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Giritale Hotel

Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night on a group tour as it is near Polonnaruwa. The reception area in the hotel is lovely with fantastic views over a picturesque 7th century man made lake. A pleasant place to sip a cocktail! Unfortunately we were given a room I think it was 107 which is in the basement of the hotel and like... More 

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

If you need a place to get away for a peaceful time then this is the location for you, Ideal for honeymoon couples, that is if you like to be by yourself and enjoy nature, The view from the restaurant of the giritale tank will take your breath away. If you're lucky enough you would be able to see the... More 

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lissone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two nights here with my family. Even if very big this is a really nice play to stay and relaxing. Lake view in wonderful. My children enjoy swimming pool and restaurant. All stuff was really kind. Thank to our guide Amila for suggest this place!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a very bad room, totally unfit to function as a hotel room. The air was very damp and stuffy, even with the airconditioner on. There was dust everywhere and everything had a humid smell, including the sheets and pillows. I found a couple of big ants in the bed. I asked for another room, but we only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful time we had as a group of six friends here. The staff were wonderful which had for a please my experience. The rooms were large with aircon and a fan. The buffet was delicious with an array of food. The view was spectacular and the balcony was spacious to relax on and see the view. The wifi... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is located on the edge of Giritale lake, in a large forested area, about 30 km from Habarana junction towards Polonnaruwa. My wife and I stayed two nights here, as it is within a couple of kilometers from the Training Centre of the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation, where I was involved in conducting a training course.... More 

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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Should've asked for photographs of rooms prior to booking. Dilapidated condition and need immediate renovation. Washrooms are so small, you can't properly soap your self without knocking on cubicle walls. Washrooms were hastily cleaned even on our delayed check in. Lake view rooms they said, but you need to kneel down to get a glimpse of the lake.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Hotel was nicely located in a small mountain facing to Beautiful Girite tank (Weva). Staff was very friendly and treat us with great hospitality. Hotel was bit old but well maintained. Food was tasty with lots of varieties. Moreover the view is wonderful!!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Cannot beat the view of th lake. Was stunning. The rooms were mediocre - needed to open the curtains to be able to see well and the A/C was not controllable - only had one temperature -frigid. However there was a fan, so had a good sleep. Wifi only in lobby.

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Colombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

visited the hotel in September 2015 while we are traveling to Pasikuda with my family and some friends. we ask them to reserve 2 room with Double bed but they offered 2 room with twin beds. it was their fault and they offered us extra 10% discount on room rates. Food was fantastic. the view from the pool is amazing.

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