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Udesh Guest - Polonnaruwa - Building
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9.6 Excellent (213 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Polonnaruwa, 27 km from Sigiriya, Udesh Guest features a spacious outdoor terrace, free internet access and free parking facilities. The guesthouse is just 300 m from Polonnaruwa Ancient City and Polonnaruwa National Museum. Kaduruwela Railway & Bus Station is 5 km away. Rooms are simply furnished and comfortable. They come equipped with air conditioning, a seating area and a desk. The en suite bathrooms provide a shower and bath towels. At Udesh Guest, you will find a tour desk. Bike hire is available at this guest house and the area is popular for cycling. Guests can socialize and relax at the common lounge area. The property features common lounge and dining areas. Special diet meals can be prepared upon request.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is just amazing, you will be in the nature with different animals. The host was so nice and kind. They help you with anything, just ask them. Also the food was excellent, you can try typical dishes with a lot of flavour. The room was very clean and you also have a private terrace. I truly recommend this beautiful place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good room and beautiful, quiet Garden, the Guesthouse are very close to the old city. The hosts are very friendly and attentive. Very good breakfast. 100%recommended
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice dinner at night Basic but clean rooms looking out onto a lovely garden The owners are friendly and good to chat to Bikes available for rent
Cons: Nothing really. It was all very good
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The place was really beautiful and very clean. The room was minimalistic. For the budget provided, it was an excellent room and the premises of the property was very green and gave a vibe of being in the midst of nature.
Cons: The only complain would be that if they could provide complimentary water at the property at least with the room.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner is very friendly and helpful. the garden is beautiful and we slept with sungs form the bugs. In the morning there are many brids sining. We were really our stay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I ll come back, eyes closed! Everything was perfect, I was just mad we have stayed only one night!! Perfect a/c, lovely patio, nice food from Samanti, simple but amazing taste, her husband Manju is a genuine nice guy, great garden, you feel at home in a heart beat. Clean, nothing to say, bathroom was great, and functionnal. Room itself was big enough from our standards. The guest house we loved the most, out of the 7 we stayed at. I never comment after our trips, but this place was so great that I had to. The secret is out! Take care Manju and Samanti, you are great people. Vincent
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place full of green and birds! Excellent location to explore the ruins with the bikes. Very helpful staff!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good size room and bathroom Wash bowl in bathroom Rustic, adobe outdoor dining area Great food provided for a reasonable price Beautiful garden, able to watch the parrots and a woodpecker nibble! Property is walking distance to the main road and also from the Northern exit gate of the ancient city Top location
Cons: Bed a little uncomfortable Mosquitoes.....
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The family owning the guesthouse is absolutely charming! We rented bikes to watch the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, they organized us an awesome Safari Tour, arranged a cooking class with us together and even drove us to the bus station with their motor bikes. The list goes on with free nuts and mosquito repellent and and ...
Cons: Inside the room there is not much place to hung clothes or put cosmetics, but only minor thing! Stay here if you want a lovely home stay, super closed to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa!
Summer Village Resort - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (100 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Polonnaruwa, within 2.3 km of Polonnaruwa Vatadage and 2.4 km of Gal Viharaya, Summer Village Resort offers accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The guest house has family rooms. All guest rooms at the guest house come with a seating area. Staff at Summer Village Resort are always available to provide information at the reception. Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond is 2.5 km from the accommodation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: First of all the hosts are very kind, friendly, and attentive. They are also very helpful and available. They provided us bicycles to use to explore the sites and arranged a tuk-tuk to tss asked us to an ATM and the train station when we left. Our room was very clean and the bed was comfortable and had great mosquito net that has a zippered door. The location is quiet. And last, but not least, the food they provide is freshly made and delicious!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mina and Nihal are very kind and helpful hosts: I came as a guest and felt like family. Breakfast and Dinner were amazing, i probabably ate the best rice and curry of my trip. the location is peaceful and perfect to explore the ruins by bicycle. I hope to come back to Summer Village Resort someday!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location, near the site. The house is nice and quiet. Amazing hostess who solve any question with efficiency and total availibility. She cooks as well incredible breakfast and dinner (unforgettable coconut pancakes).
Cons: Unluckly, interior and equipments are aging, with lack of maintenance, and no hot water
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner of the place was really nice and genuine. Great food and great service. We booked a normal room with fan but we got a Air Condition room. Highly recommend this place for your stay in polonnaruwa. Value for the money we paid.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful owner. We rent the bike from them to explore Polonnaruwa. The Owner is very good chef. Breakfast and Dinner was huge and big portion, very nice taste, specially the breakfast's pancake, traditional homemade bread and the dinner's yellow rice. Great & convenient location, quiet and relax place. Value for money. Lovely place. Highly recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kind Owner, Good staff, Taste food, Best service.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly couple. Took care of and cooked a feast for every meal for a family of 8.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good 100%
5.0 Okay
Pros: Dinner was good and a lot. The owner switched on the AC during the night, even if we had not booked it. We even got a discount on the dinner. You can rent bikes.
Cons: Unfortunately the room was not really clean (window area, tooth brush mug was not cleaned for ages,...). Furthermore the walls need painting and it smells like mold (there actually is mold, for example on the curtains). There are many stray dogs in the area and they were fighting with each other (even in the yard). We knew before that the place is on the cheaper side, but after adding extras (2 bikes, breakfast and dinner) we paid almost 25$ for 1 night, so that it was not that cheap anymore.
Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (407 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa in Polonnaruwa, you'll be on the waterfront, just steps from Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum and 11 minutes by foot from Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Just everything! Would return one day! Staff, location, food, views, rooms all high standard. We even saw a crocodile in the lake when having breakfast
Cons: Just the green flies! Staff prepared rooms well with burners to keep insects away, we still managed to sit outside for sheesha
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous hotel - the staff here were so happy and positive - we would like to thank Udesh for arranging an upgrade to the Royal Suite - Wasantha for outstanding service and Sanja for his table service. This hotel surpassed 10 Stars on everything - food was original, local and delicious. The team went to A massive effort for Valentines - never to Be forgotten. The village trip the hotel Arranged was a highlight.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Great location. Very close to.the ruins.Room was lovely and private. Also had a hot tub with a view. Good food portions.
Cons: Absolutely not a 5-star hotel. Didn't plan for bugs beside lake. Pool wasn't cleaned. Understaffed. Staff were giggling and too casual talking in their own language and I could see they were commenting around us. We did not complete our full stay and they didn't compensate us in anyway. No proactive service to avoid mosquitos. Hot tub was absolutely not cleaned. Food was very average.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Every space in this property screamed comfort. The rooms were plush and comfortable. The dining area was surrounded by windows for wonderful views of the lake. The lounge was full of chairs and couches that made you want to relax with a cup of coffee and a good book. This property is right next to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa so it’s the perfect location for sightseeing.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is absolutely stunning. Location is great, just at the lake and close to the ruins. Beautiful views. The room was extremely comfortable. Breakfast and dinner was very tasty and the staff was so helpful and friendly.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great welcome to the Lake House with cooling face towels and a refreshing drink of fresh lime, mint and curry leaves a fantastic pick me up after a 4 hour drive. The room was a little larger than I was expecting …….. I was also really pleased the Ekho Lake House staff had gone to the effort of putting another bed in the room for our son. Great shower too, very powerful with both a handheld shower head and large rain shower head and lots of hot water! Breakfast options are plentiful, coffee was great, also having coffee making facilities in the room was a welcomed bonus. The exterior of the hotel offers stunning views across the lake and plenty of quiet spaces to sit and enjoy the scenery. We also enjoyed our time relaxing in the infinity pool especially after a long hot day (although it is a rather bijou pool it is a nice place to have a dip and watch the sun go down ). The Hotel literally has the Polonnaruwa museum on the front doorstep here you can purchase your tickets for the ruins, Udesh hired bikes for us at 300LKR per bike/per day. Having the bikes was a great way to get around the heritage site as we got to see everything of interest in the vicinity very easily. Udesh and his staff did a good job in making sure we had a comfortable stay, it is clear they all work very hard here and also work exceptionally well as a team (which makes for a comfortable stay). Keep up the good work!
Cons: The electrics in our room were (are) very dodgy both my partner and I suffered minor electric shocks in the room as they had overloaded the back of the TV (entertainment system) with plug extensions that are very ill fitting. The TV plug would fall in and out of the wall so we had to put it all back together on a couple of occasions , given the price of our stay at the very least I would expect not to be electrocuted. There is also a very ill fitting rug in the dining area we had a couple of slips I heavily suggest that they rectify this as it is just a law suit waiting to happen! Maybe less understanding guests will not be so laid back about nearly breaking their necks.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lake, the view. Beautiful. Having breakfast to the lake. The lake is huge like the.Backwaters in Kerala India. The breakfast was super, i never had a better breakfast and we travel a lot with 5 stars hotels. The people are very friendly and helpfull. I love the special boat on the trip 2,5 hrs, beautiful scenery. I would definately come back. Eco Park lots of elephants with super jeep was great Euro 58 for 3 hrs.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with very welcoming and helpful staff.
Cons: Prices of wine in the restaurant are on the expensive side.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect and the staff did everything to make the stay extra special. We stayed in two Elohim hotels during our trip and they were both very good. We would stay again.
Cons: Nothing
Kumari Resort - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (86 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Polonnaruwa, Kumari Resort is within a 5-minute drive of Hatadage and Nissanka Latha Mandapaya. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice, welcoming and helpfull family. Rooms are spotless. Recommended!!!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Run by a very warm and kind family, Kumari Guest House is a great budget option for those who don’t need luxury accommodation (everything was perfectly clean and comfortable, but you won’t be getting sky TV and spa facilities here!). I had a delicious veggie curry for dinner (well, several curries and a daal) made by the mum and breakfast was really hearty yoo, and they organised bike rental for me to go around the historic sites, with a pretty decent bike (and I cycle every single day for my commute back home). Really well located for the bus coming into and out of Polonnaruwa as well - there is a bus stop just at the end of their road which I came into from Sigiriya/Dambulla and caught the bus to Kandy from on my way onwards. Highly recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was really nice, clean and in perfect location. They have bikes to rent and we cycle until the ancient area in 10min. The owner family is really nice, helpful and kind. Breakfast and dinner were home made and really delicious! Recommended!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing. The owners were very helpful and attentive. They bringing the tea all time. They help us to organize our stay in Polonnaruwa and even pick us from the Railwaystation. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was very good, really nice sri lanka style breakfast with fresh fruit.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Room was very clean and a good size with a powerful fan. Bathroom was kept very clean. The family are very sweet and helpful. We had dinner here for a good price and it was plentiful and very delicious- highly recommend! We were also welcomed with some lime juice which was delicious. We hired bikes here to tour the ruins which were good and it isn’t too far to go.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All the family is very very kind and friendly. The room is completely new and all is super clean. The value for money is exceptional.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The family is very nice and kind, they are really helpfull! The room and toilet are clean and you can rent a bike to go to the Ancient City. Within a few minuts you arrive at the entrance! Make sure you order dinner or breakfast here, the food is amazing and they give very big portions! We loved it here, thanks a lot!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were spotless and the check-in was smooth. We were picked up from the station despite our train arriving an hour and half late. The breakfast and dinner at the guest house is superb and it would be worth staying there just for them!!! The hosts were attentive and helpful throughout our stay. I would highly recommend staying here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a nice stay at kumari guesthouse, and think you receive great value for money! We even reveived a welcome drink! Next to this their service is great, location is close to the ancient city and their breakfast is delicious!
