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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 #14 of 29 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at Ariya rest house for two days in June 2004. The hotel recommended by a friend of mine. Until arrive at Ariya rest house, I was not sure weather it is good or not. There was a warm welcome and from the time we arrived till our departure they looked after us very well. Food was excellent. Staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Ariya rest house is about 30 minutes stroll from the main ruins site. It is a quiet and calm escape from the bustle of the town, has clean, simple ruins and the owners are lovely. The curry for dinner was superlative too! Very much recommended - relaxing after a day of biking around the ruins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I felt really happy and welcome at Ariya Rest house they gave me a welcome drink which was lovely and cool after enduring the bus ride. The hotel is not far away from the ancient city and a bus will cost you less then sl rs20 but u can walk the 1,5km back also. It is easily reachable by bus... More 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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