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8.3
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  • Royal Hospital770 m
  • New Town Railway Station870 m
  • Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital900 m
  • Post Office1.44 km
  • Commercial Bank1.5 km
  • Seylan Bank1.51 km
  • Vijai Bookshop1.61 km
  • People's Bank1.7 km
  • Galway Miridiya Lodge1.75 km
  • Suwa Shanthi Hospital1.94 km
  • Montana Rest Apartments

    No 357 , Stage II , Anuradhapura, Srilanka., Anuradhapura Town, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, 50000 - See map
    "The staff were very helpful and we found the rooms very comfortable."
    Lynna - July 5, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.1 rating for cleanliness
    • 860 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

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    Value for money score
    9.0/10
    Service score
    9.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.1/10
    Review score - United States
    9.1/10
    Better than
    99
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    Value for money9.0
    Distance to city center0.5 km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportAnuradhapura Airport (ACJ)
    Distance to airport3.0 km

    Rooms available at Montana Rest Apartments

    8.4
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Double Standard
    Double Standard
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Double with Fan
    Double with Fan
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 double bed
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Triple with Fan
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    What people love about Montana Rest Apartments

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "It is located in a quite back lane in New town and you have a nice view from the balkony, watching birds in the later afternoon."

      leonie

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      December 17, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staff is super helpful and friendly."

      leonie

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      December 17, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Breakfast is delicious and the portion is generous."

      Sio L.

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      February 9, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "A good experience in this hotel for nice staffs."

    CHEN

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    December 28, 2018

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    10 mentions
    Breakfast
    3 mentions
    Food & Dining
    2 mentions
    Internet
    1 mention

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Friendly owner and staff."

    Sio L.

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    February 9, 2018

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    Full English/Irish

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    Reviews of Montana Rest Apartments from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.8
    Excellent
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    Rating via Agoda8.7
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    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.3
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.4
    Service9.1
    Value for money9.0
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jessica from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Very clean!! ”

    We stayed one night here and loved it. The staff were very friendly. We originally booked a room with a fan but asked to be moved to a room with AC (for extra cost) & the staff happily obliged. The room was exceptionally clean - I was very impressed & I am quite picky. We were the only People there that night and the day we checked out they had opened up all the rooms and were airing them out as they were not in use so we got to see inside - they all looked immaculately clean. English breakfast was filling. We also got help arranging transport onwards to our next destination and ended up using the same driver for a 7 day tour as we really liked him. Would 10/10 recommend and would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed June 30, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Stephen from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double with Fan
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    Excellent place in a quiet cul-de-sac..”

    Good: The guest house is large, modern and very clean. My room came with a TV that only showed local channels, mosquito nets above the beds, ceiling fan and one of the largest bathrooms I've ever seen. I didn't ask the owner about trips around the sacred city but I organised a 3 hour motorbike tour for 2,000 rupees and avoided having to pay the government levy of 3,750 rupees (25 US). Bad: Air-Con was extra for me but the fan, although squeaky, was fine. On leaving I explained that I’d been bitten 5 times by something producing bites larger than mosquitos but they didn’t show any concern. Wi-Fi was only availably outside the rooms where you were at the mercy of mosquitos.

    Reviewed March 18, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    John from Australia
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    Beautiful timber furnishings”

    Montana Rest Appartments tick most boxes for travellers, the room were good,a/c worked well,wifi worked in room,breakfast good both Sri Lankan and Western,had a frig in room you could buy beer at local winne shop and chil in room to consume at one of the common areas if you want,staff were excellent this seems to be a trait in Sri Lanka. We had curry and rice both nights both different both good, tv has only a few channels all local and the bathroom is a wet area with the toilet at the far end and shower in the middle,a bit weird but no hassle.

