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“Nice hotel with all modern amenities and Sri Lankan hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Mahanuge

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Hotel Mahanuge
Ranked #9 of 57 Polonnaruwa B&B and Inns
Osijek, Croatia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice hotel with all modern amenities and Sri Lankan hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We arrived late (after a horrible experience in another hotel from which we escaped that night), whithout a reservation, tired and in desperate need of a nice, clean, european type of hotel - and we found all of that in Hotel Mahanuge - together with a unique Sri Lankan hospitality. They even arranged accomodation for our driver and a charger for my mobile phone which was a nice touch.

The room was very clean and comfortable, with nice terrace to drink a cup of cofffee and relax (coffee/tea making facilities are in the room). Bathroom was also very modern and quite big. Breakfast was good, typical for Sri Lanka (fruit, omellete, bread, butter, jam). There were no bugs, mosquitos or geckos in and around the room - something I do value a lot in Sri Lankan hotels.Overall impression is that it is a well maintained hotel with staff that couldn't do enough for you.

Location of the hotel is good, right on the main street and close to Pollonaruwa ancient site, but the rooms are in the garden so there was no noise in the night.

We only stayed one night, but would return again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

We spend 2 nights and were very pleased with everything. Clean, nice staff, beautiful pool, comfortable beds, the only negative thing is that the restaurant felt like an oven and we had dinner twice and it was the same buffet both times and do not use the laundry service as it is too expensive. Wifi worked well around the pool area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

The hotel was about to celebrate its first birthday around the night we stayed there. It remains a very new-look build and the room was spacious and clean (with air-con and TV). We stayed in about seven other places across Sri Lanka (including Mount Lavinia Hotel) and we rated this the best for value and room quality. The great food, swimming pool and quiet garden setting also helped with our rating. The staff were all very helpful and kept the bar open for us in the evening as we watched the conclusion of a cricket match on TV.

It was very well-located down the road from the ancient ruins - a great way to unwind after visiting the ancient sites with a swim at the hotel!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

My family and I spent Christmas in this beautiful hotel and we felt right at home, maybe better.
All was new, the room was very clean and confortable. My young daugthers liked the swimming pool so much for the good size and depth. My husband and I liked the peace and the silence of the garden. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was excellent, served in a nice and brigth diningroom, we stayed three nidhts and every morning all was fresh. We had only one dinner and the food was good taste and safe. The location is a bit far from the city center, especially when it gets dark , but it is easy to catch a taxi or a bus on the street in front of the hotel. Good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

The hotel just recently opened. The rooms are clean, spacious and calm. I just stayed there for one night and it was great. The dinner was delicious. The internet could be a bit faster, but this is problem here in general.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Mahanuge just for one night after visiting the ancient Polonnaruwa. We really enjoyed the nice, clean and modern rooms with AC and especially the pool after spending the whole day in the ruins. Personell is very friendly, sometimes even joking. Dinner was ok but we had to wait a long time. Good breakfast (traditional and continental). Very close to the ancient town. In total a good quality / price relation.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

What a nice surprise! We came upon this hotel, whilst passing thought we would just have a look to see if it might suit our needs and were pleasantly surprised.
The restaurant was excellent quality Sri Lankan food, but top it all off with the friendly, capable, hospitable staff.
Rooms very comfortable and spacious, a good KS bed and modern bathroom.
Tea & water supplied.

Room Tip: Upstairs balcony rooms are best,breeze and elevation, though lower level identical rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mahanuge
Address: 25th Mile Post, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Amenities:
Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Polonnaruwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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