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Jetwing Lake - Dambulla - Pool
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9.3 Excellent (1,506 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jetwing Lake in Dambulla, you'll be in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Honestly everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room and service....
Cons: staff and facilities more helpful to visitors....
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the atmosphere
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the hotel was amazing! The bathroom was beautiful and there's was a big tub. Also the swimming pool was a dream.
Cons: nothing except we had really loud neighbours so we didn't sleep that well
Heritance Kandalama - Dambulla - Building
2
9.1 Excellent (4,715 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Welcome to a very special Sri Lanka hotel. A hotel that doesnt sit on the landscape but is part of it. Where monkeys climb your balcony pillars as if they were trees, swifts nest in the corners of corridors as if they were cliffs, granite crags erupt into the sinuous white walkways. Where you can float in the infinity pool while gazing across at the Sigiriya rock fortress, the eighth wonder of the world. Welcome to Heritance Kandalama, one of the premier 5 Star hotels in Sri lanka
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a great experience! We stayed at the hotel two nights. The Hotel is located in such an amazing place with the scenic view of the Kandalama lake. Bawa's amazing architectural work could keep us away from social media ☺️ The staff is really friendly! Room is very clean! Restaurant is nicely arranged and with a variety of food items. Restaurant staff and the chefs are very friendly and the food is excellent! The music is authentic and the band's performance was excellent. The place is worth revisiting!
Cons: There's nothing there to dislike!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb service and breathtaking view.....
Cons: Well for a triple room the room size was a little smaller than expected.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The setting of the hotel is magnificent as is the hotel itself. The rooms are great. The staff were excellent. The breakfast first rate. I wished we could have stayed longer.
7.9 Good
Pros: Beautiful location, stunning views layout is perfect for relaxation taking in the views and the wildlife. Food in the restaurant was amazing, lots of choice from around the world.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The monkeys and animals around the property!
Cons: When you book a full board stay, you expect to have drinks included.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: View. Room. Architecture
Cons: Room accuracy wasnt perfect. We were meant to get a lake view room but they tried to put 1 room without. We complained and got 2 lake view rooms in the end
7.0 Good
Pros: The room is perfectly equipped and the biggest swimming pool view is amazing.
Cons: Outside area and common rooms are empty and are really getting old. A big refreshment could be done.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location looks very nice,good architecture,right in the jungle. It is a very nice experience in Sri Lanka. The pool is great. The breakfast deserves a 10. The view is very nice. The staff is ok,we had no problems.
Cons: It is not one of the cleanest hotels. You have chances to share the room with some lizards and bugs.It’s about luck.
Shan Inn Dambulla - Dambulla - Bedroom
3
9.0 Excellent (661 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Shan Inn Dambulla in Dambulla, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners are more than helpful and very kind. Do ask them to show you the real Sri Lanka. We had a great experience. (Bring some groceries for the families in the village) They arranged a great Safari, we saw more elephants than we could count. The room was clean and had a nice terrace. Highly recommend it!
Cons: Can’t think of anything.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Chathuri is a Very helpful and nice person. She helped us to arrange our trip to sigyria and to national park. Also helped us to book seat on the bus to Kandy. Excellent dinner and breakfast. Bus from Kandy stopped just next to the accomodation.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner was absolutely brilliant. She helped us to hire a scooter and then arranged tickets for bus to Kandy. The food was delicious - especially breakfast pancakes
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location is perfect for Dambulla Caves - they are an easy walking distance. And the host family are so welcoming, full of smiles and very kind. Chathuri was so helpful cooking me dinner when I arrived tired and told me all the info I needed. They really are a sweet family. The room is functional and has what you need for the stay.
Cons: Because of its great location the property is off the main road, so if you’re a light sleeper bring earplugs as you do get traffic noise. Due to the crazy monsoon rain the ceiling leaked a little in one place, but it was only a few drops so was all fine.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The locati.on was convenient for the nearby cave paintings. The family was friendly and helpful.
