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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was cheap, we only needed to be there for a quick sleep before a safari. The staff was really great! The rooms were dirty, 2 cockroaches ran up my leg on the shower and we got articles by bugs in the night. Again, fantastic staff, but I can't recommend this place.

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price is Ok? The rooms are standard. The sink in the bathroom was covered with hair and soap. In the early morning the hotel ha no water. No one in the reception, and none turned uo when we tried to find them. Other guests came to and strted yelling, wakin the whole hotel. The one of the staff appeared...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pool was worth 2 stars as we needed it after a dusty bus drive from Ella. However the rooms are far from good. You have a perfectly running cold shower. Room filled with flies and mosquitos. Ended up most of the room time hiding in the mosquito net. We overpaid them, to all honesty it was our mistake. However could...

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We were a bit surprised this place had a lonely planet recommendation. There was a very strange vibe in the place. It wasn't clear who was in charge and they told us there was an ownership change recently and didn't have record of our Agoda booking. They seemed like they wanted us to pay again, which we didn't. We also...

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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

When I first checked, I saw all these bad reviews, but we certainly didn't have a bad experience at all... Turns out the owner is not the same as a year ago. If you plan to do the Yala safari and stay in Tissa for 1 or 2 nights, this place is perfect. The hotel looks like it has been...

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Reviewed February 12, 2016

Not sure, if they've read this bad reviews here, but our experience isn't bad in any way We've got to this place by an accident, but we've got clean room with fan, air condition and wifi for 2200 rupies (including tax). The hotel is clean and has a swimming pool. The staff was very helpful and friendly (they did a...

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London
Reviewed July 29, 2015

This guest house was nice - nothing to deserve one star reviews! The guy who served us was nice, the breakfast was good, the rooms were clean and cheap. There was no hot water, but we knew that was coming, and it's not like you need it in a climate like that! There was free wifi, and we even had...

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London, UK
Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed three nights in Vikum Lodge in mid-July, having seen it in both the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide to Sri Lanka. We stayed in a double room with AC for 2500Rs per night, having been offered a room with just fan for 2000Rs. Our room was fine, a bit dingy and in need of some touching up...

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London
Reviewed January 30, 2015

If only we had checked Trip Advisor before contacting this place via phone on reliance on LP review, we obviously wouldn't have stayed. Our experience was as per the last few reviews - dirty bathroom, wifi turned off without notice, service charge added to everything (which we didn't end up paying), hassles from owner and tuk tuk driver (who lingered...

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Dordrecht
Reviewed April 9, 2014

How can the lonely planet be lyric about this old bad maintained place. The owner who does everything with a smile did not convince us of a warm welcome. When you leave your room he switches of the power. Food is over expensive and he charged us 10 percent servicecharge even over the room. Don 't go to this depressing...

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Address: Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Number of rooms: 10
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“My room was awful and I can't imagine the others are any better. My advice would be to choose a room in another b+b.”
 of 5 bubbles GillW841, Apr 11, 2013 | Read review
“Don't stay at this guest house. The ownership has changed since Lonely Planet and Rough Guide published their reviews.”
 of 5 bubbles BevZ_12, Mar 10, 2013 | Read review
“Ask Mr Vikum if he has any rooms at zero cost and stay in it. Otherwise don't stay there.”
 of 5 bubbles WillMS777, Aug 22, 2012 | Read review
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