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Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura

No 21/D, Arippuwa Road Tissa Wewa, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
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Kasun W wrote a review 24 Feb
Colombo, Sri Lanka714 contributions147 helpful votes
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A resort located in very calm and peaceful environment. Just about 5Km (below 10 min drive) to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Ruwanweliseya. Went as a family group and they offered us adjoining rooms. Rooms were clean and nice. Basic amenities such as AC/Hot Water/TV/ Tea & Coffee available. Quite nice bathroom as well. They have a small swimming pool as well bordering to a nice paddy field. Food was very nice. We came at about 11.30pm after our religious works but they were made all arrangements to serve the dinner for us. Breakfast was also very nice with buffet. Staff is also friendly. Only thing was that we had to ask for a welcome drink where it was long journey from Colombo to A'pura. They quickly accommodate that as well. Nothing negative. Great value for money. Comes with my recommendation.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Saminda P wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amazing service and food! the chef there makes great food and the staff is super friendly. We were a group of 10 and we were always really well treated. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The kids enjoyed the pool. We were surrounded by forest and paddy fields, it was beautiful.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Gamed77 wrote a review Dec 2023
Kandy, Sri Lanka450 contributions62 helpful votes
Our recent stay at Monaara Hotel in Anuradhapura was a delightful experience that perfectly complemented our family pilgrimage journey. The hotel's strategic location offers easy access to the key places of worship, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a comfortable and convenient stay. The rooms at Monaara Hotel are reasonably equipped, providing a cozy retreat after a day of exploration. What stood out to me were the thoughtful amenities such as a well-stocked tea and coffee corner, along with complimentary water—a small touch that added a lot to the overall comfort of our stay. The staff at Monaara Hotel deserve special mention for their warm and helpful demeanor. Their friendliness made me feel welcome and added a personal touch to the entire experience. From providing local insights to ensuring a smooth check-in, the staff went above and beyond to make my stay memorable. One of the highlights for me was the quality of the bedding—comfortable and clean. After a day of sightseeing, it was a pleasure to sink into a well-made bed for a restful night's sleep. The dining experience at Monaara Hotel was equally good. Both dinner and breakfast offered options that met our expectations, especially considering the reasonable cost of our stay. The meals were more than adequate for the prize you pay. Surrounded by abundant greenery, Monaara Hotel offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere. The presence of nature around the hotel added to the tranquility of the surroundings, making it a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Monaara Hotel , with convenient location, reasonably-equipped rooms, friendly staff, comfortable bedding, and tasty meals makes it a great value for the modest price. I wish the hotel continued success and look forward to visiting again on my next pilgrimage journey. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Lisa M wrote a review Nov 2023
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Best stay in Sri Lanka! We traveled around for two weeks and definitely Monaara Resort was our favourite! The personal was beyond kind and made our stay memorable. The service was outstanding, all transfers could be arranged by the hotel, we even could borrow bikes (defintily a must do). Tipps for trips could also be obtained at the resort. The food was extremely delicious, authentic Sri Lankan food and huge portions. Even a lunch was made spontaneously only for us. The rooms were just right and the property was very well maintained. All in all a stay we will never forget and if we ever would visit Anuradhapura again, definitely Monaraa beach resort is the way to stay! Thank you!! (P.S. if you are looking for a guide to get you around the tempel area we highly recommend Sunil, you can reach him: +94 (0) 715235419)
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Ravi E wrote a review Sept 2023
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The staff had a poor attitude towards guests. Further staff pushed us to check out by 10am claiming hotel policy. This is funny. Generally the check out for a hotel is at 12noon. It was a unpleasant surprise when we were pushed to check out by 10am.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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roelj2016 wrote a review Aug 2023
Antwerp, Belgium11 contributions1 helpful vote
Unexpectedly visited this hotel since there was an overbooking in the hotel we originally booked. The host and his staff are very friendly. I would suggest to eat dinner at the restaurant, the food is very good. The hotel has a nice pool. I recommend staying here if you want to visit Anuradhapura and Mihintale.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laure M wrote a review Jul 2023
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I was at the Monaara resort for a short stay. It was a good experience. The staff was warm and kind and I was welcome with nice sri Lankan smiles and a grate fresh Mango deink. I had lunch at the open restaurant overlooking the Rice fields The room was nice and neat and the food and serves was exhalant. i had to cut short my stay as I had an arrangement in Trincomalee Luke was understanding and arrange my early check out without any hassle. Otherwise other pleases will ask you to pay for the booking water you stay or not Just one down side in the whole operation. I was a bit uncomfortable to see the Gardner serving food in the restaurant. I do understand it is a small place with only a hand full of staff. But to see the Gardner serving breakfast in the morning is not what you expect to see in hotel in that class
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Fabienne A wrote a review Jul 2023
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What a great place to stay! After a long journey we felt great to arrive at the Monaara! The small, but beautiful and absolutely clean pool beside the green field was a great refreshing! The staff is so welcoming and friendly, you feel immediately comfortable. They always ask if you wish for anything else. They have a beautiful vegetable garden. The food was freshly cooked and was delicious! We enjoyed it very much and would come back again! We absolutely recommend a stay at this nice hotel!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Arun wrote a review Jul 2023
Dehradun District, India17 contributions3 helpful votes
Monaara Resort is an excellent destination for anyone seeking a memorable vacation. With good facilities, top-notch service, amazing food, and friendly and responsive staff, this resort truly stands out. The facilities at Monaara Resort are of high quality, providing guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Whether you're looking for well-appointed rooms, beautiful swimming pools, this resort has it all. The facilities are well-maintained and designed to cater to the needs and preferences of guests. One aspect that sets Monaara Resort apart is its exceptional service. The staff members go above and beyond to ensure that guests have a pleasant and hassle-free experience. They are attentive, courteous, and always ready to assist with any requests or inquiries. Their commitment to customer satisfaction is commendable.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Ria s wrote a review Jun 2023
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Greetings It was a wonderful little resort, really peas full... we love the nature. It was beautiful and relaxing. everything was nicely done. We wear greeted at the gate and taken to our room shown all the amenities. All was really nice up to that point We cud not enjoy the food as it was too spicy it was not taken into consideration that we are from a foreign country. My friend did not eat anything and I only eat a little. The food must have been tasty but we cud not eat it We expected a good breakfast on trip advisor it says that we have the option of an American breakfast but all we had was a Sri Lankan buffet it was disappointing The rooms are very clean but the linen was old. it had been washed so many times the sheets and the towels are discoed It’s a nice hotel but it is not clean the whole place is sort of in a mess you get the feeling that the place is still not ruddy for guests Lot of work is needed
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura
Which popular attractions are close to Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura?
Nearby attractions include Ruwanwelisaya (2.1 km), Jethawanaramaya Stupa (2.9 km), and Sri Maha Boodhi Temple (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Paradise Anuradhapura, Bamboo Restaurant Juice Bar, and Palhena Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Monaara Resorts - Anuradhapura?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Royal Palace (Vijayabahu Maligaya) (2.5 km), Short Handed Statue (2.9 km), and Wessagiriya (3.8 km).