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The Lake Hotel
Pothgul Vihara | New Town, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Polonnaruwa
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5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We loved the place for its very friendly and helpful staff and the beautiful view from the rooms. The rooms were very comfortable. A little more space in the bathrooms would have made it more comfortable. We also enjoyed the food.
We would like to go there again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The Lake, Polonnaruwa is on the banks of Parakrama Samudraya, a vast lake with a speciality - It has got waves just like in sea.
The Lake is a small but wonderfully kept hotel of the Ceylon Hotels Corporation. The rooms are quite nice with excellent facilities. The food is exceptional and the service very good. It is very nice to walk around the lake watching the birds. The close attractions are the Minneria National Park and the Pasikudah beach.
Wonderful hotel

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pothgul Vihara | New Town, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Polonnaruwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Well-positioned on banks of the Parakkrama Samudra one of the largest man-made lakes in the country by King Parakkrbma Bahu in the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa.The Lake Hotel is the ideal point of transit within the archaeological cultural triangle and venture out on excursions. Furthermore en-route to the golden sandy beaches on the east-coast and it’s within an hour’s drive from 'The Lake' hotel. Guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, shopping, banking, and other commercial needs, it’s only four kilometres away the from the commercial town of Kaduruwela.'The Lake' basically is a hub to the ancient city, Archaeological sites, wild life and the beaches on the east coast. ... more   less 
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