    Reviewed July 12, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Lynna from United States
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Nice and comfortable stay”

    We enjoyed our stay here. The staff were very helpful and we found the rooms very comfortable. I think this is a great deal for budget travelers. The food was also good and clean and in a convenient area. We were able to rent bikes from the guesthouse and visited all of the ancient sites for the day. Again, the staff was very helpful in making sure we knew were we were going and that our needs were met.

    Reviewed July 05, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Christopher from Australia
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Great staff, wonderful rooms!”

    Staff, rooms & hotel size

    This is a quiet little hotel with great staff who only want to please! We wanted advice on things to do and how best to do it, & the staff happily obliged every time! We wish we'd stayed longer and used the hotel as a base to explore the region.

    Reviewed January 31, 2015
    8.8
    Excellent
    CHEN from Sri Lanka
    Solo traveler
    Double Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Excellent”

    A good experience in this hotel for nice staffs.

    Reviewed December 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    leonie from Germany
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Nice Guesthouse”

    Probably the most cleanest Guesthouse we've seen so far! It is located in a quite back lane in New town and you have a nice view from the balkony, watching birds in the later afternoon. On the Main road you can find easily some small eateries and fruit stalls. The staff is super helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend this place!

    Reviewed December 17, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Kumar from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double with Fan
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

    Value for Money - A very nice budget hotel”

    Cleanliness,very supportive,courteous hotel staff & food

    We had a very pleasant 3 nights stay in this hotel. It has a homely atmosphere and the hotel staff were more than willing to look after all our needs as much as they could from the moment we checked in to the hotel. The general cleanliness of the hotel and the rooms are not below to any 3-4 star hotel in Sri Lanka. It would be difficult to find a better hotel in Anuradhapura for this price.Thank you very much Sunil, the owner, his wife and their son Gihan and all the working staff for making our stay a very pleasant one!

    Reviewed August 11, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Carl from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double with Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

    Comfortable Stay”

    Clean, staff

    Had a pleasent stay at this small hotel. The room was a reasonable size, clean and had a very large bed. The included breakfast was good while the western food was not great. The vegetable curry was delicious. Wifi worked well in our room and the staff were attentive and friendly. Situated down a quite residential street getting a good night's sleep is not a problem.

    Reviewed June 06, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    MICHELINE from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    Great hotel and restaurant”

    Comfortable rooms, plenty of communal seating areas and good location

    A very nicely decorated hotel with lovely woodwork and clean and comfortable rooms. Plenty of communal arrears to sit and have a beer or use WIFI. A good restaurant with a tasty selection of food on offer. Staff very welcoming and nothing too much trouble - service excellent. Good location down a quite side street but with easy walking distance to the town which has a pub, restaurants and a large supermarket. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed March 11, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Cassandra from Canada
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

    friendly stay with cultural learning”

    front desk staff were outstanding, settng up tuk tuk drivers, helping me refine my eating technique with my fingers, had cooking lesson.

    Well appointed room including air con, fan, and net. In-line hot water heater for shower. Saw no mosquitoes in the room, but lots outside, which is a bit of an issue for meals, but the staff will bring mosquito coils. Food was a bit salty for my taste, but I often find that when eating out. Smelled of mothballs especially in the bathroom, and that or something else in the air provoked my allergies. As mentioned by others, quiet location in nice suburb, just a short walk from the start of the weekend market.

    Reviewed January 14, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    geoffrey from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double with Fan
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2014

    Fantastic friendly hotel ”

    The staff, clean rooms and quiet but central location

    Enjoyed our stay at the Montana Rest which is a lovely clean modern small hotel set in a very quiet location, but still very central to all the attractions. The staff and owner are so helpful and friendly (especially Jagath) and cannot do enough to make your stay a good experience. The owner gave us a small gift when we left which was a small token of thanks because we had stayed for a longer period than was normal. I would highly recommend this accommodation which is new and clean and wish them all the best for the future.

