Before become Habarana village it was Chaaya village. Chaaya' means an 'image' or 'reflection'. Thus, the hotel, is an extension of its idyllic natural surroundings. Chaaya Village blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings amidst tall trees and tropical foliage and a serene lake that brings nature right to the doorstep. Numerous species of birds and butterflies, monitor lizards, monkeys and rock squirrels all share this natural habitat. Chaaya Village is a delight for those wanting to experience Sri Lanka's unhurried and wholesome rural village lifestyle, the rich cultural heritage and tropical wilderness with the added comforts of luxurious living, good food and courteous service.
94 Superior Rooms set in lovely air-conditioned cottages that are spread out in clusters within a forested park. Each room is tastefully furnished and complete with four star luxury amenities to pamper guests.
12 Deluxe Rooms are linked by a footpath with an amazing lake view. The bathrooms feature an open shower area with rain showers and bathtub.
Set in the middle of the garden offering a view of the lake, this one-of-a-kind suite is built with a large sitting area and an elegant bathroom fitted with a Jacuzzi and rainwater shower.
Located in a secluded spot at the edge of the lake, this private and utterly romantic suite, with spacious living, sleeping and dining areas overlooking the lake, lets you enjoy the surrounding wilderness and rural village life at a slow pace. Special room service, in-room dining facilities and romantic dinners by the lake are all part of the Kingfisher Lodge experience.
Interconnecting Rooms: Yes (Deluxe Interconnecting Rooms)
Family Rooms: Yes (Suites With Extra Beds Available)
El Hena Restaurant
A large open restaurant with a view of the Infinity Pool, garden and lake on one side and a view of the chefs at work in the kitchen on the other side. A super selection of dishes, western and eastern, is served up at mealtime.
Ritigala Pauwwa Bar
An open lounge bar overlooking the Infinity Pool where expert award-winning bar attendants serve up signature cocktails and mock tails throughout the day. The bar is well stocked with local and imported spirits, liqueurs and fresh fruit juices.
Panthaliya Coffee Shop
Located next to the bar, Panthaliya serves up delectable snacks and hot drinks. Guests can tuck into their favourite meals while enjoying the view of the pool, the garden and the lake beyond that. Nothing can be more enjoyable.
Sports activities include a tennis court and jogging track. Mountain trekking and cycling can also be arranged from the hotel. There are over 12 acres of wooded parkland with a lake that is excellent for birdwatching and observing nature. Shopping arcade. Fresh water swimming pool.
Chaaya Village is loved by UK holidaymakers because of its lovely rustic cottage style rooms that are unique in Sri Lanka. There are also acres of landscaped grounds to relax in and stroll through. The whole ambience accurately reflects the beautiful forest and rural landscapes of the Dambulla and Sigiriya areas.
Everything at Chaaya Village is as it should be. There is great management, good cuisine and exceptional levels of service.
The hotel is actually near to Habarana, which means that apart from Sigiriya being close by, its an easy excursion to the very interesting historic remains at Polonnaruwa and wild elephants at Minneriya National Park too.
Best Time To Go
Dambulla’s climate is fairly temperate throughout the year, without extreme variations. Its a great base for watching the Gathering Of Elephants at Minneriya National Park (July-Sept)
* Supplements May Apply During Peak Periods
Including The Summer Holiday Season and X Mas And New Year Season.
"Dear Cyril, We want to thank you so much for making our trip so unforgetable and delightful. We received your name from our friends lives in Geneva who travelled with you in January 2009 and they gave you such a high recommendation that we decided to conbtact you for our two weeks trip this year. Although we have been to Sri Lanka a few times already. We have never found such an excellent driver and guide. It has been a great pleasure to visit Colombo with you and then to Koggala for two day tr..." Mr.Gabor Kato & Mrs.Ann Kato
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"We would like to say thank you very much Mr. Cyril for the excellent 7 night tour of Sri Lanka you provided us. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Sri Lanka and the itinerary you arranged. The four hotels (Earls Regency, Amaya Lake, Heritance Kandalama and the Colombo Hilton) were excellent and thoroughly deserved their 5 stars. Your driving skills was excellent. Also very friendly, calm, helpful, and courteous and always prompts. Sri Lanka is a lovely country and the people were very friendly. ..." Suresh and Prashanth