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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The great thing about accommodations in Sri Lanka is majority of them are guest houses, and a few small hotels, and because of this we were able to directly support local business owners. Everywhere we stayed we had breakfast included – it was both convenient and delicious. The hosts were always flexible on offering continental or local breakfast options. The... More 

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1 Thank rekicd
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Everyone was helping and friendly. The room and especially the bathroom was very new and clean. They've heaped us with trips. The location itself is a 10-15 min walk away from the city center. Only the bikes for 500rp could need some fixing!

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Thank Svea F
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The room has seen better days, but it was clean with working shower and air con ,TV and good wi fi connection. The staff was friendly and in particular the manager was helpful and pleasant. The curries for dinner were one of the best we had in Sri Lanka and the string hopers for breakfast were equally good.

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2 Thank mhg116
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This place is well located in the city if you want to visit the local market and the lake. The bike tour around the temples (~5h) is quite nice and for a good price. Keep in mind that the breakfast is paid separatly, for a reasonable price and plenty of food. The bathroom facilities are not the best and the... More 

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1 Thank catarina440
Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Lovely hotel. Staff could not do enough - especially Siril - he was an abolute gem! Our room was clean and well-decorated. Hotel is close to the ancient city - we hired bikes from the hotel - very rickety but t hey did the job!

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1 Thank 948tb1
Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Staff were very friendly and obliging but room 8 which was a single room at the back of the hotel was quite bad, initially with a cockroach on the bed and clogged up shower drainage. Staff cleaned it up but room had wooden window slats which cannot be closed which is bad due to the room looking out to the... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

It's clear that it used to be a great hotel, but unfortunately it seems like the owners stopped putting effort in their service and have stopped keeping the buildings up. We wanted a cup of tea at the restaurant around 7 pm, but nobody came to serve us. The room was small and not very clean, but functional. Owner is... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Hotel Shalini is a very good address in Anuradhapura. The great asset of Hotel Shalini is hotel owner Harsha. He’s a very kind guy that goes the extra mile to give his guests a pleasant stay. The food in Hotel Shalini is also great. If you want to visit the Anuradhapura site, ask for guide Ramiz. He takes you to... More 

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6 Thank liesvermeesch
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night whilst visiting the local historic sites and it was a great stopover. The chap at reception seemed to do everything from serving our dinner to checking us in to serving our breakfast in the morning and he was so sweet. The room was quite odd looking but the bed was big and very comfortable and... More 

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6 Thank Sarah J
Germany
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

It's okay to stay here for a night. It's close to the road- hence you hear the cars but by night it gets more silent. Food I wouldnt recommend - doesn't seem to be fresh. The rooms are clean, you have free wifi there. Mosquito nets are there. The smell of the room gets a bit unfresh if you don't... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
12 A/C & 02 Non - A/C Rooms with Balcony or Terrace, H/C water with Jet Showers, Fans, Wireless ADSL WiFi Internet facility,IDD Telephone, Mosquito Nets, Electrical Mosquito Vaporizer, Satellite Television (TV5, DW TV, BBC, NHK, CNN, STAR Channels etc). Room Service, Conference and Banquet facilities, Free tourist information service, same day laundry facilities etc....Homely atmosphere and quiet environment with open air restaurant at first floor serving western, eastern and Chinese food, roof top beer garden, satellite television, Cyber cafe with wireless ADSL WiFi system. Bicycles for hire.Free pick up on arrival & free drop off on departure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Shalini

Address: 41/388 | Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Price Range: ₹ 1,311 - ₹ 2,185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Try to avoid rooms on the ground floor - the second floor is better”
 of 5 bubbles 948tb1, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seamed really good and quite similar”
 of 5 bubbles Julian333, 1 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Room Number 3 and 5 are the best in this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles CJRayan, 28 Apr 2012 | Read review
“fine - good base to see the sites”
 of 5 bubbles 22kat, 2 Sep 2011 | Read review
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