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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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196 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are large, clean and simply decorated with wood-colonial forniture. You will find both A/C and fans. The external swimming pool is very nice and well maintained. The service is good and they will try to accomodate all your needs. Food could be better but you will have a large variety to chose from... More 

Thank AnnieJackie
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7 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We 2 family ( 5) people stayed for 2 night in 2 rooms. There is nothing called room service, for 2 days no room service ever came to clean the room not even asked by any one. Rooms are very smelly. full of Mosquitoes. It is quite far from all the view points. if you thinking of paying the bills... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We did an excursion and needed a one night stop off our guide choose this hotel for us. We were a little disappointed, but for one night is was good enough. The room was clean but the bathroom wasn't great it had a shower curtain that went round you but no level change on floor so water went everywhere. The... More 

Thank Sacha R
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We six people stayed here for three days from 16th August 2016 and covered important sights nearby. Location is a bit far from Dambula town. Hotel layout is good but rooms are smelly perhaps due to sever problem on the back side.. This aspect needs to be looked into by Management. There is no tea/coffee arrangements in the rooms. A... More 

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Holsbeek, Belgium
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79 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is the favourite hotel of your private driver. The hotel must pay hefty commissions to the drivers because you would never find, let alone book this hotel yourself and you still end up here. We were offered a room where the toilet leaked, the shower didn't work, the sink smelled really bad, the remote of the A/C didn't work... More 

Thank Dirk_VDA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

14 rooms round a pool, quiet and nice. Rooms nearly without furniture: beds and a table, a small locker. That´s all. Sometimes the air condition stops, sometimes there is no water in the tube. Breakfast: toast, butter, one kind of jam, egg only omelet and fresh pressed juice, personnel overstrained. Wifi free, but often switches off.

Thank pauls-beisl
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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Smell of drainage/sewage in room and bathroom. Damaged mosquito net over the bathroom window. Lots of bugs to eat you at night! Swimming pool nice, funny shaped so not great for swimming in but pretty deep at one end. Good food. We didn't have it but the buffet looked like a good chance to try different foods. We ordered a... More 

Thank Dan H
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Just driving into this property felt good. The landscaping is impeccable. The pool is clean and inviting. I see that others reviewers found it dirty. This was not the case when we were there. The room was quite clean. The staff was very professional. The restaurant was ok. I was with a friend and one of us really liked the... More 

Thank TravvelKat
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

This hotel looks really nice from the outside. The pool is lovely and it was nice to come back after a long day of exploring and go for a swim. The food was average - they served the same buffet food two nights in a row though. My room faced the pool and it was very noisy as people were... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We stayed here 2 nights during a tour, although a lovely setting next to paddy fields and the hotel grounds were lovely. It was let down by the bathroom not working (toilet didn't always flush) and service was poor in the restaurant, we ordered soup which arrived cold on one night. The following night we ordered soup then French fries... More 

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Address: Polonnaruwa Road | Palwehera, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Number of rooms: 12
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“If you end up here , go for a room in the new buildings avoid the old”
 of 5 bubbles Dirk_VDA, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Our room did not have WiFi reception, so we had to go to the lobby. If you need it, you might ask for a room that has a connection”
 of 5 bubbles TravvelKat, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one not facing the pool - it might be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles kaz3108, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“They have old room and newly built rooms. Asked about the Newly built rooms”
 of 5 bubbles nasrinea, 22 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Ground floor overlooking the pool”
 of 5 bubbles MahindaW, 21 Feb 2014 | Read review
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