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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 28 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan T Nordhausen, Germany
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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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Nordhausen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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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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