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Heritance Kandalama – Luxury in Dambulla with Muslim-friendly Services

Aug 2017

Heritance Kandalama is a 5-star luxury hotel that is located in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. The hotel has been awarded a 3-star CrescentRating based on the level of Halal-friendly facilities on offer. The hotel offers a panoramic view of the famous Dambulla Rock and the lake – the hotel is also surrounded by a natural landscape which is suitable for nature lovers.

Guests have plenty of accommodation options to choose from at the Heritance Kandalama which include Superior, Luxury, Luxury Panoramic and Deluxe rooms. The hotel also offers accommodation suites with Royal or Luxury options - guests who wish to have an excellent view of Dambulla rock can select either of the Panoramic accommodation options. The rooms are bright and stylishly furnished which creates a comfortable, relaxing ambience and the washrooms are water-friendly as well. Free WIFI is provided and there are no adult TV channels available in the accommodation.

The prayer facilities at the Heritance Kandalama include prayer rooms for both male and female guests and prayer mats that can be provided on request. Additionally, prayer timetables can be found in the room where guests will also find that the prayer directions are marked too. Prayer timetables can also be obtained from the front desk. The hotel will also provide guests with a list of mosques that are located nearby on request of the guests.

Currently Halal dining options are not available, as there are no Halal-certified restaurants located within the hotel. However, guests can choose vegan, vegetarian or seafood items from the menu if necessary – after enquiring whether alcohol, pork or pork based items are part of the food preparation.  The closest restaurant to the Hotel is My Burger Family restaurant which is located 12 km away.

Some of the facilities for guests at the hotel include an outdoor pool and the tennis court. Guests who wish to spend a relaxing vacation can experience an array of therapeutic and wellness treatments at the Six Senses Spa. The Heritance Kandalama also offers hiking and excursions to the main attractions in the area such as Kandalama Rock, Aligala Caves, Sigiriya, Purangama and the Dambulla Cave Temple – as well other activities such as cycling, boat rides and bird watching. Guests can also take part in excursions to Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and the Minneriya/Kadulla National Park 

Muslim guests will be pleased to know that Heritance Kandalama is not part of a gambling resort and does not have a discotheque. Guests are also provided with free-parking.


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