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Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
1
9.3 Excellent (415 reviews)
₹ 19,658+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Great place on lovely spot with very friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: Sri Lankan breakfast was delicious, and huge!
Cons: Staff stared at us
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel! Large bedrooms, well appointed. Super views over a lake with infinity pool. Delicious food and very attentive staff.
Cons: Nothing!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: the hotel is small but is established with lots of care and elegance. I liked particularly its small scale, giving an intimate atmosphere.The staff is friendly and the manager is reachable at any time if need be. food is also good. It is actually a heritage hotel. I will definitely go back to this hotel when I go back to Polonnaruwa.
Cons: as sri Lanka is famous for celyon tea, tea could have been a bit better
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning location right on the lake. Our room had a balcony from which we could watch the kingfishers and other wildlife. Super professional staff who took care of every wish. And a lovely little swimming pool, tucked in to the deck, in which to cool off after a heavy mornings sightseeing. A really exceptional place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful location, beautyful view from our own terasse, delicious breakfast and also dinner open air in the garden with lakeview. Was all a deeam and we will come back for sure!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: this is our favorite hotel in Sri Lanka, we really hope to stay here for a few more days, the hotel face to the lake with a small swimming pool, and sunset from the swimming pool is so beautiful, very peaceful and quiet, the Queen of England used to come here on holiday, according to the hotel's introduction board.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is extremely well-designed. The atmosphere is very calm and the view on the lake is spacious. Breakfast provides with a huge variety of different dishes. It is a good place to stay, if you are planning to visit Polonnaruwa, Dambulla or Sigiriya.
The Lake Hotel - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
2
7.6 Good (410 reviews)
₹ 5,456+
Overview
Located in Polonnaruwa, EKHO Lake Polonnaruwa is within a 5-minute drive of Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
Tishan Holiday Resort - Polonnaruwa - Pool
3
8.9 Excellent (436 reviews)
₹ 1,121+
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.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff is fantastic
Cons: No water boiler in the room
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.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The scenery is amazing. The rice fields are beautiful. Also we saw a lot of animals, like monkeys and peacocks. It was a great place to relax in the swimming pool and enjoy nature. We really enjoyed our time here!!
Cons: The food was not so special. They did not clean the room during three days of stay. So no clean towels and no toilet paper.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful garden setting. Lovely sunsets over the rice paddies. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely breakfast. Great value.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hotel with an excellent location located in the city, extremely clean & comfortable. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff, Early check-in also very helpful for us. They make our trip more interesting with There advice & tips about the city, supermarket, shops, restaurants bars are within a short distance. Would definetely recommend this hotel to everybody! It's a true sample of excellent hospitality.
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.
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
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautyfull swimmingpool, they organise a wonderful trip to kaudulla for spotting elephants.
Cons: The city polonnaruwa is not the most ontlasting place to be.
Pharo Lake - Polonnaruwa - Building
4
8.9 Excellent (692 reviews)
₹ 4,223+
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The
Cons: The ceiling fan was ultra h8gh speed and unusable so we wers forced to use aircon.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel.. very peaceful just in front of the lake! Food is good, rooms are very very nice (we took the one in front of the lake), people working there are very kind! I would definitely recommand this place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel at a calm location. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. What made the stay truly fantastic were the hosts, Kumar and Rasika, who were the kindest and most attentive people I've ever met.
Cons: -
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is absolutely amazing! We saw some real elephants eating in the lake up close and personal! The staff was absolutely lovely, smily and really helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pharo Lake is a very special place and we liked it most of all the SriLankan places we stayed in. It is located in a very calm and peaceful corner of land by the Bendiwewa Lake just outside Polonnaruwa city. It has a spacious recreative area with lawn, trees, chairs and tables, beach chairs and a big and clean swimming pool. Our room was also big and spacious with big windows overlooking the lake. The bathroom was clean and nice. We liked the food, the SriLankan breakfast was massive and very tasty and so were the lunch meals we ordered in the restaurant. The staff was very professional and friendly. We got the recommendation for the safari which we enjoyed. Also the tuk-tuk driver was very good. We felt very good and we spent a nice time in Pharo Lake.