Cons: The photograph showed a seating area on a verandah, this turned out to be the family's home area and unavailable, also facing onto a very busy road, which was disappointing. Dinner was disappointing and not good value. There was no top sheet and as air conditioning was essential, it was not very comfortable - I only stayed one night although I booked (and paid) for two.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely wonderful hosts! Rukshan and his wife helped me plan my trip to the nearby attractions, got me discounted prices as I was traveling off season and had no company, and even accepted lesser prices than they had advertised! Best homestay I have stayed in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best place you can book in Dambulla! Amazing atmosphere and lovely owners. Delicious food, prepered by the owner herself. They helped us to arrange safari and other activities, even stopped the buses for us in front of their house. PS We hope that you already tried our polish gift ;)
Amaya Signature - Dambulla - Bedroom
4
8.9 Excellent (196 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amaya Signature in Dambulla, you'll be on the waterfront, and 9 mi (14.4 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: The suit was neat & spacious. Staff was friendly and took care of all our matters. Pool was big and deep enough unlike many hotels I have been.
Cons: There was a problem with the (whirlpool) bathtub. There seem to be a leak as water was draining out continuously.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Signature area pool, the friendly staff, the fabulous room, and of course the fantastic food
Cons: Not a thing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were spacious
Cons: Some fans in the bf area. There were flies as well
8.3 Excellent
Cons: Staff were great except for one the restaurant staff whom took offence with interracial relationships and I couldn't even get sugar out of him
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location in a very eco-friendly area where nature is preserved
Cons: Slowness at the reception desk
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good service, good room, excellent grounds, good food. This is a good hotel where people really care about providing good service. Good location. Dambulla Caves and Sirigyra were easily accessible from this hotel.
Cons: Food was expensive. 15 dollars return to Dambulla by tuk tuk.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: hotel staff really helpful, setting of hotel is beautiful on the lake. bed really comfy and room very clean.
Cons: little bit of a way out from Centre, but fine if happy at eat at hotel or have a car
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amaya signature is a part of Amaya lake. Everything was clean, Green is everywhere. Foods great, staff is helpful.
Cons: Pool side needs to be taken care of.
Kalundewa Retreat - Dambulla - Building
5
9.2 Excellent (43 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kalundewa Retreat in Dambulla, you'll be 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 7 mi (11.2 km) from Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful accommodation, beautifully designed and in the middle of a natural reserve.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing property. Architecture of each room is unique and great focus on nature with animal conservation areas within the property! Very large area for just a few rooms. Surprisingly close to Dambulla. Felt like you were deep in rural Sri lanka when you were in fact only 15 minutes away from the nearest town
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Incredible location, feels completely isolated but is close enough to the main sights around Dambulla. Lovely staff!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A unique hotel with a wonderful setting, surrounded by nature (and tasteful architecture to fit in). Food was excellent (we had the rice and curry twice and there were so many great dishes that we couldn't even finish it despite stuffing ourselves) and staff were very attentive (although possibly helped by the fact that there weren't many other guests at the time - apparently there were some cancellations.)
Cons: We wish there had been more vegetarian options on the menu. Although it was of course possible to modify existing options, why not give more choices in the first place? Especially odd given the ethos of the place, with many vegetables grown on the property and the fact veggie food is so prevalent elsewhere in Sri Lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow - could not have imagined a more incredible experience. This will go down as one of our most memorable (and favourite) hotels EVER. From the moment you arrive you are surrounded by nature, and all the "busy-ness" of modern life gets left at the gate. It was just what we needed! We stayed in one of the new 2 person chalets, and it was worth every bit extra. We had monkeys and birds waking us in the morning, which was just such a treat. We spent hours exploring the grounds, kayaking, swimming - surprisingly we didn't feel the need to leave the Retreat at all. If you are thinking about booking - do it.. you won't regret it!
