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    The Lake Hotel

    Pothgul Vihara | New Town, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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    06/08/2017 07/08/2017
    Savings alert: 33% below average rate

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    Overview
    • Excellent27%
    • Very good43%
    • Average17%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible7%
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    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
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    3.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 285 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Since the arrival we felt very welcome into the hotel. The staff was always very polite. They were very helpful and were able to give us all kinds of information about anything we asked about. The public areas are very modern and nice, but the...More

    Thank SatuJonna
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    The hotel is situated in an amazing location & the hotel caters some amazing local as well as foreign dishes . The road to the hotel has a nice view . The rooms in this hotel has a stunning view and the lake infront of...More

    Thank hasitha s
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The lake hotel is a nice hotel, with an outstanding view on the lake. The hotel has got a nice pool. The food is good as well. There are only two things. One are the rooms, and especially the bathroom is not very clean, and...More

    Thank Koen A
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed here for two nights and had no major issues, it's an OK hotel that I would give 3.5 to if that was possible,, but it doesn't do enough for me to merit a 4. But it so easily could with a bit more...More

    Thank mtpc
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This hotel offers poor customer service. We spent a day here and they refused to honour their own package deals. We spent far to long arguing with 5 different employees about the money we should pay and the extra they wanted! They don't care about...More

    Thank Simon C
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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
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    • US$67 - US$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 40
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    • Location
    • Sri Lanka >
    • North Central Province >
    • Polonnaruwa
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    Room Tips
    "Go for a lake view"
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    "Corner most rooms towards the opposite of poolside gives you better view of the lake"
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    "The upstair room are really good with nice lake views"
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