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The Royal Lotus

Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Giritale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015
Dinuka D Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    4 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A little bit old hotel..but nice friendly staff....The rooms were very basic need to renovate . Wonderful view at the evening specially at the pool area..cool night lake breeze... Pool....ops it should be upgrade quickly ..... but nice calm environment... Its not a big variety of foods but...foods are good... Its not a bad place to travel....

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The real highlight of the Royal Lotus was the pool and the wonderful view. The rooms were very basic, nothing special - definitely need an upgrade. Wifi was available, but too slow to really use. Restaurant was quite good, they had a buffet for dinner with good quality local dishes. We stayed as part of an Exodus tour, but I... More 

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

worse. The staff are sooo concerned about forigners but not locals like us... Their attention on local visitors lack in big time... :) Overoll its a good hotel... hope to come again if the administration upgrade the standards of the rooms....

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent one night here as a part of an organised tour. As mentioned in many other reviews the rooms require updating. Lots of wear and tear - furnishings stained, dirty, bed uncomfortable, noisy a/c which also leaked water, lamps not working. They need to invest money in an upgrade for the rooms. The views from our 3rd floor room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Geraldton, Australia
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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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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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