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Miridiya Lake Resort
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Anuradhapura
England
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very pleasant little hotel”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

We travelled with a group and this hotel was our first in Sri Lanka. It was very pleasant. The room had an en suite bathroom and was spotlessly clean. Furnishings were fine and although some of the furniture was a little tired, it was perfectly adequate and the air conditioning worked well. The grounds are pleasant and well tended. The restaurant provided a varied menu of well cooked food and drinks were reasonably priced. The staff were welcoming and helpful All in all a very nice introduction to the country.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed November 1, 2012

As we arrived the reception looked kind of old, however we got a brand new room with a beautiful bathroom. The beds were very good and comfortable. The decoration was modern and tastefull.
Staff was friendly and helpfull.
So, ask for a new room!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2012

I booked this place on Sept 1st and 2nd night, to experience their new rooms. They have put up a good money on these new rooms and by the time the Telephone and TV connections were not set up. LCD TVs were there and we used our USB to play few movies. (We got the rate reduced as there are no TV and telephone).
The rooms were awesome, the three rooms we got had three different themes in.
We stayed in BB basis, so only consumed the Breakfast. The Breakfast was a average one but I feel its good for the money.
The have a separate quarters for the drivers with meals provided.

Pros :
[1] If you reserve new rooms, its worth for the value.
[2] The garden and the pathways along the tank are prepared in a good way. Useful for the morning walk.
[3] Have a separate drivers quarters.
[4] The New room interior was done greatly.

Cons :
[1] The dining area did not have a wash basin, we had to go out to wash hands , The wash basin didn't cleaned regularly.
[2] The restaurant staff do not respond quickly and they seems to be feared to talk with the guests.
[3] The residents are disturbed whenever there is a function at the hotel. They use the regular dining area for the functions.
[4] The bathroom floor time was bit slippery, need to be careful in.

Room Tip: Ask for newly build rooms , they are in good conditions and have more space.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

This was a disappointing overnight stop on our Peregrine Tour of Sri Lanka. The bedroom was dreary and the bathroom dirty. The gents cloakroom near the restaurant was awash and unusable. This hotel needs money spending on it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

location on lake is nice and grounds are good apart from cloudy pool. bathrooms very dirty and evidence of water damage in room. water supply spasmodic. Bed was comfy though and as it was part of a tour we had no choice anyway. would suggest you consider other hotels at this location because Galway seem to be in dire need of money based on this and another property i stayed at which was worse.
Food was fine and beer cold although had to ask for change which was 50% of the cost of the beer.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Winchester
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2012

This hotel is set in nice grounds with a good sized swimming pool in an attractive location by the side of a lake. We saw some interesting wildlife there, such as the Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Black-hooded Oriole and Red-backed Woodpecker. The restaurant is OK, although there was a lot less choice than other hotels we stayed in in Sri Lanka. The room was pretty basic and the bathroom in particular not as clean as we would have liked. Staff were friendly. It was OK for a 1 night stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Location is good for visiting historical sites in A'pura, hotel however seems to be in a time warp c70's. Friendly staff, chef s have promise but faccilities are dated. Rooms reeked of stale smoke, doors leading to balcony not quite lockable. For the prices charged a dissapointment. I repeat though friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Miridiya Lake Resort
Address: Wasaladantha Mawatha | by the Nuwara Wewa, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Miridiya Lodge)
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Anuradhapura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Miridiya Lake Resort 1*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Miridiya Lake Resort among the top most popular destinations in Sri Lanka's historical capital, Anuradhapura, declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This oasis in the dry zone of Sri Lanka was acquired and refurbished by one of the island's prominent enterprises- Dedigama Group. Miridiya Lake Resort is a prominent locale of leisure, diligently catering to all its guests with warmest hospitality and services to suit the individual needs. While we are committed to provide you with the best quality in service, always looking for new avenues in adding superior quality to our service to care for you better ... more   less 
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