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Gimanhala Transit Hotel

754 Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed here for a night on our arrival into Sri Lanka. Nice and decent no frills hotel. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are decent but could have been more clean. Value for money for an overnight stay.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. All three breakfast they provided only the same thing.... no western. The rooms are clean but the pool should be cleaned. The place is good but should seriously focus on service.

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Transit Hotel, responded to this review

Mr. Fernando, First of all I would like to apologize about the inconvenient which you faced on our service. To correct ourselves, I would like to know the exact dates and the room number to follow our details. Also I would thank you to make a comment on us which help us to improve. Thank you Jayesha Jayarathna Hotel Secretary More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Spent one night at the hotel. On arrival the booking i made through the phone was not there. luckily there were rooms available and we were quickly allocated a room. the hotel is more like a rest house. The rooms are spacious and basic. The bathroom could have been a little bit cleaner There is a mosquito netting and electric... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice hotel with comfortable and spacious rooms even the bathroom could have been a little bit cleaner... Food was ok but not extraordinary. Pool is nice. We paid arround 45 euros for one night that seems a very fair deal. Really a good and affordable spot for a night.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stayed one night here as part of an intrepid tour going to see Dambulla caves and Sigiriya caves. Spacious hotel with large dining and bar area. Outdoor swimming pool with good seating area with sunbeds. Room was large with efficient A/conditioning. Food was ok but wifi ok but only worked in reception area and was extremely slow – close to... More

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Sydney
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Gimanhala is a comfortable hotel with decent sized rooms, reasonable bathrooms and a great pool and pleasant bar/restaurant. Service was reasonably good. The room bathrooms were OK, but did suffer from a slight odour (drains?). Beds comfortable. No view form the rooms near reception as these all opened onto a old style corridor. No wifi in the room. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Initially this place has a bit of a motel feel about it but it is actually a very small hotel with a lovely pool and garden area out the back and large restaurant. The rooms are very outdated but I understand that they are about to renovate. The bathrooms definitely needed renovation. Good basic place to stay though. Staff extremely... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

nice comfortable room, 2 cute single beds, if I was taller though my feet would have touched the end! nice shower and the room is nicely done tea and coffee, wifi, air con and fan. clean sheets and bathroom pool was amazing, swam 3 times in the end, loungers with cushions and pool towels provided in the room. nice cocktails... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This stay has been awesome and the service and food brilliant A first experience of Sri Lanka has been awesome. The ambience at the restaurant with the lights and at the pool side with the live musician was absolutely brilliant Recommended and all the very best for the hotel and the staff

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Nice mid range hotel with clean rooms. Although it does not offer you luxurious stay, it is a good place to stay back. Food served was good and affordable. The best part is helpful and cheerful staff.

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Address: 754 Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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