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Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
1
9.4 Excellent (405 reviews)
₹ 18,785+
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.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was large and comfortable with seating outside and a great view of the lake, very quiet, right next to the old city, with good food and service. Good value for money.
Cons: The pool is very small and the bathroom a little dated
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.
7.0 Good
Pros: Delicious Sri Lankan breakfast! Staff is incredibly helpful in arranging safe and reliable transportation!
Cons: Furniture and rugs were stained and old, and the bathroom has significant mold in the shower.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was by far our favorite hotel in Sri lanka! We had a fantastic stay there although we wished we could have stayed one more night. The staff was very professional and helpful, the location is excellent for seeing the Pollonaruwa ancient sites, the food was good and so were the cocktails. The room we had with was spacious and beatifully decorated.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The Ekho Lake House is the former governor's house in Sri Lanka. It has maintained a lovely British style. The suite is beautiful and very spacious - and Queen Elizabeth has stayed there. The sunsets over the lake are stunning, and taking a boat ride on the lake during sunset is extra special!
Cons: Unfortunately, the Jacuzzi in the suite was not working and was full of hundreds of mosquitos. No effort was made during our stay to get it properly repaired. The pool of the house is quite small unfortunately.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, right on the lake. Luxurious rooms, excellent staff, good food.
Cons: Quite expensive!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with very welcoming and helpful staff.
Cons: Prices of wine in the restaurant are on the expensive side.
Binara Home Stay -Tourist Lodge - Polonnaruwa - Building
2
9.3 Excellent (118 reviews)
₹ 1,786+
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.
9.6 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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host. Comfortable stay.
Pharo Lake - Polonnaruwa - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (645 reviews)
₹ 4,036+
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: We had two rooms - a double room and a deluxe family room. The double room was great, but the family room was even better - very spacious and private with a huge window/glass door directly on the lake. The bathrooms were excellent with powerful hot showers. The pool is lovely, the staff are friendly and helpful and the food is good. We spent an afternoon relaxing and watching the light changing on the lake, and the water buffalo and fishermen coming and going, finishing up with a wonderful sunset. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pharo Lake, and would like to have had more time there.
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!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff and hospitality. Well aligned to make customer delighted and happy. Location was excellent with the lake view. Food was very tasty and really appreciated the effort made.
Cons: Room can be better managed with some upgrade. Staff is trying to keep it at maximum level, however specially the bathroom needs some capital expenditure. A working table can add more value, whilst the closet can be improved.
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: The lake and the surroundings
Cons: The staff was not very kind and there was two frogs in the toilet. Also there was a lot of noise from animals inside the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Wifi was intermittent but worked most of the time
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
4
8.9 Excellent (467 reviews)
₹ 1,071+
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 ;)
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 breakfasts were huge and very tasty. The pool was very clean and the area it was in was well maintained with a lovely view over rice paddies. The manager was generally attentive.
Cons: As I’d been travelling awhile I needed clothes washed and as the accomodation is out of town, I asked if it could be done for a fee at the resort. The manager was doubtful if this could be done and said he’d get back to me which he didn’t. No complementary drinking water is provided. This was the first time in Sri Lanka my accom hadn’t provided bottled water at least for day one. Being out of town with no small shops close by, made this a problem.
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
Thisal Guest House - Polonnaruwa - Building
5
8.7 Excellent (389 reviews)
₹ 1,071+
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
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.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Thisal, their son accompanied me like a bodyguard to dinner as it was late and I alone. This was very cute!
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!
Seyara Holiday Resort - Polonnaruwa - Building
6
8.5 Excellent (709 reviews)
₹ 1,071+
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.
6.0 Good
Pros: Room is clean
Cons: Cockroaches in the bathroom. No water pressure in hot water shower. Very little options in breakfast.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, great food, nice pool, nice room.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb pool. Friendly attentive staff. Great breakfasts. Good food.
Cons: Room a bit basic and tired.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in Seyara Holiday Resort for 6 days! It was an amazing time! Place is very quiet and friendly helpful staff. Its a little bit out of the village but you can always take a bycycle in the hotel and go to explore. You can also order food, coffee or juice any time of day. Room was with a lot of light and space, we had hit shower and beautiful balcony where I was reading in the evening. And for sure swimming pool is a big plus! We had some swim and chill time on the sun every day while we are waiting for lunch
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent food.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was good. The hotel staff was very kind and helpful. Thank you
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff & they treat well. Delicious foods. Nice pool.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We recommend this place to visit the ruines of Polonnaruwa! Great welcome, nice hosts, good situation, good breakfast and buffet dinner, clean room, hot shower and a nice swimming pool! Thanks to the hosts and their children :)
Devi Tourist Home - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
7
8.7 Excellent (57 reviews)
₹ 1,429+
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: 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.
