We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Chanara Kandalama Hotel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Dambulla
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 13: English reviews
Start your review of Chanara Kandalama Hotel
 Click to rate
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 28 March 2016

It's a amazing experiencing,green environment and can have various types of delicious food ect...(Elephan rides-wildlife-traditional Sri Lanken music and meny more.. consisting 3 no's of swimming pools. 1 km wider and dividing with two wings I've not have much words to explain and feel yourselves and try to explain with more words..

Thank Thakshila S
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is very basic, low quality but very cheap as well. It was rather dirty but in the end acceptable for basic sleep. We've stayed here one night and it would be just a very basic sleep for a extremely low price, if only they wouldn't cheat us. The booking was made by Booking.com (with credit card guarantee). When we...

Thank Wojtek T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Stayed here for one night with a group of friends in July 2015. Excellent value for money...was so cheap and perfect for travellers! We stayed in the treehouse which was amazing - had so much character! We were lucky enough as well to be joined by about 30+ monkeys in the morning which was spectacular and something I will never...

Thank Saoirse_KB
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We stayed there one night in this guest house. It's not the central. one we arrived in the room we noticed immediately how dirty it was , but we decided to stay anyway. I don't no ????????. it is far from town to walk. service is good.

Thank Anna A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

This has got to be one of the best cheap hotels I've stayed in during my time in Sri Lanka. I won't lie, on first impressions you will think it's a bit shabby. It is definitely in need of some tlc and a few coats of paint. That aside my time here was fantastic. Instead of a small single room...

Thank Pi-Anna-3
Maroochydore, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2014

this hotel is truly amazing we were upgraded to a suite and it was magnificent with a spa overlooking the lake ,a must see hotel built into a rock,there is also an elephant ride from the hotel around the lake .

Thank Sallie C
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed there 3 nights there. The price was around 40 usd per night in peak seson. It is not in the central, so the air good. There is no insulation among the rooms so one shall use earplug but it is cheaper than to upgrade a five star for hundreds of dollars if you have limited budget. Tuktuk is...

Thank gen_profate
Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We, a family of 7 including teen agers and yound children had booked two tripple rooms through agoda for our recent trip to SriLanka but regretted later when we arrived there. The location is good a bit outside the Dambulla town on Kandalama road but poorly maintained and managed. Though the Manager Mr. Pubudu and the Lady Administrator were very...

Thank MAZLahore
Reviewed 13 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for one night because the place is near the lionsrock and dambulla. Nice chilling area and nice pictures at the wall around, all in all a little bit indian. Have a tiny room with cockroaches! After changing the room, the night was cozy. The bathroom is clean but very simple - you have to shower over the...

1Thank Tim K
Reviewed 11 March 2012

We stayed there on January 22. Rooms and other things are average but customer service was excellent. I needed to change my airplane ticket, so needed a computer the front desk person gave his computer to me without asking anything. They are so helpful and friendly(All staff). Thanks again for everything!!

2Thank mustafa44

21 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (21)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Room/Suite (4)
View from Room (3)
Bathroom (2)
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dambulla
2.6 km away
Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
#1 of 15 in Dambulla
3,252 reviews
4.4 km away
Lake Lodge Hotel
Lake Lodge Hotel
#1 of 1 in Kandalama
287 reviews
7.1 km away
Aliya Resort & Spa
Aliya Resort & Spa
#3 of 19 in Sigiriya
1,398 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 km away
Signature by Amaya
Signature by Amaya
#4 of 15 in Dambulla
198 reviews
16.2 km away
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
0.9 km away
The Paradise Resort and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Chanara Kandalama Hotel

Address: Highway Park, Kandalama Road, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: ₹ 1,543 - ₹ 1,811 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chanara Kandalama Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“if you select room no 727 it amazing'feel the difference..”
 of 5 bubbles thakshilas2017, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose the treehouse! You won't regret it!”
  • Monkeys!
  • View from the treehouse
  • Inside the treehouse
  • Inside the treehouse
  • Treehouse
  • Inside the treehouse
 of 5 bubbles Saoirse_KB, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“the suite was amazing so roomy”
 of 5 bubbles 619salliec, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles onthroadagain-7, 22 Nov 2011 | Read review
4 of 4