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Palm Garden Guest House

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5/1, 2nd Canal, New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Palm Garden Guest House
Ranked #10 of 26 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a brilliant time in the day, the owner Amal seemed like the perfect host, until he started drinking. Without any provocation on our part, he became extremely aggressive, trying to push some of my friends down the stairs, hitting them and pulling their hair. We then had to hide in our rooms in complete fear, with a bed... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place should not even be open. The owner acted extremely aggressively towards myself and friends. Until the evening when suddenly his mood turned, he had been the perfect host for the day. Unfortunately this is obviously not a stable man and something - combined with alcohol - triggered a dangerous change of personality in him. He had not allowed... More

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DO NOT STAY HERE: On first look this place comes across as being lovely. Nice rooms, nice food and a very helpful owner Amal. That is until Amal drinks. The man made my friends uncomfortable and in his drunken state this escalated to him attacking my friends he pulled their hair, pushed them downstairs and smashed through the windows to... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DO NOT stay at this guest house. The owner is an aggressive man who attacked my friends and I without any provocation, whilst we were staying there. We had to barricade ourselves in our rooms whilst he smashed the windows trying to gain access. He hit, pushed and pulled hair of several of the group members. He was arrested for... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great stay in Palm Garden. It is a simple place, but clean and not expensive. Dinner was delicious, and very special with the other guests in the beautiful (palm) garden. You are not obliged to have dinner there, but please do! It is delicious! The guesthouse has also bicycles for rent: a great way to explore the... More

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Hakkari, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Palm Garden was the best part of my Sri Lanka trip. Amal, the owner, is a great guy. He picked us up from the bus station, organized trips for us, and helped us with our questions about planning the next trips. The place itself is beautiful. I got the room with a terrace, where I could exercise in the mornings... More

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Even Yehuda, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

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

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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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