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Levona Garden Resort - Habarana - Building
1
9.7 Excellent (363 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Levona Garden Resort is located in Habarana, 1.2 km from Habarana Lake and 15 km from Ritigala Forest Monastery. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room at this resort is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Bike hire is available at this resort and the area is popular for cycling. The resort also offers car hire. Sigiriya Lion Rock is 15 km from the property, Pidurangala Rock is 12 km.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The family is very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed, in particular, talking to the son, Dulshan, who runs the place as a real hotel manager! His English is also quite good, which allowed us to have conversations on end. The breakfast is plentiful and tasty. The atmosphere of the place is magical; quiet and in the middle of the forest/jungle. Very relaxing.
Cons: The wi-fi connection was poor. Apparently the disruption was caused by monkeys hanging in the cables!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Darshan was very helpful, offered good local information and sourced tuk tuk drivers etc. Mum cooked interesting and tasty breakfast. Lovely people. Lovely garden. Great stay.
Cons: The glass windows in our room were frosted so that unfortunately you couldn't see the beautiful garden outside. Although this was for privacy, it wasn't necessary as curtains were adequate.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality from the family and tips / arrangements they made for excursions.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean. Wonderful hosts. Local food cooked with care. Friendly family. Great value for money.
Cons: Room was not serviced.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Definitely the host Dushant who was ever obliging!!! Ask him for tips on where to eat and what activities to do. Simply love his enthusiasm.
Cons: Nothing that I dislike... People who are price conscious will definitely love this place. For me I am less price conscious... And could do with little more comfort...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay. Would've liked to stay longer. The family were lovely. Had an excellent dinner and breakfast. Only complaint was too much food
Cons: Wasn't anything to dislike.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Our stay was absolutely wonderful. It was our first nights after arrival and it completely exceeded our expectations. We were treated so well from the beginning till the end of our stay. The family running the guest house is extremely friendly. The son speaks good English and is very knowledgeable about Sri Lanka. If you stay here ask for the breakfast and dinner. The mom cooks like a god. We had our best breakfast in Sri Lanka. We highly recommend this place.
Cons: When it gets dark it might be a bit tricky to get to the main road,there are not many public lights and there are many dogs running around.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The best thing about the place is the lovely family that runs it. They go out of their way to help you out with anything you might need or want to know. We stayed in the brand new family room, which provides plenty of room. The breakfast was delicious and we had dinner there once which was also very tasty. There is not much going on in Habarana but we used it as a base to explore Sigeriya, Polunnaruwa and Anuradhapura.
Cons: The bathroom in our room is a bit stuffy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Family-operated guest house in lovely tropical setting of Habaranna. Family anticipates guest needs and provides extra value to tourists needing info on local places. Hope to return there.
Cons: Instruction on hot water heater in shower
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staying at the Levona Garden Resort was wonderful. The family, which owns the hotel, was absolutely friendly and super caring. We had breakfast and dinner here, which both was delicious. They offered us many different dishes. It was amazing. Furthermore they organised trips for us and they were checking the options we had for moving on. So all in all: if you stay over night in the cultural triangle, stay here. It's the perfect place!
Athreya Ayurveda Ashram - Habarana - Bedroom
2
9.5 Excellent (158 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Habarana, 11 km from Ritigala Forest Monastery, Athreya Ayurveda Ashram offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and a garden. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a water park. The resort provides an outdoor swimming pool, hammam, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. The units at the resort come with a seating area. With a private bathroom fitted with a hot tub and a hairdryer, rooms at Athreya Ayurveda Ashram also have a lake view. All guest rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a vegetarian breakfast. Athreya Ayurveda Ashram offers a terrace. Guests at the resort will be able to enjoy activities in and around Habarana, like cycling. Habarana Lake is 14 km from Athreya Ayurveda Ashram.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: food was amazing. People ever so friendly. Massages and treatment a paradise. very warmly recommend this place
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It has been amazing to start our Sri Lanka trip here! The ayurveda package is incredible and totally recommended! The food was also amazing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We loved this place. A so pleasant welcome in an extraordinary and peaceful environment. The food was perfect ! Massages looked a bit expensive to us.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The people were very nice, they made me a cake for my birthday :) the food is also very good and there is a good atmosphere. We booked an all in package with treatments which was vwry nice and they made sure that you can do whatever you like during the day.
Cons: The treatments were nice but we hoped they would focus more on the areas we told them were aching.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: My stay at the ashram was perfect: - Food was amazing. Best sri lankan food I had so far - Treatments were super relaxing and doctor and therapists very professional - Staff was very friendly and helpful - Room was beautiful. They gave me a better room than the one I actually booked! - The ashram also took me to Sigiriya early morning as requested and I also had yoga/meditation another morning and I absolutely loved it I would definitely recommend this place and I wish I could come back and stay a bit longer next time :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful place with the best staff of the island. Food is the best we have tasted in Sri Lanka. Was only vegetarian food and we could taste a different menu every day, for breakfast lunch and dinner. Special place for ayurvedic treatments. The massage with the 20 min sauna was excellent.
Cons: The hotel is in the middle of the jungle a bit far from turistic places but best place to chill and relax!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing food and such a peaceful place! Super calm and everything with love to details.
Cons: There is no air conditioning in the room so it is a bit hot during night
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property is a perfect location if you’re looking for calm and quiet. The staff was extremely helpful at all times. The massages were great. The food was amazing. Overall great stay!
Cons: A bit difficult to get if you don’t have you’re own car
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice and very quiet place in the countryside. It is near a small lake (although quite dry in August) and not far from the Ritigala site. The food was amazing, tasty, entirely organic and vegetarian. Good Ayurveda treatments although after a week it may seem too much to get 3-4 h of treatments every day, if you are not used to (actually 15 days is the minimum for a complete package). Nice Yoga classes. Staff very flexible and attentive. The room was very big and comfortable.
Cons: A sense of lack of privacy sometimes (no curtains/stores on some windows in the room, massages and baths taking place in semi open area with doors often left open).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Athreya Ashram is a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy nature. The Ashram is located near a beautiful lake, in a peaceful little village. The cottages are super spacious, clean and all come with a terrace to relax on. They also have a beautiful yoga pavilion and a small but nice pool. We stayed four days and had a great time. We did not book the whole Ayurveda package but two treatments that were absolutely fantastic - their Ayurveda therapists are really well trained, so we are sure that booking their whole package would also be amazing. We also want to highlight the perfect food and most friendly, lovely and great cook Sunil! The Ayurveda food (all vegetarian) was so fresh, made with local ingredients, super tasty and there was some new dish every day! The rest of the staff was also super friendly and the manager helped us with the day tours that we did to Anuradhapura, Sigiriya and Kaudulla, and he even drove us to the village bus station for free. We couldn't have asked for more.
Cons: Nothing.
