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Palm Garden Guest House
Ranked #15 of 68 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 6, 2013

I was thinking to spend only 1 night but instead I spent 4 nights! First of all, the family is very helpful. Amal, the owner is ready to help you for any concern. He is able to bring a solution to any of your wish. They are going out of their way to make you happy, may it be for the food or for the excursions. The food is fresh, served on time with a lovely smile. His wife is such an inspiration. She makes us feel at home. My wish was to ride an elephant, I got it arranged in 2 seconds. They are true people, willing to help anytime, anyhow with a great heart. I have been working as a concierge for many years in 5 stars hotels and I can tell they are outstanding. The place is super clean, rooms as well. Enjoying a dinner in their beautiful garden is relaxing and also romantic for couples. They have so many bikes available anytime. The location is great, close to nature (lakes and villages) and to the ancient city, both only few minutes ride. Just forget your guide book and ask Amal. He is very knowledgable about the country. He can give you so many tips or itinery ideas. Enjoy your time with there!

Room Tip: Rooms are all similar. It is a kind of boutique hotel with your own balcony where you can enjoy a fr...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place, the woman is very nice, cook very well and the dinner is served in the garden, cute & romantic.

We can rent bikes for low price.

The rethouse is located 5 mins by bike far the noisy city, so the place is very calm.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Really nice place, beautiful garden, out from the city. Decent food and friendly people. We had a lovely dinner outside in the garden. There are different rooms available at different levels. We stayed at the mid price and it was ok.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

it's really a cool place ! they can arrange for you everything ! car or small tutu to different places ! good service ! nice dinner ! they can cook for you for lunch and dinner and breakfast ! so friendly ! i love this place! i am gonna back to this place when i am back here again ! i am going back to china tomorrow ! but gonna miss this place !

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

A very good place to stay in Polo, really nice and helping owners.
Greetings to Djamilla and Amal

Djamilla and her husband, Amal, are the owners of this place where we stayed for 3 nights.
Very professional service, very nice people, dont hesitate. May you all be happy!

Room Tip: Djamilla and her husband, Amal, are the owners of this place where we stayed for 3 nights. Very pro...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

A very peaceful location in the middle of the rice fields. Amal, the owner is a very helpful host and his wife is an excellent cook. Meals which were varied and tasty, were sometimes served in their luscious garden at candlelight. They made a concerted effort to keep mosquitoes away while enjoying a beer in our private terrace.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Palm Gardens is set far enough from main roads that it is impossible not to bliss out while drinking a beer on your balcony, looking in to the beautiful garden. 
The owner Amal or Amla (I'm awful with names) was an excellent human being, giving us bikes to ride around the picturesque town, cooking amazing dinners (his freshly caught and crumbed lake fish is still the best thing I've ever eaten) and organizing a safari for us on which we saw dozens of elephants, peacocks and many other weird and wonderful animals. He even invited my girlfriend and I to his sons 10th birthday afternoon tea which was adorable to say the least. 
Hiring bikes for the ruins is definitely a good idea as its quite a walk and tuk tuks can get expensive. 

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Address: 5/1 2nd Canal, New Town Road, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #15 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Polonnaruwa
Price Range: $13 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palm Garden Guesthouse is located just outside the old city. We have comfortable rooms with all modern facilities. We offer a restaurant and beautiful garden where you can relax. All rooms have their own terrace. We can help you arrange safari or transport wherever you need. We are here to make your vacation comfortable and relaxing. ... more   less 
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