Saji-Sami Hotel

No.85/564 University Square, Mihinthale, Mihintale, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, 50300
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8.2
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8.2
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  • Highlights and ratings

    2-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi
    "Very Nice family hotel with very good kitchen, wonderful swimming, with extra swim tools, WiFi better than anywhere else and the staff & the owner are..."
    De - August 5, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.4 room quality and comfort
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.9 facilities on premise
    Very good cleanliness
    7.6 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    • Room service [24-hour]

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    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Room comfort score
    8.4/10
    Location score
    8.2/10
    Service score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center12 km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportAnuradhapura Airport (ACJ)
    Distance to airport11.3 km

    Rooms available at Saji-Sami Hotel

    8.4
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Bedroom Villa
    1 Bedroom Villa
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Suite Room
    Suite Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Familiar 3-4 people
    Familiar 3-4 people
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    What people love about Saji-Sami Hotel

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Breakfast

      "The breakfast is included and perfect, we went for the Sri Lankan option."

      Chami

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      January 2, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Good value for money, clean spacious rooms, hot water, fridge, A/C."

      Susan

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      February 21, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Welcome drink, cold towel and passionate host, Rajee upon arrival."

      Suganthi

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      October 22, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "We recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to visit Anura..."

    De

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    August 5, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Swimming Pool
    5 mentions
    Food & Dining
    Breakfast
    Housekeeping

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast very good - we didn't eat dinner as we went into t..."

    Susan

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    February 21, 2017

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Asian
    Vegetarian
    Full English/Irish

    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant
    Cuisine:Chinese
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Saji-Sami Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.2
    Excellent
    From 251 reviews
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    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities7.9
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality8.4
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.5
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    9+ Exceptional (13)
    8-9 Excellent (6)
    7-8 Very Good (9)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christopher from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Room
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

    Awesome!”

    Great location, friendly staff. Rooms are well appointed and the pool is great. I definatly recommend this lovely hotel.

    Reviewed March 16, 2019
    5.6
    stella from Australia
    Couple
    Familiar 3-4 people
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    16 km out of the city”

    First checked in late, we weren't taken to our room. Got to the room, only one power point worked, no cable TV like advertised. We were told there would be a wedding the next day meaning we couldn't use the pool and felt like we were intruding. We borrowed a scooter to get to the city, after we had dinner the tyre was flat so we immediately called the owner expecting him to pick us up. He didn't we waited from 9pm-11pm to get it fixed. He didn't pay the bill. He also took some awkward photos of us before we left. Don't stay here, stay in the city. Very far away

    Reviewed January 18, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chami from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    Familiar 3-4 people
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Simple family run hotel”

    The perfect stop for a night or two. This hotel is family run and a good overnight stop. The have tasty home cooked meals which are a little pricey but worth it. The breakfast is included and perfect, we went for the Sri Lankan option. The owner is very helpful and has good english.

    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Paul from United Kingdom
    Group
    Suite Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    DO NOT STAY HERE!”

    I booked this hotel on behalf of our group of 4 (two couples) based partly on the positive comments about the helpful staff. Our experience was completely the opposite. We received a warm welcome from Sami but our experience of meeting his father, the owner, was one I never wish to repeat. More than half the dishes of our evening meal were served cold. We complained to the waiter who didn’t do anything about it. When the bill arrived we said we didn’t wish to pay for those parts of the meal that were cold. The owner came to the table and we explained what had happened. He refused to accept that the food would have been cold and refused to accept that the bill should be reduced. We left an amount slightly less than billrd The owner returned to say that unless we paid the bill in full he would charge our driver for his accommodation and food. We all felt that threatening to punish our driver for a dispute with the guests was reprehensible behaviour. We could never recommend this hotel.

    Reviewed November 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Brent from Canada
    Family with young children
    1 Bedroom Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Exceptional”

    We stayed in the Villa , which was just perfect as a couple travelling with a young child. The villa was very spacious, comfortable and well furnished including a small fridge (perfect for keeping beverages etc cold). The property was lovely with a very clean pool (lit with coloured lights in evening). Troop of macaque monkey made their way through each morning and evening, which was entertaining to watch. Nice view of stupa from property. Had a most pleasant stay and would highly recommend!

    Reviewed August 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    De from Belgium
    Family with teens
    Standard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Top hotel , excellent value for money - for couple & family - ”

    We recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to visit Anuradhapura & Mihintale. Very Nice family hotel with very good kitchen, wonderful swimming, with extra swim tools, WiFi better than anywhere else and the staff & the owner are so kind and helpful . Rooms: very good beds. Location is top: when you arrive, have some rest and visit next day in the morning Mihintale, back to the hotel for 2 hours break and visit in the afternoon Anuradhapura . We stay currently in a 4 stars hotel where WiFi is poor, bathrooms extremely dirty & bad smell .... so please do not hesitate, go to the SAJI-SAMI HÔTEL in MIHINTALE.

    Reviewed August 05, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Dileepa from Australia
    Family with young children
    1 Bedroom Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Good”

    We used the swimming pool on the day arrived and following day we noticed that there were lots of monkeys bathing there and some deficated in the pool. Unfortunately nobody told us that before. The owner is favoring white skinned people. We went there from Australia where we are citizens, even though we were born in Sri Lanka. We saw the owner supplied welcome drinks to the people with white skin, but we didn't get any. The staff is reasonably good particularly a person named Wasantha was very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious.

