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The Lake Hotel

Pothgul Vihara | New Town, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka., Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Polonnaruwa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hotel is renovated but still need up gradation in few areas. The staff is very friendly & very efficient. It was during New Year period & the hotel was full. Our rooms were not ready on arrival & they requested us to have lunch. The rooms were ready and badged was placed at the time we finished our lunch.... More

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went back to this hotel again after 5 months, In a cozy comfort room you can see wildreness unfolding over your window. Early in the morning the lake is misty and you wake up for a far cry of a lake bird. Seems like you can get into hotel but you would never leave. Even though you leave you... More

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Christopher R, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your time in posting your comments on TripAdvisor, it was great to see back and you assurance to keep coming back, we appreciate all your comments, inspiring words of encouragement to the reader and traveller intending to stay at our property. It makes us proud, were we too are glad to be at your... More

Kandy, Sri Lanka
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best hospitable service I have received, absolutely super. The view is breath taking during the evening with the sun setting in the far horizon. Ambience by the pool side after 7 pm is super. Hats off to the staff who is always smiling and at your service through out your stay.

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Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your time in posting your comments on tripAdvisor, we appreciate all your comments, and recommendation which gives encouragement to those who intend visiting the area. Thank you for your feedback. More

Tønder
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The situation of the hotel is magnificence, right at the lake bank with white storks and waterbuffalos. The interior is modern, rooms with aircondition, nice good beds and the restaurant area overlooking the lake, with good food, slightly less spiced. Service could not be better, helpfull and smiling - a place I will return to when getting the chance!

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Christopher R, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your time in posting your comments on tripAdvisor, we appreciate all your comments, and recommendation which gives encouragement to those who intend visiting the area. Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to your next visit whenever possible as assured by you. More

Newcastle, NSW
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 nights at the Lake Hotel. Very happy with service and food and staff. Sitting by the pool and the lake is absolutely tranquillity. Rooms were sweet, staff very helpful and responsive, food very good. A 20 minute walk to town or a 5 minute tuk tuk.

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Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for you time in posting your comments on tripAdvisor, we appreciate all your comments, and recommendation which gives encouragement to those who intend visiting the area. Thank you for feedback!! More

Boston, MA, USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this hotel is stunning...sitting on our porch having a glass of wine at the end of the day was perfect.....birds and water buffalo....the room and the bathroom were just OK...the breakfast buffet was passable as well as ala carte dinner.....unfortunately there is no outdoor areas to eat your meals......bugs at night keep you inside......the pool is small... More

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Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for you time in posting your comments on tripAdvisor, we appreciate all your comments, and recommendation which gives encouragement to those who intend visiting the area. Thank you for for feedback!! More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had two wonderful nights with warm hearted hospitable staff. everything were superb. it was totally different place what it was before. we are so grateful for their kind efficient service. Thank you over and over again.

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Christopher R, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for you time in posting your comments on tripAdvisor, we appreciate all your comments, and felt the difference as to your previous stay. It is encouraging for us to hear this statement . Thank you for for feedback!! More

Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rather than spend our first night in Sri Lanka at one of the dubious chain hotels in Ngombo, we elected to move inland to Polonnaruwa. Despite the long drive from the airport, we were not dissapointed. The Lake Hotel is a small intimate boutique hotel that has a special location that sets you at ease as soon as you walk... More

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Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for you time in posting your comments on tripAdvisor, we appreciate all your comments, inspiring words of encouragement to the reader and traveler intending to stay at our property. It makes us proud, were we too are glad to be at your service. Thank You once again!! More

Colombo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night on our way to visit Somawathie Chetiya and was very happy. the room was clean and comfortable .the staff was very helpful. We asked for a packed break and they had it all ready for us. Would have like to stay another day but had to get back to Colombo

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Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for you time in posting your comments on tripAdvisor, we appreciate all your comments, and recommendation which gives encouragement to those who intend visiting the area. Thank you for for feedback!! More

Mechelen, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in february '14 and we must stay it was one of the best hotels we had during our trip in Sri Lanka. The location of the hotel is just WOW! From the infinity pool u have breathtaking views on the lake and it's surroundings. The rooms are clean, spacious and modern (except for... More

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Christopher R, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for you time in posting your comments on tripAdvisor, we appreciate all your comments, and recommendation which gives encouragement to those who intend visiting the area. You have well description of the hotel is much appreciated and we are looking into the short coming that has been mentioned by you. Thank you for for feedback!! More

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Address: Pothgul Vihara | New Town, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka., Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Polonnaruwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Well-positioned on banks of the Parakkrama Samudra one of the largest man-made lakes in the country by King Parakkrbma Bahu in the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa.The Lake Hotel is the ideal point of transit within the archaeological cultural triangle and venture out on excursions. Furthermore en-route to the golden sandy beaches on the east-coast and it’s within an hour’s drive from 'The Lake' hotel. Guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, shopping, banking, and other commercial needs, it’s only four kilometres away the from the commercial town of Kaduruwela.'The Lake' basically is a hub to the ancient city, Archaeological sites, wild life and the beaches on the east coast. ... more   less 
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