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Lake Wave Hotel

522 / 31 Lake Road, stage 2, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Initially Lake Wave seemed to be a great spot but we quickly realised that the owners put in the minimal amount of effort into running a place they claim is budget, and are not upfront about hidden costs. Our room was very dirty, one of the dirtiest we stayed in over our time in Sri Lanka - dead bugs (and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We arrived to Anuradhapura and walked around the bus station for about an hour before we decided to stay at this place. Not only it was the nicest one, but we were also able to get cheapest price. Upstairs rooms are basic but nice. We checked out in the morning, left our stuff there and when we got back in... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The owner and his family are doing everything that you feel at home. For a reasonable price you get nice clean rooms with lake view and very good food! At night you can sit in the garden with a cool drink and enjoy the mild weather. The main attractions of Anuradhapura are easy reachable by tuk tuk, you can walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We arrived here because of our humble Tuk Tuk driver who took us from Dambulla to Anuradhapura. Milan, the junior boss, welcomed us in a very friendly way and asked us for our budget/night. He showed us the first room which we took right away. Great lake view and very quiet location. Our bathroom had ok water pressure, warm &... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

only money nothing else! located in a good area close to new town! my family went last week stayed few days. charged for A/c found them out of order! complained several times turned on deaf ear! broken locks at bathrooms! dirty bedlinen! no room service at all whole time we stayed. unfortunate experience coz there are lot of good places... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was recommended to me by Aji at the lion lodge in sigiriya. His place was great! I trusted his opinion. I arrived here and was given a dirty and loud room by the kitchen. I was moved and told it would be more expensive. After demanding the same price for my "better" room, I found it equally as dirty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Lake Wave is a bit out of the way, but calm and peaceful and a reasonably easy ride to the ruins, closer even to the new town, in case you need supplies. Upali, the host, is a thoughtful, kind, humourous person with lots of tips on what to see and how to get there, a real fountain of useful,... More 

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upalianuradhapura, Owner at Lake Wave Hotel, responded to this review

At first I refused the review sent by the girl from USA. It is true that there was an argument regarding a room.as she mentioned that Mr Ajith from lion lodge of sigiriya sending people to my place by good recommendation. not only she lots of people. After she arrived to my place and she wanted to have the cheapest... More 

Chartres, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Close to the temples, beautiful lake view, funny and reliable host, quiet place.... just don't forget your mosquito repulsive. You will enjoy your time in a city that is totally worth it! Very cheap and you can rent bikes, best way to visit around

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had a spacious room with balcony overlooking the gradually filling lake - I arrived on the day of the first monsoon rain for 7 months. I stayed for 3 days- each afternoon at 4 pm a monsoonal downpour for a few hours . Enjoyed observing water birds ( egrets, herons, spoonbills, cormorants, various waders) from balcony every morning. Bicycles... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

You get what you pay for. No luxuries but reliable basics. No frills but all you need. Only place in SL I did not feel overcharged. Staff is all family and it shows. Offers great cuisine but you have to ask for it and well in advance. Place is airy and wonderfully quiet. By Oct 14 it will have a... More 

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