space. To date, the 152 room resort has won Sri Lanka Tourism’s “Best 5 Star Resort” for three consecutive years and was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame.

From US$ 516

2 Nights for 2 people at Heritance Kandalama on BB Basis