Winmi Resort - Habarana - Building
3
9.7 Excellent (67 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Winmi Resort in Palugaswewa, you'll be 9 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast and dinner were a wonderful experience of Sri Lankan home cooking - what a bonus! Bandulla was a most attentive but sensitive host, who went well out of his way to assist with lifts and arrangements.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was the best accommodation of our holiday! Very nice guesthouse in a quiet street, very close to restaurants and main bus stops. Great facilities, perfectly working air conditioning, nicely decorated and daily cleaned room. Staff was very nice and attentive, they offered a great breakfast and they treated us with afternoon tea and biscuits every day. The owner organized a couple of excursions for us with very professional and trustworthy drivers. We would not hesitate to choose this place again!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and spacious room, amazing host ! Great tip about traveling in the cultural triangle and great safari ! We got delicious drinks and snacks after a long day during our stays for each day which is a really nice touch :) recommend 10/10
10.0 Excellent
Pros: These things were in the best condition
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very clean & tidy place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had wonderful time at Winmi resort, spent 3 nights here and everythig was perfert. The room was clean and nice with comfty bed, seating outside with view to the garden, we especially apreciated peace and quiet at this place. Breakfast was delicious every day and host Bandula also drove us to the restaurant for dinner, and gave us coffe, tea and sweets at afternoons, when we came back from trips. Bandula was absolutely perfect host, very nice and helpful. I highly recommend this place.
Cons: Everything was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfy bed, solid shower, beautiful quiet little oasis, great for 3 couples as you get the whole place to yourself. Lovely staff, awesome breakfast and the dinner they organised for us was the best traditional sri Lankan food to date. Stay here
Cons: Nothing, was all fantastic
9.6 Excellent
Pros: we traveled with 2 other couples so we had the whole place to ourselves, the location is a nice & secluded spot on the main road but set back about 100m so it's nice and quiet, but still a quick & easy walk into town. Bandula drove us to a restaurant one of the nights with our friends and we had an amazing meal, it was excellent because it's not somewhere we would've found on our own and it was an excellent experience having some traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. Bandula has a jeep for safaris too so I would recommend making full use of that if you stay (we had pre-booked through another company so unfortunately we didn't get the chance, but we rode the Jeep to dinner and it was super comfortable) we also appreciated the mosquito nets over the beds plus the ceiling fan *and* air-conditioning, it meant we could turn the aircon off at night and sleep with just the fan on so it was nice & quiet.
Cons: we personally would've liked a refrigerator but it was not expected for the price & style of accommodation, for the cost of the stay the facilities were great and well above what we expected. if you're looking for the full 5-star luxury hotel experience this place probably won't be what you're after but if you're looking for a cheap & comfortable place with excellent hospitality then this is for you.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bandula was a wonderful host. He helped with any questions and had a lot of local knowledge to share that was useful. We stayed for 4 nights and Bandula arranged our excursions each day. We had a great driver each day. Large comfy bed, big room. Quiet place Bandula and his wife provided authentic Sri Lankan breakfast each morning and we had dinner three nights also. Excellent quality Bandula went out of his way to help us and was always available when we text or called.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner Bandura was a wonderful host and ensured our stay was very comfortable and that we had all we needed. We were welcomed with a cool fruit juice. The traditional breakfast each morning was delicious and we had more fresh fruit than we could finish. We ordered the traditional dinner and this was also tasty and delicious. Rooms were exceptionally clean and well presented with a wide verandah to relax on after a day out.
Cons: I would have liked a rack or a stand to put my suitcase on in the room.
Weaver Bird Villa - Habarana - Building
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9.5 Excellent (151 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Habarana, 1.1 km from Habarana Lake, Weaver Bird Villa features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a garden. Free WiFi and room service are available. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the guest house also boast a garden view. An Asian breakfast is available each morning at Weaver Bird Villa. Ritigala Forest Monastery is 23 km from the accommodation.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hostess was extremely helpful. She helped my wife when she was unwell one day. The breakfast and dinner were particularly good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredibly friendly hosts Great breakfast! Clean and comfortable rooms Good location
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The villa includes a good room with everything you wish for. In addition does the villa has a lovely place to have breakfast, lunch and diner. We had diner twice at the villa and we loved it both nights!
Cons: No comment
9.2 Excellent
Pros: They are awesome. Seriously, it is like going to your grandmother house during holidays with the rest of your family. They helped us a lot with transportation since we were travelling on a low budget. The breakfast is simply delightful. If you book at the villa, you need to eat a least one time for dinner. The food is waayyy morre tasstty than in any restaurant. They provided us water bottles. They also taught us a lot about the srilankan culture and the buddhism. We will miss this place. Also cheap, a great deal! We also saw monkeys around the villa.
Cons: Only cash :( * Air conditionner could also be an extra perk. *
9.2 Excellent
Pros: They were absolutely fantastic here- such a lovely lovely family!! Room was clean too
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The accomodation is in a lovely setting and the room had a terrace where we sat at dusk and listened to the many birds that frequent the area.The breakfast and dinners we had were all delicious and granny was very sweet and ever so friendly and helpful.
Cons: There was nothing not to like,even though there were a few power blackouts we were given powerful torches and lanterns.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The welcome we received was warm and friendly. The location was perfect to explore the cultural triangle, we even saw 21 elephants during our Jeep Safari.
Cons: I can identify nothing to dislike.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It is my second time here. I felt at home with Sarath and his family. Great hospitality. Enjoyed the quiet neighbourhood and all the wildlife around. Specially the birds.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host Margaret was warm, jovial and generous. The outdoor areas were a garden wonderland. Delicious meals incl a terrific cooking class.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were welcomed in the cozy accomodation by a lovely old lady, who made us some tea, and a helpful young man speaking very good english, with whom we had a nice and really interesting talk about Sri Lankan culture, religion, education, ... And he provided us with some good plans, how to spend our day around Habarana (visiting Dambulla cave temples and hiking on Pidurangala, where we had quite a nice view on Sigiriya for sunset). The dinner (getting it vegetarian was no problem) was a delight and the breakfast also. The place is very close to the junction, where all the busses go (Anuradhapura - Polonnaruwa as well as Dambulla - Trincomalee).
Cons: Nothing to mention.
Habarana Ambasewana Resort - Habarana - Building
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9.3 Excellent (419 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Habarana Ambasewana Resort in Palugaswewa, you'll be 11 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Tree house - absolutely amazing! Extremely nice personel. Delicious regional cousine. Safari trip
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place to stay, the rooms are very large and breakfast was amazing each day. The owners are also very helpful.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: A better English language skill would be great; but the place is according or better expectations
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The garden rooms treehouse at Habarana Ambasewana Resort was simply the most memorable and best place that our family stayed during our time in Sri Lanka. I will never forget the excitement on the faces of my boys (& wife) when they first saw where we were staying. The tree house was so beautifully well built, comfortable and unforgettable. Ruwan and his family were extremely welcoming and friendly, we really enjoyed seeing them at the beginning of the day for breakfast and at the end of the day for dinner. The dinner without a doubt was the family’s favourite meal during our 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. Don’t bother going out for a meal in the evening stay here and I’m sure you will feel the same. Thank-you Ruwan and thank-you to your family for the wonderful experience and memories of our time in Habarana and Sri Lanka. I really hope that we will visit you again one day!
