Sri Lanka Accommodation Review: Punsisi Rest, Dalhousie

There are plenty of places to stay in Dalhousie, where most visitors base themselves for hiking Adam’s Peak. None of them are particularly good value so I suppose that Punsisi Rest is just as good as any.

Punsisi Rest was centrally located in Dalhousie and was reasonably comfortable for one night.

However, Punsisi Rest was one of our most expensive accommodations in Sri Lanka.


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Read my TripAdvisor Review about this hotel here.

When we enquired at this hotel, and other places too, we were offered a package with evening meal and breakfast. It seems that many hotels in Dalhousie offer this package. Perhaps hikers just want to eat, sleep and get on with tackling Adam’s Peak.

We were able to negotiate a better price by taking out the meals and getting room-only. But we still ended up paying 4,000rs (26€). As I said: one of our most expensive in the country.

We could have shopped around a bit more but most seemed to be asking at least that price. Plus we were hungry and it was starting to rain!

Our room had this fantastic balcony looking over the town and with a view of Adam’s Peak. We were right in the centre of town and next to several restaurants. In fact the first thing we did after dumping our bags was go next door for some truly great banana rotis.

Our room boasted good wifi and hot water, which in truth, it possessed neither of. 

If you know when you are going to Adam’s Peak and are able to plan a little in advance, I would suggest that this is perhaps one of those few times when booking in advance pays off. Take a look online and if you can get a deal for less than we paid with private room & private bathroom then take it.

Otherwise, here are a few other travellers’ experiences of accommodation in Dalhousie:

To continue with the story, read the next installment of my Sri Lanka trip here.

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