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This award-winning luxury boutique hotel lies in 100 acres of farmland in Dambulla in Sri Lanka's famed Cultural Triangle. Kalundewa Retreat is a small collection of ultra-modern chalets built from steel beams, wooden decks and wall-to-wall glass panels. It’s a nature-lover’s paradise surrounded by lush mountains and rice paddies.
Offering warm hospitality, stunning accommodation and mouthwatering cuisine, Kalundewa Retreat will appeal to couples and honeymooners seeking a unique and secluded eco-chic hideaway in an idyllic setting.
Kalundewa Retreat provides six sleek and spacious rooms including four suites located in three buildings built on stilts over the water. These soothing sanctuaries have been designed with comfort and luxury in mind and offer exceptional views of the mountains and fields.
The main dining venue serves dishes using produce from the hotel’s organic garden, along with gluten-free meal options, fair trade coffee and single estate tea. Guests can also opt to dine al fresco amidst the paddy fields.
Activities range from hiking to cooking classes, meditation and yoga, and there’s an array of excursions available. Or, simply relax in the natural spring pool and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Kalundewa Retreat Information
Location & Getting There
The hotel is situated just outside Kalundewa village in Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle. Colombo’s international airport is a four-hour drive (140 km).
Kalundewa Retreat is made up of 2 chalets and a 3-bed bungalow, which can be booked by the room or exclusively. Rooms feature exposed brick walls, wooden sliding doors, chunky steel fittings, luxurious bathrooms and all-modern amenities. Some rooms come with a Jacuzzi.
These include hiking, swimming in the freshwater spring, scenic walks, bike rides, bird watching, meditation and yoga. The hotel is 1.5 hours by car from the Kaudulla National Park. The Sigiriya Rock fortress and Dambulla cave temples are also worth a visit.
Families are welcome but given the nature of the hotel and its remote location, it is more suited for couples and there are no specific amenities for children.
“Kalundewa Retreat is a soothing nature retreat hidden in the outskirts of Dambulla, in the Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka. Providing six sleek rooms including four suites built on stilts over the water. The food here is a highlight whether you’re indulging in local Sri Lankan curries or Western dishes. For an al fresco experience you can dine amidst the paddy fields which makes for a really memorable experience.”
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