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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa
Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa
9.3 Excellent
Pothgula Mawatha, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.7 km from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 350 reviews
9.3

Ekho Lake House provides comfortable 5-star accommodation in Polonnaruwa. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

Deer Park Hotel
Deer Park Hotel
8.7 Excellent
Giritale, Giritale, Sri Lanka
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10.5 km 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.

Lak Nilla Guest House
Lak Nilla Guest House
8.7 Excellent
No 85/1 20 mile Girthale Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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9.9 km from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 15 reviews
8.7

Lak Nilla Guest House offers a comfortable setting while in Giritale. It also provides laundry facilities, a car rental desk and 24-hour room service.

Clay Hut Village
Clay Hut Village
8.4 Excellent
Rankotvehara Road, Nissankamallapura, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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2.5 km from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 23 reviews
8.4

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Polonnaruwa offers free wireless internet, as well as 24-hour room service and an express check-in and check-out feature. It also provides babysitting/child services, a 24-hour reception and a coffee bar.

Tishan Holiday Resort
Tishan Holiday Resort
8.8 Excellent
No: 1580, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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3.8 km 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.

Wildescape Polonnaruwa
Wildescape Polonnaruwa
8.2 Excellent
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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3.4 km from city centre, Polonnaruwa 
ExcellentBased on 87 reviews
8.2

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.

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Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Polonnaruwa:$67/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$8/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$25 - $162
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$24 - $50
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Tishan Holiday Resort
Tishan Holiday Resort
8.8 Excellent
No: 1580, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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3.8 km from city centre,  

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

$22
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Lak Nilla Guest House
Lak Nilla Guest House
8.7 Excellent
No 85/1 20 mile Girthale Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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9.9 km from city centre,  

Lak Nilla Guest House offers a comfortable setting while in Giritale. It also provides laundry facilities, a car rental desk and 24-hour room service.

$24
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Clay Hut Village
Clay Hut Village
8.4 Excellent
Rankotvehara Road, Nissankamallapura, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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2.5 km from city centre,  

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Polonnaruwa offers free wireless internet, as well as 24-hour room service and an express check-in and check-out feature. It also provides babysitting/child services, a 24-hour reception and a coffee bar.

$31
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Wildescape Polonnaruwa
Wildescape Polonnaruwa
8.2 Excellent
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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3.4 km 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.

$31
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Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa
Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa
9.3 Excellent
Pothgula Mawatha, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Ekho Lake House provides comfortable 5-star accommodation in Polonnaruwa. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

$151
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Deer Park Hotel
Deer Park Hotel
8.7 Excellent
Giritale, Giritale, Sri Lanka
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1.5 km from city centre,  

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.

$152
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Hotel prices in Polonnaruwa

2 stars or below

$24 - $31

Clay Hut Village

No. 1 most popular

Clay Hut Village
8.4 Excellent
$31
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Lak Nilla Guest House

Best value

$24
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3 stars

$22 - $151

Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa

No. 1 most popular

$151
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Tishan Holiday Resort

Best value

$22
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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.

Polonnaruwa travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Polonnaruwa?

    Ekho Lake House Polonnaruwa, rated with a score of 9.3 from 350 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Polonnaruwa. Other top stays include Tishan Holiday Resort, with an average rating of 8.8 from 360 reviewers, and Pharo Lake, with a score of 8.9 from 654 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Polonnaruwa cost?

    Hotels in Polonnaruwa cost an average of $35/night, according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Polonnaruwa?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Polonnaruwa starting from $8 per night in the last 3 days.