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Oasis Tourist Welfare Center

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This cosy guesthouse is the oldest one in Dambulla. It is an authentic Sri Lankan home - and right opposite the Big Golden Buddha! The Oasis Tourist Welfare Center is under new German-Sri Lankan management and makes everybody feel at home. It consists of the actual guesthouse and 2 additional comfortable rooms in our neighbors' house on the same property. The guesthouse itself has got 4 bright and colorful but basic rooms, all furnished with a fan and a mosquito net and lovely decoration with attention to detail. 3 small budget rooms share one bathroom, 1 spacious room ("Pink Room") is en-suite. Our Oasis is located in a quiet backyard and offers spacious common areas inside as well as outside in the garden for all our guests to relax or gather together and have a chat or a drink. We have a few pets around: a couple of cats, a dog and 2 rabbits at the moment. They also come inside the house, so please inform us if you are allergic. It's also the only place in town that prepares a delicious breakfast of home-made organic yoghurt, fruits and cereals (breakfast is subject to availability). Room rates start as low as LKR 900 for the single room and LKR 1300 for a small double room. The en-suite "Pink Room" costs LKR 2000. All rooms come with fresh linen, sheets, towels and toiletries as well as free tea (self service), drinking water from the water filter and free 16Mbit WiFi. But considering this price, please don't expect a king's palace - the Oasis is a basic 40-year old (!) guesthouse which also means some cracks in the walls, some old paint, a couple of ants running around the place and an occasional frog jumping around in the bathroom. Our neighbors' rooms are a totally different world. Their house is rather new and you will find spacious comfortable rooms and en-suite tiled bathrooms with hot water shower. One room comes with a little balcony and the other one with a kitchenette. Both rooms come without ants and frogs ;-) So if you like to stay with us, just pop in here or call ahead (recommended) for a room. We are looking forward to giving you a great and enjoyable time here in Dambulla.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
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Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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Good family, they take care on you and is easy to see cave, perfect location, just in front of it. Pink room is beautiful and wifi is running perfect. Be careful with mosquitos, rest is very nice and peaceful
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The hostel has the perfect view to the Golden Buddha. I'm now here the second time and I love the atmosphere here. You can live here in a real Sri Lanka family. And the most important reason why I come the second time is the RICE AND CURRY. She cooks delicious. It's really the
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My stay here was good, i liked the family and their pets. They were very helpfull. Pink room was good with a klamboo. It is quite rural and noisy: monkeys on the tin roof, dogs barking, insects in the room. There is poor maintenance in plumbing, no mash for windows, etcetera.
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I arrived in a raining evening and was welcomed by two nice dogs, barking of course. Don't be afraid, they are friendly. The place is simple and clean, they provide filter water for drinking, this should be mandatory for any guesthouse in countries which doesn't recycle the
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We spent just one night in this hostel. I booked the balcony room. The staff were really helpful and friendly and the rooms were clean. It's a hostel, not a hotel, so you do need to keep your expectations in check. You can't be any closer to the Dambulla caves unless you
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The "Pink Room" comes with an extra long bed (7 feet) for tall tourists.
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Hello Babu, unfortunately we don't offer any family rooms. All our double rooms have exactly one double bed (of different sizes, but double). If the kids are very small, you might share with them one bed. If they are already a bit older it would be easiest to just book 2 double rooms I assume. Prices for our rooms depend on the room itself, but let's say rooms with a common bathroom are about 8-9 USD and rooms with private bathroom cost 14-17 USD. Airport transfer can be arranged. Best regards, Christiane
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"Ask for the PINK room that has also the private bathroom"
"Ask about the monkeys if you like to sleep past 8am ;)"
"The balcony room is spacious and en-suite!!!"
"The owner has pets, be warned if you're not into cats or dogs"
"I stayed in the studio. Nice room, no in-room wifi, slightly more street noise, but queen size bed and private full bathroom."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 13 - US$ 14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceDambulla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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