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Manel Guest House

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big, clean room and a great estate. Ended up grabbing a few beers and playing guitar with one of the staff. He even played the traditional flute. Good times. And so far, Manel guest house is also the one place I have gotten a satisfying cup of coffee in the morning.

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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manel Guest House is located near the centre of Polonnaruwa, but also next to paddy fields. There are older and cheaper rooms on the New Town Road frontage, however, I stayed in a new smart building at the back. The rooms in this building are quiet, comfortable and have balconies with views over paddy fields. Breakfasts are good, as are...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived to the bus stop and someone pick up us to show this beautiful place to stay in. The bedrooms are clean, with fun, hot water, good bathroom. We enjoyed the ruined that are near the hostel with bikes they rent. The landscapes of the hostel are really nice, you can enjoy sunset and starts in a hamak. I...

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The best guesthouse you can find in polonnaruwa, very nice and quiet place, the room are really clean and confortable, the host is very nicely and friendly person, i'm totally enjoying my holliday here, thanks for all. Highly recommented ! :)

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place is too good to be true for what you get for such a cheap price. Our room was nice and clean and had a private bathroom and breakfast was included and huge! It is a lovely peaceful setting and very short walk to restaurants, shops and lake. Staff were always smiling and very helpful and nice. The best...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Manel Guest House is a friendly family owned establishment a short distance from the famous ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. Past the front reception and restaurant area is the main accommodation complex surrounded by lush greenery. The rooms are comfortable and very large. Comfy beds, hot showers, complimentary water, free WIFI, etc. The only problem we had with...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stayed a night on our way to Eastern Province. Fantastic service and well worth for money . Charge of room is amazingly cheap . It cost less than LKR 2000/- for one night stay with breakfast for two. However the room is without A/c and you don't need A/c at night. For the Dinner we ordered Chicken Kottu and Fried...

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Sunshine Coast
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were recommended to stay at Manel's and it didn't disappoint. Location is only 200 mtrs from Polonnaruwa old town junction and shops, and not much further to the ticket office and ruins. Set surrounded by rice paddies, the rooms in the new section at the back were large, modern, nice bathroom, with AC and balcony overlooking rice paddies and...

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Sydney
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Nice outlook - it felt as though they were still building/renovating where we were staying. Our room was spacious with A/C and mosquito nets and the bathroom/wetroom was clean enough (no real hot water though) On arrival we had to wake the guy up to check us in, and it became a running theme as we had to wake him...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I frankly recommend this guesthouse, where I had to spend several weeks due to an unexpected problem. Everyone in the staff was attentive and caring throughout my stay, and I could share their easy way of living life which is, by the way, a learning experience.

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Additional Information about Manel Guest House

Address: New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Price Range: €9 - €20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Get a room that is not facing the afternoon sun!”
 of 5 bubbles kenoathtravels, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have a nice view over the paddy fields”
 of 5 bubbles 431sherzadn, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The new block seems better”
 of 5 bubbles pavithriw, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“only accept room in new building”
  • spread too short = feet on dirty mattress
  • looks updated but is in old building
  • dirty furniture
  • mold / dirt on walls
  • smears on walls
  • mold, cobwebs, insects on ceiling
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“New blinding was great!”
 of 5 bubbles charithac2016, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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