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“Good food and location, great owner.” 4 of 5 stars
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Leesha Tourist Home
105/A, New town road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #1 of 28 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Good food and location, great owner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The owner of Leesha's makes this guest house, he is such a character. Hopping on and off his moped and laughing constantly. He had arranged our trip to the national park with some other tourists staying down the road to make it cheaper before we'd even been there 5 minutes. The rooms are clean, the food is great and the location is perfect- you can hire bikes from him and cycle to the ancient city in 5/10 minutes.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We came here while my girlfriend was a bit sick. We were picked up at the bus stop and mr Upali gave my girlfriend some coffee with lemon for her upset stomach (it works!) There are bicycles so you can explore the ruins. The food is good. We had a nice clean room with AC for 3000 rupees. Great price. I'd stay here again. Mr Upali arranged a good deal for visiting Mineriya. With some other guests. The jeep (with kind driver) picked us up at the guesthouse, and after the safari dropped us off at a restaurant we picked. Even though it was further than our guesthouse. Great place!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed one night at Leesha Guesthouse in Polanaruwa and we really like it; Good value for rooms.
We were travelling with our 2 kids (5 years old and 1yo) and we had a nice clean room with 2 beds and a mattress for the baby (no . Bathroom is basic but clean and with hot shower.
The owner was very friendly & helpful, arranging tuk-tuk, giving advices on what to visit and even took our oldest son (5yo) for a short walk to show him bats.
Dinner was also very good, we had a nice rice& curry and the owner prepared a special meal for our baby!
I think there s some bikes you can borrowed but since we had the kids we haven t tried!
Nice adress in Polanaruwa and good value for the room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Its a very nice place to stays, very quite, clean place, nice rooms, good food, A/C and fan in the room also a musquito-net. very close to museum, ruins, and Parakkrama samudhra. can hire bicycle for low rate.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We paid 2000 rupees for a double room and this was easily one of the best rooms we had at this budget price during our three week stay in Sri Lanka. The owner can be a little pushy but if you are firm (as we were) he takes no for an answer and is generally very friendly and helpful. We had a delicious dinner of many small Sri Lankan curries with rice, and fruit platter for dinner, for a very reasonable price. The only negative is that it's a little far from town on foot, which is not so good on an unlit street at night, but then you don't need to go out as the food is so good!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here during our time ib polonnaruwa. Although the owner was quite intense in the beginning he turned out to be a very friendly host. Even prepared some special food for the two of us. Especially a good place for backpackers.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

leesha is a bit out of pollonaruwa but in a nice quiet location and very close to the main sites (ruins etc). mr upali is an incredible businessman, comes across as a bit much to start with (seems to pop up at various places during your stay) but is so helpful and just wants to make sure you're enjoying your stay. food was amazing! delicious spicy generous serves of curry. lovely clean spacious rooms with well-functinoing bathrooms. nice outside dining area in a lovely family home. definitely recommend leesha's

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 105/A, New town road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
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Ranked #1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Polonnaruwa
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Number of rooms: 5
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