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Manel Guest House

New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 26 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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Jche34 Asheville, North Carolina
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eventough all the reviews we've read were positive our experience was everything but that... Room full of mosquitos Bathroom dirty, even after cleaning When asking prices for a safari trip, staff took us to see elephants in a dump. Definitelly don't recomend this place if you want to have a pleasant experience in Polonnaruwa

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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a nice and reasonable priced guesthouse in Polonnaruwa we found (with the help from Ashoka, from Ashoka Taxi 077-4912416) the Manel Guesthouse. There are A/C and Fan rooms available, we took a 'Fan' room and where vere pleased. The manager Layan is very kind and was very helpful for us. The rooms are very comfortable, new made with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and very helpful staff, good food and clean rooms. They also rent bicycles and organize your safari trip to Minneriya National Park if you want to! The manager Layan is helping you out when you got any questions!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Layan and the team were most friendly and helpful, the beer was cold the food was good and the rooms were comfortable. wifi spreads to most of the outside grounds and it is a close location to the shops and the major attraction sites. I stayed and few days and felt at ease right from the beginning. Great guest house

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice staff. Especially the manager Layan, and a nice peaceful location close to everything you would want to see in the area. Can rent bikes, good size portions for breakfasts and dinner and a comfy stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stay to discover the area (take a tuk tuk for Sigiriya). Two different type of rooms, the new building is brand new, very clean and comfortable. The main house is more familial and a good price for lower budget with older but clean rooms. Nice garden and rice fields surrounding. Great food with large choice. We recommend... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very friendly guesthouse with great buffet the evening. Room with balcony with great view. Close to everything in town. Great music. Breakfast available and bike rental for lower price. Tuk tuk driver Mahinda will offer you a great welcome with savassa juice.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a great time here - we stumbled across it by accident and were not disappointed. The staff were really attentive, organised bike hire and drivers for us at the drop of a hat. The food on buffet nights was great and the place had a lively atmosphere. We stayed in one of the newer rooms which was immaculate,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I was staying here for two days. All was good. Especially dinner. It was a kind of a buffe, where you can eat what you want and as much you want... The manager was very helpful and arranged me safari, room in other town... He is the best :)

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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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