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Chena Huts By Uga Escapes - Tissamaharama - Outdoors view
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9.8 Excellent (827 reviews)
Overview
Chena Huts resort – in Yala National Park on Sri Lanka’s southern coast – brings The Jungle Book to life (with a little less singing): elephants frolic on the beach, flamingos flock in the lagoon and, come summer, baby turtles hatch and shimmy into the Indian Ocean. Lavish mop-topped huts are a little more ‘born with a silver spoon’ than ‘raised by wolves’ – each has a private plunge pool, freestanding bath tub and climate control – but, set in seclusion amid the trees, the call of the wild can be answered swiftly. 
Ariya Tissa - Tissamaharama - Bedroom
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9.8 Excellent (238 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Tissamaharama, 2.2 km from Tissa Wewa, Ariya Tissa features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms are fitted with a patio with views of the garden. The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bidet. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at Ariya Tissa can enjoy a Full English/Irish or an Asian breakfast. The accommodation offers a terrace. The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at Ariya Tissa. Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is 1.3 km from the hotel, while Ranminitenna Tele Cinema Village is 9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, 29 km from Ariya Tissa.
7.5 Good
Pros: The house itself and Indika and his staff were very warm and welcoming.
Cons: The location was a lil bit out of town and when we reached there it was raining and the road muddy. Without a car it is hard to get in and out of there. Nothing the owners could do unfortunately.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very kind host that runs the place. Excellent service and a excellent diner!!! Top location, you should see it yourself!!!
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The host was super friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and the bathroom fulfilled European standards. The bathroom had the best shower we had during our roundtrip in Sri Lanka. The accommodation organized a great safari for us for a more than fair price. The accommodation is close to the lake and provides bikes to get there. We can highly recommend a stay at Ariya Tissa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had booked to stay 2 nights in Ariya Tissa, mainly so we could get an early start for the Yala National Park Safari. After spending 2 fabulous nights with Indika & his staff, we wished we could have stayed longer! Our host Indika was such an amazing, warm & genuine person, my wife & I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down & talking with him each day & learning more about his past & his future goals. He is what makes this guesthouse so great. The guesthouse- wow, it would have to be the largest in our stays so far & the finishes are very clean, modern & fresh. FOOD- omg, you'll never need to leave as he is also an excellent cook, as other guests have already mentioned, he got up & prepared a breakfast pack for us to take on our Yala National Park safari (he can also arrange that for you). If you are considering Tissa, stop looking & book Ariya before it is too late. We can highly recommend & wouldn't hesitate on returning. Thank you to Indika & the team.
Cons: Nothing- wish we could have stayed longer :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is very convenient, half way from Yala and Bundala parks and close to Tissa Lake. Room is big and confortable. Special mention deserves the shower which exceeds even western standards. Food is amazing !!! We really enjoy the two dinners and breakfasts we had. The host and the staff are simply awesome. They keep a great balance of lovely service while respecting our privacy. Highly recommended !!!!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked that there was tea and coffee making facilities in room. The villa unit was tastefully furnished and large. The host,Indika was extremely helpful and went out of his way to please.The shower was beautiful with hot water and very good pressure not like in other hotels we stayed in.Breakfast was more than adequate and everything nice and fresh. Indika was the perfect host in every way,pleasant and good humoured.
Cons: There was not one thing my wife and I did not like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely an amazing place with a fantastic host. It looks like a 5 stars hotel! For diner you have smoky kitchen nearby - best restaurant we have been in Sri Lanka!
Cons: I can’t wait to see how the property will look like when the second floor will be done, as well as the restaurant! We will come back :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is a very peaceful place in a wonderful garden. There were 2 rooms (more likely 2 villas side by side) when I stayed, 3 rooms were under construction. I booked this place last minute because I didn't like the place I booked before. The owner Indika welcomed me very warmly, he is a very kind, honest and helpful person and has know-how about this business. He worked in restaurants in Australia for many years so that he knows about cooking and serving food well. I'd recommend you to eat here, he cooks very delicious food himself. The room and bathroom are spacious, very clean and elegant. Everything is new, well designed and good quality. The bed is comfortable. There are nice small amenities that make the place warmer and more sympathetic. Relaxing in the garden was great. It's not exactly in the center but it wasn't problem at all. If you stay for a couple of nights it's a perfect place. I had booked the safari with the previous hotel but I cancelled it because I didn't like that hotel. Indika helped me to arrange a safari at last minute. I recommend "Amila" for safari, he is young but well-experienced driver and guide. He knows where to find animals, goes alternative routes, help you take the best photos and tells about the animals.
Cons: Nothing, it's really perfect.
Nehansa Resort And Safari - Tissamaharama - Spa
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9.7 Excellent (162 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Nehansa Resort and Safari in Tissamaharama, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Yatala Dagoba and Tissa Lake. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were clean and big. First time in Sri Lanka that we had a hair dryer included. We had to leave af 4:30 for our safari and the host had packed a take away breakfast for us, that was very friendly.
Cons: We also noticed that the owner is doing everything he can to keep the best rating. Of course it was very friendly but bit too much for out taste.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing, they picked me up and dropped me off at the bus stop, welcoming me with cold water and coconut. The room was really nice and the front porch lovely. They arranged for a group safari, which was great, since I'm traveling solo. Priyankara took me for an afternoon tour to the lake, for bird watching and to see the bats. I loved this place and I highly recommend it!
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hotel to stay in Tissa if you want to do safari. The owner is so nice, he got in touch with me since I made the booking and helping me with all the informations. He picked me up at the bus stop and his staff drove me to the lakes nearby for bird watching at sunset which is amazing
Cons: Nothing, the hotel is far from Tissa center but they pick you up and drop you at the bus station so it’s not a problem
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Extremely clean, good hot-water in the shower and a massive breakfast
Cons: A little bit out of town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The manager/owner was amazing and super helpful with a good sense of humor. Organized an amazing safari for us in which we were lucky enough to see a few leopards - even in the rain ! Beautiful gardens and a lovely property with a very central location as well as being quiet.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great service and breakfast!
