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“Very nice place, nice people a very good meal and service. Come and enjoy it.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nice Place Bungalows
Ranked #6 of 77 Dambulla B&B and Inns
Tokyo, Japan
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“Very nice place, nice people a very good meal and service. Come and enjoy it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2011

Clean room with hot watter. Near to Sigirya rock and Dambulla caves.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2011

Nice Place was recommended by our driver - and it was indeed a Nice Place after the previous two places. The room was airy and clean, the bathroom pleasant to use. The meals were good but service was slow but friendly. (Our two very small children were climbing up the walls by the time our meals were served on two occasions and we'd ordered earlier the second time to avoid this). The host was extremely pleasant and they did a load of washing for us for very little after a rather messy Jeep Safari excursion. The beds were clean but the slats were really uncomfortable in the small bed (even after moving them around a bit in the middle of the night). The surroundings were calm and relaxing.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2011

We stayed here for two nights under the recommendations of Upul from Sri Lanka Tailored Tours whilst we were touring the cultural triangle - mainly Sigriya and Dambulla Caves for here.
It really is a lovely little place, very quiet and only a few guests can stay at a time.
It has a very peaceful ambience and an abundance of local wildlife living in the trees.
The rooms were sparse, but incredibly clean and modern and the food was amazing. I can not recommend their Sri Lankan curry enough - it was one of the tastiest we tried in Sri Lanka. We were also introduced to another local delicacy, Arrack, by our tour guide whilst here and I definitely think that it worth a try as well (it's the main Sri Lankan spirit and very very nice).

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2011

We had really pleasant time with family like service, the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. This is a place to really enjoy nature, to walk or ride your bike and get the most out of the wonderfull surroundings. The staff was perfect, we had breakfast a nd diner, which was an everyday surprise from excellent Sri Lanka kitchen. Any time we had an idea to make a trip to old cities Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiría it was easy to get as Dambulla is close to many historical places. We enjoyed even ayurveda massage and a herbal garden near the Place. The bungalows are hidden deep in the garden and one can have feeling he stays really ina jungle with thousands of different funny noises...

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2010

We were in the NICE PLACE from November 20 - 23, 2010. The room was very nice - we can saw Sigiriya from our balcony. Very nice service, very nice chief, very nice food and very nice atmosphere. If you make culture trip to Anuradhapura (1st capital city in Sri Lanka) and to Polonnaruwa (2nd capital city in Sri Lanka) you will have a good position to drive around. We had a wonderful driver for 8 days - he is a friend from the owner of NICE PLACE. His name ist Sumith.

Regards,
Susan Rau from Munich, Germany

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2010

good place for relaxing, nice staff, good food, and lovely garden !
close to sigiriya takes about 20min by car. owner have many friends so if you want to try ayrwade or safari tour he will arrange it for you.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2010

We stumbled upon this place quite by accident - we had asked our tuk-tuk driver to take us from Sigiriya to our hotel (MPS Village), but he told us that Nice Place was nicer and that it was cheaper (indeed it was, by about a third). He persuaded us to take a look at the place and it turned out to be pretty decent looking. Being absolutely exhausted after a long day and as it was pouring with rain, we decided to stay there rather than go all the way to MPS Village.

The place has a lovely garden and it looks like the place is not quite finished yet - there was still some construction going on around our bungalow. The room was big and came with A/C (a must in Sri Lanka unless you're in the highlands) and reasonably clean.

Now because of the isolated location, it is not a really cheap option because you must pay a tuk-tuk driver to take you there and you must have dinner and breakfast there (no shops or restaurants along the road, you're a long way from Dambulla on a very minor country lane deep in the forest). The food at the restaurant there was pretty good but expensive by Sri Lankan standards. Like come on, even if the food is delicious, you can't charge inflated Colombo prices just because you're dealing with foreigners. The breakfast is included in the price and was pretty respectable.

We did experience a blackout which lasted 20 minutes during our dinner, but the staff were helpful and friendly throughout the blackout.

If you're looking for a place to stay close to Sigiriya, it's a decent option given that the price for the bed & breakfast is decent; but once you add what you pay for the dinner and the tuk-tuk; well, you may wanna shop around for something in Dambulla itself.

Still, we had a very good night's sleep which is valuable.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Nice Place Bungalows
Address: Inamaluwa Junction, Bellanneoya, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nice Place Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nice Place Hotel & restaurant has been created in a unique design with a vision to blend the accommodations in a natural surroundings of trees,bushes,birds and innocent wild animals.You can select a room with a private balcony overlooking world famous Sigiriya rock and a forest setting or select a seperate private cottage to get complete privacy. You can just relax and enjoy the natural beauty in your own garden setting or go on one of the many excursions on offer. ... more   less 
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