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Launceston, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

This hotel was a lovely haven away from the hustle and bustle of the local roads and tourist attractions. The pool was deep and refreshing and the porter service at the pool area was excellent. make sure you wear easy thongs or sandals to the pool as it might be a bit of a hike to your room. The rooms... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

We visited this hotel as part of a tailor made tour of Sri -Lanka. After the traffic and hectic schedule the peace and tranquility made it the perfect place to relax. Set in a wooded area overlooking a lake we could not fault the location , amenities or the friendliness of the staff. Our chalet was superb with every attention... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Went on a holiday with my family to Sir Lanka. This hotel was part of my self made itinerary and set up by my travel agent. This hotel is situated in an excellent location. Our kids enjoyed the chalet rooms, the pool was nice and clean. A good spread at breakfast. Staff were very helpful and kind. Overall lovely setup,... More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited after hearing many good things. And it was simply lovely. We took a deluxe room which had ample space and all comforts. The hotel itself is located near the kandalama lake and the view is really romantic specially if you find time to sit by the lake when it's not too sunny. The food is... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2015

Hotel situated in the edge of the lake and it gives a majestic view in with the mountains over the lake. Simply you can enjoy the birds all day sitting under trees. Food is average with lots of options. Pool is good but too much strict regulations. No wifi to rooms which is bit disappointing. You have to come a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

We stayed at this Hotel for two nights. Our room was clean and comfortable with a nice bathroom. The room was on two levels with a concrete sofa on the lower level with a very small TV with two remote controls which made navigating the channels difficult. Also we could not view the TV from the bedroom. We woke up... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Very nice resort a a beautiful area with nice bungalows in a garden area. There are two very big pools, nice and relaxing. The food is super, but for Sri Lanka overpriced. The quality and choice is super. There are many tourist groups which makes dining area always very loud and they make a mess of nice buffets. Be aware... More 

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Stockholm Sweden
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Large resort with fantastic grounds, nice pool. Very pleasant rooms in small cottages, quiet, interesting birdlife. Geared at tour groups, but OK for individual travellers as well. Own transport needed. Excellent and tasty, but rather expensive, buffé. Single dishes also possible though. Somewhat impersonal due to its size. Sometimes rather confused but always friendly staff. To our disappointment the promised... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

The first hotel in the beautiful Sri Lanka is this! calmness and exiting welcome is something that you remain long in the memory! Accommodation is pleasant, large and clean rooms, food also. What fascinated me is how much you want to please that you feel comfortable in their hotel, really great! Recommendation to all who wish to visit the beautiful... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

This is your typical very average big soulless Asia style resort and attracts large bus tour groups of old, retired persons from overseas. It's the retired and I never travelled outside home country group except on a cruise. Not exactly a hot spot. For dinner, there is only a buffet with less than stellar food. The place attracts a lot... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $108 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amaya Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Amaya Lake Dambulla
Amaya Lake Hotel Dambulla
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#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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“All Cottages are pretty much similar where location is concerned. We stayed in a delux room in the middle of the premises.”
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 of 5 bubbles padmas2013, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Dont keep your shoes outside the room/suite, dogs may take those away”
 of 5 bubbles denuwanw, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It depends on how far you wish to walk - the grounds are expansive so your room could be quite far from the facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles LovinLife8888, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closest to the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles simonc462, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The paradise hotel with a huge garden area. Will recommend to all my friends:)”
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 of 5 bubbles ilmira2003, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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