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Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura
Ranked #1 of 159 Anuradhapura B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

What's not to like? Nice room, very clean, balcony overlooking the local cricket pitch.
Friendly staff and owner, attentive service and lovely vegetarian meal. Breakfast wasn't great but was OK. I don't eat eggs so it's always a challenge!

It is hard to find - our driver had to stop and ask. They don't have a room for drivers - ours had agreed to take us to Wilpattu the next day and he had to sleep in his van!

It is very reasonably priced and its nice to stay in such a local, residential area. The family seemed lovely and very eager to please.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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suman t, Owner at Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Many thanks for staying with us. We glad to hear That you had a wonderful time with little paradise. certainly we appreciate for your value feed back.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

In so many ways, this is a perfect hotel. It's situated in probably the nicest part of Anuradhapura, around a cricket field next to other large, beautifully kept homes. It's just enough secluded, while being a 15-minute walk to the new center of town. (However, most taxi drivers have no idea where the hotel is. Bring a map.) The food was simply wonderful, though certainly not cheap! Still it was one of my favorite dinners in Sri Lanka. The room itself, on the second floor, was spacious and well appointed; bathroom was very clean. Really, everything was fine, though the staff speaks very little English so there isn't much of an opportunity to get any advice or tips about what to see or do. That, unfortunately, is outsourced to the property's "appointed" tuk-tuk driver. We asked for a simple tuk-tuk ride to Anuradhapura, where we wanted to walk around. The driver wouldn't leave us alone offering his tours, saying that it is impossible to walk around Anuradhapura and that we would see nothing, claiming it's 20 km between places (obviously, wrong), etc. When we asked for a tuk-tuk to the public bus station, the hotel called the same guy again and instead he took us to a private bus station where his friends are running a bus service. The hotel's driver offered $80 minimum for a trip to Dambulla, 1.5 hours away. The bus ticket is $1. The manipulative, price-gouging drivers of "Little Paradise" ruined my stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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suman t, Owner at Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and would highly recommend it. We had one of the upper floor rooms with a balcony and felt it was reasonably priced. The room was a decent size for 2 persons and fairly clean. The bathroom is nice, though, as some other reviewers have noted, the windows on the bathroom door may bother some travelers who expect more privacy. The room had A/C but we were able to sleep comfortably without using it. The hospitality was welcoming.

The location is in a quiet area off one of the main roads. We rented bikes and it is easy to get to the ancient sites because the terrain is flat. For Rs500, the bikes should have been better. From the main train station and Old Bus Station, the guesthouse is a far walk but a tuk-tuk was Rs150.

Dinner was very good with generous portions. A bit expensive compared to other guesthouses we stayed at, but still fairly priced especially if you don't want to venture into town.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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suman t, Owner at Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Many thanks for taking your value time to write great comment. we appreciate for your best attempt.After reading your review we felt happy that you had a excellent holiday with us.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We just went to Little Paradise to have dinner and we left regretting we were staying at some other place.
The place seemed really well kept with very good facilities.
We're glad we went there and tasted some really good Sri Lankan food - the perfect place to get a bit of the country's culture.
We're thankful we got to know the family running the place, which, without knowing us, helped with our way back to Colombo. We went with Roland, a member of the family, which was a really nice driver and fair in his price. Before dropping us at the airport, we ended up in a private party in a lovely restaurant in front of the beach and with live music. It was the best way to say goodbye to Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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suman t, Owner at Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thanks for taking your time and write a excellent review. That will encourage to provide much better service to our value customers.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Me and my wife spent 2 nights at this lovely little guest house which turned out to be quite an impressive stay at Sri Lanka.They served us with their authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, which were mouthwatering food.
They served us with great hospitality. We felt like we were in our home. I highly recommend this place for anyone who wish a pleasant stay at the town of Anuradhapura.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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suman t, Owner at Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

One of the most memorable guesthouse of my tour in Sri lanka with two of my friends. Little Paradise is a family running guesthouse. Owner and her family is more friendly. :))) They provide great hospitality.. Home made foods are Delicious. Best foods we had in our Sri Lankan tour. Foods and drinks are more convenient for the price..Rooms are spotless. A/C and Hot water works fine. Highly command this place...!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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suman t, Owner at Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

The rooms are a little overpriced, but this problems seems to exist at all properties in Anuradhapura making it difficult for lone, budget travellers. However, the space was clean, the room was airy and comfortable and quite central. It certainly did the job and overall I enjoyed a comfortable stay and a good nights sleep.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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suman t, Owner at Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

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Additional Information about Little Paradise Tourist Guest House and Holiday Home Anuradhapura

Address: 622/18 Godage Mawatha, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 159 B&Bs / Inns in Anuradhapura
Price Range: $30 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are highly welcome to Anuradhapura. Little Paradise is managed by a Sri Lankan lady with well experience of hospitality industry. It's located within the city at very quiet residential area which is facing to children park. Easy access to main bus stand, train station and shopping centres. In addition close to ancient city. Basically our rooms are very clean and maintained with high standard. All Rooms are en-suite, air conditioned, hot water and private balconies. Little paradise serve foods with original srilankan recipe. We do airport pick up including inbound tours. Day excursion to Dambulla, Sigiriya, Willpatthu Animal park, Pinnawala Elephant orphanage. We offer free internet, Wi-Fi Public areas And rooms, Laundry service, bicycle hire. Internet access-Wireless (complimentary).If you are travel by train get down at Old town train station and take a taxi . Please note to Avoid bogus guides.They will mislead you. ... more   less 
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