Cons: Weak WiFi in some of the rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was amazing. The room was perfect and very nice. The owner is very pleasant , he brought us to see the lake and the near city of kirinda. The breakfast and the dinner were very good.The owner organized to our a amazing safari to Yala national park with a excellent guide. Is the best guest house in tissamahara. I absolutely recommend it.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hotel manager will chat with you in advance via app e.g. Whatsapp. He is good to check and offer the services such as safari and car rental. The hotel's facilities are good enough.
Cons: The hot water pressure is not very strong.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extremely attentive and welcoming. They made sure I had everything, went above and beyond. The safari I booked through them was awesome and breakfast was filling and delicious.
V Cabanas - Tissamaharama - Building
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9.5 Excellent (386 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tissamaharama, 3.1 km from Tissa Wewa, V Cabanas provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and a garden. Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi. At the guest house, all rooms come with a balcony. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. At V Cabanas rooms have a seating area. An Asian breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at V Cabanas. Staff at the guest house are always available to provide guidance at the reception. Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is 1.9 km from V Cabanas, while Ranminitenna Tele Cinema Village is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, 30 km from the accommodation.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The family was so kind. Meals were excellent, the rooms were clean, and the WiFi was good. They gave us a ride back to the bus station upon leaving and helped arrange a great Safari in Yala, we were first in line in the morning! Overall very comfortable and pleasant experience. Quick 10 minute walk from the main bus station.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A charming and very helpful family runs this neat place. Our room was clean and facing a rice field. The beds have mosquito nets, the bathroom is spacious and there is a hot shower which really works. The owners surprised us with fresh mangos and starfruit picked from their trees which grow in the garden. You can watch birds and squirrels while enjoying your breakfast. A quiet place to recommend. Easy to get to Yala and Bundala NP.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The property is beautifully maintained. So we'll look after. The hosts couldn't do enough for us. They provided us with a car service to Mirrissa and even cleaned the car before we left. The safari they organised was fantastic.
Cons: The property is a little out of town but this was not an issue as we had a fantastic dinner provided by our hosts.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and helpful hosts. Prepared our breakfast at 4 AM after our request Really clean, nice looking and comfortable place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The family is very welcoming and helpful with safaris and onward transportation. We loved the dinner of rice and curry, though there are other options if you prefer. Room was clean, large, and cool, with both a/c and fan. The young man of the family speaks English and is a supreme host!
Cons: Honestly, we loved our stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was the best place in Sri Lanka, where we stayed. The owner is very friendly and helpful. He didn't impose any services, like other people in Tissamaharama. He drop us to the bus station. The room was clean and nice.
7.5 Good
Pros: The room was a very good size, including the bathroom, and the bed was most comfortable. Very friendly and attentive staff. The breakfasts and dinner were very enjoyable, and generous in size. They also provided an in-house taxi service to Elle, which was quite convenient.
Cons: There were no suitable cafes/eateries in the vicinity of V Cabanas. Tripadvisor listed several, but we couldn't find them. Maybe they had closed down.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location, friendly staff, break fast is ok Recommended
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Cheap.. cheap but comfortable
7.9 Good
Pros: Great location, nice host, lovely wife and family.
Cons: The towels didn't actually dry us but did leave lint all over us.
Moon Light Guest House - Tissamaharama - Building
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9.4 Excellent (426 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering a restaurant and free bikes, MOON LIGHT Guest House is located just 1.1 km from the Tissamaharama Bus Station and 3.2 km from the beautiful Tissa Lake. Free WiFi access is available in this self-catering accommodation. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, washing machine and seating area with sofa. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave. Featuring a shower, private bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. You can enjoy garden view from the room. At MOON LIGHT Guest House you will find a 24-hour front desk, barbecue facilities and snack bar. Other facilities offered at the property include entertainment staff, a shared lounge and luggage storage. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and fishing. The property offers free parking. The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 18 km while the Bandaranaike International Airport is 230 km away. Room service is available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful accommodation, clean and modern. Owner was very professional and friendly. Evening meal and breakfast were superb and plentiful. Wish we could have stayed more days with these lovely people.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extremely kind & welcoming owner. Went out of his way to accommodate our needs. The father is a very good cook & prepared us wonderful breakfasts. The whole experience of our stay as a family was very positive & really recommend this place.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The family that runs the guesthouse is very nice and they made a beautiful dinner for us two: fresh catched fish with pineapple sauce and rice. Good for a visit to Yala National Park if the excursion includes pick up and drop off.
Cons: The distance between the house and the main road is quite long. Lucky us that where travelling by car. At night some animals can be heard outside your door, but that can be taken as a cool experience too. Breakfast is not massive but just right, sandwich, juice and tea/coffee. The toilet and shower are together (something very common in the country) but it makes you have the floor wet in the bathroom all day long...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very welcoming host, which arranged for us safari for reasonable price.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very kind owners, great cuisine, nice garden, clean bathroom (europian standard reached), safari is available to go by the owner
Cons: Kinda missing the pool here for longer stay
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location just next to rice paddies. Nice rooms. But the best thing was the family running it. Genuine hospitality at its finest. And amazing bang for your buck.
Cons: Two tiny things. The shower pressure could be better and it would be nice with a fly screen on the windows so you can keep them open at night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was off the main road and a little out of town (15 min walk) so very quiet at night. Relatively new with clean comfortable rooms. We had breakfasts and dinners there, cooked by the father, and the meals were great; tasty and good quantities. Sanjeewa organised the Yala tour with a good driver whose English was also good. Furthermore the price, which was all inclusive seemed reasonable based on our research and what we had paid at Wilpattu a couple of weeks ago. Sanjeewa provided a decent 'picnic basket' as part of the deal and it was more than adequate. Would definitely recommend.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This guest house is located far from the city noise looking at fields. Clean and well equipted rooms, very helpfull and friendly owner. Tasty dinner. They organised for us safari in Yala for resonable price with knowledgeable driver. We can recommend this place for those who are looking for clean quiet place and would like to go to well organized safari.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly and personal and the food was incredible!
