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Primate Centre Lodge

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Overview
New Town, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A slightly disappointing experience although not through the fault of the staff who were very friendly. The beds were awful and the rooms had no mosquito nets. It is in a beautiful setting although the night safari was also hugely disappointing and also very expensive...More

Thank TaiwanChris
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Staying at the Primate Centre Eco Lodge is a unique and absolutely fantastic experience. It was a privilege to hear Dr Dittus discuss his extensive research into a population of toque macaque monkeys in Polonnaruwa spanning over 40 years and three generations of monkeys. We...More

Thank lucindagreen77
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We booked a nights stay with 2 days of tours with the naturalists as we wanted to learn more about the macaque monkey and have a very eco-friendly way of visiting these animals that was not intrusive or abusive to the animal - this is...More

Thank Ds0phia
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Meeting the researcher and also the monkeys was great. We watched the movie with the monkeys and also had lunch at the Lodge. Also, we had a nice educational experience with a briefing and information about the Centre from Professor Wolfgang Ditter. This is must...More

Thank angelarX4955XU
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Staying at the Primate Centre was a totally different experience from simply staying at a guesthouse. I felt like I was one of the team! The location is lovely, right next to the lake and we watched two elephants on the island in the middle...More

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Response from Vatsala D, Guest Relations Manager at Primate Centre LodgeResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tours as well as the scenic route to Kandy. We hope you enjoyed the rest of what SL had to...More

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Description
Built right at the edge of the Great Tank Parakrama, this beautiful bungalow can room 5families comfortably. One room sleeps 3-4 in the Hanuman Bungalow, 2each in Loris and people in 4rooms in the More Main Building. You wake up to bird sounds and to macaque calls. Water birds would skim past you when you paddle the canoes in the water. It's fantastic holiday spot!! You benefit from our 40+ years of scientific study, and 18 years as expedition leaders. Different tours are tailored for families with children, retirees, students and professionals of the macaques we have been studying for the past 42years. This site is also relevant to scientists, students, educators, and anyone interested in primate biology, wildlife conservation and South Asian tropical biodiversity. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Family Rooms
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
USD 31 - USD 34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
USD 31 - USD 34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Polonnaruwa
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Dining (2)
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"Insist on a room with a mosquito net."
TaiwanChris
4 weeks ago
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"I would choose the room called Seeta."
sarahpE1351OA
23 Jul. 2016
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"eco friendly extraordinary pleasant experience in polonnaruwa"
398tharangaj
15 Apr. 2016
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"Get a room with AC"
Manueld911
23 Mar. 2016
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