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Hotel Lake Side Tourist Inn

Akurugoda, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Room 2, which is one of Lake Side's 'delux' rooms. The room itself was fantastic; spacious living area and a huge bathroom. Intermittent hot water but that's not really a problem as it is so hot here. The room had very powerful aircon and a fan. There is a TV but no English channels, only local channels.... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Overnight stop to go to Yala. We liked the pool. In the evening there were some weird black insects so we could not sit outside though we really wanted. Room was clean only minus was veryvery hard pillows like sleeping on a rock. Too expensive for that quality.

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1 Thank KadriKal
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76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a very good hotel if you are running with a low budget. It has a mini size swimming pool and the food in here is delicious. The first three rooms which gives the nice view of thissa lake are the best for me.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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92 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Lake Side is one of the better places in Tissa if you want to spend couple of days. There rooms are not luxury but I would say good for the value & clean. Air conditioned & non air conditioned rooms are available for your choice. Upper floor rooms are better as you get a good view of Tissa lake. Room... More 

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Paris, France
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

It was HORRIBLE .... the room and the beds were so dirty that we had to change of hotel during the night ... we found bugs and cockroachs in the BED !!! The pillows were YELLOW and full of dirt inside!! When we asked to change the pillows, they couldn t provide us a clean one! When we asked the... More 

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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133 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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