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Heritance Kandalama - Dambulla - Building
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9.1 Excellent (4,429 reviews)
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
9.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s very beautiful and comfortable place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful design of building, wonderful location with views over a lake and a forest. Staff were so friendly and helpful.
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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location, view and architecture are so great! They were so many viewpoints, everywhere was great!
Cons: Facilities were a little old. Amenities were not enough, so we had to ask staff to take them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderfully attentive staff and superb food with massive choice.
Cons: Quite expensive, but we knew that before going!
Jetwing Lake - Dambulla - Pool
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9.3 Excellent (1,497 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jetwing Lake in Dambulla, you'll be in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was delicious, plenty of choice, the restaurant staff were very attentive as was the rest of the hotel staff.
Cons: Wanted to treat ourselves to a massage, rang the number stated to request a treatment, they said they would get back to us, but never did. apart from that everything else was perfect.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge swimming pool. Nice staff and rooms.
Cons: Taxi booked through the hotel are unnecessarly overpriced
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing is good
Cons: All perfect and wonderful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place!
Cons: Unfortunately, it’s not pet friendly. The hotel management still has a long way to go to change the attitude to doggies. In this regard it’s far away from Europe and US.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful nature around the hotel. Service was good.room was very clean. The swimming pool was great.
Cons: Even I requested quite area for ourselves unfortunately we had room with separate door interconnected. The Chinese tourists were talking all night a everything movement we could hear."............ the buffet was all prepared for Chinese tourists bus loads......
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Just perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful, clean and very cozy place. If you would ever have a chance to stay here, do not hesitate, this chance is given just a few times in your life. The best place I’ve ever been I tend to think.
Cons: None
Sundaras Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Bedroom
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7.8 Good (1,996 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay here! Friendly staff, felt so accommodated with their genuine smiles. Nice food especially the buffet. Loved it! Pool bar was amazing, we spent 4 hours at the pool and had some happy hours cocktails, was so relaxing. Thank you !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the staff - felt very welcomed by Damien and his team. Cindu at reception and Saman our driver were particularly attentive. Would recommend if you’re looking for a chilled holiday with family or friends.
Cons: Nothing we loved it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing ! Food, staff , location, price , excursions. Really loved the pool bar and cocktails!
Cons: Nothing !
5.0 Okay
Pros: Staff was wonderful and welcoming
Cons: Old rooms and old style bathroom. The shower didn't close properly as well as the bathroom door. There was lots of dust and ants but we only stayed 2 nights. The swimming pool is also old and far away from the posted pictures. Tiles are broken and everything looked old and dirty. The staff is really super nice which makes thing difficult if you want make a complain. Great potential hotel but needs a bit of renovation and good clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is just fantastic, very friendly and helpful. We were in the hotel at the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they continued working and helping us out with tours and accommodation.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Dinner was quite expensive for what you received
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Two clients of my company came to visit Sri Lanka, and I choose this place as a "base" to visit central SL. We had a perfect stay. The last day there was a problem with the menu and the food we ordered, and my clients got quite angry, I don't know exactly what happened, but the hotel service (I think it was the owner, and her friend, the girls from the Czech Republic, a greeting from here) solved it without any further inconvenience. For my part it was everything perfect, they are lovely people! I recommend the site, it was great!
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: Pool bar was so awesome
Cons: foods was marvelous
9.0 Excellent
Pros: My girlfriend and I spent 4 days at sundaras. For £33 a night you cant go wrong. For sri lanka i found this to be one of the better hotels we stayed in. Clean, spacious hotel in a decent location. 4 nights is probably too long to stay in Dambula for travellers tho. The pool is a class place to chill and the pool bar is a lovely feature. The pool is surrounded by trees which i found very re flective of the sri lankan jungles. If the pool isnt enough for you, you can also relax by getting a message. We got a full body message on the day we landed and it was the best! A full body message only cost us 21USD The receptionist siddu was a gentle man, very helpful and no request was too much. He let us check in early after travelling over 24 hrs and even upgraded our room. We organised to visit Pidurangala and Sigiria rock with the hotel. I woukd highly recommend doing these tours with the hotel. Our tour guid was a lovely man, took us for a nice authentic breakfast at a local family's home and showed us a nice view of both Piduranagala and sigiria.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best thing about this place is of course the pool, it's great to relax there after a day of hiking. Services are good. The room is very nice and spacious and the balcony is lovely too. They organize trips to Sigiriya and Pidurangala and the man who took us on the trip was extremely friendly and nice, we really liked the time we spent with him. Thanks!
Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka - Dambulla - Building
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8.5 Excellent (1,015 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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Like the big room and deco on the bed. The bathroom was amazing. Also the infinity swimming pool with the view
Cons: The fact that we had electricity cut and no possibility to charge our phone all morning was quite annoying.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the size of the rooms they were excellent
Cons: Not the best coffee in Sri Lanka
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool setting is amazing especially the way it blends into the outdoors. The resort is well managed and gives a rather rustic feel.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Location
Cons: Was not clean overprice for what it is food was not that good service was not good either table was not served untill we ask them few times Not worth the price
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet place and nice view Nice people
Cons: Bathroom all grey ciment not nice No hanger to hang our wet towels and bathing suit. Terrace not clean and cushions in plastic Tea Dilmah reaaly not good taste Expensive breakfast
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff
Cons: No facalities for the disabled
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice luxurious hotel with big pool Big buffet breakfast with friendly cooks Good shower and bath
Cons: Room a bit outdated and a little walk to the reception
6.0 Good
Pros: Staff were excellent, helpful and friendly Aesthetics at a glance was very nice It was very clean
Cons: no readily information /flyers about the area, things to do, tour options, restaurants etc The walls in the room had makes on them every where No dressing gown No plugs to charge your phones in room! No coverage to restaurant when raining Massage was not amazing and it was slightly intimating in protocol manner
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful surroundings, relaxing and calm stay.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, always willing to help. Excellent venue with beautiful garden and swimming pool.
Cons: Food is not excellent and quite repetitive both for breakfast and dinner.
Amaya Signature - Dambulla - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (201 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amaya Signature in Dambulla, you'll be on the waterfront, and 9 mi (14.4 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: The suit was neat & spacious. Staff was friendly and took care of all our matters. Pool was big and deep enough unlike many hotels I have been.
Cons: There was a problem with the (whirlpool) bathtub. There seem to be a leak as water was draining out continuously.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely stunning place to stay, the grounds are beautiful, well kept, relaxing and peaceful pool area. The food was delicious, our room was amazing..very clean, comfortable bed, with a big balcony to watch the monkeys. And welcomed with drums and fresh fruit juice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A fantastic hotel located outside Dambulla and Sigiriya with nothing but nature around. Extremely nice and helpful staff, the whole place is spotless clean, rooms are good standard and the pool is very clean. For the price this hotel is even better! It's only about a 25 min Tuk Tuk ride to sigiriya and the hotel will help and book everything you need.
Cons: The prices for food are of course higher than what you would get outside a big hotel but this is to be expected. Also, the time for the dinner buffet was a bit late (7.30 pm).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were spacious
Cons: Some fans in the bf area. There were flies as well
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place , friendly staff , clean rooms
Cons: Nothing to fault on the hotel
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good service, good room, excellent grounds, good food. This is a good hotel where people really care about providing good service. Good location. Dambulla Caves and Sirigyra were easily accessible from this hotel.
Cons: Food was expensive. 15 dollars return to Dambulla by tuk tuk.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: hotel staff really helpful, setting of hotel is beautiful on the lake. bed really comfy and room very clean.
Cons: little bit of a way out from Centre, but fine if happy at eat at hotel or have a car
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amaya signature is a part of Amaya lake. Everything was clean, Green is everywhere. Foods great, staff is helpful.
Cons: Pool side needs to be taken care of.
The Paradise Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Building
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8.8 Excellent (481 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, and 8 mi (13 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya and 11.8 mi (19 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Dambulla? This resort has facilities measuring 750 square feet (70 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Especially Nishankar (Restaurent Supervisor) was very helpful and guided us properly. Spa was awesome and the service provided by the spa staff was excellent and professional. Sorry i dont remember her name. Location was perfect. Calm and quiet. Highly recommended.
