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Deer Park Hotel
Deer Park Hotel
8.7 Excellent
Giritale, Giritale, Sri Lanka
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6.5 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 133 reviews
8.7

Located in Giritale, The Deer Park Hotel offers complimentary wireless internet and a gym. It has a spa, as well as squash courts, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Udesh Guest
Udesh Guest
9.6 Excellent
No 167, Sirisanga Bo Pedesa Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.8 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 190 reviews
9.6

Udesh Guest provides a comfortable setting while in Polonnaruwa. It is conveniently located for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

Nirmala Hotel and Restaurant
Nirmala Hotel and Restaurant
7.6 Good
Circular Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.2 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
GoodBased on 1 review
7.6

Nirmala Hotel and Restaurant is situated in Polonnaruwa and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a playground.

Seyara Holiday Resort
Seyara Holiday Resort
8.5 Excellent
34,Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.9 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 510 reviews
8.5

Seyara Holiday Resort is a good-value hotel situated a short drive from Giritale. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a safe and an outdoor pool.

The Heritage Polonnaruwa
The Heritage Polonnaruwa
No. 10 Nishshnkamallpura, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.4 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 

The Heritage Polonnaruwa is situated in Polonnaruwa and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and bicycle rental.

Tishan Holiday Resort
Tishan Holiday Resort
8.8 Excellent
No: 1580, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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2.4 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 360 reviews
8.8

Tishan Holiday Resort offers 3-star accommodation in Polonnaruwa. It provides free Wi-Fi, bicycle rental and an outdoor pool.

Honey Tree Polonnaruwa
Honey Tree Polonnaruwa
8.8 Excellent
Canal Rd., Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 98 reviews
8.8

Located in Polonnaruwa, Honey Tree Polonnaruwa is a short drive from Parakrama Samudra and Gal Vihara. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

Pharo Lake
Pharo Lake
8.9 Excellent
42, Deewara Mawatha, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.3 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 654 reviews
8.9

Recently refurbished, Pharo Lake provides stylish 3-star accommodation in Polonnaruwa. It also features an outdoor pool, a lake and valet parking.

Jayaru Guest House
Jayaru Guest House
8.3 Excellent
Jayaru House, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.1 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 10 reviews
8.3

Jayaru Guest House is situated in Polonnaruwa and is close to the area's popular attractions. Guests can also make use of complimentary Wi-Fi.

Ruins View Holiday Resort
Ruins View Holiday Resort
9.3 Excellent
No. 85, 25 Mile Post, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 41 reviews
9.3

Located in Polonnaruwa, Ruins View Holiday Resort is an easy drive from Polonnaruwa Royal Central College and Parakrama Samudra. Guests also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

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About Polonnaruwa

Established by the Chola dynasty in the 10th century, Polonnaruwa is an ancient royal city that’s on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its atmospheric ruins are clustered on the northern edge of Polonnaruwa New Town, which is bordered by the ancient reservoir complex of Parakrama Samudra and the elephant-filled Flood Plains National Park.

Things to do

As you tour the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, marvel at the immense Royal Palace and the beautifully preserved Audience Hall with its elaborately carved stone elephants. Take note of the swimming pool where crocodile-mouthed sculptures spurt fresh water before continuing to the Sacred Quadrangle, a compact group of ruins situated atop a raised platform.

At the heart of the Sacred Quadrangle stands the circular-shaped Vatadage, with its four entrances marked by large guard stones that lead to a Buddha-adorned dagoba. One of the few Hindu buildings within the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (and its oldest) is the Shiva Devale No. 2, which features a statue of Shiva's mount, Nandi the bull.

Other highlights of ancient Polonnaruwa include the whitewashed Kiri Vehera Dagaba built in honour of the King’s Queen and the huge headless Buddha statue of Lankatilaka. In almost perfect condition are the four Buddha statues of Gal Vihara, which have been expertly carved into a single slab of granite.

Getting around

Polonnaruwa is just under five hours’ drive from Colombo. Regular flights connect the capital to Sigiriya Airport, which is just over one hour away from Polonnaruwa. Trains arrive at the Polonnaruwa railway station, from where buses and taxis will whisk you throughout the city. Bicycles are the best way to get around the ancient city or it can also be explored on foot.

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