Cons: The only suggestion would be that the dinner options could better reflect the quality of the retreat, the Sri Lankan banquet was wonderful - however, the other dinner options could have been better. (They were nice - just could take the experience to a whole new level!)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great resort, extremely nice staff, really helpful. Beautiful pool...Very good place for bird-watching!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything about the resort was really nice. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Food was absolutely delicious. I recieved an upgrade to a chalet on half board basis upon arrival, which was a great pleasure. I also got a complimentary kayaking down the stream, and a bird watching tour around the property. The location is breathtakingly beautiful. Nature surrounds you from everywhere. I even had few peacocks walking right outside my room. The mountain view from the bed was so beautiful. A definetely worth stay for a serene time. Good for a nature lover.
Cons: The seat covers in the lobby area, inside the chalet and some towels in the room were all clean, but had a lot of old stain marks and spots which was a little put off for me. Also, the jaccuzi was not in useable condition. It was properly cleaned but being amidst nature, it naturally gets filled wid dead leaves and small bugs making it inconvenient to use.
The Paradise Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Building
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8.8 Excellent (439 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district and 15 minutes by car from Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. This resort has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka - Dambulla - Building
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8.5 Excellent (927 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Dambulla, Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka is in the historical district, a 4-minute drive from Dambulla Cave Temple and 8 minutes from Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are magnificent, the staff amazing, swimming in the pool looking over rice fields while sun sets so picturesque! The kids had great time swimming and looking at frogs. Special thank you to the bar manager and bar staff, perfect service and the best cocktails! The restaurant staff also where so lovely, couldn’t help us enough.
Cons: Nothing, the experience was wonderful.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It is very good value for money, the staff is very friendly and the hotel is very nice
Cons: The sheets of the room were very old and a bit rotten. The breakfast is quite basic but enough.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff and food
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were greeted with fresh juice, the staff were very attentive and friendly, and always saying good morning and asking how we were. The pool area was very relaxed and very clean!as were the rooms, great shower/bathroom. Private balcony. Food was lovely, buffet breakfast and supper or A’lacarte - and Happy Hour cocktails were delicious! This place is a secluded hidden gem with a beautiful, peaceful mountain view.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great relaxing place. Quiet, close to nature, with a nice atmosphere and extremely friendly staff
Cons: the food options at the bar and restaurant could be better.
Nice Place Bungalows - Dambulla - Building
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8.3 Excellent (336 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Nice Place Bungalows in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Buffet breakfast . Nature
Cons: Buffet dinner a bit expensive . No wifi in rooms but hey we are on holidays do we need it ...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice Place Hotel is a great place to discover a lot of must sees around (Sigiriya, Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, Polonnaruwa, etc.). Especially that the hotel helps you organize the tours. It is a comfortable place to spend a couple of days in between the tours. The grounds are lovely with lots of wildlife to watch from the pool or the bedroom door. Birds, squirrels, monkeys, land monitors, turtles, cows and more! If you like wildlife come here! Food was outstanding with a huge amount of choice which changed daily. one of the cooks gave us a tour of the kitchen and I can assure you that all the food is made from scratch. We also got a tour of their farm which was great to see. It is a good location to visit Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnuwara. And even anuradhapura if you have a driver. Room was tastefully decorated and was comfortable. Set in the trees.
7.5 Good
Pros: Great pool
Cons: WiFi only in reception area
10.0 Excellent
Pros: "Fantastic place to stay. The manger were very welcoming and friendly, room was very clean and Great breakfast, lovely pool" Highly recommend.
7.0 Good
Pros: The hotel is nice.
Cons: The staff should be more attentive to the guests. On arrival the warm facial towels were brought - which was nice. Then, the basket with towels was just put on the coffee table without offering them to the guest - which was unprofessional. On departure - nobody was at the reception area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: nice view and place.
