Gimanhala Hotel
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7.8
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What guests are saying:
Hotel is very nice and close to market, big departmentstore, restaurant.
Nonglak from Thailand
Group
Hotel is nice and close to Dumbulla temple and Sikiriya. Food is nice as well. It has bakery shop in front of the hotel which is good.
Nonglak from Thailand
Group
nice mid-range hotel - good location, friendly, helpful staff
Soren from Denmark
Couple
Excellent value for money. Slightly rough and ready but in a charming way. Very clean, with a great restaurant.
Catherine from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
I really like the terrace with British style, the restaurant is also excellent.
IU from Macau
Family with young children
clean room. bathroom can be improved. great staff. cable tv. love the decoration. walking distance to a big supermarket but no fridge in the room.
Michael from Canada
Family with young children
I book the hotel using Agoda booking system but the location using google maps is wrong, the hotel is 4 or 6 kilometers away. Asked to locals and they gave me turns for more of 1 hour even driving a rented car.
Rachman from Mexico
Solo traveler
Very good
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7.4
/
10
Very good service
7.6
Recommended by 83% of guests
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center1 KM
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportAnuradhapura Airport (ACJ)
Distance to airport52.9 km
  • 840 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Heritage Twin
Heritage Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Heritage Grand
Heritage Grand
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 single beds
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Heritage Single
Heritage Single
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Heritage Queen
Heritage Queen
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Single
Standard Single
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  • City view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Twin
Standard Twin
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  • City view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Agoda Reviews (174)Booking.com Reviews (30)
7.4
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.6
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service7.6
Value for money7.1
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10.0
Exceptional
Dimitri from Belgium
Couple
Heritage Queen
Stayed 2 nights in July, 2017
Again really good”
Again we stayed here for a couple days, met de manager as well and had a drink with him, really openminded person and that reflects on the hotel very well. We had some hot water issue and right away they went and fixed it. He also advised us on what more there was to see in dambulla. Also he was kind enough to call the railway station to ask the departure times. Rooms cleaned every day (if using the sign on the door) no noice from the street in the room, tv with english channel(s), food looked awedome and delicious (didnt tryed it) and staff verry friendly and helpful. Definetly would recommend to anyone !
Reviewed July 19, 2017
Dear Mr & Mrs. Dimithri, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades. Our staff are trained to provide only the best in customer service, and we are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip. All the best !
Responded August 29, 2017
Gimanhala Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Dimitri from Belgium
Couple
Heritage Queen
Stayed 1 night in July, 2017
Best quality price you can get!”
Cleanest place in sri lanka probably, they even clean the fans that arent used ! Very friendly staff and always at your service, didnt try the food cause its cheaper outside but it look ver decent as well. Tv with 1 or 2 english channels, daily water and so on! Lots of shops nearby. The whole hotel is maintnanced very well. Come here and you wont be dissapointed at all !
Reviewed July 11, 2017
Mr. Dimitri, Thank you for your comment on us. Wish you all the best !
Responded May 23, 2018
Gimanhala Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
Dimitri from Belgium
Couple
Heritage Queen
Stayed 1 night in July, 2017
Best hotel quality/price in dambulla”
We are staying for 3 weeks in sri lanka and so far this is without a doubt THE BEST hotel we did. Its VERY clean everywhere, everything is Maitnanced well, pool is never overcrowed and staff is very friendly and helpful ! Breakfast is ok so is diner. Only thing would be the shower it was leaking and not much pressure but i'm thinking this is typical here we sax this litterally in Each hotel. Would definetly recommend this one!
Reviewed July 06, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Robin from Malaysia
Couple
Heritage Twin
Stayed 1 night in July, 2012
Clean hotel to stay at”
Clean, Pool, Breakfast
Hotel sits in the edge of Dambula town. Not much food or sight around except for the hotel's cafe by the swimming pool. Overall a satisfactory stay. Rooms are decent in size, especially upper floor (very high ceiling), come equipped with a huge flat screen TV, hot shower and air-cond. The 1st room that they gave me had an issue with the air-cond where we only discovered in the late evening after our return from sight seeing. Staff managed to set us up for a new room almost immediately.
