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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 July 2015

First, I have to say that if you're looking for a cheap place to stay with bike rentals for Polonnaruwa, this place will work. The poor review was because of the service and attitude of the guest house owners. When I got back after Polonnaruwa, they told me that they would be going to a carnival at night, and cannot...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Went for this place straight out of our lonely planet purely because it was cheap but, (as many others have written) wish I'd checked trip advisor before! The rooms are ok. They aren't clean, the flush didn't really work, and the beds are some of the worst I have slept on, but that's not the problem! The issue is the...

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1Thank JamQQ
Paris, France
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I stayed 2 nights in Samudra GH and it occured to be one of the worst surprise, talking about accomodations in Sri Lanka. The rooms are ok (and I am nice on this one), average cheap (around 1500LKR), the location is good (near the bus stop & temples) but the owners are just terrible. Don't want really to elaborate on...

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1Thank Danton Q
Oeiras, Portugal
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Average for Sri Lanka standards. Wi-fi was very good but you need to aks the owner to turn it on. In the night they turn it off and you need to leave your cold room to ask to turn it on again. Breakfast the same that other guest houses. Egg, tea, butter and jam.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

I hate the idea of giving one star to somewhat nice owners but I just can't get past how bad the state of my room here was. I arrived later in the day than had hoped and basically dropped bags and headed out without looking. By the time I got back from my day and actually stopped for a second...

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Thank Mark U
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. Our room did not have a fan nor a mosquito net, but we had ac. Owners are only friendly when they get money from you. 1 water pipe was broken so bathroom was wet all the time & toilet did not flush. We also had to wait 45 min for breakfast every day although...

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We stayed in the small summerhouse in the garden, which wasn't very comfortable, had a horrible bathroom and shower. Perhaps the other rooms aren't as bad, but the only other room we had in all of Sri Lanka that was worse than this, I had to kill 20 cockroaches before going to bed. However, it is as close as you...

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Thank Roel J
Brisbane
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This homestay is in an older style home, with low doorways (a bit of a challenge for my tall partner, but that's to be expected in an older building). The family were nice, and for breakfast we had a delicious, freshly made dahl and coconut sambal, with the coconut processed from scratch in front of us - all with fresh...

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Manali
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Our stay at Samudra guest house was rather disappointing (because we were quite enthusiastic after reading the LP "top choice" review). We spotted some lizard faeces on our beds and our room and complained about it to the owner. Her response was, "They are dead flies." Well, they weren't. We are 100 percent sure they were lizard (or rat, or...

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Thank Gayatri P
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I usually check reviews for hostels before booking, but due to a lack of internet connection and a last minute decision, I decided that getting a "top pick" rating from LP was good enough to just go and book ahead, and oh boy was that a bad decision. I'm usually pretty relaxed when it comes to cheap accommodations/cleanliness/utilities, but seriously...

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  • Free Parking
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Address: Habarana Road, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Price Range: $14 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“There are no good or bad rooms. Just AC ou no AC rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Silasboy_Lx, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Don't go here!”
 of 5 bubbles GayatriP463, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“Get the rice and curry, it was also great to have aircon as the area can be very hot.”
 of 5 bubbles 317WillC, 18 May 2013 | Read review
“Look at another guest house.”
 of 5 bubbles Pam698, 25 Apr 2013 | Read review
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