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Manel Guest House

New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #13 of 22 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Varna, Bulgaria
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

For starters, the pics listed on this website are NOT representative of the actual premises. I don't believe the main building they have pictured even exists on the property. The staff was friendly but the room was unacceptable...mainly the bathroom. The room was dirty, the sheets dingy, tons of bugs, and a terribly uncomfortable mattress complete with pillows that felt... More

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Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed here for one night before exploring polonnaruwa in the morning, and would definitely recommend it. Our room and bathroom (number 3) were lovely and clean, and the meals on the veranda were good. The best part about manel guest house is definitely the staff, they were very friendly and helpful while we were there. We hired bikes from... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

great hotel, great food, great location....with really good wifi......rooms are excellent. .staff will help you out with tours around the area, including safari to minnevya. is handy for the local ancient sites which can easily be reached by bicycle or even on foot...... well worth staying here

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Address: New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
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Ranked #13 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Polonnaruwa
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