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“Hospitality & View” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lakmini Lodge
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103 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Hospitality & View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We spent 3 nights at Lakmini Lodge. The owner was incredibly helpful and generous. He loaned us bikes (no charge), drove us to Sigiriya (no charge) and made sure we got on the right buses, etc. The rice and curry his wife served was excellent and there is a lovely thatched platform from which to admire the spectacular view of Sigiriya and enjoy breakfast. The basic rooms are large and clean with a/c and hot water, and prices seem to be negotiable especially off season. The only downside is that you have to go down the road to the owner's house to use the free wifi.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lynn_USA_13
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Chandi is an absolute legend. Made us feel so welcome & wanted to know how were for our whole stay. My partner wanted to drive a took took so Chandi showed him how, no extra cost. He also let us cycle to the bottle-o for free. Just a wonderful man who is very entrepreneurial and has a great set of rooms on offer. The view of Sigiriya is so amazing as well. For our one month trip in Sri Lanka, this was our favourite place.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ciaraaaaa
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Bochum, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

this was definitely the place to be in Sigiriya!!!

- great lokation: direct view to the Sigiriya Rock an a beautiful landscape from the tree house, where you can take your breakfast
- super friendly owner and people who work there
- perfekt meals
- very good rooms

the owner came and gave us a hug as we left, and it was not easy to go on so fast because Lakmini Lodge was that nice.. :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Benedikt B
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Gurdaspur, India
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

It is the best place to stay in Sigriya. Owner is amazing and gives a very special homely treatment. They have a nice Tree house where we can have food and enjoy the sight of the great rock. Very clean rooms at a budget price. They also arranged for transport for me to go around. He has a small shop also near the hotel where i bought lot of snacks to eat at night. I ll love to come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Akash_rc
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Paris, France
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lakmini Lodge is calm and charming. Chandi and his family were very friendly & tried very hard to be helpful (if a little disorganised!). On arrival we were offered a home-made lemon juice in the tree house, which has a beautiful view of Sigiriya Rock. Our room was small and basic (as we were expecting) and this was reflected in the price we paid. We were proposed a nicer, newer room for only a little more money which we declined, but this may have been wise as the basic room was very hot and there was only one electric socket, which was needed at all times for the fan. We had dinner one night which was OK. FYI There are lots of mosquitoes in the area - bring repellent! It's really cheap and easy to come to Lakmini Lodge by bus from Dambulla, keep an eye out for Sigiriya post office and get off there, otherwise it's a short walk back from the village.

Room Tip: It's probably worth paying a little bit more for the bigger, newer rooms near the treehouse.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stinaandjm
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Cardiff
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153 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed just the one night and it served the purpose well.

Very good accommodation and service comparative to the price. Just a 10min walk to Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Request breakfast to be served in the Tree-house that has great views of the Rock.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lukehi
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had an excellent stay at Lakmini Lodge. The whole family loved the tree house with a beautiful view of the rock, and the joint dinners. The family is very helpful and we enjoyed our three nights very much. Thank you Chandi for an excellent stay!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Lakmini Lodge

Property: Lakmini Lodge
Address: Main Street | No.126, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 77 Specialty Lodging in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ten minutes on foot to Lion Rock. We offer comfortable rooms (Fan, Hot Showers, A/C) and the best view of Lion Rock. Delicious food and beverages. Wi-Fi facility. We also arrange elephant rides, cart rides, jeep safaris Lake Tour, Kayak safari and taxi services. ... more   less 
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