valentine's motel - Polonnaruwa - Building
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9.5 Excellent (77 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Polonnaruwa, 1.9 km from Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Valentine's Motel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. 4.2 km from Gal Viharaya and 5 km from Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond, the property features a garden and a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. A continental breakfast is available daily at the motel. Valentine's Motel offers a children's playground. Bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation and the area is popular for hiking and cycling.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful room and very clean also. Valentine (the owner) was very helpful and happy to arrange transportation and provide meals.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This property offers really good value for money. Valentine is a great host. The location was very handy for seeing the ancient city by bicycle, and is close to some local restaurants.
Cons: We were slightly disappointed that the deluxe double room didn't have everything that was advertised on booking.com. In particular a refrigerator was listed, but was non existent. We asked Valentine about this but there seems to be some confusion or misunderstanding about how room details are listed on booking.com as he was very surprised when I asked about a fridge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mr. Valentine is very, very friendly. Dinner and breakfast were amazing. The place had a very peaceful and cosy vibe. It was very clean.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great room with good AC and shower. Valentine is a passionate cook and interesting guy to chat with. Cood was quite good, and he will sort out bike rental and transit for you.
Cons: It was a little difficult to find. We walked from the bus stop in town.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, bright, airy, thoughtful and simply beautiful room with big windows - the photos don't do justice to how bright this room is. The balcony was also a nice little refuge and great to view the plants and trees surrounding his place during the daytime. Mr. Valentine was a great host, helping us immediately with bike rentals for the ruins and transportation for one day trip and leaving for our next destination. He/his family also cook really well - breakfast and dinner were very delicious and very generous portions. We really appreciated him suggesting we pack the excess of our breakfast for our outrips - it was great to have that after some great hikes.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We arrived late in the evening after booking only minutes prior. The owner, who was unaware of our booking, immediately prepared the room for us, while constantly apologising for the (short) wait. The room is luxorious and the cleanliness was par none. Even the windows seemed to be freshly polished. We had to leave very early, but our request for a 6am breakfast (wich was delitious) was met with a smile. Upon our departure the owner insisted that we paid him too much and tried to give us a discount. We were sorry to have only stayed one night. If you're staying for the sights or just passing through, look no furter.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The kindness of the owners
Binara Home Stay -Tourist Lodge - Polonnaruwa - Building
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9.3 Excellent (119 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Binara Home Stay -Tourist Lodge in Polonnaruwa, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Shiva Devalaya and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: As he speaks English fluently, it was easy to ask lots of informations. He is a smart guy and very helpful to organize my trip such as safari, bike riding. The breakfast was amazing, Srirankan style. The location is perfect to access ruins by bike riding along the lake side.
Cons: Can't expect hot water, but it is not bad cause of hot weather.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Binara and his wife are very welcoming and accommodating guest. The room had all the necessary facilities and the breakfast served in the morning is plentyfull and tasty it is also possible to rent bikes directly from Binara to visit the ancient city (best to be discovered on a bike!)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful place near the lake , quiet and very clean. King's breakfast. We spend two fantastic days.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Owners were nice People but they should have better understanding of quality even for the budget room. Because cheap dont meen dirty neather moldy.
Cons: Ok the room was cheap but I dont think it was worth of it. The room was smelling very mouldy and the shower room didnt Never dry on my stay. I guess they clean it for me but they didnt Never dry the place.. Nasty wet hole. Moldy sheets. Matres too? Then my planket what I supposed to sleep with was smelling So bad that it Actually smelled on my skin In the morning. Horrible dyrty smell yaks. I also woked up with somekind of allergy on my forhead. Owner charge me 50 rupees more from the bike that we Actually agreed on.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice house, the owners are so nice and welcoming. They can arrange transportation and give suggestions. The room was very clean and the bathroom too. The breakfast was awesome. Overall very good quality for money.
Cons: Nothing, it's perfect.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: very clean room and breakfast owner’s wife cooked was sri lanka food and made us happy.
Cons: There is only one restaurant around the hotel.I recommend you to book a hotel’s dinner or finish dinner before you go to the hotel.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location Welcome Peaceful place
Cons: Good location, near to historical site, beautiful garden, close to the lake, nice bike ride to reach monuments. Great room, comfortable, thought in detail to meet all needs; wonderful breakfast, friendly host couple. Highly recommanded
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Binara and his wife are very friendly and charming. We stayed two nights in their house and had breakfast twice. For each breakfast we got a different variety of dishes. You can use the kitchen to make tea or coffee any time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Binara is pleasant person, easy to use a bicycle, room was basic but good value for the price.
Cons: Room smells a bit moldy.
