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Giritale Hotel

, Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, great spa with a wonderful one and a half hour Ayurvedic treatment, fantastic food and a wonderful view. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Close to Minneriya Park and not far from Polannaruwa. The hotel has a swimming pool too facing the great views but difficult to get near with the the numbers of people. Recommend an early morning... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The most amazing thing of the hotel is location it situated. What an eye refreshner that view is. Although the property needs a refurbishment still it wont undermine the scenic view over the giritale lake. The food is good and the staff is helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views in this hotel are amazing, topped with very clean rooms, good food & lovely pool. This place is a must stay for a relaxing retreat in Sri Lanka! We don't know the rates of the hotel as it was part of a tour package we booked through DS tours Negombo- also highly recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently spent two nights at this hotel, the main reason for rating it as average rather than very good is that I was allocated a room underneath the bar, which was very noisy. These rooms should not be allocated to paying guests as there is very little privacy with hotel staff walking past the room to access the bar... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about this hotel are the amazing views across the tank with the view to the elephants on the far side every evening. The reception, lounge and dining areas are lovely, the bedrooms are a little dated but well appointed and clean, with beautiful views. The kids loved the pool as it had goals for water polo.

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a couple of nights at Giritale Hotel. The lobby and swimming pool areas provide Lovely views of the Giritale tank/lake. We even saw a couple of elephants on the other side of the lake! Buffet breakfast and dinner was good, service also good. However, the hotel rooms are rather old and much in need of refurbishment. This hotel... More 

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Nugegoda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights last week with the family. Location is mind blowing with an absolutely stunning view of the Giritale tank below, particularly from the lobby and pool areas. Buffet spread was good and tasty and staff at all levels are very friendly and courteous starting from the Resident Manager.Being one of the oldest properties in the area,... More 

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Absolutly stunning views over the lake especilly at night during the electrical storms . Great food . Nice rooms and well appointed. Did a safari from here to see the elephants. Very romantic spot. Too good to miss

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is really great, what a great view and special service. The view is from a movie, looks like Africa. Sometimes you see Elifants. The food is fine and the swimmingpool is ok. We also take a ayuverdische massage, what a experience. You must do that!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I stayed one night in this property and the only option i liked is the view from the restaurant and the room. Food options were bad with over cooked food. Room does not contain shampoo, you can get it if you ask from the front desk. They need to take care of their cleanliness because rooms looks damp. good for... More 

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