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About Gimanhala Hotel


Nestled in the heart of Dambulla, Gimanhala Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Sigiriya. The hotel lies 1 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With the city's main attractions such as Dambulla Cave Temple, Dambulla Somawathi Stupa, Pallegama Temple within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Sigiriya hotel. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as outdoor pool, garden. Whatever your reason for visiting Sigiriya, the Gimanhala Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Food & beverage

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service

Guest services

  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • Safety deposit boxes
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-5 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 1 km
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 17
Room Voltage: 220
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Cleanliness 7.5
  • Location 7.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.4
  • Service 7.4
  • Value for money 6.9
  • Food/Dining 6.9
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Laila F.
September 07, 2015
Pool, pool, fine food, pool
pool, find food, coffee
It's a small number of rooms with a huge busy restaurant, professional staff and a great pool. My room 106 had an unpleasant odour and was pretty ordinary, clean. The hotel is expanding. Drainage needs attention.

July 25, 2015
great place to rest after visiting Cave temple
room, location, friendly staffs
i like to fact that it has mosqito net for each bed. the room is clean and decent. it is right next to the main road, but there is no noises from the road though.. overall, i enjoy the stay.

Francis M.
United Kingdom
February 02, 2015
Pleasant oasis in a dusty town
Elegant decor with well-appointed rooms. Centrally located in town but managed to offer feel of being secluded. Good swimming pool
Really enjoyed our 2 night stay. There was little to dislike about the hotel. All aspects were above average for a place modestly calling itself 2* - it was miles better than some of the 4* hotels we visited in tourist resorts. Dinner was of good quality but the Sri Lankan breakfast was excellent. Excellent and underused pool adjacent to restaurant. Centrally located in an otherwise uninspiring town, hotel managed to create an ambience of being secluded. I would most certainly use this hotel again if visiting the Cultural Triangle.

Lee N.
September 11, 2014
Hotel near shops and restaurant
Location, friendly and clean

rowena D.
September 08, 2014
Best Hotel Stayed in Sri Lanka for a Budget Trip
Cleanliness, Overall Room Condition, And Not Expensive At All
It was great. Just sad that we did not have the whole day to enjoy the pool and outdoor facilities. Its a real deal.

Abbas T.
June 01, 2014
Absolutely terrible Slow internet
Quaint hotel in the middle of nowhere. The staff was friendly and gave suggestions of nearby restaurants. In terms of liveability - the bathrooms were below standard and the electricity went more than once in a night. Overall - good enough for a backpacker hotel but if you are expecting anything remotely luxurious, do yourself a favour and cough up a little extra cash!

wichit L.
March 17, 2014
comfortable fair value
locatrion clean service

Kai L.
Hong Kong
February 08, 2014
wouldnt recommend it.
comfy bed and that's all.
the first night, there was no hot water. staff fixed it for 45 mins and then we got the hot water back. the buffet breakfast was great though, however the second breakfast we had there wasn't buffet anymore, and its just okay. the room is extremely small, and no wifi in the room.

julie M.
United Kingdom
February 07, 2014
Great Base for Cultural Triangle
Swimming Pool, Staff, Location
Gets busy at lunchtime when the coach trips stop for the buffet and watch you in the pool. We used it as a relaxing base for day trips - most arranged via the great reception staff.

Edijs P.
January 25, 2014
it was nice place
pool and restaurant,
it was good, but the adress was incorect, and actualy is not located in Sigiyra city.


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