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Banana Rest

No. 164 / A T.B. Tennakoon Mw | Kimbissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Banana Rest
Ranked #9 of 28 Sigiriya B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent four great days at Banana Rest. Ramid was a great host and so were Gayan and Krishantha. They really made us feel at home. We cooked roti together and they took us on a night elephant spotting trip. Also Ramid arranged a great trip to Minerya national park (a must see - more than 200 wild elephants including... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

we had a great time in banana rest with rami and his very sweet family, we cooked together rice and curry and this was great fun. Ramis mom create the most yummy rice and curry from our whole trip trough sri lanka it has been a feast for eyes and mouth......very very yummy. thank you so much for that experience... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Charming place. Simple. Amazing value. Best curry in Sri Lanka. In the middle of nowhere but that was lovely. Rooms were clean and spacious. The family who run the place are so nice and we have so much respect for the lovely lady running it who sadly lost her husband a numbe of years ago. Averred limited evening menu ..curry....so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

The food we had here, home cooked by the owner, was some of the best we had in all of Sri Lanka. The place was very clean, basic but nice. Overall a good experience. Just be aware of the guy driver attached to the BnB, he took us to Negombo in minivan and it took us far longer than it... More

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Lyon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We spent four nights in Banana Rest. The central location of this guesthouse offers an excellent opportunity to visit several major cultural sites, Sigiriya, Dambula, Polonaruwa, Ritigala, within the daytime using either bus or tuk tuk. The guesthouse is located in a peaceful and beautiful garden close to a lake 2 kms away from Sigiriya. The accomodation is comfortable and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed here for three nights at the start of our trip. Like a few other reviewers, we were a little underwhelmed with the rooms on arrival. They were very basic and seemed quite pricey. Our stay here ended up being one of the best of our trip. Although basic, the rooms were comfortable and clean. We started in a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed here the last two nights while on a five day tour originating in negombo. At first we looked at each other and said... This is where we're staying? It was a wet and miserable day ad were both a bit weary. The place must be quite new as it looked to be still under construction in some places.... More

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Banana rest is the first guest houst we stayed in Sri Lanka!We were 6 of us and at first we should stay only 1 or 2 nights in Sigiriya....we stayed 4 and do not regret it!!! Ramith and his mum are so adorable, I have no word to express how warm was the welcoming. At first they look shy but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

Yes it's basic but it feels miles from anywhere even though Sigiriya is just around the corner. There's a lovely lake a hundred metres away for a relaxed walk. It's bright, clean and comfortable, good value for money and excellent food. OK so we found a frog in the bathroom. My wife kissed it and was disappointed it didn't turn... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Only 10mins drive from Sigiriya, this place is ideal but the good point stops here. The AC in the room does work, but it's not powerful enough to cool the room. We had to have the fan on as well but it was quite loud. The room was dated and clean-ish (can't really see as the lights were very dim... More

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Address: No. 164 / A T.B. Tennakoon Mw | Kimbissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Matale District > Sigiriya
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Ranked #9 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Sigiriya

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