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New Town Rd, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Manel Guest House Dining Room)
027222 2481
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The food took an hour and half to come and it was over cooked and greasy! So many mosquitos in the restuarant! Avoid this restaurant. Breakfast was awful as well.

Thank Carolinebateman13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a great 4 days here. The rice and curry is very nice, rice plus 9 other dishes. The aubergine really really nice. The staff are very helpful and chatty, they arranged safari and tuktuk. Hot water always in the shower even though it was a fan only room. Would definitely come back. Look out for the huge fish in... More 

2 Thank Lester W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Nice place, very quite, basic clean. But this is the service you require for the price. Could not expect more. People are very friendly. Should go there....

1 Thank matevzi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This place has a lovely garden and really friendly staff. Rooms are clean and relatively cheap. The food was excellent. I had the best chicken masala and my friend had roast beef that was very good as well. If you're coming to Polonnawura, I'd recommend Manel Guest House. If you do, ask for Layan.

Thank Adium
Bratislava, Slovakia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had quite basic room, but clean and quiet. Staff is very nice. But the best of all is the food. We had rice and curry, and it was the best one that we had during our trip in Sri Lanka.

Thank Silvia K
Fjardhundra, Sweden
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

this place consist of a nice surrounding..decent rooms with good furniture...friendly staff and nice service.when i arrived i was welcomed and served with a fresh fruit welcome juice..that i only found in this place...i got a room on the second floor..facing the lake..room was comfy and had a lil problem of mosquitos..but they helped me out with some balms..nice food...really... More 

Thank jose l
Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This place had a lovely garden area overlooking a paddy field to enjoy a beer, great food too; but it's probably best to order many hours in advance as on both evenings we had to wait nearly two hours while it seemed other more sensible people ordered at breakfast. Rooms are basic though fine and the shower had great water... More 

Thank ceksin7
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Because we have only eaten here, I can judge the guest house at it's dinner. From what I've read about Manel it's not really worth to spend the night. But I can absolutely recommend to eat here. The food was really delicious. When we arrived we were welcomed by about five men, who that night clearly had nothing to do.... More 

1 Thank AlexandraHodl
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Manel Guesthouse, Polonnaruwa is the worst hotel that i have been stayed in Sri Lanka!!! So dissapointed. The staff peeped people shower, the room is dirty. Please do not stay at this hotel if you travel to Polonnaruwa.

3 Thank F L

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast
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  • Address: New Town Rd, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Manel Guest House Dining Room)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: 027222 2481
Manel Guest House offers you a peaceful oasis amidst the ancient and pride of Polonnaruwa, and, a warm and friendly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to make you feel home away from home.The facilities include: *large guest house in a quiet and residential neighbourhoodnice, cooling trees, surrounded by the green scenario *beautiful, bright, clean and spacious bedrooms with bathroom en suite and balcony*rooms are equipped with air-conditioning or fans, with double or single beds*other facilities include terraced garden and an excellent restaurantconveniently located to the Ruins of the ancient city(about 10 minutes)*about 2 minutes drive from the Bus stations, or 5 minutes walk*about 20 minutes drive from the Polonnaruwa Railway station*security safe, luggage storage,telephone,television and laundry service are available*a computer with Internet connection is available*Free WiFi network, for guestsfor more information about where the guest house is located in Polonnaruwa and how to go to famous places from here,please contact us.

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