7.5 Good
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Many insects in the room
Thidas Arana - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
8
8.4 Excellent (80 reviews)
₹ 7,143+
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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Place, room, pool, bathroom ,cleanliness and hotel maintenance were excellent ...Value for money is in highest level ..
Cons: My rooms AC Sound was bit annoying ...and not functioned as expected ..But it was managable...
7.9 Good
Pros: nice place.but not happy with bathroom shampoo items.they refilling that items.best swimming pool,nice location.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff, hotellroom, the Little park and the Beautiful pool
Cons: Absolutley nothing. Just perfect!
Ruins Chaaya Hotel - Polonnaruwa - Building
9
8.3 Excellent (64 reviews)
₹ 7,857+
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.
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.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Need a dinner buffet
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.
Rock Cascade Home Stay - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
10
8.3 Excellent (61 reviews)
₹ 1,500+
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.
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.
Siyanco Holiday Resort - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
11
8.3 Excellent (47 reviews)
₹ 3,000+
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.
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.
The Lake Hotel - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
12
7.6 Good (451 reviews)
₹ 5,214+
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.
Singha Guest House - Polonnaruwa - Building
13
7.3 Good (31 reviews)
₹ 1,214+
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 accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi. At the guest house each room includes a private bathroom. 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. Nelum Pokuna Lotus Pond is 8 km from the 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.

Best rooms in Polonnaruwa

Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
1
9.4 Excellent (405 reviews)
₹ 18,785+
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.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was large and comfortable with seating outside and a great view of the lake, very quiet, right next to the old city, with good food and service. Good value for money.
Cons: The pool is very small and the bathroom a little dated
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.
7.0 Good
Pros: Delicious Sri Lankan breakfast! Staff is incredibly helpful in arranging safe and reliable transportation!
Cons: Furniture and rugs were stained and old, and the bathroom has significant mold in the shower.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was by far our favorite hotel in Sri lanka! We had a fantastic stay there although we wished we could have stayed one more night. The staff was very professional and helpful, the location is excellent for seeing the Pollonaruwa ancient sites, the food was good and so were the cocktails. The room we had with was spacious and beatifully decorated.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The Ekho Lake House is the former governor's house in Sri Lanka. It has maintained a lovely British style. The suite is beautiful and very spacious - and Queen Elizabeth has stayed there. The sunsets over the lake are stunning, and taking a boat ride on the lake during sunset is extra special!
Cons: Unfortunately, the Jacuzzi in the suite was not working and was full of hundreds of mosquitos. No effort was made during our stay to get it properly repaired. The pool of the house is quite small unfortunately.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, right on the lake. Luxurious rooms, excellent staff, good food.
Cons: Quite expensive!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with very welcoming and helpful staff.
Cons: Prices of wine in the restaurant are on the expensive side.
Binara Home Stay -Tourist Lodge - Polonnaruwa - Building
2
9.3 Excellent (118 reviews)
₹ 1,786+
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.
9.6 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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host. Comfortable stay.
Pharo Lake - Polonnaruwa - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (645 reviews)
₹ 4,036+
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: We had two rooms - a double room and a deluxe family room. The double room was great, but the family room was even better - very spacious and private with a huge window/glass door directly on the lake. The bathrooms were excellent with powerful hot showers. The pool is lovely, the staff are friendly and helpful and the food is good. We spent an afternoon relaxing and watching the light changing on the lake, and the water buffalo and fishermen coming and going, finishing up with a wonderful sunset. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pharo Lake, and would like to have had more time there.
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!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff and hospitality. Well aligned to make customer delighted and happy. Location was excellent with the lake view. Food was very tasty and really appreciated the effort made.
Cons: Room can be better managed with some upgrade. Staff is trying to keep it at maximum level, however specially the bathroom needs some capital expenditure. A working table can add more value, whilst the closet can be improved.
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: The lake and the surroundings
Cons: The staff was not very kind and there was two frogs in the toilet. Also there was a lot of noise from animals inside the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Wifi was intermittent but worked most of the time
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.
The Lake Hotel - Polonnaruwa - Bedroom
4
7.6 Good (451 reviews)
₹ 5,214+
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.