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Kalundewa Retreat

Kalundewa Road Dambulu Oya, Dambulla 2206 Sri Lanka
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#4 of 54 hotels in Dambulla
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It’s a mere 4 hour drive from Colombo, hidden away within the beautiful village of Kalundewa in the historic town of Dambulla. As you drive in through the narrow footpath unwinding at its entrance, the reception area greets you with its strikingly open structure made possible with a blend of wood, steel and glass. Facing the reception is the lake and the wooden platform reaching out into the calm waters surrounded by Kumbuk trees, sit in the lounge and take in the picturesque lake nestling cozily amongst a ring of mountains listening to the soft musical bird-songs.
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Imad Asmone wrote a review Mar 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka17 contributions
Just the perfect getaway. From the chalets to food to service, everything was on point. No hesitation in recommending the place and to visit back again. Make sure to take the ago tour. You may kayak, cycle or take a stroll in the vast property.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rajith wrote a review Mar 2021
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Kalundewa Retreat is absolutely a wonderful place. Peace and tranquility Kalundewa offers is simply amazing. We (me and my wife) stayed for two nights and one night we spent in chalet "Karanda" and the other in chalet "Kumbuk". Both are really nice but "Kumbuk" was better than "Karanda" as the view is even better and relaxing. Most of the chalets offers complete privacy. Food was top notch. We personally thanked the chef few times as it was really that good. Tastes are very delicate and you feel the effort they put to make their food special. The General Manager was so friendly and he personally accompanied us for a very insightful nature walk. We learnt a lot of new things about nature and wild life as he happened to be a wild life expert. There are so many things to do and enjoy. Wild life, sceneries, bike rides, boat rides, etc... All in all, this was one of the best experiences in our lives. Very very highly recommended. Thank you very much for the staff of Kalundewa Retreat for making our stay so special and memorable.
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Date of stay: March 2021
shalini147 wrote a review Feb 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka46 contributions11 helpful votes
Absolutely beautiful resort. The view of the paddy fields and large rock is amazing. The accommodation is great, specially recommend trying the floating villa. Food was great and friendly and helpful staff. Large area to walk around with a complimentary boat ride (recommended) and kayaking. Lot of birds to see.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Roshani W wrote a review Feb 2021
Sri Lanka50 contributions1 helpful vote
We dreamt of spending one night here when I was heard about this place from the one of my friend, after that I was Cure to visit there.Its amazing to explore this wonderful resort amid the Kalundewa mountains and the hotel surrounded by the lush paddy fields and two beautiful lakes that were called upper and lower lakes.This place was full of nature lovers attraction destination.There are two fishing cats conservation sites and are full of peacocks, strokers, land and water monitors, various species of butterflies and some endemic flora and fauna. We stayed at the luxurious romantic floating villa calling “Nil Manel”.That is our 1st experience and it was amazing experience.From the completely eco friendly and sustainable nature of its operations to the pure tranquility of it location, this was an accommodation experience that you may not Find any where else. When I am talking about the meals,the meals served as a set menu.Which we love than buffet and they have a wide variety of foods.The foods was delicious and the quality and the taste really did blow our mind off. The staff were very friendly and the service was great.They made us feel so at home.We were even given a free tour around the hotel, boat ride, birds watching etc.. We will definitely make plans to visit here again.Thank you for your warm hospitality, your service was exceptional.We enjoyed our stay a lot.I would like to give our special thanks for Mr Ramindu and Mr Anuradha.I must say that everything was excellent and good value for money.I Highly recommended hotel all in all 👍👍 Roshani Weerasinghe
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
AlqaafHameem wrote a review Jan 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka17 contributions1 helpful vote
Kalundewa Retreat was a last minute addition to our honeymoon list, a replacement to one of the city hotels we had doubts in patronizing due to the pandemic measures, but soon turned out to be one of the most tranquil, serene places that we never knew existed in Sri Lanka. We set out to Kalundewa from Kandalama and reached their following an adventurous drive. (Tip - please do not over rely on Google maps as the road shown to us was way too dangerous, all the while there was a perfectly asphalted road leading towards Kandalama as we later found out). As if to prelude us on what was in store, we were greeted by a peacock at the entrance of the hotel. The staff were very hospitable and friendly, and greeted us with a papaya sorbet quenching our thirst and fatigue. A quick guide on the premises and the excursions and activities available. Kayaking in the upper lake, bird watching, cycling, hiking... there were way too many activities that couldn’t be covered in a day. We had booked the luxurious boat villa, alias ‘Nil Manel,’ which was beyond any expectations. The journey to the villa itself was adventurous and we were accompanied by the ever so reliable Dilshan. The villa had an in-built jacuzzi and was a great experience. The food was delicious, especially the Sri Lankan menu. The food was brought to the villa by boat and with it came the cleaning crew (although we were there only for a day). And when they left we realized there were few surprise gifts including some chocolates and decor. It was a lovely gesture by the hotel. The hotel, surrounded by the lush paddy fields (rented out to villagers of the own community) and two beautiful lakes that were called upper and lower lakes boasts of rich wild life. The hotel has two fishing cat conservation sites and are full of peacocks, storks, land and water monitors, various species of butterflies and some endemic flora and fauna. If you are lucky as we were, you could definitely spot an otter or even a grizzled giant squirrel (as pictured). The staff were very friendly and the service was great. We were even given a free tour around the hotel and the overall experience was great. We will be coming back soon. Pro tip - it is a vast plot of land, so book for two or more days to explore the location and nature. Pro tip again - during the season, Kalundewa hosts a plethora of migrant birds. At around 5.30pm, you could see thousands of storks (literally and I am not even joking) gathering on the tree branches (pictured). An amazingly picturesque moment, initially we thought they were flowers or the nature of trees, but to our amazements we realized it was a great phenomenon of nature.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kalundewa Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Kalundewa Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Popham's Arboretum (7.4 km), Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya (7.4 km), and Sath Paththini Devalaya (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kalundewa Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kalundewa Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kalundewa Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kalundewa Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kalundewa Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Palace Restaurant, Athula Restaurant, and Sandra Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kalundewa Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kalundewa Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kalundewa Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kalundewa Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Kalundewa Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya (7.4 km).
Does Kalundewa Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.