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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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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.

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 24-hour reception.

Seyara Holiday Resort
Seyara Holiday Resort
8.6 Excellent
34,Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.9 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 426 reviews
8.6

Seyara Holiday Resort is a good-value hotel situated a short drive from Giritale. It also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

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
8.9 Excellent
No: 1580, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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2.4 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 268 reviews
8.9

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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1.4 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 616 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
8.6 Excellent
Jayaru House, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.1 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 7 reviews
8.6

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 Chaaya Hotel
Ruins Chaaya Hotel
8.4 Excellent
2nd Canal, New Town, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.7 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 52 reviews
8.4

Ruins Chaaya Hotel offers 4-star accommodation in Polonnaruwa. Guests can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.

Ekho Lake Polonnaruwa
Ekho Lake Polonnaruwa
8.4 Excellent
Potgul Pedessa, New Town, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.3 mi from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 1 review
8.4

The Lake Hotel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Polonnaruwa. It also offers an outdoor pool, a kids pool and a 24-hour reception.

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Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Polonnaruwa:$38/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$6/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$18 - $119
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$13 - $31
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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 

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

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Jayaru Guest House
Jayaru Guest House
8.6 Excellent
Jayaru House, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

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.

$9
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Sudu Neluma Home Stay
Sudu Neluma Home Stay
9.3 Excellent
New Town Road NO.34, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre,  

Sudu Neluma Home Stay is set in Polonnaruwa and is within a short walk of local attractions, including Polonnaruwa Ancient City. It also offers a lake, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

$15
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Deer Garden Guest
Deer Garden Guest
7.3 Good
No 380/ 3, Kumara Pokuna, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Deer Garden Guest is situated in Polonnaruwa and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a playground, a swimming pool and a 24-hour reception.

$15
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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,  

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 24-hour reception.

$16
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Seyara Holiday Resort
Seyara Holiday Resort
8.6 Excellent
34,Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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1.9 mi from city centre,  

Seyara Holiday Resort is a good-value hotel situated a short drive from Giritale. It also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

$16
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Tishan Holiday Resort
Tishan Holiday Resort
8.9 Excellent
No: 1580, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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2.4 mi from city centre,  

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

$16
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Rock Cascade Home Stay
Rock Cascade Home Stay
8.4 Excellent
Circular Road, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable guest house in Polonnaruwa offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as a playground and a 24-hour reception. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$22
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Wildescape Polonnaruwa
Wildescape Polonnaruwa
8.0 Excellent
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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2.1 mi from city centre,  

Wildescape Polonnaruwa is located in Polonnaruwa and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$23
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Hotel prices in Polonnaruwa

2 stars and under

$9 - $21

Thisal Guest House

#1 Most popular

Thisal Guest House
8.7 Excellent
$10
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Clay Hut Village

#2 Most popular

Clay Hut Village
8.7 Excellent
$21
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Jayaru Guest House

Best value

Jayaru Guest House
8.6 Excellent
$9
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3 stars

$10 - $43

Ekho Lake Polonnaruwa

#1 Most popular

$39
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Tishan Holiday Resort

#2 Most popular

$16
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Ruins View Holiday Resort

Best value

$10
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4 stars +

$110 - $112

Deer Park Hotel

#1 Most popular

Deer Park Hotel
8.7 Excellent
$112
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Ruins Chaaya Hotel

Best value

Ruins Chaaya Hotel
8.4 Excellent
$110
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Where to stay in Polonnaruwa

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.

Polonnaruwa travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Polonnaruwa?

    One of the most popular hotels in Polonnaruwa is Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa, which has been reviewed by 317 users and currently has a rating of 9.4/10. Other top-rated locations include Tishan Holiday Resort and Pharo Lake, which have received 8.9/10 and 8.9/10 ratings from our users, respectively.