Radha Tourist Home - Polonnaruwa - Building
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9.2 Excellent (169 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring a restaurant, bar, garden and free WiFi, Radha Tourist Home is set in Polonnaruwa, 1.2 km from Polonnaruwa Vatadage and 3.4 km from Gal Viharaya. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation offers room service, an ATM and organising tours for guests. At the guest house, rooms include a desk. At Radha Tourist Home all rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a continental or Asian breakfast. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at Radha Tourist Home. Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond is 5 km from the guest house.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: nice people, comfortable room, great breakfast, nice garden area
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Host family prepared an amazing Sri Lankan dinner and breakfast for us. They were very helpful and friendly. Great location of the hotel, it is very close to the historical part of the city. It is possible to rent a bike in the hotel.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable beds, clean bathroom , owner is kind person
Cons: Breakfast is not good , please give to sri lankan peoples good breakfast ,thanks
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Arranged a tandem for us to tour the sites and provided lovely home cooked evening meals.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful owners, helpful, friendly and a great location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts and homemade meal was great. They organised a very nice tour with a fair price. Thank you for everything.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were so friendly and welcoming and even organized a Jeep tour through the national park for just the two of us with the most amazing guide! Even though his English wasn’t that good he tried to explain everything the best way he could and even drove us around the park at least one hour longer than he was supposed to. The room was very nice and clean and the pink bathroom was the absolute highlight ;-) Breakfast and dinner was home made and absolutely delicious!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The family are lovely, so helpful with everything. Breakfasts are huge and delicious, I had dinner one night - rice and curry and that was good too. They organized a bicycle to visit the ruins and provided the tuk tuk to the railway station.
River Nature Park - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (179 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Polonnaruwa, within 1 km of Gal Viharaya and 1.4 km of Polonnaruwa Vatadage, River Nature Park provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The guest house features family rooms. Guest rooms at the guest house are equipped with a seating area. Featuring a private bathroom, rooms at River Nature Park also offer a river view. An Asian breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. River Nature Park can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond is 2.5 km from the guest house.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a great accommodation! It was incredibly cheap for what we got. Quit area with birds, monkeys and squirrels at our "doorstep". It is located right next to the eastern exit of the archealogical park. Very nice owner-couple. Excellent (and plenty!) homemade food. We stayed 4 nights and hired bicycles for 3 full days: we spent 1 day at the temple-area and made 2 cycling-tours in the "country-side", which was great! Nothing to complain about! If we ever go to Polonnaruwa again, we will definitely stay in this accommodation again! Owner Pradeep also organises safaritrips.
Cons: Nothing.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful owner. Bikes to rent.
Cons: The bed could use a new mattress, but overall the room and the bathroom were clean.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Finding the place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! The owner and his family are beautiful people and the wife is a really good cook. It was nice to be able to borrow bikes to explore the are and ancient city. Location is perfect right by the ancient city.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Extremely tasty breakfast and delicious homemade rice&curry. Very close to one of the Pollonaruwa temples. Helpful host speaking good English. Peace & quiet surroundings, beautiful garden
Cons: Bikes could be better. Stray dogs on the way to ticket counter. No restaurants nearby.
7.9 Good
Pros: Is a little family business. They have just too rooms. Is very private. The property is very close to the exit of the park, but to enter the park you need to drive about 2 km. The owner is very friendly and helpful. He did his best to make us feel comfortable.
Cons: The property is nice but lacks cleanliness. Pillows hard like stones.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location just next to the exit from Polonnaruwa, cheap tuktuk lift to the center where you can continue your trip, really nice family. Monkeys everywhere and nice dinner.
Cons: The bed was little bit hard for me
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had a lovely time, simple but clean room, spacious bathroom. The owner and his family are absolutely charming, always willing to help, share anything about their culture, cooking delicious food and we even had the chance to meet the newborn of the family. They help us to arrange tuk tuk, cars .. and one of the highlight is also the wild life right in front of your room, we saw at least 20 monkeys, squirrel, caméléon, all sorts of birds .. definitely recommend this place !
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful rural location close to the river, yet only few minutes drive from ancient sites. Host family very welcoming.
Cons: Nothing
Risenlak Holiday Resort - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (90 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Risenlak Holiday Resort places you in the heart of Polonnaruwa, within a 5-minute drive of Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Calm and quiet place very close to new museum and parakkramasamudra lake. 1km away from ancient city. Modern clean newly built room. Staff are very helpfull to organizing our trip. Safari also you can arrange to minneriya or kaudulla national park.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location amidst paddy fields relatively close to ancient ruins, managers were lovely and helped a great deal with public transport recommendations, hotel was pretty new, room was a bit small but good for the price
Cons: Just a few bug droppings need to be cleaned in the bathroom
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean New property
Cons: No tv in the room Tv in the hall not working
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - nice environment with paddy field where we saw peacock and other birds in it - spacious sitting room and good decoration - friendly and helpful host and staff
Cons: a little bit away from the center and afraid nowhere to eat dinner. fortunately there was a new resteraunt nearby
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's very close to new museum and ancient city. Room is modern newly built one.barth room is clean and modern bathroom fittings.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Owner and family are very friendly. Breakfast is great and varied.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely welcoming family. Very helpful in giving directions and information, organising tuktuk drivers for a tour of the ruins and to the bus station etc. Clean, airy spacious property. Speedy, good priced laundry service. Our room was a little small but we were paying the budget price. Good breakfasts with plenty of food.
Cons: Flies at breakfast time were irritating.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A small family owned inn, set down a lane overlooking an open field. It is located away from town, but it is a pleasant evening walk to the nearby lake for sunsets. I was given a very clean ground floor room which opened onto a covered patio. Nice traditional/continental breakfast.
