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Heritance Kandalama
5 out of 5
Kandalama Lake front, Dambulla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$235 per night from 21 Dec. to 22 Dec.
1.71 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (457 reviews)

"Unique architecture in a wonderful green area. Food, service and accomodation outstanding"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Heritance Kandalama
Boulder Range Resort
3 out of 5
Monaravila Yaya, Kiralagolla, Dambulla
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11.1 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (4 reviews)
Quiet, and beautiful gardens.

"A little out of town, but a great base for Sigirya and Dambulla. Pool could do with a little TLC, but a welcome cool-down. Lovely staff and great food. Wonderful area for birds, etc."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2017

Boulder Range Resort
Amaya Lake Dambulla
4 out of 5
Kap Ela, Kandalama, Dambulla
The price is AU$82 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.
3 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (100 reviews)
Wonderful stay.

"Wonderful stay. Spent 3 days here. Good location between Sigiriya and the cave temple in Dambula. Arranged tuk tuk for us. Pool was great, large with a deep end. Food was varied and very good. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Amaya Lake Dambulla
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Hotel Blue Moon
3 out of 5
Hotel blue moon dambulla, Dambulla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$28 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
8.85 km from city centre
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Kalundewa Retreat
4.5 out of 5
Kalundewa Road, Dambulu Oya, Dambulla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$244 per night from 15 Dec. to 16 Dec.
10.12 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Magical for nature lovers!

"You are surrounded by nature, birds, animals, everywhere you look. The staff is very friendly, funny, and the service is excellent. The property is lush and gorgeous. Its a magical place! But, the facilities are close to 10 years old, and being that close to nature has its «downsides», if you are ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

Kalundewa Retreat
Aliya Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Audangawa, Kimbissa, Dambulla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$324 per night from 2 Jan. to 3 Jan.
13.85 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (226 reviews)

"Lovely staff, fantastic pool with great views of Sigiriya rock, nice gym, and wonderful breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2020

Aliya Resort & Spa
Dambulla Nature Resort
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$84 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
8.5 km from city centre
Dambulla Nature Resort
Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela
3 out of 5
Alakolawewa, Dehigaha Ela, Dambulla
The price is AU$134 per night from 12 Dec. to 13 Dec.
8.56 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
Perfect getaway

"Amazing - no other words needed! A two night stay in one of the tree houses - had the camp to ourselves , which was perfect. Staff were fabulous and went out of their way to ensure our meals were varied both in location and food . Excellent on both counts . Wild elephant encounter on our way in, ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela
Water Garden Sigiriya
5 out of 5
Indigaswewa, Dambulla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$261 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.
6.91 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"The pool and the view were awesome. Staff was also friendly."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Water Garden Sigiriya
Sigiriya Kingdom Gate Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rathmalgahaela Road, Vihara Junction, Dambulla, Central Province
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$47 per night from 16 Dec. to 17 Dec.
7.46 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Hotel om aan te bevelen.

"Mooi hotel met mooi zwembad. Grote nette kamers met leuk balkon. Hotel in rustige buurt. Eten en drinken prima. Eer vriendelijke bediening."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

Sigiriya Kingdom Gate Hotel
EKHO Sigiriya
3.5 out of 5
Matale District, Dambulla
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9.24 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (84 reviews)

"Chec in was too slow. Breakfast was too expensive. Property was beautiful. Room was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

EKHO Sigiriya
Back of Beyond - Pidurangala
3 out of 5
Kurulu Uyana, Pidurangala, Sigiriya, Dambulla
The price is AU$61 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
11.44 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
exactly what we wanted

"Totally perfect. Just what we were looking for - bush, close to both rocks, near to town, fabulous staff,great food,comfy tree house ."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

Back of Beyond - Pidurangala
Sigiriya Jungles
4.5 out of 5
Audangawa Road, Kimibissa, Matale District, Dambulla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$123 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
13.17 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (81 reviews)

"Beautiful jungle setting with a lovely pool area. Good food. Small gym but nice. Spacious rooms and comfortable bed. Bathroom was nice but only had screen doors to the outside which made it quite hot."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2020

Sigiriya Jungles
Amaya Signature Dambulla
The price is AU$149 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.
2.87 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (29 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staff Bit disappointed about the cost of playing snooker"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2019

Amaya Signature Dambulla
Jetwing Vil Uyana
4.5 out of 5
Rangirigama, Dambulla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$832 per night from 10 Dec. to 11 Dec.
8.73 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)

