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Nilmini Lodge

Main Road, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Istanbul
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed here for a night in February of 2014. Beautiful little place in the middle of town. Owner and family were very friendly and pointed us in every direction we asked them to. Gave us good info about Sigiriya rock, transportation to Kandy and where to go for a couple of beers in the night. Would definitely recommend this place... More

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Nottingham, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in January 2014. The hotel is centrally located in the small village and very close to the rock. I stayed in one of the newer (I think) rooms at the back of the Lodge which was quite basic, cement floors and walls and simple bathroom, though it had a fan and the bathroom was private.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Nilmini Lodge is simple accommodation, but adequate (I had a non-AC room with fan, but there are also AC rooms). Wifi also worked in the room, which I consider a luxury at the low room rate. The family has been in tourism for a long time, but they still manage to be very friendly and attentive. I enjoyed my stay... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Lionel and Chanu (father and son) run a friendly place to stay in a great location, surrounded by gardens of flowers. There's also a friendly German Shepard here by the name of Bruno. Very close to the rock (10 minute walk), lots of cheap restaurants across the road and a fantastic rasta bar next door to have a drink at.... More

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Nilmini Lodge... is a Decent , budget Accommodation @ Sigiria .... ... This place is good for budget travellers who like to be in value of your money type accommodations, near-by is the ever chanting Rock of Sigiria for your pleasure. Food is available for the guests.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We reserved a double room by E-mail for 2500/=Rs with fan and hot water. Rooms are very clean and smart. The Owner of this hotel, he picks up from the air port. When we arrived, everything was in order.The Owner told us a lot of information about Sigiriya. We stayed 3 nights there. That was a first night in Sri... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Rooms were fairly clean, but a bit dark and damp. Bedding and towels were old and could do with replacing. Location is great, really close to Sigiriya rock. Have to pay extra for wifi which I felt was a bit cheeky as the other hotels we'd stayed in during out visit to Sri Lanka had offered this for free. Lovely... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Going by the Rough Guide Sri Lanka, it seems prices have gone up generally to what they have reported. Here at nimini it's 1500R for a room w/o hot water 2500R for a room w/ hot water. Unfortunately the bathrooms are dirty and I don't think the bedding seems to be changed. The towels are tiny. The rooms are damp... More

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

I booked by phone, reserving a double room a day in advance. It stressed the receptionnist who even proceeded to call me back the next day (on my local sim card, something worth getting for 1-2 dollars) to make sure I was really coming. When we arrived, everything was in order, the family is super friendly, the rooms very basic,... More

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Berlin, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

the simple, basic room and bathroom had all I needed for a good night's sleep. very welcoming familiy, great service, delicious Sri Lankan breakfast, with a view the lovely garden. I came without previous booking. would stay there again any time.

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Additional Information about Nilmini Lodge

Address: Main Road, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Matale District > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 18 Specialty lodging in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NILMINI LODGE - Welcome to Nilmini Lodge. Nilmini Lodge is the best & cheapest place in Sigiriya. We have started the business in 1974. We are more than 35 years in the business. It's a pleasure to treat you. 10 minutes walking distance to Sigiriya rock. We have what you need all the things. * High speed internet with Wi-Fi. * Bicycle service * Tours arrange on request * Taxi service * Arrange jeep safari to Minneriya National park. * Free tour around Sigiriya, by Morris minor car (over 3 days stay at Nilmini Lodge). * Beautiful garden to relax. Thank You! A place like no other! ... more   less 

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