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Palm Garden Guest House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had a great stay at Palm Garden Homestay, we planned to stay for one night and ended up staying 5... Tina, Nuwan, and Ranjan were fabulous hosts and made our time here so much more enjoyable, some of the best people we met on our Sri Lanka trip. The rooms are clean and great value for... More 

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Hi Sarah & Coleen Thanks you so much girls to bring smiling faces and happy energi to our guesthouse. We hope you´ll have a great travel in the future and good luck. We´ll love to see you again. LOL Nuwan & Tina More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We met Jaghar the owner of Palm Garden Guesthouse in the streets of Polonnaruwa. He told us he had rooms available so I quickly did a search on trip advisor and read some great reviews about meals and friendliness so we went with him. What a mistake !! The Palm Garden staff offered nothing that we had read, no lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

This was the best value accommodation we have had so far! The accommodation was clean Nd spacious. The bed was comfy. The food was amazing, possibly he beat rice and curry so far. The location is perfect, a short cycle to the ancient site and lake. I would recommend it to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Very nice guest house. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Truly great food. Rooms are basic but clean and great value at a bargain price. Slightly off the center of town, but there is nothing to do in the center anyway, as the ruins are scattered over a huge area. Strongly recommended

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our double room was very cheap and maybe you cannot expect more from this price. The promised AC didn't work and spending the night in our tiny room only with the fan on wasn't that nice. The bathroom was simply dirty. The owner couldn't really speak/understand English and always had to call his brother for help (who was really nice!).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in the end after being approached by a tuk tuk driver in town. We were suprise to find very clean rooms, comfy beds and a mosquito net built around a frame as opposed to the hanging version! Bathroom was a but lacking but was still clean! We had a feast there with a couple of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a two night stay at Palm Gardens and it was pretty faultless. Great location, walkable distance out of town (although a free tuk tuk ride is usually offered!) and cosy amongst all the greenery. Our hosts were exceptionally helpful, organising everything for us while giving us loads of options of things to do and ways to do them.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This place needs a complete overhaul! Whilst the staff are nice, and the complimentary tuk-tuk rides into town were great, the rooms were very very disappointing. Bathroom was filthy, mattresses didn't fill the bed, sheets were full of holes and the fan was hanging off the ceiling. With a bit of effort, this place could be fantastic, but it's a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here early August 2015 for 2 nights. On the second morning one of the men from the staff sneaked his hand through the mozzie netting on the windows to pull aside curtain and perve at my girlfriend. Luckily I was awake so told him to piss off. We left immediately as we didn't feel safe anymore and notified the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location around rice paddy fields. Very kind owers who prepared a lovely curry dinner for us each night in the garden. So nice to not be in the city. Bicycles available for hire to get to main attractions. Wifi works well. Rooms could be better but we did choose the cheeper option. Holes in fly screen. Foam mattress with... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palm Garden Guesthouse is located just outside the old city. We have comfortable rooms with all modern facilities. We offer a restaurant and beautiful garden where you can relax. All rooms have their own terrace. We can help you arrange safari or transport wherever you need. We are here to make your vacation comfortable and relaxing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palm Garden Guest House

Address: 5/1, 2nd Canal, New Town Road, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Price Range: $15 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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