Cons: Having to leave!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service and standards maintained by this family business. Exceeded our expectations all around. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I booked cause of the cool design of the open bathroom in our big room . When we arrived, the staff welcomed us with refreshing juice. And when we check in, we loved this place so much that we decided to just chill there instead of exploring around. Front of our room is small patio, with some hammocks, relaxing outdoor sofa. The place is very clean and the decor is cool and detailed attentive. We booked dinner here, super nice curry and rice, buffet style. Staffs were always smiling and helpful. We had to leave at 4 in the morning, they arranged transport for us and bye us with warm smiles, beautiful! All in all, i wish I have more time here and surely recommend.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really nice hotel staff, always trying to help you with everything. Pretty close to Sigirya and Pollanaruwa.
Cons: The Wi-Fi is horrible.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had an issue with the air-conditioning in our room and they quickly fixed it. The hosts cook great food and are very accommodating and friendly. Would recommend this place to everyone :)
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The tree Houses are awesome into the nature, the personal and the owner are so kind and friendly.
Vaana Resort - Habarana - Building
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9.4 Excellent (90 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Habarana, 1.8 km from Habarana Lake, Vaana Resort offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a shared lounge. Each accommodation at the 3-star resort has lake views, and guests can enjoy access to a garden and to a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The units come with air conditioning, a TV with cable channels, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Guest rooms at the resort are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Guests at Vaana Resort can enjoy a à la carte breakfast. The accommodation offers a children's playground. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at Vaana Resort. Ritigala Forest Monastery is 23 km from the resort.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. The staff were charming, they took us on a nature walk around the lake and they cooked us some local delicacies because they were so proud of their hotel and really wanted us to enjoy our stay.
Cons: Nothing. It was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel, beatifull rooms and good bathroom. We had a great time here and in the pool. The hotel is walking distance from town, which is nice. The staff is superb, they do everything for you. Great people, great hospitality and very nice food. We extended our stay, because we liked it so much.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good base for activities in Habarana. Staff really happy to help you organize your daytrip. Swimming pool was a good bonus at the end of the day. Owner come with us to make sure we were taking the good bus to Kandy...super service.
Cons: food is ok but you can find better in town. You feel i little bit isolated but it is the same for all hotel in habarana, cause there is just a little downtown.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel team kindness and always trying to make your stay as great as possible (good tips, really helpful, explaining the local culture and uses...) Clean room, nice swimming pool, good AC, hot water, nice local meals....
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Vaana is a stunning location with fantastic staff. The pool was awesome at the end of our day, and the staff really went over an above to make sure we were comfortable, had fun, and were aware of all the activities. Some examples of extra mile - they let us join them in the kitchen to learn how to make some local dishes, they arranged a few activities for us without adding commission, and they personally dropped us to the bus station at end of our stay. Highly recommend
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff gave us a very warm and friendly welcome. They helped us arrange our daily excursions. When it was time to leave they called and paid for a tuk tuk to the bus station in town and one staff member came with us to help us get on the right bus to Kandy. We all enjoyed swimming in the pool and relaxing in the green garden setting. The food was exceptional. We ate here each night because it was so good. Overall, staying here was a highlight of our holiday and we totally recommend to others.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kids loved the pool. Worked well with our own transportation. Friendly and helpful staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place for relax. Clean rooms. Nice pool. Super Breakfast. Friendly staff and superb service. Highly recommended.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything . Their hospitality , big rooms , welcoming and friendly staff and the manager , yummy food ( especially vegetable biryani that we had every day ) . Need to mention Malinda who is doing his internship in Vaana resorts , was so helpful and provided everything we needed . Pool was great ... They offer very good safari too !! This was our best stay in Sri Lanka ..
Cons: Nothing !
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Ideally located to visit cultural triangle. The staff are lovely and look after you very well. The food was very nice.
Cons: Need better towels/pool towels.
Mutu Village - Habarana - Building
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9.2 Excellent (327 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Habarane, Mutu Village features a garden with barbecue facilities and offers rooms with satellite TV and private bathroom 500 metres from a local bus stop. Laundry facilities and newspapers are available at the property. Rooms at Mutu Village are equipped with tiled floors and ironing facilities. The private bathroom comes with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Several restaurants and cafés are located within 15 minutes' drive. The accommodation can provide guests with suggestions and information on nearby eating facilities. The Minneriya National Park is 15 minutes' drive from Mutu Village and the Echo Park is 10 km away. The Kaudulla National Park is 30 minutes away by car. Habarana Train Station is a 10-minute drive away.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: location , rooms are around trees and trees are in rooms ,beautiful and big bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best place of our Sri Lanka trip. Very charming tree house but also surroundings of the village - greens, trees, pond with water lilies. Stylish and authentic atmosphere. Owner was amazing and helped us with everything - trips, tuktuk, tips, safari (12 000 rs for two in Kaudulla) etc. Awesome breakfast and best sri lankan dinner we had here.
Cons: We have nothing to ad here, all was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow, what a beautiful place - even more beautiful that we expected! The tree house was lovely with a big comfy bed, and even a little fridge to keep your drinks cold...and the outside bathroom was amazing! We even got upgraded to the tree house with an outdoor tub, gorgeous! The owner is very friendly and helpful, arranged trips and transport for us, and speaks english very well. Highly recommended!
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Two night stay when we visited Sigirya and Pidurangala. Staff very helpful and accommodating sorting taxis and meals out of hours. Accommodation was very clean and pleasant. A place with a difference and in a very quiet area. Thoroughly recommended.
Cons: Nothing of note
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This has been my favourite accommodation in Sri Lanka so far. Fabulous hospitality. Beautiful rooms which are well thought out, incredibly peaceful surroundings and the most amazing and delicious home made meals. What a fantastic place to stay!
Cons: Nothing. Loved everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved this place from the time of arrival until we left. Rooms were amazing (we were in the tree houses). Beds comfortable the outdoor showers amazing and the lovely deck overlooking the lotus pond was the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing.. my daughter celebrated her 18th on our last night and Mutu thoughtfully surprised her with balloons and a beautiful birthday cake. Would highly recommend and I will definitely stay here again
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms (Tree House) are awesome. The staff and the owner are great. They helped us to plan our route and gave helpfull advice.
Cons: When we arrived it was very stormy that caused that the roof of the tree house rattled
4.6 Okay
Pros: The tree house cabin is excellent. Bed is very comfortable. Love the tree house concept.
Cons: Location is too close to village homes. Neighborhood was noisy. Indescent language was heard from one of the houses. There is no service. Just one staff member who is not contactible from the rooms. No food and beverage menu. Guests have no choice of food. Wifi signal is very weak.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A wonderful accommodation with peace and quite. Extremely comfortable, very large tree house. Great bed, best in Sri Lanka, huge shower area, lovely outside space. Breakfast and dinner were plentiful and tasty. 15 minute walk to the centre, ATM’s and wine shop. Loads to do, a great base
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Mutu Village is a perfect place in Habarana, the treehouse is very beautiful and take a shower and listen the sound of the nature in outdoor shower is fantastic. Delicious dinner and breakfast. Also pay with credit card. Absolutely to try
Habarana Hide Away - Habarana - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (71 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Habarana Hide Away offers accommodation in Habarana. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Certain units have views of the mountain or garden. Habarana Hide Away features free WiFi. Bike hire and car hire are available at this bed and breakfast and the area is popular for cycling. Habarana Lake is 1.4 km from Habarana Hide Away, while Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Pidurangala are 8 km from the property. Minneriya National Park is 9 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Ari has his family were amazing hosts! We had such a wonderful time, either resting or chatting with Ari and Iro, learning so much about the Sri Lanka culture, food and traditions. We couldn't have had more luck with our choice and it was sad to say goodbye even though we only stayed 2 nights...
