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Deer Park Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Deer Park Hotel
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Polonnaruwa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015
Frank W Ferndown, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Maharagama, Sri Lanka
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sstayed at this place for one night.Rooms were spasious and newly builr but without floor mats,not even for bathroom.At the time of dinner, banquet manager informed us,without any prior notice,that day do not have buffet, only limited menus we can order.Since there was no option for us,we had to make individual orders, which took more than 45 minutes each... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The hotel setting is beautiful but it is a bit old and tired. Service is also not great and there is a feel that perhaps there is not enough staff for the size of the hotel. Here's our pros and cons list: Pro - Beautiful setting and scenary Spacious room Nice swimming pool and gym Cons - Poor service: we... More 

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Colombo District, Sri Lanka
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

we have stayed in in Deer Park so many times few years ago and have always been impressed by the service and hotel itself. It was to utter dismay that we encountered a run down, simply horrible place. We were given rooms that had not been cleaned for awhile, with ants all over the bathroom, linen seen better days and... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stayed 1 night after doing a bike ride in the area. The rooms are set in groups of 4 in a lodge. The room was clean and comfortable although the bathroom did not have a shower. There was a small bath to sit in and you had to hand hold the shower attachment. The room below us had an outdoor... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stayed here with my wife on our 20th wedding anniversary. We hired a driver from BlueLanka tour guides of Colombo (excellent company * experience) that took us across Sri Lanka. He did not have experience with this hotel. Also Hotels.com did not offer it - I found it on Booking.com. Our driver phoned ahead to the hotel that we were... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The hotel is designed and furnished with a lot of taste. The food was delicious. The pool area makes you feel that you swim in the jungle full of exotic birds. The staff was very welcoming and helpful.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This property is a hidden gem! Good location, the climate was perfect when we went there. We planned to celebrate my wife's birthday party there! I was not disappointed. They had more than what we expected. It was an amazing experience for all of us. Just wanted to highlight few things. 1) Food:- The buffet they have here is far... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,401 reviews 1,401 reviews
329 hotel reviews
3,199 helpful votes 3,199 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

On first appearances this hotel looks great. It has an impressive huge lobby, a pleasant souvenir shop and sunbeds overlooking the lake. However you should remember the old adage 'never judge a book by its cover' when you begin the trek to the hard to locate rooms. Many are in groups of two. Our dark, dated and dismal room was... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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62 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice spacious bungalow type accommodation in am elevated position overlooking a lake('tank'). I had a private porch with mine lovely for sunset. Good buffet choice at meals but a la carte choice very limited.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed in that hotel with the big group (12 people) in February 2015. All of us really enjoyed the accomodation. First of all - the rooms are very nice, the water is hot, the service cleaning is excellent, and the territory has a great location. The garden is green and the lake view is fantastic on the sunset. You... More 

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