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  Average price (weeknight): R1 604
  Average price (weekend night): R1 502

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Heritance Kandalama - Dambulla - Building
1
9,1 Excellent (4 617 reviews)
R3 055+
Overview Reviews
Welcome to a very special Sri Lanka hotel. A hotel that doesnt sit on the landscape but is part of it. Where monkeys climb your balcony pillars as if they were trees, swifts nest in the corners of corridors as if they were cliffs, granite crags erupt into the sinuous white walkways. Where you can float in the infinity pool while gazing across at the Sigiriya rock fortress, the eighth wonder of the world. Welcome to Heritance Kandalama, one of the premier 5 Star hotels in Sri lanka
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The setting of the hotel is magnificent as is the hotel itself. The rooms are great. The staff were excellent. The breakfast first rate. I wished we could have stayed longer.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: beautiful massive hotel surrounded by the nature. I liked all the experience in Kandarama. About Restaurant, as I am vegan, when I asked them about vegan food, the chef explained all the dish of the buffet which I can eat every evening and morning, it was very kind and nice. Of course food was great! Thank you very much !
10,0 Excellent
Pros: World class facility for enjoyment of leisure time. An architectural marvel built in an unique rural setting surrounded by lush greenery and hills, adjoining an historical reservoir. Breathtaking views from the rooms and common areas. Finest of buffet breakfasts and dinners served by courteous staff. Comfortable beds in well furnished and equiped rooms. Enjoyed every moment of our stay.
Cons: Nothing to dislike.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Natural environment sustain within hotel premises
Cons: Food was not in my taste
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The food is genuinely Sri Lankan at the buffet.
Cons: The bathtub could’ve been cleaner.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Great pool and friendly staff.
Cons: Slightly expensive for the proposition.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: too expensive for going alone.
Kassapa Lions Rock - Dambulla - Building
2
8,6 Excellent (376 reviews)
R1 240+
Overview Reviews
The hotel, with views of the Sigiriya Rock, is situated 14 km from Dambulla, 17 km from Minneriya Wildlife Park and 24 km from the Ritigala Ruins and the Ritigala National Reserve. Services and facilities include: 24 hour reception, restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, spa (extra charge), garden and car park. The guest rooms are equipped with: balcony/terrace, A/C, TV, telephone and minibar.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Very good management. Nice staff. Quiet location.
Cons: Food isn’t so good as I expected.
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: Hotel pool is good. Room was clean and good.
Cons: Hotel environment is wet with smell ( dirty). Front desk staff not treated well (no welcome drinks..etc). They only treated to foreigners.We ordered Tea bags & some sugar packets for bed tea, but we did not revived it until we left the hotel.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: What an amazing stay. The buffet had so much variety, it was hard to chose. The staff was super friendly. The rooms and swimming pools were very big. You can even see Lion’s Rock from there!
Cons: The WiFi only worked at reception
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything including food, location, room, staff, servive are good. Very friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing
7,1 Good
Pros: breakfast Bed
Cons: the room lock has broken. There were small insects inside the bathroom.
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: It was average. The restaurant manager only focus on looking after his favourite clients but not the rest.
Cons: Bad and slow service from staff; location is not good; photos on its website looks better than reality.
7,9 Good
Pros: Nice setting with two pools. safari themed hotel with friendly helpful staff. Great range of drinks at the bar and very nice food. breakfast was particularly good.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Kind of everything. Super friendly and helpful staff, nice pool, great food, comfortable cottage.
Cons: Actually nothing, but it is a bit remote. But you get all you need at Kassapa, like bike rental for example.
Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka - Dambulla - Building
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8,4 Excellent (913 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Dambulla, Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka is in the historical district, a 4-minute drive from Dambulla Cave Temple and 8 minutes from Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful property with beautiful garden. It offered a tranquil oasis after long days of sight seeing in the area. We also booked Ayurveda massages and they were absolutely wonderful. Beautiful and friendly hotel. We had a great stay.
4,6 Okay
Cons: The fridge and the locker no work and they didn’t fix. We were there 3 times. We try to canceled the last night from 3 because the flight and they didn’t allow us. Doesn’t matter if we been there 3 times and we used 5 rooms. They don’t care about the guest. receptionist is a profesional and work very hard
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are magnificent, the staff amazing, swimming in the pool looking over rice fields while sun sets so picturesque! The kids had great time swimming and looking at frogs. Special thank you to the bar manager and bar staff, perfect service and the best cocktails! The restaurant staff also where so lovely, couldn’t help us enough.