Siyapath Holiday Resort - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
10
9.4 Excellent (37 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Polonnaruwa, within 3.4 km of Polonnaruwa Vatadage and 3.8 km of Gal Viharaya, Siyapath Holiday Resort features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests. The rooms at the guest house are fitted with a seating area. At Siyapath Holiday Resort rooms include a desk and a private bathroom. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an Asian or a vegetarian breakfast. Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond is 3.8 km from Siyapath Holiday Resort.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room so clean, big and the bed so comfortable, the kindness of the owner and his family, the delicious dinners and breakfasts. The bikes renting that he arranged for us.
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful family, spacious and clean room in a very quiet area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: * Very nice place in the silent area of the city * Super friendly owner!!! He was very helpful when planning the trip to the temples or transfers to the bus station. He served a delicious breakfast and dinner made by his wife and daughter. He invited us to wood factory where he works and showed the process of handcrafting wooden statues and furnitures. * Spacious and very clean room * Has 2 bikes to rent
Cons: City centre is about 2 kilometres from the hotel but the owner offers bikes for rent
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Our hosts were absolutely wonderful! The room was ready when we arrived and it was in spotless condition. Our hosts were able to arrange a tuk tuk to take us to the temples and were also kind enough to arrange a great safari for us to see the elephants.
Cons: The guesthouse is a little difficult to find due to ongoing construction. It is also quite far from any restaurants or the main street.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Super hospitity
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to sleep in Polonnaruwa, the family is very nice!!! They cook for me at the breakfast and dinner, all was delicious!! I’m so glad with them. Also I talk a lot with them about my plans, they help me a lot. The bedroom is very big and very comfortable. I totally recommend this place !!!
Cons: There was no soap
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hosts really hospitable and friendly. Room comfortable with everything you need. Stayed one night but wished we had stayed longer. Great breakfast and amazing value.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms look newly constructed. They are very spacious and clean. The mattress is new and very comfortable. For additional charge you can order food. I had dinner and breakfast. The food was very good, home cooked meals. The breakfast included several dishes and was very filling. They have bicycles for rent which are ideal. It takes a few minutes to get into town and to the ruins. The family running the place are very friendly and helpful.
Cons: They were out of soap.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It is a very nice hotel, with nice facilities and a lovely owner. It is a little bit far from the center, but you can rent a bike at the property and go there by bike if you like!
Pharo Lake - Polonnaruwa - Building
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8.9 Excellent (654 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pharo Lake in Polonnaruwa, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Hatadage and Nissanka Latha Mandapaya. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Almost perfect with a fabulous, well-maintained pool
Cons: Food in the restaurant, which has a lovely terrace with great views and really nice background music, needs attention, particularly as it is not the cheapest. But the staff were very receptive to our suggestions for improvement which hopefully will mean a 10 score next time we come!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Views and clean swimming pool, nice room, lovely restaurant. Close to the ancient city, so perfect choice.
Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property seems a little dilapidated at first, but the rooms are clean and comfortable, the pool is lovely, the food (try the whole fish) is good, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the view is awesome. Apparently the lake was too full for the elephants, but the bird life is amazing. And the giant water monitor was a bonus as were the mongooses and water buffaloes.
Cons: Not much
7.0 Good
Pros: The location is lovely because it is on a small peninsula at the end of the lake which offers great views of the lake, the wild birds and the local fishermen. There is a nice little pool for cooling off in and the rooms were big and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was a good size with a nice shower. The breakfast was fine, normal format, fruit, choice of eggs and toast.
Cons: The problem with this hotel is that you are in the middle of nowhere so you end up eating in the restaurant which is not brilliant food, in fact that's what let's this place down, if the restaurant was better you wouldn't mind the remoteness, in fact you would love it! The best thing on the menu for us was the steamed lake fish which was really nice, my wife had it all three nights!. The rice and curry with chicken was okay but lots of bones in the chicken and very mild (western style) curry, not very good really.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed structure
Cons: None.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Wifi was intermittent but worked most of the time
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very nice and big, with nice views. The staff and the food were superb!
Cons: The bathroom smelt bad
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location at the edge of the lake was amazing. It was so relaxing. Perfect sunsets while lazing in the pool. Staff were professional, friendly and very helpful. The rooms are a little stark but quite large and there is a nice seating area at the front of the room.
Cons: The cement bed base caused a few bruises. The internet went off a few times and was quite slow and the restaurant food was average. No elephants.
Tishan Holiday Resort - Polonnaruwa - Pool
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8.9 Excellent (466 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Polonnaruwa, TISHAN HOLIDAY RESORT is within a 5-minute drive of Hatadage and Nissanka Latha Mandapaya. 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.
7.0 Good
Pros: All staffs in the hotel are so nice and kind. The swimming pool is good.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: *Nice service *Wonderful swimming pool *Yummy food
Cons: * Due to its great natural surroundings there are quiet a lot of insects including mosquitoes ;)
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable room, hot water, nice pool and garden area to relax in. The staff were lovely and helpful. It was a relaxing place to stay.
Cons: The dinner selection wasn't great and the quality of food was bad. Also the breakfast was really dry - lots of bready items, hoppers, roti, sweet breads etc, but nothing to soak it up like dhal or another kind of curry.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything about our stay at Tishan, all the staff are so friendly and nothing was too much trouble, the pool was beautiful and the surrounding area was also so peaceful, food was good and such big portions, lovely breakfast every morning, they helped us get to Sigiriya and we hired bikes to visit the ancient city! Highly recommended staying here
Cons: There is a lot of mosquitos so bring your repellent
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The gardens, pool and public areas were exceptionally well maintained. The pool was probably the best I have experienced in SL. The location is convenient but exceptionally quiet.
