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Sigiriya Premier 5* Hotel

Kandalama Luxury Hotel Sigiriya

KANDALAMA is one of the premier 5 Star hotels in Sri Lanka. 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.

As you step into this architectural masterpiece by Geoffrey Bawa, you are greeted by a world of minimalist white pillars and cool curving corridors, enormous boulders intrude and birdsong hangs in the air. Heritance Kandalama is shaped like the outspread wings of a bird, following the line of the cliff from which it seems to emerge. The hotel is a staggering 1km from end to end, and rises up seven floors, yet appears to be a perfectly natural extension of the mountainside. The flat roof and timber pillars support a screen of vegetation that attracts local wildlife.

The abundance of real-life animals around the hotel is complemented by wonderful large-scale sculptures within it. A metal owl is suspended outside the main restaurant; wooden elephants inhabit the lounge; a stone cobra uncoils along the terrace overlooking the infinity pool.

The hotel sits at the heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, close to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the perfect gateway find out more about the local wildlife and community as well as some of Sri Lanka’s amazing heritage.

Drawn from ancient Asian traditions, the highly skilled in-house Spa therapists use indigenous herbs as well as tropical fruits and exotic oils combined with steam, sauna, massage, scrubs, baths and wraps.

Heritance Kandalama has won more than 70 awards & certificates for its architecture, food and service.


The buffets in the Kanchana Restaurant will give you the opportunity to try a wide range of Sri Lankan food, as well as the best of international cuisine. With dozens of choices and regular theme nights, you need never eat the same dish twice!
For fine dining in a sophisticated ambiance, this luxury hotel also offer a global à la carte dinner menu in the Kaludiya Fusion Room.
And for special occasions, you must try the Heritance cuisine – an elegant Sri Lankan menu featuring the best local ingredients. Or dine in unusual locations, from a cave or a barge to the hotel owned vegetable garden or kitchen.
If you’re after something lighter, the Kachan Café and Kachan Bar offer a range of snacks, as well as local and international beers, wine and spirits.



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.

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!).


SUPERIOR max. 2 Adults*  King or Twin
Description: Digital safe, Fully stocked minibar, Telephone with international direct dialling, Free Wi-Fi Shower cubicle, Air conditioning and fan, Tea and coffee-making facilities, 24-hour room service, Piped music, 21-inch TV with satellite and local channels, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Laundry service, Private balcony, Breakfast 
$ 105*
*the rate shown is per person sharing a double room. If you you prefer another room category or need a quote for single occupancy /  extra bed or complimentary baby cot please mention it on the reservation / enquiry form. Please note that the above rates are only valid if booked in combination with one of our Sri Lanka Tours or Holiday Packages. If you require a 'accommodation only' quote, please contact us.

NORMAL SEASON 01.May - 15.July & 01.September - 31.October

HIGH SEASON 01.March - 30.April

PEAK SEASON 16.July - 31.August

Please be adviced that most hotels charge a compulsory supplement for Christmas Eve / New Year and on important local holidays. If your travel falls within one of these periods, we will inform you  accordingly.



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Tags: Sri Lanka Five Star Hotels

Sri Lanka 5* Hotels Reviews

Overall Satisfaction: 90% - 7 votes
Quality of Accommodation: 86% - 7 votes
Quality of Service: 96% - 5 votes


Total Score

Well liked by the locals who have every reason to be proud of the hotel's design and seamless interplay with its natural surroundings. The facilities are excellent, particularly the three pools and all are in good nick. The food was exquisite and served by enthusiastic and friendly staff. Try the buffet options for breakfast and supper. The views over the lake and lands stretching out before the hotel with the Lion Rock in the distance are priceless. Rooms are comfortable. I'll make sure to use the bath next time. Lin Hue - HK

Sigiriya Premier 5* Hotel

Book rating: 90 out of 100 with 19 ratings

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