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Hotel Amaya Lake(4 stars)

Kandalama, Dambulla, Sri Lanka View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    5.5
  • Room
    5.3
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    3.8
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.8

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    10
  • very good
    2
  • acceptable
    2
  • poor
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Arthur
Gorgeous hotel right on the lake
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • March 2014
We booked this hotel for 3 nights in a trip rahemen. All tip top - from the check-in check-out Very friendly and efficient staff. Always helpful. Great room, we had a doppelhausbungalow, the garden was. The room was very modern and tastefully decorated. The food was very delicious, most of all, there was not only international cuisine, but with a kitchen and very good curry extrabüfett singalesischer. Here, too, the staff was friendly and fast. The location of the hotel is wonderful. As the name already says it, not far from the lake. A walk was definitely worth it. read hotel review
  • Location
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
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Great round trip hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • March 2014
In the course of a round trip 2 nights in this wait for absolute great hotel. After a busy day at the pool it very enjoyed a little relax, dinner and breakfast very good. After dinner in the bar and the day was perfect for a nightcap great read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
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Judith
Nice location with many drawbacks.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • January 2014
For a short stay the hotel is ok. We stayed three nights there, that was enough. The grounds are very nice and the nearby lake also. The beach chairs and towels at the pool were already very worn out and also the bungalows may use a renovation. In the room, there was no storage space. Drawers were not available, and in the wardrobe there is no possibility to hang up something, since in the mid-a board is appropriate. It is not much against insects in the room done. I have some spinnenbisse closed, even after my return still medically to ... be dealt with. Also the room was cleaned only superficially. In the dining room, it was always very full and loud, because the tour groups all at the same time food. The offer of the food is the same every day. The quality is not very high and the staff poorly trained. The hotel was by the travel agent, we personally would not choose it. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Location
    2.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    2.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
  • Service
    3.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
  • Room
    3.3
    Size of the room
    3.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
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Sabine
A roundtrip on the lake with beautiful garden
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • January 2013
The hotel has 90 bungalows. When arriving with drums welcome. The body of the hotel is in the front desk, including the bar and under the restaurant divided. These stufenaufbau we found very nice. The restaurant is open to the lake, very close to nature overlooking birds, squirrels and lizards. Everything seemed very clean and neat. We had booked half board. Guest structure was international, because it as rundreisenhotel used. The bungalows are in the huge yard, the way in the central area can a few minutes. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The food in the mornings and evenings there was as a buffet arranged. This was beautifully decorated, very tasty and varied. Especially in the evening, we have the food really enjoyed. One point of criticism there is only, that we 2 times from the nice open restaurant were being relocated and dark conference room, had to eat, because in the restaurant a wedding party. The curtains were extra closed, so that you not to open restaurant down could watch. The dining room we found not nice.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel has 90 bungalows. When arriving with drums welcome. The body of the hotel is in the front desk, including the bar and under the restaurant divided. These stufenaufbau we found very nice. The restaurant is open to the lake, very close to nature overlooking birds, squirrels and lizards. Everything seemed very clean and neat. We had booked half board. Guest structure was international, because it as rundreisenhotel used. The bungalows are in the huge yard, the way in the central area can a few minutes.

  • Location
    6.0

    Perfect location the sights of interest as sigiriya, dambulla, polonnaruwa and the n. p. minneriya to visit. On the way from the coast we have the elephant orphanage visited, on the way back the botanical garden in kandy. Who kandy closer to see wants, should definitely a night to take into account, because the distance not so far, but the roads narrow and much traffic from tuk tuk, buses and lorries, so took a 80 kilometer drive right time 2,5 hours we have the hotel with a car with driver booked, what a very good solution is to get a feel for the country.

  • Room
    4.0

    The rooms are huge with a seating area, nice bed and decent bathroom. Unfortunately it at our time to heavy rain and probably this the rooms very bad stinky, even in well-known in the other room. You could not enjoy, because you just not feel more comfortable. Also the paths to the restaurant are very far, although the garden very nice and well-kept and you always something to see.

  • Service
    6.0

    Service was very good, in the bar, in the restaurant, room cleaning, all nice and everything neat. Internet we were allowed in the office the front desk use, price was very cheap.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Pool with umbrellas and chairs available. After a busy rundreisetag very nice for relaxing. Ayurvedazentrum is also available, but we didn't use it.

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Rico
Great hotel, great location
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • December 2012
We were as a part of a round trip for two nights at amaya lake building. The spacious and very well maintained parklike setting resort is located on the man-made lake. The numerous rooms are in single bungalows and were for our taste very attractively furnished. Particularly to mention is the exceptionally affectionate flower arrangements on the bed. The guest structure: mixed, all nationalities, predominantly pairs. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Breakfast and dinner were as a buffet offered. Presentation and selection was very appealing – particularly the direct to prepare individual expenses really impressed us. For who wants it can also local dishes! By the way : in the evening there was a local fötenspieler -very romantic. Beware: open-air restaurant, don't forget your mosquito protection!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    We were as a part of a round trip for two nights at amaya lake building. The spacious and very well maintained parklike setting resort is located on the man-made lake. The numerous rooms are in single bungalows and were for our taste very attractively furnished. Particularly to mention is the exceptionally affectionate flower arrangements on the bed. The guest structure: mixed, all nationalities, predominantly pairs.

