I traveled with my fiance to Dambulla and stayed at Nice Place for two weeks. We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and natural surroundings of this outer district in Dambulla. Our room was spacious with large bed, air conditioning, hot water and balcony. The courtyard is well tended and restaurant is decorated an and Old West motif which reminds me of campgrounds where I stayed as a kid. The radio station even played old American songs which I heard many years ago. Natasha compared the compound to dacha villas which are located on the outskirts of Moscow. We enjoyed many good meals in this restaurant as well as the raised dining area at the back of the grounds which overlooks the creek.
The owner of Nice Place was an attentive and hospital host. He organized excursions in the surrounding area, a picnic with his friends at the nearby lake, and dinners which were attended by his driver, Lall. Natasha and I took long walks through the surrounding countryside and swam at the lake which is about two kilometers from Nice Place. We were always accompanied by the owner's dogs who enjoyed the outing as much as we did. We were also entertained by the pet mongoose, Kiri, who lives on the grounds and plays with the dogs.
Natasha and I have fond memories of the time which we spent at Nice Place. I recommend this establishment to anyone who will visit the area around Dambulla.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Nice Place Bungalows Hotel Dambulla