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Hotel Sudu Araliya

New Town , Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 12 hotels in Polonnaruwa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
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5 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

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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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