Serenity Tissa - Tissamaharama - Pool
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9.4 Excellent (128 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Serenity Tissa places you in the heart of Tissamaharama, within a 15-minute walk of Tissa Lake and Yatala Dagoba. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very good overall.
Cons: Dogs barking whole night.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just wonderful. The room was very comfortable and clean. Best shower found in sri lanka! The food is delicious. Good breakfast and coffee. The location is good, quiet area just off the main road, easy to walk around, a few minutes walking from the lake and temple, with atms and shops nearby. All the staff is absolutely brilliant. Very welcoming and friendly. They looked after as so well and always with a smile on their faces. They were always willing to make us feel satisfied. Easy to book trips or tuk tuk services with them. The pool is stunning and very clean. You can see monkeys on the trees while swimming, and birds flying back home at the sunset, as well as the flying foxes! Amezing.
Cons: They don't serve alcohol, but if you like some beer they can get it for you from a shop. There was a misunderstanding with the payment but it was properly fixed by the management.
7.9 Good
Pros: Comfy and big rooms, nice swimming pool and garden.
Cons: We were kept in the main restaurant area for 20 minutes for no other reason than "small talk", where we could have just checked-in to the room pretty much immediately. The staff was really really pushy, repeatedly asking and pushing for safari bookings, even though we mentioned we already arranged that. They even went on to call us from reception 30 minutes after check-in for a third try, and came up to our room and knocked on our door for a fourth attempt. The hotel was absolutely fine, but the way the staff behaved in those first 2 hours of our stay was a big put-off. The next day an apology was provided, but from the interactions we witnessed with new people checking in, it was quite clear that this is company policy. Do stay here, don't book a safari here (at least twice the price of any of the other providers you can easily approach via Tripadvisor).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location, really friendly and helpful staff & superb facilities with a huge outdoor pool, gym & my personal favourite an outdoor basketball hoop
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed at Serenity Tissa with our kids. It exceeded our expectations. Staff was brilliant from the word go. We stayed in a triple bedroom which was spacious and beautifully decorated. The ensuite was clean with good size shower. The food was delicious and you must try Sri Lankan pancake it was so yummy
Cons: None
7.1 Good
Cons: It was a bit further from other hotels so restaurant options a little limited especially given it was shoulder season. Very quiet
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Very lovely stuff and the pool is amazing.
Cons: Nothing
Richards Cabanas - Tissamaharama - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (204 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Tissamaharama, Richards Cabanas is located amidst calming greenery and peaceful natural surroundings. It features an outdoor swimming pool and provides complimentary parking and free WiFi. Yala and Bundala National Parks are less than than 20 km away. Kataragama Temples is 18 km. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport 19 kms.Bundala National Park is 35 km away. Fitted with a terrace offering garden views, rooms offer air conditioning, cable TV and an en suite bathroom with shower facilities and toiletries. Select rooms offer river views. Guests can arrange activities such as camping and bird watching trips, or lake tours. Transport and barbecue rental services are available, along with airport shuttle and laundry services.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! The cabanas are all brand new and have a great look. All facilities are available inside. Outside there is a beautiful garden which is maintained every day. The pool is perfect, also when it's raining it has a good temperature. The owners are also super nice to you and want you to be happy. Going to Tissa? No better option than to stay here!
Cons: Absolutely nothing!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in pool view rooms within private compound that included pool and meals area. More cabanas 50 m away in separate compound. Large well appointed rooms with keen aesthetics. Lovely meals and breakfast. We went on safari one morning and our host Amila not only prepared take away breakfast for our 0430 departure but also wake up coffee at 0415! Great pool and sunbed area as well as comfy reading chairs outside rooms.
Cons: The beds were the hardest we had encountered to date, but after early starts and travel getting there no worries getting to sleep. Our daughter was devastated that the wifi was down during our stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff at the property was absolutely outstanding and always friendly and helpful. The room by the pool was exactly like in the pictures, if not better. The bed was the most comfortable we slept in in a long time. The pool was lovely and the dinner we had was excellent! The staff even arranged a cute take away breakfast for us for our safari tour as well as coffee to the room (at 4:45am!) Really recommend staying here, very idillic!
Cons: Everything was perfect
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This is located a bit off the town, away from all the hustle-and-bustle. There is secured parking space for at least 3 cars. We stayed at a Garden View room. Though it had less amenities compared to a Deluxe room, it was way more convenient, considering the access to all external facilities. The room was spacious and very clean. Washrooms were equally huge with a rustic touch to it. They have a nice swimming pool set among a small garden filled with lots of fruit trees. The pool as well as the entire garden area was very well maintained. This is definitely a great place to relax.
Cons: The cabanas are located in two separate lands divided by a narrow public road. The cafeteria, swimming pool and the car park are located together with two Garden View Rooms. This might have to be considered when you select rooms, based on your requirements/preferences. It would have been great if there was a table and a chair in the room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing cabana (we stayed in one of the 2 new ones at the pool). Such friendly people, nice garden and perfect pool. The food was delicious (we ate all the meals here). We highly recommend this place!!!
Cons: We watched the sunset at the lake, which is beautiful, but apart from that not much to do (since we already did a safari the day before). But our main goal was relaxing and swimming, so our stay was perfect.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place. The pool was amazing, so nice and clean. There is a restaurant with a good menu card, for guests only. He really does everything to make it comfortable for you. A good sri lankan breakfast in the morning. The cabanas are clean, and the beds very comfy. When you go on a morning safari, he gives you a basket with a Nice breakfast to go!
4.6 Okay
Pros: Rooms were clean. So with the bedding. Garden had been nicely maintained for a 5 shalley type guest house.
Cons: My family (includes 2 kids) stayed for 2 days. No cleaning up of the room and replenishment on the day 2. No proper soap available Request to make milk available for the morning Tea / coffee was turned down with some rudeness and so with the request for make morning tea available at a fee. Break first included in the price, was with out any choice for both days and hardly sufficient. No facility to pay by credit card and not made known in advance caused lot of unexpected inconvenience.
7.5 Good
Pros: The location is good and close to restaurants. The boss is verry kind to prepare breakfast package for our safari next morning.
Cons: The room is a little small.
