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Hotel Sudu Araliya

New Town , Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this hotel as a part of a group. Not a fancy resort but very tranquil and relaxing. Overlooking the great Parakrama Samudra tank, this property was more than we expected. Great for team building activities as they gain a huge bank during the drier months. The wind here is extremely strong during Sep Oct which keeps things cool despite... More

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Perth, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the worst hotel we stayed in by far, for the whole two weeks while visiting Sri Lanka! On arrival, you think you've hit the jackpot. The hotel entrance and foyer show such much promise, then when you get to the room, it's a huge let down. The rooms were dirty, some air conditioners and hot water systems were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Good foods and excellent service.If you want to STAY IN POLONNARUWA THIS IS THE HOTEL.We highly recommend this hotel.BEAUTIFUL LOCATION...... GREAT STAF.Our hotel room is very neat and good.The staf provided an excellent service...... ●We appreciate your hotel staf member "ISURU" and his crew.... ●.Again we appreciate your hotel RECEPTION GIRL "SHAKIL"..She welcomed us very happy fully... ●We appreciate your... More

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What do you expect from a hotel after paying more than Rs20,000 ($150) per day (full board)???? I got nothing!! Service is extremely poor. No welcome drink. No one to greet or welcome at reception. Rooms were not ready till 3.30 pm (Check in time was 2pm)!! Rooms were not lively, and felt emptiness with the room. In the bathroom-... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

One of the worst places to stay in polonnarwa , yes it is in front lake But the buffet is terrible the hotel old the Service doesen't exist there is only the lake. If you can go far from this hotel, you can find lovely and cleaner hotel to stay

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are planning to stay in Polonnaruwa, I highly recommend this hotel. Beautiful location: overlooking the well-known lake 'Parakrama Samudraya'. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious. There was a wide variety of food and the food was really good. The staff provided an excellent service: polite, attentive and helpful. Fantastic stay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed this lovely hotel. The staff are fantastic, particularly the bar/restaurant staff and the manager Nayani. Rooms are spacious, the beds could be a bit more softer. Overall this is a great base to explore the Polonnaruwa ancient sites.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We spent a comfortable two days at Sudu Araliya. The location is beautiful overlooking the famed Parakrama Samudraya. There is quite a large pool. They have some issues due to the jungle terrain such as bee hives on trees directly above the pool in the night which necessitates switching off pool lights a bit. However that is a minor isssue.... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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 July 21, 2014

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

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Address: New Town , Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
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Number of rooms: 104
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