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Kithmi Resort
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
"Really enjoyed it very high standard accomadation"
9.5

Exceptional

4 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 18
Hotel Sudu Araliya
New Town,Polonnaruwa - View on map
"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

Udesh Guest
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
10

Exceptional

1 review

Avg price per night
$ 12
Luxman Guest House
Kaduruwela,Polonnaruwa - View on map
"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

Hotel Summer Haven
Other,Polonnaruwa - View on map
10

Exceptional

1 review

Avg price per night
$ 42
Pharo Lake
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
"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

Seyara Holiday Resort
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
"We had a wonderful stay from the minute we arrived. We were greeted and ask to sit on a table overlooking the garden and offered a hot or cold drink while our room was prepared. This meant lights and aircon being put on and allowing the room to cool before we entered. After we had finished our drinks our bags were taken upstairs and we were shown to our room. Our room was bright and spacious with two additional chairs and a garden facing balcony (room 2). We ate dinner at the tables alongside the garden. A Sri Lankan feast of chicken curry and rice was served to us along with a mountain of rice and around 6 fresh vegetable side dishes and dhal and all for only 600RS per person. The peaceful setting ensured a good nights sleep and to be woken by the amazing dawn chorus was a treat. In fact it didn't go on for too long and so we fell back to sleep for a while. Breakfast we chose the usual option of toast and jam to follow a fried egg. A nice fresh juice and decent coffee washed it all down. Sri Lankan breakfast is available. We were heading off to the coast for a day trip and were kindly provided with additional towels. When the owner came to say good morning he had heard we were off to the beach and brought a big bunch of bananas and 4 pieces of homemade coconut and honey cake so we didn't go hungry, so thoughtful. We were in fact only booked in for one night but the hospitality was so great we extended for another evening. This place is definitely one of the secret jewels of Sri Lanka."
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8

Excellent

67 reviews

Sudu Neluma Home Stay
New Town,Polonnaruwa - View on map
" Great Irish pub, the green man, nearby. Hotel can be hard to find. Money changer on site. "
9.3

Exceptional

5 reviews

Devi Tourist Home
Patthini Pedesa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
"It was a little bit uncomfortable. There was no blind in the window of toilet. Also when I pay, the manager tried to charge tax on the room. But when I reserve the room through agoda there was no tax. So I had to ask to correct the bill. I had a great experience in Polonnaruwa but one thing I want to point out is I should have to choose better guesthouse. "
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8.2

Excellent

7 reviews

Hotel Royal Nest
Sacred City of Pollonnaruwa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
"It was a great joy to stay at Hotel Royal Nest. The staffs are super attentive. Before we arrived, we sent a request for two single beds in one room as the two guys in our travel group wanted to have separate beds. This request was responded quickly by email from the hotel, and they did got a room with two single beds. The yard is beautiful. Breakfast nice. Staff extremely helpful and responsive. But the temporary manager for the Christmas time (the owner/manager went for a holiday) did not seem to understand the hotel that well, but still try to accommodate our needs. Location is ok. Costs 100 rupees for tuktuk to get to the city center for food. "
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7.8

Very good

17 reviews

Kithmi Resort
Bendiwewa,Polonnaruwa - View on map
"Really enjoyed it very high standard accomadation"
9.5

Exceptional

4 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 18

Fast facts about Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Accommodations106 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 44. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Polonnaruwa is USD 58. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Polonnaruwa is USD 52.

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 43. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Polonnaruwa this weekend is USD 57. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Polonnaruwa this weekend is USD 48.

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

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Polonnaruwa tonight is USD 43. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Polonnaruwa tonight is USD 57. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Polonnaruwa tonight is USD 48.

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 The Lake Hotel, Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa and Pharo Lake.

What hotels in Polonnaruwa have the best breakfast?

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