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Hotel, The Village

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Asian,
Opposite Giritale Lake, Giritale, Polonnaruwa 51026, Sri Lanka
+94 77 900 7755
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“curries” (4 reviews)
“driver” (3 reviews)
“sri” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Sri Lankan
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Opposite Giritale Lake, Giritale, Polonnaruwa 51026, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2018

We were hungry and The Village had a nice restaurant. Even after a bad experience years ago we went there. Before we entered the restaurant we had to dispose of an ugly jeepsafari-driver. The Currybuffet looked nice but we checked the pots first. It was...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Roli H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited The Village after a trip to Polonnaruwa and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. This was our first experience of the Sri Lankan buffet and was one of the best local restaurants we visited. Excellent service and the food was very good. My husband had...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank JollyJoJo
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Trinco and on the way back stopped at the Girithale hotel. It was a pleasant surprise as I had never been there. The hotel was above the lake and had beautiful views. The rooms were good. Dinner was great and breakfast the menu had...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Dilky C
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My friend and I came here towards the end of lunch service so we weren't expecting miracles, but even so what we were served was lovely indeed. Having been at a cooking class the previous day, nothing here could even begin to compare to how...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank StraightTalker28
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We visited The Village on our day trip to Polonnaruwa and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The buffet was well priced and offered numerous dishes to sample, most of them vegetarian. We had dishes made of pineapple curry, jackfruit, brinjal, lady fingers, manioc, banana flower, pumpkin,...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This hotel is one of which Geekos tours use! Please stay away from it! Most people on my tour had creepy experiences with the staff. Ranging from staff waking up a single female to fiddle around with the electrical box to her room, to having...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank 980Claudia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This restaurant was a recommended stop if you like locally cooked Sri Lankan curries. Buffet style with lamb, chicken dishes, nice vegetable curries and dahl (lentils). Very good service, friendly staff and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank cliveg813
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Visit this place to have real sri lankan lunch. Should than x to my tour guide for taking us in to this place.

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank Rochelle D
Reviewed 7 September 2014

For this place i like for everything no words to say because everything is excellent the staff is like family members and this restaurant have a wonderful chef when i go to polonnaruwa i can't escape this place with out have my lunch.

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank priyantha2014
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stopped here for lunch and were greeted by friendly staff who could not do enough to ensure we had what we wanted. We had the Sri Lanakn curry buffet, a choice of some 7 or 8 different curries plus two rices which you could...More

Date of visit: March 2013
Thank DavidA200
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite Giritale Lake, Giritale, Polonnaruwa 51026, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa  >  Giritale
  • Phone Number: +94 77 900 7755
This was without doubt had the best local food of anywhere we ate during a month in Sri Lanka. The food cost was 700 rupees each plus beer and the "rice and curry" consisted of 16 different dishes plus rice. ( have pictures to prove it)There was also a fruit plate for desert. Our driver took us there and ate with us (he ate for free!) as we were fed up with hotel buffet food. The restaurant is on the main road from Habarana in Giritale town, and it also has accommodation although we didn't check this out. It can probably seat 60 and also serves lunch as well as dinner.
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