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Pharo Lake
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"Convenient for the sights of Polonnaruwa, but down a narrow bumpy 1km unpaved road. Scenic location in pleasant gardens with excellent pool (very clean). Open air dining area with thatched roof and concrete/ wooden outdoor furniture in garden. Excellent drinks. Rooms basic, but very clean, modern bathroom with screened off shower, very clean. Very friendly staff. Rooms that look onto the pool and lake beyond are best. Good breakfast, (fresh fruit, fresh juice, toast, jam, Sri Lankan breakfast if you wish). Our 1 dinner here was disappointing. Excellent value for money given the location and standard of accommodation."
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7.7

Very good

83 reviews

Lake Cabin
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. BBQ facilities
  6. Breakfast [free]
  7. Room service [24-hour]
  8. Room service
"Within 5 mins of arriving a wild elephant came in front of our balcony. It was amazing! The room is also lovely, there are no longer gaps so although there are quite a few mosquitoes there aren’t any insects other than those on the balcony. We hired bikes very cheaply and the breakfast was good. Can’t fault it at all and would definitely stay again."
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8.6

Excellent

2 reviews

Luxman Guest House
Kaduruwela,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Check-in/out [express]
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Cash withdrawal
  8. Coffee shop
"does a great job managing his guesthouse!When we will go back to Polonnaruwa we will defenitely stay at his guesthouse again.We enjoyed the best breakfast we had in Sri lanka,our simple but very clean room and the excellent wifi.But the best thing was our wonderful host,who always offered his help,rent us his bikes for free and arranged everything for us.Thanks again,you made us feel comfortable and we had a wonderful time at your place!"
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9.2

Exceptional

77 reviews

Udesh Guest
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Restaurants
  6. Tours
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Family room
10

Exceptional

1 review

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. "
9.3

Exceptional

5 reviews

Sunset Tourist Home
New Town,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. BBQ facilities
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Bicycles
  8. Laundry service
"Food is abundant and delicious. Hotel is nice and clean. Staff is lovely. Only issue is mosquitoes are aggressive and they get inside mosquito net somehow, with some repellent you should be fine."
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7.6

Very good

4 reviews

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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7.6

Very good

124 reviews

Kithmi Resort
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  6. Front desk [24-hour]
  7. Laundry service
  8. Restaurants
"Really enjoyed it very high standard accomadation"
9.5

Exceptional

4 reviews

Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa
New Town,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Bicycles
  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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8.7

Excellent

66 reviews

Clay Hut Village
Sacred City of Pollonnaruwa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Car park
  5. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  6. Front desk [24-hour]
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"friendly owner and a nice guy who helps out around the place made for a nice stay. good rice and curry in the evening and sri lankan breakfast the next morning. bikes available to rent to see the sights, which are very close by. we stayed for one night and we were happy with the room and pleasant grounds. the room had a small covered outside area to sit and there was a tree house overlooking a small lake that you could sit in as well. if you are looking for basic accommodation (no hot water) then this is a nice place to stay whilst visiting polonnaruwa. "
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7.9

Very good

70 reviews

Pharo Lake
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"Convenient for the sights of Polonnaruwa, but down a narrow bumpy 1km unpaved road. Scenic location in pleasant gardens with excellent pool (very clean). Open air dining area with thatched roof and concrete/ wooden outdoor furniture in garden. Excellent drinks. Rooms basic, but very clean, modern bathroom with screened off shower, very clean. Very friendly staff. Rooms that look onto the pool and lake beyond are best. Good breakfast, (fresh fruit, fresh juice, toast, jam, Sri Lankan breakfast if you wish). Our 1 dinner here was disappointing. Excellent value for money given the location and standard of accommodation."
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7.7

Very good

83 reviews

Fast facts about Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Accommodations107 properties
Popular hotelHotel Sudu Araliya
Popular areaPatthini Pedesa
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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Polonnaruwa?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Polonnaruwa is USD 42. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Polonnaruwa is USD 54. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Polonnaruwa is USD 93.

What's the average price of a hotel in Polonnaruwa this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Polonnaruwa this weekend is USD 45. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Polonnaruwa this weekend is USD 56. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Polonnaruwa this weekend is USD 85.

What's the average price of a hotel in Polonnaruwa tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Polonnaruwa tonight is USD 41. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Polonnaruwa tonight is USD 56. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Polonnaruwa tonight is USD 85.

What are the most popular hotels in Polonnaruwa?

Popular hotels in Polonnaruwa include Udesh Guest, River Nature Park and Kithmi Resort.

What are the best hotels in Polonnaruwa for couples?

Couples who stayed in Polonnaruwa have given high ratings to Udesh Guest, River Nature Park and Kithmi Resort.

What are the best hotels in Polonnaruwa for families?

Families who stayed in Polonnaruwa highly recommend Udesh Guest, River Nature Park and Kithmi Resort.

What hotels in Polonnaruwa have the best views?

Verified travelers to Polonnaruwa have given top reviews for the views at Pharo Lake, The Lake Hotel and Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa.

What hotels in Polonnaruwa have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Polonnaruwa have given top reviews for the breakfast at Sun Guest House, Seyara Holiday Resort and Thisara Guest House.

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

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Polonnaruwa include New Town, Bendiwewa and Patthini Pedesa.

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More about Polonnaruwa

The UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed city of Polonnaruwa is one of Sri Lanka’s most ancient cities, dating back to before the 11th century. The city has been the seat of kingdoms and the building site of many important shrines and temples, all of which are now available to be seen by travelers to this city. Polonnaruwa is located in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, just over 200 kilometers from Colombo. It’s best accessed by car, train, or bus from cities like Colombo.

The ancient ruins of the city are conveniently concentrated in the same area, commonly known as the Polonnaruwa Ancient City. This is where travelers can see landmarks such as the Gal Vihara Rock Temple, and most of the other important temples as well.

Travelers looking to learn more about the history of this area should not miss a visit to the Archaeological Museum, where artifacts and sculptures tell stories of this city’s ancient history.

There’s a lot more to see and do in Polonnaruwa, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.