Cons: Everything was simply perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: There is a lot to like about this property. The facilities are excellent - luxury villas with ample hot water and comfy beds at the back of the property. The best part though is how Ari and his family make you feel part of the family. The food produced in the family kitchen is a delight of Sri Lankan cuisine.
Cons: All very good
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and very helpful host family. Nice surroundings and clean place
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Ari and his family were very welcoming. On arrival we were given fresh King coconuts cut from the tree - the perfect refreshing start to our stay. The location is great to explore Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla...although Habarana itself is very quiet. We had dinner at the hideaway the first night and the food was delicious. Ari’s wife Malani is a fantastic cook. Local fresh food from the land. The room we had was great, warm spacious shower, nice little porch to sit out on after a day sightseeing. The hotel name is exactly what it is, a little hidden hideaway in a peaceful setting. Breakfast was again delicious. Local fresh food and juice. If you want a Sri Lankan experience, then this is a great place to stay. On our final day (breakfast) Ari’s daughter (Hiru) was there. She speaks great English and was very helpful in translating our thanks to Ari and his wife. We stayed for three nights and used the hideaway as a base. I would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you Ari and your beautiful family.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Ari and his family were very helpful. He organized the tours for us, as well as the transportation for our journey onwards. The village tour and elephant safari was very interesting. Thank you, Ari!
Cons: The ayurvedic massage service that was recommended was horrendous. Don’t do it. Absolute disaster.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and welcoming family. Super helpful. Lovely home cooked food served in their home . Flexible and helpful with small details. Rooms simple but super clean and comfy.
Cons: Some traffic noise from the nearby road.
4.6 Okay
Pros: It’s a beautiful natural setting and they use produce fro their gardens in the meals. The meals were very generous and good.
Cons: The bed was very uncomfortable and the bed sheets and towels were stained. Since there are no bug nets, windows had to remain closed and room was quite hot even with a fan. We were also charged 10% “service fee” on the entire balance of our bill (including the room which was not quoted). When I asked the host about it he promptly refunded me the money but it was a sneaky thing to do.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: All of the positive reviews are completely accurate. Everything was fantastic. Ari and his family are wonderful hosts. We felt like part of the family and enjoyed all of our conversations with them. Maybe our best stay in over a month in Sri Lanka. Beautiful setting looking out over rice paddies. Very private and spacious room with fantastic view for relaxing in the evening. Excellent home cooked food. Especially loved the fruit juices with breakfast and the welcoming snack when we arrived. We stayed 4 nights and had all of our meals here. Thank you to the entire family!! You all were so kind!
Cons: Our only negative comment would be that the price of dinner was double what we paid in all other homestays. Having said that, the dinner was amazing, included dessert and soup in addition to the main course. We are still very happy because the price of the room was really low and a great value.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The host and his family made every effort to make us welcome - with fresh coconut drinks and flowers to greet us! - preparing tasty homecooked food for breakfast, lunch (if desired) and dinner. Transport arranged to order with good local info on where to go and how to get there.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was perfect, our hosts attentive, and the location is central to everything we wanted to do (Sigarya, Polonaruwa, Dambulla). The home-cooked food was also great!
Cons: We wish that we’d been able to interact with the family in a bit more of a natural way. All meals were served to us quite formally, but we would have liked to have eaten with the family as guests rather than be waited upon. That being said, they were always attentive and happy to tell us about things to do in the area.
Cinnamon Lodge - Habarana - Building
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9.0 Excellent (2,663 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Cinnamon Lodge in Palugaswewa, you'll be connected to the airport and 11 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I like all the way around
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Tha vast expanse of the hotel and having leisurely walks to the rooms.
Cons: The discourteous ways of one porter.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location to chill. The staff was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed our stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very safe place.My kids were taken care of when my wife and I went to Sigiriya.Vast property.Good room.
Cons: A dry lake was a disappointment from what I saw in the website video.The place is located in one of the driest part of Sri Lanka and it was to be seen.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room is very good but room surrounded area was not properly maintained
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We used this hotel to build in some relaxed days in our journey. It gives you the possibility to rest in a high-end environnement. A nice pool, a beautiful remote estate filled wildlife (birds, monkeys, fish,...) and a lot of green. The buffet was extraordinary good. We visited Dambulla and Pollonaruwa, these are perfect excursions from this place. Sigirya and Annuradhapura are also not too far away because the hotel is located perfectly in the middle of the cultural triangle. Also a few national parks are around but we skipped those because we already visited others in Sri Lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge swimming pool surrounded by gardens - the best of our entire trip, big enough to do proper lengths. The food is absolutely incredible, both the breakfast buffet and the dinner buffet - food from all over the world and something for every taste! Staff are very friendly and helpful, the hotel setting is gorgeous, and the spa is also excellent - had a very good value Balinese massage from a lovely therapist in gorgeous surroundings. Location is great for visiting all the sights - Dambulla caves, Sigiriya, and Polonnaruwa. Very easy to take local buses from the main road outside the hotel. Also the staff left us a cute little flower decoration in our room when we checked out!
Cons: Our room was quite dark, and quite a few bugs (tiny beetles, caterpillars - luckily nothing that bites!) managed to get in - but since the hotel is set in a jungle garden, this isn't really their fault. We didn't spend much time in the room anyway since the hotel surroundings were so nice!
6.3 Good
Pros: Good layout and location
Cons: Very busy and chaotic at checkin and front desk manager really wasn’t interested in hearing issue didn’t check in till 3.40pm room wasn’t ready
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about our trip was excellent. From the time we checked in until our departure. Our stay was superb!
Cons: There was nothing we didn’t like.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Good rooms services
Sanjana Home Stay - Habarana - Bedroom
10
9.1 Excellent (121 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Habarana, 1.8 km from Habarana Lake, Sanjana Home Stay features a restaurant and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. All rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Bike hire and car hire are available at this guest house and the area is popular for cycling. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9 for a two-person trip. This property is also rated for the best value in Habarana! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. We speak your language!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very nice accomodation near the town of Habarana and a perfect spot to visit Sigiryia, Minneryia National Park and Pollonawra. The family that runs the accomodation is very friendly and with attention to our needs. The room is basic, but with enough confort for a good stay. We had dinner at the accomodation for 750 LKR and it was good. The sorroundings are very nice right in the middle of the jungle, very peaceful. The owner provides safari tours and lake tours, but we didn't use his services. Breakfast was good.
Cons: Cleanliness of the bathroom could be improved. The price of dinner compared to other places in Sri Lanka it's a bit overpriced.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: - Owners were very friendly and helpful. - Location is excellent and it is very evident that they pay a lot of attention to maintain the cleanliness of the entire property, including the garden. - Rooms were also in good condition.
