2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A friendly place in Polonnaruwa centre.

The space

Ranaweera’s is a friendly little place. Home to Mr. and Mrs. Ranaweera and their two friendly dogs named Siba and Brown, the place is also frequented by all kinds of birds and squirrels from the neighborhood, who often come to check up on the ripeness of many fruits the garden has to offer. For guests such as you a double room with attached bathroom was especially built adjoining the main family home.

Interaction with guests

Mr. Ranaweera lives in this home, together with his wife. He’s retired and can arrange transportation and activities, while she takes care of the house and makes local dishes upon request. Their two daughters are both living in Colombo to work on their career as bankers.

Free parking on premise
Smoking Allowed

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House Rules
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1 night minimum stay

69 Reviews

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Matt User Profile
August 2017
We had a fantastic stay at the Ranaweera's and a really authentic experience that was true to all the reviews we had read. The Ranaweera's were really welcoming and friendly and made us feel part of the family from the second of our arrival, sharing their pictures and stories. As others have said, the home-cooked food was delicious (and lots of it!). They were able to book a safari tour in the national parks for us and arrange pick-up from the house, which was really helpful. Overall, great value for money - would definitely recommend!

Christine User Profile
May 2017
We had such a wonderful stay at the Ranaweera household. They were the perfect hosts, so welcoming and always smiling. The homecooked food ist delicious. We had a wonderful time and hope to return in the future. Thank you so much!

Alan User Profile
April 2017
Very friendly helpful hosts. Great bathroom - big new and very clean

Claire & Alex User Profile
March 2017
We had a really lovely time staying with the Ranaweera's. They were absolutely great hosts, we felt really welcome and at home, and loved learning about them, their work and Mr Ranweera's environmental projects. The food is amazing, the place is lovely - sitting out in the morning hearing all the jungle sounds and kids heading to school! If you're useless like us you might need to get the fan in the bedroom explained to you - especially if it is as lovely and hot as it was when we were staying! We would definitely recommend the fish therapy if you get the chance!

Sylvie-Anne User Profile
March 2017
We had a wonderful stay - great value for money, such warm and welcoming hosts and excellent home cooking. A short walk from the lake.

Jack User Profile
February 2017
As other reviews have said, Ranaweera and his wife are wonderful hosts. They made us feel totally welcome in their home and Mala's cooking is both delicious and plentiful. You won't leave hungry. The room is basic but clean and is separate from the main house, so you have all the privacy you need. You can rent bikes for a small fee. They're not much good, but the roads are mostly flat so they're perfect for exploring the ruins.

Alice User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful couple, a real authentic family home stay. The room has an independant entry With private bathroom, very comfortable ans clean. The hosts were so kind, we had excellent home made meals and the location was great. Near the village, the réservoir and the archeo sites . Very special expérience, very différent from the commercial guesthouses. 100% recommend to real travellers.

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