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Saman's Guesthouse

245 Kandy Rd, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We went here for diner and it was the best Rice and curry in Sri Lanka! You get all you can eat, one bowl almost finished? They fill it again. For 500 rp a person. They explain every side dish and have a basket with vegetables of the day. The guys working here are Really kind. They showed us the... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Arrived in Dambulla and was greeted by this nice family. The food I got for dinner was really excellent! Such generous portions and good attendance from the propriators. They also offered tours and transport to Trincomalee. Well recommended.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here 3 years ago and I liked it. So I came again this year..but nothing was done there, it is not finished, looks a bit dirty. Bathroom not in the god shape, water coming to the floor, no bulb. It was disapointing. Plus is the short distance to cave temple and very good food. It was really tasty,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Our stay at Saman's was very average. After 10minutes of checking in I got trapped in the bathroom and one of the young boys came to rescue me. Later the manager then came to check the lock and to tell us that it didn't work and we shouldn't use it... That was a bit late. Upon inspecting the broken lock... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went there two days ago. They warmly welcome us with the Sri Lankan hospitality . Food was superb and rooms were very clean and spacious. Place is very closed to 'The Golden Rock Temple' Dambulla, approximately 5-10 mins walking distance. It's a family run guest house ,equipped with all the modern facilities and it's highly recommended please for those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely clean modern rooms for a good price,the family that owns it were extremely helpful and made us feel at home and cooked amazing curries everynight for us.Good location to walk to Golden Temple and Rock Temples .

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Chesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our 3 day stay here as a group of 8. Run by a family who couldn't be more friendly. Son speaks fluent English, Italian & French. Nothing was to much trouble. Budget accommodation but suited our needs perfectly. Mosquito nets provide, bathrooms with good showers in every room and air con in some. More being refitted currently. Food... More 

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Thank razzorbuzz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

First of all the room is excellent.they clean and with hot shower and ac.second the services is fantastic and they can help with everything.and not forget that samans resturant is very good and in the guesthouse!

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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a nearby guesthouse and met Saman at a veg stall nearby. He is a very nice guy, helpful and friendly so we decided to try his restaurant at the guesthouse. It is a simple, comfortable and clean place which produces a phenomenal spread of very nice food. A selection of about 10 bowls of curries, salads, fish... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stayed here for one night, the hotel is very close to Dambulla cave temple and on the first look looks everything inside in a good style and well, but: - until 1meter height is all around the room mold -Bet is not comfortable -AC stops to work after 10 min - Toilet not working - Hot water without flow... More 

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