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Manel Guest House

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read a lot of the reviews about the owners being persistent and can’t say that didn’t happen, but at the end of the day their suggestions ended up being helpful. Because he offered the Safari so promptly we were able to do it the afternoon we arrived, rent the bikes to ride around the ruins the next day and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed an Manel's guest house for one night. We had originally booked two, but finished sightseeing earlier in Polonnaruwa than we expected. The accommodations were basic but clean and the bathroom had a spacious shower. In addition the outside area/restaurant is extremely nice and the manager lights it up well at night to give it a nice ambiance. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I stayed two nights. Good: - relaxing place - rooms are nice and clean - wifi everywhere Restaurant has many different dishes and moderate prices Needs to improve: - service is slow, takes a while to drop an order. Sometimes it even seemed like they just forgot about you.. - after ordering, it takes quite a bit until you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We're a family of 5 and stayed a couple of nights in the new part of the guest house. Our 2 rooms were pristine and light with balconies, excellent fans, mosquito nets (no holes!) and really good bathrooms. Lovely views of rice fields and palms. Buffet food was delicious and suited our children (10,13,15) as we could all choose what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We had the best experience at Manel guest house.The food was amazing.The staff is so friendly and attended to all our needs.kids had a lovely time in the big green garden.The rooms were so clean and spacious .The balcony facing the padddy fields was a heavenly place to relax.higly recommended ."fried wel malu(fish from the lake) "is a must try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best places we stayed at in Sri Lanka. The host and all his staff are very friendly, extremely customer oriented and eager to help us plan our visit in Polonnaruwa. They offer Safaris, Tuk-Tuks for a day and much more! The daily buffet is very good as it is a mix of Western and Sri... More 

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

The overall rating of this geusthouse seem to suffer from the fact that some rooms are much worse compared to the others. Unfortunately, I had one of the bad rooms although I looked at the pictures carefully when booking and assumed to have been booking a renovated / new room. However, what I got was a room in the old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We were travelling on a budget, but our room was spotless and the bed comfortable with a good mosquito net and working fan. Lovely outside dining area, and staff were really friendly and helpful. Delicious local food - sadly we only stayed one night!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

The great staff are the best about this place. They helped us with organizing everything that we wanted to do in the area in the short time that we had. We had a room in the new building, which had a great view. Shower wasn't great and could have been cleaner. The bikes they have are great and the location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. Probably the best we have been in Sri Lanka. New rooms very clean and spacious. Manager Layan couldn't have been more helpful by helping us to organise the next part of our trip. Beautiful eating area out on the lawn capturing lovely breezes off the rice paddy. Definitely recommend.

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Additional Information about Manel Guest House

Address: New Town Road, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Price Range: $15 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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