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No 42 Deewara Mawatha Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 25 hotels in Polonnaruwa
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Hotel Lake park Located in Polonnaruwa face to the lake Parakrama Samudraya with a Panoramic view to lake.The best place to watch wild elephants and different kind of Birds in Polonnaruwa.lake safari by catamaran.feel the beautify and smell of lake.This is the best place in Polonnaruwa.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Breakfast available
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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YENARA TOURS wrote a review Dec 2020
Negombo, Sri Lanka129 contributions1 helpful vote
I was there 3 nights and, it was quite busy with my official work. But as soon as I entered to this awesome place, entire tired wanished. As a travel agent in Sri Lanka, I have visited much hotels in Polonnaruwa, and this was the best place ever I visited. Special thanks goes to Prasanna, who coordinate my entire needs from hotel side.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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DaveKalavilla wrote a review Feb 2020
Beruwala, Sri Lanka80 contributions50 helpful votes
We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights, it was a great base to explore the area. The manager and staff were very friendly and helpful. The view across the lake from our room was amazing. The restaurant had a good varied menu and the food was cooked very well.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Steve L wrote a review Feb 2020
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka36 contributions10 helpful votes
The location is lovely because it is on a small peninsula at the end of the lake which offers great views of the lake, the wild birds and the local fishermen. There is a nice little pool for cooling off in and the rooms were big and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was a good size with a nice shower. The breakfast was fine, normal format, fruit, choice of eggs and toast. The problem with this hotel is that you are in the middle of nowhere so you end up eating in the restaurant which is not brilliant food, in fact that's what let's this place down, if the restaurant was better you wouldn't mind the remoteness, in fact you would love it! The best thing on the menu for us was the steamed lake fish which was really nice, my wife had it all three nights!. The rice and curry with chicken was okay but lots of bones in the chicken and very mild (western style) curry, not very good really.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Nicholas R wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom16 contributions3 helpful votes
This small and relatively unknown and quiet hotel complex is set by a lake . Rooms were up to standard and clean. Great swimming pool. Great views. The restaurant menu is built around the fishing from the lake of which the huge prawns are fantastic-just out of this world. Staff very friendly. However the main reason for this review is that I suffered a serious head injury when visiting the ruins in nearby Polonnaruwa and had to be stitched up in hospital. The hotel manager went out of his way to see I was okay, including bringing me food and rearranging our accommodation. Nothing was too much trouble and the kindness-which comes so naturally to Sri Lankans-was outstanding. Top marks.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms much the same
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gary l wrote a review Feb 2020
Cannes, France802 contributions188 helpful votes
The location is fantastic, as the pictures show. Room was large and comfy, as was the bathroom. In particular was the manager Kammora (sp) but everyone was very nice. The restaurant was fine but different, as no buffet, but we liked the change. Great value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$45 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvincePolonnaruwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pharo Lake
Which popular attractions are close to Pharo Lake?
Nearby attractions include Gal Vihara (1.5 miles), Polonnaruwa Vatadage (1.0 miles), and Passikudah Beach (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pharo Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pharo Lake?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pharo Lake?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pharo Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pharo Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jaga Food, Rasa Bojun Gedara, and Gami Gedara.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pharo Lake?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Pharo Lake?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lankathilaka Image House (1.3 miles), Polonnaruwa (1.0 miles), and Sathmahal Prasada (1.0 miles).
Does Pharo Lake have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.