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Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

O.k. for a 4 star hotel. Not a newly built building. Me and my wife stayed in a deluxe room. First appearance of the room was bad due to old and cheap plywood door with a loosen bedroom lock. Small room but can't complain. 2 beds joined instead of a double bed. Very small TV with 6-7 local channels (poor...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to send your comments following your recent stay at our hotel. We call our selves a 3 star hotel, perhaps even a good 3 star but never a 4 star. That said it is our aim to continuously improve our levels of service and facilities offered. We are glad to note that room...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Folks at the reception desk were very helpful and went out of the way to make sure that our group was well settled. The amenities were quite decent and comfortable. Mr. Madushka at the front desk helped me to regenerate our lost flight documentation for our return flights. Thanks for exceptional service.

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities that were on offer. All the staff at the hotel do welcome all of you'll again on your next visit or tour to Sri Lanka to spend more nights at this beautiful property. Thank you. Best regards,

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed just for a night on our visit to Anuradhapura. The hotel is located on the Lakeside (a small distance away) the hotel has a simple two storeyed structure spread over a large property. The property is scenic and well maintained with manicured lawns which was a onetime rest house of 1953 vintage as the plaque in the lobby...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy and pleased to know that you had enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We do take note of your comment regarding the Christmas eve dinner dish which you had really enjoyed and we hope to have it on the menu in future. All the staff at the hotel do welcome you again to spend more...

Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pleasant hotel in spacious grounds set beside the lake. It has something of a colonial feel to it. The rooms were comfortable and the service good. We had dinner and breakfast and both were fine without be exceptional. Recomended.

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to know that you had enjoyed your stay at this beautiful property and we do invite you again on your next visit/tour to sri Lanka to spend more nights at this beautiful hotel. Thank you. Best regards,

Como, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has a nice structure in front of the lake. Position is good to visit archeological site by bike that you can rent there. Rooms are ok, not really modern especially the toilet...I would avoid to eat there because dinner was really bad for their price. I would just suggest for a short stay

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking time to send your comments on your stay with us. We are clearly disappointed that you found our service and facilities were only satisfactory since we do our best to ensure all our visitors enjoy all aspects of their stay with us. Although you did not make a specific complaint at the restaurant,...

Cape Town
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly lovely hotel for a night - great service in the restuarant, clean room, delicious dinner on the terrace and geeked out on the Bawa inspired modernist architecture. View of the stupa from the pool across the lake.

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to know that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities on offer.Our staff at the hotel do welcome you again on your next visit/tour to Sri Lanka to spend more nights at this beautiful property. Thank you. Best regards,

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this hotel for the 2nd time. First time l visited this hotel my experience was not too bad as my trip was for office related work and l didn't had a time to experience the hotel. This time with my family l visited Anuradhapura for a vacation and l feel that l made a mistake in selecting this...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, We thank you for your comments on your stay with us but note with concern your sense of disappointment with the hotel for which we apologize. The change of room type was unavoidable as we had a sudden water heating system breakdown that affected that particular wing. We therefore allocated different rooms which were given at the...

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Stayed at Nuwarawewa Hotel with the family as a part of our vacation in early December. The driveway to the reception from the entrance and the hotel grounds were really peaceful and calm and was surprised to know that this hotel was built on 1953. :) Hotel rooms were well kept and spacious and still has that old touch in...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay & the amenities that were on offer. We have noted your review regarding (Would prefer if the passage to the rooms are properly lit up at nights) which our maintenance staff is looking into and we do hope to rectify this at our earliest.We would like to...

Reviewed 13 December 2016

We booked 2 DBL FB basis for one night as couples. Hotel was ok, property is bit old and recently renovated, still part of the building has old look. But front office is bit modern and looks good. Rooms are ok. Swimming pool also not bad but need some cleaning specially pool side washrooms. Food was really good. All 3...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay & the amenities that were on offer.Our hotel pool maintenance staff has been informed about the pool side washroom issue that you had mentioned above e.t.c & we do hope to rectify these at our earliest.We do invite you again on your next visit to Anuradhapura to...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights as part of a tour. The room was spacious and clean. Bottled water is provided. There is a small bar and in the evening there is a buffet or a la carte available. Breakfast is a buffet with a good selection. The pool is lovely and a dip was very welcome at the end of a...

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GM Q, General Manager at The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay & the amenities on offer, and on your next tour to Sri Lanka we do invite you again to visit this beautiful property nestled on the beautiful ancient nuwarawewa tank. Thank you. Best regards,

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Additional Information about The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa

Address: Dharmapala Mawatha, New Town | Near the old bus stand, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nuwarawewa Rest House)
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Price Range: £73 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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“Look for a room on the ground floor facing the lawn”
 of 5 bubbles ramanand55, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near swimming pool or face to to lake would be good”
 of 5 bubbles niroshanaw, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms Facing the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Kum_17, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view!”
 of 5 bubbles OliveNewZealand, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Look for Lake view Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles npathirana, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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