The Safari Hotel - Tissamaharama

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Tissamaharama, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka  show map
 5 stars
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The Safari Hotel - Tissamaharama

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The Safari Hotel is a 4-star superior venue featuring a comfortable accommodation within a 15-minute walk from Tissa Wewa. Remodeled in 2010, the property features ancient architecture.

The venue is 14 km away from Bundala National Park. The Safari Hotel is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Tissamaharama.

The hotel features great location with proximity to a national park and parks.

Guests can reach The Safari Hotel by car from Mattala Rajapaksa airport in 30 minutes.

Rooms

This property has 50 guestrooms including deluxe triple room, deluxe double room and deluxe suite appointed with individual climate control, wireless internet, a laptop safe, a wardrobe and a sofa. The guestrooms look out on the lake. They are equipped with an electric kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

Guests can eat at New Cabana, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

The hotel offers car rentals to all guests.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cribs, a mini club and a pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • Smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Motor board

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa lounge
  • Steam bath

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Extra bed USD 20.50
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Tissamaharama, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

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City Center
  • Tissamaharama
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
    12.7 mi
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    51.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedTissamaharamaThe Safari

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Rooms and availability

Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room

Deluxe Triple Room
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    3 persons

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    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Triple Room

Deluxe Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • City Center3000 ft

Local attractions

  • Bundala National Park8.2 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      50

    Hotel Awards

    Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedTissamaharamaThe Safari

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

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    The Safari Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Safari

    Average guest rating

    8.2out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 51 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      Lovely location & refurbishment of rooms good apart from bedside lights which are fixed to the ceiling & you keep bumping into them as you get into bed! Also pool attendance very poor.

    • Family with children
      7.0

      We stayed at the Safari because it is very well located among 3 National Parks worth while seeing: Yala, Bundala and Udawala. The hotel has a nice modern design with all rooms viewing the Tissa Lake. The wildlife in the are is spectacular and a trip around Tissa Lake with its many birds is also entertaining for kids. The rooms are spacious but care must be taken with nightly molestations through mosquitos and other insects. Staff is friendly and deals well with kids.

      The hotel doesn't have too many relax facilities when back from safari in the parks and the pool has an outdated, if not dangerous design with lose and slippery tiles. The hotel doesn't provide any mosquito nets or more modern prevention methods - be prepared to get feasted upon when trusting the cleanliness of the rooms alone. If the hotel wants to attract more top end tourists from Europe, they should consider offering other meals than 5 sorts of curry for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    • Couple
      7.8

      Relaxing Good Food Good Location - perfect scenario over lake Rooms were very comfortable with good views

      Pool was a little dirty - needed filtering regularly due to flies/leaves, etc

    • Family with children
      8.8

      The location is just out of the world ! Situated on the Tissa lakeside, the hotel has a great natural ambience and view. The lake is visible from most rooms, pool as well as the restaurant. The Yala national park is quite accessible from the resort.

      Could do with more choice of food / a slightly bigger restaurant. However, the current buffet menu offers a nice choice.

    • Couple
      7.0

      Lovely setting

      Being put up in an inferior hotel in the middle of nowhere with a pool that overlooked a building site for the first night! Still not sure exactly why this was necessary!

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      lakeside setting, modern & well-appointed rooms

      food offering too basic

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Beautifully appointed hotel in a lovely location right on the edge of the lake. It had an horizon swimming pool right on the foreshore.The staff were attentive and friendly. The rooms were beautiful , clean and with a lovely outlook over the pool and lake..

      We happened to be there New Year's Eve and on arrival we were told we had to have their special buffet dinner , compulsory for guests. We knew we had to eat but we didn't like being told where we had to eat and told how much we had to pay.It was a very nice buffet but we like to have the choice of dining venue!!

    • Couple
      9.6

      Hotel locates beside tissa lake and has a pleasant environment. Laundry price is very reasonable. Room facilities are more modernized compared with other hotels in sri lanka

      40 mins drive to the yala park. Need get up early if want to go to safari

    • Single
      10.0

      The hotel is beautifully desgined and has a nice view on the lake. It was clean and comfortable, the prices at the restaurant are reasonable. The hotel provides free accommodation to the drivers.

      The only problem that there is no mosquito net on the windows, so you cannot leave the windows open.

    • Family with children
      9.2

      Emplacement pres du lac, piscine, comfort et decoration des chambres

      Restauration

    • Couple
      8.2

      la posizione dell'hotel, la vista dalla camera e il buffet sono di buona qualita'.

      dall'esterno della camera proveniva un rumore continuo di tubature =, che ha molto disturbato il sonno.

    • Single
      6.6

      The rooms in this hotel have been refurbished and offers a very clean and modern design in both the room and the bathroom. The bathroom was lovely with a walk in shower and plunge shower (although limited hot water!). The hotel is an ideal base if you are visiting Yala and offers really good value for money, although facilities are pretty limited. The lake is very pretty and if you are a bird lover you may be lucky to see the pair of painted storks that sometimes visit. There are also lots of little green bee eaters flying around and monkeys in the trees.

      Very disorganized staff - lost booking when I arrived - lost bills when I was checking out. Quite over-attentive waiting staff who want to know your every move!!

    • Couple
      6.6

      Clean, nice rooms, very nice view of the lake, nice pool and bathroom

      The restaurant is terrible! The hotel is surely one of the category of luxurious, but the restaurant doesn't fit in the category. We went for a dinner and they brought me (as a side dish) a bread that had to be at least 1 week old - it was hard and without a taste, I could feel that it was old. After complaining and asking for fresh one they took it away and brought me the same bread, but warmed up in the microwave oven. After the dinner the waiter even had the courage to ask me whether I was happy with the bread, so I told him that it was still not fresh. He immediately started lying to me that it was for sure fresh one. I told him that I'm not that stupid not to recognize old bread and that I knew that they just warmed it up in the microwave. After that he admitted that they did that but that the bread was very fresh in the morning... I didn't have the time to argue so I just left. I don't like being lied to, a simple apology would have been more than ok instead of lying. Another thing was the unwillingness of the personnel to prepare our breakfast 30 minutes earlier because we were leaving for the safari, but after repeated request we were provided with the boxes with breakfast in the morning.

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      Beautifully designed hotel with lovely rooms. Gorgeous setting overlooking the lake. The pool looked great, unfortunately we didn't have time to use it. Breakfast was good and the staff friendly.

      The staff were very slow at responding to a couple of room issues we had, and the 20 minute wait for room service was actually 45 minutes, not what you want when you've arrived late and want a small but quick dinner.

    • Couple
      9.6

      The rooms were clean, comfortable and decorated in a luxurious modern style. Bathrooms were lovely, especially following those in the Hill country. The communal areas were also decorated very nicely, with tasteful Christmas decorations at the time.

      The restaurant let this hotel down, being a buffet which was often crowded. With the number of staff, it could easily handle a decent a la carte menu, which would make this hotel a decent all-rounder.

    How to reach hotel

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    Hotel Address:

    Tissamaharama, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Tissamaharama
      3300 ft
    Airports
    • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
      12.7 mi
    • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
      51.0 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      50

    Hotel Awards

    Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedTissamaharamaThe Safari

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

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