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Manel Guest House

New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #13 of 24 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Since we arrived late with empty stomach, when we encountered the staff from Manel Guest House who was picking up guests on the street, it seemed we did not have any other better choices. Actually, the staffs there, including the one who picked us up, were friendly and gave good tour suggestions. They arranged the National Park Safari for us,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very friendly and nice place! The people are very nice and forthcoming. I really enjoyed my time here! I can recommend the food,especially the buffet :) Prices are very good as well,really the only thing i can 'complain' about is the rickety pedal on one of the bikes for rent ;) Also,when they were in a pickle... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The guesthouse was good value, close to Polonnaruwa town.The room was clean the staff were very helpful & friendly and It was really good for the budget. I will definitely select this place in my next visit to Polonnaruwa.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Location is close to polonnaruwa enter. Food is ok. In evening a lot of mosquitos due to the paddy fields next to the hotel but they have a mosquitonet above the bed. Cleanliness is medium. All in all it was ok for one night.

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Barcelona, Spain
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23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The grounds are nice to eat out in, and I enjoyed the food I had, more expensive than around the clock tower area. The people were quite friendly. The wifi is offered locally and kept cutting out it was regularly unreliable. The room wasn’t very clean and some items in the room were not in good repair. Lots of bugs... More

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Habarana, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

stayed one night and was up very early the next morning. dinner was nice and the staff are friendly and helpful. they have bikes to rent. the rooms are modest but there is a nice view from the upstairs rooms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in a downstairs room. The room was quite basic and came with 2 beds (a double and a single), mosquito nets and hot water. We noticed right away that the windows did not close (weren't designed to close the whole way) and the room was filled with mosquitoes. The owner, who was extremely nice and... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Manel Guesthouse is currently a quite basic place, but there is a new building with superb views (and eventually with a rooftop-restaurant?) and even a swimmingpool under construction now. Our upstairs room (LKR 3000) was okay if small, with nice views of the ricepaddies and sunset from the balcony. Only the toilet was not flushing properly sometimes...The location of Manel... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Friendly, caring and flexible service. We stayed 4 nights, the room was comfortable, clean and good-looking. We arrived late in the night, even then, whatever we asked for was fulfilled within a few minutes, and it was the same all through our stay. Staff is friendly and they have a good sense of humour, too. Layan plays the traditional flute... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The mixed reviews are based on there being several different types of rooms. Downstairs are the budget rooms, quite basic, but looked reasonably comfortable. Upstairs are the nicer, newer rooms with nice sunlight, newer bathroom, and still a great value. I was happy with the stay here, it was comfortable and a great location. Not too far from the ruins,... More

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Address: New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
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