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Avinka Holiday Home
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

We spend here 2 nights while visiting Dambulla temple and Sigiriya (which is just 40min away from here with local bus). Room was really clean (spotless), owners are nice and we liked location a bit away from centre and closer to temple. It is by main road, but not facing it, so its pracefull. We were really glad we found this place.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 2 days. We loved our bungalow! Very clean, new and big. The family is very welcoming and friendly. Reasonable price 1800 for fan room with hot water shower. Booked trip to kaudulla national park. We Saw allot of elephants! We would highly recommend it! We willen deze plek aan iedereen aanbevelen!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank kristani
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Based on the positive reviews, we booked and stayed at Avinka during end of Sep on our trip to Sigiriya Rock. What were mentioned as excellent were all sincerely true. Thanks to the Reviewer who did a brilliant job by posting his review with a picture of their name board attached otherwise we could not have contacted this place. This was part of our trip to Sigiriya Rock although we didn't expect The Golden Temple to be just walking distance from this place.
Avinka's accomodation is very clean, silent and worth the price. The place is run by Kamini a very hospitable lady, and her husband. Although food is not served, Kamini was kind enough to provide us tea, drinking water and a sumptous home cooked dinner. Kamini was also helpful enough to arrange a tuk-tuk to Sigiriya rock at a reasonable rate.

The place is situated on the Kandy-Jaffna A9 road and from what we understood Trincomalee is just 2 hrs drive from this place which means Trinco is even closer than travelling to Kandy from this place. We also saw a Restaurant near-by that serves local style lunch and dinner buffets at reasonable rates.

Tip to locate this place is to tell your driver "Dambulla Post Office" as it's just a minute walk or "Dambulla wholesale market" a 5 minute walk.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ram A
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We stayed here in part of our 3 weeks honeymoon in Sri Lanka and we can defiantly say that this is one of the best value for money places. The owner and her family (grandma who welcomed us when we first came, nice husband and cute child) were so nice and very willing to help in everything. The rooms are brand new and very spacious. The location is great since it's very quiet even though it's just by the main road so it's very close to walk downtown (3-5 minutes.) or to the caves. We stayed here one night and then headed to Jaffna for a few days. Since we really liked the place we decided to go back again on our way back south for another night!. We highly recommend this place very lovely family and great Value for Money.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank nbalzam
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Carmony the owner has built three lovely bungalows in her rear yard. They are spacious, comfortable and although basic, have everything you need. Hot water, mosquito nets, large modern bathroom and comfy beds. Dambulla caves are just up the road and you could stay here and also do Sigirya as it is very close. Carmony made us a delightful Sri Lankan breakfast and I would recommend her and her home stay to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynne C
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

we stayed at avinka guest house for 3 nights and really enjoyed it! the owner family are really really friendly and welcoming people and always made us (4 girls) feel comfortable!
we made friends with mrs kameni, :-)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank doncarm
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We spent four nights at Avinka Holiday Home. We had to leave but we didn't want to. The room is big, beautiful and very clean, the bathroom is big, stylish, spotless and the shower is fantastic.Prices are really reasonable. The owners are very very friendly and helpful. The wife was extremely kind and prepared for us food for breakfast the day we had to leave early. If you ask her she can cook even for dinner or so. From Dambulla (with its astonishing caves which are 50 meters from Avinka) we went in one day to Sigiriya, in one day to Polonnaruwa (the husband gave us a drop till there as he was going there for work) and in one day to the beautiful Minneriya National Park (the Guesthouse organized for us the trip for a really convenient price). This family is really kind and they really care about you! Don't miss this place!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank elefante58
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Additional Information about Avinka Holiday Home

Address: No. 186 Kandy Road, Dambulla, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 70 Speciality Lodging in Dambulla
Price Range: £15 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is situated by the Kandy- Dambulla road,(A9)around 300 meters approximity,close to Dedicated Economic Center. Waking distance,towards cave temple from dambulla main bus station. The first holiday homeAvinka at your left from the bus station towads the cave temple. ... more   less 
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