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Thidas Arana Lake Hotel

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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
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1 Jul.2 Jul.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is amazing and there are an array of different activities on offer including a jeep safari one of the national parks. Admittedly the rooms are basic but you get what you pay for. My partner and I were very happy with everything the...More

Thank BlackCountryDan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location The location is amazing and good place for releax access road i not good . service service is good . but not having professionalism. we request breakfast early morning in some days . they provided it on time . not answer reception phone ....More

Thank Udara R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

100% for the view and location, the view of the great parakrama lake is breathtaking. The breeze is fantastic what a fantastic location, but rooms are ok, but not the toilets, it needs a good upgrade, the pool wasn't clean properly. Check-in process was good...More

Thank Ruchitha K
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve spent two nights in this hotel; amazing location in the lakeside. The hotel is cleaned and the staff very nice, helpful and polite. The swimming-pool with its warm water is perfect to relax after a day visiting the ancient city or the elephants in...More

Thank Unai Mikele A
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Oh no, what a let down and a shame as the setting by the lake is stunning. Photos do not represent, it isn't terrible and with a little effort it could be so much better. It seems they have just let it go to ruin,...More

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Pool
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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USD 44 - USD 106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
USD 44 - USD 106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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"It could be so good, they just need to make an effort with the food, the restaurant and general up keep."
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"Ensure you have a room by the fence, so you can potentially see the elephants up close."
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"If you can, reserve one the rooms with lake view"
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"Ground floor with garden overlooking the lake."
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