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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Hotel is located in amazing location.It has facing to Girithale Tank with amazing view.we had our booking in very last minute and got a big room even though its located corner of the hotel.Rooms and bathrooms are clean,but little old looking.staff are very helpful and friendly.all are smiling.we felt so relax and highly recommended who need relax and calm place...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We enjoyed an inspirational stay at this hotel! The sunset, sunrise and full moon views over the picturesque lake were absolutely breathtaking! Our hotel room was a charming 80's mountain chalet style of architecture with timber lined walls and cathedral ceilings. It was on the top level and had sensational views from the original timber framed windows (we witnessed an...

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2Thank KimSMackenzie
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Hotel is good. You cannot expect five star facilities. But really worth for money. Lovely surrounding. Nice place to relax. Food is good. Lot of varieties. There are several places you can visit. Jungle safari is one of the popular activity. You can watch wild elephants. If you lucky enough you can see the leopard. But only if you are...

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Thank Hansa P
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Me and my husband stayed at Hotel Giritale two days. Though it is a small hotel, very clean and pleasant. the lake view and the surrounding is amazing. The hotel staff is very friendly. Very delicious foods. It is worth for a second visit.

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Thank Duminda S
Reviewed 16 January 2015

I would definitely come back to Sri Lanka- I have never had such helpful and kind hosts anywhere else! Amazing food even to the fussiest of eaters like myself!! The views and the Fresh Lime Juice top of an already amazing stay!

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1Thank ShinSey
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a group. It is set in magnificent grounds with beautiful views to the lake. The buffet style food was boring but the staff helpful. There is Wifi available in the terrace reception area, Rooms are a little dated but stunning views compensate for this Within the grounds kis a spa with fantastic Ayuravedic...

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Thank Vidi_10
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I've been meaning to do a review on this hotel for a long while. Our stay was in early July 2014. The hotel was a good place to wind down after a full day of activities outside in the sun. The hotel overlooks Giritale reservoir which is quite picturesque. The staff were friendly but I remember not seeing a single...

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2Thank Nia7x
london
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I stayed in many hotels in Sri Lanka and this is one of only two that I would return to. Mainly for the view! Gorgeous. Looking out from the mountainside over a lake, hills and sky. No nightlife, no museums, no shopping, no restaurants, no kids activities. A great location for daytrips to the many nearby cultural sites and nature...

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1Thank orielle
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Good room, good service, magnificent view and magnificent jungle noise after a big storm. Dinner very average as was the breakfast. Wifi OK, but slow, in the lounge area, but had to be paid if you wanted to connect in the rooms. Would we stay again? Yes

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Penistone, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

This is a nice hotel in a great location overlooking a picturesque lake with mountains in the background. We arrived to find about 300 people enjoying a very noisy company get together in the grounds. Our driver checked and was assured that the function would be over in an hour. About two hours later, the function finished and the disco...

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1Thank Jan S

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Giritale Hotel

Address: Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa > Giritale
Price Range: RM253 - RM435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Giritale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Good view, In front of the Giritale lake”
 of 5 bubbles Prasad223, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have the splendid view of the Girithale tank, higher floors are the better.”
 of 5 bubbles 987sumeshd, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are with the view of beautiful lake. However I suggest ask for a delux room”
 of 5 bubbles srI2737MR, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi only available in the Lobby. No elevator so make sure you can walk up stairs not good for elderly or disabled”
 of 5 bubbles JanetH418, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One of the rooms with an unobstructed view and a balcony”
  • Beautiful view  of the lake and across
  • Sunset from thehotel
  • The beds are child size
 of 5 bubbles 924gayanp, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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