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Hotel Mahanuge

25th Mile Post, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka
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#12 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Polonnaruwa

See why so many travelers make Hotel Mahanuge their small hotel of choice when visiting Polonnaruwa. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Polonnaruwa, Hotel Mahanuge is located a short distance from Lankathilaka Image House (1.8 mi) and Gal Vihara (2.0 mi).

As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage while staying at Hotel Mahanuge. In addition, Hotel Mahanuge offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Polonnaruwa trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Wishma Restaurant, one of the seafood restaurants that can be found in Polonnaruwa, which is a short distance from Hotel Mahanuge.

Best of all, Hotel Mahanuge makes it easy to experience many great Polonnaruwa attractions like Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, which are some popular ancient ruins.

At Hotel Mahanuge, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Polonnaruwa.

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Travel816801 wrote a review Jul 2020
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka49 contributions34 helpful votes
I stayed couple of days and will not select the hotel for its rates are very high for an average business traveler. Menu, Laundry is very high compared to similar level hotels. Not enough trained staff to work. rooms are neglected and some of the lights fused and not checked or replaced before giving the room. Noone checked whether there were enough facilities or offered wifi or extension codes to work as the staff may have noticed me walking with the laptop bag. No instinct actions or offers. the manager seems to be incapable and did not have any courtesy to call and find out anything wrong. Once complained a plate of french fries was sent only. I have been there before many times and now see the neglected hotel. At night the cockroaches start their explorations , which we don't like. table and chairs are highly uncomfortable. No additional plug bases for a current traveler
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Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Piyumi W wrote a review Jan 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka6 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked this hotel at the last moment in a hurry. Thought it’s good after reading the great reviews. However after going there understood that it was a bad decision. Room was not clean. The towels looked like they were used, which of course they changed shortly after. Dinner was terrible. There was a little amount of shredded cabbages and carrots which they called a salad, without any salad dressing or flavor. Soup was a yellow color liquid and it was cold! Had to get them to heat it in order to try to consume it. Glasses were smelly and disgusting. Main course with grilled chicken was the only edible thing otherwise we would have been starving. Dessert was a poor choice between ice cream, jelly and fruit platter! Fruit platter was a sad looking one and jelly was of course cheap jelly! They charged extra for the water bottle. Breakfast was average, didn’t have much of a choice. Overall, this was totally not worth the money they charge, I would rather have paid 25% of that amount. Couldn’t wait until next day morning to get out of this place.. WILL NEVER EVER COME AGAIN!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Julie wrote a review Nov 2019
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Very nice hotel, with great pool, fresh juices en friendly staff!! Shantha helped us out with all our questions. It was nice meeting him! If we come back to sri lanka, we will definately stay here for a few nights.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Priyadarshani Halpe' wrote a review Mar 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka18 contributions2 helpful votes
We have all our training here, not only because they have a quiet hall, but their food is really nice. The spacious garden has a big Banyan Tree (National tree of India) which is the attraction. Very friendly staff, specially the Manager who is on the move walking around the hotel whole time. In-fact last November when my friends came to drop me, the Manager offered tea on his account. Very comfortable rooms, with a nice view in a calm and quiet environment.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: All the rooms have the same view, I believe.
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DjDinesh wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
Good staffs specially manager Tilak, it wasn’t busy and had a good time there. Rooms are average size bathroom big enough. Room service is good always kept room and bathroom cleaning and tidy. Food was alright.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$40 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvincePolonnaruwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mahanuge
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mahanuge?
Nearby attractions include Gal Vihara (2.0 miles), Polonnaruwa Vatadage (0.7 miles), and Passikudah Beach (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mahanuge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mahanuge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Mahanuge?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mahanuge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jaga Food, Rasa Bojun Gedara, and Gami Gedara.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Mahanuge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Mahanuge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Mahanuge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Mahanuge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Polonnaruwa.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Mahanuge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lankathilaka Image House (1.8 miles), Polonnaruwa (0.7 miles), and Sathmahal Prasada (0.7 miles).
Is Hotel Mahanuge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.