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Hotel Sanda Diya

Polonnaruwa Road | Palwehera, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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london
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This hotel looks really nice from the outside. The pool is lovely and it was nice to come back after a long day of exploring and go for a swim. The food was average - they served the same buffet food two nights in a row though. My room faced the pool and it was very noisy as people were... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed here 2 nights during a tour, although a lovely setting next to paddy fields and the hotel grounds were lovely. It was let down by the bathroom not working (toilet didn't always flush) and service was poor in the restaurant, we ordered soup which arrived cold on one night. The following night we ordered soup then French fries... More 

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Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed in Hotel Sanda Diya only one day and the room was dirty, the location was bad and staff was unfriendly. We didn´t have warm water. When you arrive at the hotel, it looks pretty and quiet with a small pool.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed there on a way to Sigiriya. Take a deluxe room as the standard rooms are small. We got a room on the floor with the balcony. It was rather big, clean. There were some issues with the water pressure in the shower, but it seems to be the problem in the entire Sri Lanka. Staff seemed to be... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This place is a tranquil location surrounded by paddy fields and it can be held any functions .We were offered very kind hospitality and cordial service.The staff were very friendly.We enjoyed to the fullest withing our budget for the function.Every body satisfied their test buds with the excellent cuisine that were ordered for the occasion.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights during our recent tour around Sri Lanka. First, the hotel has a central location that we thought worked well for all of the attractions we saw in the area. It's 5 minutes from the town of Dambulla, just over an hour from Pollanaruwa, and about 25 minutes to Sigiriya - if going by car. Another... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

First we noticed that there was no one in the hotel, no clients we thought it was strange... Then we understood why ! The staff has no motivation to work, no smile which is not common in Sri Lanka. The decoration of the restaurant is really kitsch and the space is too big for only 2 or 3 customers. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Hotel was picked by our driver on a recent trip, we stayed here for two nights. Food was average, pool looked nice and after a dusty, hard day on the road was very welcoming. Shower wasn't great but just about adequate. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Large bed had a mosquito net but the single bed didn't. Wasn't very... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

An excellent standard hotel with good hospitality. The ambiance of this hotel is too good. Service also excellent. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Thinks more a home away from home. Thanks for N2 Travels for given this nice accommodation for us. Highly recommended to travelers who wants to stay budget accommodation.

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Litomerice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very quiet spot. We stayed in ground-floor rooms. Rooms were quite clean, except for a little bit rusty bathroom and a smell from drain - there was no stink trap... Roofed sitting area. We are an only quests, so we had the swimming pool just for us....

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