Giritale Hotel

Giritale, Polonnaruwa District, North Central Province, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Giritale

Cycle to Polonnaruwa 40km

A travel blog entry by j_harry


Today is our final day on the bikes. We start the ride from the Giritale Hotel and work our way along a river and lakes for a couple of hours. Conditions are great, sun is out and the ride is very enjoyable. From here we ride to the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa. This is truly spectacular, and remains mostly untouched, with the exception of a few …

Cycle to Sigiriya 70km

A travel blog entry by j_harry


....brief interruption to blog due to tuk tuk incident. Back on track now and updating the last few days. Today we are on the road to Dambulla to visit the famous temple cave complex, before reaching our hotel on a lake. On to the tuk tuk incident. Basically it confirms my theory the white line is purely for the sake of the tourists piece of mind …

Sigiriya and elephants

A travel blog entry by dawnread101


An exiting day today, we had Sigiriya to climb and an elephant safari booked!
We were raring to climb Sigiriya at 9am, it was so hot, even at that time. It was not too bad a climb as it was all steps and it was quite slow moving due to the amount of people climbing up. I will confess though it was pretty horrible in places as it was climbing up …

The Sri Lanka Tour Begins at Polonnawura

A travel blog entry by wasagadave


Sri Lanka felt a lot closer to home than India. The roads were generally better, and sometimes downright good. There was much less litter and infrequent, less elaborate horn blowing. We drove northeast for about four hours and arrived at the Hotel Giritale in the lakeside town of the same name after dark. We would be based here for the first two …


A travel blog entry by timscott23


It started raining heavily in the night and it has mostly got heavier rather than lighter during the morning. Thunder and lightening and more rain - torrential rain. There's a leak in the roof in the kids' room, and our decks are flooding. It's evident we will not be taking our bike ride around Polonnaruwa today, so a sleep-in was welcome.

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGiritale Hotel

    Reviewed by j_harry

    Overlooking the lake

    Reviewed Jun 30, 2014
    by (9 reviews) Adelaide , Australia Flag of Australia

    The lake

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Giritale Hotel

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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    From Room at Giritale Hotel, Looking Across Lake
    Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka