We arrived at takeshi's late and so there was only one room left, which the owner seemed slightly apologetic about when showing us (the middle room of the 3 fan rooms). But it was fine. Not the largest, but double bed, mosquito net and fan. Bathroom was ok, but door wouldn't shut properly and toilet flushing system had broken slightly so needed to turn a valve next to toilet on and off.
However, this was the worst room, we saw the other fan rooms as well as the AC rooms and they all looked good. As I said, the owner seemed apologetic when showing us the room, but it was late so happy for anything. Also bear in mind the Rs1500 price for the fan room. Bargain!
Location was good, on balance. Maybe a 40minute walk from the cave temples, but opposite both a bus stop (to sigiriya, kandy and trinco, plus others), as well as a rickshaw park. A few shops nearby for water etc. Also only 15minute walk from the clock tower, where there are restaurants, bakeries and Internet cafes.
Owner and his family were also super friendly. One offered to come out and flag down the correct bus for us when we went to sigiriya.
Considering the price and also that you're not going to stay in dambulla more than a few nights, this place was perfect. Would definitely recommend!
Travelled July 2013, as a couple, fan room.
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