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Saman's Guesthouse

245 Kandy Rd, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 31 Dambulla B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights when visiting Sigiriya, and the cave temples. Although, you could visit these 2 attractions staying just 1 night. The food was fantastic, and would recommend even if you're not staying at the guesthouse. The guesthouse is very close to the cave temples, only a 5 minute walk. Sigiriya is a 30 minute tuktuk drive from here.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Saman' s in Dambulla for two nights and it was a perfect location' s choice: 5 min walking to the caves and well connected to Sigirya and Polonnaruwa. If you need a tuk tuck you can manage to book one thru them for a personalized service and fare. The place is a very nice family runned guesthouse... More

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Nice bright clean room with thoughtful decor. All staff genuinely interested in you and friendly and eager to please. No road noise. Good rice and curry meal. Outside space very pleasant. Perhaps scope to open up the rear garden more to guests and provide more outside seating area to take advantage of this.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I took a room on the ground floor which was clean with fresh, crisp bed linen & towel. The shower room had a proper shower with good pressure, hot water and a welcome change to the usual shower head sticking over the toilet? The staff were very friendly and helpful. The greatest plus though was the incredible vegetarian dinner i... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a room on the first floor, what was really good. The dissapointing is the bad service. (Waiting one hour for dinner and 40 minutes for breakfast) We did our laundry here and brought it the first day. It would be ready the second day. That was not true. We told them we had to leave early the third... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch following recommendation in Rough Guide. Had rice and curry, a vast array of food, more than 8 curry dishes with enough rice to feed an army for 400rupees each and the freshly made fruit juices were large and excellent. Another plus was they served beer! Highly recommended don't bother with anywhere else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Saman's Guesthouse was clean, friendly and accommodating. The manager was accommodating. He assisted us get transport for an excellent price to Sigiriya return in tuktuk (1200 rupee). The guesthouse is only 5 mins walk from the Cave Temples which was very convenient. He speaks Italian so that would greatly assist any Italian travelers. It was pleasing to have hot water... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We thought this place was excellent value considering what we paid - bargain/negotiate for a better price. The rooms were clean and there was even a proper shower, with hot water, instead of the usual shower head hanging over the toilet:) The food on the other hand we didn't even try as it was way too overpriced.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The family which runs the hotel was very friendly and helpful. They charged our SIM Card for us and we could use their personal computer because we didn't bring any Laptop or Smartphone. They offer reasonably priced Tuk Tuk rides but we had to start our trip to Sigiriya one hour too late because their Tuk Tuk wasn't ready. We... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had a lovely time here. Im so surprised by some of the negative reviews I have just read and can only put it down to different levels of expectations from people as we had no problems at all. I was slightly suprised when we first arrived as the entrance which is the restaurant is slightly shabby looking. The manager... More

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Address: 245 Kandy Rd, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Matale District > Dambulla
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Free Parking
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Ranked #6 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Dambulla
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