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The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.6 / 5Good
37 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Jetawanaramaya Museum
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Brazen Palace
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nuwara Wewa
    18 min drive

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  • Superior Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Semi Deluxe Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located in Anuradhapura, The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa is in the historical district and on a lake. Notable landmarks in the area include Ruwanwelisaya and Thuparamaya. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

Visit our Anuradhapura travel guide

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Jetawanaramaya Museum - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Brazen Palace - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sri Maha Bodhi - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jetavanaramaya - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nuwara Wewa - 18 min drive

About this property

The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa

Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a meeting room, a children's pool, and free use of bicycles are onsite. All 70 rooms provide free WiFi, minibars, and LCD TVs. Room service, coffee makers, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.



Check-in between 2 PM - noon
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 5 children 1 year old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types


Important information



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 8 for adults and USD 4 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 105 per vehicle

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December. A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December. Up to 5 children 1 year old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Lakeside Hotel Nuwarawewa Anuradhapura
  • Lakeside Hotel Nuwarawewa
  • Lakeside Nuwarawewa Anuradhapura
  • Lakeside Nuwarawewa
  • Nuwarawewa Rest House Hotel Anuradhapura
  • The Lakeside At Nuwarawewa
  • The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa Hotel
  • The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa Anuradhapura
  • The Lakeside Hotel at Nuwarawewa Hotel Anuradhapura

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9 AM: USD 8 for adults and USD 4 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Linens


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do


  • Ecotours
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


The hotel was quiet and in a peaceful setting. Our rooms were very dark as there was bamboo in front of the windows and the first night a huge cockroach joined me in the bathroom. The front desk didn't seem particularly concerned about this when I complained. Communication with staff generally was very difficult due to poor English, a couple of staff members seemed quite pleasant but a lot were indifferent bordering on sullen. We ate at the restaurant both nights - the vegetarian Sri Lankan curry I had the first night was very good but the other dishes were very disappointing. My husband believes he left a wallet with quite a bit of money in it in our room but it wasn't able to be located.

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019


The property was not at all what we expected, and not at all as described here on Expedia. I would describe it more as an upgraded hostel. There were no tours or assistance with finding tours, as the brochure in the room stated. The front desk lady way over quoted us for a tuk tuk, then later stated that she didn’t. The food was subpar, and the meal we were served (Sri Lankan curry) was not curry at all. We were not comfortable in the facility and so left after only one day even though we paid for 2 days. I would only suggest this place if you just want a place to lay your head, without any amenities.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Nice hôtel, central, very welcoming, helpful and smiling staff.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

4/5 Good

Spotless, comfortable with great customer service

we stayed at the hotel on NYE so we partook in the hotel’s special gala dinner. It was a buffet but very well catered with a great variety of Sri Lankan and western food which was freshly made, regularly replenished and delicious. We have loved the local cuisine on our trip but it was a treat to have fresh salads, smoked salmon and readymade flambé desserts. The breakfast was also a buffet. Not your average buffet - everything was fresh and tasty! The room was compact but comfortable. The bathroom was quite small but like the room, spotless and functional. Hot water, ac, good WiFi and very helpful and attentive staff. Great value for money and in a lovely location close to town but next to a lake with peace and quiet.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

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