Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kandalama Hotel - Dambulla

Welcome to a very special hotel. A hotel that doesn’t sit on the landscape but is part of it. Where monkeys climb your balcony pillars as if they were trees, swifts nest in the corners of corridors as if they were cliffs, granite crags erupt into the sinuous white walkways. Where you can float in the infinity pool while gazing across at the Sigiriya rock fortress, the eighth wonder of the world. Welcome to Heritance Kandalama.

The 162-room Kandalama Hotel in the cultural triangle has etched a great name in the hospitality
industry, especially in pioneering the concept of eco friendly tourism.

Sri Lanka possesses the most intact biodiversity on the Asian continent. The hotel is located at the
crossroads of different ecological zones harbouring a spectrum of wildlife in the heart of the Cultural
Triangle. It is common place to watch herds of elephants migrating across the plains towards the
seasonal “tanks” (lakes).

The Kandalama hotel was the first environmental hotel project in Sri Lanka when it was conceived with
significant consultation with the local community in 1992. Initially, the development was met with
much public debate as many people living in the relatively pristine and undeveloped region were
opposed to any tourism development, as the area is one of the most significant regions of the country
for wildlife. However, the developers took the communities concerns to heart and instead of fighting
them, decided to embrace them, which led to the design and construction of one of the most
environmentally friendly hotels on the planet.

Since its opening in 1995, the Kandalama’s presence in the domestic and international marketplace has
influenced 3 other hotels in the country to become Green Globe 21 certified and two other companies
to join the Green Globe 21 program.

Room Facilities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Room Service
  • Tea / Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV - Satelite / Cable
Superior Room:
Superior Rooms are 35 sqm, located on the 2nd to 5th floors. Rooms have lake, forest or garden views. They are fitted with a double bed or 2 single beds. Some bathrooms have a bathtub with an overhead shower while others have a shower only. Room type preferences are subject to request and availability and cannot be guaranteed

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