Arika Villa - Dambulla - Pool
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8.3 Excellent (184 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Arika Villa in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent welcome which set the tone for our stay. The staff are fantastic and the room we stayed in was perfect. Wonderful bed, big size and lovely balcony. It really is a lovely oasis. We will stay here again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff literally couldn’t be more nice and helpful - from the manager to the porter everyone was super attentive, and made sure we had a good stay. Amazing food (must try the Sri Lankan curry), the chef did everything to accommodate any request.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The decoration was really nice. I absolutely loved the shower on the ground floor room. Beautiful
Cons: There was a buzzing sound coming from the electricity box the whole night which was a bit annoying. The staff were super friendly on arrival but disappeared completely when we checked out. There was no coffee with milk, only black coffee
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I really loved the peaceful location and beautiful pool area. The room was spacious and clean. The staff were really friendly and caring. Everyone seemed to really care that we were having a good time. As we were there over Sri Lankan New Year, the hotel provided a special meal and celebration afternoon - it was really special!
Cons: Overall everything was great! We would have loved to have seen more Sri Lankan food on the menu though.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, very clean, spacious room with all the amenities you need, good wi-fi, delicious food.
4.2 Okay
Pros: the size of the room
Cons: bad service. the rate of the hotel is not 5 star. it is barely 3 star. the hotel has only 5 staff !!
Rangiri Dambulla Resort - Dambulla - Building
10
8.4 Excellent (64 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rangiri Dambulla Resort in Dambulla, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Peace and quiet connected with nature
Cons: Meals are pricey
7.1 Good
Cons: There were no person on arrival at the reception. Hotel security has to run around to find the person. Once he came, implied that he is busy for about 5 mts and told us that room is ready, but have to wait for 20 mts as it should prepare. Once we came again after 20 mts, I was asked to make the payment before I get the room key and told that the balance will be taken to the room, but never appeared until we check out on the following morning. No responsible person was there in the reception or in the hotel to collect the balance or to check the rooms before check out. Finally I told the security guy who was roaming around the kitchen that we are checking out. This was the service the hotel staff provided for the local guests.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Environment
Cons: Not organized. You have to ask to get things normally available in a hotel. Chef need improvement You do not get value for what you pay for food
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very helpful and friendly The chalets were rather unique
Cons: The road in to the resort was a little uneven which made it difficult to drive a low car into The bathroom of the chalet I was in had a bit of a smell from the pipes but faint enough to ignore
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We had a relaxing and comfortable stay at Rangiri Dambulla Resort. We absolutely loved the personalised experience in particular from Lahiru who went above and beyond to help us and make us feel welcome. The Swiss tent was clean and spacious and very good air conditioning. The bed was extra large which was great as we had our child sharing with us. The pool and surroundings (herb garden) were lovely too. Highly recommend, especially for families.
Cons: The restaurant mainly offered buffet food for breakfast and dinner. In saying that the chef was accommodating on our last night a prepared us a special Sri Lankan rice and curry.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The tent/chalets were beautiful. The gardens were stunning. The best part however wS the resteraunt staff, so polite and the food was incredible. We didn’t want the Buffett and the head chef personally came out to check was Sri Lankan curries were our fave and what we would want for dinner and breakfast :)
Cons: Not able to buy alcohol
Pelwehera Village Resort - Dambulla - Outdoor view
11
8.2 Excellent (289 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pelwehera Village Resort, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, within a 10-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent room and facilities, very clean and staff were very attentive. food very good too. We only stayed for one night as we were touring so didn't see the immediate vicinity
Cons: WiFi wasn't brilliant in our room but as we were only staying for one night, not the end of the world!
6.3 Good
Cons: Stayed just for a night , friendly staff
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious and very clean, a lot of facilities and a big and clean swimming pool to relax after a busy day of sightseeing around.
Cons: The hotel was very empty during our stay and we found that staff was trying way too hard to please us, sometimes it felt really awkward to have someone checking every five minutes if everything is ok or asking the same another colleague had just asked. The hotel is quite far form the center so you will need to take a tuktuk.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly. Nice buffet breakfast and dinner. Good air conditioning. nice large pool.
Cons: Too close to the busy highway.