Cons: Nothing, the experience was wonderful.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: It is very good value for money, the staff is very friendly and the hotel is very nice
Cons: The sheets of the room were very old and a bit rotten. The breakfast is quite basic but enough.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Staff and food
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We were greeted with fresh juice, the staff were very attentive and friendly, and always saying good morning and asking how we were. The pool area was very relaxed and very clean!as were the rooms, great shower/bathroom. Private balcony. Food was lovely, buffet breakfast and supper or A’lacarte - and Happy Hour cocktails were delicious! This place is a secluded hidden gem with a beautiful, peaceful mountain view.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Clean Pool Helpful Staff I have found the place in Facebook and I am glad that it was a perfect stay.
Cons: Plunge pool wasn’t clean in the room.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast and dinner options. Very friendly staff. Large, clean room. Brilliant pool and beautiful walk down the hotels property.
Cons: Nothing not to like here
7,9 Good
Pros: We stayed in the hotel only for couple of nights, so might be there weren’t enough time to fully enjoy the hotel. However, it must be said that the staff is really friendly and ready to help you. The rooms are clean.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Great relaxing place. Quiet, close to nature, with a nice atmosphere and extremely friendly staff
Cons: the food options at the bar and restaurant could be better.
Pelwehera Village Resort - Dambulla - Building
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8,2 Excellent (290 reviews)
R1 254+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pelwehera Village Resort, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, within a 10-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent room and facilities, very clean and staff were very attentive. food very good too. We only stayed for one night as we were touring so didn't see the immediate vicinity
Cons: WiFi wasn't brilliant in our room but as we were only staying for one night, not the end of the world!
6,3 Good
Cons: Stayed just for a night , friendly staff
8,3 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious and very clean, a lot of facilities and a big and clean swimming pool to relax after a busy day of sightseeing around.
Cons: The hotel was very empty during our stay and we found that staff was trying way too hard to please us, sometimes it felt really awkward to have someone checking every five minutes if everything is ok or asking the same another colleague had just asked. The hotel is quite far form the center so you will need to take a tuktuk.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly and attentive. The buffet was fantastic covering both local and international cuisine - and the food was tasty!!
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly. Nice buffet breakfast and dinner. Good air conditioning. nice large pool.
Cons: Too close to the busy highway.
7,5 Good
Pros: Good clean room with very hospitable staff
Cons: Restaurant had very limited option for vegetarian
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Nice pool Big rooms
Cons: Poor wifi Smoke smail during the day Lots of bugs entering the room
Sundaras Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Bedroom
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7,9 Good (2 284 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sundaras Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: The manager was always organized and took care of us. He was so efficient and knowledgeable of surrounding areas in Sri Lanka. The food was delicious and the restaurant staff were friendly.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great spot with fantastic pool and friendly staff! Awesome food options. Would recommend a visit to this hotel :)
9,6 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is real value for money. It's location is great, the Dambulla caves are within walking distance and town is only a five minute journey away. The outside area is amazing, in particular the pool. We swam over to the bar area and had cocktails made for us by Pubudu, who is a fantastic cocktail maker and is keen to practise his English (which we equally enjoyed). We are at the hotel, which was a buffet of different foods, and thoroughly enjoyed it all :) The staff were very helpful and friendly. The security guard helped us to get a bus the following morning from opposite the hotel.
Cons: The balcony area isn't huge however, we didn't have any need for using it so it didn't matter.
6,0 Good
Pros: Damian the host was very helpful and made our stay as comfortable as possible. We stayed in a newer room. The chef / head of restaurant was also extremely friendly. The staff here really made us feel welcome and were interested in their guests. Very leafy & green and the pool is very inviting. Pool bar will help create a social atmosphere.
Cons: I would suggest putting a mosquito net above the bed as there were many bugs flying around the room and also many migies or flies on our bed. Also perhaps a TV in the room as there is not much to do in Dambulla in the evenings so after a day trip it would be nice to have a tv. I think the older rooms had one.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Booked this place last minute but it did not disappoint! The room is huge and comfortable! The staff help us out with our tuk tuk as we were driving one across Sri Lanka. Everyone is so friendly
Cons: The only bad thing is the mosquitoes but it's okay inside the room
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Very good place to spend a few nights. Excellent location near Dambulla to visit de caves and also to go to Sigiriya and the ancient cities. We rented a tour and we are very satisfies. The driver was very friendly and attentive and at all times explains us about the places we visit. Breakfast is huge! a lot of Tea, coffee and fruits with sweet and savory at breakfast. The best is the great pool with the bar on the water. Really good!
