Dudley Guest House

Dudley Guest House

kashyapagama Road, Habarana, Habarana, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, 50150
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    Dudley Guest House Reviews

    8.8
    Excellent
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    6.8
    Good

    "Habarana is the ideal location to visit places such as Sigir..."

    Anthony

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    January 11, 2017

    9.6
    Exceptional service

    Things you’ll love about Dudley Guest House

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    • Airport transfer

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Excellent
    Location
    8.7
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    Nearby
  • Pidurangala Rock7.23 km
  • Sigiriya Temple7.98 km
  • Archaeological Museum8.1 km
  • Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock8.14 km
  • Pidurangala Temple8.79 km
  • Sigiri Art Gallery8.9 km
  • Kimbissa Buddhist Temple10.61 km
  • Minneriya National Park13.54 km
  • Dambulla Cave Temple22.55 km
  • Rankoth Vihara Stupa28.53 km
  • Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center0.5 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportSigiriya Airport (GIU)
    Distance to airport8.8 km

    Rooms available at Dudley Guest House

    8.0
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    • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Triple Room
    Triple Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 300 m²/3229 ft²
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    • 6.8
      Good

      "Definitely recommend staying here ."

      Anthony

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      January 11, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Perfect location to explore the cultural triangle."

      Joost

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      January 31, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The place is very cosy and Dudley and his family are very good hosts."

      Jan J.

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      January 8, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very nice a clean guesthouse, only 10 minutes from a bus sta..."

    Jakub

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    July 30, 2018

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    6.8
    Good

    "Dudley guest house is very accommodating, very helpful and f..."

    Anthony

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    January 11, 2017

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    Agoda Reviews (27)Booking.com Reviews (299)
    8.8
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    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.3
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service9.6
    Value for money8.7
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    jason
    Family with teens
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Was the perfect place to wind down after awesome elephant safari. Great English and nice family run”

    Garden setting was beautiful creating a great ambiance. Great in house professional chef Dudley, great food!

    Reviewed January 19, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Niranjan from India
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    You feel at home...”

    If you want a quite place in a natural environment with kind hospitality of its owner Dudley, don't look beyond this guest house in Habarana. Located in a small Mutu Village; 10 minutes short walk from the bus stand on the main road and 15 minutes walk from the Habarana Market where there are several eating joints and a super market. This is the best place to make your base to cover Sigiriya, Polonaruwa and Anurudhpura. I stayed with my wife and fully enjoyed the property. Its owner Dudley goes out of way to make your comfortable and meet your requirement and provides all the information for your travel and sightseeing. He arranged food for us at odd hours on a very short notice. Thank you for that. Recommended if you want quieter place and nature. Few suggestions: Provide small electric cattle and sufficient glasses/cups in each room for enjoying tea/coffee while it is raining outside.

    Reviewed December 07, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jakub from Czech Republic
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Exceptional”

    Very nice a clean guesthouse, only 10 minutes from a bus station. Dudley and all his family are very nice, give you many advices, manage tuk tuk or safari for you and if you're lucky, you can experience here real Sri Lanka dinner or BBQ. If you will stay in Habarana, this is definitely place, where you want to stay :-)

    Reviewed July 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joost from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

    Pleasant garden guesthouse central to all things cultural”

    Perfect location to explore the cultural triangle. The rooms are spacious, clean, have AC and fan, and each room has a veranda overlooking the lusciously green garden. Dudley and his family do their best to make your stay enjoyable by either helping you arrange everything you would like to see/do in the area, or just let you be in case you want to go out and explore by yourself. He even asked the next day if our pillows were fine! :-) Yes, the bathroom stays a bit damp but given the humidity that's not uncommon. Breakfast mostly consists of sugary cakes with tea/coffee, if that is not to your liking visit Prasanna cafe close by on the main road. They tend to organise dinners most nights, ranging from Sri Lankan to western food. Oh and check out their giant squirrels!

