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Manel Guest House

New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 28 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Katie P Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is well furnished and has comfy beds with fan some have air conditioning (not really needed, a fan does the job), the bathrooms are great, no complaints at all about the rooms, had a.great nights sleep, it is.nice and quiet. Have to ask for toliet roll and towels. The food is decent it just takes a long time... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, spacious, clean beds. Normal rooms have average bathroom. Newer rooms are very plush! With warm water & modern bathrooms Great location for the ancient city I only had breakfast here (which was lovely) so I cannot comment on the menu as a whole but my friends were pleased. Wifi is a little slow Bikes available for the tour Staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a budget traveller and I stayed here for two nights. It has been very pleasing in any matter! The room has been spacious and very clean, comfortable bed, a nice view, the food was good and the staff very friendly. The manager Layan played some traditional music on the bamboo flute in the evening which I enjoyed very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They are renovating the old hotel and we stayed in the new part. Nice room with airco and hot shower. Food was good. We met some nice fellow travelers who we joined on safari(basically just elephants and monkeys). Because of the good company the stay was very enjoyable.

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Manel Guesthouse is a perfect place to stay in along the beautiful lake of Polonnaruwa. They provide very clean,nice view and cheap accommodations! And most of all, Layan, the manager of this hotel is really very friendly and accommodating in all of your needs! Layan would even play music that you could request just to make you feel that they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We spend few nights in the new block and we had really nice time there. Rooms are spacious and clean. We had room on the second floor with terrace and great view over the rice fields. Downside is that the WiFi didn't worked in the room, but did worked outside the room. Food in the restoran is nice and not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This guesthouse just built up its new rooms two months ago. The new rooms are spacious with fan and AC. Some are facing the garden which you can see a few cows there. The owners are very friendly and can help with anything you need. The meals are good and at a reasonable price, many nearly travelers come here, good... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Nice, big and new rooms in the new building, especially room 18 with view of the rice paddy. Nice location vs architectural sites. Great food. Some minor things: little water from the electric hot shower, a water leakage next to the toilet. Less agreeable were the arrangements with the manager. One day he can arrange things for onward transportation at... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We did not get a chance to stay at Manel Guest House, but once we discovered their menu...we had all our meals there, from breakfast to dinner, when we stayed in Polonaruwa. A good, home made and generous cuisine...served by smiling and helpful people. Adikari showed us around the town, the wood workshop, the flying fox tree... he taught us... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is very conveniently located. The new building has comfortable and modern rooms. The garden is very peaceful and quiet. The stuff was very helpful. The bicycles we rented from here were the best we have had in a long time. We stayed three nights and enjoyed our stay.

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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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