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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great moment with Saman and his team. He explain us all ingredients chosen for his Rice and curry and it was delicious. The background garden is perfect to have a fresh beer and good discussion. Really great moment! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We traveled around Sri Lanka for several weeks, and Saman's was definitely our favorite place. The location is great (just half a kilometer from the amazing Dambulla Buddhist Museum and cave temples), the rooms are tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable, and the service is good, but what really sets the place apart is Saman himself. He looks very traditional with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Friendly family run bed and breakfast that do offer lunch and dinner. Rooms were nice and clean. Guesthouse is close to Dambulla Caves - walking distance. Had some trouble accommodating my group of 15 people, but they made a plan and made sure we were comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We ended up at Saman's guesthouse on a rainy night, and got treated to a delicious rice and curry. It was so good we came back for another dinner, and had grilled fish and salad. The place is cozy and people are nice and friendly, in particular Roshan went out of his way to made us feel at home. Additionally,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We didnt book our rooms in advance so we were just walking in to different places. We saw Saman's Guesthouse by the road and knew that it was the best one amongst the others that we saw. The wonderful family who runs the place made us feel very welcome. The food in the restaurant is highly recommended. Try their eat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Let down by guesthouse next door and there was a space here. I thought great, but it just seemed that they wanted to extract as much money out of you as poss. Warm beer which I waited over an hour for then they tried to seve me veg curry rice without seeing a menu or even having requested it. Room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We went here for diner and it was the best Rice and curry in Sri Lanka! You get all you can eat, one bowl almost finished? They fill it again. For 500 rp a person. They explain every side dish and have a basket with vegetables of the day. The guys working here are Really kind. They showed us the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Arrived in Dambulla and was greeted by this nice family. The food I got for dinner was really excellent! Such generous portions and good attendance from the propriators. They also offered tours and transport to Trincomalee. Well recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here 3 years ago and I liked it. So I came again this year..but nothing was done there, it is not finished, looks a bit dirty. Bathroom not in the god shape, water coming to the floor, no bulb. It was disapointing. Plus is the short distance to cave temple and very good food. It was really tasty,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Our stay at Saman's was very average. After 10minutes of checking in I got trapped in the bathroom and one of the young boys came to rescue me. Later the manager then came to check the lock and to tell us that it didn't work and we shouldn't use it... That was a bit late. Upon inspecting the broken lock... More 

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Address: 245 Kandy Rd, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: $24 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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