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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2015

An average room with basic facilities. Has what you need in a room as a basic traveller. Nothing more, nothing less. Bathroom was clean and tidy. Had a meal at the restaurant and thought it was of a good standard.

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Guest, We would like to thank you for your comment on our service & all. It help us to improve ourselves. Wish you all the best !

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The rooms are spacious and clean as was the bathroom. The breakfast was mostly Sri Lankan fare but tasty and there was plenty of it. All the staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful. The place seems to shut down after 10 pm, which could be inconvenient.

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Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and helpfull. on arrival we received tea and cake by the poolside for our honeymoon. the restaurant is good and has a nice buffet. the hotel is situated alongside a busy road, along with barking dogs this is what could keep you up at night. don't use the laundry service, our clothes came back with...

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Guest, First of all I must apologize for the damage which happened to your cloths in your stay at Gimanhala. But it could be more attentive if you had inform it before your departure. Also I have to say that as we are located in near the main road there are few noises. I would like to thank...

Singapore
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Stopped here for evening Tea on our way to Anuradhapura. Nice open restaurant. There is nothing behind the pool/only fields probably and its pitch black - was nice to see the stars in the sky. Funishings were nice too. Toilets Ok to use.

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bucharest
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Not very clean, poor English for all staff here, poor breackfast. They have a restaurant but for the diner is very expensive and not the best food that you can try in Sri Lanka. Their reccimandation for one lical driver was a very bad experience for us. Don't try to book any activities with them!!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 6 January 2015

First of all, the building is very nice with a colonial inspired theme, beautiful backyard with a big pool and the location is perfect (the famous temple, Sigirya, etc). The food from a la carte as well as the buffet held a high quality. Staff in restaurant was pleasant and service minded with one exception :) Reception staff was a...

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Reviewed 10 December 2014

good location..nice swimming pool with lush gardens.good rooms ..fast wifi...menu for breakfast was good...but mostly non vegetarian items....not preferrable.....attentive receptionist....service boys were good enuf....but no room service after 11....u have to reach hotel by 10...or els it l be closed....nice paintings n magazines....cycle rental

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/ Madam, We appreciate your comment on us, and we wish that you will visit us again. Thanking you Your @ service Jayesha Jayarathna

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We stayed here for a night on our arrival into Sri Lanka. Nice and decent no frills hotel. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are decent but could have been more clean. Value for money for an overnight stay.

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Hotel, responded to this review

Mr. Avijitsen, We really appreciate your comment on us. Guests who keep commenting on us always keep us motivating & helping us to improve. Thank you Your @ service Gimanhala

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. All three breakfast they provided only the same thing.... no western. The rooms are clean but the pool should be cleaned. The place is good but should seriously focus on service.

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Gimanhala, Front Office Manager at Gimanhala Hotel, responded to this review

Mr. Fernando, First of all I would like to apologize about the inconvenient which you faced on our service. To correct ourselves, I would like to know the exact dates and the room number to follow our details. Also I would thank you to make a comment on us which help us to improve. Thank you Jayesha Jayarathna Hotel Secretary

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Spent one night at the hotel. On arrival the booking i made through the phone was not there. luckily there were rooms available and we were quickly allocated a room. the hotel is more like a rest house. The rooms are spacious and basic. The bathroom could have been a little bit cleaner There is a mosquito netting and electric...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We, Gimanhala located in center of Dambulla, Sri Lanka since 1988 for last 28 years as two (02) star Hotel. We are capable in catering 150 odd guests meal during the Lunch hour. (12.00 to 03.00 - daily) Daily Breakfast Buffet is also available from 07.00 to 09.30 am. 30 standard guest rooms are most popular among the both Transit & Leisure based guests. Outdoor swimming pool, free push cycles, are available for resident guests. Traveler's cafe, Traveler's Boutique will be also open from 07.00 am to 10.00 pm. We handle Airport transfers, round tours, special events, and many more which meets guests requirement. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gimanhala Hotel

Address: 754 Anuradhapura Road | 754, Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dambulla
Price Range: RM189 - RM238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“They have constructed a new building which may provide better rooms.”
LestateWei, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lots of rooms people; 2 single beds or a double???”
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salemnobody, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I haven't stayed here to comment on rooms as I used this hotel for lunch as a transit guest.”
Manjulacr, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is only one room with a double bed, all others are singles pushed together.”
796paigew, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Good location”
roshania714, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
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