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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here last night- a fantastic family run place- really clean and really great place! We were made to feel very comfortable by the owners son and even ate there- the food was awesome! The chef bought the food out and even told us what each dish was made from, which was a great touch! Unfortunately we've now realised... More 

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Thank cyuchetel
Czech Republic
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I stayed only 1 night in this guesthouse with my wife, when we made a short stop in Dambulla to visit the cave temples there. The accommodation was not so bad, although our room was not prepared, when we arrived, because there were no towels, toillet paper or blankets, but after we asked about that, they brought everything. The room... More 

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Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night to visit the cave and the spot was well located. We came here because we read a lot about the food and I have to agree it was tasteful. Room was okay, clean but some improvement can be done. All in all, a good choice.

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Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great moment with Saman and his team. He explain us all ingredients chosen for his Rice and curry and it was delicious. The background garden is perfect to have a fresh beer and good discussion. Really great moment! Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Antoine D
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We traveled around Sri Lanka for several weeks, and Saman's was definitely our favorite place. The location is great (just half a kilometer from the amazing Dambulla Buddhist Museum and cave temples), the rooms are tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable, and the service is good, but what really sets the place apart is Saman himself. He looks very traditional with... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly family run bed and breakfast that do offer lunch and dinner. Rooms were nice and clean. Guesthouse is close to Dambulla Caves - walking distance. Had some trouble accommodating my group of 15 people, but they made a plan and made sure we were comfortable.

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Thank young_travellers_SA
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We ended up at Saman's guesthouse on a rainy night, and got treated to a delicious rice and curry. It was so good we came back for another dinner, and had grilled fish and salad. The place is cozy and people are nice and friendly, in particular Roshan went out of his way to made us feel at home. Additionally,... More 

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Philippines
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

We didnt book our rooms in advance so we were just walking in to different places. We saw Saman's Guesthouse by the road and knew that it was the best one amongst the others that we saw. The wonderful family who runs the place made us feel very welcome. The food in the restaurant is highly recommended. Try their eat... More 

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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Let down by guesthouse next door and there was a space here. I thought great, but it just seemed that they wanted to extract as much money out of you as poss. Warm beer which I waited over an hour for then they tried to seve me veg curry rice without seeing a menu or even having requested it. Room... More 

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Thank Craig S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We went here for diner and it was the best Rice and curry in Sri Lanka! You get all you can eat, one bowl almost finished? They fill it again. For 500 rp a person. They explain every side dish and have a basket with vegetables of the day. The guys working here are Really kind. They showed us the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Saman's Guesthouse

Address: 245 Kandy Rd, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: £31 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Wi-Fi work only in first two rooms direction restaurant, close to first floor are two dogs and however we love dogs we felt pretty uncomfortable with them (German Shepard and badger dog)”
 of 5 bubbles Jan_81_2014, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“Definetly not under the roof.”
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  • Miror without seating
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 of 5 bubbles Amesthyite, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see a couple of different rooms - some have a/c, this wasn't important to me. Further from the road, will be more peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles 565fip, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
“As you walk upstairs, the second one toward the road.”
 of 5 bubbles yogikid, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Look before you say yes!”
 of 5 bubbles Tommakka, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
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