Settle in among the lush surrounds of Heritance Kandalama for a calming break in the heart of Sri Lanka. This inland paradise is encircled by a bountiful jungle and enjoy incredible views over the shimmering waters of Kandalama Lake.

Relax in the timber-tinged interiors of your eco-friendly abode, drifting out to the onsite Coco Spa whenever you’re craving a bit of extra indulgence. Send your heart rate soaring with a mountain bike excursion or slip into the cooling depths of one of three swimming pools before feasting on local flavours in one of the onsite restaurants.

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Room Types

Each room and suite at Heritance Kandalama provides incredible views over either the lush jungle or the glittering lake. Luxuriate with inclusions such as fragrant bath products and plush robes, taking time to enjoy the earthy interiors of your elegant abode as you sip something refreshing from the mini bar.
  • Deluxe Room

    Awake in your light-flooded abode and drift out to the furnished balcony to enjoy a cup of morning coffee. Venture out to explore the lush surrounds, returning at sunset to freshen up in your ensuite with a soak in your bathtub. Enjoy incredible views from the bubbly depths as you sip your wine from the in-room mini bar.
  • Luxury Room

    Rise early to refresh with a steaming hot shower and enjoy incredible jungle views as you cleanse with complimentary bath products. Drift out into the day for time by one of the hotel’s pools, returning as the light fades to enjoy sundowner drinks from your in-room mini bar. Take to the tranquility of your private balcony as night falls.
  • Luxury Suite

    This room choice features an exquisite four-poster bed from which views over the glittering Kandalama Lake are easily enjoyed. Drift across sleek hardwood floors to your separate sitting area and enjoy a room service brunch in air conditioned comfort. Enjoy a sumptuous soak in the bubbling depths of your generous bathtub.
  • Panoramic Room

    Enjoy incredible views over the shimmering lake and verdant Dambulla rock, spending tranquil days on your private furnished balcony enjoying a range of refreshments from the handy in-room mini bar. As the day wanes, migrate to your elegant ensuite and watch the sunset as you freshen up in your shower with a view.
  • Royal Suite

    This decadent abode provides a private entrance, an opulent four-poster bed, and exquisite complimentary toiletries. Enjoy time in your sleek ensuite with a deep bathtub that is perfectly placed to enjoy incredible views over Kandalama Lake. After a sun-soaked day reclining by one of the hotel’s pools, drift back to your tranquil suite for an aperitif from the mini bar.
  • Suite

    Awake in the comfort of your king-size bed and use your in-room kettle to prepare morning tea. Drift out to your peaceful furnished balcony and welcome in the day as you gaze out over shimmering Kandalama Lake. Later on, use complimentary bath products to cleanse and refresh, slipping into the provided robes to recline in your sitting area.
  • Superior Room

    Nestled among verdant jungle, this exquisite room choice boasts timber-tinged interiors, a sleek ensuite with complimentary bath products, and an elegant sitting area to recline and enjoy a sip of something special from the mini bar. As day melds into evening, drift out to the tranquility of your private furnished balcony.


Encircled by lush jungle and overlooking the stunning Kandalama Lake, Heritance Kandalama is an exquisite Sri Lankan retreat. Set down your bags in one of the timber-tinged rooms or suites and enjoy a tranquil break at this eco-friendly hotel.

Rise early to catch the morning sunlight glinting on the vast lake as you enjoy a pot of fresh coffee on your peaceful and private balcony. Head down to one of the hotel’s three swimming pools and dive in for a dip, then immerse yourself in one of the available local experiences such as a trip to Dambulla Cave Temple to see the mind-blowing giant golden Buddha.

On your return to the hotel, seek out the onsite spa and indulge with a soothing Ayurvedic massage. Take time to refresh with a fruit-laden cocktail in sleek Kanchana Bar, then settle into the resort’s quaint library to unwind with one of the reference books on Sri Lankan culture.

As evening approaches, take a table at Kanchana Restaurant for a taste of local cuisine. Afterwards, meander through the hotel’s lush grounds and drift back to your peaceful abode for a nightcap from the in-room bar.


Whether you’re keen to sample some of the flavoursome local cuisine or searching for a bounty of international favourites, the eateries at Heritance Kandalama are sure to please. In addition to feasting on gourmet dishes, take time to enjoy a range of local and international beverages in the inviting bars and onsite cafe.
  • Kanchana Restaurant

    As the hotel’s main eatery, Kanchana Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s 6th floor location allows you to enjoy panoramic views as you dine on a delightful blend of Sri Lankan and international fare. In the evening, you’ll feast to the sound of the melodic flute as you gaze out over a starlit landscape.
  • Kaludiya Restaurant

    Elegant wood-tinged interiors set the scene for refined dining in Kaludiya Restaurant. Specialising in fusion cuisine, you’ll feast on flavours from around the world. Pair Iranian mutton kofta on roasted aubergine with a rich glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from the stellar wine list.
  • Kanchana Lounge

    Kanchana Lounge is a calming space in which to unwind with a beverage or two. Gaze out over the glittering lake as you sip an ice-cold beer and enjoy live music in the evenings.
  • Kanchana Bar

    Open between the hours of 10am and midnight, Kanchana Bar is an inviting space in which to enjoy a range of local and international drinks. Recline on sleek mahogany furniture and enjoy a signature cocktail as afternoon blends into evening.
  • Cafe Kanchana

    Located by the hotel’s infinity pool and enjoying incredible lake views, Cafe Kanchana is your go-to place for drinks and snacks throughout the day. Call in between 7am and midnight to satiate your appetite and quench your thirst.
  • Exclusive Dining Options

    For an unforgettable meal, why not try one of the Exclusive Dining Options on offer at Heritance Kandalama? Select from a range of incredible gastronomic experiences including a high tea of delicate sandwiches and buttery treats, a private candlelit dinner inside an atmospheric cave, and a rice paddy picnic packed with delicious local flavours.


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