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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really don't think this accommodation is worth the price at all, as I've paid the same price elsewhere in Sri Lanka & got much better accommodation. The mattress is uncomfortable thin foam, I got bitten in the night. The sheets & pillows are old & smelly. The room had mould. The shower was just a trickle of water. There...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best accommodation, even for the price I still felt it was not good enough. Ants and frogs in the bathroom. Shower was awful in terms of pressure and temperature. The room has once window made of wire mesh which let in all of the road noise. Hosts were nice and very helpful. The lodge also have a good...

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Genk, Belgium
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Nilmini Lodge has been here a long time. The rooms are basic but clean. All with an attatched bathroom with electrically heated hot water shower with acceptable pressure. Good value for money and very centrally located between the two entrance roads (to Sigirya rock)towards theWestern Gate wich is the only entrance for foreigners. Also in hte middle of the...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lionel is such a good host, his whole family made a fuss of your daughter on her 17th birthday Walking distance to the Beautiful rock, shame I didn't get to ride in the Morris Minor ! Would recommend to anyone

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is such a nice place! The owner family is.great and we played the traditional sri lanka game carrom together. We became good friends they would say :-) On booking.com are many old reviews on this lodge and I think there was built a new house in the backyard. It's a dorm room with six beds and it's awesome. With...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The place is family-run and has been operating for years. Owner is nice - he changed our booking from two to one night without a cancellation charge. Location is right in centre of Sigiriya. Simple and cheap place. No aircon. If you don't need luxury then it's ok for a short stay.

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Nilmini lodge for one night together with a friend to go to Sigiri Rock and to take a safari tour. It's a very nice place to stay at when you are on a budget and don't have high quality expectations. We got the real Sri Lankan life experience as you literally stay at their home. They are...

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Pondicherry, India
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our favorite parts of this place were its location to Sigiriya Rock (it's within walking distance if you take the side road around to the ticket desk), the easy access to local restaurants and buses to Dambulla, and the lovely garden with a hammock and a "flying bed," as the cheerful owner called it. Very friendly and knowledgable owners. The...

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights and loved it. The family are just so welcoming, the wifi is quick and it's so close to Sigiriya Rock. We asked for the budget rooms which are right at the bottom of the garden - we stayed in the dorm room (4 beds) one night and the double room for the...

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Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We usually travel more or less budget and don't splurge when it comes to the accommodation, but from the previous reviews and photos I didn't think this place would be THAT much budget. This is the kind of place that backpackers would usually find perfect for their needs, but we weren't that happy. It's just a cheap place that's in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NILMINI LODGE - Welcome to Nilmini Lodge. Nilmini Lodge is the best & cheapest place in Sigiriya. We have started the business in 1974. We are more than 35 years in the business. It's a pleasure to treat you. 10 minutes walking distance to Sigiriya rock. We have what you need all the things. * High speed internet with Wi-Fi. * Bicycle service * Tours arrange on request * Taxi service * Arrange jeep safari to Minneriya National park. * Free tour around Sigiriya, by Morris minor car (over 3 days stay at Nilmini Lodge). * Beautiful garden to relax. Thank You! A place like no other! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nilmini Lodge

Address: Main Road, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: ₹ 670 - ₹ 2,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“front rooms seem a little better.”
 of 5 bubbles WillyB964, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want to sleep separate, ask for cottage”
 of 5 bubbles carolinab308, 7 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The best rooms are those with Air Con.”
 of 5 bubbles GuiPik, 16 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Stayed pretty cool at night when we were there so didn't need to book a room with air con.”
 of 5 bubbles 868NickG, 23 Feb 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles DARSHAN_PENDSE, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
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