Cons: The only small inconvenience was the lack of the mosquito net in the bedroom. Also the garden furniture in the recreative area could be cleaner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Highly recommend! Very nice hotel and friendly staff. You can enjoy the view and nature around the hotel especially from the pool. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I liked it a lot!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location, friendly and helpful staff, elephant wandering past our bedroom window - a very special place
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a nice stay in Pharo Lake, nice hotel with lake view. Friendly staff. Unfortunately we only stayed one night, however we hope to comeback in near future.
Seyara Holiday Resort - Polonnaruwa - Building
5
8.5 Excellent (640 reviews)
₹ 1,121+
Overview Reviews
Located in Polonnaruwa, Seyara Holiday Resort is within a 5-minute drive of Hatadage and Nissanka Latha Mandapaya. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect staff, excellente food, amazing breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredibly warm welcome!! The staff was so kind with us, they arrange bicycle renting, gave us nice advices about what to do in the region, even offered us sweet cakes for the road when leaving. Rooms are really clean and conformable. The pool is a real asset as well. Breakfast was really good and generous . Best place in Sri Lanka so far!!!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is a tropical oasis. I liked the chilling area around the pool with all the trees and flowers. In the morning we were awaken by beautiful singing of the birds. The beds are extremely confortable and the breakfast very rich. If only we had more than one night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super kind, friendly and willing people there, family atmosphere, great food with various dishes, big and clean pool. Room was simple but nice and clean with good bed, good balcony, hot water and quickly working a/c. Nice garden for evening sitting. The owner arranged for us transport, good drivers for trips and safari also. It was nice that we got snack box for our next trip. We were very satisfied here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. The pool ! Breakfast was very generous and delicious. The room is very clean and bed comfortable. We stayed in the family room with friends it was spacious , we had a really good time there :)
Cons: Nothing !
7.5 Good
Pros: Pleasant, not expensive hotel in a quiet area near pollonaruwa. Nice swimming pool and a good reataurant. Very good quality for the price.
Cons: I can’t find any negatives, given that this is a budget hotel.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff & they treat well. Delicious foods. Nice pool.
Ruins Chaaya Hotel - Polonnaruwa - Building
6
8.6 Excellent (69 reviews)
₹ 8,222+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Ruins Chaaya Hotel in Polonnaruwa, you'll be 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 valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Full scale comfort. Large room and huge bed and lovely bathroom. Delightful garden views. Excellent friendly staff.
Cons: Mainly a function venue, we found the residential aspect quite quiet. Not necessarily a minus.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff and service. The manager was extremely friendly and helpful, so were the staff in the dining room. Dinner was very nice, they accomodated all our requests for early snack and late breakfast. The bonus was the variety of birds flying around. Clicked quite a few species o don't know the names of!
7.0 Good
Pros: The staff were friendly and welcoming, and very accommodating of our party (two families with three under 2s). The rooms were well appointed and clean, with good air conditioning and a big shower in the en suite. There was space for us to set up travel cots that we brought along. The setting of the rooms over-looking a lawn, which the children could run around in, and then a rice field beyond was very pleasant and generally peaceful. Though there was no bar, the hotel was able to arrange a delivery of drinks for us from a wine store.
Cons: The hotel was very quiet - possibly only one other party of guests were there, which just felt odd. The food selection was a little limited given the size of the restaurant facility, and several items on the menu were unavailable, but this probably was due to having very few guests at the time. The hotel had no bar open at the time we stayed, though this seemed to be a temporary thing. One of the party is familiar with the chain and had expected slightly more of Ruins Chaaya. We understand the owners plan to increase the number of rooms and enhance the facilities, which will clearly change much of this.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Just a short stay, but a perfect one for us with the facilities and the really attentive service. Looking forward to visit again.
7.5 Good
Pros: Big room. The food was good.
Cons: The wifi was really bad.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best value for money. staff very friendly particularly the lady at front reception very helpful. foods are delicious.modern Large room & bathroom.