    Reviewed July 06, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Keith from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Very good”

    We were on a rainy day, lighting etc.. we had intermittent electricity issues, otherwise the stay was ok. Good Staff. The pool was ok for kids. Good Value for money!

    Reviewed May 10, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    moghambaram from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    hospitality was very good ..the owner took personal care ..gave all the requirments needed ..i will ”

    i will recommend my friends and family to this hotel

    Reviewed April 29, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Tharindu from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Exceptional”

    such a beautiful place and best staff service and also foods.. foods are very delicious.... few maintenance to do... but 9/10

    Reviewed April 18, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Jennifer from United States
    Family with young children
    Familiar 3-4 people
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Excellent staff, not so clean”

    +Great pool +staff very helpful and friendly -- made the stay very enjoyable -restaurant food incredibly expensive for average quality and small portions - both room and bathroom were not very clean, and I say that as someone who is usually not that particular. Even with the negatives, the warmth of the owner made it great and for the kids a pool was a life saver.

    Reviewed August 25, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Austin from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Quiet, pool, monkeys”

    Pro Quiet, wifi strong in rooms and lobby was fast, downloaded movies less than 4 mins Saw monkeys squirrels and long nose hornbills birds in backyard as overlooks forest area Pool exceptional Quiet Staff helpful organised own private taxi transport to kandy via polonnaruwa and dambulla for 20000 we double checked other places and this was cheap, so trust worthy Cons A little further away but pro is so quiet Owner and saji the son very helpful

    Reviewed April 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Andre from Canada
    Couple
    Suite Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

    Exceptional”

    All that with a nice pool .it is a must .

    Reviewed February 28, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Susan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Fantastic family hotel - one of our favourites”

    It was a last minute decision to stay here in Mihintale - and we booked in for 2 nights. We loved it from the moment we arrived. Good value for money, clean spacious rooms, hot water, fridge, A/C. We had standard rooms overlooking the amazing new swimming pool. Lovely grounds with loads of wildlife. Nice view of the stupa on the hill. Possible to walk along the lake into the local village. Walked to Mihintale. Breakfast very good - we didn't eat dinner as we went into the local village. Sanjeev was very welcoming and took us out to see the black pool at sunset - lovely. We also used his son Saji to take us out for the day and to travel on to our next destination - lovely driver/tour guide. He spoke good English, very flexible, good driver, lovely car. We went to Rittigalla, Sigirya and Dambulla.

    Reviewed February 21, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Praveen from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    A comfortable stay”

    This is a good location with value for money. A slight upgrade on facilities is recommended

    Reviewed February 06, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Suganthi from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Best stay in Sri Lanka”

    We've been travelling around Sri Lanka for 6 weeks and have stayed in a good few places. This place is the best value for money. Welcome drink, cold towel and passionate host, Rajee upon arrival. Free bicycle rental and momentous trinkets... Little things that makes a huge difference to hospitality. Fabulous rice and curry that came with perfect fish fry and chicken curry. Wonderful days in the pool and the friendly staff. The room was spacious however the bathroom needs TLC. But the water pressure and the hot water was so good that it didn't bother us. Lovely relaxing stay. The host and the staff couldn't be more helpful and attentive to make our stay. 10/10 for us...

    Reviewed October 22, 2016
    5.6
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Disappointing”

    Room and bathroom didn't look like the modern looking rooms posted online. Has an old rustic feel. Bed sheets were stained though probably clean but still was very off putting. Communal areas were ok but room was disappointing. Staff were very friendly.

    Reviewed July 18, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Susan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

    Fabulous villa”

    The villa in the garden is vast and beautifully appointed, lovely design and very comfortable. There's a mini-bar, A/C, tea & coffee making facilities, TV and one of the best mosquito nets we came across in three weeks in Sri Lanka. Large king size bed and very comfortable indeed, plus a range of pillows to suit most people. The place is immaculate. There is an outside bath with a view of the jungle and a wrap-around terrace with a view across the paddy fields of the Dagoba. The ensuite shower room has good water pressure; the shower plumbing raises a smile, but it all works well. Ranji has a huge and generous personality, he is extremely helpful and really goes the extra mile. We loved staying here and Mihintale is a bustling village with a worthwhile climb to the top of the Dagoba for a spectacular view. Anuradhapura is only 13km away and I can't imagine you would find somewhere as quiet and elegant to stay for this price.

    Reviewed February 01, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Anthony from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Great value and service”

    Quiet and clean rooms, helpful and friendly owner, nice walks near the hotel

    Its cheap, cheerful and a great place to stay if visiting Anuradhapura or mihintale

    Reviewed January 08, 2016
    7.7
    Very good
    Antje from Germany
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Luxury Villa”

    The villa was extremely beautiful and gorgeous. The surrounding was quiet and relaxing. Nice view of Mihintale stupa. Relaxing to sit on the terrace.

    We very much enjoyed the room. Food (breakfast and dinner) was not so enjoyable and very overpriced. Better take the car and drive to Anuradhapura for dinner. The Mango, Mango Restaurant is a good choice for delicious food. However, the gorgeous villa compensates for the food.

    Reviewed January 06, 2016
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