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Saman's Guesthouse

245 Kandy Rd, 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 26, 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

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Family-run guesthouse with standard rooms (fan or a/c), nothing fancy, but well maintained and clean plus the best rice and curry we had on our whole trip! Friendly and helpful service with a lovely collection of statues and paintings (also for sale)!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice stay at Saman's House for two nights. The place is very friendly, near to the center (15min walk). The rooms need a small refresh but they are confortable ad clean. And the food is really good, the owner and his family are very nice and helpful.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We NEVER rate any place Terrible. This is a first but cannot go without being said. Our entire stay was issue after issue. More or less their fault I'd say but overall we had a TERRIBLE time. When we first arrived, we were proposed a downstairs room that was in itself quite nice and a very nice bathroom BUT the... More 

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