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Jetwing Lake - Dambulla - Pool
1
9.2 Excellent (1,495 reviews)
₹ 11,281+
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.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge swimming pool. Nice staff and rooms.
Cons: Taxi booked through the hotel are unnecessarly overpriced
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing is good
Cons: All perfect and wonderful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were lovely and ours overlooked the pool and river beyond. The breakfast and dinner were excellent with a great variety. Very comfortable stay and wished we had stayed longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very attentive, so friendly. The food was amazing. The pool was great. Tbe grounds were beautiful. The rooms were very lovely and spacious. Overall a really lovely hotel. It was the first property we stayed in in sri lanka and it was beautiful
Cons: A couple of power cuts that lasted only 10 seconds
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning views and amazing pool. Very comfortable rooms and great variety of food at the buffet. Service was excellent.
Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: for SL it’s quite ok, as camparison to western world hotel, could be a 4*. Overall good modern look rooms.
Cons: the food: (for buffet dinner) and breakfast, have really no taste they can upgrade a bit the
Kalundewa Retreat - Dambulla - Building
2
9.5 Excellent (41 reviews)
₹ 27,519+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kalundewa Retreat in Dambulla, you'll be 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple and 16.9 mi (27.2 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya. Featured amenities include luggage storage and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful accommodation, beautifully designed and in the middle of a natural reserve.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kalundewa Retreat was a wonderful experience. Being a Sri Lankan and travelled the entire island I would say this is one of best locations and architecture I’ve seen in Sri Lanka. The room was spacious and beautiful and is built with a combination of timber and glass. The rooms are built in such a way as to embrace its natural surroundings with the deck going straight into the swamp and the room having glass all around so you wake up with an amazing view straight from your bed. We even had a private plunge pool leading up to the lake ! The hotel is blessed with an abundance of wild life around it, we were lucky to see so many rare animals such as Hornbills, fishing cats, eagles and even had beautiful peacock chilling with us on the balcony !! If you love nature or bird watching this is definitely the place for you !!! The Hotel also has a lot of activities which we did such as beautiful bike ride along paddy fields with a mountain backdrop, Natural water pool that is filled with from the nearby stream and has a view of the paddy field, Kayaking around the lake and more The food although slightly pricey was exquisite, they have a wide variety of items and the menus are on iPads which I thought was a nice touch. We took the boat ride for dinner and loved it so much we took it again for breakfast !! For the dinner boat ride they put up flames along the lake and makes for a romantic dinner for $100 they provided a 5 course dinner and cruise along the lake and a wine bottle which i thought was well worth it, I would recommend the breakfast ride however as you can see more of the beautiful surroundings than in the night. The staff were extremely friendly and obliging and made our trip so much more enjoyable. A big thank you to the Kalundewa team we really had a great time and will be back again soon !!!
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!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic experience, exellent food, very friendly staff!
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property location is absolutely breathtaking. The bird life is spectacular. Staying on the water villa was a unique experience we will never forget. We cannot compliment the staff enough. They were wonderful and made our stay very special. We would highly recommend.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful, very different, completely located in the nature. Great service
Cons: Water pressure was not great. The menu did not have much of choice
Heritance Kandalama - Dambulla - Building
3
9.0 Excellent (4,428 reviews)
₹ 14,873+
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: Impeccable hospitality Nestled in nature Breathtaking view Phenomenal culinary experience
9.0 Excellent
Pros: location was very calm
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, amazing breakfast and amazing staff. Really good gym in the hotel. So nice arcitecture with involving the nature. There is a natural pool on top of the hotel - mountainpool.
Cons: Nothing.
6.7 Good
Pros: Amazing location and concept. Good food and a great place for a relaxing holiday.
Cons: The booking was changed and accepted by hotel but this seems to be the only hotel that I ever stayed in that charged me the amount two weeks in advance. As a result of that and change of dates where my trip was cut down by a day, I had to struggle to make the concerned staff understand that the hotel had a net amount that had to be refunded for the extra night. Though it is a simple process where the earlier charge can be reversed and the revised amount be charged, I was assured that the extra amount will be returned to the card very soon. It’s been more than a week and I am yet to see the refund in my credit card. I will be lodging a claim to the hotel directly as well along with the proof of the amount (as per the bill) that is to be refunded
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely room , very peaceful
Cons: Dress code for dinner - understand your don’t want beach wear, but my husband hasn’t packed any trousers so we had to order room service
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing building and because of that, an amazing stay that felt like we were camping out in the jungle. Good food and very staff. The gym was also a good size. Overall, a very very nice place to spend time and wish I had stayed for longer - In no small part due to the beauty of the building.