Yala Lake View Cabanas - Tissamaharama - Outdoors view
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9.3 Excellent (110 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Yala Lake View Cabanas in Tissamaharama, you'll be 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from Yala National Park and 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Tissa Lake. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff here were great. Got in touch with me just moments after booking to check my arrival time and offer to help with organising any trips we might want to plan. They were very attentive and also keen to improve. A really great attitude from the guys there. The best hotel I've stayed at in Sri Lanka. Wi-Fi was the best of any hotel as well, I highly recommend this place. The location is great as well, right next to the lake with water buffalo, cows etc
7.1 Good
Pros: The location is absolutely gorgeous. I had the cabanas closest to the lake and I could see water buffalos from the farm next door directly from my cabanas. It was really peaceful in the morning. The owners on site were extremely helpful. I was traveling alone with my baby and they did everything they could to accommodate me and make my stay go smoothly and be enjoyable.
Cons: The food was not good enough for a place where you can’t really go anywhere else to eat. It’s also really too hot during the afternoon in the cabanas and there is not much to do after you come back from the safari. You can only pay cash on site and couldn’t prepay with my card via booking.com so I had to go to the atm last minute to pay for the bill which was not next door
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Felt at one with nature. Homely stay and owner was brilliant and attentive. Picturesque surroundings.
Cons: Food was average and long wait for food.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Our arrival was well prepared in advance (-by emails and other forms of communcations). The rooms/ cabanas themselves were nicely designed, very spacious and well appointed, the beds were quite comfortable. The terrain/ surrounding gardens are kept neatly. Our hosts were always available and very helpful arranging our safari trips.
Cons: The accommodation is probably a bit out off the way, at the far end of the lake. The range of available drinks and beverages could be extended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cabins were amazing, really clean, comfy bed, all the amenities you need. Owner was really friendly and welcoming and went out of his way to help. Really good breakfast and did a packed breakfast for when we went on safari.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room is incredible. Very big, with a lot of space and the bed is big and comfortable. We booked with them a private safari, only for the two of us. After the safari they let us have a shower, which was very kind of them.
Cons: If you want to eat something you have to order it an hour before.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful, unique safari style cabanas with canvas walls but timber floors. Huge and comfortable bed. Nice views of the lake, excellent helpful staff who arranged our safari to Yala National Park. Super clean and well maintained.
Cons: Dinner was just OK but not much variety in the menu.
7.5 Good
Pros: The cabana was amazing, with all the acomodations of a hotel.
Cons: Someone stolen all our money of my wallet while we were sleeping inside the cabana. We didn't close the cabana with the padlock, so we didn't ask for a compensation, but it would been satisfactory to have any gesture with us. I work in a hotel, and if some of our customers doesn't close the door, and something is stolen from the room, the responsability is of the hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Close to the lake...big room...interesting...
Cons: Need to drive
7.9 Good
Pros: The food was lovely and good value for money as the portions are large. The staff were great and very helpful. They organised an evening ride on the lake to see the various types of birds and watch the sunset for 4000rps (for two people). They organised our fantastic safari and provided us with meal las and many drinks to take with us (all day safari- 4:30am-6:30pm for 2 people, meals included 32000rps). The location was great for the safari but it’s not close to much else and shops are not within walking distance. The facilities were great, the shower was lovely. Staying in the cabana felt very luxurious and I would definitely stay again.
Cons: The staff did explain that due to it being next to the late that sometimes frogs may get into the cabana. We had 1 or 2 frogs each evening and the staff offered to get them out for us but we managed. It can get very hot in the cabanas and whilst there is a fan provided, it can be difficult to cool down.
Lake Villa Resort - Tissamaharama - Outdoors view
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9.3 Excellent (96 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at lake villa resort in Tissamaharama, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Yatala Dagoba and Tissa Lake. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is awesome! If you get-up early enough you'll be able to spot at least 5-10 peacocks hanging around. Pool and the property is regularly maintained and clean. Staff was super friendly and helped in every aspect. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. We ended up ordering the dinner from the hotel and they were good enough to deliver some of the food to rooms, etc. Staff was willing to arrange a bonfire for us, but the rain stopped us there. Restaurant was clean, well organized and timely.
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff location surroundings rooms
Cons: Everything was good!!! Restuarant needs to be more nice looking.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Location with excellent rooms. Definitely recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous place, I've stayed in many luxurious hotels in different countries but I have to say I have never stayed in a hotel like that. I went to Tissamaharama for visiting yala National park but the number of birds that i saw in national park wasn't as large as in our hotel. I saw many kinds of birds in this place such as peacock, stork, nightingale and other birds. It was so nice and our room was big and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. The pool was clean and it had an amazing view of the lake. Their food was delicious and the wifi was good and unlimited. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to has experience of sleeping in paradise.
Cons: Absolutely nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were very comfortable, nice beds, good shower, very clean. The location was lovely - among the jungle with birds everywhere and great view of the lake and water buffalo wading. We loved the pool and just relaxing at the property. Food from the onsite restaurant was reasonably priced, big portions and tasty. As others have mentioned, best to order before you are too hungry as it takes a little while (all made fresh). Very helpful staff, without being overbearing.
Cons: There is not much else around the hotel (which we enjoyed for the relaxation), but the staff were able to lend us a scooter to go to the local shops.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room we had was on upstairs, giving a great view to the beautiful Witawila lake. We got up in the early morning thans to the singing birds. The view was astonishing at 6:00. There is a fine restaurant in the resort. Staff is really friendly and professional.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Treehouse villa was fun, nice location by the lake where you can see buffalo and birds. Pool is nice. Staff were really friendly and helpful, and the owner gave us a free lift in his tuktuk to the bus station.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a amazing stay at home away from home. The staff were fantastic and take care of us like we are belongs to their family. View from the room is breathtaking and room is very clean and spacious everything in the room was in very good order . Pool is little small but it didn't matter there is not much crowd around my little son and myself enjoyed very much. Their food is really tasty and they are kind enough to provide special fruit plate and juice for my little son, they even offer extra omelet for him wich we really appreciate. The manager is really friendly guy and he always taken care of his guests.
