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The Lake Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived here after a very long day travelling and climbing Sigirya. We had a friendly welcome and our room was lovely. We had a room with a view of the lake which was perfect. Waking up to all sorts of bird life and a buffalo walking past our room was lovely. The pool area is good and food was...

Thank Annan8312
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

State of art small upstairs rooms will give you a stunning view of the Parakrama tank of Polonnaruwa. Located on the tank bed. Pool is smaller but you can spend the eve with a picturesque view. Food is average. Rooms are comfortable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all the good thing: service was kind, but this was everything positive I can say from this point. We (me and my girlfriend) have been there for dinner tonight. We went there because we read about it in lonelyplanet, and there it was described as very good. So, the employee spoke in general english on a very low...

Thank Zwirg B
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there with family in room 207 and what a nice place to relax, Had few issues on the bathroom drainage, but overall everything was really good. Upstairs rooms are very good with nice views. The room was clean and tidy. The pool was really beautiful and clean. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

Thank GayanWeerasoo
Oakland, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was essentially run down, somewhat shabby, and for Americans, on the order of a Motel 6. Some other mentioned a piano, and that is define tile the Lake House,,not the Lake Hotel. Also, for about the same price,,right next door is Hotel Sudu Araliya, with a fantastic looking lobby, tours and trips arrange able by staff, and the...

1Thank AM_Oakland
Gampaha, null, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located in front of the lake with amazing views and supported by a wonderful staff. But unfortunately nothing else to be admired. Hotel was very poorly maintained and there were lot of ants in the room. very old furniture and damaged windows. Definitely, they needs renovation. Food was disappointing and very average. We were there for lunch and...

2Thank Sudara M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2017

There is no denying the setting of this hotel is absolutely stunning. Right on the edge of the lake, you have unrivalled views of the wildlife. With the sun setting, it's hard tom imagine a place you'd rather be. That is until you go back to your room and realise how disgusting they are. I guess they are purposefully dark...

2Thank Claire B
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The hotel overlooks a beautiful lake with high hills in the background, an oasis for birds, monkeys and other wildlife. The room was on the second floor and like many I experienced in Sri Lanka was a little tired, in need of a good clean and re-paint. The food was good and the service was excellent. Beer and food were...

Thank mikeoneill01
Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very for sharing your valuable ideas on most visited travel site on the net " The Trip Advisor" we always well come our guest comment as we believe it always help us to upgrade our services once again thank you very much and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for one night. My room had a nice view in the morning. Nice food. But the bathroom was very poorly maintained and a very tiny space. When we got to the room, mini bar had half empty water bottles in it. No WiFi, which is a basic service in this century.

Thank Gaya1234
North Babylon, New York
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Nice hotel over looking the lake. Great view. However the rooms are not maintained well. The bathrooms was not clean and was stinking. The shower didn't not have enough water pressure. Food wasn't that great too. Best thing is to check in on either BB or Room Only basis and try out other places close by for food.

Thank Imasha F
Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feed back and we apologies for any inconvenience occured during your stay.But we always accept constructive criticisms.Any how yur comment will help us to inprove our standard.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well-positioned on banks of the Parakkrama Samudra one of the largest man-made lakes in the country by King Parakkrbma Bahu in the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa.The Lake Hotel is the ideal point of transit within the archaeological cultural triangle and venture out on excursions. Furthermore en-route to the golden sandy beaches on the east-coast and it’s within an hour’s drive from 'The Lake' hotel. Guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, shopping, banking, and other commercial needs, it’s only four kilometres away the from the commercial town of Kaduruwela.'The Lake' basically is a hub to the ancient city, Archaeological sites, wild life and the beaches on the east coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lake Hotel

Address: Pothgul Vihara | New Town, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Price Range: €60 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lake Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Go for a lake view”
Annan8312, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Corner most rooms towards the opposite of poolside gives you better view of the lake”
charithb2015, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“The upstair room are really good with nice lake views”
GayanWeerasoo, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't - go somewhere else!”
  • Mouldy bathroom
  • Dirty bathroom
  • unclean bed linen
  • Bin not emptied
  • Stains over the walls
  • Shower flooded whole room
LadyBarballard, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Romms on the ground floor are the best”
imashaf2017, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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