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Ariya Rest House

near Polonnaruwa-Colombo Main Road | 210 km away from Colombo, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #15 of 24 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We got a simple room for a reasonable price in a calm, safe, green environment & it was very clean! Owners daughter Shani is very nice, talkative, willing to help & she speaks very good English. I also loooved eating breakfast here - Everything was so quiet, ambiental, they put fragrant sticks on threes, little birds were singing, fresh fruit,... More

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Colombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were visiting the ancient city on Poya day and on recommendation from friends and tripadvisor reviews we decided to stay at Ariya rest house. The rooms are spotlessly clean and I had a comfortable nights rest. The guest house is run by a lovely family, Shani their daughter is a dancer and a real bright spark with perfect English... More

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

From the moment I arrived at Ariya Rest House I felt instantly welcome by Shani and her lovely mum. I stayed in a twin room without AC although AC was optional. The bathrooms all new and spotlessly clean I enjoyed a delicious hot shower which is heated by solar panels. Sleep came quickly after a day of exploring the Polonnaruwa... More

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Ahungalla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Very nice guest house. Rooms are simple but OK and have AC. Room and bathroom was clean, staff very helpful and friendly and here is the best delicious food. It is worth for its money compare to the other guest house with the same value. Internet service is available that I like it most. Great place and hope to come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Very nice guest house. Room and bathroom was clean, staff very helpful and friendly and here is the best Sri Lankan food, which we have during all our trip!! Mango and pineapple juises was also wonderful!

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were brought here to stay for one night by our driver. We saw 2 rooms and both were quite basic but spacious. Our rice & curry dinner was really tasty, but the best part was the families hospitality. They made us feel so welcome, we stayed up in the evening chatting and drinking the infamous arrack. Coffee in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This family run B&B offers great service and a warm and family-like atmosphere. The rooms are simple but OK and have AC. The Sri Lankan food was excellent. No bikes available for hire at the B&B but we were driven, free of charge, to a place to rent bikes. The owners were very helpfull to find us a driver to... More

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our fourth day on the holiday in Sri Lanka, this hotel/restaurant is our favorite. The lady of the house cooks excellent Sri Lankan food! The staff is very friendly and take care of everything. The room was clean and cosy and they have a nice terrace. .

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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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