Reviewed July 26, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Kar from Malaysia
Group
Heritage Twin
Stayed 1 night in April, 2012
Nice clean hotel with good service”
strategic location near dambulla caves, good service
The hotel is located on a reasonably large piece of land. The room itself together with the bathroom is clean. There were a lot of mosquitos in the room though but this is through no fault of the hotel. Commented about the same to the staff and they gave us extra mosquito mats which do help at the end.
Reviewed May 09, 2012
8.4
Excellent
Terence from Sri Lanka
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in July, 2018
Nice hotel”
Friendly staff,in the city center,food available in the restaurant..
Reviewed July 18, 2018
Dear SIR, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades. Our staff are trained to provide only the best in customer service, and we are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. Regards Gimanhala Reservation Team,
Responded August 03, 2018
Gimanhala Hotel
4.0
Eva from Germany
Family with teens
Heritage Twin
Stayed 2 nights in August, 2018
Lack of attention to detail”
Meals ok but expensive and tiny Rooms ok but large holes in mosquito nets and a lot of dirt in the bathroom. WiFi rather poor Pool refreshing but could be cleaner Staff friendly but if you ask someone to fix something, like the air on, they stand and make polite conversation all the while waiting for a tip.
Reviewed August 23, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Michael from United States
Family with young children
Heritage Grand
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2016
Beautiful and Professional”
This hotel is excellent. Excellent service, food, pool, cleanliness, and location to Dambulla Rock Temple, Sigiriya Rock, and Pollonoruva. Staff are extremely polite, helpful. Excellent breakfast buffet. I wish we could have stayed here longer.
Reviewed December 25, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Pearl from Australia
Solo traveler
Heritage Single
Stayed 1 night in December, 2016
Superb! Highly recommend !”
Staff is very accomodating, helpful and pleasant, Being a first time solo female traveller I felt very safe and comfortable at the hotel. The location is great. The decor is good too. Good place for families or for people who just want to relax. Needs a little bit of maintenance and repair work specially in the toilets. But I would still highly recommend it specially if you are on a budget
Reviewed December 10, 2016
6.8
Good
Jake from Australia
Couple
Heritage Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2015
Good cheap stay”
Stayed here while visiting Sigiriya and Dambulla area. Good value for money. Bed not overly comfortable but what you'd expect for the price. Food was good. Pool nice but it rained while we were there unfortunately so didn't get to swim in it. Staff friendly.
Reviewed October 19, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Francis from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Heritage Grand
Stayed 2 nights in January, 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.
Reviewed February 02, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Vajira from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
Heritage Grand
Stayed 1 night in August, 2013
very comfortable, homely and quiet.”
cleanliness, quiet atmosphere., friendly staff.
Check-In was absolutely easy and the staff at the front desk was very helpful. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and very clean. Although it's very close to the main road the atmosphere was so quiet that we all had a good night sleep. The food was very good and the area where the food was served was clean and attractive - specially in the night.
Reviewed August 17, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Colin from United Kingdom
Couple
Heritage Twin
Stayed 1 night in February, 2013
Good location for visiting Dambulla and Sigiriya”
Well equipped rooms and a nice restaurant
We really enjoyed our stay at the Gimanhala. The rooms were well equipped with tea & coffee facilities, tv, and a great bathroom. Road noise could be a problem, as it's right next to one of the main roads through the country. The restaurant is very handy as there aren't many eating options in Dambulla, although we felt it was a bit overpriced. Also really enjoyed the pool and bar. Staff were also very helpful, storing our bags for us whilst we visited Sigiriya, and were also very helpful in advising us where to catch the bus for our trip to Sigiriya as well as our onward travel to Negombo.
