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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Serene & peaceful setting overlooking the lake. Canopy of well labelled trees...pleasure to walk under. Good facilities for children. Sprawling green lawn. Excellent views especially from the restaurant. Delicious & varied quisine. Well laid out separate lodges. Loved climbing that tree house on the lake shore. Variety of bird species.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 4 nights before moving on to the Maldives. We had a busy time sightseeing around the area but the hotel was just right to return to and relax in lovely tranquil surroundings. The lodge we had was detatched, spacious and in a great setting.. If I was to have any issues, the evening entertainment could have been better...

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at this hotel after along drive from Negombo and were not disappointed. The rooms are lovely, clean and spacious. The pool is a good size with a swim up bar. There is a buffet style restaurant with an extensive choice for different tastes. The grounds are beautiful and a walk to the edge of the lake is a...

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Dear DebWestfield, Ayubowan from Amaya Resorts and Spas! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Amaya Lake on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us and greatly appreciate your kind words. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to Amaya Resorts and Spas....

South West England
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a Mercury Holidays Tour. Our room was a bungalow at the far end of the complex. Lovely room with a corner bath and a separate lounge area. The hotel had a nice pool area with quality sun beds. The bar was very pleasant with draft Lion Lager (cheaper that a cup of coffee)....

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Dear pomsontour, Ayubowan from Amaya Resorts and Spas! Thank you for this wonderful review of Amaya Lake on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed a pleasant stay with us and that all aspects of your stay with us were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to Amaya Resorts and...

Buddina, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us stayed 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed out stay. The pool was wonderful after a big day out. The dinner interesting. The cocktail maker could use some training. Our waitress madushani was lovely and very helpful moving our group to a better table She made our visit very special.

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Dear Lesleyellen, Ayubowan from Amaya Resorts and Spas! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Amaya Lake on Tripadvisor. We are glad to learn that most aspects of your stay with us were to your satisfaction. Your comments are duly noted and appreciated as they are very valuable to us in our continuous efforts to serve...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is situated on the Kandalama lake. Beautiful views, extremely friendly and helpfull staff, very good breakfast and dinner with a variety of international and local food, clean and spacious rooms, promotion of local culture with various events! Would definitely go back again!

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Dear 8AML, Ayubowan from Amaya Resorts and Spas! Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review of Amaya Lake on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage and kind review. We look forward to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is idyllic. The weather lovely and the rooms so spacious. Beautiful bathroom toiletries. Quiet Air con with controls to suit your needs. The food is lovely and the service great. We only had 2 nights here as part of a touring holiday, wish we could have stayed longer.

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Dear Joy57, Ayubowan from Amaya Resorts and Spas! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Amaya Lake on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Warminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was the second we stayed in during our tour of SL. It is well out in the country in a lovely setting overlooking a large lake with views to distant hills and some jungle round about. All rooms are chalet type spread over a large acreage. We had a 'superior' room (there are smaller less exotic rooms but...

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Dear Andrew M, Ayubowan from Amaya Resorts and Spas! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Amaya Lake on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed a comfortable and pleasant stay with us and that all aspects of your stay were to your satisfaction. Thank you for your valued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So....we are still at this hotel 2days in and this is my 1st impressions: 1) staff - some very friendly and some very awkward and some very rude...mixed bag 2) Hotel aesthetics - very good clean and organised. Breathtaking views, stunning lake and grounds 3) Food - HOPELESS!!!!!!!!! poor choice for bfast for us vegetarians. I thought Sri Lanka wouldn't...

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Dear Amit L, Ayubowan from Amaya Resorts and Spas! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Amaya Lake on Tripadvisor. We regret to learn that some aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations for which we extend our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Your comments are duly noted and very valuable to us...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was chosen for us by the travel agency and we were very happy to stay there for 3 nights. Very charming individual cottages. The pool is very nice and open till 9-9h30 pm so after having full day program visit in dambulla and around we'd come back and enjoy an evening swim. Food is very good we tried...

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Dear daz_paris, Ayubowan from Amaya Resorts and Spas! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Amaya Lake on Tripadvisor.We are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and that your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for your valued patronage and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Amaya...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the shores of enchanting Kandalama Lake, discover a lifestyle defined by tradition and natural splendour. Nestled amid 40 acres of lush forest, Amaya Lake preserves the aura of local historical treasures, creating a feeling of old-world Sri Lankan charm matched with modern luxury. Located in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, the resort is the ideal base for exploring nearby wonders such as the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the Dambulla cave temples. ... more   less 

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Address: PO Box 12 Kandalama Dambulla | Cultural Triangle, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: $119 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amaya Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Amaya Lake Dambulla
Amaya Lake Hotel Dambulla
Amaya Lake Sri Lanka/Dambulla
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Family Hotel in Dambulla
#4 Spa Hotel in Dambulla
#4 Luxury Hotel in Dambulla
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“We had a lake view room but really you can't see it but it's fine. It's not on a level so expect to walk up slight inclines”
 of 5 bubbles DebWestfield, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“If you don't want long walks ask for a villa close to reception”
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