Cons: Rooms could have USB plugs and generally, the rooms need for power sockets.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Open corridors, glass bathroom walls and buzzing wildlife.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location - all about energy of nature!!! Stuff, especially at the restaurant and Spa....on arrival we got upgraded with luxury suit - space, view, bathroom, so comfortable bed.....GREAT HOTEL
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb location and fantastic amenities. Staff were very helpful and attentive but not over the top!
Shan Inn Dambulla - Dambulla - Bedroom
4
9.0 Excellent (629 reviews)
₹ 1,796+
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely owner Ideal location Good value
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: When we chose the hostel we didn't know it was literally a local house adjusted to be a small hostel/house stay. We had a wonderful time there. The owner of the place was super pleasant and gave us an upgrade because she thought would be more comfortable to our little daughter. She also "spoiled" our little one by giving her toys and playing with her when we were at the place. Those little things that make you feel so welcome, you know? The place was really well located too. A walking distance to the cave temple and golden temple, which was the reason we were there for. The price was absolutely worth it.
Cons: the breakfast could be better but it wasn't a problem. For the price you pay it is actually a bonus..
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean with a comfy bed and strong air con. Only downside is that it can be noisy. You can hear everything that goes on in the other guest room and in the host’s house. The family is very nice and helpful. Buses to other cities and to Sigiriya go right past the house. The cave temple is easy walking distance away. Restaurants are limited but there are a few options. The buffet recommended by the host is vegan friendly and absolutely amazing.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, close to the golden temple. Perfect for a night to visit the temple caves.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay with Chatu and family at Shan Inn. It was a great base for us in Dambulla, and only 500m from the Cave Rock Temples. We had a great breakfast each morning, and enjoyed dinner cooked by Chatu. If you are looking for a low key, friendly place to stay in Dambulla than Shan Inn is perfect! The rooms are basic but have everything you need and Chatu is there all the time to offer advice, or help you to sort anything you need. We really enjoyed our stay!
7.0 Good
Pros: Nice people, seeing monkeys, clean rooms, good breakfast
Cons: Nothing was "wrong"
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The family was beautiful and unbelievably helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was clean and comfortable. The owner is a very nice and friendly person and she made us feel like being at home :)
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The family that runs this little guesthouse is really nice and welcoming. They even helped us, when we needed to get something from the pharmacy and one evening the lady cooked some fried rice for us, when we arrived late. The room we stayed in was a little bit small, but okay. The breakfast was good.
Cons: The property is directly at a main road with not much around. Especially in the evenings, it can be a bit harder to find something good to eat there. Also the room could have been a bit bigger.
Amaya Signature - Dambulla - Bedroom
5
9.0 Excellent (204 reviews)
₹ 15,520+
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: A fantastic hotel located outside Dambulla and Sigiriya with nothing but nature around. Extremely nice and helpful staff, the whole place is spotless clean, rooms are good standard and the pool is very clean. For the price this hotel is even better! It's only about a 25 min Tuk Tuk ride to sigiriya and the hotel will help and book everything you need.
Cons: The prices for food are of course higher than what you would get outside a big hotel but this is to be expected. Also, the time for the dinner buffet was a bit late (7.30 pm).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were spacious
Cons: Some fans in the bf area. There were flies as well
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place , friendly staff , clean rooms
Cons: Nothing to fault on the hotel
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
8.8 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.
The Paradise Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Building
6
8.8 Excellent (453 reviews)
₹ 9,484+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, and 8 mi (13 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya and 11.8 mi (19 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Dambulla? This resort has facilities measuring 750 square feet (70 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Especially Nishankar (Restaurent Supervisor) was very helpful and guided us properly. Spa was awesome and the service provided by the spa staff was excellent and professional. Sorry i dont remember her name. Location was perfect. Calm and quiet. Highly recommended.