Cons: It was a shame we couldn't talk more with the available staff as their English was surprisingly limited.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly and helpful staff, excellent breakfast, beautiful pool, and rooms with A/C and TV. This place is the best value in Polonnaruwa
Cons: The location is a bit far from town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Bike hire meant sites are easy to reach and explore. Tasty and extensive breakfasts. Rice and curry lunch was good too. But a swim every morning and evening was a real bonus
Cons: Nothing
Luxman Guest House - Polonnaruwa - Building
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9.0 Excellent (128 reviews)
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very Nice place. Not so close to the center but well cominicated. Bus station and railway station just few hundred meters. Owner was very helpfull and gave good informations and tips. He gave us his bikes to help moving around. Breakfast was ok. We liked small little buffet next door. Very nice stay! Thanks
Cons: Hard pillow
7.0 Good
Pros: We stayed there for one night and are overall satisfied.It is located in Kaduruwela,at a short distance from the ruins.The host is very friendly and a reliable person.He works hard to cater the neeeds of guests.wifi also works well.Prices are very reasonable.It has value for money.
Cons: The property needs being refurbshed.One room we got had a separate private bathroom.But it was ok.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Superb place. Mr Luxman was friendly. Provided good breakfast.. good place for passing by group.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Tasty food
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Luxman was so attentive and gracious. He assisted with anythIng we needed and gave us bikes to use. The facilities were so clean, well maintained and fully stocked. Would 100% recommend.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Our stay was great, clean nice room, hot water showers and a quite chatty kind host. Luxman gave us bikes, we could wash our landry for free and he handed a detailed map plus told us lots of helpfull Information about the area. If we came back to Sri Lanka this guesthouse would be on our list, definitely recommended.
Sanctuary Cove Guest House - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (165 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Polonnaruwa, 1.5 km from Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Sanctuary Cove Guest House offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are an ATM and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The units at the guest house come with a seating area. At Sanctuary Cove Guest House, all rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation. Gal Viharaya is 3.8 km from Sanctuary Cove Guest House, while Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond is 5 km away.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good deal for the money paid, great people, good dinner, really clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts are super friendly and helpful! The food they prepare is great, so there is no need to go to another restaurant!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean. God breakfast. Close to the big art! Yes, a very nice place to stay at.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The family that runs the homestay is extremely kind and welcoming. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner and the food was delicious. For 400SLR we were able to rent bicycles for the entire day to tour the ruins, which start with the museum that is very close to the property. The bed was comfortable, AC great, as well as the hot water and water pressure. Would definitely book here again without question.
Cons: Every now and then the WiFi went out at night, but it was fine if you just asked to reset the router.
6.7 Good
Pros: Family were lovely. Super helpful and welcoming
Cons: Unfortunately there was no seat on the toilet and the toilet bowl was dirty. The surrounding area is not inviting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality and welcoming is highly appreciated.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners were superb.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely guest house ran by a very welcoming family. The home cooked meals we had for breakfast and dinner were amazing. Excellent location and only a few minutes by bike to the temples which the owners can provide. Couldn't recommend highly enough!
Saffron Guest Inn - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (46 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Saffron Guest Inn in Polonnaruwa, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Polonnaruwa Vatadage and Nissanka Latha Mandapaya. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, 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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff, who was of great help to plan my visit of Polonaruwa. The room was spacious and nice, and really good value for the money. Also great home-prepared food.
7.9 Good
Pros: The owner son also provide car and tour services at a reasonable price. He can give some recommendations to travelers. The hotel is not in city center, however the owner son bring us to see sunset and take our dinner without extra charges.
Cons: The aircon in the room is not cold, wifi is weak.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly hosts! They drove us to a nearby restaurant "Chilies" which was really spicy and very tasty. Breakfast and dinner at the Hotel is served in the nearby kitchen with very nice people preparing the food. Its easy to talk to them and get many insights into food, culture, etc.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very helpful and friendly.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: This guesthouse is settled in the back of the owners house in a very nice garden. Rooms look all new, comfortable beds and a nice area for breakfast and dinner. The hosts are amazing and very welcoming, very tasty meals. Good starting point to expire the archeological signs (by bike!) and it’s near the lake.
Cons: /
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff was the best experience. Reasonable charges as well.
4.6 Okay
Pros: Good location Clean room Parents of the owner are very kind people
Cons: The owner offered himself to drive us to the hotel in our next destination by his old van. What a surprise it was, when we found out next morning, that he spent a night in the same hotel (withouth telling us!) and left in the morning withouth paying !! He said to the receptionist, that we pay for him! What a rudeness! Even the price for that car was the highest we had in Sri Lanka. Bathroom with cold water only. Hot water was available in the shared bathroom in the hall, but we were told that next morning, when we asked. Free wifi connection was not working at all. The owner said, that it is due to the yesterdays rain and left the guest house. His parents are very kind, but does not speak English and did not know how to make it work. We were offered two bikes, but by the entrance to the ruins we got two better looking bikes for almost half the price. The breakfast is served in a bit dirty and uncozy place and was one of the poorest we had in Sri Lanka. No mosquito protection, even though there are tons of mosquitoes in this part of the island.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Vajira, host and his parents were hospitable. Rooms and bathrooms were really clean which was our main concern. Value for money. Recommend this place to anyone. We will defineltly come again.