Cons: Nothing to complain about the property. It will be much more scenic if you visit them while lake is in its full capacity.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is a wonderful accommodation, very comfortable long beds, excellent food, situated beautifully. Close to Yala Park and Bundula Park
Overview Reviews
Located in Tissamaharama, The Coconut Garden Hotel & Restaurant is within a 15-minute drive of Tissa Lake and Yatala Dagoba. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly people, quite and beautiful place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful setting, amazing food, really helpful staff - sorted our safari to yala and bundalla
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hotel, our room was upgraded without any extra charge. The rooms were nice and clean, and pool towels were provided. The staff was very friendly and the food was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were extremely helpful, couldn’t have been better. Beds very comfortable,food delicious.
Cons: There was nothing to dislike.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Truly a bit of paradise! Arrived after a long drive to be welcomed by Gayan and Randika with some chilled watermelon juice and upgraded rooms. Beautiful pool and scenery as hotel in surrounded by a banana plantation. Excellent meals, including substantial takeaway breakfasts both mornings. All staff went above and beyond, including providing coconut drinks by the pool when we asked to try one. Later that evening, we were shown a small rooftop deck where we could watch the sunset.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a beautiful property, immaculately maintained and as it is a bit outside of Tissa very quiet. The rooms were very comfortable and the ALL the staff were superb! We were upgraded to chalet rooms with a pool view as the hotel was quiet (business was still down as a result the most unfortunate events in April). The manager Srinal was ever present and made a point of talking with us whenever we saw him and making sure we had what we needed. Staff kindly and efficiently arranged our half day safari and our taxi to travel to our next destination. Breakfast was superb. We had dinner one night at the restaurant....our disappointment with the meal was a result of a poor meal choice on our part (not the hotel) and they quickly provided an alternative at no cost. Food at the restaurant is good but a bit expensive but as we had no vehicle to travel into Tissa, it was the best option. The cost is perhaps slightly higher than others but the venue is well worth it. The pool was a welcome break after a hot day on the safari., I would highly recommend this facility.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The place, swimming pool very clean, friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: Laundry service is expensive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities were very good. The hotel itself looks a bit rudimentary but the staff really make up for that. The dining was excellent and staff took care of all our requests.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff was friendly, pool was nice and clean.
Cons: Nothing to do around the hotel and the food in the hotel is expensive. Only one mirror in the bathroom.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff made our stay outstanding, very accommodating with all the requests. Always kind and polite.
Rice Rice Villas - Tissamaharama - Bedroom
11
9.1 Excellent (217 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Tissamaharama, Rice Rice Villas has outdoor swimming pool and garden. This property also provides guests with a restaurant. Guests can enjoy endless paddy field views. At the guest house, rooms have a terrace with pool view. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV, satellite channels, and tea/coffee making facility. Guest rooms at Rice Rice Villas are fitted with a seating area. An American breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful. They arranged a very good safari and a tuk tuk to hiriketya. Very nice pool and view over the rice fields.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I like everythink hotel food .special location. And women who meet In hotel she .make dinner she so nice thanks for that girl :))
Cons: Everythink perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very beautiful property and location. It is rather remote close to rice fields, far away from any street noises. The place was very clean and the host was super nice and helpful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was great. It’s was nice and far from town so was very quiet. The pool was clean and had an amazing view over the rice fields. A great spot to take a photo. Although the restaurant only served a set meal, the food was still really nice. Possibly the best chicken I’ve had since being in Sri Lanka. Hoppers for breakfast were really nice too. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. A really great place to kick back and relax.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location with magnificent view. Best Rice & Curry I ever had !!!
6.7 Good
Pros: Beautiful villa’s and pool.
Cons: A little expensive since we had no electricity for a whole day and there wasn’t anything nearby to do so we just had to wait.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I enjoyed having my holiday middle of a paddy field surrounded by beautiful views. i love the swimming pool very much. rooms were comfy and food was great. will recommend this place for anyone
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice relaxing environment with pool faced to green paddy filed with cool breeze. Recommends for nature lovers.
Yala Peace Cottages - Tissamaharama - Bedroom
12
9.4 Excellent (51 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Yala Peace Cottages is located in Tissamaharama, 3 km from Tissa Wewa, 3.5 km from Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara and 3.3 km from Ranminitenna Tele Cinema Village. The accommodation is 40 minutes from Yala National Park. A jeep safari can be arranged by our tour desk. The Yala Peace cottages provide a garden and terrace, all units are fitted with a seating area. The rooms have a private bathroom and some have a lake view. Free WiFi is available. Free car park is available. The visitors are recieved by the owner with an original welcome drink. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes and also typical Sri Lankan food. The daily breakfast is included and offers continental, a la carte or Asian options. The area is popular for cycling, bike and car hire are available. Speaking German and English at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always on hand to help.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are comfortable and far from each other, the spaces are huge.
Cons: Rooms could be cleaner.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very friendly, they try to make you feel special and at home. Also de cabans were very good. For the safari we got a special driver, called Loca, he was excellent, with 30 years of experience! The locations was also great, with peacocks everywhere!
Cons: The food on the menu was not special, it was okay. We didn’t do the bbq, that one is said that it is awesome!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great stay at Yala Peace Cottages. We only stayed one night but had two great meals, some of the best food we had during our trip. The whole baked fish and rice & curry was excellent. Manju is the friendliest host and organised a great safari for us to Yala. Our driver was excellent and spotted a leopard which we were very lucky to see! The accommodation is really unique and feels like you’re in a safari location. Very spacious with all good facilities. Manju’s cousin kindly dropped us off at our next hotel in Ella for a good price and stopped on the way to take our photo with the beautiful scenery. We would highly recommend to stay and eat at Yala Peace Cottages! Thank you, Richard and Hannah, London GB
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location of the cottage is incredible. You feel totally disconnected and the landscape is breathtaking. The owner and staff team are very kind. The owner was honest and friendly. He gave us many tips and suggestions of places to visit in the country. We strongly recommend this place. Don’t miss the arrival of the peacocks at sunset. So beautiful!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Manju was a fabulous host and really made a big effort. The place is amazing and feels very special. Great stay!