Cons: outdoor garden furnitures not well cleaned. they have to attend to that then it will full fill all.
6.7 Good
Pros: Th room was comfortable, Breakfast was good. The outside architecture of the hotel is nice. Staff is good and the service was ok.
Cons: There were very annoying little insects in the lobby and in the room, The Ac in the lobby was not on so as you enter the property you feel uncomfortable.
7.1 Good
Pros: Undoubtedly, the Ruins Chaaya Hotel in Polonnaruwa is a beautiful facility. However, when one looks around, it becomes clear that the facility has not been completed. Ruins Chaaya has a radiating ambience. The staff are friendly. The rooms are well appointed, clean and indeed comfortable although some of the furniture in the room is not quite functional. It is for these reasons that I will not hesitate to book the hotel again subject of course the hotel remaining competitive.
Cons: Overall, I have to say it was a disappointment because the facility does not meet the advertised 4-star rating. There is no swimming pool. Hotel website said the rooms had mini bar facility but a small fridge with a couple of bottles of water and soft drinks along with a couple of packets of peanuts would not be categorized as a mini bar. When I inquired about one of the activities listed on the website, only to be told that it is no longer available. In conclusion, I will say this. The hotel has the potential to become a posh facility with little additional input that will not cost the hotel an arm and a leg. If the management is interested, I will dare list some of the things that will make a huge difference. 1. Quality of food needs a big improvement. To give an example, on three consecutive nights, the room service dinner ordered had the fish way too over cooked making it like eating fibre. 2. Satellite TV – a facility stated on the website but had just a few local channels along with one Star Sports. I believe it is essential that a full Satellite TV channels are made available. For example, the PEO Titanium package from Sri Lanka Telecom. 3. Wifi – In the room, the signal strength was totally insufficient. It could not be used at all during out three nights of our stay.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was tasty. Staff was very friendly
Cons: some items like water bottle was very expensive It cost 200/ for 1 litre water bottle.
Binara Home Stay -Tourist Lodge - Polonnaruwa - Building
7
9.3 Excellent (120 reviews)
₹ 1,869+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host speaks fluent english and is very friendly and helpful.
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
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.
Rock Cascade Home Stay - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
8
8.5 Excellent (46 reviews)
₹ 1,570+
Overview Reviews
Located in Polonnaruwa, Rock Cascade Homestay is within a 5-minute drive of Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely guest house but the real magic of this place is the owner and host Nishanthi. She was so lovely and helpful. I rented a bike from her to see the ruins and she gave me some helpful instructions. She cooked me and the other guest an incredible dinner and talked about her garden and the herbs and vegetables. She also suggested I get the train to Colombo when I discussed my plans with her. Incredibly.... she offered to wake up and drive me to the train station at 3am! She refused to take payment saying she wanted to help. She really has built a lovely home for travellers to visit and it was an honour to stay with her! Highly recommend you stay with her at rock cascade!
8.3 Excellent
Cons: The water handle of the shower got broken when I tried to turn off the water. She told me several times thats very expensiv to replace the handle and She charge very little for the accomodation so I got the feeling to pay for the demage. The light us not very good in the room.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Nice garden to sit, quiet area, very good breakfast.
Cons: The owner took a little bit to much time with her personal themes. Very friendly, but sometimes little bit moaning. The dinner was okay, but we have eaten better in homestays. The rooms have not been very clean, but okay.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner is very helpful. I had some troubles to find the next hotel, she called them and came with me to be sure I was ok. I strongly recommend.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nashanti was the most wonderful host and made our stay very special. Her cooking is the best we have tasted in Sri Lanka where she made us a delicious breakfast and dinner. We would definitely come back and stay again.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The owner is super nice. She is so nice and her meal is very delicious. The room maybe a little bit small but comfortable.