Cons: We didnt have phone signal much and the wifi connection was very poor. Bath tub wasnt there and Iron was not provided but we were asked to give to the laundry which would take hours and it closes after 6pm.
7.5 Good
Pros: Lovely place to go for relaxing. The staff so friendly.
Cons: Bit of far from the town
6.3 Good
Pros: The staff were friendly and caring
Cons: Absolute rip off and solely set up for taking money from tourists
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff are brilliant, friendly, very helpful.
Cons: Initially our room was very tired, damp & needs a renovating. luckily they upgraded us to a better room which was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Heavenly environment, Very calm
6.3 Good
Pros: Architecture
Cons: Driver complained about bugs in their rest rooms.
6.7 Good
Pros: The pool
7.9 Good
Pros: View, place is quiet, gym , pool & gym available, housekeeping is good amenities are replenished
Cons: Nothing
Governor's Grand - Dambulla - Pool
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8.2 Excellent (12 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Governor's Gangula in Dambulla, you'll be on a river and 9 minutes by car from Dambulla Cave Temple. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: The extensive gardens & the dining area/furniture - a 100 year old Mara tree growing out of the centre of the restaurant! Our room was very spacious in the three storey tower block & was extremely clean - & there was a bath! The air conditioning unit was efficient & quiet. Lanka & Dayawansa looked after us very well & were always anxious to please.
Cons: The western style meals we had in the evenings were poor. Fixed price of 5 U.S. dollars every course no matter what you chose!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Charged extra for the breakfast which was quite satisfactory. Little choice. Service extremely slow.
Cons: Signage from the Main Road - not obvious.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Great service could do enough for us
Cons: Evening meal expensive
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Loves the gardens and peaceful ambience , large rooms and an attentive staff. The checking in can be faster and easier but the owner Frank and the staff made our day with some live music at dinner on our last day and we had a memorable time.
Cons: Nothing not to like but I think it’s a bit expensive and the food also while cooked fresh could be chargeable on a higher side Room service can improve. Wifi can be faster.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very competitive pricing - lower than most in the Dambullah/Sigiriya area at this 4* level - and the rooms are exceptionally clean and in good condition with loads of space. Prakash is also very attentive in terms of service in the restaurant too.
Cons: The location is quite a distance to the South of Dambullah and a long way from Sigiriya - 45 minutes by tuk-tuk. Although this is compensated for by the very competitive price, the food is too expensive for what it is (15$ for dinner) and options nearby are limited. The swimming pool area is also limited.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stayed here for 2 nights. The checkin was quick and the place is a candy store for nature lovers. The garden is beautiful with well maintained bushes and lawn. The stream running behind the property is the cherry on the cake. Sameer was an excellent host and the food was just delicious . The rooms were clean , huge and well maintained. Definitely recommend this place.
Kalundewa Retreat - Dambulla - Building
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9.5 Excellent (42 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kalundewa Retreat in Dambulla, you'll be 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 16.9 mi (27.2 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya. Featured amenities include luggage storage and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful surroundings, amazing service
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful accommodation, beautifully designed and in the middle of a natural reserve.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kalundewa Retreat was a wonderful experience. Being a Sri Lankan and travelled the entire island I would say this is one of best locations and architecture I’ve seen in Sri Lanka. The room was spacious and beautiful and is built with a combination of timber and glass. The rooms are built in such a way as to embrace its natural surroundings with the deck going straight into the swamp and the room having glass all around so you wake up with an amazing view straight from your bed. We even had a private plunge pool leading up to the lake ! The hotel is blessed with an abundance of wild life around it, we were lucky to see so many rare animals such as Hornbills, fishing cats, eagles and even had beautiful peacock chilling with us on the balcony !! If you love nature or bird watching this is definitely the place for you !!! The Hotel also has a lot of activities which we did such as beautiful bike ride along paddy fields with a mountain backdrop, Natural water pool that is filled with from the nearby stream and has a view of the paddy field, Kayaking around the lake and more The food although slightly pricey was exquisite, they have a wide variety of items and the menus are on iPads which I thought was a nice touch. We took the boat ride for dinner and loved it so much we took it again for breakfast !! For the dinner boat ride they put up flames along the lake and makes for a romantic dinner for $100 they provided a 5 course dinner and cruise along the lake and a wine bottle which i thought was well worth it, I would recommend the breakfast ride however as you can see more of the beautiful surroundings than in the night. The staff were extremely friendly and obliging and made our trip so much more enjoyable. A big thank you to the Kalundewa team we really had a great time and will be back again soon !!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kalundewa retreat is amazing. Service is top notch, architecture of the villas is incredible, there is a sense of privacy and peace you cannot find very often. We loved every single moment of our stay there, highly recommended.
