About Us

Located by the serene reservoir Parakrama Samudra and surrounded with numerous historical sites, Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa is ideal for an enjoyable and affordable stay. It was started by Ceylon Hotel Corporation over 30 years ago, and under our new management, we have upgraded it to offer you a memorable experience.


A Unique Experience

The Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa is designed to give you a one-of-a-kind experience. Being located right next to Parakrama Samudra, every room has a breath-taking view of the reservoir. Thanks to the nature-oriented approach of the hotel, our guests have the opportunity to see wild elephants, who come close to the premises, from their rooms. Our guests can also enjoy bird watching and observe fishermen at the Parakrama Samudra.

Making use of the beauty of Parakrama Samudra, the infinity pool is created to appear as if it is continuing from the reservoir. Complementing the rich heritage surrounding the hotel, our dining options include authentic Sri Lankan dishes while the Western cuisine is available upon request.


Excursion and surrounding

The Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa being surrounded by numerous historical sites, our guests have various options for excursions and other attractions. The famous Pothgul Vihara temple is within walking distance from the hotel and Galvihara temple is just 1.5km away. With just a 7km bicycle ride, you can reach King Parakramabahu’s statue and Parakrama Samudra dam. Two museums, the Digital Museum and the wax museum, are also within close proximity of 1km.

Attractions that are slightly further away include historical Somawathi stupa and Pimburuttawa zigzag reservoir that are accessible with a 1 hour drive. Moragahakanda dam of the beautiful and magnificent canal Yodha Ela accessed through Angammadilla Wana Udyanaya natural park is 1 ½ hours away. The Village Safari in Giritale, Angammadilla is merely 15km away.