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near Polonnaruwa-Colombo Main Road | 210 km away from Colombo, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ariya Rest House
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Ranked #13 of 29 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

By suggestion of our driver we stopped in Ariya Rest House for lunch on our way to Polannaruwa. He was right: there was a buffet, the food was nice and authentic, besides a very friendly and heart warming staff. Recommended!

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed only for 2 nights but were very happy with the place. The price is good and the owners are very friendly. They helped us a lot: picked us up from the bus stop (and before spoke with bus driver and explain where to leave us), explained everything about the sightseeings. The food was very good, plain, nicely cooked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Colombo to Polonaruwa by bus, which was delayed by traffic caused by endless road constructions. It was late and we were nervous about finding the rest house. We called them to confirm that we were still coming. The daughter of the guesthouse came to meet us at the bus stop and took us to the guesthouse. Despite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tucked away, about 150m from the main road is a little gem. Very friendly and heart warming staff, serving good and varied curries (don't miss the cocunut sambol). Clean and friendly rooms, with air conditioning.

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Austin, Texas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What a relief to come here after a long day of exploring the near by temples. If you are visiting the ruins at Polonnaruwa, do yourself a favor and stop here on the way out. Great buffet so you can nibble or quaff, unlimited tea or coffee, your choice of soft drinks and large, clean washrooms with showers, and great... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were in Sri Lanka for several weeks doing an independent documentary. Overall, this was my favorite place to stay. Good food on site, good service. AC and solid wifi, which was crucial for us. My only critique might be the mattresses being a little bit thin, but I slept quite fine every night. The value is solid and I... More 

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Nordhausen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed there during our Sri Lanka journey. They have really tasty Sri lankian food. The nice and friendly owner takes care all the time during our stay. The room including the bath was very clean. Recommended to every tourist of Sri Lanka. Two Brothers from Germany Jan & Andreas

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Stopped here for a late lunch. The buffet was very tasty and not too spicy. Good selection of curries. Tasted like proper home cooked food. Service was excellent. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Clean rooms and friendly environment for stay like home. Family oriented business they are really friendly and reminds me my home. Owner of the wife cooking and that food yammmmmy. Really authentic Sri Lankan food. Staff in there are friendly .Recommended to all A+++++++

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Noting much with the rooms. Stayed on BB. But clean and nice rooms. Had a late night drink. The staff prepared a nice fried fish and was very cooperative. The best was the breakfast. Tasted the best potato curry ever with string hoppers and coconut sambol. The place is famous for their food. Must try in polonnaruwa.

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Address: near Polonnaruwa-Colombo Main Road | 210 km away from Colombo, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
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Number of rooms: 8
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