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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the fact they were doing remedial work to the pool area which we were unable to use, I cannot fault this hotel. The staff were professional, friendly and attentive. The food was exceptional both breakfast and dinner. Our room was delightful, clean and comfortable. I loved this hotel and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting this area of Sri... More 

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1 Thank Jenny C
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Nicely situated right next to the lake, cool view, clean rooms etc. Unfortunately the hotel was in the middle of a renovation and thus the whole chill-out area including pool was a huge construction site. Went to Safari one morning at 4:45 and they forgot the breakfast package we ordered the afternoon before. Can happen, but I would expect some... More 

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2 Thank Feliu R
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Ayubowan,We sincerely appreciate your wonderful review on Trip Adviser and thank you very much it is a pleasure to note that your concerns of our facilities and services provided at your stay in this wonderful location. I do apologize for inconvenient cause and I have made a special statement to this comment and will ensure that these issues will not... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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154 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I stayed here for one brief night. Room was a decent size. Nice fast internet connection. Good a/c. Decent selection of TV channels. Bed was relatively comfortable. Bathroom was a good size with a large shower. Nice sunset views over the lake. Restaurant was another one with a buffet for dinner where I had to really push for the a... More 

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Thank glennaa11
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Ayubowan,Thank you for sharing your experience on trip adviser. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time at our hotel. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Looking forward to see you again soon :) More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is my 2nd visit, 1st visit was with a group of friends in 2015, I loved this place during my 1st visit, because of the same reason I booked this place over other discounted alternatives. But this time it was completely changed, during my 2nd stay (July) we found that they have dropped down the spread of the buffet... More 

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Thank WathsalaW
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Ayubowan,Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at The Safari Tissa. We will certainly take the highlighted areas in to consideration for areas of improvement. More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We wanted to stay at Laya Safari but before going there we stopped on our way for this hotel and decided to book through Agoda.com as we found a better deal than direct booking. The staffs were very friendly and well behaved. The restaurant staffs were also friendly and the food was good. Its located just beside the lake so... More 

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Thank Imrul A
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time at The Safari Hotel. Thank you for taking your time to review us :) Hope to see you again soon! More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Pros - Beautiful location by a lake- stunning views. - Nice pool although we didn't go in it. - Our room was amazing. It was huge and looked out over the lake. - Quite close to Yala National Park - we were picked up from the hotel. - The hotel provided us with a packed breakfast to take on our... More 

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Thank aejackson18
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time The Safari Hotel. Thank you for taking your time to review us :) Hope to see you again soon! More 

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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great hotel in a wonderful location. Our room looked out onto the lake which was stunning. The pool area was stunning. The restaurant and bar were well set up. The food was great and very well prices. As we were up early for or safari the hotel provided us with a breakfast box which was wonderful. Staff were great would... More 

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Thank traceymQ1424GY
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Ayubowan, we are privileged and thrilled to see your encouraging review. Thank you very much for staying with us. It is with pleasure we read that you enjoyed the hotel, the location and the staff. We are looking forward to your next stay with The Safari Hotel and we assure you many surprises. We wish you lots of luck. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have stayed many times it was comfortable stay. but in this September stay we found that they had dropped down the quality and the variety of food. before there was a good selection now its worst no selection very poor. this is the way how government hotels get lost. comparatively before better to worst. staff is very friendly, but... More 

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Thank Chami S
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Ayubowan....... Thank you very much for your review. We truly appreciate our guests sharing feedback on their experiences at Safari Hotel.We Appreciate your extra comment about our variety of food and I have made special statement to this comment and will be ensure these issues will not happen in future to ensure your comfort and perfect satisfaction. I do apologize... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Went for the lunch. There were only 2 table filled. Thought its due to off season, but later realized its due to their food quality. I think they cook for a week once and just put it in microwave and serve it. It was very horrible food. Surrounding is good. Never wanted to try again.

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Thank SudarsK
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Ayubowan......... Thank you very much for your review. We truly appreciate our guests sharing feedback on their experiences at Safari Hotel. More 

London
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed here one night and were treated very well by the staff who polite and efficient. Rooms were well furnished in a modern style. Restaurant served a buffet style meal with a decent range of options. Very well positioned for Yala.

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Thank gerrypmac
Priyadarshani W, Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Ayubowan, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at The Safari Tissa. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Personalized service of staff makes one feel at home.It is our aim to be the very best with everything we do in order to maintain great hospitality.I will certainly share your kind words... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located over looking the ancient "Tissa Wawa" (Lake) which gives a splendid view from your room.Situated in very close proximity to Yala National Park and Bundala National Park.Air conditioned restaurant which serves both set menus and a la carte and are very reasonably priced. A well stocked bar is available to quench your thirst after the safari.All rooms are air conditioned and with attached bath with hot and cold water,mini bar, individual safety lockers,free tea/coffee making facilities, WiFi and satelite TV.Ample safe parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Safari Hotel

Address: Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Price Range: $120 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Safari Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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The Safari - Tissa Hotel Tissamaharama
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“Overlooking the pool side and the lake”
 of 5 bubbles WathsalaW, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles traceymQ1424GY, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles ornal, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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