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“Efficient and helpful staff”
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Hotel White House
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Anuradhapura
Essendon, Australia
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“Efficient and helpful staff”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Spent 3 nights at White House Hotel. Rooms were good size and reasonably quiet. Bathroom had hot water and it was clean. Breakfast was plentiful and food was good. Staff were efficient, especially the manager Khan who organised guides and transport for tours in the area as well as travelling on. Would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

It's a bit difficult to rate the White House Hotel in Anuradhapura. For a start, the hotel isn't finished yet. Only the ground floor and 5 rooms are ready.  Building activities didn't bother us, as there's no building being done a the moment. The owner of the hotel, entrepreneur and local music hero Dr Chamy is in the final stages of arranging funds, so the building activities will pretty soon restart and we don't know how this will affect the operation of the hotel. We would love to see the penthouses finished with 360 degrees windows.There are some things we really like about the hotel and some we dislike. 
The manager Khaan: enthousiastic, helpfull, good english speaking, willing to please, willing to learn, almost always around; 5 stars.
Staff: very friendly, almost no english, and pretty incompetent as waiters. 3 stars.
Beds: 5 stars.
Rooms: 3 stars. Enough room, but no chairs, cupboards or bedside tables
Cleaning: 3 stars.
Free pickup and dropoff service: 5 stars.
Breakfast: enough, but how difficult can it be to get everything on the table at the same time, how difficult is it no to burn a piece of toast or to clean a pineapple; lousy coffee even by SL standards: 2 stars.
Free laundry: 4 stars.
Bathroom:  how can you install the shower over the sink. In a familyroom of 4 so the morningprayers take ages. 1 star.
Parking cars in restaurant: 0 stars (we should deduct stars here).
Food: limited menu, some of it reasonably done: 3 stars.
Price/quality: it is quite cheap: 4 stars
If Khaan stays enthousiastic, motivates the staff, gets the act of the place together, then, hopefully,  once the building is finished, the White House may evolve into a nice hotel. For now 3 stars, going on 4.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Definately a right choice and good hotel in Anuradhapura. We stayed 2 nights in this hotel and the price we paid really worth it! Staff were very helpful, nice, friendly especially our tuktuk driver that drove us around to see the city and the hotel manager, Khaan. Khaan is a very nice, friendly, helpful and accommodating guy which I've ever met! He shares lots of information and travel tips to us about Sri Lanka. The room that we stayed has all things that we need and also WIFI was superb fast too! They also have a restaurant and I really loved the dish called Kothu! I tried the Kothu at other restaurants but couldn't find as nice as I had in White House. Overall,I definately recommend White House Hotel to others due to value of money, location, quality and services from them!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

The White House Hotel in Anuradhapura is a small but great place to stay while in Anuradhapura. Khaan tries (and succeeds) to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Are you looking for a great deal? Check out this hotel! We had a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Zurich
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Staff were were warm /friendly and helpful in all respects and treated us like royalty. Ideal for any sort of holiday from business to sight seeing as the property is central to all points of interest.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you are searching for a place with super deluxe type room with Cable TV, wifi, hot water - this is the hotel you should check into. I spent one night there and honestly couldn’t believe they had rooms in that quality. I would say 5 star rooms (except bathrooms – would say 3-4 star).
They have the restaurant and really helpful young staff who will take care of all your needs. Great food with a choice as well.
In Anuradhapura, if you visit to see the ancient city (not for your honeymoon  ) this hotel is a bliss.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

A very decent placce to stay in Anuradhapura. Though our room with private bathroom was on the smaller side, it was good enough for a night's stay. The place was well-kept and it was a really nice touch to be served hot tea in the morning. While the location is in the new town and therefore, a bit further away from the attractions, Khaan (the manager) was prompt in picking us up fromt the train/railway station. What I like about the service was they weren't pushy about any tours; left us alone; and yet very helpful when it was needed. Anuradhapura itself can covered over 2 days (1 night's) stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel White House
Address: 525/37, DS Senanayake Rd | No 525/37,2nd Stage, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Anuradhapura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel White House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White House Hotel is the definition of luxury, glamour and sophistication. In Anuradhapura one of the most prominent cities in Sri Lanka, White House Hotel is the only themed hotel that carries a sense of novelty with a touch of Sri Lankan tradition. White House Hotel is everything you would expect in a luxury hotel; an extremely convenient location, spectacular architecture, lavish accommodation, tailor made furnishings and Sri Lankan craftsmanship, dedicated VVIP service and an ambience of pure glamour. A restaurant that serves a fusion of Sri Lankan and western cuisine, a comfortable spa, fitness centre, lavish outdoor pool, meeting and event facilities and the tailor made tours on request, White House Hotel as something for everyone. Acclaimed as one of Sri Lanka’s main leisure and tourist destinations, Anuradhapura is renowned for its cultural heritage, breathtaking monuments and glorious tropical climate. We guarantee you nothing but the best services with special attention and care, because at White House Hotel we consider our guests are always very important persons. ... more   less 
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