Cons: Very minor issue: The rooms and bathrooms probably need better sealing as we encountered a few frogs in the bathroom. Again this is very minor and didn't bother us at all!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I got a marvellous experience with the elephant safari. Enjoyed in the boat ride too.
Cons: I would rather if there was a swimming pool in the hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very lovely couple running the property. They looked after us, homemade lemon drink on arrival, the best curry and rice we have had and organised an elephant safari. Lovely garden property. Best value for money.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This homestay was such a great experience. We arrived later than intended but the husband took us on keep safari and we saw so many elephants! We stayed here two nights and had dinner both nights. Dinner was delicious. The room and bathroom were clean. Air conditioning worked well. Our first night there it was their daughters birthday and they invited us to sing and have cake. Such a warm and charming family. If you are looking for an opportunity to meet a local family, this is the place to stay!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We had a single bungalow with a terrace in front of a huge green garden. Having chosen this place just as a strategical starting point for our tours, we ended up discovering a really nice surrounding in Habarana. Lots of lakes, nature and birds. The provided food was very good. You can buy water from the hosts at same price as at the supermarket. Public bus (in direction to Polonnaruwa) stops in Hiriwadunna if you ask for it and from there it is just 200m to the guesthouse.
Cons: The bungalow is heating up during a sunny day and maybe the fan is not enough for someone. But you can pay a little extra charge to use an AC. Maybe it would be nice to rent a scooter directly from the host, because the next motor rental station is something like 2km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place for nature lovers. Room was super clean and the breakfast was much better then the other places we stayed so far. It's a real srilankan breakfast , not only toast and fruits.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. They also arranged the safari trip and trip to Sigiria and Polonaruwa for us. It was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Habarana is a quiet town but there are lots of things to see in the surrounding area and is a good central point. The hosts are really what make this place special. They helped me so much organising tours and recommending what to do. A few things I wanted to do weren't available as tours but he found local people willing to take me. The food was great and the rooms had everything you need. I cant recommend this place enough. The family made my trip to habarana a memorable one and I definitely would return one day. I cant Express enough how welcoming the family are and how they made me feel a part of the family nothing was too much trouble and they bent over backwards to make my stay a special one.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful accommodating hosts, great trips and safaris with them. And lived in a tree house! See my full review on Trip Advisor!
Tamarind Tamarind Resort - Habarana - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (49 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Tamarind Tamarind Resort in Habarana provides accommodation with a garden, a terrace and a shared lounge. It is 600 metres from Habarana Railway Station and 150 km from Bandaranaike International Airport. The property is around 2.4 km from Habarana Lake and 14 km from Ritigala Forest Monastery. The accommodation features free WiFi throughout the property. The property offers free parking. At the bed and breakfast, rooms include a terrace. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning With a private bathroom, some rooms at Tamarind Tamarind Resort also offer a garden view. A à la carte breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Bike hire and car hire are available at this bed and breakfast and the area is popular for cycling. The reception can provide advice on the area in order to help guests plan their day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delicious breakfast, great location and excellent service. Prageet, Supun and Gamini are superb hosts. Highly recommend!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Really attentive host who waited till we arrived at 11pm and served us fruit punch. Very clean room of a good size. The bed was huge and fairly comfortable. Breakfast was served at our preferred timing and had a decent spread. A large bottle of water is also found in the room with tea making facilities. Hot showers. All in all, value for money!
Cons: Ventilation for the toilet is through an open window, which attracts lots of mosquitoes and bugs into the room. However this is typical of most Sri Lankan guesthouses so it is not a huge minus. Water pressure from shower is so so, but that is also typical of Sri Lanka. Blanket is not so much a blanket but a very thin sheet (almost like a bed cover), again typical of Sri Lanka.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very attentive staff, we went on a couple of walks around the local area which was a great insight into the villages around Habarana. Really helpful when it came to arranging trips for us or logistics like catching buses. Great breakfasts and comfortable rooms. Not too far from Habarana, walkable or a quick tuk tuk ride.
Cons: One thing to improve for the future could be having a water filter at the property. We really appreciated the free bottle of water each day but going forward this could be great to reduce plastic waste :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The amazing staff helped us with everything we needed for our stay, so lovely and attentive, he made sure we had everything we needed. The traditional home cooked breakfast and dinner was delicious! Quiet hostel with not much going on but very peaceful, comfy and spacious rooms, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was very comfortable and relaxing to stay at Tamarind Tamarind. The manager was very helpful and knowledgeable in places to visit and transport information.
Cons: Everything went well.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A truly fantastic place to stay. Very clean, wifi available and the food was quality. The breakfast was massive. The two guys that ran the place where extremely helpful. Chamara was an attentive host, very keen to help and had plenty of knowledge of the area and Sri Lanka as a whole. He was able to help us with public transport. He also organised our trip to the nearby game reserve which included a guide at a good price and also helped us get to Sigiriya. Fantastic local food throughout. He also took us for a walk around the area (he was bought up in Habanara). His friend also would go into town for us if we needed anything including times for buses etc. We were very sad to leave. Jim and Cilla Jennings (visited around 14th March 2019).
Cons: It was perfect
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice and clean place with fantastic garden. Room was large and equipped with kettle, mugs, tea and coffee. Welcome with cold towel for refreshment and glass of juice was a nice surprise Host can organize safari at very attractive price. Tasty dinner and breakfast. Just 1 km to train station.
Cons: Staff is very polite but sometimes even too much :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location and kind staff. room was very clean and comfortable .bath room was so clean and hot water shower fantastic .we had srilankan dinner at property it was wonderful I can say that is the one I had best food in srilanka during the our tour and very reasonable price .they arrange us to sigiriya by tuk tuk with very reasonable price and elephant safari as well ,that was amazing ,I can highly recommended if you travel sigiriya ,polonnaruwa, Anuradapura I think this is the best place to stay .thank you very much tamarind resort team and we will come back gain for sure shortly .we miss your guys .
Cons: all good there are nothing to say anything bad .thank you so much your kindness and help.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It’s not the most luxury hotel, but the relation quality-price was amazing. The room and the common places were very clean, and the service is better than in a five stars hotel. They were very kind and all the time trying to make our experience there better. They take us to the spa and to the train station by motorbike for free. Probably the best hotel experience in Sri Lanka.
Cons: Everything was perfect.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property is located a little out of town which is an amazing thing. You can get to town with a tuk tuk. Clean and SPACIOUS A/C room. The host was so so good. He is very attentive and ready to help. He orginase a safary for us the afternoon before that turn out amazing. He always makes sure everything is OK. If you need something he will do is best. Breakfast is amazing. Every day something different and Sri Lankan typical food. It is a family business so I highly recommend. Also great value for money.
Cons: Nothing I really enjoyd the stay.
