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  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Airport transfer

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Nearest essentials

Airports
  • 52 kilometers to
  • Anuradhapura Airport (ACJ)
  • 128 kilometers to
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Public transportation
  • 14 kilometers to
  • Dambulla Main Bus Station
Hospital or clinic
  • 1.7 kilometers to
  • Divisional Hospital Sigiriya
Convenience store
  • 8 kilometers to
  • Thamara Stores
Cash withdrawal
  • 550 meters to
  • ATM

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5.7

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  • Cleanliness 8.1
  • Facilities 7.7
  • Location 8.9
  • Room comfort and quality 7.5
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 9.3
  • Room comfort and quality 7.3
  • Service 9.1
  • Value for money 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.8
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 7.4
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for money 8.6
Excellent
  • Cleanliness 9.2
  • Location 8.8
  • Room comfort and quality 7.6
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 9.2
Exceptional
  • Cleanliness 8.7
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 9.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
Excellent
  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.8
  • Room comfort and quality 7.3
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for money 8.8
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8.4
HARISH from Singapore
Group
Double Room Standard
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
value for money,helpful owner..close to rock fortress”
great breakfast and dinner ..palitha is very helpful..clean property...since its a homestay so dont expect it to get hotel type facilities...if not travelling around with hired taxi, then its very close to rock fortress...
Reviewed April 20, 2017
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8.0
Jessie from Australia
Couple
Double Room Standard
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Great staff”
Very Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Good location. Maybe a little pricey. Breakfast was also good.
Reviewed August 23, 2016
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8.7
Andrej from Slovenia
Couple
Double Room Standard
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
Highly recomended”
Location close to Lion's Rock, excelent food, very helpful and friendly staff
We had a very nice stay at Palitha with excelent food (breakfast and dinner). The lady owner also explained different curries while serving. The location is very close to the main attraction of Lion's Rock (15 min walk or the owners's sun can take you with a tuk-tuk).
Reviewed February 10, 2016
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9.3
Sona from United Arab Emirates
Solo traveler
Double Room Standard
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
perfect host”
food, close to Sigiriya, warm host
even though the room is very basic and it could be a little bit cleaner, the host makes up for it. Very nice Sri lankan lady was preparing different meal every day making our stay most enjoyable. She had also informed us about cost of some trips, so we could avoid typical tourist rip of (very common for some tourist sites). there are 3 rooms and common dining on the terrace which makes it very simple to speak to fellow travelers. You can watch the monkeys trying to get some food left overs. Dinner was very tasty and it varied every day.
Reviewed January 17, 2016
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8.7
Katsushi from Japan
Couple
Double Room Standard
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
Good location, awesome food”
Food was amazing, location very good, staff friendly
We loved the food we had at Palitha! It was probably the best Sri Lankan food we've had. It was easy to arrange transportation to near Sigiriya Rock, and also (paid 300 rupees) to the junction where we got on the bus to Polonnaruwa. The room was basic (no soap, no shampoo, which is maybe standard in Sri Lanka?), no TV or hair dryer, no AC, which we didn't need as it was not hot at night at all. The room had mosquito nets over the beds and a ceiling fan. The room was OK clean. It is true that dinner is paid separately and it costs 750 rupees per person, however, it is well worth it. In the town, we had lunch for about half that price, but it was not nearly as tasty, and the amount was also half of what we got at Palitha for dinner. Palitha serves various types of curry and a lot of fresh fruit. Palitha's place must be the best restaurant in the town. Make sure you have a good flashlight if you are a budget traveler and arrive by bus after dark. We were "rescued" by two local women who guided us in pitch dark to the hotel -- it's actually very close from where the bus drops you off at a small intersection, but you won't be able to see anything. Make sure to tell the bus driver that you are staying at Palitha, so s/he can drop you off at the exact point. From where you get off, there is a small unpaved road leading to the hotel, which is only about 50 or so meters away (again, at night you won't see anything and I almost panicked). Overall, a nice, quiet, and, above all, very delicious stay.
Reviewed January 10, 2016
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9.3
Eileen from Ireland
Couple
Double Room Standard
Stayed 1 night in October 2015
Gateway to the rock”
Location, food, hospitality
Room comfortable, very close to the lion rock so great to get there before the crowds. Very welcoming. Loads of delicious food. Overall bit expensive for budget travellers in Sri Lanka.
Reviewed November 09, 2015
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9.0
Brigid from Ireland
Group
Double Room Standard
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015
A warm welcome”
Location, host, food
Mrs Palitha was very welcoming and helpful from the start. The rock is a short walk away, and she will help arrange other excursions at a fair price. The home is set in a lovely garden with space to sit in the evening. The food is a must to try!
Reviewed September 18, 2015
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10.0
susan from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double Room Standard
Stayed 3 nights in March 2015
Superb Family Guesthouse ”
The home cooked food was delicious. Friendliness. Lovely Family.
Our 3 night stay at Palithas was definitely a highlight of our tour of Sri Lanka. The family gave us a very warm welcome and included us in a birthdsy celebration. We were served an assortment of different breakfast dishes ( all delicious ) and home cooked. The location is perfect for exploring Dambulla, Sigiri and surrounding areas. I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the owner's for forwarding forgotten documents to us. They definitely went the extra mile in that instance. I cannot thank them enough for their trouble. ..Thankyou so much, Palitha
Reviewed April 04, 2015
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3.3
Cristiano from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Standard
Stayed 3 nights in March 2015
smelly room and dishonest owner ”
We booked 3 nights after reading good reviews. The problem was our room smelled of blocked toilet and when we flushed the loo the water came up high and took ages to go back down. There was also water coming out of the shower drain due to the blockage. Our 'host' denied this was the cause even though there was no other explanation as the showerhead was not leaking and the toilet was clearly blocked. There was also water around the sink base-it was finding its way in wherever it could. Our host's solution was to wipe up the water with a towel, open the window and use air-freshener. She didn't care so we found another hotel nearby for £5 a night more in the nice Hotel, which was a world apart in terms of cleanliness/style. We told her we could not stay with the smell/unsanitary conditions given that she could not fix the problem. We asked about our payment as we had paid for 3 nights and didn't think it fair we should pay given we had to leave through no fault of our own. She told us to telephone Agoda. I aked her to do the same becasue she could have cancelled our booking due to the problem with the room. She refused as I believe she just wanted the money.
Reviewed March 27, 2015
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6.7
Katja from Germany
Couple
Double Room Standard
Stayed 1 night in March 2015
Central place in Sigiriya”
friendly staff, good location,
First of all we had a good stay at Palitha, friendly owner, clean and good location & food.But for 35 USD/night it was way overpriced. The room size and condition is more basic accommodation and can not be compared to other hotels/homestay's in this price range. Food was nice, but Dinner 7USD and Fruit Juice 2 USD a bit high end. It was in a good location (as many other homestay's close by) but we guess that good reviews reflecting the prices and not the quality of the accommodation.
Reviewed March 08, 2015
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