Our pools are an exceptional place to swim laps, relax with family, or simply unwind in the peaceful surroundings overlooking the Kandalama Lake.
This infinity pool shows the ingenuity of the architect Geoffrey Bawa the edge of the pool blends with the water of Kandalama lake, giving the impression that you are in the lake itself. Siripala, a traditional flautist from the village, also plays here in the evenings.
There are changing rooms below the pool, and we provide free towels – just ask the pool attendant.
Open: 7am – 8pm daily
Kaludiya means “black water” – the bottom of the pool is the dark bedrock on which the structure of the hotel rests. The surface of the rock has been coated to prevent water seepage and make it easier to clean the pool.
This natural pool is another example of Geoffrey Bawa’s ingenious blending of the natural topography with the architectural features of the hotel.
Bathing in irrigation reservoirs is a Sri Lankan tradition that stretches back two and a half millennia. As a guest of Heritance Kandalama, you can also enjoy this experience within the comfort of the hotel.
Open: 8am – 8pm daily
The Rashmi Pool is one of the few features of Heritance Kandalama. Rashmi means “ray of sunlight” – the pool is located at the western end of the Dambulla wing and catches the rays of the setting sun, making it ideal for an evening swim.
This is the largest pool of the hotel and is also equipped for sports like water polo.
Open: 8am – 8pm daily
Attended by lifeguard & Pool attendant, but please supervise your children closely.
Swimwear is a must and taking Alcohol while in the pool is not allowed.
We are very happy to welcome families and children to Heritance Kandalama. Our location and architecture is unique, so please ensure that your children are adequately supervised.
We have a few interconnecting rooms, or we can provide an extra bed in your room for a small extra charge.
As a hotel resident enjoy playing a variety of sports and games at the hotel for free with features such as cycling or trekking suitable for all skill levels.
The gym contains two treadmills, two cycling machines, a step machine, a rowing machine and a selection of free weights.
There are also showers and a changing room.
Open: 24 hours
The cool breezes and breathtaking landscape around the hotel are perfect for exploring the area by bike.
We have a jogging track and playground available for those that want to keep active.
Monopoly, Scrabble, Carom, Chess, Darts are available from reception. Just ask if you are interested in borrowing these.
Our Staff can help you plan a day – or even a week’s – worth of activities suited to your interests.
Our Library contains a small collection of reference books on Sri Lankan history and culture. Its location, next to the Kasyapa conference hall, also provides a quiet area for delegates to use their laptops and catch up with paperwork.
We are planning to set up the archives of Geoffrey Bawa here in future.
Open: 24 hours
Free Wi-Fi access is available in all bedrooms and throughout the public areas of the hotel. We have a small business centre with two computer terminals that hotel residents can use free. Please ask at reception for details.
Whether you’re looking for a one of a kind piece of jewellery, the perfect gift, local apparel or even delicious island treats, you’ll find it here at our shops.
Our souvenir shop is a treasure trove of local crafts, including handloom bags and clothes, batik shirts, soft toys, woodcarvings and woven baskets and hats. You can also buy notebooks of recycled paper and elephant dung made in Heritance Kandalama’s Eco Park.
Open: 7am – 9pm daily
Did you know that the sapphire in Kate Middleton’s engagement ring (which previously belonged to Princess Diana) came from Sri Lanka?
Premadasa stocks precious and semi-precious stones – including sapphires, rubies, topaz and moonstones – and jewellery from Sri Lanka, set in white and yellow 18-carat gold and silver. Everything is guaranteed with a certificate of authenticity, and hotel guests get a discount.
Open: 9am – 10.30pm