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Kalundewa Retreat

Star Rating
4.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.5 / 5Wonderful
4 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Dambulla Cave Temple
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Popham's Arboretum
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
    15 min drive
  • Airport
    Sigiriya (GIU)
    32 min drive

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    About this area

    Dambulla

    Kalundewa Retreat is located in Dambulla. Dambulla Cave Temple and Ancient City of Sigiriya are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Wasgamuwa National Park and Popham's Arboretum.

    Visit our Dambulla travel guide

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Dambulla Cave Temple - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Popham's Arboretum - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sigiriya Museum - 32 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Na Uyana Aranya - 80 min drive

    Restaurants

    • Where to eat
    • The Treehouse – Restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    Kalundewa Retreat

    Along with a restaurant, this lodge has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, spa services, 24-hour room service and free use of bicycles are on-site. All 6 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, premium bedding and rainfall showerheads.

    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:30 AM: USD 25 for adults and USD 12.50 for children
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Free bike hire
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Kayaking
    • Outdoor pool
    • Spa services

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool
    • Fridge

    Conveniences

    • Front-desk safe
    • Library
    • Newspapers in reception

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Outdoors

    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace

    Spa

    • Aromatherapy
    • Body scrubs
    • Body treatments
    • Facials

    Accessibility

    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking

    More

    • Designated smoking areas
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Premium bedding

    Bathroom

    • Free toiletries
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower/bathtub combination

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Minibar
    • Fridge

    More

    • Desk
    • Free newspapers
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Laptop-compatible safe
    • Laptop-friendly workspace

    Nearby things to do

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    4.8
    Cleanliness
    4.2
    Service and Staff
    5.0
    Amenities
    4.5
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Amazing retreat in a conservation area!

    My wife and I had an amazing stay at this retreat in an animal conservation area. We saw a huge variety of animals including birds, peacocks and monkeys! The room was very nice and a mosquito net was provided. All of the staff were very friendly and caring and I would definitely recommend a stay here!

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The property is gorgeous, with mountain views across rice paddies. The staff is extremely sweet and will take you on nature walks throughout the property to spot birds and take a boat ride over the lake!

    Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Beautiful location. Immersed in wildlife on this conservation site. Lovely staff with a very knowledgeable resident naturalist who took us on a bike tour of the local area- very knowledgeable about local biodiversity and sustainability. We were upgraded to a chalet which was very comfortable. We saw so much wildlife from the hornbills roosting near our chalet to monitor lizards, monkeys and sea eagles! The facilities borrow the landscape rather than dominate and its not the sort of place for free cocktails and extensive buffet dining either. The local food choices such as curry and rice are delicious - the more western dishes are fine but i woukd stick to sri lankan dishes which they are keen to cook. The chef cooked us an off menu dish of fish he had got from the market which was lovely! If you love nature and simple luxury you'll love Kalendewa.

    Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2019

    3/5

    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Incredible ground, but a strange hotel. Trying to be boutique but distinctly average. Food was below par - especially considering the cost. Pretty sure it was pre processed out of a packet (in cubes) but described as fresh. Yuk. The room also felt dated even though it tried to seem modern. The massive grounds (with various unique animals) was a plus, but the fact that almost nobody else seemed to be at the hotel made it feel lonely - and weird. A shame really.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

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