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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Simple and affordable guest house. Owners are really nice, helpful with everything (buses, what to do, etc…)there is free wifi and great location in Sygiria. Close to all the main restaurants and attractions (very close to the rock (15min walk)). The shared bathrooms were very clean. They do offer breakfast but only western (we were after the local stuff ;)).... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

We stayed at the Nilmini lodge for 2 nights - the family running the lodge were super friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast each morning was great with eggs, toast, jam and fresh fruit. Nilmini is within walking distance to Sigiriya Rock which suited us perfectly. Clean, comfortable and a pleasant place to stay.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Scored two quaint double rooms with friends right up the back of the property for an excellent price. We had shared bathroom facilities which were clean and well maintained, fitted mosquito nets, loads of room for baggage, and a fan in good working order - all you need! They also have private cottages for extra which looked quite comfortable also!... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

It's always fun reading the horrible reviews people leave and turning up at a place to see for yourself, of course nothing like the horror story portrayed. In fact quite the opposite. If you are on a backpacker budget this place is perfect! We rented a couple of rooms between a few of us, we shared toilet and bathroom facilities... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

We spent five nights at this perfect situated guest house at the main road close to the rock. Our room was clean, as well as the bed. The family is very helpful and the guest house is, as a "base camp", well suited for exploration of the Ancient Cities and elephant safari in Kaudulla. It is highly recommended. Ola and... More 

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Linz, Austria
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

To be fair when i arrived everything seemed nice, the room was ok clean and the bathroom too. I stayed only one night but i could smell that the matress was everything else but good to sleep on and the next morning my legs where covered in bites that turned out to be made by BEDBUGS!! The owner seemed like... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Whilst expensive for Sri Lanka, Nilmini Lodge was reasonably priced for Sigiryia. We enjoyed our stay; the young boy who worked on the front desk was especially helpful - he even gave me a ride to the ATM on his ped free of charge, and came out early to flag the only bus direct to Kandy (6.30am) down for us.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Stayed in the Nilmini Lodge for one night in June 2015. The lodge provides a very good central location to explore the stunning Lion's Rock and surrounding area. Lion's Rock is a short cycle or a 15 minute walk from the lodge. The owner of the lodge was also able to arrange a safari of the nearby Minneriya National Park... More 

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Bangladesh
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

The place is very near to Sigiriya Rock. You can literally walk there within 10 minutes. The staff was a nice guy. Room was big with two beds. Wifi was good, no complain. Excellent choice for those who are planning to go sigiriya rock early morning.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

The family is so nice and kind. We even had some birthdaycake with the family, so sweet. Because it was (grand)mothers birthday. They do their verry best to let you have the best time in Sigiriya. Also the son of the family is verry friendly. And you can take bikes to explore the nice surroundings!

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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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