    Reviewed January 01, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Catherine from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    very welcoming and helpful ”

    helpful staff, quiet relaxing atmosphere, clean rooms

    Lovely place, staff very courteous and helpful. Breakfast was generous, evening meal slightly less so. Location is great if you coming / leaving by bus as very near the bus station. If coming by train get off at the Anuradhapura New Town station which is much closer. Location a bit further from ruins, but still feasible by bike.

    Reviewed December 28, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Lorraine from Australia
    Family with young children
    Double Standard
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Comfortable and homey”

    Service was the best, lovely atmosphere, yummy food

    This is not a luxurious accommodation. So, don't expect 5 star facilities. But the place is very clean and service is fantastic and personal. I went with my 2 children who are 7 and 4 years old. They had lovely time. It was cozy for them as there was ample space for them to play and have fun. They kept telling me after that we should have stayed at Montana rest for more than one night. I would say it is the service given by the people that makes this place very special.

    Reviewed June 28, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    David from United States
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 1 night in May 2014

    Good travelers stopover ”

    Staff, value, food

    Great little clean motel and a good value. It is a nice place to stop after a day of sightseeing. The local food on the menu is excellent. There is no pool, bar, televisions in the rooms, etc so you wouldn't want to spend a full day here.

    Reviewed May 09, 2014
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sio from Macau
    Solo traveler
    Double Standard
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Excellent experience with Montana”

    Friendly owner and staff. Breakfast is delicious and the portion is generous. Location is just fine as we have our own chauffeur. We also had a dinner here and the food is good too.

    Reviewed February 09, 2018
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Simon from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Great little hotel”

    Food, staff, location

    Great little hotel, spotlessly clean with helpful staff. Delicious dinner options and bikes available for hire, although not bikes that can be cycled anywhere in a hurry!

    Reviewed September 20, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Glenn from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Triple
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Good small hotel”

    Service, room, balconies

    Very good hotel. The staff are very friendly and accomodating.

    Reviewed August 27, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    davide from Italy
    Couple
    Double Standard
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Fair stay”

    Clean, nice building, close to bus station

    Given the high review score, i was expecting much more from this place. Fair stay, nothing more than that. Not the best location, but close to bus station. Room not really the best noise-isolated, I could actually hear the fan from the room downstairs (the fan in our room was noisy too) and didn't sleep well at night. Ok for one night

    Reviewed January 06, 2016
    6.7
    Good
    HANNI from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Double Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

    Do NOT rely on the Front Desk for ANYTHING”

    Clean and comfortable rooms, warm water, NO WiFi in room

    I was really disappointed with my stay here, for several reasons. Firstly, I almost missed my flight home because of misinformation from the front desk. I was ASSURED several times that an A/C bus leaves for the airport hourly, and takes 4 - 5 hours to get there. I planned my journey based on that - only to get to the bus station and be told that those buses only run in the mornings. I had to get on a local bus to Colombo (almost 7 hours' drive), then find another bus from there to the airport, which would take another hour and a half! I ended up paying a small fortune for a taxi and just barely making my flight. What a stressful end to an otherwise incredible trip. :( 2. I had the number of a guide to show me around the ruins, who came highly recommended. The hotel said that they had someone excellent instead, so I went with their suggestion. The next morning they put me in a tuk-tuk with a man who barely spoke any English - the same one who had brought me from the bus station the day before?! (I found out later that the guide that they had wanted to send me with was unavailable, as was their second option) I had been so excited to learn about the history of the place, and hear about all of the marvels that the ruins held. How disappointing! The man was a driver, nothing more. Had they just told me, I'd have booked my original recommended guide instead. 3. Be aware of surprise charges! If you ask for them to arrange a tuk-tuk and the receptionist says: "We have one! I'll just take you!" - BE WARNED: It's not a courtesy service which they offer. There are charges. And marked-up ones, at that. I was quite stunned by my bill upon check-out. 4. While the hotel and the room itself were both comfortable and clean and quite lovely, there was NO WiFi in the rooms and the weakest of signals outside in the common area.

    Reviewed September 09, 2015
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