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Giritale Hotel
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All reviewsgiritale tanksri lankahotel is locatedswimming poolbuffet stylelovely hotelhotel staffcomfortable staylobby areaexcellent viewroom was clean and comfortablebuffet dinnerone night stayshort staykaudulla national parktwo nightswild elephants
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I was not expecting a 5 star facility as the main reasons of my stay was to visit the attractions on the area. But trust me the rooms need a lot of maintenance there was no refrigerator in my room but rest of the rooms had a refrigerator as we took a total of 3 rooms. The lights in the rooms were not working and we had to get maintenance the sink in the toilet had cracks.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Location location location. But the swimmingpool is not very inviting. Good rooms and beds. Dated bathroom and ceiling. ( we had far right room) but Beautifull view. With these top end prices you need everything fine and not just lean on location. They need a rainbow touch. Flowers in bowls in courtyard, bit more allure is what this place needs!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Having arrived in Sri Lanka early hours of the morning, driving from airport to climb Sigiriya rock, it was just perfect to reach Giritale Hotel in the afternoon to spend the rest of the day relaxing. Our room was spaceous and clean, there were lot's of sounds from the wildlife outside which just added to the experience. For sundowners we ordered Lion and sat on the porch overlooking the tank and it was perfect. The dinner at night felt like a true lodge experience. We were greeted with our country flag and sat down for a huge and tasty buffet dinner. The food was great! We had a good night sleep and left after a equally nice breakfast buffet. I can well recommend this hotel, for the friendly staff, the rooms and the food. It's situated perfectly between Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

After staying in the lovely Thi Lanka in Kandy this hotel really hits the other end of the scale....
The room hadn't been stayed in for a while, well that's how it smelled. .. In desperate need of renovation with peeling paint, and a basic bathroom. Dinner was a limited selection buffet of poor quality. Ended up eating pineapple and small chocolate biscuits.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed at Gritale Hotel for two nights on a visit to Sri Lanka.
Ideally located for visiting close by sites (Polonaruwa and Sighiriya). Built on a hill top with open views on a large water reservoir surrounded by greenery. The views from the pool area, terrace and restaurant are excellent.
Our room was tastefully decorated with a ceiling fan and an AC. It had open views from its large windows... a joy to wake up to every morning.
The food at the restaurant (breakfast and dinner) was always fresh and delicious. One night there was a buffet with a wide selection of dishes, and the other night had a set menu.
Friendly and very pleasant staff going out of their way to help and make you feel welcome.
The only comment I have is the bathroom. It was functional and spotless, but very tired. Once we overcame our initial reaction to it, we settled in quite nicely.

Room Tip: Pick a top floor room for a wonderful view to wake up to in the morning.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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