The Deer Park Hotel
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8.4
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Excellent location
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  • Giritale Lake710 m
  • Minneriya Bus Station5.63 km
  • Minneriya National Park5.63 km
  • Sigiriya Museum6.39 km
  • Minneriya Ayurveda Hospital6.51 km
  • Gal Viharaya9.51 km
  • Rankoth Vihara Stupa9.64 km
  • Punchi Gal Viharaya9.65 km
  • Polonnaruwa Police Station10.3 km
  • Polonnaruwa Archeological Site11.45 km
  • The Deer Park Hotel

    Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Giritale Tank, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, 51026 - See map
    "Spacious rooms, friendly staff and good food - overall a great experience."
    Robert - December 31, 2018
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.3 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.3 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    • Steamroom

    • Air conditioning

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    Location score
    8.4/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.4/10
    Room comfort score
    8.0/10
    Value for money score
    7.7/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.7
    Distance to city center60.00 Km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportSigiriya Airport (GIU)
    Distance to airport21.6 km

    Rooms available at The Deer Park Hotel

    8.0
    Very good
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    • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 king bed
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    Cottage Double
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    King Superior
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite
    Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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    Romantic Double Room
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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      What people love about The Deer Park Hotel

      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "Pool area was lovely with 2 large pools amidst lush green gardens."

        Megan

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        July 4, 2017

      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "Dined on terrace with amazing view."

        Shakuntala

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        March 27, 2018

      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "The rooms with the outdoor bathrooms are amazing!"

        Michel

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        April 23, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional

      "The staff is very friendly and professional."

      Michel

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      April 23, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "We stayed in the lakeside deer cottage and the room was very..."

      Nino

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      January 5, 2019

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      Food and dining

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      Halal
      Vegetarian
      Full English/Irish
      Gluten-free

      Restaurants on site

      Ebony
      Cuisine:International
      Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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      Cleanliness8.3
      Facilities8.3
      Location8.4
      Room comfort and quality8.0
      Service8.1
      Value for money7.7
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      9+ Exceptional (39)
      8-9 Excellent (27)
      7-8 Very Good (19)
      6-7 Good (8)
      <6 Below Expectation (21)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nicollanne from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 2 nights in April, 2019

      Fabulous Rooms”

      The location for visiting Polonnaruwa and Sigria was excellent. Our room (411) was huge and very impressive. The Ex President was staying while we were there complete with entourage. The Italian Rose was good value at 29,000. Look at Nuwan Tuk Tuk on Google. We met him at the ticket office in the quadrangle and he took us to all sites including Sigria for 4000rps......absolute bargain!!

      Reviewed April 15, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Mahinda from United Kingdom
      Couple
      King Superior
      Stayed 1 night in August, 2017

      Hospitality par exellence !”

      Location ticked the box straight away . Awesome scenery infront of Giritale reservoir. Horticultural marvel with professional landscaping make this property stand out without competition. Resident manager Roy Wootler was the key for this property to do so well. It was quite evident of his commitment from the time we checked in until the departure. His guest care carried a warm sense of care and hospitality with detail to ensure the guest is well looked after by his team. True gift to the owners and hats off to Roy ! Food was excellent both eastern and western cuisine . Less variety with limited choice but all the essentials were on board. The calypso band played during the meal time was out of the world. Great talent. Both of us enjoyed the pool during the time we were at the hotel and Elkaduwa who ran the show needs recognition. Its the staff of this calibre make up a unique team and Deer Park is blessed with that asset.

      Reviewed August 24, 2017

      Dear Guest Greetings from Deer Park. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and we have shared your comments with the staff and their are thrilled. We thank you for taking the time to rate us on Agoda. Best Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      8.0
      Excellent
      LEE from Taiwan
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in February, 2011

      Spacious and Comfy”

      Duplex is wonderful

      My friend and I stayed in a deluxe duplex. It was lovely. We have the living room in the ground floor. And we have a open air shower and bathroom in the back area of ground floor! You can shower with the big nature. Though the bugalow is not new anymore but still quite comfortable. Above all these I would like to recommend their spa. Expensive it might seem, but it is really Wonderful service for me.

