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Hotel Shalini

41/388 | Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #29 of 59 Anuradhapura B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I Stayed in hotel Shalini for several times with my family. It is a very good budget hotel in Anuradhapura. They provide all the facilities you need. Specially the staff is very helpful. When the food is concerned it provides very tasty food. You can choose from a variety of eastern, western and Sri Lankan food. The hotel is located... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay 3 nights in the Sahlini Hôtels. The service is perfect. Rooms very clean. The hotel's personnal is very very nice . You can ask a lot of questions and they always have the good answers. The food and the rice curry are delicious probably the best in Anuradhapura. I real recommand the Shalini Hotel!!!

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great hostel if your looking for doing some tours of the ancient city. very helpful guide and all the staff in the hostel were really nice and happy to help out with what ever we needed. The food in the restaurant was good and at very reasonable prices. Perfect place to stay for a couple of nights or a long... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights - they arranged a vehicle to pick us up from the airport, which worked well, as we could get straight into sightseeing the next day. They have bikes and you can cycle around yourself. We felt some pressure to take tuk tuk tours and so on, which we would have preferred not to have... More

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Santa Rita, PB
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Rooms: untidy mouldy room full of mosquito, no repellents, smelly and stained bed cloths eyak..... A/C warm and frequently switch off Hot water is not hot Very rude staff and CEO Don't ruin your vacation stay away from this place

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Alton, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed at this 12 room budget hotel for one night en route to Jaffna. We are pleased to report a positive experience. The atmosphere and general appearance was that of a Sri Lankan homestay. We have stayed at friends houses here that are very similar. The room was very clean, comfortable but basic with all facilities working well including... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed for one night and though for the price, it was perfectly ok. Mohammed checked us in on the front desk, gave us good advice about the sights and took us on a tour the following morning in his auto (tuk tuk). The restaurant was ok, a little scruffy but the food was good and the one waiter couldn't... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We didn't stay in the hotel, just used the Restaurant. While touring Sri Lanka, our guide took us to this local restaurant for lunch. They do buffet style meals, but we had different Sri Lankan dishes brought to the table. One was a curried fruit straight from the hotel garden. Really friendly; thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Small room but clean, restaurant food OK. Run on a budget, breakfast portions rather restricted. Had a massage recommended at reception, it was awful! The oil smelled of curry. The place was dirty and very basic and price high. Took two washes to get the smell of curry out of my hair!

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I really enjoyed staying at Hotel Shalini. My brother, sister, and I booked a room and we each had our own double bed with mosquito nets. The shower had plenty of hot water for all three of us and I loved the huge showerhead. Our air-conditioning didn't work, but in December, the fan was more than suitable so we didn't... More

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Address: 41/388 | Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
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12 A/C & 02 Non - A/C Rooms with Balcony or Terrace, H/C water with Jet Showers, Fans, Wireless ADSL WiFi Internet facility,IDD Telephone, Mosquito Nets, Electrical Mosquito Vaporizer, Satellite Television (TV5, DW TV, BBC, NHK, CNN, STAR Channels etc). Room Service, Conference and Banquet facilities, Free tourist information service, same day laundry facilities etc....Homely atmosphere and quiet environment with open air restaurant at first floor serving western, eastern and Chinese food, roof top beer garden, satellite television, Cyber cafe with wireless ADSL WiFi system. Bicycles for hire.Free pick up on arrival & free drop off on departure. ... more   less 
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