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Shahira Hotel Nilaveli

10th Mile Post | Nilaveli, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 48 Trincomalee B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You might not notice this because it has happened always after the manager goes to sleep which is right about after midnight. The middle windows in each room have bamboo grills and a netting over it (i.e there is no glass or anything that cannot be torn apart). Since my roommate had traveled back to Colombo that evening I decided... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The staff at Shahira Hotel was fantastic and the location was great. There was a nice little garden area with sun loungers and a little restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Wifi in our room worked great and was some of the fastest that we had in Sri Lanka. Visitors should be aware the Nilaveli is definitely a quieter area.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had two nights in Shahira during our stay in Sri Lanka. The rooms are basic and the bed a thin mattress. We didnt pay for AC and that made it very hot inside the room. The room was okay and clean considering that it is not a new hotel. So dont expect a fancy place. The staff were friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was here at the end of March and I stayed for four nights.The room was very big, clean and a reasonable price. The staff was very friendly and they made my stay very pleasant. Mohammed the manager was very helpful. I love the beautiful garden surrounding the guesthouse, and the beach is literally around the corner. I definitely recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Staying in Nilaveli Beach area, it was one of the cheaper Hotels. The people who work there were really friendly. Wifi didn't reach to the room. But there are many nice seats outside the room, to relax and use the free Wifi.

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