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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lakmini Lodge

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Lakmini Lodge
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Very nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed at Lakmini Lodge for a couple of days in july 2013 and liked it very much. It's very tranquile and the tree-house is magnificant to have breakfast or to sip a beer, while watching the sunset above The Rock. Dinner is fabulous. The owner, Chady, is a very nice guy and very helpfull: he arranges just everything you want. So I recommend this place very much!

Marjan en Frank.

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Skofja Loka, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Chandi, the owner, is probably the nicest host, we met in Sri Lanka. He is such a helpful person. He answered all our questions, helped us getting to train station, woke us up to see wild elephants... Just an amazing host. The rooms are pretty basic, but if you are not very demanding, its the perfect stay. The tree house is just amazing place to have dinner, see animals, and to relax. Lions rock is just in front of you. The double room was 2000 Rupees/night. You can also borrow a bicycle, free of charge. It is good way to see the surroundings of sigiriya, and to get a beer for a beer bar :).

If you are tight on budget, i recommend visiting Pidurangala rock instead of Lions rock, since Pidurangala has 200 Rupees admission, and Lions Rock 30 $ (around 4000 rupees), but the view is for my taste even better in Pidurangala, not to mention the crowdiness. On Pindurangala i was on top with 3 people, and on Lions rock with 300. I went on both, but i fancy Pindurangala more - Ask Chandi for instructions, how to get there with bike.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

The rooms are basic. Bit expensive for what you get. The showers are a bit dangerous, the showerhead was dangerously close to an exposed lightbulb. No blankets provided.

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The owner was very business minded which I didn't like, so I left after a day.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Norwich, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I stayed here for one night, to see Sigirya rock. The room was clean and comfortable with a very nice ensuite. The owner is a really nice chap - genuine and very helpful. The view of the rock from the treehouse is an added extra. Overall, I had a very enjoyable stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Superb budget place, ideal for backpackers who are looking for a sociable place to meet other travellers. The owner is exremely friendly, he is allways there when you need some assistance. He even gave us a free ride to sigiriya rock and organised our visit to the dambulla cave tempels. The rooms are basic but clean with optional aircon. From the treehouse in the garden you have excellent view to the sigiriya rock. We definetly reccomend this guesthouse.
gareth and marina from berlin

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nijmegen
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We stayed for one night in Lakmini Lodge. The staff is extremely kind and helpful. They really made us feel at home (brought a nice welcome drink etc). Another big plus is the nice raised cabana where they serve breakfast. Breathtaking view! However, we did not get much sleep here. The beds are very uncomfortable and the windows kept rattling in the wind. We heard from another couple that they did also had trouble sleeping. There is no wifi on the location (but a 3 min walk) and although the bathroom was clean the toilet smelled badly. All in all, this place is overpriced and overrated.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

The owner was very helpful. He has several friends, who have rooms at budget price in other cities, and he is happy to arrange bookings for you. You can take the breakfast in a small cabana and have the nicest view on the rock of Sigirya.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Lakmini Lodge

Property: Lakmini Lodge
Address: Main Street | No.126, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is set in the beautiful area of Sigiriya and boasts picture postcard views of the spectacular natural landmark. Wake up in one of our spacious, modern, air conditioned rooms and enjoy views of Sigiriya, Lion Rock, from the stunning roof terrace. All rooms have free WiFi, private bathrooms with shower, toiletries and towels. Choose our premium rooms and enjoy private views of Sigiriya from your balcony. Only a ten minute walk to the entrance of this natural heritage site, there is no better place to stay when visiting Sigiriya. Minneriya National Park is 10km from Lakmini Lodge. ... more   less 
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