Grand Tamarind Lake

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel in Kataragama with 2 restaurants and outdoor pool

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Grand Tamarind Lake

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Overview of Grand Tamarind Lake



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
Kandasuridugama Raja Mawatha, Kataragama, Uva, 91400
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • 20 bedrooms
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Room options

Deluxe Triple Room

  • 4 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room

  • 35 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 111.6 miles/179.6 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Ceybank Rest - Ceybank Holiday Homes - 15 min walk
  • Perera & Sons - 16 min walk
  • pastry shop - 4 min drive
  • Eth Yahana - 1 min drive
  • Plummy dale restaurant - 19 min walk

About this property

Grand Tamarind Lake

Grand Tamarind Lake offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 400 per vehicle return. Guests can indulge in spa services, then grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a children's pool.


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Hosted evening meals daily for a surcharge
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Romance packages


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2015
  • ATM/banking
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • 20 bedrooms

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 50.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 400 per vehicle (return. Maximum occupancy 3)
  • Firewood is available for an extra charge of USD 50 per night
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee
  • Hosted evening meal costs USD 12

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs USD 10 (return)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.

Also known as

Tamarind Lake
Grand Tamarind Lake Hotel
Grand Tamarind Lake Kataragama
Grand Tamarind Lake Hotel Kataragama

Frequently asked questions

Does Grand Tamarind Lake offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Grand Tamarind Lake does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grand Tamarind Lake?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Grand Tamarind Lake?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Grand Tamarind Lake?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Grand Tamarind Lake?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Grand Tamarind Lake?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 400 per vehicle return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Grand Tamarind Lake?
You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Grand Tamarind Lake and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Grand Tamarind Lake?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants.
What's the area around Grand Tamarind Lake like?
Grand Tamarind Lake puts you in the heart of Kataragama. Popular attractions include Kataragama Temple Complex, which is 3 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Clean, quiet and very beautiful. Genuine wetlands at the rear of the property with a viewing hide.
VISHWANATH, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Broken online booking system caused an headache
We wanted to try out this hotel based on the good reviews it had. We did the reservation on and received a confirmation from When we arrived at the hotel the front desk staff informed us that there is no such reservation. We were stuck outside the lobby for almost 2 hours with our 2 year old daughter. It was very frustrating. After sometime the hotel front desk person informed us that the online booking system was managed by a 3rd party company and we have to speak to the 3rd party who handle the online bookings to sought this out, since it was the online booking companies responsibility for not passing the booking to the hotel. It was extremely disappointing to hear that, as it's not our concern to know who handle what. And then they were trying to find a different hotel, which we did not want. After about 2 hours waiting in the lobby the resident manager came and informed us that they will provide us a room and things will be taken care of. We appreciate the effort put by the resident manager to take care of the situation. We recommend anyone doing an online booking with Tamarind Lake to call the confirm the booking as there online booking system is completely broken, as the hotel does not know when a guest make reservations online. We appreciate the effort put by the resident manager to settle the issue, hotel has to take responsibility for these incidents as a customer it's irrelevant for the customer to know who handles which part of the business.
Kariyawasam, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Family Holiday
Beautiful scenic environment. Friendly service. Delicious food. Nice place to stay. Very close to religious sites. Inside room comfy and the quality of furniture and bedding need improvements.
Jagath, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean and easy access to pool and other facilities. Food is quite goos and the staff is very friendly.
Denzil, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Harsha Priyal, 3-night trip
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