About the Homestay
I have been a national tourist guide for 30 years but I got tired of "living in a car" and always going from one place to the other. This is why I finally came to settle down in Polonnaruwa. My wife loves to cook and is doing the cooking for the guests. Guests who come to our house must love the nature and the natural surroundings (birds, monkey's). In our garden we have 3 bungalows in local style (clay huts). Each bungalow/room has a private bathroom with toilet and shower with hot and cold water. Each bungalow also has a private patio. Each room/ bungalow has two double beds and can be occupied by 2-4 people.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
There is a direct train going from Colombo to Batticoloa on the east coast. This train stops in Polonnaruwa. Our house is very close to all the major tourist attractions in Polonnaruwa (cycle-sistance) to the ruins, to the museum, to the canal where people bathe and wash their clothes. Bicycles can be rented on daily basis for 3 dollars a day.
If you come you must love the nature. There is no night entertainment in Polonnaruwa, only the sound of the birds, the frogs, the monkeys, all depending on the season.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Polonnaruwa is still a rural an buddhist area so please dress decently (no bikini's etc.) If you go to temple or any sacred places shoulders and knees have to be covered. A part from that there are no specific rules.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Great place to relax and sit on the common terrace while watching many animals and birds passing by - really a little paradise. Staff nicer than nice and happy to assist with almost everything.
Top! Au calme, petits (quoique...) bungalows propres, repas abordables, Ajith est super accueillant et très sympa.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.