Cons: Lots of mosquitos. Really.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great resort, extremely nice staff, really helpful. Beautiful pool...Very good place for bird-watching!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything about the resort was really nice. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Food was absolutely delicious. I recieved an upgrade to a chalet on half board basis upon arrival, which was a great pleasure. I also got a complimentary kayaking down the stream, and a bird watching tour around the property. The location is breathtakingly beautiful. Nature surrounds you from everywhere. I even had few peacocks walking right outside my room. The mountain view from the bed was so beautiful. A definetely worth stay for a serene time. Good for a nature lover.
Cons: The seat covers in the lobby area, inside the chalet and some towels in the room were all clean, but had a lot of old stain marks and spots which was a little put off for me. Also, the jaccuzi was not in useable condition. It was properly cleaned but being amidst nature, it naturally gets filled wid dead leaves and small bugs making it inconvenient to use.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Its silent, remote hotel with very spacious rooms, very friendly staff and amble of birds and wild life I stayed in this hotel for a single night and it was a mistake 2-3 nights is minimum as it could be a base for excursions for areas around.
Cons: For a solo traveler its too silent at night, without a sound system or TV in room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and comfortable hotel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property location is absolutely breathtaking. The bird life is spectacular. Staying on the water villa was a unique experience we will never forget. We cannot compliment the staff enough. They were wonderful and made our stay very special. We would highly recommend.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful, very different, completely located in the nature. Great service
Cons: Water pressure was not great. The menu did not have much of choice
Arika Villa - Dambulla - Pool
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8.7 Excellent (145 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Arika Villa in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, 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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice place in a quiet setting with jungle and a stream in the grounds. Good staff and nice curry for dinner. Really big rooms and bathroom.
Cons: Needs some lighting in the shower area. Not close to any restaurants/shops so you need a car.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice and calm, staff very nice - they coordinated all our transportation and were very flexible regarding checking in and out and dining times, very nice
Cons: Rooms were a bit dated and the property is not really close to anything so you have limited dining options but anyways most people just use it as a base to see the amazing sights in Dambulla
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful very clean villa and beautiful location in the forest! Lovely and helpful staff
Cons: Communication in English is not easy, this absolutely needs to be improved. At the bar/restaurant only two wines are proposed, one red and one white, and both were really bad. No crisps nor olives or similar are proposed as complimentary when you order a beer, only very expensive cashew nuts or peanuts. At dinner, a lot of people were around us (we were the only customers) but no one moved to clean our table when we were finished. Organization could be improved!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Situated in a nice spot among the trees and greens next to a river, a perfect place to get away from civilization and relax and enjoy nature. Breakfast was delicious and filled our stomach. The staff was very friendly and polite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large comfortable room, friendly and helpful staff. Helped us to arrange taxis. Nice food in restaurant.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely stay. Perfect for us.
Cons: No complaints
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The highlight for us was the gorgeous bedroom, which was beautifully designed, spacious and clean, with a huge bathroom and outdoor shower! We were really able to spend time and relax there, and on the pretty, quiet balcony facing the pond (although with a few too many mosquitoes and flies!). A small hotel in a quiet spot off the main road, we enjoyed watching nature in the trees around us - birds and squirrels. The pool was well maintained and refreshing. Dinner was excellent, among the best meals we enjoyed in Sri Lanka (we were asked to confirm our orders earlier in the day). The staff were kind, attentive and helpful. I will especially remember the welcoming smiles of the lady in reception (whose name I’m afraid I’ve forgotten!). Overall, a nice stay and good place to relax.
