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Manel Guest House

New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 29 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great stay here. I splurged (I am backpacking) on the newer building which I was able to get at a decent price since it is low season. The room was huge with a very comfortable bed, good shower and lovely sunset views over the agricultural fields. I took the room without AC but the fan worked just fine... More 

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Cracow, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cold water, mosquitoes / building adjacent to the field of rice / air conditioning so loud that you can not fall asleep, and everything looks as if it was being built. Unfortunately, I have to say that this is one of the worst accommodation in Sri Lanka we have had for two weeks.Sorry.

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Oslo, Norway
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143 hotel reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently spent a night at this guest house whilst visiting the impressive ruins nearby. I was given a room in the older block on the top floor (watch your head as you go up the stairs if you're over 5 foot). When I first went in there was a bad smell, something like damp. But having left the bathroom window... More 

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Iresh J, Guest Relations Manager at Manel Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologize for the unsatisfactory incident that happened during your stay and to learn the hotel did not meet with your expectations, we have noted your comments and taking necessary measures to mitigate the re occurrence and seek your kind understanding of the same. Regarding the WI-FI ,we have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent 3 nights in the new annex of the hotel. Another floor is still under construction. While the main hotel is off a busy road, the new wing, for an additional 8 dollars, is quiet. Room is adequate size & clean, but no closet space, TV or soap. But you do have a table & mirror & a patio.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We read a bunch of reviews for the place saying that you could stay in the newer building for $8 more. We are traveling for a year so we are on a tight budget of $50 per day per person. We stuck with the budget room and were so glad we did! They first welcomed us with a welcome drink,... More 

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Wolfersheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were guided here and were a little bit sceptic about it but it turned out very well. They have all types of rooms from basic fans to deluxe air con. They are about to expand and make the whole place even more appealing. The location is superb, close to the sacred city, surrounded by rice paddies and coconut palms.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stumbled across this place after meeting the charismatic manager - Layan. Layan is extremely helpful and made our stay here very special. We got room 17 in the new block with beautiful views over serene paddy fields. Like clockwork every evening at dusk flocks of large fruit bats fill the orange sky. A wonderful sight. You'll see lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place is very close to all the attractions in the polonnaruwa. Overall - There are two types of rooms - old rooms which are above the kitchen and the hotel etc. New rooms - a separate guest house in the middle of the paddy fields. We reached this place late in the night post 9 PM. We were quickly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you are tired after a busy day of safari and archeological sites this is the right place that you can find near the old town that offer you a good service of laundry a nice cleanly room and a very tasty srilankan dishes.... Right place for backpacker, couple and little fellowship...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very nice gest house in polonnaruwa. Is near to the main route and to the historical centre. Big hospitality, nice personnel, very nice Manel. The hotel is clean, the room large with big bathroom. The food very good and staff really friendly

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Address: New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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