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The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

No lift and we were on the second floor so 4 flights of stairs! One of the best breakfasts that we had on our tour of Sri Lanka. Right by the lake, but as soon as I went out I was approached by a beggar.

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed all the amenities that were on offer.The staff at the hotel are pleased to hear that you had enjoyed our wide selection of varieties at breakfast, and they all welcome you back to spend more nights at this beautiful property nestled on the ancient nuwarawewa tank. Thank you. Best...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice serene hotel. It's next to the Nuwaraweva which is a huge lake. Friendly, helpful staff. Wide range of western and local cuisine for buffet. Rooms are modern and clean. We stayed in a room upstairs. I'd recommend requesting one downstairs to avoid climbing steps and ease of access to the pool. As any hotel in A'pura is adjacent...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities that were on offer.All the staff at the hotel do welcome you back to spend more nights and enjoy varieties of food on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Thank you. Best regards,

Hampshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent room on the ground floor enabled us to cross the lawn to the swimming pool. Deepest pool I have come across, ideal for little(big) boys to achieve an ambition and "bomb" without soaking anyone else. The bedrooms were fine with all the usual amenities and a very comfortable bed that would show up many a top U.K. Hotel....

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking time to share your experience at this property.All the staff are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities that were on offer, and on your next visit to the country they all welcome you back to spend more beautiful nights and make your stay a memorable one. Thank...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Our stay was generally comfortable. We were assigned a room with a view of the swimming pool. The reception area was nicely decorated with teak furniture. The breakfast was one of the best we had in Sri Lanka in terms of variety and quality. The Sri Lankan and international spreads were equally good. The service from the wait staff as...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking time to write to us about your experience at this hotel.The staff are pleased to know that you had enjoyed your stay and meals e.t.c. We take note of the above remarks which you had mentioned,and to which our maintenance team are looking into.On your next tour to Sri Lanka we do welcome...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Well located - clean rooms - friendly staff and an amazing breakfast spread made this single night layover a wonderful retreat from the sights of the ancient city. Rooms are clean - and super clean beds and chilled beer and more than adequate choice of food - the curries are hot and not for the faint of heart....

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay & the amenities that were on offer. We do welcome you back to spend more nights and enjoy all kinds of food in our menu on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Thank you. Best regards,

Reviewed January 24, 2017

Hotel is in the city near by Nuwarawawea tank so close to historical places, good to stay when traveling to visit the site of worshiping foods, accommodations are good even if the building is bit old.

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities that were on offer.We do welcome you again to spend a few nights or more at this hotel on your next visit to this historical place. Thank you. Best regards,

Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka
Reviewed January 16, 2017

O.k. for a 4 star hotel. Not a newly built building. Me and my wife stayed in a deluxe room. First appearance of the room was bad due to old and cheap plywood door with a loosen bedroom lock. Small room but can't complain. 2 beds joined instead of a double bed. Very small TV with 6-7 local channels (poor...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to send your comments following your recent stay at our hotel. We call our selves a 3 star hotel, perhaps even a good 3 star but never a 4 star. That said it is our aim to continuously improve our levels of service and facilities offered. We are glad to note that room...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Folks at the reception desk were very helpful and went out of the way to make sure that our group was well settled. The amenities were quite decent and comfortable. Mr. Madushka at the front desk helped me to regenerate our lost flight documentation for our return flights. Thanks for exceptional service.

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities that were on offer. All the staff at the hotel do welcome all of you'll again on your next visit or tour to Sri Lanka to spend more nights at this beautiful property. Thank you. Best regards,

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We stayed just for a night on our visit to Anuradhapura. The hotel is located on the Lakeside (a small distance away) the hotel has a simple two storeyed structure spread over a large property. The property is scenic and well maintained with manicured lawns which was a onetime rest house of 1953 vintage as the plaque in the lobby...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy and pleased to know that you had enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We do take note of your comment regarding the Christmas eve dinner dish which you had really enjoyed and we hope to have it on the menu in future. All the staff at the hotel do welcome you again to spend more...

Sydney
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a pleasant hotel in spacious grounds set beside the lake. It has something of a colonial feel to it. The rooms were comfortable and the service good. We had dinner and breakfast and both were fine without be exceptional. Recomended.

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to know that you had enjoyed your stay at this beautiful property and we do invite you again on your next visit/tour to sri Lanka to spend more nights at this beautiful hotel. Thank you. Best regards,

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Additional Information about The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa

Address: Dharmapala Mawatha, New Town | Near the old bus stand, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nuwarawewa Rest House)
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Price Range: $91 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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Nuwarawewa Rest House Hotel Anuradhapura
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“Ask for a low floor if you don't want to climb stairs”
 of 5 bubbles PatBB_13, 1 week ago | Read review
“Upper floor room may give better air circulation but the ground floor is easy for the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles PuffinPete, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Get a room with a view of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles stone_soup22, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“Look for a room on the ground floor facing the lawn”
 of 5 bubbles ramanand55, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near swimming pool or face to to lake would be good”
 of 5 bubbles niroshanaw, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
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