Everything about this hotel is good. The staff are friendly and helpful. and their service is very good. we were very tired after a long day, and they sent the welcome drink to our room and took our order for dinner at our room. Location is very far out of town but is good for us as we want somewhere quiet. We don't like the matteress and pillow but as we were very tired we didn't have problem sleeping that night. Overall, I wish I can stay one more night in the hotel :)
The great Service and the view
I was part of a Habitat for Humanity team that spent two weeks at MPS Village in July-August 2006. Despite the conflict going on in other parts of the island, Kalundewa Village (outside of Dambulla) is the most tranquil spot I've ever been to. The owner, Nuwan, went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed -- even to the point of picking up items like contact lens cleaning solution and first aid supplies on his run into Dambulla. The staff were almost embarrassingly attentive (being of Irish descent I'm rather sensitive to being treated like British Raj but they were also very friendly and informal). I could sit out on the balcony overlooking the lake, sip my morning coffee and the staff would me identify all of the various birds that populate the area. But the cook at MPS Village is an absolute artist! The curries were marvelous, and he makes an onion sambol which, by itself, made the flight half-way around the world worthwhile!
A wonderfully tranquil setting for completely "de-stressing." The cabins each have a large porch that looks out onto a private lake, a great place to read, write or just do intense birdwatching. You should bring your own book on Sri Lankan birds, but if you don't, Nuwan will loan you his. The back of the property is a mango orchard, and the fresh fruit is indescribable.
We were in Dambulla, Sri Lanka for a Habitat for Humanity build, but the accomodations aat MPS Village made us feel like we were on a very special vacation. The food was wonderful, the rooms clean and neat, the grounds impeccably cared for and the staff made us feel like royalty. Dambulla is in the middle of the Cultural Triangle so many of the best historical sites to see in the country are with 25 km of MPS Village.
Set on a small lake, about 5-6 km from Dambulla, this charming air conditioned motel boasts its own excellent chef and a wonderful staff. The owner, Nuwan, got his AA degree in New Jersey, speaks excellent English, and is a warm and wonderful host. There is a full size cricket pitch in front of the motel, as well as a small lake behind. Dambulla is in a valley and the mountians rise up behind the trees. Each room has a private veranda overlooking the lake and the entire property is surrounded by fencing and trees. The staff patrols the ground nightly to keep out unwanted animals, and while there you have a feeling of safety and of being cared for.
Good place if you want to spend one night in Dambulla and visit the caves and the fortress of Sigiriya ( 20 km ).
This hotel is cheap ( 1000rs ), clean, it's near the caves and has a restaurant and a bar.
This hotel was quite a strange, but lovely place. It was set on a junction of a road, seemingly in the middle of nowhere.
The rooms were great, spotlessly clean, they had a Japanese feel to them. The restaurant was outdoor on a terrace over looking the surrounding countryside.
A few hotels are available along the road towards Kandy. We stayed at Sunray Inn. Normally, double room is SLR 900 with service charge. Non-AC and attached bathroom. There are other hotels with AC and more facilties as well.
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