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Shahira Hotel Nilaveli

10th Mile Post | Nilaveli, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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Plymouth
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We decided against staying in Trincomalee, and found this place right next to the beach. Helpful owners, and budget accommodation. Good wildlife in the gardens, lots of different lizards and birds. I imagine could get fairly noisy in peak season

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Thank kittykitchnvegan
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The rooms are old but they look clean and are comfortable and spacious, I had enough space to practice yoga in the mornings. There was a bad smell coming from the bathroom sometimes but it was not a big deal. It was the best value for money compared to the guest houses nearby. We paid 2800 per night for a... More 

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Thank Marco_Sadhaka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The room was clean but not spotless. No AC, but it's ok. It is calm the staff very welcoming. The best point of the hotel is the situation, you have to walk 15 meters and you're in front of a long and beautiful beach

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2 Thank Ariel T
South Shields, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The location of the accommodation is very good along with the staff, breakfast and wifi. Very easy to access Pigeon Island. However, the room itself was terrible. The dull lighting in the room gave off a very unappealing feel. The curtain rail was hanging off and many bugs crawling all over the room and bathroom. Windows had tape over where... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Positives: Very close to the beach and for easy access to pigeon island. friendly owner Very cheap. Good breakfast Negatives: Beds are extremely uncomfortable (a couple of inches mattress with hard wooden plank underneath) Rooms have a fan (fair enough), but are extremely hot. I don't think I've ever sweated as much in any other room before. The rooms are... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The hotel is good and is near the beach. Not expensive. Staff OK but could be better. Rooms are clean but note that much. The food is mediocre and it is complicated to eat food somewher else. ........

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1 Thank Anna G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We loved staying at this hotel. It is close to the beach, lovely garden, and a good atmosphere. The best thing about the place was the people working here. Warm and welcoming staff. Nilaveli beach is beautiful and close to Pigeon Island. It is also close to PADI diving centers and Dolphin watching. The rooms are ok, nothing more, nothing... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Price/quality the hotel is what you would expect. Mattress could be better but the shower felt wonderful, not sure why. The little garden is very nice and the old men who work there are too, tho you might not notice it at first. The beach is astounding, best beach I've ever been to! Amazing waves, very few people indeed, a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights while doing a diving course at Poseidon in Nilaveli - rooms are affordable if you share - we payed 3500 rs for an AC room. The staff is super friendly and helpful and the place is nice. Rooms also clean, nothing to complain.

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Thank Felix W
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We decided to stay at the Shahira, because of other reviews and the cheaper rates compared to other places. The place is a little run down, but was ok for the money we paid. We met a lot of other travellers in our age group and very nice night out and a great trip to the Pigeon Island just a... More 

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