Cons: It's too quiet at night so you need to be careful when you walk.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Host is exceptionally friendly and helpful - arranged bike rental at reasonable rate. She's very knowledgeable about the area, and though I didn't join her for meals, the smells from the kitchen are fantastic. Quiet street at the center of town. Great outdoor seating area. Lovely overall.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: If you are looking for a unique local experience rather than staying at a Boutique hotel, than this is the place to stay! Nishanthi, the owner and I we had a blast! We cooked a Curry and Rotti, she showed me every step and we went trough the whole cooking procedure together. She is a really good chef with great knowledge about the Sri Lankan spices and ingredients. It was extremely interesting and so much fun at the same time. We had dinner together and we really enjoyed each others company. For the next day, Nishanthi organized a bike for me and explained me the way through the monuments. The breakfast was very tasty too. I would highly recommend this place if you want to get in touch with the people and their culture. It has been a pleasure.
Cons: This is a general thing in Sri Lanka: The wild dogs. They are everywhere in the streets and you have to be careful when walking to the "center", because some will bark and jump at you. Since I am really afraid of them, this was a tough one for me. But that's what you are facing in other places too.
Thisal Guest House - Polonnaruwa - Building
9
8.6 Excellent (351 reviews)
₹ 1,121+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner is super friendly and helpfull. He can take you for the trips around, safari trips ...and give you good advises. His mother is great cook. I really reccommend to have a dinner in their home place because for us it was the best food in Sri Lanka. We felt really welcome ☺
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
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect, the family is lovely and we felt like home. The food and the safari were amazing, we really enjoyed it. Highly recommended!
1.0 Poor
Pros: breakfast was good . location good
Cons: accomodation was bed.no protection against in bugs.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect, very friendly. All the familly was very pleasent. I recomend this établissement. To stay in Polonnaruwa is the best place. The food is enormous and the best i eat in sri lanka. And try his safari, not expensive, a magic expérience, try it !!!!!!
Cons: Nothing
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!
Devi Tourist Home - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
10
8.7 Excellent (48 reviews)
₹ 1,495+
Overview Reviews
Offering a restaurant, Devi Tourist Home is located in Polonnaruwa. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a seating area. You can enjoy garden view from the room. Some rooms come with a private bathroom. At Devi Tourist Home you will find a garden and barbecue facilities. Other facilities offered at the property include grocery deliveries, an ironing service and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling. The property offers free parking. SLAF Anuradhapura Airport is 100 km away. The Polonnaruwa Railway Station is 5.1 km, the Sacred City of Polonnaruwa is 2.6 km and the Bandaranaike International Airport is 196 km.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: So friendly hosts, very helpful. They were very nice to us and our kids. Davi helped us with the bikes. The food is very yummy.
5.5 Okay
Pros: The staff are wonderful and breakfast delicious and very varied, having the chance to taste local dishes.
Cons: The linen needed a proper and deep washing.
7.5 Good
Pros: Room was clean...food was good
Cons: The gross inflation of 1x beer 450lkr (top hotel prices), 10% service charge for what? 6500 lkr from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya in van
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Heartfelt, happy all-round service, the family organized everything for us, from bikes and hints which route to take up to an elephant safari in EcoPark. We also had a cooking demonstration, the food was exceptional. We were made to feel very welcome.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable and well managed. Clean. Good location. Friendly and helpful team running the business. Darina and her husband take good care of you during your stay. They are very attentive without being intrusive. They can rent bikes to tour the old city sites or arrange a tuktuk tour. The food cooked by Darina is amongst the tastiest home cooked rice and curry of our so far, 4 week tour. They arranged for us to be taken to our next location by car for a good price. Highly recommend staying here or eating here if you are staying nearby.
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice guesthouse in a quiet neighborhood with very welcoming owners. Good breakfast and dinner. The guesthouse is at the southern edge of Polonnaruwa, but it is only a short bicycle ride to the Sacred City.
7.9 Good
Pros: Simple rooms, ok for the price. Very nice owner who were very helpful by planing the day trip through the city. Very good dinner and breakfast for a good price. Also the bike rental was cheap.
