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The Royal Lotus

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This hotel is the waste hotel which i stayed in sri lanka Rooms having a dirty furniture. lack of spots in the furniture Bathroom is very small & very very very old. (not in usable condition) air-conditioners are very noisy & not working properly Staff of the hotel is very friendly & helpfull

Thank Adames V
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2014

With a nice swimming pool and views out over a lake, this hotel has the potential to be much better than it is. The rooms haven't been updated for decades and it's a all a bit tired. The food wasn't very inspiring either.

Thank Ann T
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night. The location is good because it is in front of Giritale lake. But staff is non friendly at all. Initially, Receptionist is non friendly and lack of concerns for guests. She gave us the wrong room key which is not prepared. Food labelling is not there in the dinner buffet and choices...

Thank Chami S
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2013

As part of the on the go tour we stayed here. The location of the hotel in amazing, with stunning views. The food in the hotel was a buffet, which was ok, the local cuisine was a lot better than the attempted international food, although there is an option for a la carte. The rooms are very dated and could...

Thank sooon123
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed here in August 2013 as part of an Exodus tour of Sri Lanka. The hotel is in a good location, but the rooms are a bit tired. It has great potential but is in need of an upgrade. The location is handy for Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya, and we had a lovely bike ride around the area.

Thank Annie3974
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 September 2013

First of all the hotel need a big refurbishment, the rooms and facilities are old. but the loacation and the view is amazing, good food but a limited selections specially beverages.nice view at the pool and limited common areas. .good place to stay when your touring polonnaruwa and anuradhapura

1Thank Kosol W
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Not only at the lake views but also the new state of the art eco chalets which were offered in preference to the tired and cramped standard rooms which admittedly have fabulous views and a nice balcony. The chalet I stayed in 807 is a superb piece of architecture with single polished logs and cross beams holding up the roof...

Thank NibbanAh
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 August 2013

The hotel is in a beautiful location. The views from the rooms are wow! Be prepared for some unexpected visitors in your rooms like small frogs and etc :) because of its close proximity to the lake. My husband went in for the massage and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The reception of the hotel is soooo pretty :) and service...

Thank Chithra U
Mount Lavinia
Reviewed 24 July 2013

This is our second visit to this place. Now rates have gone up and the hotel has been upgraded to a 3 star hotel (now owned and managed by the Nipuna Group). Still food quality is reasonably good and the staff is very friendly and courteous. Of course, the rooms and the swimming pool area has got a very fine...

1Thank RanilMountLavinia
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 6 May 2013

The rooms aren't great but the entrance hall is beautiful, and the views amazing. Our room was clean. The food at the dinner menu was not suficient for all the people dinning. No problems with water pressure.

1Thank Claudia A

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Address: Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa > Giritale
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Lotus 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
The Royal Lotus Hotel Giritale
Royal Lotus Hotel Polonnaruwa
Royal Lotus Polonnaruwa
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pool side ground level rooms are the best as you can view the lake very nicely.”
Manjulacr, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are faced to the girithale tank....”
dinukad, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel.”
Elspeth2013, 16 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Not central on 2nd floor. Too close to noisy air-conditioning unit on roof above. But no problem moving room.”
Mike_W749, 24 Dec 2012 | Read review
“all rooms are equally run down, ancient and badly needs refurbishing.....”
Gamed77, 27 Nov 2012 | Read review
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