Reviewed February 12, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Donald from New Zealand
Family with teens
Heritage Twin
Stayed 1 night in January, 2013
Peaceful and efficient”
quiet, efficient, good food, great pool
Efficiently-run, comfortable hotel in quiet location (i.e. back from the busy road). Food was very good (service a bit slow) and the pool is fantastic. Bit too far from the cave temple to walk but local busses going past the hotel will drop you there, or catch a tuktuk.
Reviewed January 21, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Divakharan from Malaysia
Couple
Heritage Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2012
Great location and friendly service”
Location
Small but clean rooms. Very basic amneties, but staff are very helpful. Breakfast buffet was not so great, but their ala carte dinner was good. Overall, this is a good, affordable option for anyone visiting Dambula/Sigiriya.
Reviewed January 02, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Joanna from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Heritage Twin
Stayed 2 nights in November, 2012
Well located hotel with great swimming pool”
The swimming pool, restaurant setting, reasonable sized rooms and good service
We spent two nights at the Gimanhala Hotel, which has a great location on the main road in Dambulla with a supermarket and ATM directly across the road. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The whole family loved having a swim in the wonderful pool at the end of a hot day. The restaurant is well situated next to the pool (although it does mean keeping a close eye on little ones!) and the pub is great for a pre-dinner drink. The meals are fine and there is a varied menu, but the food is not as good as we have had elsewhere in Sri Lanka. Our children were well looked after by the kind and attentive staff.
Reviewed November 10, 2012
8.0
Excellent
CHEONG from Malaysia
Group
Heritage Twin
Stayed 1 night in October, 2012
Great location”
good food, excellent service and great location
the hotel is situated just beside the main road to kandy. it is very strategic to golden temple and cave tampel by taking the tuk-tuk, about 3-5km , and cost about 200-300rupee. along the road, there are many shops. the hotle also has the samimming pool and is maintained well. you can dip into the water after the whole day climb to teh cave.
Reviewed October 22, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
James from United Kingdom
Couple
Heritage Twin
Stayed 2 nights in August, 2012
Oasis of comfort in dusty Dambulla”
Large comfortable well-equipped rooms, excellent buffet breakfast, swimming pool, efficient service
Hotel is located at the northern end of town just off the busy road about which it has spread, so traffic noise is evident, particularly in the morning. However the hotel possesses extensive gardens and a large swimming pool that allow a degree of escape in the late afternoon after sightseeing. Rooms are large, comfortable and well equipped with satellite TV, a/c, toiletries and excellent showers. Restaurant provides an extensive menu and the 3 course dish of the day was very good value. Western dishes were biased towards meat and would have benefitted from more vegetables. Buffet breakfast provided an excellent range of Sri-Lankan and western-style cooked items as well as breads, cakes and fruits. All staff were courteous and efficient. All in all, the hotel represents excellent value.
Reviewed August 19, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Christophe from France
Family with teens
Heritage Twin
Stayed 3 nights in July, 2012
Nice hotel and friendly staff”
Good location
we stayed at gimanhal hotel for our stay in dambulla. the hotel is nice, clean and has a pool. it was very hard to find because the map we printed from agoda showed the hotel next to the lake. well it wasnt there. it is directly on the main road in dambulla. the food is good but you can find good food at better prices in the city, for example at travelers stop. just 5 minutes away from hotel. in the evening they only offered a menu but for lunch you could eat from buffet. breakfast was sometimes menu and sometimes buffet. pool is nice but is right next to the restaurant. no privacy. they have a lot of people who come to eat lunch there that are not staying at the hotel. all in all it was a nice stay. can recommend the hotel for its services.
Reviewed July 29, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Napat from Thailand
Couple
Heritage Twin
Stayed 1 night in April, 2012
Great hotel in Dambulla”
Pool, good service, buffet breakfast
This hotel is absolutely great. The room is nice, clean, and comfortable, although a little bit dark. The bathroom is clean. But the best parts have to be the pool and the breakfast. After a long hot day of sightseeing, it is wonderful to relax by the pool and have a swim. The buffet breakfast offers good selection of western and local dishes. Highly recommend!
Reviewed June 30, 2012
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