      Reviewed February 13, 2011

      Dear Guest Greetings from Deer Park. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and we have shared your comments with the staff and their are thrilled. We thank you for taking the time to rate us on Agoda. Best Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Dharshini from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe 1 Bedroom Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in January, 2019

      Wonderful place and kind people.”

      I reserved a suite for my parents for their special wedding anniversary- they had a wonderful stay at the Deer Park. The management, the guest relations, the staff were very kind, accommodative, made special arrangements for my parents to celebrate their special day. They went above and beyond in making sure my parents had a wonderful stay. The environment is so serene and maintained nicely. You can see the lake from the hotel or the rooms (depending on your selection). The rooms were clean, comfortable, quiet, has tea/coffee making facilities. No microwave or fridge in the rooms we selected. The breakfast and dinner buffet's were excellent, tasty, and had a lot of variety; the service was excellent too. Overall, wonderful place and kind people.

      Reviewed January 19, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nino from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 2 nights in January, 2019

      Unbelievable setting”

      Stayed early on on our honeymoon and we may have peaked with this hotel! They looked after us fantastically and made us feel very special. The views and setting are incredible and the food is really good and if anything cheap for the standard of hotel. We stayed in the lakeside deer cottage and the room was very large, beautifully designed and with a fantastic rain forest shower and private viewing jetty. Gym was surprisingly equipped to a high standard, pool good and lovely day beds overlooking the view and great sunsets. Easy tuk tuk ride to all sites and we really hope to stay here again.

      Reviewed January 05, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Julie from Belgium
      Couple
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 4 nights in September, 2018

      Excellent”

      Great location, about 30min from Pollanoruwa and 1hour from Sigiriya rock. Very tranquil in forest surroundings and fantastic views from sundeck on lake just in front. Room was perfect; great aircon and outside shower bathroom. Hotel is very clean and staff doing their best to accommodate guests’ needs (though some of them lack energy and proactiveness). Restaurant was a bit dissapointing to us (menu remained the same all week, many dishes were way too spicy for Western pallets and when dish comes to table they often don’t look like the description in menu f.e. Caulifower instead of broccoli/ simple salad leaves instead of coriander). All in all a great experience.

      Reviewed September 11, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda.com. At Deer Park, we are committed to delight our guest and we are super happy to hear the comments. Once again thank you again for choosing Deer Park and may we kindly request you to contact us before planing your next trip to the Cultural Triangle so that we could make your stay even more memorable. Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 17, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      8.4
      Excellent
      Simon from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 1 night in August, 2018

      Nice rooms and attractive grounds”

      Nice clean rooms with a very interesting bathroom with plants that’s semi open to the elements, it was a good experience. However we did have an issue with the hot water. It only lasted a few minutes before going cold, and after complaining to management we were informed that it was how their system worked which we weren’t pleased about which also meant you could not fill the bath. We paid around £70 for one nights stay, breakfast not included (2300 rupees/person) which was a bit expensive, although SriLankan hotels are all quite expensive. The manager did give us half price off dinner for the inconvenience as we spent over an hour trying to get the hot water issue resolved. I would recommend this place as it has nice grounds and rooms and the staff are friendly.

      Reviewed August 24, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda . We have shared your comments and review with the entire team . Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Michelle from Australia
      Couple
      King Superior
      Stayed 3 nights in April, 2018

      Fabulous - watching the elephants at sunset”

      From the moment we drove up the driveway - we knew we had booked something special. The grounds, the rooms, the staff, restaurant and facilities were all excellent. The drive from Kandy to The Deer Park Hotel was very stressful with the traffic and the way the Sri Lankans drive - the peaceful setting of The Deer Park Hotel was a very welcomed surprise. The Manager - Roy, was very visible around the Resort, enquiring about out stay and that we were happy with everything. Which we were - highly recommend!

      Reviewed May 01, 2018

      Dear Guest Greetings from Deer Park. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and we have shared your comments with the staff and their are thrilled. We thank you for taking the time to rate us on Agoda. Best Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Michel from Netherlands
      Solo traveler
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 3 nights in March, 2018

      Great hotel!”

