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All reviews guest house his guitar rice fields sri lanka main route best place in town reception and restaurant area friendly manager warm atmosphere tea or coffee would definitely stay here again hot water non ac rent bikes clock tower fine place breakfast included
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Location is close to polonnaruwa enter. Food is ok. In evening a lot of mosquitos due to the paddy fields next to the hotel but they have a mosquitonet above the bed. Cleanliness is medium. All in all it was ok for one night.

Date of stay: April 2014
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Filip V
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

The grounds are nice to eat out in, and I enjoyed the food I had, more expensive than around the clock tower area. The people were quite friendly. The wifi is offered locally and kept cutting out it was regularly unreliable. The room wasn’t very clean and some items in the room were not in good repair. Lots of bugs here at night due to the surrounding farm land and gaps in windows and doors. The hotel is ok but the rooms are not worth the advertised 2500 rps for the upstairs, and the downstairs rooms are dark and not so nice despite being cheaper. I did find them constantly asking if I wanted to buy something (breakfast, a bike, safari etc) annoying. I am all for generating business but it was too much.

Date of stay: March 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Tatty_Rascal
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

stayed one night and was up very early the next morning. dinner was nice and the staff are friendly and helpful. they have bikes to rent. the rooms are modest but there is a nice view from the upstairs rooms.

Room tip: stay upstairs, nice view...
Date of stay: February 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank bec f
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We stayed for one night in a downstairs room. The room was quite basic and came with 2 beds (a double and a single), mosquito nets and hot water. We noticed right away that the windows did not close (weren't designed to close the whole way) and the room was filled with mosquitoes. The owner, who was extremely nice and helpful, brought us towels that had seemed to have lost their white color ages ago. The restaurant is located outside on the front porch and has a nice country vibe to it. The food was fine but not spectacular. Overall, very basic accommodation at a budget price.

Date of stay: January 2014
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Chad B
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Manel Guesthouse is currently a quite basic place, but there is a new building with superb views (and eventually with a rooftop-restaurant?) and even a swimmingpool under construction now. Our upstairs room (LKR 3000) was okay if small, with nice views of the ricepaddies and sunset from the balcony. Only the toilet was not flushing properly sometimes...The location of Manel Guesthouse is perfect for visiting the ancient city and the very good Museum of Polonnaruwa. Staff is very friendly and helpful, can arrange tours and we had a lot of fun with them at their New Year´s BBQ. It is a good option for budget travellers.

Room tip: The upstairs rooms tend to be better
Date of stay: December 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Happy_Balloon
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