7.5 Good
Pros: Good clean room with very hospitable staff
Cons: Restaurant had very limited option for vegetarian
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice pool Big rooms
Cons: Poor wifi Smoke smail during the day Lots of bugs entering the room
Oasis Tourist Welfare Center - Dambulla - Bedroom
12
8.1 Excellent (107 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located just 100 metres from the famous Dambulla Cave Temple, Oasis Tourist Welfare Center provides 24-hour front desk for the convenience of the guests. Free WiFi access is available. Each fan-cooled room will provide you with a washing machine and outdoor seating area. Bathroom also comes with free toiletries. At Oasis Tourist Welfare Center you will find a garden and terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a tour desk and luggage storage. The property offers free parking. The SLAF Anuradhapura Airport is 55 km away. The guests can enjoy their meals at the in-house restaurant. Room service is available.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The property has a good website with usefull information about the area.
Cons: Guesthouse didn't offer breakfast or dinner. Nowhere to have it in the surroundings either.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice stay, host is also tuktuk driver, daytrip to Sigiriya possible.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff here is very friendly and they are like family
Cons: It's decent yet to improve.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Little bit far from city central,but very quiet and comfortable hostel.very good staff are there too. I used this hostel twice.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location is good for visiting the temple, close to a bus stop to/from Trincomalee & Kandy; this accommodation is more like a homestay-basic but with everything you need; you get a towel; water and tea is complimentary; pets
Cons: It was end of the month, so the wifi was really slow; different kind of insects everywhere (but very common for Sri Lanka)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location, nice hosts, and clean place.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It was very nice to stay at this place. Living with the family and their pets was lovely. It felt like home.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The host is super friendly and ths place faces the Golden temple!
Cons: More a suggestion; offering breakfast and dinner as the closest places are not that close
Robert Inn Dambulla - Dambulla - Bedroom
13
8.0 Excellent (109 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Robert is great man, he helped us with motorbikes and recommend good places around
7.9 Good
Pros: Robert and his family were great! The room was good for the price, the location was nice and quite, but still close enough to restaurants and the main town.
Cons: Not a big problem at all!! But the bed sheet wasn’t the right size so it kept coming off. Honestly not a major though
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Robert Is the best in Dambulla!!! Maybe outside the place looks notizie really super, but It is! Robert and his family try to do the best all the time for their guest and their warm welcoming and hug feed your Heart! The place Is nice and for the price Is super!
Cons: Shower have to bè renovated
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean, really lovely staff going above and beyond to sort our room for the night, and at last - a powerful fan at night! Also a fridge to put your own things in, tea and coffee. Robert is a great guy too!
Cons: He can be quite insistent on trying to get you to do activities with him, safaris, etc, even after you’ve said no quite a few times.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I very much enjoyed my stay in Dambulla. Robert did his very best to assist me in any inquiry I had during my stay. He even took me to have a traditional breakfast one morning and dropped me off at the bus stand.
Cons: I sometimes had some troubles with the wi-fi connection but that may have been due to my cellphone. Everything was great for the rest
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Robert and his family was very kindly and helpful. We got to leave our bags while we visited Sigiriya for one day and was able to wash our clothes for a very reasonable price.
Cons: The bathroom was really old.
3.3 Mediocre
Cons: It stated this is a 2 star hotel but it's actually less than 1 star. It's more like a hostel but worst. Whoever rate it a 2 star hotel is lying.
Sundaras Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Bedroom
14
7.9 Good (2,238 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sundaras Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Swimming pool. Location within walking distance to the cave temples.
Cons: Shower in our room has no door.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect! The place is surrounded by greenery. The room is clean and spacious. Hotel amenities were provided. The view from the room is absolutely amazing! There is a huge pool with a pool bar, spa, restaurant and outdoor seating area surrounded by trees. The staff were really friendly and nice. And plus its worth the money. Would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Dambulla.
Cons: Its a little bit far away from the central. But not an issue at all as there are few shops nearby and its a quiet area
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The manager was always organized and took care of us. He was so efficient and knowledgeable of surrounding areas in Sri Lanka. The food was delicious and the restaurant staff were friendly.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Big and cozy room. Had a nice ayurvedic massage. Loved the sunrise tour to Pidurangala and Sigirya (so worth it!!) and the guide Isuru was very kind, as all the staff that i had contact with!