      This looks even better in real life compared to the photos online. The staff is very friendly and professional. The rooms with the outdoor bathrooms are amazing! Best rooms of our holiday in Sri Lanka. The grounds are amazing, only they could update the pool a little. Stay here if you want to stay in the area!

      Reviewed April 23, 2018

      Dear Guest Greetings from Deer Park. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and we have shared your comments with the staff and their are thrilled. We thank you for taking the time to rate us on Agoda. Best Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      3.6
      ronald from Thailand
      Couple
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 2 nights in March, 2018

      Acceptable”

      It started with an alert to pay in advance while we made a deal to pay on arrival. They promised to cancel if we did not take action! On arrival they tried to overcharge us by more than 60 dollars. It should have been 201 doillars for 2 nights. To convince us of their wrongdoings it costed us more than hour. After that we needed half an hour to complain to agoda. The breakfast ended at 9 0'clock which is NOT relaxing. The room was NOT cleaned, although we asked for it. There was NO balcony, nor a terrace, although we booked it. One staff member did his utter best: that was Chaminda, the barkeeper! The hotel is more orientated on bus groups. Not on individual travelers.

      Reviewed March 11, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We have shared your comments and review with the entire team and we shall definitely look in to the service issue which you have experienced and assure you that we will make every effort to rectify and to make sure that this is not in any way repeated . Best Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      8.0
      Excellent
      Regina from Singapore
      Couple
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 2 nights in February, 2018

      Tranquility in the centre of Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle”

      We stayed 4 nights at the Deer Park Hotel. It was a convenient place for us to organise day tours to Anurdrahapura, Polonnaruva and Sirigiya. The hotel is also very close to the fabulous Minneriya National Park where you can see over 200 elephants in the wild. Hotel is clean and comfortable but watch out for monkeys. Food is mainly for European guest. Could expand choice to include more Asian food. Otherwise we enjoyed the hospitality of the staff during our stay at the Deer Patk Hotel.

      Reviewed February 28, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We are super happy to hear the comments We kindly request you to contact us before planning your next trip to the Cultural Triangle so that we could make your stay even more memorable. Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      8.4
      Excellent
      christian from Sri Lanka
      Couple
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 1 night in January, 2018

      Excellent”

      Very good location with the view on the lake ! Very good restaurant (breakfast &dinner) Very spacious rooms and bathroom . The only negative is that you expect Wi FI in your room for that price . It hardly works in the public areas.

      Reviewed February 25, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We are super happy to hear the comments We kindly request you to contact us before planning your next trip to the Cultural Triangle so that we could make your stay even more memorable. Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Lesley from United States
      Couple
      King Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in December, 2017

      Lovely location ”

      The setting is beautiful, rooms are clean and comfortable, staff are friendly and remember your preferences. My only small complaint is the dining room noise at dinner is too loud due to the constant creation of kotti for the buffet. Choose a seat as far as possible from that station. On the positive food was freshly prepared and tasted good.

      Reviewed January 01, 2018

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We have shared your comments and review with the entire team Thank you once again for rating us with a high note Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Neil from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior (Twin Or Double)
      Stayed 2 nights in October, 2017

      Exceptional”

      We stayed here for two nights in order to visit Polonnaruwa. This hotel is in a village a short distance from Polonnaruwa, but we took a bus there and a tuk tuk back without a problem. The hotel is in an amazing setting with a great view. The rooms are individual cabins with a unique charm. We stayed here for our honeymoon and the staff made a special effort to make our stay memorable. We ate in the hotel restaurant which served high quality Sri Lankan food.

      Reviewed November 06, 2017

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We have shared your comments and review with the entire team Thank you once again for rating us with a high note Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Diane from Australia
      Couple
      King Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in August, 2017

      Luxury accomodation in the perfect location”

      This is a beautiful property with the most amazing views of the water. Everyday we saw wild elephants from the reception and lounge areas. The food and wine choices are very good and the staff are most helpful. I highly recommend this property.

