We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Dambulla hotels

Thilanka Resort and Spa

51 Godawalayaya | Morogollawa, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Thilanka Resort and Spa to your Saves list
Thilanka Resort and Spa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #3 of 10 hotels in Dambulla
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Tereza K Prague, Czech Republic
  • Overview
  • Reviews (236)
  • Photos (174)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (36)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

236 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was very luxury, I don't reccomend swimming in the pool(women), because the staff is looking at you as they have never seen white woman. And you can be surprised when you will find some uninvited guests (scorpion).

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big large rooms, excellent condition. Lots of greens around have to be careful of mossies but kids enjoyed satellite tv. No internet in room, only in lobby. You get chariot from car park to reception . 100's of mango trees! There's a green luscious paddy field next to it! A true Hidden spot!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly floor manager. Great pool and location. The rooms are clean and big. Everything looks beautiful and the bar is nice too. It's a shame there was no wifi in rooms but just in public places. Breakfast is great (you can request omelettes which are nice) and the optional dinner is pretty good too if you like Sri Lankan food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this resort is my favorite out of 3 hotels stayed during my ancient capitals trip in Sri Lanka. This hotel is based on European style design with spacial rooms. Smart and valuable choice for anyone who wants to visit Matele district (Sigiriya).

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Thilanka hotel in Dambulla have a huge area with a wonderful pool and fruit garden. The room was clean and comfortable with air condition. There was only wifi connection in the restaurant, the bar and the lobby(we did miss it in the room). The bathroom was luxurious, even with an jacuzzi. But the best of all was the personal... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Lovely hotel with a pool over looking the green paddy field and a large garden area you can walk around for hours. The rooms are spacious, although some things need a little touching up. The room I stayed had a nice jaccuzzi which worked fine, but my friend's room had issues. The staff is friendly but sometime a little clueless.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Clara, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

great service, great atmosphere with a beautiful pool, and awesome personalized service at the restaurant. the only gripe I have is the food was a bit salty for my taste. I think this is a chain company since we also stayed at the Thilanka in Kandy and it was perfect there too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The hotel was very well set out on a large area which included rice paddies, gardens and a beautiful pool. The rooms and bathrooms were spacious and comfortable. WiFi was free and available in the lobby. Meals were served in the dining room above the lobby and the food was very good. Plenty to keep the children busy - pool,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

early morning drive from Colombo airport to Pinnawela and the humid weather took a toll on us. still we dare to drive down to Dambulla into this resort. Entering the resort amidst lush green surroundings gave a huge relief and kindled freshness in us. Room boys helped us and soon we realised we were amidst nature unlike in the other... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Lovely resort in a great setting. Really nice orchard and friendly staff who we enjoyed cricket with. Rooms spacious and comfortable. Spent a night here while bicycle touring, our bikes just sat outdoors looked after by the staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Thilanka Resort and Spa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Thilanka Resort and Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thilanka Resort and Spa

Address: 51 Godawalayaya | Morogollawa, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Thilanka Resort and Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Thilanka Hotel Dambulla

174 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (174)
Room/suite (24)
Hotel & grounds (36)
Dining (7)
Pool/beach area (31)
Bathroom (14)
View from room (6)
Other (56)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)


Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Dambulla
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique hotel- 24 luxury Suites with AC, fan, TV, DVD, mini bar, safe, telephone, WIFI, jacuzzi or plunge pool. Ayurveda spa, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis and colleyball located in a 25 acre orchard with 2 rivers. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

See which rooms travelers prefer