Thisara Guest House - Habarana - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (439 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Thisara Guest House is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. With Atadage and The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa both within a short distance, there is no shortage of things to do in the area. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can retire to the comfort of the hotel. Airport pickup can be arranged by the hotel upon request.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice home stay, good food and very helpfull
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The food at Thisara was delicious.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good food. Nice view. Clean rooms. Warm shower. Everything as expected. Host was very friendly!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place to spend few days, well located to explore Pollonaruwa and stuff was very friendly and helpful!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good service provided. Comfortable calm and quiet place. Friendly environment.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s is really an amazing guesthouse. Obviously the location is great, a short walk from the bus stop, quiet just next to a rice field. Great garden with monkeys playing there from time to time. Room was very nice and clean, bed comfortable, and come with a very enjoyable patio with chair and a table from where you can enjoy the garden. The owners were extremely nice and helpful (great indications, they did my laundry for free, etc.). And the food is also great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A superb location situated closer to the Polonnaruwa town. You can reach to the town within few minutes. Location also good as they view in the description. Food also very good & it fulfill the customer needs and provide the maximum satisfaction for them .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host , Shamila, was so friendly and helpful. She arranged our bike hire and showed us where to go, and arranged a lovely dinner one evening with ice cold Lion Lagers. Her breakfasts were huge and delicious and freshly prepared and served in a lovely dining area overlooking a paddy field. The room was big and clean, the bed was really comfortable and best of all we had two easy chairs to relax in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it.
Cons: Nothing could be improved on.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location, good breakfast, possibility to rent bikes at a reasonable price, landlord really kind.
Cons: We would have rated it 10/10 if the AC was included in the price.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing stuff and location (just 200m from Clocktower). They were very helpful and also provided bikes for rant (300LKR). Very good and huge breakfast and also tasty buffet dinner (800LKR) with a scenic view. Rooms are clean with very good Wifi. You can also get drinking water as much you want for free. They made us lunch packet from what we couldn’t eat for breakfast. We would recommend this guest house for staying in Polonnaruwa!
Seerock The King's Domain - Habarana - Building
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9.1 Excellent (71 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Seerock The King's Domain in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Ancient City of Sigiriya and Pidurangala Rock. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I am short of words to praise the hotel, its staff, food taste and their service attitude. Even a short stay of one night left unforgettable memories to cherish. Rooms very clean, nice cottages made amid pond full of lotus and peacocks around adding the charm. Jacuzzi inside the room was a pleasant surprise which we enjoyed after spending a tiring day. Impressed by their service attitude as even without telling, they are so intuitive about what we need. This is evident from the fact that even without asking for it, they cleaned up the jacuzzi area inside the room while we had gone to their restaurant for having the dinner. Local Srilankan cuisines prepared by Chef Thilakarathna were amazingly tasty. We felt like entire hotel staff is focussed towards serving us in a best possible way. I am quite satisfied that I made the right choice.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The place was peaceful and the staff just wonderful. We were only there for a night, but wish we could have stayed longer
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic staff, great food and superb room
Cons: No coffee machine in room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are very professional, kind and helpful. Rooms are clean and well equipped! Spectacular view with peaceful surrounding environment
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very grateful for the whole team and their beautiful service and care!! All my special requests were met and we had a beautiful surprise waiting for us on arrival. Thank you for that! Great dinner and lovely chef, the bed was royally comfortable and everything inside and out was spacious and open!.. There are no neighbours and all around just nature, super quiet and beautifully secluded. Would like to stay longer and enjoy the luxurious comfort in total nature setting..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome hotel, would recommend the Seerock Hotel for any friends or family staying in Habarana.
Cons: There were bed bugs in our first room. We were able to move rooms easily. It would be awesome to have a little more options at breakfast, maybe more than one danish per person as well.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Super comfy beds, excellent air con, modern bathrooms, very clean
Cons: A bit isolated, but if you just want to relax and chill out, this is the place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff - comfortable, large room - nice surroundings
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds and buildings are beautiful, very tranquil and quiet. The staff are welcoming and friendly, and were very helpful with organising tours around Sigiriya. Our room was spotless and modern - we had a room with a spa bath also which was bliss. Food and drink is available throughout the day, and there is a wide range available from Western favourites to Sri Lankan classics. We would definitely stay again!
Cons: We found the Wifi didn't work most of the time, and was very slow when it did.
7.1 Good
Pros: very clean and comfortable room with good air conditioning.. clean bath room. Very helpful and polite staff.
Habarana Village By Cinnamon - Habarana - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (1,805 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Habarana Village by Cinnamon in Palugaswewa, you'll be on a lake and 11 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and a meeting room. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Location & nature
Cons: Dining cutlery was not washed properly
6.7 Good
Pros: Location is fairly nice Calm place.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is surrounded by nice environment.
Cons: The food could have been better.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing food, great location, the towel elephant on departure.
Cons: Constant referral to their related Nature Trails business (at premium prices) for all transport inquires.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff, amazing place for relaxation closer to nature.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location to do all the attractions. Very welcoming staff and a beautiful hotel.
Cons: Expensive excursions.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful setting with lots of space. Great facilities and really lovely staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: excellent place,friendly staff and delicious food.
Cons: No gym at the premises .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The greatest asset of this hotel is its friendly staff, at all levels. They all took every possible step to make your stay a comfortable one. Rooms were clean and spacious. Excellent choice of food! We really enjoyed the buffet breakfast and dinner with both local and western dishes. Beautiful garden and plenty of space for relaxing, including evening walks which we really enjoyed. The pool too is very nice.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Rooms
Cons: Swimming pool is very near to restaurant
The Lake Breeze - Habarana - Building
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9.0 Excellent (80 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Lake Breeze in Hingurakgoda, you'll be 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Minneriya National Park and 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Pidurangala Rock. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner is it’s absolutely lovely, so so welcoming & kind, can help you book any tour, give you advice on activities to do yourself too. I highly recommend the kaudulla safari especially if you are in the season for the elephant gathering as we were! The guide that works for him is absolutely fantastic, he spotted numerous animals pretty much completely hidden in the bush! And we saw around 200 elephants!! The property is basic but lovely, the wild monkeys joined us one morning on the terrace after breakfast! Breakfast was a feast! Laid out at the time you wish,omelette, stacks of toast & an array of fresh fruit & preserves, tea & coffee.
Cons: If you get bitten by mosquitos then bring the bug spray!! This is nothing bad against the property but just a warning, it is likewise across Sri Lanka. You may also be joined by a friendly frog & a gecko in the bathroom haha. Which just adds to the charm of where you are staying!
7.1 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good. Nice fruits! Internet good
Cons: Bill amount was incorrect but rectified when asked about it.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A super friendly and helpful owner giving us many tipps and took us to safari and sigiriya. Good breakfast, near busstop so it was easy to go to dambulla and polonnaruwa.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The owner was exceptional always available. We did two tours with him and the jeep safari tour for a very good price. Highly recommend it. The rooms are simple but comfortable and breakfast is good.