Cons: Because the nature is dense in the surroundings, sometimes there were some bugs in the room. The floor was not perfectly clean..
5.0 Okay
Pros: It is not a four star hotel as it shows. room was comfortable. But the property location and the view from the room was bad.
Cons: It is better if the booking.com can show the true status of the hotel
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Liked the pool and pool bar.
Cons: A little bit run down and a continual loud piercing sound woke us up at 4am.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Another great stay at the resort highly recommended
6.0 Good
Pros: Damian the host was very helpful and made our stay as comfortable as possible. We stayed in a newer room. The chef / head of restaurant was also extremely friendly. The staff here really made us feel welcome and were interested in their guests. Very leafy & green and the pool is very inviting. Pool bar will help create a social atmosphere.
Cons: I would suggest putting a mosquito net above the bed as there were many bugs flying around the room and also many migies or flies on our bed. Also perhaps a TV in the room as there is not much to do in Dambulla in the evenings so after a day trip it would be nice to have a tv. I think the older rooms had one.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness. Friendly staff. Meals
Cons: Nothing
Governor's Grand - Dambulla - Pool
15
8.2 Excellent (23 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Governor's Gangula in Dambulla, you'll be on a river, within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
6.3 Good
Pros: Environment, friendly staff
Cons: Limited food, not a 5-star quality hotel. Very small pool
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality of the staff.
7.9 Good
Pros: The extensive gardens & the dining area/furniture - a 100 year old Mara tree growing out of the centre of the restaurant! Our room was very spacious in the three storey tower block & was extremely clean - & there was a bath! The air conditioning unit was efficient & quiet. Lanka & Dayawansa looked after us very well & were always anxious to please.
Cons: The western style meals we had in the evenings were poor. Fixed price of 5 U.S. dollars every course no matter what you chose!
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Great service could do enough for us
Cons: Evening meal expensive
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Loves the gardens and peaceful ambience , large rooms and an attentive staff. The checking in can be faster and easier but the owner Frank and the staff made our day with some live music at dinner on our last day and we had a memorable time.
Cons: Nothing not to like but I think it’s a bit expensive and the food also while cooked fresh could be chargeable on a higher side Room service can improve. Wifi can be faster.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very competitive pricing - lower than most in the Dambullah/Sigiriya area at this 4* level - and the rooms are exceptionally clean and in good condition with loads of space. Prakash is also very attentive in terms of service in the restaurant too.
Cons: The location is quite a distance to the South of Dambullah and a long way from Sigiriya - 45 minutes by tuk-tuk. Although this is compensated for by the very competitive price, the food is too expensive for what it is (15$ for dinner) and options nearby are limited. The swimming pool area is also limited.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stayed here for 2 nights. The checkin was quick and the place is a candy store for nature lovers. The garden is beautiful with well maintained bushes and lawn. The stream running behind the property is the cherry on the cake. Sameer was an excellent host and the food was just delicious . The rooms were clean , huge and well maintained. Definitely recommend this place.
Mps Village - Dambulla - Bedroom
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7.9 Good (44 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Dambulla, M.P.S.Village is within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
6.3 Good
Cons: Bathroom was small and little room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The surroundings and scenery in the vicinity of the resort. The staff was helpful in arranging transport to visit attractions in Dambulla and providing insights on other locations to visit. I had left back my mobile charger and a staff member provided both his power bank and charger. PS - Ask for the lime juice
7.5 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Nothing
7.1 Good
Pros: Peaceful location with a private lake, a nice nature getaway. The manager was very nice and welcoming. I enjoyed walks in the village, observing the peacocks and other animals.
Cons: The bathroom had a terrible smell, the food was not great. We didn't try the breakfast

Best rooms in Dambulla

Jetwing Lake - Dambulla - Pool
1
9.3 Excellent (1,506 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jetwing Lake in Dambulla, you'll be in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Honestly everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room and service....