Cons: We didnt have phone signal much and the wifi connection was very poor. Bath tub wasnt there and Iron was not provided but we were asked to give to the laundry which would take hours and it closes after 6pm.
7.5 Good
Pros: Lovely place to go for relaxing. The staff so friendly.
Cons: Bit of far from the town
6.3 Good
Pros: The staff were friendly and caring
Cons: Absolute rip off and solely set up for taking money from tourists
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff are brilliant, friendly, very helpful.
Cons: Initially our room was very tired, damp & needs a renovating. luckily they upgraded us to a better room which was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Heavenly environment, Very calm
6.3 Good
Pros: Architecture
Cons: Driver complained about bugs in their rest rooms.
6.7 Good
Pros: The pool
7.9 Good
Pros: View, place is quiet, gym , pool & gym available, housekeeping is good amenities are replenished
Cons: Nothing
Arika Villa - Dambulla - Pool
7
8.6 Excellent (164 reviews)
₹ 7,329+
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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice place in a quiet setting with jungle and a stream in the grounds. Good staff and nice curry for dinner. Really big rooms and bathroom.
Cons: Needs some lighting in the shower area. Not close to any restaurants/shops so you need a car.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice and calm, staff very nice - they coordinated all our transportation and were very flexible regarding checking in and out and dining times, very nice
Cons: Rooms were a bit dated and the property is not really close to anything so you have limited dining options but anyways most people just use it as a base to see the amazing sights in Dambulla
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful very clean villa and beautiful location in the forest! Lovely and helpful staff
Cons: Communication in English is not easy, this absolutely needs to be improved. At the bar/restaurant only two wines are proposed, one red and one white, and both were really bad. No crisps nor olives or similar are proposed as complimentary when you order a beer, only very expensive cashew nuts or peanuts. At dinner, a lot of people were around us (we were the only customers) but no one moved to clean our table when we were finished. Organization could be improved!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Situated in a nice spot among the trees and greens next to a river, a perfect place to get away from civilization and relax and enjoy nature. Breakfast was delicious and filled our stomach. The staff was very friendly and polite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large comfortable room, friendly and helpful staff. Helped us to arrange taxis. Nice food in restaurant.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely stay. Perfect for us.
Cons: No complaints
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The highlight for us was the gorgeous bedroom, which was beautifully designed, spacious and clean, with a huge bathroom and outdoor shower! We were really able to spend time and relax there, and on the pretty, quiet balcony facing the pond (although with a few too many mosquitoes and flies!). A small hotel in a quiet spot off the main road, we enjoyed watching nature in the trees around us - birds and squirrels. The pool was well maintained and refreshing. Dinner was excellent, among the best meals we enjoyed in Sri Lanka (we were asked to confirm our orders earlier in the day). The staff were kind, attentive and helpful. I will especially remember the welcoming smiles of the lady in reception (whose name I’m afraid I’ve forgotten!). Overall, a nice stay and good place to relax.
Cons: We would highly recommend investing in a proper coffee machine, so guests can enjoy better quality filter coffee or a decent cappuccino (the current filter coffee was barely drinkable). Also, a couple of advertised features were not as we expected: the “cycle hire” at the property consists of one tandem and one mountain bike, which wasn’t sufficient for a long day of cycling which is what we had in mind (we managed to hire bikes from elsewhere). Also, the complementary “shuttle” to Sigiriya was in fact a hired Tuk Tuk! This wasn’t a problem for us but just wasn’t what we expected - a “shuttle” normally implies a hotel-run vehicle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This a fantastic places for the following reasons : Staff is amazing, food is delicious, bedrooms and location are perfect. They were so helpfull, with a lot of tips and reactivity to get any service you need! Waouh, thank you to everyone!
Cons: Nothing, just perfect!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are very clean and staf most friendly
Cons: Nothing
Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka - Dambulla - Building
8
8.5 Excellent (987 reviews)
₹ 4,527+
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, great location and facilities
Cons: The bathroom in the villa had a musty smell
7.9 Good
Pros: We came late and staff helped us and everything really nice, only bad thing is the food from the restaurant which was horrible! They used ketchup and sugar as tomato sauce, literally made the food from the rest from the buffet. It was disgusting food had to leave it almost as it was given to us.
