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“Basic but clean motel”
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Takeshi Inn
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

We walked in and paid 3000 Lkr for Air con room. Its a very basic motel. The rooms are clean. Its located 10 -15 mins from the city center. However buses and tuk tuks atop frequently. The bathroom had a bad smell but was equipped with geyser. The ownwer is very helpful and made sure we got teh right bus for sightseeing.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Reservation : made a 2 nights reservation through agoda and paid usd30 a night which is like 200% more than walk in customers paying for the same aircon room at 2000rs.
Reception : shown to my room immediately upon arrival. Slight confusion created by the 3 wheeler driver who brought me there. Nothing serious
Room: smells a bit damp but it's usual with so much rain during my visit. Room and bathroom are basic and decently clean. Was not provided any towels. Hot shower is just trickling water. And it comes from the well in front of their house. Lots of mosquitoes which of course common everywhere in Sri Lanka!
They have 3 air on rooms and 3 non air on rooms. Non aircon is abt 1300rs per nite
Meals: rate does not include any meals but owner is more than happy to serve good bf or dinner (450rs each). Coffee comes from his own coffee plant in his garden. Other wise Lion Beer (at 190rs per big bottle ) or food can be bought within 100m from guesthouse.
Location: bus stop just outside the guesthouse and owner is always helpful to make sure u board the correct bus. Ideal to travel to sigiriya/polonnawura/kandy/Anuradhapura. Though you might have a hard time to stop at the same bus stop on ur return trip. Ended up at the central bus stop and walked abt 10-15mins back to takeshi
Others: i was quoted 2000rs for a round trip to sigiriya. Another grp managed to get the same thing incl a trip to dambulla cave temples for the same price. Probably you can bargain better than us

Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

The location of Takeshi Inn in Dambulla is simply ideal to visit the various places in the Cultural Triangle. I'd stayed a couple of nights here and made it my hub for the northern leg of my Sri Lanka trip. I rented a Bajaj clutch motorbike, from Takeshi Inn, which was in mint condition and traveled to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Mihintale, Dambulla cave temple and of course, Sigiriya. The feeling of riding across the countryside is absolutely amazing especially at sunrise.

Nihal the owner is very hospitable. I'd enjoyed having a good conversation everyday after I'd come back from my day trips.

Highly recommended for the budget conscious.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

Wonderful owner and his family certainly make you feel at home...rooms are clean...and in asia this is important.overall good stay indeed.the only disappoinment was the $30 Admission fee for sigriya world heritage site....a little more equality in pricing is a good idea

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

Nice guesthouse on the side of dambulla. Very friendly owners who owns a couple of tuk tuk's as well. He can bring you to some special placed and will tell you interesting stuff on your way.
Very good Value for Money!! Don't expect a 5 star hotel but these rooms are nice, good and clean!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2012 via mobile

We only stayed the night at takeshi's but we felt right at home instantly. My girlfriend accidentally locked the door from the inside do we couldnt get in to the room, the owner had to break a panal of glass to get the door open and changed our room for a rather hotter side of the guesthouse. We left for an hour or so and when we returned he had replaced the window and the lock and asked if we woul like to return to the room as he understood the latter room got very hot. All this with a smile on his face and he never asked for any compensation towards the lock or the window. We also had the run of his tuk tuk free of charge which was very useful. Oh and the rooms are lovely too.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Guesthouse is situated not far from city centre and bus station, close to the main road but far enough to avoid from noise and dust from the street. AC and non AC rooms, clean and spacious. You can have breakfast in GH or any food and drinks in takeaway bistro few meters from GH. Guesthouse run by very friendly and modern family, always to help with anything, drive you somewhere with their own tuktuk for or give you advice about places in Sri Lanka. All in all, our best accomodation in Lanka for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Additional Information about Takeshi Inn

Address: 20 Mirsgoniyawa, Trinco Rd, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 68 Speciality Lodging in Dambulla
Price Range: £8 - £12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Takeshi Inn 1*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good condition rooms, Arranging jeep safaries ,3 km from dambulla caves temple to the hotel. Free transport from the city center. Can easily get bus to sigiriya , anuradhapura , polonnaruwa , trinco malee, kandy and Colombo from in front of the hotel ... more   less 
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