Cons: Wi-Fi was very slow and one suggestion I have is to improve the appearance of the bathrooms, as the flush had a leak and the window doesn’t close properly, so loads of spiders and even a frog could come in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner is great! He took us to Ritigala (3000 rps) and Pindurangala (1000rps) and even when we went to a different place (we couldnt cancel our reservations) he came to pick us up and drive us there and back, free of charge. All in all, a really nice expirience!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly homestay! We have been here for 3 nights and if we had no schedule, we would stay here for more days. Good atmosphere, clean room and relax zone on terrase before the room. The breakfast was either european or sri lanka style- thumbs up. The kind owner cared about us from the first moment till our departure. He recommended us some trips, he took us anywhere we wanted, moreover he provides excellent jeep safari tours. We were very satisfied with this guy and felt safe and comfortable here. Very recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Sanjeewa, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. He organised our Safari, the visit at Pidurangala rock, he helped us with scooter rent, laundry service, restaurants and spa service . He is really amazing ! The room was basic but clean and spacious and you can seat outside in the garden relaxing with the peacock singing. Great breakfast even if you wake up at 6,30 in the morning ... he is always ready ! The hotel is in a perfect position to visit Sigiriya, Pidurangala, Dambulla and Polonnaruwa ... we have done all these by scooter and it was great! Not to be missed !!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Host family was extremely nice, made sure i was always comfortable, set up a safari for me, help arranged tuk tuks and let me borrow a bicycle to ride into town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is easy to reach: the bus station is 50 m away. the room was clean and comfortable with an private entrance and terrace. the host couple with an small child is very nice and helpful and can organize you bicycles, scooters or a safari tour.
Cons: even the msin road isn't in front of the house, you can hear the trucks and busses passing by.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great host, very helpful.
Cons: There was nothing I didn't like
Mathews Holiday Resort - Habarana - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (40 reviews)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service, really took additional effort to look after us, good customer service
Cons: No view as such but there is always room for Improvement
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Alex is a great guy who went out of his way to ensure were comfortable throughout our two-night stay. He helped organise our trips to Sigiriya and Minneriya/Kaudulla NPs, provided a minivan for our onward travel to Colombo Airport, and gave us some excellent restaurant recommendations. The rooms are basic but functional. Wifi doesn't stretch to the rooms but because we were the only guests, Alex was happy to let us borrow the router. A good breakfast where we were able to sample some of the local food. Our daughters enjoyed playing with Alex's charming little girl.
Cons: For the future I would recommend Alex provide the bungalows with a mini fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Wifi in guests' rooms would also help pass the time since there's not much going on in Habarana.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Alex was really friendly and kind. We received all information that we needed and suggested to go to a dinner to his friend place called Lucky restaurant where we ate delicious Rice and curry and also other cousins. Besides, he arrange us Safari trip to Eco resort.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property has been conceived, designed and built by a very friendly and hard working local family. The rooms are spacious and have been finished to a high standard; an ongoing programme of additional resort features is also in place. Local, home cooked Sri Lankan breakfasts and main meals are available, and to be recommended. The small but friendly town of Habarana is only a short walk away, and main visitor attractions are all within comfortable travelling distance of the Resort making it ideal as a hub for a few days stay. I am a retired professional of some 10 years and consider my stay here to have been a high point in my world’s travels.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This is a great place to stay in Habarana and Alex and his family are great, friendly hosts who look after their guests! We had two dinners here and chicken curry was the best so far in Sri Lanka. We wanted some seafood and Alex took us to his friend's restaurant (Lucky's) where we had amazing seafood and we paid less than anywhere else. Breakfasts were plentiful! If you like homestays, this is the best place to stay in Habarana and we wish we could have stayed longer!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Alex, the owner.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Very clean rooms and quite modern for Sri Lanka. The host wanted to repair the travel plug which was broken. He didn't succeed, but we appreciated the effort.
Cons: The hotel is very new, and you can see that the employees do not have the experience of chatting with the guests. They try and are nice, but they can learn to be more professional.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Alex, his wife and beautiful daughter made us so welcome. Room spotless and mosquito free when we arrived. Big rooms, good beds- 3 min walk into centre of town to arrange taxis trips etc.
Cons: Nothing - but some more seating on the big gardens in front would be welcome
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly and helpful host. He helped us to book our trips. Breakfast and Dinner was nice.
Cons: The room was a little bit damp and no hot water in the bathroom. Stil not a big deal for our stay
7.5 Good
Pros: Hotel in a quiet location, far from the roads. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Decent coffee.
Cons: It would be nice if you could pay by credit card.
The Other Corner - Habarana - Building
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8.9 Excellent (87 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at THE OTHER CORNER in Palugaswewa, you'll be 11 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The TOC is a wonderful place of peace. The cottages are roomy and clean. The garden is spacious, beautiful and well kept. Amazing food is also available at the TOC. There is a pool to cool down after a trip to one of the nearby sites. The staff at TOC is amazingly friendly and helpul. Trips can be booked through the hotel and are perfectly organized. The TOC even has it's own naturalist to take a bird watching trip with and learn a lot about Sri Lankas beautiful nature.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We used The Other Corner as our base for visiting Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Minneriya NP. Loving nature and birds, we felt right happy here and would have liked to stay longer. I can also recommend the nature walk with the excellent (!) in-house naturalist. We asked her to come with us on our safari (organised by The Other Corner) and we were very glad we did - the driver was very good too and they made a great team. The pool was lovely, the food was great and our chalet was very comfortable. All the staff were very welcoming, friendly and attentive. Highlight of our tour of Sri Lanka!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Just a brilliant place: great staff who couldn’t do enough for us and helped us organise days trips and onwards travel; incredibly comfy rooms; beautiful food; and in a pretty magical location by a massive lake where you can watch stunning sunsets.
7.5 Good
Pros: We just stayed a night. The location is excellent being centrally located to access Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trinco and even Wilpattu wildlife park . The staff were very helpful and courteous went out of their way to make us comfortable. The food was good generous portions. The atmosphere definitely creates a feeling of being one with nature.
Cons: Minor maintenance issues but I am sure it would have been sorted if we stayed on.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was excellent . Food was excellent . The place got out attraction from the beginning ..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Other Corner is set in lovely grounds and the Tree Cottage was well-finished and clean. The grounds are set right by a lake where we saw birds during the day and bats flying over at sunset - amazing! Having a pool was a nice treat after a day visiting sites in the heat. The staff were the friendliest we had during our whole trip in Sri Lanka and couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome and help us to make the most of our time in the Cultural Triangle. They organised transport for us to visit Sigiriya, Dambulla Caves and Polonnaruwa and a safari to Kaudulla NP (and would have helped with anything else). Breakfast was included and the restaurant was a lovely place to have dinner. If you stay in Habarana, stay here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were excellent and made our stay so enjoyable. The facilities were brilliant and the location was so peaceful.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The design of the room is amazing and the staff are very nice
Cons: More facilities and entertainment
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very eco and nice place. Everything is good.
