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Boa Vista Guest House

142, Old Putlam Rd, Anuradhapura --, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The guest house is composed by three types of bedrooms 1. Family Rooms 2. Double bedrooms 3. Twin bed rooms The guest house is located in a quiet, green area right away from opposite side of the old puttalam road next to Tissa weva and is therefore an ideal choice for families searching for relax.Additionally this and best location for... More

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Positive: helpful staff, some good dinners, good location near bodhi tree yet somewhat isolated from town. Negative: it's basically a dump; rooms not clean, poor maintenance, overpriced upper floor rooms. pool & fitness center n/a

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Anuradhapura does not have many(any) quality hotels. I do not think hotel staff are properly trained or have any clue how to run this place professionally. We were told check out time is 8.30AM. May be the cashier pocketed the money. We did not receive a receipt. Each bed has one tiny pillow and they do not have extra pillows.... More

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germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

When we arrived the manager and owner weren´t there, and had left two guys that hardly spoke some words english. Although communication was a little bit difficult, they were extremely friendly and tried the best they could to deliver a good service. We felt very welcome. Bo Vista is perfect located if you want to visit the ancient city, but... More

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London,Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The beauty of the city and location of anuradhapura amazed me. It was my first time in a city like this. When we arrived at the hotel we booked a nice gentleman came in and greeted us. The reception staff was excellent. Fast check in and good ushering made us feel homely. Food in this hotel is great. The restaurant... More

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

The first thing we thought upon entering was that it felt like The Overlook Hotel from The Shining (without any of the 70s kitsch charm). It took quite a few minutes investigating to locate any of the staff. The room was pretty dirty and the drains in the bathroom smelt very bad. Last but not least, I'm fairly certain that... More

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My partner and I were beneficiaries of a careless mistake by the hotel staff. They put us in the deluxe AC rooms on the first floor with a view of the lake. Our booking was, however, for the basic rooms in the dungeon-like basement. Eventually, we paid the regular rates, but got twice the value for our money. The hotel... More

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scarborough
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The hotel was in a lovely location overlooking the lake.The room was spacious and comfortable with a mosquito net provided.The bathroom was dated and in need of some tlc,but at the end of the day for £25 a night B=for two what more could you want?The owner was very charming and lovely along with her staff,extremely informative and helpfull.We had... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

With two children and only two nights in Anuradhupura the proximity of the Boa Vista to the ruins was excellent. We were able to hire four bikes, two of which were adjusted to suit our 8 & 11 year olds, and we explored about as much as is possible between dawn and dusk. The room was comfortable for four, and... More

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Heiloo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

It could have been a beautifull guesthouse but unfortunately it is in rapid decline. The rooms are spacious with a nice view but the whole guesthouse is in a poor state. The bathroom was old and dirty. The owner was friendly but had no interest in running her guesthouse. She was sitting having drinks and sigaretes all day. Our stay... More

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Address: 142, Old Putlam Rd, Anuradhapura --, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
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