Cons: The food at the restaurant.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful view from the terrace where you will have breakfast, food overall good and also the choice. Room was bug, nice and clean as the toilet
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was really fantastic: nice location near the fields (rice fields, plantations - a lot of green color), it’s cool to swim in the swimming pool looking around. Very good buffet breakfast with great varieties of dishes. The room is large and comfortable. I will recommend to stay here on the way from the airport to the center of the island - the place to relax after the plane.
Cons: A bit expensive driver’s accommodation I suppose...
6.3 Good
Pros: Friendly staff We went to enjoy the pool bar at Sundaras Resort , it was amazing,
Cons: This very far from the center / cave temple. Towels in the room is very very old and used many times. Don’t understand why they say they are a 5 ⭐️ property.
7.9 Good
Pros: Spacious, good barman who we believe was new to the property. He didn’t know about complimentary canapés offer. Not his fault, expect it to be staff training.
Cons: Bad lighting in rooms.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The property was beautiful and breath taking view near the pool was amazing .. The staff was really nice helpful and very attentive.. The Breakfast Buffet was just amazing the spread was great..
Cons: Nothing .. everything was perfect!!
Nice Place Bungalows - Dambulla - Building
9
8.4 Excellent (361 reviews)
₹ 2,730+
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: - We had booked 4 rooms for 3 nights and we all really loved the hotel. - We did have some issues with our room. However, the manager (ajit) is very professional. You can rely on his support. - The property is enormous and you can explore quite a bit. You will hear birds chirping throughout the day and there are also horses nearby. - We arranged with hotel : transportation from airport, within dambulla and to our next destination.
Cons: - Location a bit far from the main road - most rooms run on solar heaters, so you can expect not so hot water. - You are very much with nature, so expect bugs, insects especially at night. - Property has a decent breakfast and on some nights a dinner buffet. It is better to grab lunch outside.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms are spacious. The top floor rooms are also looking out into a thicket - lots of greenery all around
Cons: Food. Their breakfast was bad and the dinner horrible. The place is couple of km away from the main city so you are stuck here for dinner unless you have planned in advance
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very kind and helpful. Although they upgraded us to the treehouse (built on wood high on a metal structure, not tree), upon our request they moved us back to the main building. Our room was clean and comfortable. Bed was comfortable. There's a restaurant and a bar in the hotel.
Cons: The pool area and the treehouse are separated from the main hotel building by a river. Two sides are connected by a narrow suspended bridge. For people who like nature, it's nice. For us, it was a bit too wild. That was also a reason why we did not want to stay in the treehouse. Food quality (for dinner and breakfast) was okay but there's room for improvement.
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Keep the room doors closed. Saw a tiny frog in the room at night. Not sure how it got in there. Keep the balcony doors closed once done with.
Cons: Keep the room doors closed. Saw a tiny frog in the room at night. Not sure how it got in there. Keep the balcony doors closed once done with.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good spot close to nature with a ”wild” garden good for birding Short drive to Sigiriya and good food
9.0 Excellent
Cons: It is a really nice place. I wanted to charge my electric car, and they had the facility (provided a 15A plug).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: nice location. nice and green. It was very close to to the tourist attraction.
Cons: I think the buffet food could be better,
Robert Inn Dambulla - Dambulla - Bedroom
10
8.4 Excellent (106 reviews)
₹ 1,150+
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi and a spa and wellness centre, Robert Inn Dambulla offers pet-friendly accommodation in Dambulla. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room comes with a TV and seating area to relax in after a busy day. There is a 24-hour front desk and free shuttle service at the property. Bike hire is available at this guest house and the area is popular for cycling. The Anuradhapura Airport is located 53 km from the property. You can enjoy the meals at the in-house restaurant. Packed lunches can be requested. Room service is available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Robert is great man, he helped us with motorbikes and recommend good places around
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was big pleasure to stay at the Robert's place. He was really helpful and gave some nice advices. He also offered his bikes and tours. It was also possible to use kitchen where his wife helped us a lot.
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
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location Amazing hosts
6.0 Good
Pros: This place is close to Dambulla city center, you can walk from bus stop here. It is in quiet area further from busy main street. The family is welcoming, Robert is helpful with trips to places around.
