Kalundewa Retreat

4.5 star property
Luxury lodge in Dambulla with spa and outdoor pool

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Kalundewa Retreat

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Upper Bakmee Suite (10% off on food)
Nil Manel Floating Villa with Hot Tub (10% off on food) | Balcony view
Karanda Water Chalet with Plunge Pool (10% off on food)

Overview of Kalundewa Retreat



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfer
Kalundewa Road, Dambulu Oya, Dambulla

What's around

  • AirportSigiriya (GIU)48 min drive
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Upper Bakmee Suite (10% off on food)

  • 84 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Damunu Suite (10% off on food)

  • 42 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Lower Bakmee Suite with Plunge Pool (10% off on food)

  • 102 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Nika Suite (10% off on food)

  • 51 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Karanda Water Chalet with Plunge Pool (10% off on food)

  • 177 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Kumbuk Water Chalet with Plunge Pool (10% off on food)

  • 46 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 King Beds

Attikka Water Chalet with Plunge Pool (10% off on food)

  • 158 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Nil Manel Floating Villa with Hot Tub (10% off on food)

  • 45 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Ehela Deluxe Room (10% off on food)

  • 25 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Pizza Hut - 15 min drive
  • Mango Mango - 15 min drive
  • Benthota Bake House - 16 min drive
  • Sri Lankan Cafe - 7 min drive
  • Kaludiya @ Kandalama - 26 min drive

About this property

Kalundewa Retreat

A great choice for a stay in Dambulla, Kalundewa Retreat features an airport shuttle. You can visit the spa to indulge in facials or aromatherapy, and international cuisine is served at The Treehouse, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other features of this luxurious lodge include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and free bike rentals.


Arabic, Dutch, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Safari nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa. Services include facials, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


The Treehouse – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 100
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: USD 50 (from 8 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 100
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 50 (from 8 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 25 for adults and USD 12.50 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kalundewa Retreat Lodge Dambulla
Kalundewa Retreat Lodge
Kalundewa Retreat Dambulla
Kalundewa Retreat
Kalundewa Retreat Lodge
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Frequently asked questions

Does Kalundewa Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kalundewa Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kalundewa Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kalundewa Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Kalundewa Retreat?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kalundewa Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kalundewa Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kalundewa Retreat?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Kalundewa Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, cycling and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Kalundewa Retreat also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kalundewa Retreat?
Yes, The Treehouse offers international cuisine.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

DINESH, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

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 not REALLY into it. Even so, we loved our time there. Tip: order the local dishes on the menu;)
Jonas, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!
4-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

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.
T, 1-night trip
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