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Palm Garden Guest House

5/1, 2nd Canal, New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Palm Garden Guest House
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, helpful and understanding staff. They arranged themselves our visit to the ruins on two tuk-tuk which was great. Rooms were fine. Free wi-fi. Excellent cook. We arrived late at night so they prepared us some quick but great noodles and I must add that the next morning we had the best sri lankan breakfast of the whole stay... More 

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Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed 3 nights there. The guesthouse has only a few rooms so you feel familiar. Breakfast and dinner is served in the nice garden where you meet the other guests. The cook is excellent! The two owners (brothers) are very friendly, helpful and attentive. They are around during the dinner so you can talk to them... More 

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Wuppertal, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were brought here by our driver to spend the night. The rooms are very basic but have nice verandas surrounded by lots of greenery. We didn't eat at this place and left early in the morning, but in the few interactions we had the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The only big downside were the gaping holes in... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The accommodation is basic and a bit old but clean and the hosts are very friendly. It also has a nice verandah to sit in front of your room. We enjoyed it very much. Given the price that was charged, you get very high value for money. I can highly recommend to have dinner and breakfast at the guest house.... More 

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paris
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Welcoming host who can give you a free lift from and to the city center. The rooms are clean and conformable with your own terrace with view on the garden. It's a good value (2000rs). And the diner (rice and curry of course) is very very good.

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Amal is gone, gone, gone. The two brothers (both tuk-tuk drivers) who've taken over are really trying to make a go of it, and are, for the most part, succeeding. The whole area is kind of a post-modern place - the actual town is small but strewn out over a largish area, the ruins are even more spread out (and... More 

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Logatec, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stayed there in the middle of October for 3 nights and were satisfied with service. Room was fairly basic yet clean and bed was equipped with much needed mosquito net and strong enough fan (A/C rooms were also avaliable). Staff was really friendly, we could rent bikes from them and arrange safari tour. Also breakfast (traditional one) was top... More 

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Konstanz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We only spend one night here but even during this short time we really enjoyed the amazingly friendly staff (this place is under new management since September or October 2014!!!!) and great homemade food. The room was rather basic and the bathroom a bit on the shabby side, but you should always take into account what you pay for it... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This guest house is NOT SAFE. The owner, Amal, is a psychologically unstable man who physically threatened and attacked my friends and me during our stay there. After drinking he attempted to lure away individuals from the group (all girls) in the middle of the night, became increasingly forceful, not even giving up when we grouped up for safety in... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Myself and 15 other volunteers stayed here during the weekend 29th-31st August. On our second night the owner Amal became drunk and verbally abusive without provocation. His behaviour was erratic, he was shouting and pointing in our faces and tried to enter rooms without permission. He then became violent, pushing myself, grabbing my friend's hair, and hitting another friend in... More 

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