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Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #20 of 33 Tissamaharama B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
peterrigby Limerzel, France
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Limerzel, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Five weary travellers, one in a wheelchair, were delighted with the friendly and helpful staff in this quiet and attractive hotel. Rooms were very smart, atmosphere calm and relaxing, we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. Thank you again.

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Kjellerup, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

my family (husband, two sons aged 7 and 9) and I stayed here for one night after safari at Yala National park. The staff is very friendly, but..... the bathroom was very untidy and the toilet couldn´t flush properly. The mosquitonet over the small bed was not big enough and filled with holes. The food was tasteless and despite not... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed there for one night to go to Tala safari. Safari was organized as part of the guesthouse. Room was ok for the price, with a/c, I've seen better and worse. But owner was so kind that we could leave our language there when we go out to safari because check out was at 11.00 am.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were reccomended this place by a friend .My impression , was that the price was certainly too high for what you get , a very basic room , a mosquito net with lots of holes , and a shabby bathroom . the food was good ,but again crazy overpriced !!!!! We payed 2000 for the room , without hot... More

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Hotel rooms were fairly clean, bathroom was smelly, wifi did work. staff pretended to be friendly, and played the ugly game of welcoming you a thousand times and offering free fruits etc. until you take the safari sold by the tuk-tuk driver. restaurant was standard and overpriced. safari was absolutely overpriced, and not conducted as promised. the 7 hrs tour... More

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Gliwice, Poland
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

rooms are located in a beautiful garden, they are very simple but clean. Bathrooms - ok for one night:) - also clean, but low standard. The owner and staff are very friendly, food was alright, although overpriced. The only thing - do not take the safari trip from the hotel - its a rip-off...a young boy, who hangs out in... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Stayed here for just the one night in order to go on safari. The guesthouse also provide good safari trips either early morning or afternoon. I was disappointed by the extortionate prices of the other guesthouses on my rough guide guidebook. This was a pleasant surprise, I was at first sceptical of the low rate offered, but my fan room... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We took the room with air-conditioning which did not work (together with the whole electricity) for the most of the time we were there (although in other hotels there was no problem). It was SO dirty in the room (and also the chairs outside the room) that we even used our own sleeping bags, and towels. Than we have noticed... More

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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Clean and comfortable with nice little garden, cute tortoises for company.Mr. Pala is doing a great Job with his young staff, who are very professional and freindly. Don,t be fooled by the staff wearing anklets and earings and face piercings, they know there job well and are supervised by Mr. Pala. The food is very authentic Sri Lankan. No need... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The rooms are fair and clean. The price was also good (less than 2500 rp, no AC) What I liked the most was the owner who really tried to help us. We where never forced to organize a Safari with one specific tour. He says, that we have to go ourself and compare a lot the prices. He also gave... More

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Address: Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
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