Cons: Even though our room was clean, we could smell mold and dampness all over the place, it was beyond regular Sri Lanka humidity. The beds were damp so it was difficult to sleep in. Robert is helpful but maybe too pushy with his offers of trips.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Robert and his family are extremely hospitable. The Ceylon tea on arrive is amazing. He treated us like we were his own. Making sure we got to the bus station and on the right bus to Kandy. He also gave us a free sunset tour which was amazing.
7.1 Good
Pros: very nice owners
Cons: Unfortunatly the garden/area in front of our room is full of old motorbikes and parts
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Robert really makes this place feel like home! He stayed up to greet us for our late arrival and arranged cheap transport all over Dambulla & to Sigiriya. The room was comfortable and the shower was nice and warm. He also had towels, free water refills, and gave us some tasty tea in the morning. You can tell Robert truly loves running his guesthouse.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Robert is the best one. He treat us like a father. And few days later he called us back just asking for our trip. Robert, you are the best
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.
Pelwehera Village Resort - Dambulla - Outdoor view
11
8.2 Excellent (311 reviews)
₹ 6,107+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pelwehera Village Resort, you'll be centrally located in Dambulla, within a 15-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.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Price
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.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Room was clean.
Cons: Common balcony, no beautiful view. At least unable to see outside ( garden view) through the window as it opens towards the common balcony. No shampoo & conditioner were available. No extra pillows just 2 pillows & they were not even comfortable. Switch board has fixed to mid of the bed frame. Had to wait long time to receive an iron. Seems like they have only one iron as they were so hurried to get it back soon. Reception staff not even courteous.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice pool Big rooms
Cons: Poor wifi Smoke smail during the day Lots of bugs entering the room
Rangiri Dambulla Resort - Dambulla - Building
12
8.1 Excellent (54 reviews)
₹ 8,478+
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
6.7 Good
Pros: Breakfast was so good. And the chef is very good. And location is very good.
Cons: The road is not good when you entering from main road to the hotel. And when you coming out from accommodation to the reception full of water. Due to rain and you can't walk over. And there was no telephone in the room.
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
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
Sundaras Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Bedroom
13
7.8 Good (2,139 reviews)
₹ 2,730+
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.
7.0 Good
Pros: Good size room, well furnished, fridge and tea making. Swimming pool with sunbeds.
Cons: The swimming pool area was a little tired and in need of some TLC
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff , evening buffet good selection and very tasty . Swim up bar was a nice touch. Comfy beds Very close to the cave temples
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was amazing and situated in a great location. Friendly helpful staff. Pool area and swim-up bar was a great touch.
Cons: WiFi was quite weak and intermittent through the property. Room stated Mountain View but this did not exist.
6.7 Good
Pros: Nice rooms Convenient location just outside of Dambulla Friendly staff
Cons: Slow WiFi Our clothes shrunk in the laundry Toilet didn’t work in our room when we arrived Room service/food at bar was not available a lot of the time (eg. between 3pm and 6pm)
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: Location, room, restaurant, pool bar, staff
Cons: Intermittent wifi
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very large and clean. The pool and pool bar is a very neat touch!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very Nice place if you ymjust wanna do nothing and chill by The pool. About 15km to sigiriya and you can book tours such as safari with The hotel. Best of all was Saman and Tito who was so helpful. Saman and his son even helped us book a train ticket from kandy to Ella when we heard that you have to book in advance. Sum of it all. A Very Nice stay.
Governor's Grand - Dambulla - Pool
14
8.2 Excellent (19 reviews)
₹ 5,964+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Governor's Gangula in Dambulla, you'll be on a river and 9 minutes by car from Dambulla Cave Temple. 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.
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!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Charged extra for the breakfast which was quite satisfactory. Little choice. Service extremely slow.
Cons: Signage from the Main Road - not obvious.
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.
Oasis Tourist Welfare Center - Dambulla - Bedroom
15
7.7 Good (65 reviews)
₹ 1,006+
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)
8.3 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
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.
