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Giritale Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Giritale
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“Enjoyed our stay”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We stayed in this hotel for two nights during our tour of Sri Lanka, we found it very relaxing with great views of the mountains. I had a lovely message in the spa ... Would recommend having the Sri Lanka message.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We stayed 3 nights here on recommendation by our local guide and it was just excellent. We wanted a deluxe room so these rooms overlook the pool and are very comfortable with a lovely view of the tank as well. Our room was at the top so just great. The bathroom is ok, nothing flash but everything worked ok.
The hotel was very relaxing and even sitting in the outdoor area had a lovely relaxing feel with a great view. The meals were good - lots of choices for the buffet and on request they brought some sambal to spice things up. Each meal, you have your country flag on the table so you knew where you were to sit.
The staff were very friendly and attentive. We visited the 3 main ancient sites so it was great to come back and just relax.

Room Tip: pay some extra to get a deluxe room, it is worth it
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

One of the more surprising things about Giritale hotel is how resorts are capturing the areas of majesty Giritale lake front and its commanding view near atop of mountain cliff. The altitude allows for guest to view throughout the entire are as a point of bird eye view (elevated view) that no one will forgets for life time. Sweeping views of the area stopping every guest to hang in the pavilion for a long time evens forgetting where is them. Immediately well mannered staff with smile will offered a welcome drink Katu anoda drink ''A very healthy fruit and the drink made from Katu Anoda”,which is very tasty and refreshing and easing the feeling of tiredness on that splendid moment.

Staffs are friendly and approachable. Waiter ‘Sampath’ offered us a Katu Anoda drink and he knows how to engage with guest and making the moment more meaningful by anticipating guest need. Food was amazing and tasteful we ate lunch in Srilankan cuisine which is one of the most complex cuisines of south Asia. Due to the excellent service of waiter ‘Sumith’, in lunch time we want to go back again Giritale Hotel and like to be served by him again. His specialty in guest service is Amazing and best example is when we consider about our dessert he explain the ingredient in type of dessert and recommended Watalappan. Watalappan is a famous traditional recipe of Sri Lanka especially very popular amongst Muslims. It is one of the favorite desserts of them now loved by many country men and women. Dish is very famous in Sri Lanka there is a belief that this dish has a Malay origin.

Sumith counsel was right on the mark. Specially head of our family been well fed, his attention children and to our meal and our pleasure in it, was outstanding. We want recommend him for next level in his carrier. Hotel is build long ago and but maintain of physical asset is amazing, no one can easily know that hotel is build may years ago. toured room was well arranged and cleanness is well maintained. On the hotel corridors we met few senior staffs and supervisor they were very friendly. Lobby was small but beautiful. front desk staff Supervisor Thilak, and his staff Niroshan, Thilina, Dhanushka have a big heart to help in every guest in needs and trying to making memorable and personal experience for All guest. Also they never forget to suggest some activities in area which easily can enjoy by everyone.
• Bird Watching
• Jungle safari
• Heritage tour
• Village tour
• Wild life museum (Giitale)

Hotel has its self a small Spa which will be guarantee best ayurvedic treatments (any type) unique feature of spa is Herbal Steam bath and Herbal Sauna.
Staff will be guaranteed the best service during your stay in. highly recommending don’t miss go and stay there.

Address: Giritale Hotel,
Giritale,
Polonnaruwa,
Srilanka.

TP:0094272246311
Email: giritaleh@carcumb.com
Web: http://www.giritalehotel.com

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Colombo
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

one of the first hotels in Giritale overlooking the Giritale Lake. Beautiful view. Very hospitable staff, attentive and caring. Check in is speedy and efficient. Meals are excellent with a chef who rises to all occasions and a variety of pastries, desserts and main meals. A hotel worthwhile repeating if one yearns for relaxation or site seeing.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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NE England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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New Delhi, India
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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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Denver, Colorado
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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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Property: Giritale Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Giritale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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