GIMANHALA – Dambulla


with comfortable accommodation, a bar, restaurant, Traveller’s Café, swimming pool and spa, Gimanhala Hotel is ready to welcome you to the Central Province.

Those regularly travelling from the South of Sri Lanka towards destinations such as Trincomalee, Habarana, Sigiriya, Kandy or Jaffna are very happy to make a stopover at Gimanhala, reputed for its delicious meals.

Served in buffet style, the Gimanhala breakfast includes the best of both eastern and western favourites, from yummy string hoppers to lip-smacking scrambled eggs. At Gimanhala, travellers can get themselves ready for the next stage of your journey in relaxed comfort.

The Gimanhala Ahara Pana Restaurant is most ideal to enjoy your dining with the best of snacks, light and main meals complemented by efficient and speedy service.

A drinks menu including soft drinks, fresh juices, tea and coffee etc. is also on hand to help guests to quench their thirst.

The Gimanhala Buffet Lunch is very special and famous for its authentic menu of traditional Sri Lankan Rice n Curry alongside western standards as well.

From day trippers, tourists and visitors, to tour guides and chauffeurs, the Gimanhala Lunch that reflects the many diverse tastes of the island is a popular all time favourite, with something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on some lip-smacking kiri pani (curd and treacle) or delectable ice-cream or fresh fruit salad for dessert.

For those that are visiting Dambulla, Gimanhala further offers some 30 comfortable rooms that are supplied complete with all the modern traveller essentials.

This includes en-suite bathrooms with hot water, must-have air-conditioning and cable television as well. For those early mornings or late nights there is also tea/coffee making facilities as well. Given its superior location, in close proximity to practically all major tourist attractions in the Dry Zone, staying at Gimanhala is sure to be worthwhile.

For dinner, an à la carte service is on offer with a fusion menu of both Sri Lankan and western traveller favourites on the menu.

The latest addition to Gimanhala is the Sleeping Horizon Private Dining Space that overlooks the picturesque mountain ranges of the Central Province. Be it a romantic dinner or an intimate group lunch, just ask and the Gimanhala Team will ensure a lovely, outdoor, fine dining experience.

For those wanting to recharge or ease out any stress or jet lag from travelling, the Gimanhala Ohm Spa is ready to serve you. Let the in-house ayurvedic physician firstly understand your needs and suggest a suitable treatment.

Guests can then expect an invigorating and energizing massage or treatment that will surely help make the mind, body and soul feel relaxed and ready for the next.

The resident spa therapists call on ancient ayurvedic ingredients and traditional treatments to help all guests unwind and experience a moment of calm bliss. The Ohm Spa also offers guests a novel fish spa therapy as well, sure to give your skin the best feeling.

The Gimanhala Pool is the best place to get a swimming start to the day or for those who prefer to lounge around, it is well-suited for a mid-day dip or even a glorious soak towards sunset. The Hotel will be happy to serve your choice of snack, light meal or beverage direct to your pool side location.

Dedicated to the committed horticulturist whose private forest sanctuary is located nearby, the Popham Bar is indeed a favourite place for visitors to relax and unwind, having spent a day of touring or travelling. The friendly Bar Team is ready with a refreshing line up of wines, spirits and beers, alongside a spirited choice of flavorful cocktails and mocktails as well.

The Gimanhala Hotel Service Team is happy to ensure that all guests enjoy their stay. Guests can expect high levels of service and attention at Gimanhala.

From weddings and homecomings to birthday parties, office functions, workshops, seminars or any special occasion, Gimanhala is also pleased to extend its banquet facilities. The Gimanhala’ Events Team will look into all the details and organize all guest requirements from décor and music to scrumptious buffets or snack platters alongside full service.

For the convenience of guests, Gimanhala also features a handy souvenir boutique and for those ‘on the go’ a quick-service Traveller Café with snacks, light meals and thirst quenchers is also on offer towards the road front.

Located in the heart of the Cultural Triangle, for over 30 years, Gimanhala is a place familiar to many and known by all. Gimanhala’s lodgings, delicious meals and wonderful customer service are firmly fixed landmarks along the traditional tourist trails and routes of Sri Lanka. The next time you visit or pass through the historic city of Dambulla, check in at Gimanhala and experience authentic Sri Lankan hospitality…



  • Children’s Playground
  • Happy Hour (Additional Charge)
  • Live Sport events (Broadcast)
  • Live Music / Performance
  • Themed Dinner Nights (Additional Charge)

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