I have stayed in this property many years ago (over 20 years ago) and was pleasantly surprised at the transformation. It can now be compared with a modern facility situated away from the bustle of city life. In my overall assessment the expectations were somewhat dampened. The reception area is well manned with pleasant and helpful staff. The room was great and the sleep quality excellent. The bathroom area was small and having a bath was quite a challenge. The service was good but the staff definitely needs more training on the hospitality aspects. The stewards seemed to be always in a hurry and wanted the guests to wait until they passed. Another was seen tapping on the shoulder of a guest to get his point through. The small bar is located next to a store room of sorts and the noise was disturbing. Minor setbacks that can be quickly corrected if someone takes the interest. Overall assessment, I will stay in this facility again.
- 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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