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Palm Garden Guest House

5/1, 2nd Canal, New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Palm Garden Guest House
Ranked #7 of 24 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Even Yehuda, HaMerkaz, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Throughout all my days in Sri Lanka, this is probably my favorite :)! The place is very peaceful, wifi was dependable, beautiful and quit place, room was big and mosquito net was huge :D! Highly recommend this place to anyone coming to Polonnaruwa! Owner also came and picked us up from the "bus station" P.S: Make sure to take advantage... More

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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to base yourself from for seeing Polonnaruwa. The price was affordable and there was a nice buffet for dinner, friendly and funny owner. Good overall ambiance, and that likely attracted the other friendly travelers we met there. Hotel manager offered us bicycles which we would have loved to do if we'd spent an extra day. Polonnaruwa was gorgeous... More

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Bentota, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Guest House is located in a peaceful area and surrounded by nature and rice fields. The rooms are good and clean.The dinner's are really tasty and are usually in buffet style, so that you have a chance to get a good meal. The owner Ama is a surprisingly caring and kind man. He is not looking for a large... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had such a good time there, thank you Amal! Thank you for your kindness, thank you for you bird-watching tour, thank you for saving my sister's catish teddy bear, thank you for showing us our first wild srilankan elephant! A wonderful place, just perfect to start a trip around srilanka and towards deep relaxation. We deeply recomand!! Caroline, Fati,... More

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Lenzburg Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We made a roundtrip in Sri Lanka and when we came to Pollonaruwa we decided to stay in the Palm Garden Guest House. The first impression was very good, the room was clean, the food was good, the site beautiful and quite ...BUT ... after dinner the owner started drinking, around nine he was so drunk that he started dancing,... More

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Deniyaya, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Acceptably clean and comfortable for a cheap guesthouse. The lady who seems to run the place was nice and friendly. Dinner in the garden was good. BUT the boss decided to blast out music from 10.30 to midnight. So if you like uninterrupted sleep I really can't recommend palm garden.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Our stay at the Palm Gardens Guest House was definitely one of the most enjoyable experiences that we had during our trip to Sri Lanka. We felt at home very quickly. The Rooms are clean, with good air con and with a nice outdoor seating area. The food is made from locally sourced ingredients, excellent quality and as everybody eats... More

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were picked up from the bus stop quickly by Amal, the owner. The room was fine, clean and the mattress good. The mosquito net over the bed though was only for a single bed so that was uncomfortable and useless the first night. The deal with the bicycles is Rs 300 for the duration of your stay so that... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Last summer we spent a weeks holiday in Palm Garden Guest House. We had the most wonderfull time. The service was exellent and the food was delicious. Mr Amal and his wife offered us a great hospitality. Kids really enjoyed their garden. Amal also arranged a Safari tour to Minneriya safari park. Real adventure our kids had unforgetable lifetime experience.... More

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Strasbourg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I had a health problem (bitten by a dog, everyone be careful!!!), and the owner spent hours with me at the hospital. He also helped to fix tuk-tuks and a car. Tasty dinner in the garden, very pleasant after a hot day. Room well appointed (for the price), with good mattress and with silent and effective air conditioning.

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Address: 5/1, 2nd Canal, New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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The guest house is located on a quiet road, with rice fields around. It is 1km from the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (bikes can be rented at the guest house to visit the site and the area). We offer restaurant facility and room service. The garden is an ideal place to relax. ... more   less 
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