Cons: We would highly recommend investing in a proper coffee machine, so guests can enjoy better quality filter coffee or a decent cappuccino (the current filter coffee was barely drinkable). Also, a couple of advertised features were not as we expected: the “cycle hire” at the property consists of one tandem and one mountain bike, which wasn’t sufficient for a long day of cycling which is what we had in mind (we managed to hire bikes from elsewhere). Also, the complementary “shuttle” to Sigiriya was in fact a hired Tuk Tuk! This wasn’t a problem for us but just wasn’t what we expected - a “shuttle” normally implies a hotel-run vehicle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This a fantastic places for the following reasons : Staff is amazing, food is delicious, bedrooms and location are perfect. They were so helpfull, with a lot of tips and reactivity to get any service you need! Waouh, thank you to everyone!
Cons: Nothing, just perfect!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are very clean and staf most friendly
Cons: Nothing
Nice Place Bungalows - Dambulla - Building
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8.4 Excellent (372 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Nice Place Bungalows in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pelwehera Village Resort - Dambulla - Outdoor view
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8.3 Excellent (334 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pelwehera Village Resort, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, within a 15-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.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Price
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.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Room was clean.
Cons: Common balcony, no beautiful view. At least unable to see outside ( garden view) through the window as it opens towards the common balcony. No shampoo & conditioner were available. No extra pillows just 2 pillows & they were not even comfortable. Switch board has fixed to mid of the bed frame. Had to wait long time to receive an iron. Seems like they have only one iron as they were so hurried to get it back soon. Reception staff not even courteous.
Shan Inn Dambulla - Dambulla - Bedroom
12
8.9 Excellent (598 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Shan Inn Dambulla in Dambulla, you'll be 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 during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is pleasant to stay with kids. In the backyard is a garden. Everything is very safe. The food was delicious... she truly tried to make not so spicy food for children. She gave good advices about traveling, prices,...
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Really good location for temple and close to city centre by short tuktuk ride. Staff was so helpful and kind. They helped us sort out tours and bus tickets.
Cons: Mattress a bit too soft. Otherwise all good!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fully recomend :) great service and perfect atomosfere. The food was very tasty :)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hosts, sincere and caring people, helped us with catching a bus to Sigiriya, made nice dinner. The beds were huge and very comfy. Outside garden pleasant to spend time at. Main attractions within a walking distance.
Cons: Breakfast was included in the rate but as we left at 7 AM was not offered by the host. Thats the only thing that would have been nice to have. Other than that - all good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone was very friendly and treated us like family. It's very close from the Dambulla caves.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners were very helpful in assisting me with my requests. They arranged for a bus to stop at their place and take us to Kandy. Very lovely people. Would recommend
Cons: The WiFi was slow and not working. But they did make attempts to fix it. They said it had to do with the service in the area.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Host was really funny and awesome. She helped us book bus, showed us her garden, made a fantastic breakfast, and was available. I enjoyed her personality.
Cons: Room was too close to highway, but we saw that she was building additional units in her backyard which will be great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice place, not big. Clean and quite. Extremely nice hostess! Can help you with everything! Place is 7 min walk to the Cave temples and Golden temple. Few local shops with snacks and water. At the neighbors there is a hotel where you can find bar and pool for some extra charge if you’d like to. We were visited by monkeys at daytime. Not aggressive, looking for some tasty things I would recommend to stay at Shan Inn for sure!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Chathuri and Tharidu were very helpfully, friendly, arrenged us car, transport, tuk-tuk. The food - breakfast and dinner - was excellent. We spent there two wonderful day thanks for the owners. ඉස්තුති
Rangiri Dambulla Resort - Dambulla - Building
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8.1 Excellent (38 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rangiri Dambulla Resort in Dambulla, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Peace and quiet connected with nature
Cons: Meals are pricey
7.1 Good
Cons: There were no person on arrival at the reception. Hotel security has to run around to find the person. Once he came, implied that he is busy for about 5 mts and told us that room is ready, but have to wait for 20 mts as it should prepare. Once we came again after 20 mts, I was asked to make the payment before I get the room key and told that the balance will be taken to the room, but never appeared until we check out on the following morning. No responsible person was there in the reception or in the hotel to collect the balance or to check the rooms before check out. Finally I told the security guy who was roaming around the kitchen that we are checking out. This was the service the hotel staff provided for the local guests.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Environment
Cons: Not organized. You have to ask to get things normally available in a hotel. Chef need improvement You do not get value for what you pay for food
6.7 Good
Pros: Breakfast was so good. And the chef is very good. And location is very good.
