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Thilanka Resort and Spa
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Dambulla
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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“splendor in paradise”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

great location, great hotel, great setting. super clean, friendly staff. food (i had breakfast plan) was good and varied. enjoyed it all. pool was fantastic. grounds meticulously maintained. room was getting a little long in the tooth, but clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed only one night and got returned soon as my child was not well. Excellent staff and we got a great support from GM - Nishantha as he helped a lot for searching a doctor for us. Thanks and great job Nishantha and team. The hotel is clean and comfortable with big size room. Bathroom is extra large and well equipped with Jacuzzi and other facilities. No door locks for bathroom. Food is average but service is excellent. The prices of Spa is very attractive but we missed the chance due to early departure. This has a huge potential to develop to the next level.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Cornwall
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stayed here for the first two nights of our holiday, and were a little disappointed with the room. Our room was at the front of the hotel and in need of upgrading, however it was a good size room and clean.
Breakfast and evening meals were ok.
Internet only worked in the main reception/dining are.
Nice pool and surrounding area.
Two nights here was enough.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hertford
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Whilst this hotel is clean and comfortable with great rooms, the food was disappointing. Served buffet style, we always found it cold. The bar is lovely but they could have warned us that it was closed on Christmas Day!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

At first sight this seems like a peaceful escape from the bustle of town but the reality turns out to be a little different. Few things work very well - the door was hard to close, the only way to get an outlet to charge a camera or iPad was to unplug something else and the bathroom was not very welcoming. The grounds are very pleasant and the restaurant was fairly good (compared to many we used on this trip). We stayed there as part of a tour (as many others appear to have done) so I can't comment on the price.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

This hotel was lovely. Perhaps the rooms weren't the most up-to-date or free of crawling things, but it's in the middle of the country in Sri Lanka and expected. The spa was beautiful and very affordable. The staff was attentive and gracious. This is a perfect getaway for a night or two while trekking through the sites.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We absolutely loved this hotel. We had a large and nice room with a shower and a jacuzzi. Everthing was clean and the beds are great. The food here is amazing and you have a lot of choice. One evening they even grilled an entire fish. The staff greets you with smiles and is interested in their guests. There is a nice pool with wifi (also in the restaurant). The resort even has a cricket ground. It is nice to take a walk in the huge vegetable garden and rice paddies. The end of the premises is bordered by a natural river. We met a local boy there and we crossed the river by a tree (bridge). He showed us the farms. In the end we went for a swim (jump of the tree into the river) which was very nice.

Stayed March 2014
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Additional Information about Thilanka Resort and Spa

Property: Thilanka Resort and Spa
Address: 51 Godawalayaya | Morogollawa, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Dambulla
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Dambulla
#4 Family Hotel in Dambulla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thilanka Resort and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique hotel- 24 luxury Suites with AC, fan, TV, DVD, mini bar, safe, telephone, WIFI, jacuzzi or plunge pool. Ayurveda spa, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis and colleyball located in a 25 acre orchard with 2 rivers. ... more   less 
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