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Hotel Ancient Village

Sri Sudarsana Road, Thopawewa, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka
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Certificate of Excellence
Our hospitality wants to welcome you in the genuine way of Sri Lanka and make you feel at home in the peaceful surrounding overlooking rice fields, a flourishing garden, rooms to make you feel comfortable and our knowledge of what makes our island so special: the spices, the scents, the food all the way back to Ayurvedic wisdom. But above all it is our pleasure to have you as our guests!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Foot massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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We arrived at the hotel late after getting the train, the hotel was a bit out of the town so we asked where we could eat. They managed to feed us in the restaurant, we had rice and noodles with beer which was so tasty! The room was ok, large beds and clean, the bathroom was a bit basic but the usual standard for Sri Lanka. They told us there was no time for breakfast so to just get up when we were ready. In the morning, there was a table set for us and breakfast was served. There was lots of wildlife around the hotel. The hotel owner organised us a tuk tuk to visit the ancient city and looked after our bags for us whilst we did that.
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Extremely nice place! What a wonderful, very funny and most helpful owner without being pushy at all! Perfect location, just nearby the historic site. The rooms are spacious enough and have a nice view over rice fields. Good breakfast. Really a good place to stay!
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Hotel is located in a wonderful location and the hotel architecture has maintained a good view from each and every room.rooms are spacious and the wash rooms are also spacious too. Hotel has to focus on safety of guests a bit more as there some risky power outs in rooms. We were in room 102 and found a spark inside of the key card slot. Also , it’s better if the hotel can provide free accommodation for drivers as well.
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We found this place by accidente - we really needed the coffee,but in the end we booked the room and stayed there,because it really has a good vibe. The owner was very helpful and respectful . He gave us good advises - it's like he really feels what people need at the time. Also the recomendation for our next stay in other town was perfect. The rooms was clean and the balcony was perfect. Not to forget the beer after walking around all day. Sincerly thank for all your energy and 'la buena onda'. Would recommend it to everyone. AND THANK YOU AND THE WHOLE FAMILY!!
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Stumbled across this place by accident, so glad we did, food was great, staff so lovely and willing to help, the rooms where the best we stayed in, in sri Lanka considering we have been here for 3 weeks, you have to stop here
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$20 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvincePolonnaruwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ancient Village
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ancient Village?
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 Ancient Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ancient Village?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ancient Village?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ancient Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rasa Bojun Gedara, Jaga Food, and Priyamali Gedara.
Is Hotel Ancient Village located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Polonnaruwa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Ancient Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ancient Village?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lankathilaka Image House (1.8 miles), Polonnaruwa (0.7 miles), and Sathmahal Prasada (0.7 miles).
Does Hotel Ancient Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.