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99/1 Sri Nishshankamallapura, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 68 Speciality lodging in Polonnaruwa
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Car hire
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ellahyland wrote a review Feb 2018
Malaysia1 contribution
What a beautiful stay we had at Ruins Villa! There are 4 double rooms that open out onto a spacious terrace overlooking gardens filled with nature. We saw deer, rabbits, monkeys and bats on our nature tour that Upali kindly took us on. Upali made us feel instantly welcome, providing us all the information we need to make the most of our stay. He organised tours, provided us with bikes to explore the ruins, and cooked the most amazing Sri Lankan dishes for us to enjoy! The guest house is located right next to the ruins - we went on a lovely bike ride all along the canal and rice paddy fields to start our ruins tour, ending up back right by the guest house, which was very convenient! Upali will also be happy to arrange tuk tuks for any other tours you want to do - we went to Dambulla and Sigiriya for great rates. The rooms were very simple, but at the price and location, there was not a lot more we needed! We would completely recommend this guesthouse to all those wanting a relaxing, quiet break in the beautiful city of Polonnaruwa. You’re in the safest of hands with the host, too.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cat M wrote a review Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom218 contributions32 helpful votes
This was our first accomodation in SriLanka and at the beggining we were not impressed but that changed. The truth is that the room is big and very empty, a bit of furniture would not hurt. And the bath towels were very thin. The biggeat issue is the bed, it is so broken that it makes a very very loud sound everytime you move. I would wake up at night everytime my partner moved. I could also hear the bed from the other room :) The good: - very good wifi - good location - very clean - good food and at a very fair price - owner was the only one that served the meals in time, everybody else we interacted with was late
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Travel_exposed wrote a review Jan 2018
12 contributions28 helpful votes
Pro: - very affordable rooms at very low price level tag - Large rooms and pleasant nature surrounding area - we took onsite dinner and quite enjoyed it Cons: - beds have tiny mattress hence quite hard to sleep on, which made it difficult for us to sleep. Same for pillows, extremely hard. Overall: Though we didn’t sleep well due to rather uncomfortable bed it must be said that this remains a great option for this low price, therefore price to quality ratio remain very fair. Recommended for low budget travelers.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nini689 wrote a review Jan 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands59 contributions35 helpful votes
We cant say we slept extremely well nor the rooms are very comfy BUT the place is very well located to the archaeological site of Polonnaruwa and the room is very spacious, clean with decent hot water. No airco but a good fan. We enjoyed our stay especially because the owner was very friendly and spoke a good English. He took us on a short tour to spot animals around the property during the night and prepared for us the best Kottu we had during our trip in Sri Lanka for a very good price. Nice place recommended for budget travellers but also for those seeking for authenticity and friendly people. Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
PeddersUK wrote a review Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom114 contributions71 helpful votes
Hidden away at the end of one of the streets, this place stands out for being so new and well taken care of. Four rooms share a large terrace where meals are served, all basic fittings but they are large rooms and extremely clean, with their own shower rooms. The meals are outstanding, plenty of flavour and variety, some of the best we ate in Sri Lanka, both at dinner and breakfast. The owner is very friendly and attentive, we felt extremely welcome. The property has also a great perk: it 5 mins walk from one of the exits of the park, near the main and nicest cluster of ruins. Perfect to slink back home after your visit. Would stay again without hesitation!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$10 - US$18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvincePolonnaruwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruins Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Ruins Villa?
Nearby attractions include Gal Vihara (0.2 km), Polonnaruwa Vatadage (2.0 km), and Passikudah Beach (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ruins Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ruins Villa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Ruins Villa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ruins Villa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ruins Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jaga Food, Rasa Bojun Gedara, and Gami Gedara.
Does Ruins Villa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ruins Villa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ruins Villa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ruins Villa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Ruins Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lankathilaka Image House (0.3 km), Polonnaruwa (2.0 km), and Sathmahal Prasada (1.9 km).