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Hotel Sudu Araliya

New Town , Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Polonnaruwa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nisald Colombo, 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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Kegalle, Sri Lanka
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The location of hotels is attractive but, there is no clear view for the great parackrama samudra lake from room. however you can get some bit of lake sight through the garden. Arrive after visiting hot rural area to this place of course you will feel some fresh air & relax. So, this is better for relaxing in the night... More

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The hotel is located along a really nice stretch of the lake just a few kilometers outside of town alongside the Lakeside Hotel. Despite the nice location and its size in the area, this hotel was a disappointment for the price. The hotel clearly caters to large tourist groups as they are one of the only hotels in the area... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Don’t be fooled by the glossy brochures and pictures of this hotel on travel booking sites. From the outside, it looks idyllic and peaceful. However once the darkness falls, the place is overrun by small lake flies (from the massive Parakrama Samudra lake situated just in front of the hotel). They somehow get into your rooms, in the lobby, in... More

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

Ayubowan! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We very concerned about your comment, we take pest control very serious & pay special attention in conducting incentive pest control systems such as fogging the entire garden, rooms & trees for pest control, and it’s conducted by a reputed pest control company in Sri Lanka by Hayley’s group. It... More

Kritou Tera, Cyprus
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We spent 2 nights over the Christmas at this hotel, and I have to say they did everything possible to create a warm and welcoming ambience. All the hotel guests were invited to a gala buffet dinner with live music on Christmas Eve. It was very well done and they clear spared no effort to make it a memorable dinner.... More

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

Ayubowan! Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you had a memorable stay with us indulging in Sudu Araliya hospitality. We do at all times ensure the rooms are comfortable and cleaned & maintained to high standards. It would have been very appropriate if it could have been known as specifically why the room was not comfortable... More

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

First of all need to say... a Great hotel, located in a wonderful area. Relaxing atmosphere. Wonderful people n staff. Hotel was clean n nice. Rooms are in excellent condition. Drinks sandwiches n overall food was superb. One small disappointment is, its better if u can offer a full buffet rather than the set munu for breakfast. Overall a great... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband & I stayed at this hotel for one night during our recent 2 week tour of Sri Lanka. It was well placed in terms of our journey east & its position on the lake is stunning. The staff are friendly & anxious to please. Dinner was tasty & good value. The abundance of insects in the Dining Room... More

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

Ayubowan! Thank you for your kind 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. We are currently looking at the insect problem and taking necessary precautions to minimize its effect as it unavoidable due to the nature of the... More

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Also Known As:
Sudu Araliya Hotel
Address: New Town , Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Polonnaruwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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