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  Average price (weeknight): C$ 46
  Average price (weekend night): C$ 98

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The Yala Adventure - Yala - Building
1
9.1 Excellent (29 reviews)
C$ 106+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Yala Adventure in Tissamaharama, you'll be 6.4 mi (10.4 km) from Kirinda Temple and 6.9 mi (11.2 km) from Tissa Lake. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The pool overlooking the lake was beautiful. The organic gardens, seated areas and glamping tents were all perfect too. The staff were incredibly helpful and kind, taking their time to show us all of the different fruits, birds and even wild buffalo which were on the lake.
Cons: Don’t expect to get any WiFi signal here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent, attentive staff who couldn’t do enough to make our stay more comfortable. Food was fantastic and the hotel itself lovely and comfortable (I stayed in a deluxe room). The manager booked us excursions and was incredibly helpful. The efforts the hotel went to to promote a sustainable business, giving back to the community were welcomed. We booked our Safari though Yala Adventure and we had a knowledgeable friendly guide with excellent English who went above and beyond to ensure we had a good experience. We noticed other guides and drivers who were somewhat aggressive in their pursuit of seeing the various wildlife (eg a lot of aggressive driving and speeding about; lot of intercepting other trucks to get closer etc) but our guide and driver were very respectful. Other trips and excursions were all good.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: good staffs & facilities. the swimming pool is cool.
Cons: none. maybe should be faster check-in
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved it at yala adventure - make sure that you stay in one of the luxury camping tents. The staff are lovely and genuinely want you to have a great time. We would also recommend the kayaking on the lake for sunset.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent three nights at Yala Adventure and had a fantastic time. All the staff were very friendly and go out of their way to help, even organising travel for us to Kandy. The food was the best we had in Sri Lanka and picked straight from the vegetable garden in front of your eyes! A wonderful pool overlooking the lake and so peaceful and quiet. Rooms were clean and had hot water in the shower. Safari was also fantastic, we booked a whole day but just half a day would also be enough. There is more to do than just a safari as well so could be worth staying a few days if you are interested in kayaking or bird watching, or just lying buy the pool!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The glamping option is really nice and confortable. The open air reception, dining and reading area on the mezzanine provide relax atmosphere surrounded by nature. Staff is both attentive and discreet Food is delicious and freshly made from the hotel garden We highly recommend safari and bird watching on the lake Swimming pool on site is a plus
Cons: Nothing! Maybe home made bread or rolls would would match very well the fresh food offered on site
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are very friendly and the area is quiet and nice, with great views.
Cons: There was no shampoo or shower gel, they should provide it as most travelers don't carry the above with them.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean and enjoyable pool, friendly staff, pretty and comfortable glamping tents, overall very well maintained
Cons: Wifi not very stable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was lovely. We stayed in one of the tented rooms, which was very comfortable. Good bed and aircon. overall it was a very pleasant place to stay away from the hustle and bustle. A simple resort with a lovely pool and great food, cooked freshly and most vegetables from their own garden. The staff were very helpful. The gardens were lovely with lots of birds and other creatures.
Cons: Tent was a bit worn and grass needed mowing but this also added a bit to the rustic charm of the place. They could also use some shade near the pool, although while we were there it was rather windy, so umbrellas would have blown away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were super friendly, helping to organise activities (safari, kayak, walking etc) and tuk tuks when needed. The food was really tasty and meal times were also flexible. My room was really nice, one of the best I’ve stayed in in Sri Lanka. The hotel is quite small which was exactly what I wanted and had a pool on site. Overall, I would highly recommend a stay at The Yala Adventure.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great.
