Lake Lodge

Boutique hotel in Dambulla

The 12-roomed Lake Lodge lacks the scale of the big Kandalama resorts, but makes up for it with personalised service. Rooms are fresh and modern, with the upper-storey deluxe rooms boasting fine sunset views over the forest canopy. The hotel is French-run, so the coffee and food are good, with romantic candlelit dinners by the pool a highlight.

Discounts of up to 50% are often available in low season.