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French Garden Tourist Rest

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488/4, Maithreepala Senanayake Mawatha | near Town hall, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #18 of 78 Anuradhapura B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015
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Vlaardingen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

On arrival they proposed a different room, which turned out better and even cheaper. In the late afternoon the young men stand outside and do "looking girl's". Breakfast is great, try Sri Lanka breakfast. The rooms are clean, relativily cheap with airco, TV and refrigerator. Nice place to stay and in the neighbourhood of the busstation and othetr facilities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not top range , but great value for money. Clean, friendly and hospitable, food OK ish. All in all the best thing about Anuradhapure which we found to be a rip off - like the rest of Sri lanka - the cost of visiting cultural sites is simply prohibitive for the average traveller.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Clean rooms with attached bathrooms. Aircon available. Situated in a quieter corner of town. Food in the evening was surprisingly good (some of the best we had), and the staff are helpful. Bike hire is very over-priced. Overall though, absolutely fine for a night or two.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Average guesthouse in good location. Clean rooms with good hot water and mosquito nets. The food was ok, however you have to order the Sri Lankan breakfast the night before and they only gave us the option of having this at 7.30am which is quite early for me on holidays! We hired the bikes for an afternoon, mine was ok... More 

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

French Tourist Rest maybe the general standard of places inAnuradhapura but suggest you check out others first. Meals here are expensive as was the beer. Takes long time to get hot water. Despite handing in key, did not change towels ( glad I was only staying 2 nights) It was not a cheap stay as breakfast which consists of cold... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed at the French Garden Tourist in January 2015. The place is cheap and cheerful - and Rajita on the desk was fun and happy to help. Don't miss the rice and curry - excellent and great value. Be sure to take DEET - the mosquitos are big and will snack on you night and day!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I do highly recommend this place. The rooms are very clean and great quality, as are the bathrooms, also very clean and with all expected facilities one would hope to find. I stayed two nights and it is by far the best place that I have stayed at. And to top it off, the service-oriented staff made every effort to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

For a first night in Sri Lanka the French Garden is absolutely fine. It wasn't the best place we stayed on our trip, but it was also far from the worst. After booking in advance we were emailed offering an airport transfer for $77/10,000LKR. The airport's official rate for an a/c taxi is over 13,000LKR so this isn't a bad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Nice old style villa guesthouse. Good breakfast and dinner, and moderately priced cold beer. The garden is pretty small, but the staff are very friendly. Anuradhupra is not a fun place to be or walk around so a nice hotel is a must. Would stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The French Tourist Hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to visit Anuradhapura: - Near bus station (by tuk tuk or walking) - Clean and nice. - Food is very good - Staff is helpful and very nice. Rajidht helped us all the time arranging transportation, bike hiring at a good price and always with a smile.

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