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“Nice Place - Its all in the name!”

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Nice Place Bungalows
Ranked #7 of 87 Dambulla B&B and Inns
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Nice Place - Its all in the name!”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We loved our stay here and found the staff, the rooms, the pool and the food fantastic!

We stayed for two nights during our travels and it was our favourite hotel on the 16 day trip.
A real plus to have such a stunning pool. We had one standard triple room and one single room for our party of four (aged 14 to 77).

We made friends with the dogs that roam the grounds and were made to feel extremely welcome by the manager!

Only negative was that we had some washing done - it was very expensive but I guess that serves us right for not doing it ourselves!!!!

Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of the standard rooms for three nights, which costs 5000rps, so for Sri Lankan standards still not very cheap. The room was not very clean, especially not the bathroom. The lock on our door was broken, it could take minutes before we could get it open, we asked them to fix this several times but despite thousand promises they never did. The breakfast and dinner buffets are ok-ish, but we had much much better in Sri Lanka. There are just not many other places around to eat, since this hotel lies very secluded. The manager didn't come off very honest or motivated to make our stay pleasant. All the prices he suggested for day trips were extremely high compared to what you can arrange yourself with for example tuk tuk drivers. The only very positive thing here was the beautiful, big and clean pool.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Tranquil, calm location (though a little off the beaten track!) with all the bungalows nestled amongst the trees. The food was the highlight of the entire experience - we can really recommend the 'Curry & Rice' which is infact a delicious banquet of meat and vegetable curries with all spice requirements catered for. Flavour was never compromised when we opted for milder things, resulting in some of the best curries we have had so far. Even our two daughters thoroughly enjoyed the String Hoppas for breakfast. The staff were lovely and friendly, very willing to cater to our busy sightseeing schedule.

However, some aspects of our stay left a little to be desired: the electric shower had hardly any pressure so in order to actually wash the shampoo out of your hair you'd have to plunge into the freezing cold older shower before retreating back to the warmth of the electric... Also, the housekeeping was fairly poor, so that needs to be improved upon.

The pool, however, was absolutely lovely - very warm and clean, the kids could spend hours in there. You can ask for drinks to be sent down to the pool side and it feels a little like a tropical oasis.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Izmir, Turkey
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Very nice place, very good location (if you like calm place and plant), swimming pool is the best I had seen in Sri Lanka....Very nice to swim at night, you feel like swim in jungle, nature is beautiful, staff are very helpful and friendly...Waiters should improve their English, sometime it can be difficult explain something...

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rajahmundry, India
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Nice Place is a nice place, with a lot of Urwaldatmoshäre, great food, great atmosphere, friendly service and huge niegelnagelneuen rooms with terrace. Ideal base for Sigiriya, Dambulla, Mihintale and Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa. Car needed as somewhat remote. great value for money

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Our room was nothing like the pictures on the website. Our room was basic and damp, ground floor with no view. just a bed in a white painted room with a shower that was a dripping tap. The food was unimpressive and it is truly in the middle of nowhere so eat before you arrive.
Maybe the other cottages were nicer, they have a nice pool.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jarrow
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Only stayed one night, nice clean spacious room, hot water, air con. Buffet style evening meal was lovely, Sri Lankan curry and rice. The hotel is off the beaten track which adds to its charm and is no problem if you have a driver.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Nice Place Bungalows
Address: Inamaluwa Junction, Bellanneoya, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Nice Place Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nice Place Hotel & restaurant has been created in a unique design with a vision to blend the accommodations in a natural surroundings of trees,bushes,birds and innocent wild animals.You can select a room with a private balcony overlooking world famous Sigiriya rock and a forest setting or select a seperate private cottage to get complete privacy. You can just relax and enjoy the natural beauty in your own garden setting or go on one of the many excursions on offer. ... more   less 
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