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Habarana Inn

Dambulla Road, Habarana 21120, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 19 Habarana B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the same hotel that has been reviewed in the past. Heidi has left and the hospitality went with her. The new manager did not honor my reservation that I made through agoda so I had to pay twice. He was always hanging around and bothering us. This was not a cultural thing. It was a personality thing.... More

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Dar es Salaam
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

It's a basic, but clean place for travellers on a budget who are looking for a good starting point to visit a National Park or Pollonaruwa (or Sigiriya for that matter). Nobody advertises a Boutique Hotel, so one shouldn't be surprised that the rooms lack a bit in appeal. What you pay for is the location and the truly great... More

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I am happy that you enjoyed our food. Our rice and curries are not spicy but very tasty. Thanks again. Kind regards Heidi More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I might've got the most terrible room in this guest house, but there is no hot water for the shower for the rate of 3000 rupees/night! The shower/toilet room is full of ants. The window was actually facing just outside the indoor toilet. There were some ants on the fruits in the breakfast.... If this guesthouse had been really cheap... More

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your review! I am sorry that you feel like that about The Habarana Inn. This guesthouse is located in nature. It is difficult to stop nature. It has it's own will. The electricity is very expensive here that is why we have to charge that amount. Kind regards Heidi More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Heidi and her husband treated us with tremendous concern and care. We felt more like friends that customers. We liked the softer older style of the place, food was excellent and everything clean. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was our pleasure meeting you and taking care of you during your stay here in The Habarana Inn. We love meeting new people, new friends. Sri Lanka is a very beautiful island and we like that you enjoy your holiday without any problems. Kind regards Heidi More

Turin, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The place looks like it has seen better days, a nice building, but run down. Heidi, the manager, and all the staff are all very nice and helpful, but this does not make up for the state this place is in. The room we stayed in was small and dark. There were bugs and spiders everywhere and it could have... More

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! Yes, this place is old and can use a renovation. I am only renting this place so I can't change anything. I am sorry that you didn't like your stay here. Kind regards Heidi More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The room facing the restaurant is dark and inhabited by spiders and their web all over. Bathroom is tiny and dirty with toilet leaking on the floor. You get wat you pay for: 22 € with breakfast on agoda. Restaurant curry is basic but good. Heidi a belgian manager was lovely and very helpful giving advice for travelling to near... More

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am aware of the fact that the bathrooms are old. I am renting this place so I can't change anything on the infrastructure. I can only maintain it nicely. We clean the rooms every time guests leave. Spiders are a part of nature. Kind regards Heidi More

Capitola, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

There are not a lot of budget places in this area so the choices are limited. We liked the price and hoped we could get good advice from the owner regarding visiting sites in the area as so many places are tied into the highest cost excursions. The manager, Heidi, was indeed nice and pointed to a neat walk behind... More

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am really sorry that you didn't like our food. But I have to tell you that our rice and curries are delicious. We have now a different company that delivers chicken with a lot of meat on. Kind regads Heidi More

Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and we were welcomed by Heidi, the very friendly owner. She had great advice what to see in the environment and she was an excellent help. Room was nice and quiet, located in the back of the garden.

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I like meeting new people from all over the world. It was a pleasure meeting you! Kind regards Heidi More

Geelong, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a lovely little place. It needs a bit of TLC but Heidi and the staff are working very hard to improve it. We had one of the rooms out the back with a deck overlooking the gardens. We sat out side and saw a mongoose, squirrels, lizards etc. Very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The food was... More

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. This building is 20 years old. I am aware of the fact that this place need some renovation but I can't do anything about it because I am renting this place. The garden is the habitat for many animals. I am happy that you enjoyed it. It was a pleasure having you here.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

It's one of the cheapest places in town and is pretty basic, but Heidi (Belgian owner) is really helpful and friendly. She doesn't try to sell you anything and is more than happy to point you in the right direction. If you're on a budget it's perfect!

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Heidi B, General Manager at Habarana Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It is my pleasure of guiding and helping you so you can enjoy this beautiful country at the most. kind regards, Heidi More

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Address: Dambulla Road, Habarana 21120, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the cross roads to all historical cities in srilanka, Habarana inn is ideally situated at the heart of Habarana.We at Habarana inn are committed to provide all our valuable patrons an unmatched service right throughout their stay.Our establishment is tailor made to suit all your travel requirements.Four rooms are fully air conditioned along with all amenities.The restaurant can cater all your dietary requirements.We also arrange elephant rides and jeep safaries to all major wild life parks in the neighboorhood.Come and visit one of the very first and well established hotels in Habarana. I am happy to announce that we have purchased new mattrasses so you will sleep peacefully. (July 18 2013) ... more   less 
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