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“Excellent Lakeside Location”
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Giritale Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Giritale
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Large bedroom with settee and excellent bedding.
Room was newly refurbished but it was a pity the bathroom wasn't.
Lot of refurbishment being carried out in the public areas at present and when finishes they will be very high quality.
Becomes an excellent place to stay but please sort out the bathrooms!!
Good grounds, SPA and amenities

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

location is good, sure again we will go there once, hope in near future, we will recommend other my friend as well, thanks again, we are missing this hotel & there staff too,i wish next time i will stay longer & i want to do some of sightseeing tour also, one of hotel staff show me some of good idea on the map. i want to do that trip for next time, they can also provied pick up and drove service, im happy with there service,
Breakfast is missing, nice bed it was,

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Stayed here for one night as a staging area for Polunnaruwa ruins. Hotel is on a hillside, at the edge of a forest. Gorgeous views of Giritale lake below. Took in the views as often as possible. Room is comfortable and clean. There are two chairs, small table and a TV. It's a bit crowded. Bed was firm. Bathroom is dated and could use modernizing. It's quite small and the shower curtain was literally touching me on several sides. There are some open slats on the wall that pick up noise from the lounge area. Dinner buffet has a lot of variety and is good. Breakfast buffet also offers many choices including traditional food. Would stay here again. It's a scenic and relaxing place.

Room Tip: Face the lake and away from the outdoor lounge/sitting area.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

They provide me a memorable service.very friendly staff.Best place to stay around polonnaruwa.
Love the nature around the hotel.Hotel is on top of the Munition & surrounded by the forest.when you go to the bar or pool area after 4.00 pm you can see lot of wild elephant around the lake.
Helpful staff.Should give a special thanx for Mr.Thennakoon.(as one waiter told he is the oldest staff in that Hotel)

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great view from every room overlooking the lake. Beds very comfortable, but rooms a little tired. Breakfasts were good, but only option in evenings was western buffet @1500lkr/pax. Not a lot of restaurants in town, so ended up eating kothu roti and fried rice at the Welfare Restaurant outside the army base. Meal for 2 was 355lkr.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Hotel has an amazing lake view, very comfortable open air lounge and good food. Staff were helpful and friendly, and accommodated our request to swap rooms as we asked for a king size bed. We had a good stay there.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed here 3 nights during our time in Sri Lanka. It was perfect for visiting Polonnaruma, Dambulla and Sigiriya but pretty basic. The room was clean and comfortable with A/C and fan but it did look a little tired - great value for money though. The buffet meals were good and the staff were extremely friendly. Our main criticism would be the 50% advance payment required to secure our booking which was an expensive overseas bank transfer (may be worth asking if this is an absolute necessity). Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa > Giritale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Giritale
Price Range: £43 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Giritale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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