Cons: The road is not good when you entering from main road to the hotel. And when you coming out from accommodation to the reception full of water. Due to rain and you can't walk over. And there was no telephone in the room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very helpful and friendly The chalets were rather unique
Cons: The road in to the resort was a little uneven which made it difficult to drive a low car into The bathroom of the chalet I was in had a bit of a smell from the pipes but faint enough to ignore
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The tent/chalets were beautiful. The gardens were stunning. The best part however wS the resteraunt staff, so polite and the food was incredible. We didn’t want the Buffett and the head chef personally came out to check was Sri Lankan curries were our fave and what we would want for dinner and breakfast :)
Cons: Not able to buy alcohol
Mps Village - Dambulla - Bedroom
14
6.5 Good (34 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at M.P.S.Village in Dambulla, you'll be 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 6.9 mi (11 km) from Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you want to relax after a long tiring day of travelling, this is the perfect place for you. A bit far from the main town but other than that we had a comfortable stay.
Cons: One thing that a lil problem with this hotel is mosquitos inside the room.
6.3 Good
Cons: Bathroom was small and little room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The surroundings and scenery in the vicinity of the resort. The staff was helpful in arranging transport to visit attractions in Dambulla and providing insights on other locations to visit. I had left back my mobile charger and a staff member provided both his power bank and charger. PS - Ask for the lime juice
5.0 Okay
Pros: I like surrounding.hotel has a private lake iys beautiful.calm place.breakfirst nice
Cons: Pool not working,tv not working,room door was damaged,not good clean.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Nothing
7.1 Good
Pros: Peaceful location with a private lake, a nice nature getaway. The manager was very nice and welcoming. I enjoyed walks in the village, observing the peacocks and other animals.
Cons: The bathroom had a terrible smell, the food was not great. We didn't try the breakfast
1.0 Poor
Cons: I've visited the place,because in early time i've been there twise,but this time experience is very bad,foods are very bad(except the breakfast)
Sunflower Inn - Dambulla - Building
15
7.6 Good (67 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.
6.3 Good
Pros: Very close from golden temple. They kept our luggage after check out so we could visit sigiriya. Breakfast was very nice.
Cons: We had dinner at the place and the price was more than double than everywhere else around but we got there late so no alternatives. Mosquito net was dirty and small for the bed. WiFi never worked in 3 days. The streets around the guest house seem a bit sketchy.
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.
4.0 Okay
Pros: Sunflower is easy walking distance from Smiling Buddha and the Buddha caves.
Cons: My room 06 was not secure. There were many other available rooms but they gave me the worst. There was one lock and two sliding bolts on the door but the windows at floor level next to the door didn't have any locks and looked as though they had previously been pried open. There are no security bars on the windows so there is no ventilation. The rooms all face the afternoon hot sun so they are uncomfortable even late at night. I had arrangements with the manager for dinner at 7 and told her what I liked. At 7:15 the dining room was dark. I called out and no one was around. I had to walk a km in the dark to find food. When I returned at 8:30 they told me dinner was ready. There was only one other couple, and they said dinner was late every night. Had I known it would be late I would have eaten lunch. This establishment runs on its own clock.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful place. The big clean room and bathroom. Friendly family , tasty breakfasts and dinners, a good location. It's easy to get to the Golden cave temple or only 2km to the bus station where you can get the bus to Sigiriya.
