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Hotel Lake Side Tourist Inn

Akurugoda, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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Hotel Lake Side Tourist Inn
Ranked #27 of 33 Tissamaharama B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Hotel was booked through our tour company. The rooms were basic and mattress was quite hard but shower was good! We mainly stayed here as a base to go to Yala national park. They were great though in packing our breakfast so we could take it early in the morning when we left for Safari. Not a bad stay at... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We arrived as whoever was next door began to party! Loud music and singing late into the night. To be fair Sri Lanka was still in the throes of New Year Celebrations so we couldnt complain too much and since we were pretty exhausted at the end of each day whilst touring - we slept okay anyway! The rooms were... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We came to this place because of our driver that booked this hotel. Apparently every driver is taking their customer to this place. the cash back must be pretty high since the hotel offers really poor accommodation. The swimming pool was almost ok, the water was just full of chlore. Hot water was not working so you better rush to... More

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This hotel is basic but clean with a lovely swimming pool and close to Yala and across from the lake. The staf here are excellent and are very helpful, this is a great hotel for a 1/2 night stay. Good Value and Good Food clean rooms i would stay again. And had a superb safari driver

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

With Short Notice even though it is high occupancy & busy time in Tissa Lake Side Hotel arrange nice comfortable lovely rooms, friendly staff (Front Office Dinesh & the Manager) also arrange very excellent Yala trip wow it was amazing forget to get drivers name but he was so professional

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Tienen, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night to go to Yala. We just hated it! The rooms are ok, very dated and basic but clean. We could not be in the hotel for 5 minutes without being disturbed. They all wanted to offer us safaris, transport, dinner,... They even knocked at our door or followed us outside. Don't stay here!

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Utrecht, Nederland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights so we could take a full day safari trip. The hotel rooms are plain but good with hot water if you wait long enough. It has a pool which is really nice on hot days. Restaurant staff was not always nice, giving us a feeling we had to rush our dinner they even presented... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The place, for whatsoever reason, we think is beloved by the driver. We guess is because it is a good place to depart for a safari in the Yala national park. In fact it is (we find a super safari driver!), But not worthy to stay more than one night. The room was acceptable, but a little bit damp. Unfortunately... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Tried to stay here for a night, but the place was so awful, we packed up and went to a different hotel. The rooms are very dark and dank, the walls COVERED in squished bug guts and ants and insects overtaking the bathroom. It was simply gross. While looking for a new hotel, we went to the restaurant. The glasses... More

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I have been a regular visitor to Lake Side over the past several years. When I saw it for the first time I thought it looked very dated and run-down, but this was misleading since the rooms have been modernised. Apart from the former Tissa Rest House (now called The Safari) over the road this is the only large Tissa... More

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Address: Akurugoda, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Also Known As:
Hotel Lake Side Tourist Tissamaharama

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