Cons: Everything was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place has a unique atmosphere, both the buildings and the surrounding nature with wild peacocks living in the fields. The cottages are really lovely inside and outsude with a hammock on the porch. It is truly peaceful. The restaurant serves very good food so no need to leave this great place unless it is for a guided tuk-tuk ride or a safari.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and spacious room/cottage with A/C and a relaxing hammock. The food is great and the staff very helpful.
7.5 Good
Pros: Breakfast was included and we had them packed. It was generous and wholesome. BBQ dinner was delicious! Bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious. Host Manju and his brother were friendly and accommodating. Wish we stayed longer.
Cons: Bedroom and bathroom lighting were dim, considering the wooden furnishing and brown tone interior.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good planing. They planed a good transport and safari and our good driver led us to see the lepard! Thank you so much.
Lake View Cottage - Tissamaharama - Building
13
9.0 Excellent (770 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Overlooking Tissa Lake, Lake View Cottage offers air-conditioned rooms with a 4-posted bed and free Wi-Fi. Located in Tissamaharama, the bed and breakfast has its own restaurant which features organic meals. Lake View Cottage is 1.5 km from Tissamaharama Bus Station. Yala National Park is 15 km away while Ruhunu Maha Katharagama is 21 km from the property. Mattala Rajapakse International Airport is 30 km away. All rooms have a balcony offering lake and garden views. A seating area is included. Private bathroom comes with a shower and toilet. Guests have access to a shared lounge, tour desk and 24-hour front desk. Barbecue facilities and a garden are also available. Sri Lankan, Indian and Chinese cuisines are served at the restaurant.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view from the balcony is awsome. Standard of the room is very good for Sri Lanka. The Host is very helpfull and kind. Thanks a lot
Cons: The road to the hotel is a little bit hard to take for TukTuk when its rainy. Walking to mainroad takes up to 15min.
7.1 Good
Pros: The room was correct and clean. We stayed there only one night so we couldn’t enjoy much more the hotel which was very nice.
Cons: The dinner was a bit expensive for what it was.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was big, very clean and had gorgeous views out to the lake. The bed was comfortable and had a mosquito net that fit around no problem. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and were very accommodating when we were checking out late. We ended up stayed an extra night as we enjoyed it so much.
Cons: The location was good for us as we had our own transport but might be isolating if you don’t. We also booked the half day Yala safari and experienced a nightmare ‘Jeep safari’. This was not the fault of the hotel (as I’m sure everyone who did the safari on that particularly busy day were disappointed) but it might be worth asking the hotel if they know when it I’ll be busier/quieter (I.e. school holidays or weekends).
6.7 Good
Pros: The lodge is nicely placed but difficult to get to (and as well to get to town, for instance for dinner). There is no restaurant at the place but only few basic local dishes are served. Otherwise, very friendly staff, many birds, view on the lake and the nearby dagoba. We planned for 3 nights but left after 2 days, partly because of the lacking restaurant. As well, payment by credit cards was not possible (other than stated on the website).
Cons: Lack of a restaurant (other than mentioned on the website).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: beautifull place.. nice environment... Good Staff..
6.3 Good
Pros: Nothing specially but good and renovated bathroom. Good and relaxing location, in front of a lake.
Cons: The style of the room was not super cozy. The room was clean but the rest of the hotel had a lack of cleaning. If the hotel had a good maintenance, with that good location, it could be far much better. Maybe it was because we traveled during low season, but we didn't have that feeling in the rest of the hotels of our trip.
Lavender Home Rest - Tissamaharama - Building
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9.4 Excellent (40 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tissamaharama, Lavender Home Rest is within a 5-minute drive of Yatala Dagoba and Tissa Lake. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and an elevator. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: + new building so all facilities are new + great balcony with view over ricefields. + very friendly owners/staff! Will arrange everything for you + clean rooms + You can book the safari for a very good price here. Owner has his own jeep. We had a very pleasant stay here. Highly recommend you book here!
Cons: - Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Owner and his wife are very friendly and very supportive couple. We felt like we were stayed there with our family friends. Foods also delicious and superb which they prepared for us. Beautiful, calm place that faced to a large paddy field. Everywhere clean and in order. Even we could see Leopards, Crocodiles, Elephants, Spotted Deers and many more wild animals in our Yala Wild Safari tour they arranged for us.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great view, comfortable, very clean and modern. The hosts were amazing, really friendly and helpful. They even gave us free breakfast. One of the best places we stayed in Sri Lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is very nice with a beautiful view. The room is big and clean. Host is very friendly and caring.
Cons: Dinner was too vegan and plain.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Had a Yalla Safari arranged by the property owner, where we could see Leopard, elephants, crocodile and other animals. It was a wonderful journey. Good young couple and approachable for all requests
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely view from spacious balcony over padi fields. The owners were very courteous and helpful, arranging a safari and booking taxis for us. Very nice home cooked food in the evening.
Cons: It’s a bit remote and the room is basic although new and clean. It gets very buggy in the evening.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Had a lovely relaxing stay here. The staff were very friendly and attentive - they organised safari for us, gave us a lift to our next place nearby, and arranged a driver for us. Great place near by lake, comfortable room, and food was amazing too. Would definitely recommend staying here
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hosts that Made me truly feel at Home. So caring, friendly, helpful with anything you might need and very generous people going out Of their Way for you. My favorite and the best Stay in Sri Lanka - thank you so much for such a warm hospitality! Room was very specious and clean with high ceilings. Bathroom has a very powerful shower. and they are professional in yala safari. excellent yala safari. we have seen 3 leopard very closely.. just perfect !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best place we stayed, The room was very clean, bathroom was good, wifi was working well, very friendly owner and delicious dinner.,
Blue Turtle Hotel - Tissamaharama - Building
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9.0 Excellent (233 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Blue Turtle Hotel in Tissamaharama, you'll be 2 mi (3.3 km) from Yatala Dagoba and 10 mi (16 km) from Kirinda Temple. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed our stay at Blue Turtle, the pool was superior, room was spacious (we were up-graded), the owner Oliver was friendly and helpful. Nice music, warm setting, the little extras made a difference.
