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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel overlooks a beautiful lake with high hills in the background, an oasis for birds, monkeys and other wildlife. The room was on the second floor and like many I experienced in Sri Lanka was a little tired, in need of a good clean and re-paint. The food was good and the service was excellent. Beer and food were...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in this hotel for one night. My room had a nice view in the morning. Nice food. But the bathroom was very poorly maintained and a very tiny space. When we got to the room, mini bar had half empty water bottles in it. No WiFi, which is a basic service in this century.

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North Babylon, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel over looking the lake. Great view. However the rooms are not maintained well. The bathrooms was not clean and was stinking. The shower didn't not have enough water pressure. Food wasn't that great too. Best thing is to check in on either BB or Room Only basis and try out other places close by for food.

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Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feed back and we apologies for any inconvenience occured during your stay.But we always accept constructive criticisms.Any how yur comment will help us to inprove our standard.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quite small hotel located near Parakrama Samudra and Pothgul Vihara. Staff is kind and helpful. Scenery was incredible and food was delicious. Poor Wi-Fi connection which is limited only to lobby area.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room had a fantastic view of the lake. It was amazing and wordless. Birds flying all over and the wind that blew from the lake made my day. The best side was the super friendly staff. They were very nice to us through out the stay. Never hesitated in any matter we raised.Also must specially note the delicious hoppers...

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Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for the review on the most visited travel site in the world, we are glad to know that you have enjoyed the stay with us at The Lake- Polonnaruwa, hope to see you again soon

Citta di Castello, Italy
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Lake Hotel is pleasantly situated by the large Polonnaruwa lake and well away from the crowded tourist area. The low buildings are ranged along the lakeside. The buildings and rooms are adequate but in need of brightening up; they seemed to me rather past their sell-by dates. However the room and bed were comfortable enough. We only had breakfast...

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Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Ayubowan from all of us at The Lake - Polonnaruwa, we are very thankful for the comment made by you and will take necessary action to rectify the issues to maximize guest satisfaction as much as possible. once again thank you very much

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We came with our friends to stay and the staff welcome us very friendly and beautiful smile.we love foods specaily dinner time no big dishes only limited choices we were escorting by good gentleman .surely visit again.Nicole kidman

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Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to publish a review on TRIP Advisor and we really glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you in your next visit to srilanka. Thank you once again.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We loved the absolute tranquility of the location of this hotel! The bird sounds and serene views were heaven to us city dwellers. It's quite a small hotel, but everything is very neat and clean, and seems to be carefully maintained. Do request for an upstairs room as they are more spacious than the ones downstairs, the lack of a...

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Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Ayubowan from all of us at The Lake - Polonnaruwa, it's a great pleasure to thanking you for the wonderful review by you on Trip Advisor and your positive comment help us to upgrade our services to guest satisfactory, we warmly welcome you to The Lake -Polonnaruwa in your next visit to Srilanka.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 February 2017

In overall, the room was okay, the view from the room was very beautiful. And, the swimming pool was lovely. It was close to the main sights. But, after a long day, we had dinner in the hotel restaurant. There was no choice but buffet. The price was around Rs 1800. But, there was not many choices.

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Lilan J, Front Office Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for the review you have published and we do appreciate your comment but regarding the diner buffet our guest all ways has the second option of having selected dishes from our A'la cart menu witch serves different dishes from different cuisines.

Reviewed 2 February 2017

The restaurant is situated at an amazing location by the lake and a small but nice swimming pool and restaurant overlooks the lake. Perfect place to be at during sunset. I would give the food 7/10. But the location and the atmosphere is a 9/10 while the price is just a tad too steep

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Lilan J, Guest Relations Manager at The Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, it's indeed very kind of you to place a comment on Trip Advisor and we are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us.we look forward see you in your next visit to Sri lanka. Thank you

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well-positioned on banks of the Parakkrama Samudra one of the largest man-made lakes in the country by King Parakkrbma Bahu in the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa.The Lake Hotel is the ideal point of transit within the archaeological cultural triangle and venture out on excursions. Furthermore en-route to the golden sandy beaches on the east-coast and it’s within an hour’s drive from 'The Lake' hotel. Guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, shopping, banking, and other commercial needs, it’s only four kilometres away the from the commercial town of Kaduruwela.'The Lake' basically is a hub to the ancient city, Archaeological sites, wild life and the beaches on the east coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lake Hotel

Address: Pothgul Vihara | New Town, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Price Range: ₹ 4,364 - ₹ 8,989 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lake Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Romms on the ground floor are the best”
 of 5 bubbles imashaf2017, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have a good view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles AkalankaK, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All ground floor rooms have a porch and face the lake”
 of 5 bubbles londondoctorc, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“very one find ground floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles anojbandara, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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