  • Location
    4.0

    The hotel lies at a large reservoir. Especially in the morning and evening you can the zaubervolle countryside. After dambulla, sigiriya, and polonnaruwa are only a couple of minutes per tuk tuk – the hotel is therefor ideal starting point for round trips. Direct around the hotel there is, however, only a few to explore.

  • Room
    6.0

    We had a generous and modernly furnished bungalow. Facilities and optics at 4-star level. The bathroom had bath tub and shower, was in our opinion but a bit too dark.

  • Service
    5.0

    The staff is anytime friendly and accommodating, the rooms were cleaned perfectly. English spoken.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The spacious resort has a nice pool. The view of the lake is a special highlight.

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Information about Hotel Amaya Lake

Hotel Information

Information from the hotel

Information from the hotel *

  • Location
    The hotel is located on the shores of Kandalama Lake in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. 160 km from Colombo, this is a 40-acre sanctuary that surrounds guests with nature.
  • Guests are welcomed in the lobby. Amenities include a safe and currency exchange facilities. Internet access and wireless internet access (no extra charge) are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant and a bar. Guests can buy holiday mementos from the souvenir shop. Shopping facilities are available. A garden is among the features contributing to a pleasant stay. Additional services include room service and a laundry.
  • All rooms feature air conditioning and a bathroom. Most accommodation units additionally feature a terrace. Among the amenities are a safe and a minibar. Tea and coffee making equipment is included as standard. Convenient features include internet access, a telephone, a TV and a radio. In each of the bathrooms, guests will find a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.
  • Various refreshing drinks are available from the poolside bar. Those wishing to enjoy sports whilst on holiday can have fun on-site with tennis and volleyball. For a fee, cycling/mountain biking is also available. The hotel offers numerous indoor sporting opportunities, with activities such as table tennis, badminton and yoga, as well as pool/billiards for a fee. A spa area with a spa is available.
  • The hotel offers a wide range of bookable meals and board options, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, half board and full board.
* Neither HolidayCheck nor the provider assumes liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please take note of the hotel description of the respective operator and bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ from the catalog description presented here. We are obliged to offer solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form. © 2013 Giata

Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    Wander along shaded pathways, cradled by soothing foliage and surrender to the pristine beauty of Amaya Lake. Nestled along the tranquil banks of the picturesque Kandalama Lake, this 44-acre sanctuary is set amidst a lush blanket of greenery, overlooking the misty mountains of The Sleeping Soldier. Beckoning your arrival to this charming four star hotel in Dambulla is the uplifting rhythm of catchy raban melodies and a sweet-scented floral garland. Surrounded by bountiful nature, our chalets are infused with an enchanting touch of traditional styles. Wake up to the soft chirping of birds as they soar right outside your window. Savour the distinguished flavours of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine or immerse yourself in the relaxing therapies of our exclusive Ayurvedic spa. Inspiring and refined – the ambiance at this elegant hotel in Sri Lanka is submerged in culture. Discover a paradise of natural wonders, where a warm welcome leads to invigorating journeys and bespeak cultural experiences beyond the hotel.
  • Location
    Directions Amaya Lake is located 146 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. To reach Dambulla from the airport, it is best to travel by car, which will take approximately four-and-a-half hours. Airport transfers can be arranged by the resort. If travelling by train, guests will need to get to the closest railway station, which is about 2 km away from the airport. Once you get to Dambulla, a three-wheeler can be taken to reach the resort, located around 41 km away from the train station. As you cross the bund of the Kandalama Tank, signage will point you in the direction of the resort. Whether you opt to travel by car or train, the route from the international airport to Dambulla will expose you to the stunning nature and scenic attractions of Sri Lanka. Transportation For those who prefer to explore nearby attractions of the resort, it is possible to book excursions at the reception. Travellers have the option to travel on a Safari Jeep or a Landmaster tractor, as an alternative. We also arrange a comprehensive chauffeur-driven service, enabling you to comfortably get around. In addition to land-based travelling, the resort has a convenient helipad and seaplane facility, offering you a selection of travelling options. For those who want to explore on their own, the bus station is located 11 km away from the resort.
  • Accommodation
    Each room is designed to resonate a home-away-from-home feeling, with soft, earthy tones to let your mind escape from the cares of the world. Accentuating the finer details from furniture to flooring are elegant wooden accents of Kumbuk timber, tastefully blending contemporary décor with Sri Lankan flair. Each room opens out to a terrace, with a traditional long seat moulded into the patio, ideal for relaxing, reading or enjoying the natural surroundings. Be mesmerized by sweeping views of the shimmering lake as you wander along our lush gardens, amid the quiet whispers of rustling trees. Shaded pathways lead you to your very own oasis, thoughtfully arranged through well-spaced trees. All resort accommodations feature spacious bathrooms with phones, full-length mirrors and digital safes. All rooms are also furnished with a writing table and chair and equipped with a plasma television inclusive of international and local channels. In-room amenities include a private mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a telephone. Amaya Superior – Suites also have the added luxury of a private Jacuzzi.
  • Leisure
    Souvenir Shop Pool Recreation Excursions Business Centre Bird Watching Entertainment Palm Reading Dining Spa
  • Other facilities and services
    Souvenir Shop Pool Recreation Excursions Business Centre Bird Watching Entertainment Palm Reading Dining Spa

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Playground
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Bathroom
  • Shower

Gastronomy

  • Hotel bar
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Packed lunches

A choice of sports

  • Tennis court
  • Hiking

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Special massages

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Airport transfer
  • Currency exchange
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Laundry service