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Lake Wave Hotel

522 / 31 Lake Road, stage 2, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you say lake wave to tuktuk drivers as they try to take you to Lake view hotel instead. It's a great place to stay. The owner was the most friendly and helpful I've met in Sri Lanka. Lots of tips and advice and some tasty food in the evening. It's also a great place to relax as it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just left Lake Wave after two pleasant, restful nights. Upali is a great host. The Sri Lankan breakfasts were a treat, the cheap bike rentals were a fine way to explore, and the bus stand pickup made it easy to get settled. I especially enjoyed sitting in the back lawn with a tall beer, watching the moon rise over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for five nights after escaping a really horrible place that looked Fab on booking com. Upali the owner and his wife were both very hospitable and helpful. Upali speaks superb English which was very welcome as I didn't meet many people working in the service industry who communicated effectively in Sri Lanka in the ten weeks I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Best place to stay in Anuradhapura!!! Near the central with a beautiful view over the lake. The owner and his wife are booth very frendly and her cooking skills are awesome. The owner(Upali) arranged us a perfect trip to the Wipattu Nationalpark. There was the Jeep and driver included for a very fair price. And i also have to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice location right on the lakeside, we had a room with airco and a view on the lake. It was not the most modern and clean room we had but it is good value for money. Although the hotel is near the centre of Anuradhapura and the Main Street can be quite noisy, it is really quiet at the hotel.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Upali and his lovely wife (and two sweet dogs) for two nights. Nice location immediately at the lakeside. You can sit outside at their terrace and enjoy the view. They also have bikes for rent, an absolute perfect way to visit the ancient city!

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

Dear Charlotte, Thank you very much for the comment sent by you. upali(lakewavehotel) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This hotel is very peaceful when you need a bit of rest during your trip ! No trafic nor noise from the city, just enjoy the lake view ! The owners are available to help / inform you. Sunanda is a lovely cook and clothes designer !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

i enjoyed very much my staying for two nights in the Lake wave, the owner is very friendly, he pick up us from the bus station that is only 500 meter from the guestshouse. the room is with airco and for great price we could also rent a bike from the hotel. i love this place!

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

Dear friend. Thank you very much upali More 

Wijchen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

we have been guests for 4 days at the great guesthouse of Upali at the end of July 2015; thanks to all the good advices we have had some great days in Anuradnapura and Mihintale; and above all we enjoyed very much the tasteful homemade rice and curries; we felt like home with our family; the children had the triple... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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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