3.3 Mediocre
Cons: The room was nice but we had NO water and NO electricity... when we complained about that they just decided to disconnect the WiFi as a punishment.... same on the morning while we had the breakfast. She first gave us the bill while we had the breakfast ( what is anti-commercial) and when we discussed the price because of the lack of electricity and water, she just took the internet box like if we were her children and hadn’t done our homework!!!! And charged us for the 2 lemons they picked in the garden and the garlic they « gave » to us the day before... Never see that before....! I highly NOT recommend this place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great, Good wifi, comfortable bed, it's 5 minutes away for Cave Temple, Breakfast was homemade and very generous portions. Staff so friendly and very helpful to us. They organised everything we wanted to see and do. We just had to show up on time. Super place.I highly recommended Sunflower Inn.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: the rest
Cons: lot of mosquitoes
Heritage Dambulla - Dambulla - Building
16
7.1 Good (3 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Heritage Dambulla, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, a 2-minute drive from Dambulla Cave Temple and 7 minutes from Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. This hotel is 12.5 mi (20.1 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: 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.
7.9 Good
Pros: The person working at the front desk was extremely helpful. I was feeling sick and he even gave me some local medicine. It worked, thank you!

Best rooms in Dambulla

Jetwing Lake - Dambulla - Pool
1
9.3 Excellent (1,497 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jetwing Lake in Dambulla, you'll be in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was delicious, plenty of choice, the restaurant staff were very attentive as was the rest of the hotel staff.
Cons: Wanted to treat ourselves to a massage, rang the number stated to request a treatment, they said they would get back to us, but never did. apart from that everything else was perfect.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge swimming pool. Nice staff and rooms.
Cons: Taxi booked through the hotel are unnecessarly overpriced
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing is good
Cons: All perfect and wonderful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place!
Cons: Unfortunately, it’s not pet friendly. The hotel management still has a long way to go to change the attitude to doggies. In this regard it’s far away from Europe and US.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful nature around the hotel. Service was good.room was very clean. The swimming pool was great.
Cons: Even I requested quite area for ourselves unfortunately we had room with separate door interconnected. The Chinese tourists were talking all night a everything movement we could hear."............ the buffet was all prepared for Chinese tourists bus loads......
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Just perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful, clean and very cozy place. If you would ever have a chance to stay here, do not hesitate, this chance is given just a few times in your life. The best place I’ve ever been I tend to think.
Cons: None
Amaya Signature - Dambulla - Bedroom
2
9.1 Excellent (201 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amaya Signature in Dambulla, you'll be on the waterfront, and 9 mi (14.4 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: The suit was neat & spacious. Staff was friendly and took care of all our matters. Pool was big and deep enough unlike many hotels I have been.
Cons: There was a problem with the (whirlpool) bathtub. There seem to be a leak as water was draining out continuously.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely stunning place to stay, the grounds are beautiful, well kept, relaxing and peaceful pool area. The food was delicious, our room was amazing..very clean, comfortable bed, with a big balcony to watch the monkeys. And welcomed with drums and fresh fruit juice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A fantastic hotel located outside Dambulla and Sigiriya with nothing but nature around. Extremely nice and helpful staff, the whole place is spotless clean, rooms are good standard and the pool is very clean. For the price this hotel is even better! It's only about a 25 min Tuk Tuk ride to sigiriya and the hotel will help and book everything you need.
Cons: The prices for food are of course higher than what you would get outside a big hotel but this is to be expected. Also, the time for the dinner buffet was a bit late (7.30 pm).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were spacious
Cons: Some fans in the bf area. There were flies as well
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place , friendly staff , clean rooms
Cons: Nothing to fault on the hotel
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good service, good room, excellent grounds, good food. This is a good hotel where people really care about providing good service. Good location. Dambulla Caves and Sirigyra were easily accessible from this hotel.
Cons: Food was expensive. 15 dollars return to Dambulla by tuk tuk.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: hotel staff really helpful, setting of hotel is beautiful on the lake. bed really comfy and room very clean.
Cons: little bit of a way out from Centre, but fine if happy at eat at hotel or have a car
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amaya signature is a part of Amaya lake. Everything was clean, Green is everywhere. Foods great, staff is helpful.
Cons: Pool side needs to be taken care of.