Cons: Bad WiFi connection
8.8 Excellent
Pros: They took such good care of me. Best part was the personal tuk tuk drive through the ruins. I loved it.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The family and staff here were excellent- very friendly and extremely helpful! Could hire a bike from here and easily bike to the museum and archaeological sites. I had bother breakfast and dinner here and the food was great and there was plenty of it! Catering for me as a vegan was no problem either.
Cons: This could be a positive or a negative but the birds and insects can be heard through the night- I didn't mind but Just a warning for anyone this would bother.
Singha Guest House - Polonnaruwa - Building
11
7.3 Good (30 reviews)
₹ 1,271+
Overview Reviews
Located in Polonnaruwa, 4.2 km from Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Singha Guest House provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Providing a garden, the property is located within 7 km of Gal Viharaya. The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi. All guest rooms at the guest house are equipped with a seating area. All units include a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. A Full English/Irish breakfast is available daily at Singha Guest House. The accommodation offers a hot spring bath. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at Singha Guest House. The guest house can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond is 8 km from Singha Guest House.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The Pool is excellent in Polonnaruwa City.
Cons: The room is no clear, bedsheets are nothing clean from the last checkout. the bathroom needs to clean any day. its getting bad smell.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very friendly and the place is located close to nice place. Place is close to polonnaruwa town and safety environment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is very nice; much brighter and more beautiful than on the pictures!. Singha Guest House is a great host who also showed us around in the archaeological site. Swimming Pool was superb and very clean. Breakfast was really amazing. Best Place to stay at Polonnaruwa. Thank you for all.
5.4 Okay
Cons: Breakfast is not up to the standards. We got only rice and dhal with sambol,
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The lady was so nice and also a very good chef. Her noudles were the best and her cury was also lovely. A very good place for one or two nights.
Thidas Arana - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
12
8.5 Excellent (81 reviews)
₹ 7,474+
Overview Reviews
Located in Polonnaruwa, Thidas Arana 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff, swimming pool, breakfast :))
7.1 Good
Pros: kitchen staff was very friendly. the room was big and clean with a nice balcony.
Cons: the reception staff seemed to be not very organized and the card terminal was not working
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Room were big and clean with balcony and fantastic WIFI. Rooms are in individual villas set in lush gardens and a massive pool big enough for swimming laps and chilling. Staff was great, friendly and professional. Gave us a ride for free to get som bikes. Sorted transportation and were attentive. Sri Lankan breakfast was great.
Cons: Menu very limited.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly, we were given a bigger space since the hotel wasnt full when we stayed which was a nice treat. The grounds are lovely and you have a feeling that the staff cant do too much for you
9.4 Excellent
Pros: This is a well managed business. Good food and a good room. This place is well located to see the ruins. The staff and management are friendly and very accommodating.
Cons: The hotel was great, but it would be nice if the ticket for the ruins was a two day ticket. There is too much to see in one day.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly people. Spacious rooms. Bird watching from our veranda. Nice garden. Elegant decorated spaces.
Cons: We did not use the swimming pool. It did not feel clean enough. Also the towels are a bit overused. They have to be replaced. The location being 4kms from the ancient town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff, hotellroom, the Little park and the Beautiful pool
Cons: Absolutley nothing. Just perfect!
Siyanco Holiday Resort - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
13
8.0 Excellent (47 reviews)
₹ 3,139+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Siyanco Holiday Resort in Polonnaruwa, you'll be a 2-minute walk from Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum and 10 minutes by foot from Shiva Devalaya. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: The staff were absolutely friendly and very helpful. They attended to our requests very well. The premises and building very well maintained.
Cons: Maybe WiFi needs to be arranged as the local network was not that great of a reception in the room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: supper friendly staff who willing to do more than they offer is the first thing i like about siyanco. secondly location it is situated in walking distance to all the places to visit in Polonnaruwa. Price is very reasonable. overall worth every cent you spent.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is near by ruins, so location is very good. Staff is very helpfull and it was nice place to stay. Big plus is that there is possibility to fill your plastic bottles and that way avoid plastic waste. There is also nice garden and swimming pool area. Big rooms and good beds.
7.0 Good
Pros: Spacious room, good breakfast, and location close to bus stand.
