2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Half-bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Half-bath
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Explore ancient Anuradhapura by bike, using this farmer’s home stay as your base camp.

Price is per double room and there are two rooms available.

The space

Located amidst the paddy fields and just a few minutes from old Anuradhapura town lies Geethika’s, a simple family farmhouse with two double rooms, a common living room and simple but functional sanitation with squat toilet. No luxury in that sense, but where else can you sit in the shade of a mango tree and hear the monks chanting in nearby Sandahiruseve temple?

Interaction with guests

A real farmer’s homestay this is, hosted by Ms. Geethika and Mr. Jayathilaka (and their little daughter), who work the 10 acres of paddy fields that surround the house while running a little spice business on the side. Geethika prepares fresh made meals upon request and Jayathilaka can arrange tours around Aruradhapura, as well as show you around the farm. They have a tuktuk and two bikes for rent, so transportation should be easy.


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Free parking on premises

Prices
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House Rules
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Availability
1 night minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Sophie User Profile
June 2017
We enjoyed our stay here, a lovely host and family. They made us feel very welcome - including us on birthday celebrations. The food was delicious, good location. The room was smaller than expected and there were a lot of toads - including getting into shoes. Would recommend highly for a true Sri Lankan experience!

Roz And Jude User Profile
March 2017
Geethika's home was lovely, yes there are issues with the bed and mossie. But the welcome is genuine and the location is super. The room was very well supplied with towels and sarongs, a lovely touch. The outdoor shower was really fun, and better than some indoor showers we had experienced on our trip. Geethika's food is really delicious with several dishes per meal, we would highly recommend that you opt for dinner. The garden is lovely and the location is prefect for visiting the historic city easily. We recommend a walk at sunset up to the Buddhist temple by the tank, really gorgeous.

Thisbe User Profile
February 2017
We spent 4 nights in geethikas home stay. It's a rustic affair and perfect for those looking for an authentic experience in this incredible historical area. Geethika was a very attentive host and helped arrange all our activities- including moped and bicycle rental. She cooked THE best food we have eaten in Sri Lanka - and that is no mean feat considering the food is generally of a very high standard here. If you have a chance try her bread fruit curry - absolutely delicious. We were humbled by our stay here and would certainly recommend to travellers lucky enough to experience this fantastic place .

Liz User Profile
January 2017
Geethika's home is set in a beautiful rural rice paddy setting but only a few minutes by tuk tuk from town. Geethika is an amazing host and cook, and even though the price may seem high for the room, the experience can't be bought - helping her cook, and feeling part of the family with her and her daughter. The back hammocks and chairs are a lovely spot to hang out and read or relax. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Anuradhapura. Awesome experience!

Ineke User Profile
December 2016
Geethika waited for us, even when we were late because of the problems with the train. She is the best cook ever. We loved her meals. You can rent bikes, a good way to explore the sites. Loved the shower outside. If you like going back to basics in a fun way, come here!

Marise User Profile
December 2016
The location is wonderful in the fields,close to the new station and old town (temples). Geethika is trying hard to welcome you (but maybe a bit too hard /pushy). The bed was very hard, the squat toilet basic but the experience of staying with locals and showering outside with views over the fields makes up for that. The food is lovely (and traditional (both breakfast and dinner)).

Emeline User Profile
December 2016
Lively host, vers welcoming and helpful. We had à ce rythme good time with thé famille, we highly recommand tais guest house if you are looking for authenticity and nature. Close to temples.

Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in March 2014
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