Sunflower Inn - Dambulla - Building
16
7.1 Good (61 reviews)
₹ 790+
Overview Reviews
Sunflower Inn is a guesthouse offering rooms with a private bathroom. Featuring a 24-hour reception, the guesthouse has its own restaurant and is 500 metres from Dambulla Rock Temple. The lively city of Dambulla is 2 km away. Bandaranaike International Airport is approximately 140 km away while Colombo city is 160 km from Sunflower Inn. Air-conditioned or fan cooled, each room has a mosquito net and work desk. Private bathroom includes a shower and toilet. Guests have access to Wi-Fi at an extra cost in the guesthouse’s common areas. Sunflower provides chargeable airport transfers. Free parking is available. Sunflower Inn’s restaurant serves a selection of Sri Lankan and Western dishes.
6.3 Good
Pros: Very close from golden temple. They kept our luggage after check out so we could visit sigiriya. Breakfast was very nice.
Cons: We had dinner at the place and the price was more than double than everywhere else around but we got there late so no alternatives. Mosquito net was dirty and small for the bed. WiFi never worked in 3 days. The streets around the guest house seem a bit sketchy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality, best service, suitable location, fresh weather and relaxing, clean room, so caring, reasonable tariffs n value of money, delicious homemade meals ....WOOOWWW...feels like home and family.loving person. Overall ......BRAVO..... Thanks.
Cons: ZERO........PERFECT.would love to visit again.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Nothing
3.3 Mediocre
Cons: The room was nice but we had NO water and NO electricity... when we complained about that they just decided to disconnect the WiFi as a punishment.... same on the morning while we had the breakfast. She first gave us the bill while we had the breakfast ( what is anti-commercial) and when we discussed the price because of the lack of electricity and water, she just took the internet box like if we were her children and hadn’t done our homework!!!! And charged us for the 2 lemons they picked in the garden and the garlic they « gave » to us the day before... Never see that before....! I highly NOT recommend this place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, Reasonable Rate, and most of all, the friendliest staff i have ever met. Nice place to relax. Also the food is very high quality with a nice mix, The staff are exceptionally kind, nice and polite; a pleasure to know. The location was nice and I've enjoyed great walks every day. The golden temple was nearby therefor i got the chance to visit that wonderful location as well. Reception have arranged for me to visit the local national park to spot elephants with the naturist which, I have enjoyed it a lot i must say. Highly recommended.

Best rooms in Dambulla

Jetwing Lake - Dambulla - Pool
1
9.2 Excellent (1,495 reviews)
₹ 11,281+
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.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge swimming pool. Nice staff and rooms.
Cons: Taxi booked through the hotel are unnecessarly overpriced
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing is good
Cons: All perfect and wonderful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were lovely and ours overlooked the pool and river beyond. The breakfast and dinner were excellent with a great variety. Very comfortable stay and wished we had stayed longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very attentive, so friendly. The food was amazing. The pool was great. Tbe grounds were beautiful. The rooms were very lovely and spacious. Overall a really lovely hotel. It was the first property we stayed in in sri lanka and it was beautiful
Cons: A couple of power cuts that lasted only 10 seconds
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning views and amazing pool. Very comfortable rooms and great variety of food at the buffet. Service was excellent.
Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: for SL it’s quite ok, as camparison to western world hotel, could be a 4*. Overall good modern look rooms.
Cons: the food: (for buffet dinner) and breakfast, have really no taste they can upgrade a bit the
Amaya Signature - Dambulla - Bedroom
2
9.0 Excellent (204 reviews)
₹ 15,520+
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: A fantastic hotel located outside Dambulla and Sigiriya with nothing but nature around. Extremely nice and helpful staff, the whole place is spotless clean, rooms are good standard and the pool is very clean. For the price this hotel is even better! It's only about a 25 min Tuk Tuk ride to sigiriya and the hotel will help and book everything you need.
Cons: The prices for food are of course higher than what you would get outside a big hotel but this is to be expected. Also, the time for the dinner buffet was a bit late (7.30 pm).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were spacious
Cons: Some fans in the bf area. There were flies as well
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place , friendly staff , clean rooms
Cons: Nothing to fault on the hotel
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
8.8 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.
Arika Villa - Dambulla - Pool
3
8.6 Excellent (164 reviews)
₹ 7,329+
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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice place in a quiet setting with jungle and a stream in the grounds. Good staff and nice curry for dinner. Really big rooms and bathroom.
