Amaya Lake is a simple hotel of four-star standard, which enjoys a peaceful and beautiful setting by the banks of Kandalama lake, in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. An excellent eco hotel, which retains a personal feel and offers low-level cabanas which blend subtly with the surrounding woodland. Interior décor combines tradition with comfort. Extensive grounds lead down to the lake and include a "quiet zone" where you can listen to bird song. The upmarket Signature by Amaya is next door. A largely elderly clientele and a big package intake but rural bliss when the groups depart for the cultural triangle sites and you have a large pool and scenic surroundings largely to yourself.
92 a/c luxury chalets possess bedroom and sitting area, telephone, radio, veranda, attached large bathroom with bath, h/w shower, wash basin, and w/c. A recent addition is the Amaya Lake Suite - a luxurious chalet with separate living/dining area opening out to a private swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a spacious bedroom furnished with king size bed and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and h/w shower, and kitchenette with butler service.
Spacious, open lobby with sitting area and bar, open-air and a/c restaurants, TV lounge, shopping arcade, conference room, large pool with pool bar, floodlit tennis court, volleyball, jogging track, water polo, and cycling. Regular evening entertainment, lakeside barbecues, theme nights. In-house Ayurveda spa.
Why we like it
Strolling through the extensive park for a spot of birdwatching by the lake.
Amaya Lake is set on the banks of Kandalama Lake in tranquil woodland. Well placed to explore the many historic delights of the cultural triangle including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya and the Minneirya wildlife sanctuary. About a 4-hour drive from Colombo airport.