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Golden Rainbow Inn

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Piriwana Road | Vihara Junction, Dambulla 2100, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Usually, three wheeled drivers tent to drag you to places that aren't necessarily the greatest. But, in lack of other options we followed this family father to his guesthouse. I must say, during my trip this was one of my favourite stays. the host was helpful, and made sure we got what we needed. Tour to Pidurangala Rock/Sigiriya was easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there two nights and it was one of our best stays in Sri Lanka. It is very near to the temple, although not directly in the city and therefore quiet. We had a family room with two double beds and an AC and would always go there again. On the second day, we had breakfast there and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

When we got to Dambulla, a tuk tuk driver recommended we go to the Golden Rainbow Inn, and luckily, we decided to listen to him. Outside of a few small issues, it was a fantastic experience! Cons: -It's a little out of the way. The cave temples are close by, but getting anywhere else (shops, markets) is a bit of... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were very thankful to not only be saved from the heat but to be taken to a quiet gorgeous place not so far away from the sights and food but hidden just off the main road making it perfectly peaceful. This family run guest house was spotlessly clean and the owner would go out of his way to give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Its little bit difficult to find but once you got there it would be easier and its just right next to the cave temple! Location is good,you can get tuktuk to the downtown for 100 or 200 rp I cant remember or take a bus,its like 10 rp. We stayed in the room upstairs, 2000rp for the double bed,its big... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed at the Golden Rainbow Inn last year.This is not a hotel, but ranked as special accomodation (guesthouse) It is a very nice place, with very nice people that run it.Monkeys are all over the place. We have seen them throwing rooftiles on the roof. Unfortunately the owner(himself or a friend) was trying to remake the rooms, so there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Clean and comfy room in the jungle. Really close to dambulla caves which was handy and the family were nice and friendly. Food was good too and one night when the wife was unwell we were given a couple of recommendations of places to eat. Only complaint is it was a bit buggy and the shower wasn't great but good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This guesthose is very well located, near the golden temple but a little away from the bustle of Dambula. It is a place perfect for rest and be in contact with nature. The family is very friendly and helpful, the owner has a tuk tuk. He gives very good and reliable information on places to visit. Breakfast is very good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Golden Rainbow Inn rents two rooms. The owner is a very friendly guy that picks you up at the Bus Station for free. The room is basic,but very clean and comfortable. Also the bathroom is small,but practiacal and clean. They told it is like living with a family,and it is really like That! They are so friendly and helpful,we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A lovely stay with a very kind and welcoming host family. The room and bathroom were very clean. It offers a perfect location away from the main street into Dambulla so very quiet and peaceful. It is a short walk from the rock temple. At a very reasonable price this is a fantastic homestay!

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