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Shan Inn Dambulla

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Front of property
Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom | Balcony
Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom | Terrace/patio
Economy Triple Room, 1 Bedroom | Living room
Economy Triple Room, 1 Bedroom | In-room safe, soundproofing, free WiFi

Overview of Shan Inn Dambulla

Shan Inn Dambulla

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Dambulla with spa and restaurant

8,8/10 Fabulous

16 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
44th mile Post, Kandy Road, Matale District, Dambulla, 21100

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Athula Yapagama - 4 min walk
  • The Heritage Dambula - 15 min walk
  • Sunray Inn - 17 min walk
  • Pizza Hut - 3 min drive
  • Mango Mango - 4 min drive

About this property

Shan Inn Dambulla

A great choice for a stay in Dambulla, Shan Inn Dambulla offers an airport shuttle during limited hours. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The nice bathrooms and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Hindi, Japanese

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age - 12
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 12


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle during limited hours*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Full-service spa


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 65 per vehicle
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Also known as

Shan Inn
Shan Dambulla
Shan Inn Dambulla Hotel
Shan Inn Dambulla Dambulla
Shan Inn Dambulla Hotel Dambulla

Frequently asked questions

Does Shan Inn Dambulla offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Shan Inn Dambulla does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Shan Inn Dambulla?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Shan Inn Dambulla?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Shan Inn Dambulla?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 65 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shan Inn Dambulla?
You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Shan Inn Dambulla and nearby?
Shan Inn Dambulla has a spa and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Shan Inn Dambulla?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Athula Yapagama (4-min walk), The Heritage Dambula (15-min walk), and Mango Mango (2 mi).
Does Shan Inn Dambulla have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Shan Inn Dambulla like?
Shan Inn Dambulla is located a short 9-minute walk from Dambulla Cave Temple. Travelers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

great owner
Excellent owner, able to assist with organizing tuk tuk and driver for Sigiriya and sightseeing. Also arranged taxi for us to Kandy. Room had A/C. Breakfast included. Is walking distance to cave temple.
Jessica, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best hospitality in Dambulla
The family owned Shan inn hotel offers very comfortable cozy room with very nice garden behind. Chathuri, the owner of hotel is so lovely and kind. She just has this perfect friendly personality that makes travellers feel comfortable and safe. Also, her and her family has very good communication the whole time as they always respond my requests and questions. I loved getting coffee in the back cafe and chatting with her! :) They know good local tours as well. So I went a jeep safari (with driver name Hasintha), he was also very kind and it was so much fun!!! Shan inn - it can give you the best hospitality the travellers can ever ask for!
Yuki, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The hostess was absolutely lovely and welcoming which is really appreciated as I was travelling solo. She helped with any questions I had - she even invited me round for dinner. There was a problem with my booking which meant the rooms were over booked, she found me somewhere else to stay so can’t comment on the rooms.
Charlotte, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyable stay in Dambulla
The host family is absolutely lovely. Their kindness to me as a solo traveller made the visit to Dambulla even more enjoyable. The room was clean and though not large, had a comfortable double bed, kettle and mosquito net (though I saw none while I was there). Air conditioning unit was new and very efficient. The bathroom seemed new and was a wet room style, with very good shower unit. The breakfast was great and served at whatever time I asked (very early in order to get to Sigurya before the sun got too hot). The hotel is within walking distance of the famous rock temples, near the wall painting museum, a short distance from Sigurya and just over an hour by car to Polonnaruwa. It is an ideal place to use as a centre for those three visits. The lady who runs the hotel speaks good English. She will book bus trips if asked. I was in one of the front rooms which is close to the road, which could be noisy at times. I believe the back rooms are quieter. However, I found I was not disturbed greatly and slept well.
Mollie, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Spending New Year's with a small family guesthouse.
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful experience
Perfect host. A welcoming family who will put all their heart to provide you with the best service. It felt like being home. The room was clean and comfortable, the food was really nice. I highly suggest you to stay Shan Inn Dambulla if you want to know what real Sri Lankan hospitality is.
laura, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

隣がオーナーの住居で。チェックイン後には人が見当たらなかった。部屋に水がなく、焦った。 翌日の朝食からオーナーと親しくなったので、いろいろ解決したが。
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Vi overnattede her for at tage til Sigiriya, selve byen hotellet lå i var ikke noget særligt, men hotellet og dem der har det var helt fantastisk
Cecilie, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

very good option for a 1 night stay
Nice and basic guesthouse right next the Golden Temple complex. Highly suggested for a quick stay to visit Dambulla and Sigirya rock.
Marco Domenico, 1-night trip
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