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Seyara Holiday Resort
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Polonnaruwa
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Just outside Polonuwara and well-located for ruins and the national park for elephant safari. Great location.

Very welcoming family, delicious home cooked food and good service.

Rooms basic but clean, mosquito nets etc. bathroom was fine but smelt quite badly (think it was something to do with the drainage), useable though.

All in all a great place to stay, the owner is nice, sorted us the safari and lends out bikes for 300R (although there aren't many). Called us tuk tuks when needed and knew train times etc. recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I had a great time in this hotel. Me and my friends even watched the world cup in the common area . The breakfast was amazing. The staff woke up at 5am to make local food for us. And the rooms were really clean. There was mosquitoes net provided on the bed and the shower facilities were great. Nearby, there's a zoo and place to rent a bike and go cycling near the sea. Recommend to stay here. The owner even borrowed us a torch when we went out at night to buy some drinks.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

A great place to stay in pollonaruwa.
The food was delicious, all local and fresh!
Despite being being slightly out of town all buses stop just outside just ask for bendiwewa!
Bicycles on offer and all questions answered by the lovely family who runs it!

Would definitely come again.
Great place to stay!
Thanks so much xx

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank SophieandKate
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The rooms here are great with a/c. Every beds have mosquito nets. The room and toilet is clean and tidy. Owner is friendly and speaks English well. He will give recommendations on where to visit. More importantly, the breakfast is awesome. By the way, it doesn't near the main road but the owner is helpful, he can help to buy things you want if you don't want to walk out at night. There you can see many stars at night. It's a good place to live in.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank LaiYi P
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed for two nights in the room with balcony, and we had a great stay!! The food over here is just delicious. Great Sri Lankan breakfast with hoppers, string hoppers and rotti. Also, dinner is great! We told the owner's son-in-law that we really liked the curries and he asked us if we wanted to try banana curry, which he made for us. They also learned us to eat with our hands :) The guesthouse also has good bikes for rental, which we used to explore the ruins in Pollonaruwa. When going by bus from Habarana, ask the driver to stop at Bendiwewa, since it is not very near the bus station in Pollonaruwa. The guesthouse is also a great place to stay when you want to discover Minneriya National Park. We really liked it here and would definitely come back if we visit Sri Lanka again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Evelien90
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The house owner is very friendly and great. He will talk to you and give you comment about your trip schedule.The room is clean and comfortable. From the hotel balcony, you can have a look on the starry sky. The food there is also awesome!! It's really a great place to stay!! Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank DorothyKang
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a single room (to double beds). Nice and relaxing, had a little balcony to ourselves. Wifi only down stairs in dinner area but still great atmosphere.

The owner is really nice (maybe a little to egar to please). Very happy to chat and make sure you are enjoying your stay.
We hired bikes and did a ruins tour unguided and had a great day. was a awesome way to check out the town.

We had dinner at the hotel and it was great, curries were fantastic.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: | Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Polonnaruwa
Price Range: £10 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seyara Holiday Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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