    Reviewed January 31, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gregor from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Great accomodation with awesome food and very friendly family”

    10

    Reviewed January 12, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    richard from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Just didn’t hit the spot for us”

    Overall disappointed with our stay here and to us reviews seem overly generous , probably because Dudley and family are pleasant folks. Perhaps we went a bit too low cost after having stayed in a 5 star place in Colombo(as a treat) , although we have often stayed at similar lower price small places that we have really enjoyed. Just found, worse of all, our room felt damp, shiny tiles everywhere, total colour mish mash(are shown in photos to be fair but reality felt dated in real life) , uncomfortable pillow, bed pushed up against wall meant I had to climb to bottom to get out, nothing to dry out slippery bathroom tiles and so bathroom never dried out fully, just a sheet on bed, squeaky, cheap door to bathroom room with handle only just working and no bug net on window, dribble of a shower (was warm, admittedly)....... sounds petty as I write but just not our cup of tea and really surprised at it standard, based on its other reviews. Also the food situation seems random, so I don’t think you can count on it definitely being available, which seems to be a selling point. We did get it one night out of 2, and it was good and fairly priced, to be fair. But 2nd night he was taking family out so no food available and another guest said they hadn’t been able to get a meal also. Worked out well though as I can now recommend Cinnamon lodge buffet 1K away! Amazing!

    Reviewed January 11, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Florian from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Great time in Dudley's Guesthouse!”

    We spent three days in Dudleys Guesthouse and had a fantastic time. Dudley and his family welcome their guests warmly and help wherever they can. The breakfast and dinner (for example seafood BBQ) are very fresh and taste great. Rooms are absolutely clean and the AC works well! Even though there's much space in the rooms. Habarana is a good place to explore Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, for which the family has always best advices.

    Reviewed July 14, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    rhamir from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

    Great stay in the middle of the cultural triangle”

    Really nice accomodation in a good location to explore the area. Rooms were clean, staff was helpful and the garden is beautiful.

    Reviewed February 17, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    John from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Nice quiet location, good value, excellent food ”

    Very pleased with our stay. Nice room, lovely evening meals taken outside shared with the other interesting guests. Hosts is very helpful. Nice quiet location with easy walk to lake (did birdwatching there and in the local lanes).

    Reviewed January 30, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    Anthony from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

    recommend guest house. ”

    Habarana is the ideal location to visit places such as Sigiriya [2 buses $1.00] + Polonnaruwa [1 bus $1.00] as well as Dambulla cave temples [1 bus $0.70]. Dudley guest house is very accommodating, very helpful and family friendly atmosphere. Clean rooms, great dinners [breakfast is a major carb sugar hit ] nice gardens. Definitely recommend staying here .

    Reviewed January 11, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jan from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Great place! Many things to see!”

    The place looks remote but is in between many great thing you can visit. Dudley easily arranges trips and offers fair prices to for example Kaudulla park (we've seen over 150 wild elephants together!!). The place is very cosy and Dudley and his family are very good hosts. Breakfast is good but the dinners are exceptional. One night we had a great BBQ with all the guests and the second night many different curries which were very good. This dining together with the other guests is definitely a highlight. The rooms are all what you can ask for with fan and AC only some rooms have mosquito nets. Nothing wrong with the rooms and good Wi-Fi coverage all around. I recommend it!

    Reviewed January 08, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jeroen from Netherlands
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Lovely place with friendly and helpfull ownership serving delicious meals”

    Great place a little bit away drom the busy centre. Nice and clean rooms within a green and quiet environment. Both breakfast and dinner were great, 20 curries in the evening and a lot of breadspecialities in the morning. Really recommend to stay here!

    Reviewed September 23, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kindra from United States
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Great”

    Really great place. Very helpful in getting around and visiting wherever you want. Food is also amazing. No complaints.

    Reviewed September 19, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Andrew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

    Brilliant Guesthouse”

    Me and my girlfriend recently stayed at Dudley Guest House while visiting the various sights of the Cultural Triangle area. We had a lovely time and found Dudley and his family to be very friendly and welcoming. On arrival, it turned out our room had been double booked for the first night. Dudley was very apologetic and had already arranged for alternative accommodation and provided transport to drop us off there and collect us in the morning. The rooms at Dudley Guest House were very clean and had a nice area outside to sit in the evenings. We ate our dinner at Dudley's for 3 of our 4 nights and the food was great. Twice we had a BBQ and once we had a huge range of curries, made from all the different vegetables grown in Sri Lanka. The food was served on a big table outside, where we ate with the other guests. This created a really nice atmosphere and we got to meet and chat to other travellers, which made our stay at Dudley's one of the best we had in Sri Lanka. Dudley also organised for a driver to Sigiriya and Dambulla, gave us information on the bus to Pollonaruwa, and booked a safari a Kaudulla park for us. We would definitely recommend Dudley Guest House to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Cultural Triangle!

    Reviewed August 27, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Sam from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Amazing family!”

    The family really make this place special. They are such a lovely family and are all willing and go above and beyond to help. You MUST have dinner at least once at this place!!!! FANTASTIC FOOD. The rooms are aircon and pretty standard for what you expect in sri lanka.

