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Amaya Lake

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Kiribathgoda, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a place if you wanna go to a mid range challet. Rooms are not very spacious but very clean and modern toilets. Calm and quite enviornment with a nice view of lake. Large garden along with the nice pool. Food was exceptional and good service too.

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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

A beautiful place, quiet, peaceful, right on the lake. Excellent rooms. Outstanding food & buffet restaurant. Great service. Lovely pool. Helpful staff. Plenty to do in the surrounding areas. Highly recommended.

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Israel
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

No wifi in rooms!!!! So everyone need to go to the reception for the Internet. Charging 25$ dollars per person for dinner buffe which is a lot for Sri Lanka hotel. Also they charge 5$ for playing half an hour of billiard which is just annoying! The rooms are far from the actual hotel (pool, reception, bar & restaurant). Beside...

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Bath
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We arrived at this hotel - after a bumpy drive up a 3 mile track ! Our first impression was good with views of the pool and beautiful scenery. We were driven by golf buggy about half a mile to what seemed like the edge of the resort and given keys to 2 of the worst rooms we had stayed...

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Don't go there. Bugs everywhere. In your food, they fall from the ceiling on your head. If you go to the a la carte restaurant you will see two guys swiping the floor literally 24/7/60/60 but it's pointless. We had ants in the shower, bath and generally the bathroom. We had a mouse in our room and also around twenty...

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 25 August 2015

this hotel is nice. location deep inside away from all other hotels and dambulla traffic. you will find lot of ants and insects in your room besides lizards ?!?!? unfortunately my wife and child got sick and villa provided way deep inside from the entrance. to find your way back to restaurant is very painful - called many times the...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Couple of Months back I visited the hotel with Family members . We were treated very Nicely by the hotel staff . Hotel , Rooms , Restaurant were really clean and food was Delicious . Staff was always with friendly smile .

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Amaya R, Public Relations Manager at Amaya Lake, responded to this review

Dear Tharaka W, Ayubowan! Greetings from Amaya Resorts & Spas! Thank you for your 5 star review following your stay at Amaya Lake. We are delighted to note that you had a great stay and appreciate your comments on the Villas, food, service and kind sentiments expressed on our staff. We appreciate your encouraging review and trust you will stay...

Alexandroupoli, Greece
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great hotel situated 10 Km outside of Dambulla in private park filled with bungalow style rooms. Very large ensuite type rooms with sitting area and sleeping area, bathroom with separate bath and shower. The food was delicious and good choice of asian and european dishes. Some remarks dinner closes early at 09.30 so Hurry prices of wines are very very...

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Amaya R, Public Relations Manager at Amaya Lake, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Ayubowan! Greetings from Amaya Resorts & Spas! Thank you for your feedback and comments following your recent stay at Amaya Lake. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the food cuisines and spacious villas. We do regret that certain aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations. Your valuable comments will help us serve you and...

Reviewed 20 August 2015

This place is absolutely amazing. The staff bring you welcome drinks and we were quickly shown to our room. The room is a little bungalow surrounded by trees and inside we had a sitting area, bedroom and a huge bathroom. it's so close to the lake where i get a very good photo. so ho like to take photo for...

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Amaya R, Public Relations Manager at Amaya Lake, responded to this review

Dear Ossama, Ayubowan! Greetings from Amaya Resorts & Spas! Thank you for your five star review following your stay at Amaya Lake. We are delighted to note that you had an amazing stay having enjoyed the facilities on offer. We look forward to have you with us once again to indulge you with Amaya hospitality!

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The hotel failed to deliver the b’day which I had ordered during reservation. It was my wife’s b’day & I had requested a cake as to surprise her but to my utter disappointment the hotel had totally forgotten the request. Upon checking out, when I inquired from the reception as to why this had happened the Duty Manager quoted that...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
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  • Tennis Court
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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: $70 - $360 (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
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#3 Spa Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Family Hotel in Dambulla
#4 Luxury Hotel in Dambulla
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“All of the rooms looked wonderful, however some were quite far away from the reception, bar and restaurant.”
pennybaker42, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a cottage near reception, dining room and pool to save on the walking”
Englishguy49, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The chalets are spread out so be ready to walk - my chalet meant I did a 1.7 km walk every day.”
RHM63, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Accomodation is bungaloes in the grounds Good to be closer to the resturant if there is a heavy thunderstorm hotel will lend you a brolly!”
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688daver, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms close to the lake gives minimal noise from the trafic.”
torbj_rnh415, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
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