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Hotel Sudu Araliya
New Town,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"Polonnaruwa is just far enough away and is on such a scale that one should actually stay in the area to take in the glories of Polonnaruwa as opposed to day tripping it. Sudu Araliya was recommended to me by a friend so I took her advice and booked there. To my pleasant surprize it is very proximate to the ruins (literally a 5 minute drive if that) and seems to be relatively new construction. The staff are very welcoming and given how hot it is in this area a blissfully cool lobby. Check in is quick and easy and the rooms are adequate. Can’t say what theme the rooms are decorated with - but it all functions well. Most of rooms are lakefront and if you are lucky you may see an elephant swim by. I did the monkey test a left a glass of water on the balcony and went down to dinner. Sure enough it was knocked over when I got back so don’t leave any shades or lighters on the balcony or they will disappear. Also, do not leave the balcony door open - this is tropical area and subsequently "
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7.7

Very good

150 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 51
Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa
New Town,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Valet parking
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Check-in/out [express]
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Luggage storage
"We had two very pleasant days and nights here when we visited Polonnaruwa. It is a small hotel that has very nicely appointed rooms and is in a lovely setting next to the lakefront with views across to the National Park on the other side of the lake. Elephants were grazing on the shores opposite each day we were there. The museum and ruins of the second kingdom are adjacent, and the hotel organised bikes for us to spend a lovely day riding about looking at them. Magical. The service is very good and the chef is excellent. Definitely our best breakfast in three weeks in Sri Lanka, and very good dinners. A solid five stars, and highly recommended!"
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8.9

Excellent

109 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 184
Radha Tourist Home
Patthini Pedesa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Spa
  6. Bicycles
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Cash withdrawal
"There are three rooms in this sweet little quiet courtyard. I had a new bathroom, and a nicely appointed and a spacious bedroom. The couple is also in the process of building a new suite with a kitchen. They are located a very easy stroll from the bus stop and a short walk from the lake. They offer to rent bikes for FAR less than your tuk tuk driver will charge you. Their son is very sweet and is working on a coin collection so bring a penny or something small from whatever country you originate! Breakfast was plentiful and good. I would stay there again but, next time, I would splurge for the extra $5.00 and take the air conditioned room! "
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8.8

Excellent

36 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 19
Sudu Neluma Home Stay
New Town,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Fitness center
  6. Game room
  7. Shuttle service
  8. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
" Great Irish pub, the green man, nearby. Hotel can be hard to find. Money changer on site. "
8.2

Excellent

15 reviews

Hotel Lake Park
Palugasdamana,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Front desk [24-hour]
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Game room
  8. Laundry service
8.2

Excellent

3 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 51
Manel Guest House
Patthini Pedesa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Spa
  6. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"As soon as I got there the staff were very welcoming. The rooms were the nicest I've had during my stay in Sri Lanka. The food was excellent and very cheap. I was very happy with my stay. "
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7.4

Very good

117 reviews

Thidas Arana Hotel
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Spa
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"Though we only stayed one night, so far this was the best hotel we had so far during one week in Sri Lanka. It is about 3 km's from Pollonuwara. Large restaurant and new rooms that were made just some 4 months ago. So all facilities were in excellent shape."
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8.6

Excellent

29 reviews

Hotel Anaulundawa
Other,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. BBQ facilities
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
8.6

Excellent

6 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 23
Geethani Tourists Home
Patthini Pedesa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Check-in/out [private]
  5. Bicycles
  6. Room service
  7. Concierge
  8. Wi-Fi in public areas
9

Exceptional

2 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 18
Ruins Chaaya Hotel
Patthini Pedesa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  6. Front desk [24-hour]
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
"On the day we were visit to spend our meaningful holidays. We were welcomed warmly with the the staff. The staffs are great and very friendlier with a big smile on their face. Room was very clean with a teapot and a fridge. Fridge was very reasonable price. Variety of breakfast was amazing. Last minutes my goodness i had a Carlsberg missed on my bag to treat the service boy nevertheless credit card. They are willing to help your any request. Awesome service and we will recommend this hotel to everyone.. Memorable things: Response of Service person. Smile of Receptionist.. "
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8.6

Excellent

56 reviews

Fast facts about Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Accommodations129 properties
Popular hotelThe Lake Hotel
Popular areaPatthini Pedesa
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What's the typical price of a property in Polonnaruwa this evening?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Polonnaruwa this evening is USD 35. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Polonnaruwa tonight is USD 55. The typical price for a 5-star resort in Polonnaruwa this evening is USD 117.

What are the best properties in Polonnaruwa for two guests?

Hotels in Polonnaruwa that are remarkably scored by couples include The Lake Hotel, Hotel Sudu Araliya and Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa.

What are the best accommodations in Polonnaruwa for families?

Hotels in Polonnaruwa that are widely ranked by families include The Lake Hotel, Hotel Sudu Araliya and Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa.

What's the top neighborhood in Polonnaruwa to stay in?

Famous areas among vacationers staying in Polonnaruwa include Patthini Pedesa, New Town and Bendiwewa.

What are the recommended accommodations in Polonnaruwa for solo tourists?

Resorts found in Polonnaruwa which are exceptionally rated by individual visitors are The Lake Hotel, Hotel Sudu Araliya and Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa.

What are the best resorts in Polonnaruwa for group travelers?

Hotels around Polonnaruwa that are well rated by group visitors are The Lake Hotel, Hotel Sudu Araliya and Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa.

What places to stay around Polonnaruwa are very highly rated with respect to room comfort and quality?

Hotelsin Polonnaruwa that is well rated with respect to room comfort and quality include Thidas Arana Hotel, Polonnaruwa Holiday Inn and Ruins Chaaya Hotel.

What are the top places to stay in Polonnaruwa equipped with swimming pools?