Cons: No wifi in the room and the room is definitely starting to show it’s age.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice relaxing atmosphere. Nice pool. Staff very friendly and obliging. Handy to walk near tank in evening.
Cons: No bath mat.

Best rooms in Polonnaruwa

Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
1
9.3 Excellent (415 reviews)
₹ 19,658+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Great place on lovely spot with very friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: Sri Lankan breakfast was delicious, and huge!
Cons: Staff stared at us
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel! Large bedrooms, well appointed. Super views over a lake with infinity pool. Delicious food and very attentive staff.
Cons: Nothing!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: the hotel is small but is established with lots of care and elegance. I liked particularly its small scale, giving an intimate atmosphere.The staff is friendly and the manager is reachable at any time if need be. food is also good. It is actually a heritage hotel. I will definitely go back to this hotel when I go back to Polonnaruwa.
Cons: as sri Lanka is famous for celyon tea, tea could have been a bit better
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning location right on the lake. Our room had a balcony from which we could watch the kingfishers and other wildlife. Super professional staff who took care of every wish. And a lovely little swimming pool, tucked in to the deck, in which to cool off after a heavy mornings sightseeing. A really exceptional place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful location, beautyful view from our own terasse, delicious breakfast and also dinner open air in the garden with lakeview. Was all a deeam and we will come back for sure!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: this is our favorite hotel in Sri Lanka, we really hope to stay here for a few more days, the hotel face to the lake with a small swimming pool, and sunset from the swimming pool is so beautiful, very peaceful and quiet, the Queen of England used to come here on holiday, according to the hotel's introduction board.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is extremely well-designed. The atmosphere is very calm and the view on the lake is spacious. Breakfast provides with a huge variety of different dishes. It is a good place to stay, if you are planning to visit Polonnaruwa, Dambulla or Sigiriya.
Binara Home Stay -Tourist Lodge - Polonnaruwa - Building
2
9.3 Excellent (120 reviews)
₹ 1,869+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host speaks fluent english and is very friendly and helpful.
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
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.
Pharo Lake - Polonnaruwa - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (692 reviews)
₹ 4,223+
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The
Cons: The ceiling fan was ultra h8gh speed and unusable so we wers forced to use aircon.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel.. very peaceful just in front of the lake! Food is good, rooms are very very nice (we took the one in front of the lake), people working there are very kind! I would definitely recommand this place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel at a calm location. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. What made the stay truly fantastic were the hosts, Kumar and Rasika, who were the kindest and most attentive people I've ever met.
Cons: -
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is absolutely amazing! We saw some real elephants eating in the lake up close and personal! The staff was absolutely lovely, smily and really helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pharo Lake is a very special place and we liked it most of all the SriLankan places we stayed in. It is located in a very calm and peaceful corner of land by the Bendiwewa Lake just outside Polonnaruwa city. It has a spacious recreative area with lawn, trees, chairs and tables, beach chairs and a big and clean swimming pool. Our room was also big and spacious with big windows overlooking the lake. The bathroom was clean and nice. We liked the food, the SriLankan breakfast was massive and very tasty and so were the lunch meals we ordered in the restaurant. The staff was very professional and friendly. We got the recommendation for the safari which we enjoyed. Also the tuk-tuk driver was very good. We felt very good and we spent a nice time in Pharo Lake.
Cons: The only small inconvenience was the lack of the mosquito net in the bedroom. Also the garden furniture in the recreative area could be cleaner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Highly recommend! Very nice hotel and friendly staff. You can enjoy the view and nature around the hotel especially from the pool. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I liked it a lot!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location, friendly and helpful staff, elephant wandering past our bedroom window - a very special place
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a nice stay in Pharo Lake, nice hotel with lake view. Friendly staff. Unfortunately we only stayed one night, however we hope to comeback in near future.
The Lake Hotel - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
4
7.6 Good (410 reviews)
₹ 5,456+
Overview
Located in Polonnaruwa, EKHO Lake Polonnaruwa is within a 5-minute drive of Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.