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“You pay for what you get”
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Sun Ray Inn
Ranked #63 of 82 Dambulla B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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169 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“You pay for what you get”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Previous reviewers have complained of this place being dirty etc, however you must keep in mind how much money you are paying per night. For example, we paid 1500rs a night, hence we understood that the hotel was not going to be perfect, but for the price I was impressed and would recommend it. The room was clean enough, the water was hot, the wifi was free and fast and the staff friendly. The only down fall was that the room was a bit damp. They also have a reasonable resturant on site. Check it out, you could do a lot worst.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

We stayed on the 19th of Dec,2012. They have nice Pub and Restaurant but the rooms need to be cleaned vey badly. Wall-paint gone, not enough light bulbs, wet and bad smell, toilets are falling apart and so dirty, found the used soap in the shower. Price is not so bad, good for one night sleep only. We stayed in this hotel in 2004 and was very good that time. Roomboys did not clean the rooms properly but did not forget to watch TV! They need training to clean the rooms.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just avoid this place! Dirty, very expensive when you book online and not helpful. It was awful for us! Water noise in the bathroom, room smells awful (pee!!) and the road noise never stops! AC doesn't work, and when we asked to change they said no!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We booked a room in Sun Ray Inn online, a day in advance. It was amongst the cheapest rooms available online in Dambulla. From the outside the building looks absolutely fine, there is also a restaurant and a bar attached. Reception staff is very friendly and confirmed our online reservation and prepayment without any issues. The room itself was clean in a sense that the stuff that could be cleaned was not filthy. Bathroom featured a power shower and the AC worked as well. The only furniture in the room was three beds and a small table. The walls, however, looked like someone started plastering and painting them, but them didn't finish. One wall had a massive mould problem - it was very damp. The parts that were painted had stains on them (although they were not filthy). It was only lit by one lightbulb. Overall, despite the fact that it was clean, it was a pretty depressing experience. It basically needs to be painted from scratch. Restaurant serves acceptable food at acceptable prices. In a nutshell - the cheapest place in Dambulla available online - you get what you paid for (or to rephrase that, you don't get what you didn't pay for). We slept in hotels in Sri Lanka where we paid twice as much and the hotel was not any better and on the other hand Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas costs twice as much as Sun Ray Inn in Dambulla but it may as well be in another dimention and on another planet in another galaxy in terms of quality of the room.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Additional Information about Sun Ray Inn

Property: Sun Ray Inn
Address: 156 Kandy Road, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All 6 rooms at this hotel are tailored to satisfy guests' needs. All rooms have ironing board, air conditioning, shower as well as other amenities. The hotel boasts restaurant, 24hr room service, family room, laundry service/dry cleaning as part of its superior facilities and services. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find garden. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Sun Ray Inn. Sun Ray Inn Sigiriya / Dambulla. ... more   less 
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