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Manel Guest House

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New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only place to stay in Polunnaruwa. The service was incredible, the staff bent over backswards to help us. It was a very good price and we were picked up in the middle of the night from the train station free of charge. They were extremely accommodating and i would highly recommend this to anyone thinking of visiting Polunnaruwa, I... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth every penny you pay. Ask for new room with a/c. The bathroom is wonderfull amd the room beautiflly furnushed. You can have meals in an accurated patio. There was a music group yesterday night playing beautifully. Mains for 400-600. Next door to temples

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good place to stay - friendly, helped me out with all the little things a traveler needs and great buffet! Fantastic location too, nice live music with dinner , wonderful experience and friendly people. Would stay again. Love polonuwara

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best accommodation in town, any needs, they will help with bookings on anything or locals calls ! I highly recommend this place highly Couldn't be happier Best food good prices Close to everything The staff here speak good English and makes life very easy I love Sri Lanka

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must for any volunteers/ budget travellers coming to Polonannaruwa! We spent two fantastic nights at the Mandel Guesthouse. We were initially met at the train station in the early hours of the morning by Layan, then escorted to the guesthouse via Tuk Tuks. The hospitality, the entertainment, the rooms and the location were all great! Hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It have been a very pleasant experience to stay at Mabel guest house. The rooms are modern and nice, the staff gives an excellent service and the food is wonderfull. We came on an evening where the hotel had arranged a show with traditional Sri Lankan dance. The show was wonderful and inexpensive.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

after travelling for a week with trains and bus with our two kids we found a little oasis in manel guest house. gpod service nice rooms excellent food for us (spicy) and children (not spicy but still lankan style). the lady who leads the staff is simply unbeateble she really does her best to make you feel comfortable and she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stayed 01night in the new rooms at manel guest house. A very calm & quiet place, room view is very nice with the nearby paddy field. The staff is very friendly & we had a nice time. Much worth for the money we paid. A good place to stay in Polonnaruwa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Manel Guest House is a good quiet place to stay and discover Polonaruwa. The owner speak a good english, he is very kind and he can also play good flute music. You will appreciate field rice view, enjoy wifi, you can also rent bikes for discover the temples. Perfect for backpacker

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Bavaria, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very nice Guesthouse! The personal is very friendly an helps you in any Questions. You can rent a bike for 300 Rupies. The way to the Tempel is just about 10 Minutes to ride with the bike. The rooms are availible with and without Aircondition. You will get a nice Bed and good Bathrooms. You can get food at any... More 

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