We recently stayed at the Nice Bungalows in Dambulla. I felt the stay was just OK! The place was chosen by the guide we hired and it wasn't horrible but was no great shakes! The biggest featuer is the fairly large, nice looking, clean pool which my friend used and said was great! We arrived and were taken to our room, which was just ok. The bathroom was rather old and grungy around the shower and leaked water big time with each shower. Getting Hot water didn't happen, but fairly warm water was possilbe once we figured out how the crazy system worked. The staff was helpful for sure, but the first night I was starving when we came back from Sigriya Lion Rock Climb and so sat down and said i was hungry and ordered. My travel buddy said she was going swimming and would eat later. They assumed ( and you know what they say about assuming!!) that i was waiting for her to eat, which I definitely was not... so after 1 1/2 hrs of waiting i said where is my supper and they said "oh we thought you were waiting for your friend"!!! I was slightly irrtitated to say the least.... and so they said they would bring it , but it still took 30 more minutes to come!! NOT IMPRESSED! At this point the head staff, perhaps manager stepped in apologizing ++++ and he was great, very good english. He was very sorry and willing to help in any way. I think english was not great for the basic workers there at accommodation. I will say that the food was freshly made, and the next night they were very willing to just cook a nice plate full of steamed, fresh veggies for me and they were so good and right from the market! All the breakfast were so so in Sri Lanka... and getting cold toast is not too enjoyable day after day! This seems to be the norm, as well as an ömlete, is just 2 eggs broken, stired and fried most places. No veggies/ cheeze etc inside, so that was a bit wierd for me as well. Our room was clean but older looking and was again OK for the purpose but I would have enjoyed a bit more of a place at the end of a long day!
- 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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- Nice Place Bungalows Hotel Dambulla