Sanoga Holiday Resort - Yala - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (61 reviews)
C$ 31+
Overview Reviews
Located in Tissamaharama, Sanoga Holiday Resort is just steps from Tissa Lake and a 2-minute drive from Yatala Dagoba. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality was way better than expected. The food was absolutely amazing, Nilu and Sammi where very friendly and polite. Ranji took us on a safari (half day) and we could not be more happy. He understands English very well and knows everything in and around Yala park. 10/10
Cons: I can't think of anything, our stay (3 people) was really pleasant. The hosts are more than polite and happy to help you with anything you ask them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Sanoga is a great location to stay to do a Yala Safari. The location in Tissa was well placed to tuk tuk (or walk) into town for lunch or dinner and very close to the lake - perfect view to see bats flying across the lake around sunset. The property felt very safe and our room was great! Clean, tidy and comfortable. The Sanoga family is wonderful! So welcoming and helpful! They can also help you book a safari which we highly recommend as we had a great time! Perfect place to stay! Made our trip feel extra special
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was excellent, we had a great dinner there cooked y the mom. Family guesthouse. Very warm welcome, with drinks and fruits. We had nice talk with the family during our stay. Area is quiet, in a residential subuurd. Rooms are clean and all devices works, deco is simple but good. We also did the safari with the father. It was a great experience. We saw all animals (elephant, Leopards, bears,...) and lot more birds.
Cons: nothing, all was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The family who runs the place is very friendly and nice. They shared with us useful information about Sri Lanka, helped to arrange accommodation in our next destination and organized for us a trip to Yale National Park. Mr. Ranji, with whom we went on a safari, knows a lot about the animals and was always happy to answer many of our questions. The food was delicious! Additionally, the location of the guesthouse is very nice and in a quiet neighbourhood. We enjoyed a lot the time spent with the whole family who was hosting us. Thank you so much for your hospitality! Happy New Year!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant family, fantastic food (Dinner and breakfast). The room is nice and quiet. We organise the safari trough them and it was great. I would reccomend to only do half day ones as we did the full day and the afternoon got very long!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The host family were generous, attentative and welcoming. The room, although small, was well equipped and very clean. We loved the homely feel and warm hospitality. We would certainly stay here again if we came back to Tissa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I had such a lovely stay at this place. The family who run it were so so helpful. Very clean, all facilities were in good working order. Once I checked out, I needed to get my bike documents updated. The guy took me to the emission place and the registration place and sorted it all for me. Couldn't have been more helpful, on my next pit stop I will for sure be staying here again Thank you for everything
Cons: It was amazing, no complaints
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: Safari tour arrangement
Cons: The owner was full focused on money rather than the service. There were some soaps left from previous travellers. The lady was offering the ground room without letting me know the price increase.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very nice home stay in Tissa. We were there only for 1 day, but family was super friendly and helpful. Offered us nice safari for a good price and even made breakfast at 4.30am! Room was clean, wifi was working. What else do you need for 1 night?:)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect! The Family is really kind and they help you in everything you need! We also had dinner there (rise&curry) and it was delicious! They arrange safari to Yala as well! We highly recommend to spend one of more nights here!
Hotel Tamarind Tree - Yala - Building
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8.6 Excellent (242 reviews)
C$ 101+
Overview Reviews
Located in Tissamaharama, HOTEL TAMARIND TREE is in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Tissa Lake and Yatala Dagoba. Featured amenities include express check-in, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were welcomed with cold refreshing flannels and a drink which was very much appreciated. Our check in was very efficient. Rooms spacious and very clean, great shower with plenty of hot water. Excellent pool area. Staff very helpful; organised safari trip for us and especially helpful by decorating breakfast table to celebrate my sister in law’s birthday. The Tamarind Tree Hotel really is an oasis.
Cons: Nothing to dislike at all.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The pool was lovely, big rooms, nice bathroom, friendly staff, good location for restaurants like chef lady and flavours, great if you want to do safari
Cons: General upkeep could have been better, food wasn’t great at all especially breakfast, staff could have been more attentive and helpful.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very good hotel with big rooms in very good condition. Nice exterior area with big pool and good restaurant area. Good breakfast (in our case take away to safari) and dinner. Staff very kind and helpfull. Highly recommended.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was fine , buffet with the option of cooked omelettes. The staff were very friendly and kind, the service was very good and we had very good advise on booking a safari, which was great. The grilled fish in the restaurant was first class. The swimming pool surrounded with palm trees was lovely.
7.9 Good
Pros: Breakfast.. Very good....
Cons: Bathroom water come for in side the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We love Tamarind hotel! The location is very convenient, just a small walk to the lake. The hotel has a big gate, very secure. The hotel is very quite, staff are warm and helpful, the pool is clean and cozy! The room are clean and comfortable, their toiletries are very good quality! Overall experience is good!