"We had a beautiful and peaceful stay at this property. The pool is exquisite and the rooms are so cool and beautiful. The wildlife is astounding and it was so tranquil to quietly watch it unfold around us. The staff is very friendly and helpful as well, arranging for us a trip to Lion Rock."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Jetwing Vil Uyana
Sundaras Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
189 Kandy Road, Dambulla
The price is AU$98 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
7.93 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (122 reviews)
A Satisfactory Stay

"I had booked the hotel for three nights from 7th to 10th Feb 2020. The hotel is well located on the main road with easy accessibility to public transport. The room was however without any phone/intercom, the shower head was broken and there were no chairs to sit on. the lady at the reception was, ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Sundaras Resort & Spa
Sujatha Tourist Rest
2.5 out of 5
Anuradapura Road, Matale District, Dambulla
The price is AU$19 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
7.47 km from city centre
3/5 (13 reviews)
Okay experience

"Good location, 3 min walk from the main road which happens to be the city center Good service, kind hostess Nice garden, (take repellent, many mosquitoes) Bathrooms are old, they only provide toilet paper, nothing else Dusty fan"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2018

Sujatha Tourist Rest
Thammanna Eco Cabins
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7.7 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Great stay, room was clean with a nice size bathroom and WiFi and A/C working perfectly. Property includes a pool and breakfast is served on a second floor of a tree house built out. Staff was very helpful and spoke good English. Location is within walking distance of a supermarket and main road, ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020

Thammanna Eco Cabins
Elephant Corridor
4 out of 5
Pothana, Kimbissa, Dambulla
The price is AU$166 per night from 24 Dec. to 25 Dec.
8.64 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (50 reviews)

"I stayed here 10 years ago and it was wonderful. The “bones” are great but “cracks” are appearing. The rooms are generous and the property and vistas are beautiful. The property, rooms and facilities are beginning to look a little tired and the staff are struggling. The swimming pool and spa are ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2019

Elephant Corridor
Jetwing Lake
5 out of 5
Dambulla, Dambulla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$309 per night from 5 Dec. to 6 Dec.
8.72 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (99 reviews)

"I love this hotel! Thank you Jaya! The food and restaurant beyond"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

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Visiting Dambulla

Upscale lodging choices in Dambulla make it a great destination for luxury-minded travelers, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the lakeside, local tours, and temples. This city also attracts tourists with its architecture and spas. Top sights around the area include Dambulla Cave Temple and Ancient City of Sigiriya. In Dambulla, there are 48 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

Sightseeing and Staying in Dambulla

The city is notable for its temples and landmarks such as Dambulla Cave Temple. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the lakeside and Popham's Arboretum. Additionally, you might want to add Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium to your agenda.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 48 hotels and other lodging options to select from in Dambulla. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Jetwing Lake - This 5-star resort features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and helpful staff.
  • Heritance Kandalama - Our customers like the dining options and pool at this hotel. This 5-star hotel features a full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and an outdoor pool.
  • The Paradise Resort & Spa - With a stay at this 4-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 3 restaurants, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff.

A popular place to see in the surrounding area is Ancient City of Sigiriya, located 9 mi (14.5 from the city center.

Dressing for Dambulla

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 91°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 91°F, while the average at night is 76°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 87°F with nighttime averages of 76°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 89°F and nighttime averages of 73°F
  • About 2.44 inches of rain falls on Dambulla each year
  • Usually February and March are the hottest months with an average of 91°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 72°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Dambulla?
Water Garden Sigiriya is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other top choices based on reviews include Cassandra Culture Resort and Jetwing Lake.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Dambulla, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the top deals on offer in Dambulla.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Dambulla?
Aliya Resort & Spa is a top 5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a free children’s club. Other choices to stay with the children include Sigiri Choona Lodge and Heritance Kandalama.
What's the best accommodation for a couple visiting Dambulla?
Elephant Corridor is a favourite 4-star resort for couples, and features private plunge pools and rainfall showerheads. Other good options for a romantic stay include Milano Grand New Rest House and Royal Retreat Sigiriya.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Dambulla?
Welimaluwa Resort is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool for its human guests. Sigiri Wilderness Resort is another option if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best high-end hotel in Dambulla?
Heritance Kandalama is a 5-star hotel with 4 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Jetwing Vil Uyana and Elephant Corridor are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Dambulla?
Jetwing Vil Uyana is a favourite 4.5-star resort with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 36 guestrooms, 2 restaurants and a bar.
What are some hotels with pools in Dambulla?
Hotel Sigiriya is a popular 4-star resort featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and a poolside bar. Other choices that feature an on-site pool include Aliya Resort & Spa and Sundaras Resort & Spa.

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