Arika Villa - Dambulla - Pool
3
8.7 Excellent (145 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Arika Villa in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, 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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice place in a quiet setting with jungle and a stream in the grounds. Good staff and nice curry for dinner. Really big rooms and bathroom.
Cons: Needs some lighting in the shower area. Not close to any restaurants/shops so you need a car.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice and calm, staff very nice - they coordinated all our transportation and were very flexible regarding checking in and out and dining times, very nice
Cons: Rooms were a bit dated and the property is not really close to anything so you have limited dining options but anyways most people just use it as a base to see the amazing sights in Dambulla
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful very clean villa and beautiful location in the forest! Lovely and helpful staff
Cons: Communication in English is not easy, this absolutely needs to be improved. At the bar/restaurant only two wines are proposed, one red and one white, and both were really bad. No crisps nor olives or similar are proposed as complimentary when you order a beer, only very expensive cashew nuts or peanuts. At dinner, a lot of people were around us (we were the only customers) but no one moved to clean our table when we were finished. Organization could be improved!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Situated in a nice spot among the trees and greens next to a river, a perfect place to get away from civilization and relax and enjoy nature. Breakfast was delicious and filled our stomach. The staff was very friendly and polite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large comfortable room, friendly and helpful staff. Helped us to arrange taxis. Nice food in restaurant.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely stay. Perfect for us.
Cons: No complaints
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The highlight for us was the gorgeous bedroom, which was beautifully designed, spacious and clean, with a huge bathroom and outdoor shower! We were really able to spend time and relax there, and on the pretty, quiet balcony facing the pond (although with a few too many mosquitoes and flies!). A small hotel in a quiet spot off the main road, we enjoyed watching nature in the trees around us - birds and squirrels. The pool was well maintained and refreshing. Dinner was excellent, among the best meals we enjoyed in Sri Lanka (we were asked to confirm our orders earlier in the day). The staff were kind, attentive and helpful. I will especially remember the welcoming smiles of the lady in reception (whose name I’m afraid I’ve forgotten!). Overall, a nice stay and good place to relax.
Cons: We would highly recommend investing in a proper coffee machine, so guests can enjoy better quality filter coffee or a decent cappuccino (the current filter coffee was barely drinkable). Also, a couple of advertised features were not as we expected: the “cycle hire” at the property consists of one tandem and one mountain bike, which wasn’t sufficient for a long day of cycling which is what we had in mind (we managed to hire bikes from elsewhere). Also, the complementary “shuttle” to Sigiriya was in fact a hired Tuk Tuk! This wasn’t a problem for us but just wasn’t what we expected - a “shuttle” normally implies a hotel-run vehicle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This a fantastic places for the following reasons : Staff is amazing, food is delicious, bedrooms and location are perfect. They were so helpfull, with a lot of tips and reactivity to get any service you need! Waouh, thank you to everyone!
Cons: Nothing, just perfect!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are very clean and staf most friendly
Cons: Nothing
The Paradise Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Building
4
8.8 Excellent (481 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, and 8 mi (13 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya and 11.8 mi (19 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Dambulla? This resort has facilities measuring 750 square feet (70 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Especially Nishankar (Restaurent Supervisor) was very helpful and guided us properly. Spa was awesome and the service provided by the spa staff was excellent and professional. Sorry i dont remember her name. Location was perfect. Calm and quiet. Highly recommended.
Cons: We didnt have phone signal much and the wifi connection was very poor. Bath tub wasnt there and Iron was not provided but we were asked to give to the laundry which would take hours and it closes after 6pm.
7.5 Good
Pros: Lovely place to go for relaxing. The staff so friendly.
Cons: Bit of far from the town
6.3 Good
Pros: The staff were friendly and caring
Cons: Absolute rip off and solely set up for taking money from tourists
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff are brilliant, friendly, very helpful.
Cons: Initially our room was very tired, damp & needs a renovating. luckily they upgraded us to a better room which was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Heavenly environment, Very calm
6.3 Good
Pros: Architecture
Cons: Driver complained about bugs in their rest rooms.
6.7 Good
Pros: The pool
7.9 Good
Pros: View, place is quiet, gym , pool & gym available, housekeeping is good amenities are replenished
Cons: Nothing