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“Chill out in sri lanka”
Review of Manel Guest House

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Manel Guest House
Ranked #3 of 58 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
2 reviews
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“Chill out in sri lanka”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Very friendly guesthouse with great buffet the evening. Room with balcony with great view. Close to everything in town. Great music. Breakfast available and bike rental for lower price. Tuk tuk driver Mahinda will offer you a great welcome with savassa juice.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We had a great time here - we stumbled across it by accident and were not disappointed. The staff were really attentive, organised bike hire and drivers for us at the drop of a hat. The food on buffet nights was great and the place had a lively atmosphere. We stayed in one of the newer rooms which was immaculate, can't comment on the older rooms as we didn't see them. Overall very happy, and would visit again & recommend to others!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I was staying here for two days. All was good. Especially dinner. It was a kind of a buffe, where you can eat what you want and as much you want... The manager was very helpful and arranged me safari, room in other town... He is the best :)

  • Stayed August 2014
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Colombo
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had booked two double rooms with air conditioning at this guest house via Booking.com. When we reached there the first encounter was an irate European lady shouting at the staff. The manager informed that they were unable to allocate two air conditioned rooms but we were shown a room which appeared horrendous. Before resolving the rooms problem we needed to get some food. But to our greatest disappointment Manel hotel could not provide any food. We were told that the best solution would be to find some place in the town.

With that we decided to give this Manel guest a big miss. Quite by chance we found Siyanco resort which fulfilled all our expectations.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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shanghai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Since we arrived late with empty stomach, when we encountered the staff from Manel Guest House who was picking up guests on the street, it seemed we did not have any other better choices.
Actually, the staffs there, including the one who picked us up, were friendly and gave good tour suggestions. They arranged the National Park Safari for us, with a cute driver who taught us to eat the inside fruit of a royal coconut after drinking its juice, and the Tuktuk driver who took us to the train station. You can also rent bicycles there as long as you do not mind riding such old bicycles. Some of them even looked like vintages. The chains of the one I rode broke that day. We had to go back and went to the national park instead. Thank god the guest house was not far from the museum to which a steep slope made riding there quite tired. So the location is good, not far from the historical sites. The room we stayed is in the new building which is in the middle of rice fields and with hot shower. Though the view and sunshine was quite nice, bugs of various kinds were never short of. Plenty of bugs. Literally. PLENTY. OF. BUGS. There even appeared a frog in our room. TWICE. I was not sure it was the same one or not.
Anyway, if you decide to stay here, try to figure out a price you think reasonable and then stay your way.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

It is a very friendly and nice place! The people are very nice and forthcoming. I really enjoyed my time here! I can recommend the food,especially the buffet :)
Prices are very good as well,really the only thing i can 'complain' about is the rickety pedal on one of the bikes for rent ;)

Also,when they were in a pickle with loads of people,they helped me out by giving me a new room for the same price so that everyone was happy.
And last but least,the vibe of manel guest house is of a nice familial nature,like you belong with the family.
Keep in mind that im writing this review under some palm trees in the back garden overlooking a rice field.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The guesthouse was good value, close to Polonnaruwa town.The room was clean the staff were very helpful & friendly and It was really good for the budget. I will definitely select this place in my next visit to Polonnaruwa.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Manel Guest House
Address: New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Polonnaruwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
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