Thidas Arana

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Overview of Thidas Arana

Thidas Arana

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

8.7/10 Fabulous

11 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
23rd Mile Post, Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, 51000
Main amenities
  • 8 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
Cleaning & safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Gal Viharaya - 13 min drive
  • Kaudulla National Park - 56 min drive
  • Ancient City of Sigiriya - 61 min drive
  • Pidurangala Rock - 72 min drive

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 92.6 miles/149 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Thidas Arana

A great choice for a stay in Polonnaruwa, Thidas Arana features an airport shuttle. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Thidas Arana Restaurant, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a children's pool are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like premium bedding and bathrobes. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Internet
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


  • Transfers
  • Airport shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Thidas Arana Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Thidas Arana Hotel Polonnaruwa
Thidas Arana Hotel
Thidas Arana Polonnaruwa
Thidas Arana Hotel
Thidas Arana Polonnaruwa
Thidas Arana Hotel Polonnaruwa

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended.
Really enjoyed our stay . Mr Sharma and his staff could not have been more helpful. Comfortable and clean room, food was lovely . We enjoyed walking around the grounds and the local area. Great for birdwatching.
Don, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Why only a 4 out of 5?
My family and I stayed at Thidas Arana for three nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, but I would only give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Why? I think a 5 star hotel has everything perfected and deserve the top marks. Although Thidas Arana was amazing, from the helpful staff to the amazing grounds, it lacked in certain areas. The main area it lacked in was its food. The food was average to below average and literally took 1/2 hour to 45 minutes for a meal to be ready. We would go back to our rooms, after ordering, and wait for them to call us for dinner. Once the meal arrived, it was only average; even the Sri Lankan dishes. That being said, over the 3 days we were there we toured Polonnaruwa and the temples on bikes they provided and took a tour through Minneriya National Park with their help and it was superb. I would recommend staying here, but you need to know about the reason for the 4 out of 5 stars.
Timothy, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing hotel
Great facilties Helpful staff Great buffet lunch Very helpful
david, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very welcoming staff
Beautiful resort type hotel. Very nice room and lovely grounds and pool area. Super friendly, helpful staff.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A great hotel, high level of comfort and design
Very good features for this hotel, close to the European standard.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Placeringen fin til kulturel sightseeing - men lå tæt på hovedvej
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

HYUNJUNG, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

I cant recommend!
The hotel was ok, small Pool Area, room was quite clean, but lots of Bugs all over and in bed too. The hotel take My payment twice and i havent seen refund after 2 months and contakting them several Times. Food was average nothing special. No good vibes, there is better options. - unhappy customer
Aleksi, 1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sehr schönes Bungalow super Service sehr freundl Personal toller Swimmingpool
9-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jie, 1-night family trip
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