Cons: Needs some lighting in the shower area. Not close to any restaurants/shops so you need a car.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice and calm, staff very nice - they coordinated all our transportation and were very flexible regarding checking in and out and dining times, very nice
Cons: Rooms were a bit dated and the property is not really close to anything so you have limited dining options but anyways most people just use it as a base to see the amazing sights in Dambulla
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful very clean villa and beautiful location in the forest! Lovely and helpful staff
Cons: Communication in English is not easy, this absolutely needs to be improved. At the bar/restaurant only two wines are proposed, one red and one white, and both were really bad. No crisps nor olives or similar are proposed as complimentary when you order a beer, only very expensive cashew nuts or peanuts. At dinner, a lot of people were around us (we were the only customers) but no one moved to clean our table when we were finished. Organization could be improved!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Situated in a nice spot among the trees and greens next to a river, a perfect place to get away from civilization and relax and enjoy nature. Breakfast was delicious and filled our stomach. The staff was very friendly and polite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large comfortable room, friendly and helpful staff. Helped us to arrange taxis. Nice food in restaurant.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely stay. Perfect for us.
Cons: No complaints
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The highlight for us was the gorgeous bedroom, which was beautifully designed, spacious and clean, with a huge bathroom and outdoor shower! We were really able to spend time and relax there, and on the pretty, quiet balcony facing the pond (although with a few too many mosquitoes and flies!). A small hotel in a quiet spot off the main road, we enjoyed watching nature in the trees around us - birds and squirrels. The pool was well maintained and refreshing. Dinner was excellent, among the best meals we enjoyed in Sri Lanka (we were asked to confirm our orders earlier in the day). The staff were kind, attentive and helpful. I will especially remember the welcoming smiles of the lady in reception (whose name I’m afraid I’ve forgotten!). Overall, a nice stay and good place to relax.
Cons: We would highly recommend investing in a proper coffee machine, so guests can enjoy better quality filter coffee or a decent cappuccino (the current filter coffee was barely drinkable). Also, a couple of advertised features were not as we expected: the “cycle hire” at the property consists of one tandem and one mountain bike, which wasn’t sufficient for a long day of cycling which is what we had in mind (we managed to hire bikes from elsewhere). Also, the complementary “shuttle” to Sigiriya was in fact a hired Tuk Tuk! This wasn’t a problem for us but just wasn’t what we expected - a “shuttle” normally implies a hotel-run vehicle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This a fantastic places for the following reasons : Staff is amazing, food is delicious, bedrooms and location are perfect. They were so helpfull, with a lot of tips and reactivity to get any service you need! Waouh, thank you to everyone!
Cons: Nothing, just perfect!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are very clean and staf most friendly
Cons: Nothing
The Paradise Resort & Spa - Dambulla - Building
4
8.8 Excellent (453 reviews)
₹ 9,484+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Paradise Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, and 8 mi (13 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya and 11.8 mi (19 km) from Dambulla Cave Temple. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Dambulla? This resort has facilities measuring 750 square feet (70 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Especially Nishankar (Restaurent Supervisor) was very helpful and guided us properly. Spa was awesome and the service provided by the spa staff was excellent and professional. Sorry i dont remember her name. Location was perfect. Calm and quiet. Highly recommended.
Cons: We didnt have phone signal much and the wifi connection was very poor. Bath tub wasnt there and Iron was not provided but we were asked to give to the laundry which would take hours and it closes after 6pm.
7.5 Good
Pros: Lovely place to go for relaxing. The staff so friendly.
Cons: Bit of far from the town
6.3 Good
Pros: The staff were friendly and caring
Cons: Absolute rip off and solely set up for taking money from tourists
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff are brilliant, friendly, very helpful.
Cons: Initially our room was very tired, damp & needs a renovating. luckily they upgraded us to a better room which was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Heavenly environment, Very calm
6.3 Good
Pros: Architecture
Cons: Driver complained about bugs in their rest rooms.
6.7 Good
Pros: The pool
7.9 Good
Pros: View, place is quiet, gym , pool & gym available, housekeeping is good amenities are replenished
Cons: Nothing