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Nimali Guest House

No. 37 Srinimali, Amarasena Lane, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka
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#41 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Hikkaduwa

Welcome to Nimali Guest House, your Hikkaduwa “home away from home.” Nimali Guest House aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Nearby landmarks such as Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya (1.3 mi) and Tsunami Honganji Vihara (2.2 mi) make Nimali Guest House a great place to stay when visiting Hikkaduwa.

Nimali Guest House features a 24 hour front desk, a sun terrace, and currency exchange. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Hikkaduwa, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Nimali Guest House, including Mamas Coral Beach Restaurant (0.3 mi), Refresh Restaurant (0.7 mi), and Funky de Bar (1.0 mi).

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular marinas such as Hikkaduwa Harbour.

Nimali Guest House puts the best of Hikkaduwa at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Secured parking
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
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Karolina F wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions
Fantastic, sparkling clean and peaceful, great hosts, delicious breakfast. Close to railway and bus station and far away from the street noise. I spend two nights there and wanted to extend my stay but unfortunately it was overbooked. The owner found me a good alternative just next door. Great experience compared to what you can get in other places for these money. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
UDS7 wrote a review Feb 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia279 contributions25 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights at Nimali's and it was a very comfortable stay. The rooms and bathroom were large and recently refurbish and very new. Nimali's is a traditional Sri Lankan house with big windows to let in light and cool breeze, there was a large garden with chairs, so chilling out in the garden in the evening is possible, we did not have any problem with mosquitoes while we were at Nimali's. Cozy sitting area in the hall to have a cuppa tea and catch up with the day's travels. Sean, who owns and run this place with other family members, was very friendly and helpful. Nimali's is located in a little lane away from the main road, so noise was not a problem, the beach was just a 5 min walk away and the Hikkaduwa Railway station was also 5 minutes away which is an advantage if you are going to your next destination by rail. Wifi service at Nimali's was excellent. We didnt include breakfast in our bookings but that was not a problem, as food is readily available by just walking out onto the mail road.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Vandura_sr wrote a review Jan 2019
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka17 contributions10 helpful votes
Nimali Guesthouse is a wonderful little 2 bedroom home away from home. Terry and his family are So accommodating and friendly, there really isn't much they Can't do for you. The rooms are spotless, the views onto the small village nearby is cute and sweet, the house is tucked away from the main road and is extremely quiet - and at night you can hear the roar of the ocean. This place has plenty potential in it and speaking to the owners I can tell that they have lovely plans for the guesthouse in the future. It's a work in progress and is simple, yet it covers All of your needs.
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Date of stay: September 2018
jl_t1992 wrote a review Jan 2018
14 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed at Nimali for a few days whilst we visited Hikkaduwa. Terry and his family are all very friendly and really nice people. We needed to catch an early train from Beruwala and Terry and his family very kindly had the room ready for us as early as 10.30am. They do a great Sri Lankan breakfast which I’d recommend to anyone. Our room was very clean and nice and spacious, and the WiFi worked really well throughout our stay. I would definitely recommend to anyone planning to come to Hikkaduwa to stay at the Nimali Guest House.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Leroy O wrote a review Oct 2017
Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand37 contributions47 helpful votes
Lovely family run home stay. Such nice and helpful people. Clean, spacious and bright property and room. The room is within the house but is still very private. Would definitely stay again. Breakfast was great. 4 mins walk from the beach and the reef for great snorkelling. Great wifi
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$12 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHikkaduwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nimali Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Nimali Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Hikkaduwa Taxi Service (0.1 miles) and Hikkaduwa Harbour (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nimali Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Nimali Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nimali Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Your Choice Hikkaduwa, Sudha's Eatery, and Chami's Place and Cafe.
Is Nimali Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Hikkaduwa.