Habarana Eco Treehouse - Habarana - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (22 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Habarana, 5 km from Habarana Lake, Habarana Eco Treehouse features accommodation with free bikes, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Each accommodation at the 1-star hotel has mountain views, and guests can enjoy access to a children's playground. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. At the hotel, every room comes with a patio with a garden view. At Habarana Eco Treehouse rooms come with a desk and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a buffet or Full English/Irish breakfast. The area is popular for hiking and cycling, and car hire is available at Habarana Eco Treehouse. Ritigala Forest Monastery is 20 km from the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: That location was very attractive. Eco friendly. Finally we got lot of fun
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a great place way out in the middle of nowhere. Make sure you bring water and snacks and a book or something to do while you enjoy the quiet. The owners speak little English but are some of the nicest and helpful people there are. The family cooked dinner and breakfast for us and even lent us their dogs to stay under the guy to make us feel more secure. They also found us transport and gave us a ride to that transport. The owners are wonderful people, and if you want to be in the woods away from civilization this is the place, just be prepared as you are out on your own.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: very remote, exotic and close to nature.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed one night in Habarana Eco Tree house and it really exceed our expectations. This place is for those who are looking for non turistic leisure in Sri Lanka. Here are some tips 1. The hosts english is not very good, but when you will arrive in Habarana, call host, ask somebody to speak with him by phone and to explain where are you 2. The host will came by his jeep and will take you directly to Tree house 3. The food is prepared by hosts wife and is very delicious 4. The house exceed the expectations of a tree house, it has electricity, it is very clean and on the ground there is a shower with hot water 5. The views are amazing there, by the way the host also can arrange a safary for you (we stayed for one night, so we haven't safary) Many thanks to this amazing family!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great treehouse experience, surprising good facilities with electricity and hot shower, tasty traditional Sri Lankian dinner and breakfast.
Cons: Difficult to find (different location to that shown on booking.com map), no on-site bikes as listed but the owner did manage to get hold of a couple off some kids for us to use.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location. Very kind peoples. Hope to come again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a wonderful time with the loving family that welcomed us with open heaths, prepared delicious food and saw to any needs we had. The house has a certain charm and the environment is amazing.All in all it was truly a great experience.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent food, friendly family
10.0 Excellent
Pros: They had no problems welcoming and introducing us to their family, meals were great. Accomodation was excellent A big cheers from Australia!!
The Orchard Habarana - Habarana - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (18 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Habarana, 1.4 km from Habarana Lake, The Orchard Habarana features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a shared lounge. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a children's playground. The air-conditioned rooms provide pool view and come with a desk and free WiFi. The units at the guest house are fitted with a seating area. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at The Orchard Habarana also boast a garden view. The rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. A à la carte breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. The Orchard Habarana offers a terrace. Ritigala Forest Monastery is 23 km from the guest house.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is extremely kind and helpful. Dishes were very tasteful, varied, and plenty. Wifi and AC worked well, and the mosquito net was useful. Strong hot shower. The owner helped to arrange a safari at a reasonable price. The swimming pool is a big plus.
Cons: No major problems for me.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet and clean rooms. Nice environment to relax a little bit. Everything is fairly new. Food was delicious, breakfast and diner. The staff was very helpfull.
Cons: Habarana is a dead place. There were five restaurants and none of them had any guests.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Our kids like the pool very much. The rooms were comfortable and relaxing. Food preparation by Wije was excellent. Lakshman's hospitality and his know how on the area was really helpful to maximize our stay.
Cons: It's a newly built place, so have some final touchings and cleaning ups.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is real find of a guesthouse and was the icing on the cake of an already fantastic trip to Sri Lanka. The owner Laki is a generous and welcoming host and his love for nature is second to none. Laki, along with his colleagues really took care of us and made us feel more like houseguests than customers. He took us birdwatching, to Ritigala (ruined jungle temple complex) and on a sunset hike up Pidurangala. We chose to have dinner at The Orchard each evening and I can honestly say the food was wonderful. The quality and variety was fantastic and definitely some of the best food we had in Sri Lanka. One evening we were surprised that the table had been moved so we could have a romantic meal by the pool one evening! The room we stayed in was a good size and the bathroom was beautiful; shower in al fresco is always fun! I would wholeheartedly recommend The Orchard to anyone and would definitely come back.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was very pleasant Pathupati was very kind I would just recommend to go there It was great
Cons: / nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hosts, lovely quiet garden setting. Very nice room and semi outdoor bathroom, clean, comfortable and stylish. Highly recommend
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Food was really great. Friendly staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place had the best food of our trip. We ate most of our dinners and breakfasts here because of how fabulous they were with constant variety. Also amazing value for money. The pool was ideal for afternoon swims following hot hikes in the local sights. The rooms who are designed by the owner come with a private alfresco shower which was great.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved it all! Extremely friendly staff. Laksi, the owner, and his team made our stay fantastic. On our Christmas eve we got an unforgettable Christmas dinner, especially for us. The food is the best! And so is the chef! Rooms are very clean and nice.
Cons: Nothing
Sungreen Resort & Spa - Habarana - Building
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8.6 Excellent (182 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sungreen Resort & Spa in Palugaswewa, you'll be in the historical district and 12 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful. The food is delicious (had the most amazing eggs benedict on our first morning!) They also pay attention to dietary requirements. Staff are extremely attentive and friendly and on that note, I would like to also give a massive thanks to the management and all of the staff. We were involved in an accident and the managements help exceeded any expectation we possibly had. They came to the hospital, they communicated with the doctors, they changed our room to a ground floor one without hesitation and took us to and from doctor appointments each day while we were there. They were all incredibly kind in a situation that would have otherwise been very daunting and we really can't begin to thank them enough. I will recommend anyone visiting Habarana to stay here because you will have the best and friendliest service! You should be proud.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Room looked out over the maintenance men
7.1 Good
Pros: We were looking forward to staying in this hotel/resort having read all the reviews. We had rang ahead and the room wasn't ready so went for a long village tour and lunch to pass the time. Yet on arriving, and much later than check in time, the room was still not ready. We left our bags and went off onto our Safari. On returning later, we were shown to what I would describe as a motel room on the 2nd level. it was a small room with another small room attached, fit and catering for 3 people, although there were 4 of us. It was far pokier than any of the photos on the website. The pool was pleasant and the restaurant choice fantastic. The staff were lovely.
Cons: This was one of 10 properties we stayed in, it got the thumbs up from my family for the food and the restaurant staff but a big thumbs down for accommodation. The room was dated and bland and barely fit us in, the bathroom old and the shower temperamental. No real views, no kids board games and definately no flowers on our bed! Guesthouses for us are definately the way to go in Sri Lanka.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Food was good, staff were very welcoming, pool nice. It’s a bit far from town, but then there isn’t much in town so it didn’t matter.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food, pool, staff and the location. On arrival the staff warmly welcomed us. They are always there to help us.
Cons: There is nothing we didn't like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: As the hotel is a few kilometres outside of the town of Habarana, the fact that breakfast and dinner were included was fantastic. The buffet style setup in the large restaurant and surrounding alfresco area was clean and spacious and the food was excellent in quality and variety. The staff were wonderful, friendly and very helpful but that is pretty typical of all Sri Lankans in our experience
Cons: No real negatives from us.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: We didn’t have any hot water and wifi cut out
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and beautiful place
Cons: Excellent
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was wonderful and idyllic. The staff really made our stay. Every single person was hospitable and friendly and helped us with any questions or suggestions. The grounds were amazing with trees, a great pool, local wildlife and even their own fruit garden. Food for breakfast and dinner was equally great and we enjoyed every bit of it. This is a great place to stay if you plan on visiting Sigiriya, pirandangula, dambulla, etc
Cons: N/A
7.9 Good
Pros: Cleanliness, comfort and service. Anyway worth spending.
Cons: Quality of food.