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Manel Guest House

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manel Guest House provided the ideal one-night stay for backpackers and holiday-goers alike. The room was very well priced, and the staff were very accommodable and friendly, whilst also helping organise bus journeys and recommend places to visit nearby. A highly recommended places to stay in Polonnaruwa!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food and friendly owner. The room was quite okay (the pictures on the web were much nicer), but we had a lot of ants in there, which was really extremly annoying. You can rent a bike, but you need to pay a fee.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a nice stay at Manel Guest House. Our room was very clean. The mattresses were good but little bit hard. Toilet and shower in a good condition. Nice western breakfast and good tips for the next days. All staff were friendly and helpful. We would stay there again and can recommend the guesthouse.

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1Thank Miriam F
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Good relaxing place located at a great place. We stayed at the new blocks , spacious rooms and very very clean. They have a good variety of food and the dishes we tried out were truly tasty. But the catch is, you need to place the order well in advance. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Do not plan to depend...

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We read a lot of the reviews about the owners being persistent and can’t say that didn’t happen, but at the end of the day their suggestions ended up being helpful. Because he offered the Safari so promptly we were able to do it the afternoon we arrived, rent the bikes to ride around the ruins the next day and...

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed an Manel's guest house for one night. We had originally booked two, but finished sightseeing earlier in Polonnaruwa than we expected. The accommodations were basic but clean and the bathroom had a spacious shower. In addition the outside area/restaurant is extremely nice and the manager lights it up well at night to give it a nice ambiance. We...

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1Thank Shockmann
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed two nights. Good: - relaxing place - rooms are nice and clean - wifi everywhere Restaurant has many different dishes and moderate prices Needs to improve: - service is slow, takes a while to drop an order. Sometimes it even seemed like they just forgot about you.. - after ordering, it takes quite a bit until you get...

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1Thank Finn B
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We're a family of 5 and stayed a couple of nights in the new part of the guest house. Our 2 rooms were pristine and light with balconies, excellent fans, mosquito nets (no holes!) and really good bathrooms. Lovely views of rice fields and palms. Buffet food was delicious and suited our children (10,13,15) as we could all choose what...

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1Thank DiKatBe
Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had the best experience at Manel guest house.The food was amazing.The staff is so friendly and attended to all our needs.kids had a lovely time in the big green garden.The rooms were so clean and spacious .The balcony facing the padddy fields was a heavenly place to relax.higly recommended ."fried wel malu(fish from the lake) "is a must try.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best places we stayed at in Sri Lanka. The host and all his staff are very friendly, extremely customer oriented and eager to help us plan our visit in Polonnaruwa. They offer Safaris, Tuk-Tuks for a day and much more! The daily buffet is very good as it is a mix of Western and Sri...

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Additional Information about Manel Guest House

Address: New Town Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Price Range: $17 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Upstairs rooms have a nice view over the paddy fields”
 of 5 bubbles 431sherzadn, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The new block seems better”
 of 5 bubbles pavithriw, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“only accept room in new building”
  • dirty furniture
  • spread too short = feet on dirty mattress
  • mold, cobwebs, insects on ceiling
  • looks updated but is in old building
  • mold / dirt on walls
  • smears on walls
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“New blinding was great!”
 of 5 bubbles charithac2016, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“Newer building is better.”
 of 5 bubbles danielg338, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
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