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About The Lake House Polonnaruwa

Built in 1870 as a circuit bungalow for British Government Agents, the Old Polonnaruwa Rest House and Once the Queen of England’s holiday destination in the 1950’s.


As the Lonely Planet states “Perched over the Sea of Parakrama, this heritage rest house has some of the best views in town. Built in the early 1950s specifically for a visit by Queen Elizabeth II, the hotel has been a local landmark ever since. The languor that comes from sitting on the verandah or having a meal in the glassed-in dining room is the epitome of the Old Polonnaruwa Rest House…


The Lake House consists of 13 Deluxe rooms and the tastefully dressed Queen’s Suite that offer you the rich experience of staying at the original honeymoon suite of the Queen of England in 1954. Stay engulfed in royalty, with contemporary authentic furniture synonymous to Sri Lanka.

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