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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

A good budget hotel with nice atmosphere and good friendly staff. I have visited and stayed here for more than 5 times. Food range is not that great but good. The pool is not that great but the rooms are good.

Thank Manjula R
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

A little bit old hotel..but nice friendly staff....The rooms were very basic need to renovate . Wonderful view at the evening specially at the pool area..cool night lake breeze... Pool....ops it should be upgrade quickly ..... but nice calm environment... Its not a big variety of foods but...foods are good... Its not a bad place to travel....

Thank Dinuka D
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

The real highlight of the Royal Lotus was the pool and the wonderful view. The rooms were very basic, nothing special - definitely need an upgrade. Wifi was available, but too slow to really use. Restaurant was quite good, they had a buffet for dinner with good quality local dishes. We stayed as part of an Exodus tour, but I... More 

1 Thank aus_christie
Negombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

worse. The staff are sooo concerned about forigners but not locals like us... Their attention on local visitors lack in big time... :) Overoll its a good hotel... hope to come again if the administration upgrade the standards of the rooms....

Thank Surein A
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We spent one night here as a part of an organised tour. As mentioned in many other reviews the rooms require updating. Lots of wear and tear - furnishings stained, dirty, bed uncomfortable, noisy a/c which also leaked water, lamps not working. They need to invest money in an upgrade for the rooms. The views from our 3rd floor room... More 

Thank WJT78
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

This was absolutely a great hotel. Especially the staff was amazing! We (two young women)were there when it was off season, so the hotel was fairly empty. There are mainly men working there but not once did we feel un safe. This hotel has the most amazing view over the lake. Watching the sunset there is AMAZING. The rooms are... More 

1 Thank Shannon C
Winchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

The hotel is situated in a great location overlooking lake, reception areas and pool were good, restaurant was also very good. However, the room was not very well maintained, stained blinds and lampshades, and the standard of decoration was awful - looked like the monkeys had been employed to do it, The concrete table and shoddy wooden cupboards completed the... More 

Thank Lepidoptera
Geraldton, Australia
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This hotel is in a very pleasant situation overlooking a lake. The foyer has been updated and is very impressive. However the rooms have not yet been done and the bathroom in particular could do with a reno job. The buffet breakfast and dinner were excellent.

Thank farm2000
Toronto, Canada
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133 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

The hotel is out of town overlooking the countryside. The swimming pool has a great view but there were no shaded areas and no umbrellas. The soup at dinner was unappetizing and the food was adequate but not great. The air conditioning in our room worked and was not too noisy. However the mattresses were extremely poor quality – you... More 

Thank Adam P
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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We only had one night at the Royal Lotus on a touring holiday. The reception area is very spacious and looks quite modern as does the dining room. The staff were helpful and the buffets for dinner and breakfast were very good with plenty of choice. However, the rooms were a disappointment - very tired and need money spent on... More 

Thank mikeandee

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Address: Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa > Giritale
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Lotus 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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“Pool side ground level rooms are the best as you can view the lake very nicely.”
 of 5 bubbles Manjulacr, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are faced to the girithale tank....”
 of 5 bubbles dinukad, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Elspeth2013, 16 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Not central on 2nd floor. Too close to noisy air-conditioning unit on roof above. But no problem moving room.”
 of 5 bubbles Mike_W749, 24 Dec 2012 | Read review
“all rooms are equally run down, ancient and badly needs refurbishing.....”
 of 5 bubbles Gamed77, 27 Nov 2012 | Read review
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