Cons: The food from the restaurant is not the best, but it is good in town though
7.9 Good
Pros: Clean and simple close location to Yala safari good staff
Cons: Got sick from the early morning breakfast pack they made before we left for Yala safari
7.9 Good
Pros: Very helpful and friendly staff
Cons: Better lighting in room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Peace and quiet. Really nice helpful staff, good edge of town location. Great breakfast choice and also for evening meal. Decent pool for cooling down, nice place to relax in the middle of our Sri Lankan adventure. The ladies on reception get a special mention for helpfulness and fabulous saris.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole hotel is really new which is obvious once you step in the door. Pool was really clean and great in the hot weather. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful and food was delicious for bith breakfast and dinner.
Cons: Loved everything
Wewa Addara - Yala - Building
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8.8 Excellent (40 reviews)
C$ 37+
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good meals, room is very comfortable, natural view and supportive staff
6.7 Good
Pros: The atmosphere and surroundings are great.
Cons: Lack of room supplies
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's really nice place with lake view clean and safety highly recommended the place good quality service thank you for the great service
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: Has a oky view
Cons: The room is very and clean the beds and that holds stink the mattresses have stains all over
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good staff, good view, excellent food recepie .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dilipa our host was fantastic, always there to help with all our needs... good food prepared specially for us. The location is perfect for someone who wants to take a few days to relax. Sit on the patio looking at the lake. I highly recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Love the view. Good hospitality.
5.8 Okay
Cons: staff don't have proper idea about how to treat a guest. no welcome drink provided, NO DRINKING WATER PROVIDED, no soap provided in bathroom, couldn't get chance to use the kitchen as they agreed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mainly llocation and the foods are Excellent... Thank you....
Cons: Nothing
Elephant Reach - Yala - Building
5
7.0 Good (370 reviews)
C$ 135+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Elephant Reach in Tissamaharama, you'll be 1.3 mi (2 km) from Kirinda Temple and 6.2 mi (10 km) from Tissa Lake. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Locat
Cons: Service and offerings.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Stuff are verry friendly
Cons: Not clean at all , need alot of maintenance , ac is broken i had to hold ac vent louver by a tape ac location in front of your head while sleeping so u get sick after 1 night , i have found a big a dangerous insect below the bed ,pool is dirty ,
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was great! Praneeth and everyone else went out of their way to arrange our safari trip. The food and service was also impressive! Definitely going back!
Cons: Nothing comes to mind...
4.2 Okay
Pros: Good food in restaurant, large room, large pool, pretty gardens.
Cons: We found mouse poo all over the bed (see pictures of bedroom) and throughout the room, no wifi in the bedroom, no ventilation in the bathroom, expensive laundry service which arrived late and came back wet. Poor cancellation policy forced us to travel to Yala despite being sick.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: Honestly I don’t like from the time their procedure for check in. Also not sufficient staff around the hotel to keep thing better
Cons: All I have experinace does not match the basic expectations
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: No blanket , mosquito in the room, I order the breadfast from menu the staff told me need to order one night before to have that menu I want , wanted to order meal from room the staff say no room service only buffet dinner and price is super expansive 2500 rupee , with a lot of salad if u want to have the menu I can even forward to show
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: It was near Yala National Park which was very accommodating.
Cons: Pictures are very misleading as the accommodation was of very poor quality compared to what it looks like on the website when we were booking the accommodation. Poor quality of food especially breakfast and dinner. I would not recommend this hotel. I will not be staying in this hotel again. No blankets on the beds only sheets and the toilet would not flush.
3.8 Mediocre
Cons: There is no value for money, compare to the other options near by , cleanliness is very poor , toilets are out of order.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It was a very nice hotel with clean rooms and the facilities were also good. basically had everything that you need inside the room for a one night stay. and also making the reservation through booking.com made it really a value for money.
Cons: Dinner was not included in our room rate and we suddenly planned to have dinner. but then the per person cost for dinner was too expensive, which we thought was a unrealistic considering the food that they served. so we decided to order room service. please consider on re evaluating the dinner price.