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No 831/1/1, Walihena, Pelweheraera, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 59 hotels in Dambulla
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Welcome to Athena Lake!!!

Athena Lake Boutique hotel situated in cultural triangle between Dambulla cave temple and sigiriya lion rock.It offers tranquility with luxury to tourists guest.our aim is to delight both your heart and mind amidst the calmness of nature.

It s take 3 and half hours drive away from bandaranayake international air port.Also 1 and half hour drive to ancient cities.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking rooms
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Timxy wrote a review Apr 2022
Meerbusch, Germany25 contributions17 helpful votes
Go guys. The place is great. It’s nestled in the jungle surrounded by beautiful nature- quiet and calm. The rooms are spacious and in good shape. The pool is great- you listen to the sound of the jungle while swimming-awesome! The staff is absolutely friendly and served us some nice local food. I was there with my 2 daughters(14 and 17) but I would totally go also with young children.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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George W wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel with kind staff located in the middle of the jungle. Peaceful surroundings with a great pool, we enjoyed a night here in January and wished we was staying for longer. The team put together an amazing 4 course menu which I highly recommend! Rooms are simple but clean, the shower is powerful and has hot water (not always a thing in Sri Lanka).
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Edwige A wrote a review Jan 2022
Le Havre, France7 contributions
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Truly nice ! The place to be if you want to be surrounded with good hearts. Everything is perfect. The Nature is cherished. Lovely food. spacious rooms. place perfectly maintained Tout était absolument parfait ! Le service est impeccable. Les propriétaires et les membres de l'équipe sont sincèrement accueillants.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Rob Reid wrote a review Jan 2022
10 contributions1 helpful vote
The warmest of welcomes was extended to us by Brenda and her husband, Ranjit the manager and Sian who looked after us tirelessly. The setting is amazing: secluded in its own gardens with its own swimming pool and a path that leads to a lake beyond. The food served up by Aya and her two fellow chefs was delicious and included lightly battered home grown mushrooms, pumpkin soup and spicy curries . Vegetables are grown in a plot on the grounds. We liked Athena so much that we we visited it twice.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Yasitha D wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed two nights, great location middle of a village in Dambulla, easy access to Sigiriya and Habrana, Food was great, friendly staff. Good hotel if you are looking for getaway hotel, Pool was excellent
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Date of stay: December 2021
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D H J wrote a review Apr 2021
28 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed superb safe stay during the pandemic. From the reservation till the check out we have been treated very professionally.Great food and accommodation. Special thanks to Mr.Ranjith/Gayan/Hasitha and all crew for exceptional service. We hope to come back soon......
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Prashan Wilfred wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom272 contributions125 helpful votes
This place doesn't deserve the 1 star rating on Google. This place is a beautiful boutique hotel, easily worth 4* with 5* service. Anoj is really a nice guy, always brimming with smiles. The breakfast was HUGE with bread, hoppers, dhall, fish, sambol, fruits, pancakes, fruit juice and tea/coffee. The rooms are great with good bathrooms and great views. They also have a great swimming pool and we enjoyed it after a hectic day climbing pidurangala. The pool is warm even at 8pm. Wake up early and go see the birds on the lake. I was there around 6am and there were plenty of birds to see from the tree hut. It was magic photographing them. I even spotted an alligator. All in all great stay. The staff are very friendly too. Especially the lady at the reception. Would stay here again without an inch of doubt. Improvement : Please add a lock to the bathroom door in the restaurant. Also improve the Wifi as it was patchy in the rooms
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Austinite5900 wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas7 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I and two of our teenage boys stayed here for two nights. The stay and overall experience were lovely: beautiful grounds, pool, comfortable, well-designed rooms and a lake at the end of the property which made me feel like I was in a "Mutual of Omaha Wild-Kingdom" film clip. But more than that, the staff are outstanding. Between welcome drinks, help with extras on wifi and laundry, an evening nature walk, amazing chef-prepared meals, and access to key sites nearby, we highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Bearsearch wrote a review Feb 2020
Axmouth, United Kingdom77 contributions68 helpful votes
Stayed here for a couple of nights. Lovely secluded location with a lake at the end of the garden. Greeted with a lovely welcome drink. Good sized and comfortable room. Great breakfast and evening meals (we ate there both nights). You'll need some form of transport to eat anywhere else. Very friendly staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jurgita M wrote a review Jan 2020
15 contributions8 helpful votes
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Have visited this hotel with a group of 12 people. Enjoyed here every moment from entering it! Area around the pool makes you feel fully being a part of nature. Very helpful and service oriented staff. Thanks for having us in your beautiful place!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Ranjith k, General Manager at Athena Lake
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Ayubowan...!!!( We wish u long life) Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor following your return stay last month at Athena lake and we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home. We were honored to read your great review and it gives us great pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us especially about the staff. We have shared your compliments to the entire team and they are equally happy to know that their efforts are so well appreciated. We are certain that this will serve as a source of inspiration for us to achieve the higher standards of excellence. We thank you once again for your compliments and we all look forward to having you back with us soon again at Athena lake.
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US$65 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceDambulla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Athena Lake
Which popular attractions are close to Athena Lake?
Nearby attractions include Popham's Arboretum (6.3 km), Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre (5.6 km), and Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Athena Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Athena Lake?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Athena Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Athena Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Palace Restaurant, Road To Rock Shop' In Cafe, and Roy's Hut.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Athena Lake?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Athena Lake?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya (6.7 km).
Is Athena Lake accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.