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An eco-resort to its core, the Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel is approximately 1 hour away from Colombo and surrounded by scenic beauty that will allow you to relax in peaceful settings. With a river running alongside the property and consisting of cottage type accommodation built and designed according to Sri Lankan themes, the hotel also offers recreational facilities for its guests. Ideal for weddings and also conferences, Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel caters to your needs allowing you to simply enjoy your holiday.


Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel is an eco-resort which is located in Hanwella along the Colombo - Ratnapura - Nuwara Eliya Road approximately 30 km from the commercial hub of Colombo. Even with its proximity to Colombo, Hanwella is surrounded by rubber plantations and lush green hills and also is nestled on the banks of the Kelani River. The property spans over 6 acres of land with natural vegetation.


A quite diverse range of accommodation is provided at the Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel which is suitable for honeymoon couples, families as well as groups of friends. There are 2 double air-conditioned cabanas set amidst nature and built above water. These cabanas are very spacious and are equipped with a television and living area. The 3 double non air-conditioned cabanas at the Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel consist of private balconies and fine views of the surroundings. Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel also has a new wing that includes 8 double non air-conditioned rooms with 4 on the ground floor and 4 above.

The family cottages "Weda Gedara" and "Guru Gedara" are ideal for groups of family and friends. The Weda Gedara which consists of two identical units "Sarpa Visa and Panchakarma" that is interconnected offering dormitory type accommodation. Each unit can occupy 4 people, and has an attached bathroom and living space. 1 additional bed can be added to each unit extending the maximum occupancy up to 10 pax in both units. The Guru Gedara is a two storied unit with 2 double beds and 1 single bed with a maximum occupancy of 5 guests.


Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel has a restaurant serving Sri Lankan, Western and Chinese food. Breakfast and dinner is served buffet style for guests while dinner is always a special set menu. There is also an a la carte menu for guests who prefer likewise. The chefs can also cater to guests requirements such as get-togethers, BBQ parties, office gatherings and picnics etc. The in-house bar includes a stock of local and International liquor as well as chilled beer.

The newly built "Adawiya", hosts Wedding Receptions at very competitive rates and consists of two separate units. Each Wedding Reception hall can hold up to 200 guests. Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel provides very scenic backdrops for wedding photographs. Ambalama Leisure Lounge Hotel is also equipped to handle conference and workshops for a maximum of around 200 guests. The '"Attapattu Maduwa" a two storied structure, is the conference area, with arrangements required for high profile meetings and different seating arrangements. For recreation purposes, the hotel has an outdoor pool, kiddies' play area, cricket ground and a badminton court. Secure parking is also available.


Just an hour's drive away from Colombo, Hanwella is a small town in the Avissawella electorate. With the Kelani River running alongside Hanwella, towns in the surrounding area include Padukka, Pugoda, Kosgama and Nawagamuwa.

There are also a few waterfalls, green hills and rubber plantations in the region while two main reservoirs are also situated within close proximity to the town. Being an ancient battle ground between the Portuguese and the Sinhalese, you can witness Portuguese and other colonial influences that are still visible in Hanwella. Located on the Colombo - Ratnapura road, guests with time in hand can head towards Ratnapura which is famed as the city of gems.


The restaurant is an open air deck, also called the 'Pinthaliya' for those who wish to be closer to nature as they sip their fresh fruit juice or nibble the numerous short-eats. Ambalama serves traditional, International and Chinese cousin. In keeping with the tradition the Restaurant serves a predominantly Sri Lankan Food.


Among the facilities, the 'Ul pan geya' or the swimming pool with a pool side bar again keeping the natural theme of the place.The swimming pool is built in one of the clay pits left over from brick-making days.The area is surrounded by trees and constructed to withstand the force of flood waters, as we did not use tile, but polished concrete.At present chemicals are used to disinfect the water, but we are looking into the future use of a carbonic material for that purpose.We placed 6 inches of pebbles in the bottom of the pool to massage the feet, as in a natural pond.


The bar of the Ambalama or the “Inguru Waadiya” is quite the place to experience. With cement “Thachchies” for lamp shades and wine barrels as tables, each table is named after an old town. The gallery of the bar is made out of wood. Clay pots, which were once used to hang on the coconut trees for toddy, now hang on the roof of the Inguru Wadiya. The mood is all set for relaxing and the theme is governed by the old tradition of toddy drinking. It is an Idealistic location for a leisurely drink and outgoing with a group of friends.