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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was a clean, welcoming guest house / hostel with tremendous views of Adams Peak. The food was basic but well priced and filling and the rooms were basic but very clean and most with great balcony's. The staff are also very friendly and welcoming, telling stories about the mountain such as the woman in her 70s who just climbed...

Thank DCC1892
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As others have said, this is a very basic guest house. Lots of steps to climb up to the rooms. Mosquito net had holes, we had to keep putting water into the reservoir to get the toilet to flush. Meals huge portions but not gourmet by any means. On the plus side though, good access for climbing Adam's Peak and...

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First I have to mention that this is my first experience with a guesthouse - but it was a good one!! The staff was vey friendly and the food in the restaurant was fine! We had one of the cottage room - it was clean and there was hot water. There was a small terrace with some chairs, so we...

Thank Handersen1
Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view from the bungalows, all the stairs are worth it. Lovely terrasse (be aware of monkeys!), very friendly and helpful staff, just the manager is quite unfriendly and smells of alcohol. Wonderful place to do the Adam's peak hike! Don't eat dinner there, they don't provide local food although it's on the menue..

Thank Brise7
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place to rest for a few hours before doing Adams Peak. Restaurant on the fourth floor served good enough rice and curry buffet style to fuel up before the trek. Rooms however were a challenge...we were room 37 not at the top but still a long schlep up the steps, something to look forward to when returning from Adams...

Thank mikeoneill01
Vienna, Wien, Austria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place for the Mountain tour to start, also in terms of training, because it is built into a steep hill, and if you are unlucky you get the rooms at the highest point, which means a real test for the real trip... Food is ok, people very friendly, an effective place for people who stay one or max two...

Thank LORIT123
Carshalton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were touring Sri Lanka and stayed here as it is close to Adam's Peak which some of our group were doing overnight. We declined as we are both in mid 70s. We had the best sleep of our 2 weeks tour with comfortable beds - after we had removed the thick blue mosquito nets which we found claustrophobic. The...

Thank Pat B B
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

As part of my tour with Srilankanishatours I stayed for just one night at Punsisi Rest House after the other guesthouses in the area were fully booked. Although the room itself had fabulous views over Adams Peak, in order to reach the place you need to climb a very long steep outside stairway and although I would class myself as...

Thank Lizaja
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We used Punsisi Guest house as our base camp prior climbing Adam’s Peak. We stayed here for two nights and the main draw is its location. Steps to reach the room was extremely challenging when returning from the Peak. The room was very simple and clean. There is an amazing view of Adam’s peak from the dining room where we...

Thank Ruklanthi J
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Punsisi for 2 nights and enjoyed the stay! Yes there are a few steps to climb to the rooms up in the hill but the view is worth it - and it's a good warm up for Sri Padaya. :-) The staff was really helpful and friendly. They even surprised me with a birthday cake even though...

Thank Susanne N

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Additional Information about Punsisi Rest House

Address: Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Maskeliya
Price Range: $78 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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“Take a room that minimizes climbing steps..”
LORIT123, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Better newer rooms at the top when they're finished!”
CWDilworth, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room towards hill”
chaimthomas, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a room as high as possible for a good night rest but you'll face a lot of steps to get there”
Dirk_VDA, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“choose a low floor room”
abedk, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
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