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Hotel Sudu Araliya

New Town , Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Polonnaruwa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was off season. Great food. Attentive staff. Only problem was the flies from the lake. If you are not prepared for the attack of the flies. You will get a shock of your life. Once you get over the flies. You'll be able to enjoy the great food and service the hotel provide once you get rid of the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is horrible. The worst and least worthy place for your money. They do not have any buffet for dinner. What they have is just a cheap set menu sold for exceeding high price which does not worth 50 percent of its price. 1400 slr.... In addition the tables are fully surrounded by a kind of flies wich freely fall... More

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HotelSuduAraliya, General Manager at Hotel Sudu Araliya, responded to this review

Ayubowan! Dear Mr. Vajira, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologize for the unsatisfactory incident that happened during your dinner and to learn the hotel did not meet with your expectations; we have noted your comments and taking necessary measures to mitigate the re occurrence and seek your kind understanding of the same. While thanking you... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I visited this Hotel out of season and I had been served like a king. All the staff showed a pleasure to make my stay a success. Even I could have served the dinner and the breakfast in the wonderful garden. As no many other tourists where there, many birds walked and flight around and it was the best spot... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Sudu Araliya Hotel (P) was one of our 2 day stops travelling through Sri Lanka & we found alike other locations there was no difference here, compared to the Galle Face Hotel (C) & the Palm Gardens Hotel (A) the assistance & friendliness shown by all of the team, this was carried on to Kandy Cinnamon Citadel & St Andrews... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a great location near the archeological site but I wouldn't recommend it. Our experience: We checked in, unpacked and headed for the shower only to discover no hot water. Housekeeping responded quickly, fixed the problem in about a half hour. We noticed many mosquitoes when we checked in but glanced up at our room ceiling were shocked to... More

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

we had our staff new year party there and had a good experience, their garden is well maintained and rooms are big with very good interior. Customer service manager is very supportive with us and there were good staff members, but restaurant area people seems bit unorganized. food were delicious. Hotel has a very nice view towards Prakrama Samudraya.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The place is "ok" but definitely not 4 stars. Food are ok but rooms should be upgraded. You can survive for one day or two but not for long. If you are looking for a place to crash while you passing through It's ok but don't make this a place to relax because you won't find it here.

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HotelSuduAraliya, Front Office Manager at Hotel Sudu Araliya, responded to this review

Ayubowan! Dear Mr. Nisald, Thank you for your kind review and appreciate your honest comments. Hotel Sudu Araliya is a 3 star Hotel and not a 4 star that is been mentioned and misled to a 4 star category. We have upgraded all rooms as you may observe on our web site in the past two years; the rooms are... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Very nice hotel and nice location . Calm and quiet for a relaxing Holiday . Nice room . Pool is very nice . Friendly and helpful staff . Very attentive team . Best Location for a away from a busy life …Buffet in the restaurant is very good

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HotelSuduAraliya, Front Office Manager at Hotel Sudu Araliya, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed five star review. We are delighted that you are happy with the location, facilities on offer and the service rendered at Hotel Sudu Araliya polonnaruwa making your stay a comfortable one. It is also heartening that you consider Hotel Sudu Araliya Polonnaruwa as one of the best hotels in Polonnaruwa, which we are sure, would... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Rooms are adquate but certainly not of four star quality. Thin walls between rooms and birds roosting on the window sills (covered in guano) squawking all night. Everything did however work. No wifi in the rooms. Could be cleaner. The outdoor area is well appointed with a good pool and adjacent bar. Staff were courteous and attentive. Dinner buffet was... More

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Redmond, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Our check inwas friendly and efficient. The rooms were bright and spacious however we found bat droppings on the window sill behind the draperies and during the evening we had numerous small insects in the room from the adjacent lake. The food in the restaurants was mediocre. There are many better hotel options in the area.

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Address: New Town , Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
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Polonnaruwa is one of the most historically renowned destinations in Sri Lanka. It comes as no surprise that there is a steady stream of visitors that flow into the city each and every year. With an extraordinary collection of ancient relics and nature's own wonders, the city is leaden with plenty of amazing opportunities for travelers to experience many facets of Sri Lanka.Strolling on the banks of the Parakrama Reservoir, gazing at the splendorous creations of ancient civilizations and giving in to the enticing aroma of traditional Sri Lankan food are but a few of the many travelling pleasures that await you in Polonnaruwa. Of course, selecting the best of the hotels in Polonnaruwa is the right way to make sure that your exquisite surroundings are complimented by comfort. ... more   less 
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