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The Safari Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Tissamaharama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013
Phil S Hereford, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

After some brilliant hotels throughout our trip in Sri Lanka, this was somewhat of a disappointment. The situation is splendid by the side of the lake, but we were quite a long way from reception and restaurant. We had a very good lunch on the verandah when we arrived, but we found the evening buffet to be the least good... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

After 6 hour ride in a mini-bus to Tissamaharama from Colombo, it is real refreshing to discover a wonderful resort there. Tranquil surrounding, modern and resort-like rooms, facing a serene lake, provide a place for wonderful rest. Food at the hotel restaurant is good in quality and variety. Service from the staff is prompt and helpful. Worth a visit if... More 

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Birmingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Fabulous hotel - modern, trendy, stunning setting by the side of a lake. Staff extremely helpful, thorough and friendly - would recommend to anyone!! As you come into the foyer of the hotel - the other side is open to the pool and the lake beyond - best 1st impression of a hotel I have ever had!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Our favourite hotel of our trip - beautiful views, rooms & facilities. We overlooked the lake which was lovely especially in the morning. Only downside there is only a buffet service for dinner but the food was good all the same.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Safari was the final stop as part of our organised tour of Sri Lanka and the one where we bid goodbye to our travelling companions prior to continuing on our own. First impressions were very good, the layout of the hotel is very pretty, with an open lobby and a pool with a truely spectacular view out over the... More 

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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The staff is friendly the rooms are newly renovated looks great, the food is very good and has a good selection of continental and local dishes. The location is amazing the view of the pool and lake. This hotel is conveniently located to the safari camps, national parks and to the temples. The only downside was the location of our... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were greeted by the, now normal, fruit drink and cold towels for our two day stay. This was most welcome after a long drive to get here. We were quickly checked in and shown to our room (213) a double overlooking the lake. This was a spacious room with large bed, two easy chairs to watch the wildlife etc... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I agree with most of the comments about the hotel, the staff were in my opinion not as noticeable as they can be in other hotels but I prefer that than they be all over you, The food was average but we have been spoilt with other hotels in the area. The Yala Park is a must we were lucky... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had a two night stay as part of a tour, which included a Safari in the Yala National Park and this hotel is ideally located for that. The room was spacious, well decorated and had fantastic views across the lake. But by far the most lasting memory of this hotel was the staff and food, and unfortunately not in... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was my second stay at this beautiful hotel. We were a group of 6, for a two night stay. I contacted the Ceylon hotels reservations team at the head office more than 3 months back for this reservation. I was offered a good promo rate at the time and although I pointed out that it expires before the time... More 

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