Verified travelers to Polonnaruwa have given out excellent ratings forthe swimming pools at Seyara Holiday Resort and The Lake Hotel.

What are the ideal resorts found in Polonnaruwa with restaurants?

Resorts that have restaurants located Polonnaruwa that are very highly rated include Nature Resort and Nature Resort.

What are the top rated resorts around Polonnaruwa that have bars?

Resorts which have bars located Polonnaruwa which are highly rated include Priyanna Guest, Hotel Anaulundawa and Hotel Anaulundawa.

What are the best hotels in Polonnaruwa with fitness center?

Accommodations that has a fitness center located in Polonnaruwa which are highly rated include Jungle House Tourist Inn and Jungle House Tourist Inn.

Are international travelers allowed into Polonnaruwa?

International travelers are allowed into Polonnaruwa, based on our most up-to-date information. Due to changing restrictions, we recommend you check out here for additional information.

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Discover the Hidden Gems of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa is a historic city located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It was once the capital of the country and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is known for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization and is a must-see destination for history lovers. But there is more to Polonnaruwa than just its ruins. The city is home to hidden gems that are worth exploring. One of the hidden gems of Polonnaruwa is the Thisal Guest House. This charming guest house is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and offers a peaceful retreat for travelers. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. The guest house is located near the city's main attractions, making it an ideal base for exploring Polonnaruwa. Another hidden gem is the Tishan Holiday Resort. This budget-friendly resort is located in a lush green setting and offers comfortable accommodation for travelers. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the resort has a swimming pool and restaurant on site. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the resort is just a short drive from the city's main attractions.

Top Reasons to Visit Polonnaruwa on Your Next Trip

Polonnaruwa is a city that is steeped in history and culture. It is a must-visit destination for travelers who are interested in ancient civilizations and architecture. But there are many other reasons to visit Polonnaruwa on your next trip. One of the top reasons to visit Polonnaruwa is its well-preserved ruins. The city is home to some of the best-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. The ruins include palaces, temples, and other structures that date back to the 12th century. The ruins are a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of the ancient Sri Lankan people. Another reason to visit Polonnaruwa is its natural beauty. The city is surrounded by lush green forests and is home to several lakes and reservoirs. The natural beauty of the city is a sight to behold and is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ancient ruins.

How to Travel to Polonnaruwa: Tips and Tricks

Polonnaruwa is located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka and is easily accessible by road. The city is well-connected to other parts of Sri Lanka by bus and train. Here are some tips and tricks for traveling to Polonnaruwa. If you are traveling from Colombo, the best way to get to Polonnaruwa is by train. The train journey takes around 4-5 hours and offers stunning views of the Sri Lankan countryside. If you prefer to travel by bus, there are several buses that run from Colombo to Polonnaruwa. Once you arrive in Polonnaruwa, the best way to get around is by tuk-tuk. Tuk-tuks are a popular mode of transportation in Sri Lanka and are an affordable and convenient way to get around the city. You can also rent a bicycle to explore the city at your own pace.

Unforgettable Things to Do in Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa is a city that is steeped in history and culture. There are many things to do in the city that will leave you with unforgettable memories. One of the top things to do in Polonnaruwa is to explore the ancient ruins. The ruins include palaces, temples, and other structures that date back to the 12th century. The ruins are well-preserved and offer a glimpse into the ancient Sri Lankan civilization. Another thing to do in Polonnaruwa is to visit the Minneriya National Park. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and sloth bears. The park is also home to the Minneriya Tank, which is a popular spot for birdwatching.

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The Best Time to Visit Polonnaruwa: A Seasonal Guide

The best time to visit Polonnaruwa is between November and February. During these months, the weather is dry and cool, making it the perfect time to explore the ancient ruins and the city's natural beauty. If you are planning to visit Polonnaruwa during the monsoon season, which runs from May to September, be prepared for heavy rainfall. The rain can make it difficult to explore the ancient ruins, but it is a great time to visit the city's lakes and reservoirs, which are full of water during this time.

Expert Tips for Travelers Visiting Polonnaruwa

Here are some expert tips for travelers visiting Polonnaruwa. Firstly, make sure to wear comfortable shoes when exploring the ancient ruins. The ruins are spread out over a large area and require a lot of walking. Secondly, bring plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent. The Sri Lankan sun can be intense, and there are plenty of mosquitoes in the area. Finally, make sure to bring a camera to capture the stunning beauty of Polonnaruwa. The city is a photographer's paradise, and you will want to capture every moment.

Where to Stay in Polonnaruwa: The Ultimate Accommodation Guide

Polonnaruwa offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. Here are some of the best hotels in Polonnaruwa. The Sanctuary Cove Guest House is a charming guest house located near the city's main attractions. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. The Lake Hotel is a luxury hotel located on the banks of the Parakrama Samudra Lake. The hotel offers stunning views of the lake and is a perfect place to relax and unwind.

What to Eat in Polonnaruwa: A Foodie's Guide

Polonnaruwa is a city that is known for its delicious cuisine. Here are some of the best foods to try in Polonnaruwa. One of the must-try dishes in Polonnaruwa is the kottu roti. This dish is made by chopping up roti bread and stir-frying it with vegetables, eggs, and meat. It is a delicious and filling dish that is perfect for lunch or dinner. Another must-try dish is the Sri Lankan curry. The curry is made with a variety of spices and is served with rice and vegetables. It is a staple dish in Sri Lanka and is a must-try when visiting Polonnaruwa.

How to Travel Around Polonnaruwa

The best way to travel around Polonnaruwa is by tuk-tuk. Tuk-tuks are a popular mode of transportation in Sri Lanka and are an affordable and convenient way to get around the city. You can also rent a bicycle to explore the city at your own pace.