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Rock Cascade Hotel

Circuler Road | Near (Sri Lanka Telecom), Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #13 of 29 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights. The highlight by far was the food. Nisha is a great cook. I had the rice with curries option both nights. At 450 rupees, it was a bit pricey by local standards, but worth it. There are only three rooms here, and the one I stayed in was quite comfortable with big fan... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We have spent 3days in Polonnaruwa and experienced a warm welcome and good care by Nisha. She is a very enthusiastic, energetic and warm person and made sure we spent our time well: helped to direct us, help with organizing pick transport and even catch the right bus. She cooks passionately and made us to try variety of home made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I know is a guesthouse but the food is amazing, the best we have in our trip in Sri Lanka so far. So, if you want a affordable place, close to the main ruins, bicycles and authentic local food, these the place, just be sure to pay for a/c room, it is really hot in Polonnaruwa.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and couldn't have been made more welcome. Nisha, the owner goes out of her way to take care of you as if you were family. The food that was supplied was authentic and amazing, not only in quantity but also quality. A lovely atmosphere amongst her lifetime collection of knick knacks that made this... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Rock Cascade is a perfect base to visit the ruins at Polonnaruwa. Nisha the owner was so pleased to look after us that we felt like one of the family. We watched as she cooked delicious curries and she was eager to share her stories with us. Nothing was too much trouble, bikes were hired and delivered, washing was done... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had the room with van for 2 nights..it was smal but clean. It was very near the town and calm. The food is very, very good (400rs) and the owner of the homestay was very friendly and very helpful..she organised bikes (300rs/day) and an safarytrip to kaudulla national park (6000/jeep without entry fee)...perfect for 3 day stay..

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Pardubice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Rock Cascade Homestay is nice, clean house located close to the ruins in a quiet place. We stayed for 3 nights and got perfect service. Home cooked Sri-Lankan meals were delicious and the owner was very friendly and helpful. We had nice time there and if you want authentic experience, we recommend this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

The location for the home stay is close to the ruins, but there are very few other tourist amenities around, like restaurants. The home itself is moderately clean, but eccentricly decorated and cluttered. The food was excellent, and the host was lovely (but VERY intense!)

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed at the Rock Cascade Homestay in February 2013 for two nights. It is a quaint little place (there are only 4 rooms - one of which is the owners) that is a great to rest your head, use the excellent free wi-fi in the garden or chat with the very kind, friendly owner about yourself and your travels... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I stayed here 2 nights and it was a good place to stay and see the ruins. The owner is very friendly and does very good Sri-lankan home cooking. It's very much a guesthouse as the property is also the owners home. Rooms were ample size and bathroom was good. Internet was a little intermittent, but would happily stay here... More 

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