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Belgrade, Serbia
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Hotel recomendation needed

Hi,

I am planning a trip in early February. Our plan is to stay for 5 days somewhere in the cultural triangle, and a week at the west coast (on the beach preferably)

Could you please recommend some inexpensive mid range hotels in these areas?

Thanks,

Nikola

Fredericia, Denmark
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1. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

Sanda Diya in Dambulla could be an option. On the coast you will find many mid range accommodations in e.g. Hikkaduwa.

Hans

Belgrade, Serbia
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2. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

Thanks Hans,

I was thinking of booking Sigiriya hotel for the first 5 days, and afterwards Asian jewel in Hikkaduwa.

What do you think about this? I am afraid that Hikkaduwa might be a bit too far from Colombo, although I don't know how relevant this is (will I have a need to go to Colombo more than once).

Thanks

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3. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

we have booked Sigiria hotel for our trip..dont know about 5 days though as surely better splitting this part of island up a bit.....Asian jewel a new one on me as it did not appear in my planning a few months back. I would be cautious of all the excellent one post wonder reviews! designed to bump the ratings and reputation...Coral sands is our choice and their are other popular choices in Hikka...

Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
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4. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

Asian Jewel is not new, it has been around some time now, it's a boutique hotel with a good name, not cheap i suspect !

Regards

Dave

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

Sigiriya hotel is 3-4 stars hence not inexpensive for Lankan standards! In that price range Amaya Lake and Thilanka in Dambulla could be alternatives.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Belgrade, Serbia
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6. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

Thanks to all for tips.

For the first part of the trip I have decided to book Sigiriya hotel, but for the second part I am still not sure.

I have contacted coral sands hotel and they are already completely booked :( any other recommendations for Hikkaduwa?

How should I transfer from Sigiriya to Hikka?

Thanks,

Nikola

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

Try Chaya Tranz . I also liked the Roman Beach Hotel. Smaller but much better.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

Chaya Tranz gets another vote here!!!

Coral Rock by Amaya is another choice...

Treshi.

Fredericia, Denmark
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9. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

...but none of these are hardly midrange;-)

Hans

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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10. Re: Hotel recomendation needed

They are certainly not cheap. But I would have suspected this Asian Jewel, Coral Sands and Sigiriya to have similar prices. I guess it depends on the options given by his agent/agoda offers etc