Cons: Everything was great
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The pool is very nice, it was good for passing the time with the kids. The staff is very kind. They also packed breakfast for the safari and let us checkout late.
Cons: The food was ok but we expected a nice dinner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff happy to share advices Peaceful atmosphere Big swimming pool next to the bar where you can chill and play games Large rooms with view on the swimming pool Tasty food The hotel arranges nice trips to Yala park
7.9 Good
Pros: Lovely staff on reception and good pool
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice rooms and an amazing pool! The staff was friendly and helpful. We ended up staying an extra night and going on three safaris from there :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet oasis. Beautiful grounds. Very aesthetically pleasing architectue and design. High ceilings. spacious room. Gorgeous grounds and stunning outdoor pools. Super nice staff. Only stayed one night, but would have loved to stay longer.
Cons: Nothing to dislike!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place, very nice pool. The boss Oliver, his family (all world citizens) and the rest of the staff were very friendly and professional. Room was also great, so was the breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Blue Turtle is a great place, nice and big rooms, good food, a big pool, very friendly owners, who help you to arrange a safari with pick-up service. The safari was great. Stefanie and Anna
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is simply gorgeous! There is a big open plan eating/chilling/bar area all under cover with fans, board games and some good tunes. The swimming pool is perfect for cooling off, swimming (because it's long enough) and playing games. You could find us lounging by the pool in the sun or shade most of the time! There is a great selection of food all cooked fresh and tastes fantastic - you can mix and match Sri Lankan and more western type food as you like. The bar is fully stocked too. The staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful and always around to help with anything you need. The room was perfect - big comfortable bed, great WiFi everything, nice hot shower, TV with lots of channels and a balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Very clean and was cleaned every other day for us. We also booked two safaris to Yala and Bundala and really enjoyed them.
Eco Golden Park Hotel - Tissamaharama - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (95 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring a shared lounge, garden and views of garden, Eco Golden Park Hotel is located in Tissamaharama, 2.4 km from Tissa Wewa. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi. The accommodation provides room service, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area. At ECO GOLDEN PARK HOTEL each room is equipped with a desk and a private bathroom. A à la carte breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Eco Golden Park Hotel offers a terrace. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the hotel. Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is 2.1 km from ECO GOLDEN PARK HOTEL, while Ranminitenna Tele Cinema Village is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International, 30 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The guy on reception that greets you was amazing, so welcoming and friendly. Welcome drink and wet towel to freshen up. The room was clean, spacious and had a mosquito net. You’re outside in a hut so obviously there’s bugs. We arranged our safari through our host, the price was fair and compared the same to everywhere else we checked. We hired bikes and cycled around the town. There are a few places to eat but not many so the prices are a little high compared to others in Sri Lanka.
Cons: N/a
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We stayed here for two nights. It is a very nice and quiet base camp for a Safari to the national parks around Tissa. Sitting on the veranda looking into the nice garden was the perfect place to get you into the Safari mood. Everything matched our expectations. Bathroom was clean and functional. Bed was comfy if you like harder mattresses. Breakfast and dinner were good!
Cons: Although a bit outdated already, especially the shower. Wifi only in the lobby. Signal was too weak in our room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything in room Environment ,service and friendly owner .
Cons: Lack of staff and sexurity but may be due ro seasonal hoidays in the country
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location. Enjoy stay
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, welcome drink + refreshing cold towels on arrival. Spacious room and bathroom. AirCon + ceiling vent. Take away breakfast for early morning safari.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Was simply amazing our stay at Tissamaharana. Prabat is really kind and attentive. He helped us in everything we need it. The breakfast is great. The welcome juice and fresh towel is great after a long journey. He helped us to organize the Safari. Also they have bicycles so you can explore the area.
7.5 Good
Pros: It's a beautiful campus. In stillness with nature. Lovely birds, turtles, dogs. A perfect holiday stay!
Cons: There could be more options for in-house food. Though, you have great options nearby. However, since the campus is so calm and serene did feel if there was good food and drinks available, we will never go out.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality, staff was very friendly, good setup , nice hideout .it is good value of your money, definitely recommend.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: we had a wonderfull time in the Ekho Golden Park Hotel!! The manager was very pleasant en correct, very professional and understood and anticipate directly our wishes. We had a great stay!!!!
Cons: With rainfall the road to the hotel from the mainroad was muddy. And the floor in our bungalow was zo clean that I slipped once...

Best rooms in Tissamaharama

Chena Huts By Uga Escapes - Tissamaharama - Outdoors view
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9.8 Excellent (827 reviews)
Overview
Chena Huts resort – in Yala National Park on Sri Lanka’s southern coast – brings The Jungle Book to life (with a little less singing): elephants frolic on the beach, flamingos flock in the lagoon and, come summer, baby turtles hatch and shimmy into the Indian Ocean. Lavish mop-topped huts are a little more ‘born with a silver spoon’ than ‘raised by wolves’ – each has a private plunge pool, freestanding bath tub and climate control – but, set in seclusion amid the trees, the call of the wild can be answered swiftly. 
The Rain Tree Hotel - Tissamaharama - Building
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8.7 Excellent (350 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tissamaharama, The Rain Tree Hotel is on a lake, a 4-minute walk from Tissa Lake and 7 minutes by foot from Yatala Dagoba. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Had breakfast made to take on Safari. It was uneatable. Once this was mentioned to the Hotel Staff the owner was most apologetic and actually provided us with Dinner. The Roof Top panoramic viewing area was great to watch the wildlife returning to nest at dusk and the bats all taking off into the night
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: I am sorry but nothing.
Cons: The property is best suited for wholesale groups that come in volumes. Shouldn't be sold on booking.com to individual travellers. We felt like we were in a dorm with filthy hallways and very dirty bathroom. Buyer Beware!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Hotel exceed our expectation very spacious and comfy family room. The owner is lovely person and welcome us warmly. Was an excellent location and have an breathtaking point view to the entire city
Cons: The corridor was full of mosquito luckily nothing in the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff and owner were fantastic- I fell ill and they were kind enough to deliver bedding to the hospital. Beautiful, kind people.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location is very nice with wonderful old trees on the lake side and many different species of birds. Especially the top of the hotel is amazing at sunset when thousands of birds and fruit bats are hovering over one's head. The staff is very polite and attentive. The hotel is using solar energy. In contrast to many other hotels in Sri Lanka which require cash payment I could pay with credit card.