      Reviewed August 05, 2017

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We have shared your comments and review with the entire team Thank you once again for rating us with a high note Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Megan from Australia
      Family with young children
      King Superior
      Stayed 4 nights in June, 2017

      Lovely Sanctuary of Peace and Calm”

      We stayed 4 nights at Deer Park and used it as our base to travel out of. View to lake (tank) is beautiful and stunning in the evenings. Pool area was lovely with 2 large pools amidst lush green gardens. Staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make us comfortable. Rooms vary quite a bit, but we were lucky and were upgrdaed to one of the newest with great views - it was great. Good to check which room you book as some of the older ones are not so pleasant. Food from the reastuarant was usually very good (we had just one evening where we were not so impressed). Lots of monkeys around so good to keep all belongings indoors. Perhaps also worth noting that June and July can be quite windy in this part of Sri Lanka.

      Reviewed July 04, 2017

      Dear Guest Greetings from Deer Park. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and we have shared your comments with the staff and their are thrilled. We thank you for taking the time to rate us on Agoda. Best Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      George from Australia
      Couple
      King Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in October, 2016

      Fantastic Location Beautifully Refurbished”

      The hotel is in very nice location next to the Giritale lake surrounded by natural beauty. Most of the rooms have been recently re-furbished and others are currently being re-furbished. The room we had was facing the lake, was very spacious and included outdoor area. The 5 course dinner at the restaurant was extremely well presented in fine dining style, much better than many of the 5 star hotels we have stayed at. We had planned to stay only 1 day on our way from Pasikudah to Colombo and were sorry we couldn't stay longer. They also arrange wild-life safaris to see elephants in the wild but we did not have enough time for this activity.

      Reviewed October 15, 2016

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We have shared your comments and review with the entire team Thank you once again for rating us with a high note Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Chaturini from Sri Lanka
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in January, 2016

      Superb hotel!!”

      A must stay place!! we had a fantastic time here with friendly and efficient staff. Great food.. we loved the buffet. Rooms were spacious and modern. Beautiful scenery. In touch with nature and animals. It was a wonderful experience. Great place for stress relief... highly recommend to all.

      Reviewed February 17, 2016

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We have shared your comments and review with the entire team Thank you once again for rating us with a high note Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      8.3
      Excellent
      Rupert from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Stayed 3 nights in August, 2014

      Nice place to relax whilst visiting ancient sites”

      Great swimming pools; very helpful staff; extensive breakfast and dinner buffets

      Hotel nicely sited next to large tank (artificial lake). Very impressive, open air reception area, with accommodation in cottages and lodges scattered around two excellent swimming pools. Rooms very spacious and largely well appointed (though roof leaked in one room during monsoon downpour). Extensive buffet for both breakfast and dinner, with cheesy live musical accompaniment. Pleasant al fresco bar, with pool table. Some facilities - Sri Lankan restaurant, kids play area, volleyball court, closed or run-down, which was disappointing and Staff very helpful in organising trips to local sights and generally making us feel welcome All in all a good value option in the area for a bit of R&R

      Reviewed September 10, 2014

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. We are super happy to hear the comments We kindly request you to contact us before planning your next trip to the Cultural Triangle so that we could make your stay even more memorable. Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
      The Deer Park Hotel
      8.3
      Excellent
      Amanda from Australia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 1 night in July, 2014

      Friendly staff, lovely setting”

      1. Beautiful setting on the lake - overlooked by the bar / restaurant. 2. Lovely landscaping and pool. 3. Friendly staff

      The public areas of the Deer Park Hotel are fabulous, with a beautiful lawn, lily ponds and view over the lake. The pool is also lovely. The cottages have dated bathrooms, but are very comfortable, especially the big window seats (that double as extra beds). The main waiter is very friendly and was terrific in trying to satisfy our fussy children at meal times. The food is pretty good, the rice and curry was good value. Breakfast was more limited (no buffet - possibly because it was very quiet at the time).

      Reviewed July 23, 2014

      Dear Guest, Greetings from Deer Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Deer Park and for taking time to review us on Agoda. At Deer Park, we are committed to delight our guest and we are super happy to hear the comments . Warm Regards Reservations Department

      Responded September 10, 2018
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