Heritance Kandalama Hotel - The Jungle Hotel Of Sri LankaHeritance  

‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion is a hundred feet tall and carved out of a mountain’

We’ve all heard of infinity pools, but the one at the Kandalama Hotel blends seamlessly into Kandalama Lake. There, you can swim in the setting sun.

The floor of the ‘Black Water Pool’ is the black bedrock the hotel itself is built. The roof is a garden, and the monkey-clambered support beams resemble trees from the surrounding 200 acres (81 hectares) of conservation forest (excursions into the tree-filled density are available).

Type: Jungle   Luxury   Nature   Remote

Heritance Kandalama Hotel at the Kandalama Wewa Lake

The hotel is built on stilts, so water and animals can travel underneath it unhampered.

Heritance Kandalama Hotel at the Kandalama Wewa Lake

There is no paved road to the door as the hotel blends into its environment. You will hardly notice the building at all.

Heritance Kandalama, eco hotel of Sri Lanka

A remarkable achievement by the visionary architect Geoffrey Bowa, the interiors have been left simple yet elegant, so your attention is drawn to the views of Sigiriya, the 8th wonder of the world.

Nature in Kandalama

Sigiriya is a palace carved out of a giant rock formation. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times, but it is most famous for its massive sphinx-like carvings, ancient frescos, and complex water features.

Heritance Kandalama Hotel

Speaking of water features, the Heritance Kandalama is so eco-friendly it even treats its own wastewater before using it to irrigate its own extensive gardens.

Heritance Kandalama Hotel at night
Heritance Kandalama Hotel terrace

Kandalama Restaurants

Kandalama has two restaurants, one bar, and a café to ease your thirst and hunger.

Kanchana Restaurant on the sixth floor offers various Sri Lankan and International classic dishes all day long with a spectacular view of the Kandalama Reservoir.

Heritance Kandalama Hotel restaurant

The six-story hotel was built on rugged land, and one of the most demanding tasks was to respect and protect nature. So, when you see a rock formation inside the hotel, you know they did a great job.

Heritance Kandalama Hotel corridor with rocks
Cave dining in Kandalama

The 152 rooms in the Heritance Kandalama Hotel have panoramic views of the lush greenery and the reservoir.

Heritance Kandalama Hotel living room

The level of luxury and the size of the rooms range from the 200 square feet (19 square meters) Superior Room to the 1,291 square feet (120 square meters) Royal Suite.

Heritance Kandalama Hotel room with view on the nature
Heritance Kandalama Hotel room with private terrace
Heritance Kandalama Hotel room with lake view

Each room has a panoramic bathroom overlooking Sigiriya's beautiful land, but the posher rooms even have a window-front bathtub.

Heritance Kandalama Hotel bathroom with nature view
Heritance Kandalama Hotel room at night
Beautiful girl in the jacuzzi
Woman staring at the nature of Sri Lanka
Heritance Kandalama Hotel swimming pool
Swimming pool
Swimming pool with view on Kandalama Wewa Lake
Sri Lanka safari
Kandalama Wewa Lake elephant ride
Heritance Kandalama Hotel and elephants in the Kandalama Wewa
11, Dambulla, Dambulla 21106, Sri Lanka