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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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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Very good location in the middle of sigirya (small town). Friendly family running the place. Ideal starting point for early climb of sigiriya rock. Room was somewhat shabby though. Bathroom had no hot water, a leaking sink and we had gekkos and mosquitos in the room. Did have a musquito net, luckily. Also very small room with double bed and...

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Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Nilmini for three days seeing Sigiriya Rock, Pidurangala, Polunnawara and Rambulla Cave temples. The family at Nilmini are so kind and helpful - they picked us up in Negombo, has driven us to the sites and finally taken us to Kandy. Rooms could need a touch but not a problem for us :-)

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Kaveen and his family are so cute! Really friendly and very accomodating. They organised a car from Colombo airport and helped with our onward trip plans as well as hailing down the bus to Kandy which stops outside. Room was very basic but cheap and included nice breakfast. Great location for climbing Sigiriya and exploring Dambulla.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $13 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“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
“You can buy small cottage they have. Quiet and very close to the Sigiriya rock.”
 of 5 bubbles jeanm146, 23 Jan 2014 | Read review
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