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Gimanhala Transit Hotel

754 Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 32 Dambulla B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch and it was not value for money. Restaurant staff is moody & not friendly at all. The selection is very poor & it is one of the worst meals we ever had. When you request for cutlery the staff will take ages to bring it for you. May be its a bad day for them however... More

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Manchester, UK
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50 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Only stayed here for a couple of nights when visiting Sigiraya - wouldn't be rushing back. There are lots better choices and Dambulla is a bit of a dive! Rooms were quite basic, pool you wouldn't swim in, and right next to the main road, so it's quite noisy.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Nice mid range hotel, limited but good quality menu, good clean and regularly cleaned rooms, with excellent friendly and helpful staff, had a minor medical problem during my stay, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating couldn't fault them.

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Dear Air/Madam, Thank you for your comment on us. It help us to improve. FO Manager More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
40 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We liked this little hotel as the service was very friendly (it was the only place where I tried to tip the porter for showing us our rooms but he refused it as he hadn't brought up our bags!), courteous and the food for kids & Westerners in general (their main customer base) was good. We had 2 rooms 207... More

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Dear Sir/ Madam, Thank you for your comment on us. It help us to improve. FO Manager More

Mabalacat, Philippines
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Well actually this hotel has character trying to be chic but not there yet! I personally like old (antique-ish) displays it gives charm to the lobby, walls and stairway but once you go to ur room you'll feel its really old! They have to consider doing a renovation specially the toilet/shower room. Room is big though and the canopy bed... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

This was a very convenient hotel while visiting the Cultural Triangle. We had a driver and the hotel provided accommodations for him as well. The hotel is nicely laid out and has a restaurant, pool and bar. The rooms could use some tender love and care... The room was spacious and the bed and linens were decent. The room came... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Staff, food and room is medicore: for tourists uninterested in Sri Lankan culture; food tuned to foreigners--stale at best. Hot water ran out after 5 minutes; wifi only in the lobby. Buffet breakfast and lunch is unispiring

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Stayed one night while transiting through Dambulla to visit the caves there. Spacious hotel with large dining and bar area. Large outdoor swimming pool with good seating area with sunbeds. Room was large with efficient A/conditioning. Very pretty and spacious dining area with nice bar area ( best we found in the area). Food was good and good value for... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Stayed here as part of an intrepid tour. Lovely big pool and nice well stocked bar at hotel. Rooms were average and full of mosquitoes, bathrooms were basic and this is where the mosquitoes were getting in from. Fine for 1 night only

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Dambulla is a drab & unexciting town. However it can be a relatively inexpensive base to launch into the surrounding attractions. This hotel was excellent value, with good amenities. The restaurant offered reasonable meals & the bar overlooks the pools & gardens. The rooms were quite spacious, however the bathroom needed serious updating(like every bathroom over Sri Lanka). The pool... More

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Address: 754 Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Matale District > Dambulla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #9 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Dambulla
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