Hotel Sudu Araliya

3.5 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Polonnaruwa with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Hotel Sudu Araliya

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Outdoor pool
Aerial view
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; garden views
Lobby sitting area

Overview of Hotel Sudu Araliya



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
New Town, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, 51000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free babysitting
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Lake View

  • 24 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Single Room

  • 24 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Queen Bed

Suite with Lake View

  • 78 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Deluxe Triple Room

  • 38 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Polonnaruwa

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 91.7 miles/147.6 km


  • Hotel De Infas - 12 min drive
  • Pizza Hut පොලොන්නරුව - 5 min drive
  • Gemi Gedara - 9 min drive
  • Saruketha - 9 min drive
  • Hotel Mahanuge - 6 min drive

About this property

Hotel Sudu Araliya

Located near a train station, Hotel Sudu Araliya is a great choice for a stay in Polonnaruwa. Guests can indulge in massages, and Lake View Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a fitness centre are other features.


Arabic, English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 104 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Free babysitting


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free babysitting

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Lockers available
  • Banquet hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Lake View Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 30
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: USD 15 (from 6 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 30
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 15 (from 6 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 10 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Sudu Araliya offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Sudu Araliya does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Sudu Araliya?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Sudu Araliya?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Sudu Araliya?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Sudu Araliya?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Sudu Araliya?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Hotel Sudu Araliya and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna and a steam room. Hotel Sudu Araliya also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Sudu Araliya?
Yes, Lake View Restaurant offers garden views.
What's the area around Hotel Sudu Araliya like?
Hotel Sudu Araliya is in the heart of Polonnaruwa, a short 1-minute walk from Parakrama Samudra.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Shantanu, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful property. Air conditioning is okay. Dinner is very good.
1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

2/10 Poor

Poor value and limited (not good) food choice!
The hotel looked promising upon arrival, with a big open reception housing many elephants. However, the 'hot' buffet food was cool, the salads were warm, the breakfast fruit juice dispensers were dirty with lots of fruit flies evident. The range of food was 95% spicy and not geared for western tastes. The shower gave only cold water. We were woken with maintenance drilling at 7.45am.Not that close to Kaudella NP. It was not all bad though...there was a good view of the lake and monkeys in the close by trees. Massage excellent value, but Hotel Not good value at £67 half board; beers were also expensive at around 750 Rs for 625ml bottle.
Alexandra, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Beautiful surroundings; pity about the condition
Very convenient base for visiting Polonnaruwa sights. Beautiful surroundings and well kept grounds, Can't say that about the condition of the rooms ..... but they were adequate for a 1 night stay. Restaurant seemed to cater to large tour groups.
Suku, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Very disappointed.
Have to change 3times room. Booked for lake view. At the end got nothing. Toilet & shower was dirty. Bed was with poky springs. Only the staffs are good & friendly.
2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

I chose this hotel because it said all rooms with lake view. Mine was facing a field with a tiny view of the lake at the corner. I requested for high floor but got the 1st floor. According to the reception, all rooms fully booked, but during dinner, there were only about 12 people. The car park had only 6 vehicles. Room is big. Tv small with wires exposed. The lights are of 2 colours, warm and white; looks like they ran out of the same colour lights. Hotel under renovation. Bathroom - a yucky smell coming from the drain near the washbasin. After pouring water into it and leaving the extractor fan on, the smell dissipated. No shower gel. Nice hot water. Electric power was interrupted a few times which stopped the A/C. Wifi is out of range in the end rooms. Even then, wifi does not automatically connects when in range. Dinner buffet quite a good spread. The French onion soup and kottu were good. Flies in the open restaurant. Sprawling grounds - good for kids to run around. There were big red ants though. A good size Swimming pool. The back of the hotel faces the lake and one can see elephants and buffaloes in the distance. Peaceful. Some staff have Pinkerton Syndrome.
Kim, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice hotel with great view
This hotel located on center of the historical site. All places are in waking distance. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Even chef offered to prepare a special meal for kid without any additional fee.
1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Nice place to spend a day ir two.
I have to say we were a little disappointed with our stay. The website stated that the hotel had 5 restaurants and several pools. The hotel had only one restaurant, which served a variety of cuisines, and the food was very nice, but we expected to have a variety of places to try, not just one! Also, there was only one pool and a childrens small pool. Very nice pool, but again, only one! Please be more careful with how you advertise accommodation. The staff really make the place....without thir efforts it would not be a pleasant stay, so they are to be commended.
Carol , 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great hotel with small improvements needed
Great location and excellent staff. Only let down was lack of housekeeping which had to be requested in the evening. Also tea and coffee facilities were provided with a UK plug but no adaptor, could only use as we had an adaptor. Breakfast was fantastic buffet and pool excellent.
Adrian, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lalantha, 1-night family trip
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