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Nilmini Lodge

Main Road, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Nilmini Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I stayed here while travelling with my mom. It is a very nice place. What I like is the hospitality, and that they are not trying to sell you lots of tours and trips. We found that very enoying in lots of other places. On my birthday they surprised me with fireworks and a little present for my girl at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Nilmini for 2 nights on the 28th & 29th January. We arrived outside the guesthouse after getting off the bus, and were welcomed by two ladies, who showed us 3 rooms all slightly different prices. We went for the cheapest one, which was basic, very clean, cold shower and mosquito nets. We were made... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I called the day before to make a reservation but the owner's obviously gave the room to someone else and, when I arrived, behaved as though I hadn't even called (very uncourteously). They had a more expensive room available but didn't offer to let me stay there for the price we had agreed, so I just had to stay somewhere... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed there for a night . The place is just average with cold water and noisy location and no breakfast included. We checked with other travelers on our hike the rate given to us for cold water , fan and no breakfast for the same price you can get rooms with hot water and in some breakfast included .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My boyfrends, 2 friends and I arrived to Nilmini lodge because we see in the guide books. Rooms are litlle but cheap and enough to sleep. The place is near Sigiriya so it's perfect to visit by foot. The owners were lovely with us, we loved this place !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Loved Nilmini Lodge. Small-ish family type home/guest house. Family was great and very helpful. A true way to meet the locals and get that knowledge. Bus stop right outside so very convenient. They lend out bikes which is a great way to get around to all the important sights. Assure that you make the cycle to Pidurangala rock. AMAZING.....better than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Stayed a night as backpackers. Perfect location as bus drops off outside, which is right in the middle of everything going on in this small place. Short walk to the entrance/rock. Very friendly family running it, breakfast provided and wifi. Rooms are what you expect for the cheap price - everything is clean however, just looks a bit tired. Would... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

They warmly welcomed us. Actually we planed to stay just 1 night. After that we decided to stay 4 nights. We got room for 2000Rs with all you need. Mosquito net, Wi-Fi, hot water etc.. Room was clean and smart. If you want breakfast also they provide. Breakfast is not include for the price. They will give you a lot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent three nights in Nilmini Lodge, staying with friends as two couples. One room was slightly more expensive than the other, justifiably as it was larger, with a/c and the doors opened straight out onto the lovely communal patio and garden, however we were able to negotiate a lower price as we opted not to use the a/c. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

we arrived without having a booking and could bargain a little. overall doubles are 2700-3200 incl basic but good breakfast. for me the price is not the best but still fair. the owners and their son chanu are very nice and helpful in every aspect. our room was clean and the matress was good. the guesthousr is surrounded by a... More 

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