Cons: During our stay dinner started not before 7.30 pm.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful staff and unique location in Tissa with fantastic viewing platform on top of hotel to watch the daily evening spectacle of thousands of flying fox bats fly out of adjacent lakeside trees to search for food during the night. Upali the owner was so kind and helpful during our stay and gave us a tour of his adjoining farm from which a lot of the organic fruit and vegetables in the hotel restaurant come. Mr Priyantha and restaurant staff also deserve a special mention for their wonderful and attentive service. There are a couple of self guided walking tours from the hotel and we especially enjoyed the walk through the paddy fields and by the lake which was great for bird, crocodile, and monkey watching. Highly recommend this hotel which has the best location of any hotel in Tissa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice people. Rooms and hotel are perfect! The owner showed us around the surrounding. It was more than just a hotel, it was a great experience!
Blue Turtle Hotel - Tissamaharama - Building
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9.0 Excellent (233 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Blue Turtle Hotel in Tissamaharama, you'll be 2 mi (3.3 km) from Yatala Dagoba and 10 mi (16 km) from Kirinda Temple. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed our stay at Blue Turtle, the pool was superior, room was spacious (we were up-graded), the owner Oliver was friendly and helpful. Nice music, warm setting, the little extras made a difference.
Cons: Everything was great
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The pool is very nice, it was good for passing the time with the kids. The staff is very kind. They also packed breakfast for the safari and let us checkout late.
Cons: The food was ok but we expected a nice dinner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff happy to share advices Peaceful atmosphere Big swimming pool next to the bar where you can chill and play games Large rooms with view on the swimming pool Tasty food The hotel arranges nice trips to Yala park
7.9 Good
Pros: Lovely staff on reception and good pool
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice rooms and an amazing pool! The staff was friendly and helpful. We ended up staying an extra night and going on three safaris from there :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet oasis. Beautiful grounds. Very aesthetically pleasing architectue and design. High ceilings. spacious room. Gorgeous grounds and stunning outdoor pools. Super nice staff. Only stayed one night, but would have loved to stay longer.
Cons: Nothing to dislike!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place, very nice pool. The boss Oliver, his family (all world citizens) and the rest of the staff were very friendly and professional. Room was also great, so was the breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Blue Turtle is a great place, nice and big rooms, good food, a big pool, very friendly owners, who help you to arrange a safari with pick-up service. The safari was great. Stefanie and Anna
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is simply gorgeous! There is a big open plan eating/chilling/bar area all under cover with fans, board games and some good tunes. The swimming pool is perfect for cooling off, swimming (because it's long enough) and playing games. You could find us lounging by the pool in the sun or shade most of the time! There is a great selection of food all cooked fresh and tastes fantastic - you can mix and match Sri Lankan and more western type food as you like. The bar is fully stocked too. The staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful and always around to help with anything you need. The room was perfect - big comfortable bed, great WiFi everything, nice hot shower, TV with lots of channels and a balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Very clean and was cleaned every other day for us. We also booked two safaris to Yala and Bundala and really enjoyed them.
Lake View Cottage - Tissamaharama - Building
4
9.0 Excellent (770 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Overlooking Tissa Lake, Lake View Cottage offers air-conditioned rooms with a 4-posted bed and free Wi-Fi. Located in Tissamaharama, the bed and breakfast has its own restaurant which features organic meals. Lake View Cottage is 1.5 km from Tissamaharama Bus Station. Yala National Park is 15 km away while Ruhunu Maha Katharagama is 21 km from the property. Mattala Rajapakse International Airport is 30 km away. All rooms have a balcony offering lake and garden views. A seating area is included. Private bathroom comes with a shower and toilet. Guests have access to a shared lounge, tour desk and 24-hour front desk. Barbecue facilities and a garden are also available. Sri Lankan, Indian and Chinese cuisines are served at the restaurant.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view from the balcony is awsome. Standard of the room is very good for Sri Lanka. The Host is very helpfull and kind. Thanks a lot
Cons: The road to the hotel is a little bit hard to take for TukTuk when its rainy. Walking to mainroad takes up to 15min.
7.1 Good
Pros: The room was correct and clean. We stayed there only one night so we couldn’t enjoy much more the hotel which was very nice.
Cons: The dinner was a bit expensive for what it was.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was big, very clean and had gorgeous views out to the lake. The bed was comfortable and had a mosquito net that fit around no problem. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and were very accommodating when we were checking out late. We ended up stayed an extra night as we enjoyed it so much.
Cons: The location was good for us as we had our own transport but might be isolating if you don’t. We also booked the half day Yala safari and experienced a nightmare ‘Jeep safari’. This was not the fault of the hotel (as I’m sure everyone who did the safari on that particularly busy day were disappointed) but it might be worth asking the hotel if they know when it I’ll be busier/quieter (I.e. school holidays or weekends).
6.7 Good
Pros: The lodge is nicely placed but difficult to get to (and as well to get to town, for instance for dinner). There is no restaurant at the place but only few basic local dishes are served. Otherwise, very friendly staff, many birds, view on the lake and the nearby dagoba. We planned for 3 nights but left after 2 days, partly because of the lacking restaurant. As well, payment by credit cards was not possible (other than stated on the website).
Cons: Lack of a restaurant (other than mentioned on the website).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: beautifull place.. nice environment... Good Staff..
6.3 Good
Pros: Nothing specially but good and renovated bathroom. Good and relaxing location, in front of a lake.
Cons: The style of the room was not super cozy. The room was clean but the rest of the hotel had a lack of cleaning. If the hotel had a good maintenance, with that good location, it could be far much better. Maybe it was because we traveled during low season, but we didn't have that feeling in the rest of the hotels of our trip.