    Reviewed July 16, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Charlie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    Clean, comfortable and fantastic hospitality.”

    The food, the family and really comfy bed.

    We booked for 2 nights and ended staying for 3! The food cooked at the guest house was by far the best we have had in Sri Lanka. A great way to end our trip. Relaxed and welcoming vibe, we spent the evenings chatting and playing cards. We arrived and were greeted with fruit juice and then straight off to Minneriya National park, all arranged by the hostel. The family are all wonderful and very attentive to your needs. The rooms are clean, good size, lovely bathrooms. We would both come back here in a flash! Sad to leave.

    Reviewed September 20, 2015
    4.7
    Kostyantyn from Ukraine
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

    Our worst stay during the trip to Sri Lanka”

    We arrived at 5pm and nobody was expecting us. The room was fine. But there was no mosquito net. The room smelled some air freshener so badly that we had to let air in for the whole evening. It kept smelling anyway and sleep was unpleasant. The owners also overused the linen freshener during the wash so it also smelled too much. So those who may have allergies beware. The neighborhood is quite remote and labyrinth like so you better avoid strolling there in the night. I should acknowledge that the owners tried to be very kind and polite. But he seems very inexperienced in B&B and does not quite understand neither standards nor customers' expectations. Wi-fi did not work. After asking why, they proposed to reset the connection but it did not help. There was no hot water thought it is advertised and even it is clearly stated on the board placed in front of their house. Important thing. Do not believe reviews saying that the owner is ex 5 star chef from some great hotel chains or whatever. We believed it and went for the dinner to his local restaurant (you cannot eat at the guest house, the restaurant is in the city). We were on a safe side and ordered the vegetable curry. It was the worst curry we tried in Sri Lanka. The rice was cold and clotted, all curry bowls were also cold. Probably all left from yesterday. Anyway we tried and it was not tasty. Also beware that the restaurant is next to the very busy and smelly road as well as next to the petrol station. So the smell there was awful. We could not believe how a professional chef should not respect himself and customers to provide such a food and service. He better did not tell about his expertise and professionalism in cooking. We booked 3 nights but stayed only one. We left the next morning hoping to find a better place. Unfortunately, the policy did not allow any refund. Very disappointing stay. We traveled Sri Lanka by car and stayed in many places. This one was one of the worst.

    Reviewed August 24, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maria from Spain
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Buena guest house para visitar la zona”

    Nos dieron una habitación nueva, muy grande, limpia y cómoda. La cena, arroz con curry, impresionante.

    Reviewed July 24, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marjorie from France
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    Un sejour au top ”

    Nous avons séjourné pendant 3 jours dans cette charmante maison d'hôtes situés à habarana. La maison est idéalement située, non loin de Dambulla, Anuradhapura ou meme Sigiriya. De plus elle est située à l'écart de la route principale ce qui en fait un endroit paisible. Les chambres et salles de bain privatives sont d'un confort simple mais très propres et fonctionnelles. Les propriétaires et leurs enfants sont adorables. Ils font tout pour que le sejour se passe au mieux (suits à une coupure de courant générale ils sont allés chercher un générateur pour palier ce probleme). Les petits déjeuners sont copieux et sont composés de spécialités sri lankaises, mais aussi de fruits frais et de toasts beurre et confiture, de quoi ravir tout le monde. Les dîners proposés sont cuisinés les deux propriétaires et sont tout simplement délicieux. Spécialités sri lankaises cuisinées à la perfection. Nous avons meme eu le droit à une soirée barbecue plus que copieuse et surtout excellente. En bref nous avons adoré nos 3 jours dans cette charmante maison d'hôtes et nous le recommandons vivement pour votre sejour au Sri Lanka. Merci à Dudley, sa femme et ses enfants de nous avoir adoptés.

    Reviewed March 18, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Philippe from France
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Une guest house superbe chez une famille adorable”

    Les chambres sont d'une propreté impeccable avec de grandes salles de bains et une literie neuve. Les repas étaient vraiment délicieux,on n'a manqué de rien.

    Dudley et sa famille sont des hôtes particulièrement accueillants sans aucune fausse note. Prévenant, Dudley prodigue le conseil dont vous avez besoin. Leurs 3 chambres sont spacieuses avec de grandes salles de bain, tout est neuf - en août 2015- et les lits sont très confortables. Le rapport qualité prix est très bon et habarana permet de rayonner dans tout le centre du sri lanka. Une super adresse

    Reviewed August 09, 2015
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