Thisal Guest House - Polonnaruwa - Building
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8.7 Excellent (381 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Polonnaruwa, 1 km from Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Thisal Guest House features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and organising tours for guests. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the guest house also boast a garden view. à la carte and American breakfast options are available each morning at Thisal Guest House. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation. Gal Viharaya is 3.3 km from Thisal Guest House, while Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond is 5 km from the property.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The family is very nice and the food is delicious. Kalum is very helpful and the location is great to explore the ruins. Definitely recommend a stay.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location close to the museum/ticket office and bus run through the front.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to everything
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Really homely stay this family is really kind and the place is calm and clean. You can rent bicycle for your tour !
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location! And super friendly and helpful staff!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property is clean and is in a great location - right next to the bus stop and near the ancient city. The family are really friendly and just want you to have a good stay - the mum in particular was super kind and wanting to make sure I was ok because I had injured my leg before arriving. It was so nice of her to take care of me. Because they weren’t fully booked, they also upgraded my room which was so kind. Kalum, the owner, organised a bike for me to explore the ancient city. While I didn’t go on it, he can also take you on safari.
Cons: I’m on a tight budget so I was a little shocked at the food price (but it was my fault cause I was tired and forgot to check beforehand). Saying that, you do get fed like a king.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Really nice welcome. Very helpful people :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I instantly felt at home. Lovely family, very friendly and accommodating. They organized a bike and showed me where to go etc. Dinner and Breakfast was absolutely delicious and one of the best I've had on my whole trip. I did the safari in Hurula Eco Park and it was also great!

Best rooms in Polonnaruwa

Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (407 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa in Polonnaruwa, you'll be on the waterfront, just steps from Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum and 11 minutes by foot from Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Just everything! Would return one day! Staff, location, food, views, rooms all high standard. We even saw a crocodile in the lake when having breakfast
Cons: Just the green flies! Staff prepared rooms well with burners to keep insects away, we still managed to sit outside for sheesha
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous hotel - the staff here were so happy and positive - we would like to thank Udesh for arranging an upgrade to the Royal Suite - Wasantha for outstanding service and Sanja for his table service. This hotel surpassed 10 Stars on everything - food was original, local and delicious. The team went to A massive effort for Valentines - never to Be forgotten. The village trip the hotel Arranged was a highlight.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Great location. Very close to.the ruins.Room was lovely and private. Also had a hot tub with a view. Good food portions.
Cons: Absolutely not a 5-star hotel. Didn't plan for bugs beside lake. Pool wasn't cleaned. Understaffed. Staff were giggling and too casual talking in their own language and I could see they were commenting around us. We did not complete our full stay and they didn't compensate us in anyway. No proactive service to avoid mosquitos. Hot tub was absolutely not cleaned. Food was very average.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Every space in this property screamed comfort. The rooms were plush and comfortable. The dining area was surrounded by windows for wonderful views of the lake. The lounge was full of chairs and couches that made you want to relax with a cup of coffee and a good book. This property is right next to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa so it’s the perfect location for sightseeing.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is absolutely stunning. Location is great, just at the lake and close to the ruins. Beautiful views. The room was extremely comfortable. Breakfast and dinner was very tasty and the staff was so helpful and friendly.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great welcome to the Lake House with cooling face towels and a refreshing drink of fresh lime, mint and curry leaves a fantastic pick me up after a 4 hour drive. The room was a little larger than I was expecting …….. I was also really pleased the Ekho Lake House staff had gone to the effort of putting another bed in the room for our son. Great shower too, very powerful with both a handheld shower head and large rain shower head and lots of hot water! Breakfast options are plentiful, coffee was great, also having coffee making facilities in the room was a welcomed bonus. The exterior of the hotel offers stunning views across the lake and plenty of quiet spaces to sit and enjoy the scenery. We also enjoyed our time relaxing in the infinity pool especially after a long hot day (although it is a rather bijou pool it is a nice place to have a dip and watch the sun go down ). The Hotel literally has the Polonnaruwa museum on the front doorstep here you can purchase your tickets for the ruins, Udesh hired bikes for us at 300LKR per bike/per day. Having the bikes was a great way to get around the heritage site as we got to see everything of interest in the vicinity very easily. Udesh and his staff did a good job in making sure we had a comfortable stay, it is clear they all work very hard here and also work exceptionally well as a team (which makes for a comfortable stay). Keep up the good work!
Cons: The electrics in our room were (are) very dodgy both my partner and I suffered minor electric shocks in the room as they had overloaded the back of the TV (entertainment system) with plug extensions that are very ill fitting. The TV plug would fall in and out of the wall so we had to put it all back together on a couple of occasions , given the price of our stay at the very least I would expect not to be electrocuted. There is also a very ill fitting rug in the dining area we had a couple of slips I heavily suggest that they rectify this as it is just a law suit waiting to happen! Maybe less understanding guests will not be so laid back about nearly breaking their necks.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lake, the view. Beautiful. Having breakfast to the lake. The lake is huge like the.Backwaters in Kerala India. The breakfast was super, i never had a better breakfast and we travel a lot with 5 stars hotels. The people are very friendly and helpfull. I love the special boat on the trip 2,5 hrs, beautiful scenery. I would definately come back. Eco Park lots of elephants with super jeep was great Euro 58 for 3 hrs.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with very welcoming and helpful staff.
Cons: Prices of wine in the restaurant are on the expensive side.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect and the staff did everything to make the stay extra special. We stayed in two Elohim hotels during our trip and they were both very good. We would stay again.
