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The Safari Hotel

Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Tissamaharama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed at the Safari Hotel for two nights. Overall we had a great time there. Our primary reason for stay was to stay somewhere close to Yala National Park that was also affordable and comfortable. The hotel ticked all boxes and some more! The rooms were great, spacious, well decorated and comfortable. The hotel staff were extremely attentive with... More 

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and also giving us high ratings. Me and my team are looking forward to welcoming you back again at our hotel soon. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe, General Manager.. More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Hotel was very good breakfast was great a little too attentive at times clearing the table before you'd finished your breakfast was annoying The pool was clean however the sun lounge area around the pool was uneven and hazardous

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments and recommending our hotel by giving us a good rating.The negative comments are well noted and we will do the needful to rectify same. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe, General Manager.. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed here 1 night, the room was ok singles beds not great, door hanging off in the bathroom, pillows dirty, plug socket exposed my husband got an electric shock, told the staff they did not come to fix it. Dinner was very poor canteen style, not much choice from the buffet, would not go back here again.

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for bringing to our notice your observations. please accept our sincere apologies and be assured that we have taken very serious note of your comments. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe, General Manager. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My first visit here was over 10 years ago, and then it was known as Tissa Rest House operated by Ceylon Hotels Corporation. Main reason for selecting this place was its location, which ensures easy access to religious places in Kataragama and Tissamaharama, as well as the national parks of Yala and Bundala. I liked the place for it's quiet... More 

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your observations and also for being a regular visitor to our hotel. We will our best to maintain and improve on our services. I together with my team look forward to welcoming you in the near future. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe. General Manager. More 

Brussels
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The hotel is in a superb setting overlooking a lake. The reception area is open and airy and leads on to a small swimming pool and beyond that the lake. Our room was cramped. We had booked a room for three, and we ended up with a regular-sized double with a supplementary bed in the corner, which was not very... More 

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sending your comments here. Your valuable comments are much appreciated as it helps us to give us a better service to all our guests. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe, General Manager. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had been told this hotel was average but what we discovered when we arrived here in January as this it has just been fully refurbished. It has a nice lake view, great swimming pool and the rooms were very nice. We found this to be a great base to go to Kataragama and into Yala National Park. I would... More 

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your most encouraging comments and happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Me and my team are looking forward to welcoming you and your family once again in the near future. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe. General Manager. More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights while we did a safari in yala. It's a really nice hotel, the rooms are simple clean and modern - not luxurious but you couldn't fault them. I thought the pool was good (size, location and ambience) though many other reviews commented on cleanliness - if in doubt, keep your head out!. Free Wifi... More 

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comments.We sincerely hope it will benefit our future guests.M e together with my team send you our best wishes and look forward to welcoming you in the near future. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe, General Manager. More 

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our two night stay at The Safari Hotel. The open-air lobby is lovely and the view across the pool out to the lake is just grand. Our room was spacious, very clean and had a beautiful view of the lake. We had a couple of minor problems in our room that we brought to the attention of... More 

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments sent in here. I have already informed to my team about what you have told and they are sending there warmest greetings and best wishes to you. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe General Manager. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights whilst travelling around Sri Lanka on my honeymoon. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms are very clean and a good size. The views are fantastic across the lake. It was very peaceful laid by the pool looking out onto the lake. We saw large bats in the trees and at about 6.30pm each... More 

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your most encouraging comments and we are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe, General Manager. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

If I go to Kataragama I always select this hotel because the staff is very friendly and helpful to every one. And also food is very good. Very clean rooms and Barth rooms. Pool is same old pool but modified.

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deepal a, General Manager at The Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments and we at the hotel look forward to welcoming you once again in the near future. With warm regards, Deepal Amarasinghe. General Manager. More 

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