Sunflower Inn - Dambulla - Building
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7,4 Good (61 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Sunflower Inn is a guesthouse offering rooms with a private bathroom. Featuring a 24-hour reception, the guesthouse has its own restaurant and is 500 metres from Dambulla Rock Temple. The lively city of Dambulla is 2 km away. Bandaranaike International Airport is approximately 140 km away while Colombo city is 160 km from Sunflower Inn. Air-conditioned or fan cooled, each room has a mosquito net and work desk. Private bathroom includes a shower and toilet. Guests have access to Wi-Fi at an extra cost in the guesthouse’s common areas. Sunflower provides chargeable airport transfers. Free parking is available. Sunflower Inn’s restaurant serves a selection of Sri Lankan and Western dishes.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality, best service, suitable location, fresh weather and relaxing, clean room, so caring, reasonable tariffs n value of money, delicious homemade meals ....WOOOWWW...feels like home and family.loving person. Overall ......BRAVO..... Thanks.
Cons: ZERO........PERFECT.would love to visit again.
5,0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
7,1 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good, eggs and fruit.
Cons: Budget rooms are a bit basic. But was cheap enough so fair.
7,5 Good
Pros: It was our cheapest stay ever. Breakfast was good and staff friendly.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: In walking distance to the Dambulla Cave temple!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, Reasonable Rate, and most of all, the friendliest staff i have ever met. Nice place to relax. Also the food is very high quality with a nice mix, The staff are exceptionally kind, nice and polite; a pleasure to know. The location was nice and I've enjoyed great walks every day. The golden temple was nearby therefor i got the chance to visit that wonderful location as well. Reception have arranged for me to visit the local national park to spot elephants with the naturist which, I have enjoyed it a lot i must say. Highly recommended.
Heritage Dambulla - Dambulla - Building
7
7,0 Good (55 reviews)
R1 063+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Heritage Dambulla, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, within a 5-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. This hotel is 12.3 mi (19.7 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Popham's Arboretum. Rooms Bathrooms with showers are provided. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers. Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. Dining Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the hotel's coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. English breakfasts are available daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
6,7 Good
Pros: Staff were friendly
Cons: The takeaway dinner was hopeless and it was a real waste of money and some of us could not eat the dinner at all as that was tasteless with too much salt.
6,7 Good
Pros: The staff were very friendly and helpful I selected Sri Lankan food, which was quite ok. Location excellent for watching international cricket at the Dambulla stadium. 5 minutes by auto rickshaw Also, very close to the cave temple.
Cons: There were two main problems, both to do with the room. There were a lot of mosquitoes in the room, also the electricity supply to the property was very erratic so the air conditioner barely had any effect and often stopped for long periods of time.. For these two reasons I found it impossible to get a good night's sleep on either night of my stay.
Boulder Range Resort - Dambulla - Building
9
6,7 Good (15 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Boulder Range Resort in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
5,8 Okay
Pros: Quite place with friendly staff
Cons: Breakfast , no Wi-Fi, additional charges
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: Location
Cons: Facilities,
7,9 Good
Pros: Great location in the woods, great if you love nature and hiking around. Very nice service, good people. Very Nice breakfast and diner. Good swimming pool. The rooms and place are clean, but outdated (for me no problem).
2,9 Mediocre
Pros: The swimming pool was in good condition. The staff was courteous
Cons: The rooms were dirty, sheets were dusty. Bathrooms were poorly maintained No wi fi in the rooms. No television or telephone in the rooms. No room service. Scary walk back in the night from reception to room through jungle with poor lighting. Overall the property needs an upgrade and plenty of renovation to make it worthy. Booked 3 nights but checked out post the first night.
5,0 Okay
Pros: The swimming pool and the garden. The staf is helpfull.
Cons: The rooms were oldfashioned and not clean. The beds were old and did not lie well. The price of the rooms dit not match its quality. The proces of de meao’s dis not match its quality and not Sri Lankian food prices.