Cons: staff and facilities more helpful to visitors....
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the atmosphere
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the hotel was amazing! The bathroom was beautiful and there's was a big tub. Also the swimming pool was a dream.
Cons: nothing except we had really loud neighbours so we didn't sleep that well
Dignity Villa - Dambulla - Bedroom
2
9.5 Excellent (135 reviews)
Overview
Dignity Villa is located just 3.1 km from the Dambulla Cave Temple, a World Heritage Site. Free WiFi access is available in the public areas of this homestay. The fan-cooled room provides comfortable stay and a dining area. Private bathroom comes with a shower. You can enjoy garden view from the room. At Dignity Villa you will find barbecue facilities. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, luggage storage and an ironing service. The property offers free parking. This homestay is located 53 km from the SLAF Anuradhapura Airport. The guests can enjoy their meals at the in-house restaurant. Packed lunches can be requested. Room service is available.
Kassapa Lions Rock - Dambulla - Building
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8.6 Excellent (373 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The hotel, with views of the Sigiriya Rock, is situated 14 km from Dambulla, 17 km from Minneriya Wildlife Park and 24 km from the Ritigala Ruins and the Ritigala National Reserve. Services and facilities include: 24 hour reception, restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, spa (extra charge), garden and car park. The guest rooms are equipped with: balcony/terrace, A/C, TV, telephone and minibar.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very good management. Nice staff. Quiet location.
Cons: Food isn’t so good as I expected.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Hotel pool is good. Room was clean and good.
Cons: Hotel environment is wet with smell ( dirty). Front desk staff not treated well (no welcome drinks..etc). They only treated to foreigners.We ordered Tea bags & some sugar packets for bed tea, but we did not revived it until we left the hotel.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: What an amazing stay. The buffet had so much variety, it was hard to chose. The staff was super friendly. The rooms and swimming pools were very big. You can even see Lion’s Rock from there!
Cons: The WiFi only worked at reception
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything including food, location, room, staff, servive are good. Very friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing
7.1 Good
Pros: breakfast Bed
Cons: the room lock has broken. There were small insects inside the bathroom.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: It was average. The restaurant manager only focus on looking after his favourite clients but not the rest.
Cons: Bad and slow service from staff; location is not good; photos on its website looks better than reality.
7.9 Good
Pros: Nice setting with two pools. safari themed hotel with friendly helpful staff. Great range of drinks at the bar and very nice food. breakfast was particularly good.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Kind of everything. Super friendly and helpful staff, nice pool, great food, comfortable cottage.
Cons: Actually nothing, but it is a bit remote. But you get all you need at Kassapa, like bike rental for example.
Amaya Signature - Dambulla - Bedroom
4
8.9 Excellent (196 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amaya Signature in Dambulla, you'll be on the waterfront, and 9 mi (14.4 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: The suit was neat & spacious. Staff was friendly and took care of all our matters. Pool was big and deep enough unlike many hotels I have been.
Cons: There was a problem with the (whirlpool) bathtub. There seem to be a leak as water was draining out continuously.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Signature area pool, the friendly staff, the fabulous room, and of course the fantastic food
Cons: Not a thing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were spacious
Cons: Some fans in the bf area. There were flies as well
8.3 Excellent
Cons: Staff were great except for one the restaurant staff whom took offence with interracial relationships and I couldn't even get sugar out of him
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location in a very eco-friendly area where nature is preserved
Cons: Slowness at the reception desk
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good service, good room, excellent grounds, good food. This is a good hotel where people really care about providing good service. Good location. Dambulla Caves and Sirigyra were easily accessible from this hotel.
Cons: Food was expensive. 15 dollars return to Dambulla by tuk tuk.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: hotel staff really helpful, setting of hotel is beautiful on the lake. bed really comfy and room very clean.
Cons: little bit of a way out from Centre, but fine if happy at eat at hotel or have a car
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amaya signature is a part of Amaya lake. Everything was clean, Green is everywhere. Foods great, staff is helpful.
Cons: Pool side needs to be taken care of.