Huge gardens with lovely trees, monkeys, lizards and peacocks. The rooms are simple but with lots of character. The restaurant served us an amazing curry selection - one of the best on our whole trip. A highlight was using their bicycles to ride around the ancient ruins in the late afternoon once it had cooled down. A very hot part of the country!
Its good to stay in at least one place that harps back to the past Huge rooms with comfy beds, excellent Sri Lankan breakfast and great evening meal The location is just a short cycle to the ancient city Cycling around Anuradhapura with a guide is such the best way to get a feel of this massive peice of history
Stayed two nights. Great location, perfect for our day of biking around to all the great sights around here. At this price we expect cleaner refrigerator and bathroom, larger beds and better food. The star-rating for food given in Lonely planet is not deserved. Wifi is given in packages, and if you run out after the reception is closed, you are stuck.
We stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed the calm old fashioned nature of the place. Our room was large and although the furniture was sparse and dated the bathroom facilities were modern. Lovely grounds and chance to sit outside. Staff are very pleasant and once you get used to their pace it is great. Why rush - you are on holiday. Breakfast was good and the three evening meals we had there were lovely and reasonably priced. No bar / alcohol but the fruit juices compensate. All shuts down c 9.30 pm which was great for us particularly after long hot days outside.
We had booked two rooms for one night on full board basis. When booking I was told the semi deluxe was available or the deluxe rooms in the Annex building (since the main building deluxe rooms on the upper floor were already booked). I opted for the latter (Annex deluxe), which turned out to be a mistake. The rooms were very small (smaller than the semi-deluxe on the ground floor which I had a look at) and quite basic. It was quite musty when we went in but was ok after the A/C was turned on for a while. No mosquito nets or plug in repellent machine meant we were bitten throughout the night. The food was above average / relatively good and was served as multiple courses ie. appetizer/soup, main, dessert, which meant that the meal takes well over an hour. The restaurant…