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Nilmini Lodge

Main Road, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Nilmini for three days seeing Sigiriya Rock, Pidurangala, Polunnawara and Rambulla Cave temples. The family at Nilmini are so kind and helpful - they picked us up in Negombo, has driven us to the sites and finally taken us to Kandy. Rooms could need a touch but not a problem for us :-)

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kaveen and his family are so cute! Really friendly and very accomodating. They organised a car from Colombo airport and helped with our onward trip plans as well as hailing down the bus to Kandy which stops outside. Room was very basic but cheap and included nice breakfast. Great location for climbing Sigiriya and exploring Dambulla.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Simple and affordable guest house. Owners are really nice, helpful with everything (buses, what to do, etc…)there is free wifi and great location in Sygiria. Close to all the main restaurants and attractions (very close to the rock (15min walk)). The shared bathrooms were very clean. They do offer breakfast but only western (we were after the local stuff ;)).... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We stayed at the Nilmini lodge for 2 nights - the family running the lodge were super friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast each morning was great with eggs, toast, jam and fresh fruit. Nilmini is within walking distance to Sigiriya Rock which suited us perfectly. Clean, comfortable and a pleasant place to stay.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Scored two quaint double rooms with friends right up the back of the property for an excellent price. We had shared bathroom facilities which were clean and well maintained, fitted mosquito nets, loads of room for baggage, and a fan in good working order - all you need! They also have private cottages for extra which looked quite comfortable also!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

It's always fun reading the horrible reviews people leave and turning up at a place to see for yourself, of course nothing like the horror story portrayed. In fact quite the opposite. If you are on a backpacker budget this place is perfect! We rented a couple of rooms between a few of us, we shared toilet and bathroom facilities... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We spent five nights at this perfect situated guest house at the main road close to the rock. Our room was clean, as well as the bed. The family is very helpful and the guest house is, as a "base camp", well suited for exploration of the Ancient Cities and elephant safari in Kaudulla. It is highly recommended. Ola and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

To be fair when i arrived everything seemed nice, the room was ok clean and the bathroom too. I stayed only one night but i could smell that the matress was everything else but good to sleep on and the next morning my legs where covered in bites that turned out to be made by BEDBUGS!! The owner seemed like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Whilst expensive for Sri Lanka, Nilmini Lodge was reasonably priced for Sigiryia. We enjoyed our stay; the young boy who worked on the front desk was especially helpful - he even gave me a ride to the ATM on his ped free of charge, and came out early to flag the only bus direct to Kandy (6.30am) down for us.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stayed in the Nilmini Lodge for one night in June 2015. The lodge provides a very good central location to explore the stunning Lion's Rock and surrounding area. Lion's Rock is a short cycle or a 15 minute walk from the lodge. The owner of the lodge was also able to arrange a safari of the nearby Minneriya National Park... More 

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