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Vikum Lodge

Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Vikum Lodge
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This guest house was nice - nothing to deserve one star reviews! The guy who served us was nice, the breakfast was good, the rooms were clean and cheap. There was no hot water, but we knew that was coming, and it's not like you need it in a climate like that! There was free wifi, and we even had... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in Vikum Lodge in mid-July, having seen it in both the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide to Sri Lanka. We stayed in a double room with AC for 2500Rs per night, having been offered a room with just fan for 2000Rs. Our room was fine, a bit dingy and in need of some touching up... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

If only we had checked Trip Advisor before contacting this place via phone on reliance on LP review, we obviously wouldn't have stayed. Our experience was as per the last few reviews - dirty bathroom, wifi turned off without notice, service charge added to everything (which we didn't end up paying), hassles from owner and tuk tuk driver (who lingered... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

How can the lonely planet be lyric about this old bad maintained place. The owner who does everything with a smile did not convince us of a warm welcome. When you leave your room he switches of the power. Food is over expensive and he charged us 10 percent servicecharge even over the room. Don 't go to this depressing... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Don't know how Lonely Planet gets the idea to recommend this place...!? I can only warn you to go there: About the rooms: that's how I imagine a prison cell. Very cold atmosphere, walls and ceiling very dirty, partially even moldy. The mattress sags, cables were hanging lose in the bathroom, all the things did not really look very clean.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This place has a bad atmosphere. Within 10 minutes of arriving we had two guys sit next to us while having tea trying to get us to book a safari. Constantly telling us about how others are more expensive and it was all a pack of lies. We didn't eat here so no idea how the food is. Location is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Yala in general is full of pushy men trying to sell you a safari and you cannot walk anywhere without being hassled-quite intimidating for a lone female traveller. I agree with previous reviews in that the owner is rather pushy and the rooms are less than basic with thin mattresses and cold shower. Fortunately I only paid 1900rupees for my... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

I have to agree with most people on here, I was surprised to see that LP endorse this place. Our room was nothing close to 'lovingly cared for', nor did I find the 'luxuriant botanical bonanza surrounding them'! The rooms are shabby and worn out, and dirty in places. Ours wasn't as bad as some have described on here, and... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It is not the cleanest place on earth and animals definitely rule in the house (I found a scared snake gliding away when I opened the door of our room and a frog sitting in the toilet in the room we then were given; but hey I guess it's hard to keep mother nature out when in Sri Lanka!). But... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is probably the worst we got during our Sri Lanka trip. Arriving from Haputale after a long bus ride, we were getting into town relatively late so even though we got a recommendation for something in town (given to us by hostel staff in another town), we opted for what the LP described as a very nice and well... More 

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