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Thilanka Resort and Spa

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51 Godawalayaya | Morogollawa, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Thilanka Resort and Spa
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Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Dambulla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • 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
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Mukilteo, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Thilanka Spa with a group tour for two nights. It is set in the woods, with nothing within walking distance so very quiet and serene. It is a little quirky, the rooms have huge soaking pools, but it must take for ever to fill them. The doors to the rooms are double doors, but together the same... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to this lovely hotel. I like this place because it is so close to nature. The grounds are very well maintained and most of the food we ate came from the vegetable gardens which was super fresh. The rooms are quite nice and big. The bathroom are very modern, big and clean. Staff was very... More 

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bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed just for a night at this nice hotel. It is very well situated for visiting Polonnaruwa, Dambula and Sigirya. It has a wonderful garden with many tropical trees. The rooms are big and the bathrooms have huge bathtubs. We have had also a good dinner. The staff is very welcoming.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at Thilanka resort for one night and it all started with big mess. Booking the room by Agoda, the address was given that the resort is situated in Sigirya City not Dambulla. So, it meant losing precious time and taxi money. The resort itself is at first glance 5 star. We were given an upgrade to Luxury room... More 

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A really good stay at this hotel. The lobby, bar and restaurant are located in the main modern open plan building with swimming pool extending through one side of the building. The area has a great atmosphere especially in the evening and is a great place for pre dinner drinks. All the staff be it in the restaurant , reception... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

That place looks very very special. Beautiful, maintained garden in the middle of the jungle, tastefully designed buldings, clean pool. I absolutely loved the room. I loved how big and airy it was, I was happy it had a jacuzzi, big windows, a balcony overlooking the garden. The staff was nice and helpful. They had a room for our driver... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in the Thilanka and everything went very well. The mango forest is magnificent and the hotel is close to Dambulla's main attraction. The service and the food buffet were really good! The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms come with a shower and a bath! The only negative point we saw concerns the rooms : they... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Modest sized hotel which we appreciate in a lovely setting amongst a mango orchard. Pity it was not the fruiting season during our stay!! Rooms might be considered functional but they claim to be eco friendly; food and drink very good. In fact an excellent barman in Mahis. My wife had a massage but she rated it as hardly average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed at the hotel for our wedding in 2010. The staff could not have done more for us. The location was perfect and the hotel room was delux, particularly for the price. They had even filled the bath with fresh flowers for our arrival. Highly recommended for accomodation, food, service and welcome.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we had a great time here. great pool, good food, great grounds, big rooms with nice beds and decor and best of all, great staff. we were there for NY Eve and lit crackers with the staff. They had a ball! it really is a bit of an oasis from travelling. The massage was very so-so and best give it... More 

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