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Hotel Lake Side Tourist Inn

Akurugoda, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure what people expect when they visit Sri Lanka but it doesn't take a genius or much prior study to know that Sri Lanka is not London or New York and therefore the hotels aren't going to be like those in London or New York either. I cannot understand the poor reviews on this place. We arrived and... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since 10 years I am coming to the Lake Side Restaurant. The food is good and not too expensive. There are cheaper places in town but they are not inviting to spend an evening over a meal to chat with friends. For that the Lake Side Restaurant is perfect without charging super high tourist prices. Last week I stayed the... More 

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stayed at this Inn for two nights with 3 friends, all us retired and on holiday from South Australia ... We found it to be good clean budget accommodation with wonderful Sri Lankan food and helpfull staff ... close to Yala National Park ... We cannot believe some of the negative comments from a few other travellers ... These rates... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I usually stay here when I visit Kataragama . Rooms are very comfortable and clean and have all the required amenities. Select a room is new wing as this is newly constructed. The breakfast is superb but the other meals are not that great. The staff is very friendly which make me to go there every time I go to... More 

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Colombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Hotel lake side is a very good budget hotel . The rooms are decent and clean with ac and hot water but dont expect any frills although you do get monies worth for the price paid . The hotel has a good view of the Tissa lake and in close proximity to the Tissa temple (Walking distance ).The hotel has... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

The worst hotel ever seems a bit exagerated but I really can't think of a place I visited which was worse than this establishment. I am all for getting a good deal but the next time they would like to have me as a guest they would have to pay me instead! (Absolutely no value for money). The rooms are... More 

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Pacifica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We did not stay in this inn. We had lunch at its restaurant before our safari adventure. Before we sat down, we asked the waiter if this restaurant would accept VISA card and he said yes with no hesitation. So the 6 of us ordered and had our food. Food was ok and waiter service was fine. So I gave... More 

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were there in last December. Basic rooms and facilities. But we really enjoyed swimming pool. In house Bar is a real help after long run from central hills. Following day Yala safari we did with Breakfast packets supplied by Hotel. As long as it serves the purpose we have no complaints. Rates are very competitive. Driver F&A provided FOC.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in nov so we could do safari trip organised by our driver. First impressions decor seemed dated, there was smell of bleach n stuffiness in the rooms despite the aircon. Rooms were not as clean as others we stayed in. Didn't leave us with a sense of security. Food was ok for dinner n... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Room is dirty and with lots of bugs...bathroom is even worse! Two beds, one of them sounds w any movement! The pool outside does not justify the price (3500rs , no a/c and no breakfast)... Food is not the best, though there are not many places to eat in Tissa...

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