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The Royal Lotus

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Giritale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was absolutely a great hotel. Especially the staff was amazing! We (two young women)were there when it was off season, so the hotel was fairly empty. There are mainly men working there but not once did we feel un safe. This hotel has the most amazing view over the lake. Watching the sunset there is AMAZING. The rooms are... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The hotel is situated in a great location overlooking lake, reception areas and pool were good, restaurant was also very good. However, the room was not very well maintained, stained blinds and lampshades, and the standard of decoration was awful - looked like the monkeys had been employed to do it, The concrete table and shoddy wooden cupboards completed the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This hotel is in a very pleasant situation overlooking a lake. The foyer has been updated and is very impressive. However the rooms have not yet been done and the bathroom in particular could do with a reno job. The buffet breakfast and dinner were excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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34 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The hotel is out of town overlooking the countryside. The swimming pool has a great view but there were no shaded areas and no umbrellas. The soup at dinner was unappetizing and the food was adequate but not great. The air conditioning in our room worked and was not too noisy. However the mattresses were extremely poor quality – you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We only had one night at the Royal Lotus on a touring holiday. The reception area is very spacious and looks quite modern as does the dining room. The staff were helpful and the buffets for dinner and breakfast were very good with plenty of choice. However, the rooms were a disappointment - very tired and need money spent on... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This hotel is the waste hotel which i stayed in sri lanka Rooms having a dirty furniture. lack of spots in the furniture Bathroom is very small & very very very old. (not in usable condition) air-conditioners are very noisy & not working properly Staff of the hotel is very friendly & helpfull

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

With a nice swimming pool and views out over a lake, this hotel has the potential to be much better than it is. The rooms haven't been updated for decades and it's a all a bit tired. The food wasn't very inspiring either.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night. The location is good because it is in front of Giritale lake. But staff is non friendly at all. Initially, Receptionist is non friendly and lack of concerns for guests. She gave us the wrong room key which is not prepared. Food labelling is not there in the dinner buffet and choices... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

As part of the on the go tour we stayed here. The location of the hotel in amazing, with stunning views. The food in the hotel was a buffet, which was ok, the local cuisine was a lot better than the attempted international food, although there is an option for a la carte. The rooms are very dated and could... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed here in August 2013 as part of an Exodus tour of Sri Lanka. The hotel is in a good location, but the rooms are a bit tired. It has great potential but is in need of an upgrade. The location is handy for Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya, and we had a lovely bike ride around the area.

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Address: Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa > Giritale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Lotus 3*
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Also Known As:
The Royal Lotus Hotel Giritale
Royal Lotus Hotel Polonnaruwa
Royal Lotus Polonnaruwa
The Royal Lotus Giritale, Sri Lanka

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