Cons: Nothing
Binara Home Stay -Tourist Lodge - Polonnaruwa - Building
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9.3 Excellent (119 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Binara Home Stay -Tourist Lodge in Polonnaruwa, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Shiva Devalaya and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: As he speaks English fluently, it was easy to ask lots of informations. He is a smart guy and very helpful to organize my trip such as safari, bike riding. The breakfast was amazing, Srirankan style. The location is perfect to access ruins by bike riding along the lake side.
Cons: Can't expect hot water, but it is not bad cause of hot weather.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Binara and his wife are very welcoming and accommodating guest. The room had all the necessary facilities and the breakfast served in the morning is plentyfull and tasty it is also possible to rent bikes directly from Binara to visit the ancient city (best to be discovered on a bike!)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful place near the lake , quiet and very clean. King's breakfast. We spend two fantastic days.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Owners were nice People but they should have better understanding of quality even for the budget room. Because cheap dont meen dirty neather moldy.
Cons: Ok the room was cheap but I dont think it was worth of it. The room was smelling very mouldy and the shower room didnt Never dry on my stay. I guess they clean it for me but they didnt Never dry the place.. Nasty wet hole. Moldy sheets. Matres too? Then my planket what I supposed to sleep with was smelling So bad that it Actually smelled on my skin In the morning. Horrible dyrty smell yaks. I also woked up with somekind of allergy on my forhead. Owner charge me 50 rupees more from the bike that we Actually agreed on.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice house, the owners are so nice and welcoming. They can arrange transportation and give suggestions. The room was very clean and the bathroom too. The breakfast was awesome. Overall very good quality for money.
Cons: Nothing, it's perfect.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: very clean room and breakfast owner’s wife cooked was sri lanka food and made us happy.
Cons: There is only one restaurant around the hotel.I recommend you to book a hotel’s dinner or finish dinner before you go to the hotel.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location Welcome Peaceful place
Cons: Good location, near to historical site, beautiful garden, close to the lake, nice bike ride to reach monuments. Great room, comfortable, thought in detail to meet all needs; wonderful breakfast, friendly host couple. Highly recommanded
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Binara and his wife are very friendly and charming. We stayed two nights in their house and had breakfast twice. For each breakfast we got a different variety of dishes. You can use the kitchen to make tea or coffee any time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Binara is pleasant person, easy to use a bicycle, room was basic but good value for the price.
Cons: Room smells a bit moldy.
Luxman Guest House - Polonnaruwa - Building
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9.0 Excellent (128 reviews)
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very Nice place. Not so close to the center but well cominicated. Bus station and railway station just few hundred meters. Owner was very helpfull and gave good informations and tips. He gave us his bikes to help moving around. Breakfast was ok. We liked small little buffet next door. Very nice stay! Thanks
Cons: Hard pillow
7.0 Good
Pros: We stayed there for one night and are overall satisfied.It is located in Kaduruwela,at a short distance from the ruins.The host is very friendly and a reliable person.He works hard to cater the neeeds of guests.wifi also works well.Prices are very reasonable.It has value for money.
Cons: The property needs being refurbshed.One room we got had a separate private bathroom.But it was ok.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Superb place. Mr Luxman was friendly. Provided good breakfast.. good place for passing by group.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Tasty food
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Luxman was so attentive and gracious. He assisted with anythIng we needed and gave us bikes to use. The facilities were so clean, well maintained and fully stocked. Would 100% recommend.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Our stay was great, clean nice room, hot water showers and a quite chatty kind host. Luxman gave us bikes, we could wash our landry for free and he handed a detailed map plus told us lots of helpfull Information about the area. If we came back to Sri Lanka this guesthouse would be on our list, definitely recommended.
Pharo Lake - Polonnaruwa - Building
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8.9 Excellent (654 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pharo Lake in Polonnaruwa, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Hatadage and Nissanka Latha Mandapaya. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Almost perfect with a fabulous, well-maintained pool
Cons: Food in the restaurant, which has a lovely terrace with great views and really nice background music, needs attention, particularly as it is not the cheapest. But the staff were very receptive to our suggestions for improvement which hopefully will mean a 10 score next time we come!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Views and clean swimming pool, nice room, lovely restaurant. Close to the ancient city, so perfect choice.
Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property seems a little dilapidated at first, but the rooms are clean and comfortable, the pool is lovely, the food (try the whole fish) is good, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the view is awesome. Apparently the lake was too full for the elephants, but the bird life is amazing. And the giant water monitor was a bonus as were the mongooses and water buffaloes.
Cons: Not much
7.0 Good
Pros: The location is lovely because it is on a small peninsula at the end of the lake which offers great views of the lake, the wild birds and the local fishermen. There is a nice little pool for cooling off in and the rooms were big and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was a good size with a nice shower. The breakfast was fine, normal format, fruit, choice of eggs and toast.
Cons: The problem with this hotel is that you are in the middle of nowhere so you end up eating in the restaurant which is not brilliant food, in fact that's what let's this place down, if the restaurant was better you wouldn't mind the remoteness, in fact you would love it! The best thing on the menu for us was the steamed lake fish which was really nice, my wife had it all three nights!. The rice and curry with chicken was okay but lots of bones in the chicken and very mild (western style) curry, not very good really.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed structure
Cons: None.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Wifi was intermittent but worked most of the time
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very nice and big, with nice views. The staff and the food were superb!
Cons: The bathroom smelt bad
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location at the edge of the lake was amazing. It was so relaxing. Perfect sunsets while lazing in the pool. Staff were professional, friendly and very helpful. The rooms are a little stark but quite large and there is a nice seating area at the front of the room.
Cons: The cement bed base caused a few bruises. The internet went off a few times and was quite slow and the restaurant food was average. No elephants.