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The Lake Hotel

1.9 km from Polonnaruwa centre
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Pothgul Vihara | New Town, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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    All reviews water buffalo welcome drink lake sunset samudra
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Nice hotel over looking the lake. Great view. However the rooms are not maintained well. The bathrooms was not clean and was stinking. The shower didn't not have enough water pressure. Food wasn't that great too. Best thing is to check in on either BB...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This is a quite small hotel located near Parakrama Samudra and Pothgul Vihara. Staff is kind and helpful. Scenery was incredible and food was delicious. Poor Wi-Fi connection which is limited only to lobby area.

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our room had a fantastic view of the lake. It was amazing and wordless. Birds flying all over and the wind that blew from the lake made my day. The best side was the super friendly staff. They were very nice to us through out...More

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    Reviewed 10 February 2017

    The Lake Hotel is pleasantly situated by the large Polonnaruwa lake and well away from the crowded tourist area. The low buildings are ranged along the lakeside. The buildings and rooms are adequate but in need of brightening up; they seemed to me rather past...More

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    Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

    We came with our friends to stay and the staff welcome us very friendly and beautiful smile.we love foods specaily dinner time no big dishes only limited choices we were escorting by good gentleman .surely visit again.Nicole kidmanMore

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    Response from Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to publish a review on TRIP Advisor and we really glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you in your next visit to srilanka. Thank you...

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    Will S
    I have been trying for weeks to contact this hotel in order to book taxis to and from it but have yet to receive a response. Does anyone (or the management preferably) have an email address that the hotel will reply to?
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    Room Tips
    "Romms on the ground floor are the best"
    Imasha F, 3 days agoRead review
    "Rooms on the south side are quieter"
    Nadee F, 6 days agoRead review
    "All the rooms have a good view of the lake."
    AkalankaK, 14 days agoRead review
    "All ground floor rooms have a porch and face the lake"
    londondoctorc, 2 months agoRead review
    "very one find ground floor room."
    anojbandara, 6 months agoRead review
    "Higher floor with lake view"
    tourdriver s, 7 months agoRead review
    "Go somewhere else."
    Godreamanboy, 7 months agoRead review
    "Open the room first and see whether lake bugs are there or not. If OK, make sure to keep the door closed."
    Charith d, 8 months agoRead review
    "Ask for a top floor room ,"
    Imran S, 10 months agoRead review
    "Rooms of downstair have green access"
    Denuwan W, 10 months agoRead review