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 1960's, has now been restored and now renamed EKHO Lake House, Polonnaruwa. Overlooking the panoramic Sea of Parakrama Samudra and offering magnificent views of the historic centre of Polonnaruwa's UNESCO World Heritage site, of Kingdoms past.
A 4-hour taxi or drive will take you to EKHO Lake House from Colombo via Ambepussa - Kurunegala - Trincomalee Hwy.If you fancy a trip by train, You can also take a 6-hour express train from Colombo directly to Polonnaruwa. In a bit of a hurry? You can also book a flight via an air taxi operator to travel from Colombo to Sigiriya in 30mins then take a 1-hour taxi ride to EKHO Lake House.
EKHO Lake House consists of 9 Superior Rooms, 4 Deluxe rooms and the tastefully dressed Royals 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.
Air-conditioned rooms are comfortable and tastefully furnished. It features a private terrace, a TV and a minibar. En suite bathrooms will provide you with a bathtub or shower facilities.
Sri Lanka is a nation rich in culture and history. EKHO Lake House lies at the center of two of the nation's historic capital cities: Polonnaruwa & Anuradhapura. Step out of your hotel room and explore the awe-inspiring architecture of ancient Sri Lanka.