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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is family-run and has been operating for years. Owner is nice - he changed our booking from two to one night without a cancellation charge. Location is right in centre of Sigiriya. Simple and cheap place. No aircon. If you don't need luxury then it's ok for a short stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Nilmini lodge for one night together with a friend to go to Sigiri Rock and to take a safari tour. It's a very nice place to stay at when you are on a budget and don't have high quality expectations. We got the real Sri Lankan life experience as you literally stay at their home. They are... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Our favorite parts of this place were its location to Sigiriya Rock (it's within walking distance if you take the side road around to the ticket desk), the easy access to local restaurants and buses to Dambulla, and the lovely garden with a hammock and a "flying bed," as the cheerful owner called it. Very friendly and knowledgable owners. The... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights and loved it. The family are just so welcoming, the wifi is quick and it's so close to Sigiriya Rock. We asked for the budget rooms which are right at the bottom of the garden - we stayed in the dorm room (4 beds) one night and the double room for the... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We usually travel more or less budget and don't splurge when it comes to the accommodation, but from the previous reviews and photos I didn't think this place would be THAT much budget. This is the kind of place that backpackers would usually find perfect for their needs, but we weren't that happy. It's just a cheap place that's in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Very good location in the middle of sigirya (small town). Friendly family running the place. Ideal starting point for early climb of sigiriya rock. Room was somewhat shabby though. Bathroom had no hot water, a leaking sink and we had gekkos and mosquitos in the room. Did have a musquito net, luckily. Also very small room with double bed and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Nilmini for three days seeing Sigiriya Rock, Pidurangala, Polunnawara and Rambulla Cave temples. The family at Nilmini are so kind and helpful - they picked us up in Negombo, has driven us to the sites and finally taken us to Kandy. Rooms could need a touch but not a problem for us :-)

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Kaveen and his family are so cute! Really friendly and very accomodating. They organised a car from Colombo airport and helped with our onward trip plans as well as hailing down the bus to Kandy which stops outside. Room was very basic but cheap and included nice breakfast. Great location for climbing Sigiriya and exploring Dambulla.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Simple and affordable guest house. Owners are really nice, helpful with everything (buses, what to do, etc…)there is free wifi and great location in Sygiria. Close to all the main restaurants and attractions (very close to the rock (15min walk)). The shared bathrooms were very clean. They do offer breakfast but only western (we were after the local stuff ;)).... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We stayed at the Nilmini lodge for 2 nights - the family running the lodge were super friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast each morning was great with eggs, toast, jam and fresh fruit. Nilmini is within walking distance to Sigiriya Rock which suited us perfectly. Clean, comfortable and a pleasant place to stay.

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NILMINI LODGE - Welcome to Nilmini Lodge. Nilmini Lodge is the best & cheapest place in Sigiriya. We have started the business in 1974. We are more than 35 years in the business. It's a pleasure to treat you. 10 minutes walking distance to Sigiriya rock. We have what you need all the things. * High speed internet with Wi-Fi. * Bicycle service * Tours arrange on request * Taxi service * Arrange jeep safari to Minneriya National park. * Free tour around Sigiriya, by Morris minor car (over 3 days stay at Nilmini Lodge). * Beautiful garden to relax. Thank You! A place like no other! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nilmini Lodge

Address: Main Road, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: $10 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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