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Lake View Tourist Guest House
Ranked #28 of 130 Anuradhapura B&B and Inns
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“good location, ok rooms”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great location - very quiet but only a few minutes walk to centre of town. Very nice owner. Rooms were slightly dirty and dated but the outside space/gardens were lovely with nice areas to sit out at night - watch out for mosquitoes though!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The couple who run the guesthouse are friendly and helpful. Inexpensive and clean rooms, but walls are very thin. Nothing special but cosy and nice in a quiet location. Lovely feel to communal area. Possibly able to hire more comfortable bikes from other guesthouses.

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor to the front of the building. Walls were very thin.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Very nice for an inexpensive place to stay. We had a triple room and the third bed was almost in a room by itself, for Rs2000 per night. The hot water shower was a study in jury-rigging, and the handle to turn on the hot water broke during our stay. But, it was hot! Decent rice and curry for dinner if you choose - Rs600, and they can rustle up a cold beer or an arrack if you are in the mood. Breakfast is nothing special - toast, fried egg, jam, fruit. They have bikes available for rent, and it is the perfect way to check out the ancient city, BUT the bikes were in terrible condition. My seat fell off, which made for an adventurous ride. There is a lake view from the second floor, but don't stay there to soak the view in, it is a small view. It's a good deal for the location if you want clean, safe, and inexpensive. We were the only room booked when we arrived, and three days later the place was packed. Book ahead.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Pacific City, Oregon
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Good rates. Excellent rice n curry dinners. Reasonably priced. Bike rentals as well. Does have a lake view from the upstairs rooms facing the road although there is a lot of greenery obscuring view. Arranged a tuktuk for us to mini tale. Friendly owner and staff.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

We came to Anaradhapura last september (2013) during our honeymoon and will retain very sweet memories of this place : warm people and most marvellous dinner with crystallised eggplant. The table for two in the garden left me with a romantic feel for the place.
The guesthouse is near the bus stations and provides bikes for touring the city. The room has basic but clean facilities, it is perfect for a minimum comfort at reasonable prices, and since the house is not set on the main road but on a parallel track further away, nights are delightfully quiet.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We arrived to Anaradhapura quite late, soon we had dinner which was really good. Guesthouse is in pleasant courtyard but do not expect lake views :) I tried to go to lake next morning - I failed as there is no direct access to it.
I would choose non-A/C room next time as it was too noisy and we did not use it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colombo
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We also found this guesthouse at the Lonely planet and the price was really really cheap. The location is quiete nice and you can walk into the city easily.

The rooms are really really simple but clean with a mosquitonet and a AC. The bathroom was really funny because they had an interesting construction for the shower head. But it worked! Dont expect anything special but I would say, for the price, you cannot get anything better!

They also offer breakfast and it is really delicious and the service is also nice!

You have to be back at 10 at night but actually there is not much to do in Anuradhapura.
They organized a driver to take us around, which was also really nice!

So I would say, for that price the perfect place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Lake View Tourist Guest House
Address: 4C 4 Lake Road | Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
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Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #28 of 130 B&Bs / Inns in Anuradhapura
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Number of rooms: 15
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