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About Giritale

A 17th century irrigation initiative Giritale Lake has stood the test of time – and become a haven for local and migratory wildlife. One of Sri Lanka’s less frequented tourist spots it is abundant in flora and fauna and the perfect base from which to explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa as well as Minneriya National Park. Our pick of the best places to stay in Giritale provide top class stays at excellent value; ensconced by nature with views to match.

Best places to stay in Giritale

For a spa break

  • Managed by the Angsana Spa group you can rest assured that you are in good hands at The Deer Park Hotel. Surrounded by nature and with plenty of activities on and off site it is the perfect combination of an active and relaxing stay.

For value chic

  • A spa, large pool and views that money can’t buy Giritale Hotel provides incredible value for this resort style stay.

Still not sure which to book?

From spa breaks to value for money browse through our list of the best places to stay in Sri Lanka to start to plan your trip. Or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Giritale

  • Giritale Hotel Giritale 42 rooms from £46

    Well placed lakeside hotel near the sites of Polonnaruwa. Rooms are simple yet very comfortable with breathtaking vistas - which can also be enjoyed from the terrace and the swimming pool. Luxuriant gardens and an Ayurvedic centre. A secluded spot to relax in and explore the wildlife in the area.

    Value chic  -  Comfortable rooms with stunning views, large pool and an Ayurvedic spa all at a steal of a price
    Hideaway  -  Surrounded by nature and with epic views, step into a private world of calm and tranquility.
    Great walks  -  Explore the Ancient City of Polanaruwa, overlooking the lovely Giritale Lake.
    Birdwatching  -  A fantastic area for bird watching, guides can be organised from the hotel.
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  • The Deer Park Hotel Giritale 80 rooms from £208

    Located on the edge of Giritale Lake, Deer Park Hotel enjoys some stunning views - which rooms with private balconies make the most of. Managed by the world renowned Angsana spa, providing traditional and indulgent treatments. Tree Tops and Ebony serve top class local and international dishes.

    Active Holiday  -  Fishing, canoeing, cycling and great walks all in the surrounding area
    Spa breaks  -  Managed by the renowned Angsana Spas - you are in good (healing) hands
    Kayaking  -  On the waters of the Giritale reservoir
    Great walks  -  Embark on a guided nature trails
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