Kalundewa Retreat

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Overview of Kalundewa Retreat

Kalundewa Retreat

4.5 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Kalundewa Road, Dambulu Oya, Dambulla

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDambulla Cave Temple23 min drive
  • Popular LocationPopham's Arboretum28 min drive
  • Popular LocationRangiri Dambulla International Stadium35 min drive
  • AirportSigiriya (GIU)49 min drive

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About this area


Kalundewa Retreat is located in Dambulla. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Dambulla Cave Temple and Ancient City of Sigiriya. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours and other activities like safari tours.

What's nearby

  • Dambulla Cave Temple - 23 min drive
  • Popham's Arboretum - 28 min drive
  • Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium - 35 min drive
  • Nalanda Gedige - 45 min drive
  • Na Uyana Aranya - 85 min drive


  • Gamagethara Hela Bojun Hala - 6 min drive
  • Gagasiri madura - 7 min drive
  • JC Village - 10 min drive
  • Athula Yapagama - 12 min drive
  • Jayasekara Hotel - 13 min drive

About this property

Kalundewa Retreat

Luxury lodge with spa services and 24-hour front desk
An outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar/lounge are available at this lodge. 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.
Kalundewa Retreat offers 6 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.



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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: USD 25 for adults and USD 12.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • The Treehouse

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • 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


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


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/bath combination

Food and drink

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


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

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for English breakfast: USD 25 for adults and USD 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Kalundewa Retreat Lodge Dambulla
Kalundewa Retreat Lodge
Kalundewa Retreat Dambulla
Kalundewa Retreat
Kalundewa Retreat Lodge
Kalundewa Retreat Dambulla
Kalundewa Retreat Lodge Dambulla

Frequently asked questions

Does Kalundewa Retreat have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 17 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 18 Aug 2022 start from £254.64, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Kalundewa Retreat pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Kalundewa Retreat?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Kalundewa Retreat?

Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Kalundewa Retreat?

Checkout is at noon.

Does Kalundewa Retreat provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Kalundewa Retreat located?

Situated in Dambulla, this luxury lodge is 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Ancient City of Sigiriya and Ritigala Ruins.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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;)
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

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

Travelled with partner
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 Okay

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