Amaya Lake, Dambulla
Sri Lanka, Cultural Triangle

Info : Amaya Lake

Located within 30 minutes drive of Sigiriya Rock, the former 'Culture Club Hotel' lies in acres of park-like grounds, bordered on one side by the impressive Kandalama Reservoir and offering magnificent views of the surrounding country-side.

The spaciousness of this hotel makes it an ideal choice for both family groups and those seeking to get away from it all. Stand out features include the large swimming pool located in the centre of the complex, and the enormous open air bar and dining areas. This is a great hotel for children.

The rooms are dotted around the grounds and situated at a distance from the dining and bar areas, offering privacy and quiet. The rooms are quirky, with the decor reflecting the ancient culture of the region. Each has a separate living area that steps up into a bedroom. The bathrooms are spacious with separate bath, shower and toilet.

There is an excellent Aurveydic health centre on-site and badminton and tennis courts.

The hotel offers the usual array of activities including mountain biking and walking, and of course trips to the main attraction Sigiriya Rock. The hotels location in the middle of the country-side makes it perfect to explore with a picnic. The extensive grounds provide space and tranquillity. The lake is suitable for swimming and boat trips and is a magical place to watch the sunrise with the countless endemic species of birds which frequent the wetlands here.


Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.

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  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Ayurvedic Centre
  • Bar
  • Bicycles available
  • Day excursions to the spectacular ancient citadels of Pandus Nuwara and Yapahuwa.
  • Garden
  • Horseriding
  • Laundry Service
  • National Park safari

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We stayed in Villa Aspara. Awesome. I am not telling you why, as I want to go back there and it will get fully booked. (sorry Andrew - we can't keep a secret...)

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