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Mandara Rosen

3.5 of 5
No 57 Detagamuwa, Kataragama, Sri Lanka, Kataragama, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here whilst visiting Yala National Park. The pool was lovely and the room was large, with a balcony and had a modern bathroom. The staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant had a good choice of dishes both local and international cuisine so something for all. It's in a really good position for going to Yala National Park.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice , small hotel in kataragama, close to yala national park. Rooms are very big, spacious, high ceilinged, as well as bathroom. A nice veranda, overlooking the beautiful tropical gardens, full of curious monkeys, trying to visit your room!! Staff most friendly, in lobby as in restaurant. Beautiful. huge swimming pool surrounds almost entire hotel. Wifi only in lobby... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
61 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great size rooms including huge bathroom with massive ceiling heights. WiFi only in lobby lets it down imho. At least buffet was innovative compared to other Sri Lankan hotels I've stayed but a la carte poor choices again. Good base for Yala safaris.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodation was very comfortable and we loved the natural setting. The monkeys visiting us on the open varendah outside our room was charming. Service in the restaurant was exemplary and they catered individually to my gluten and lactose intolerant diet - a luxury I do not often get! The buffet meals had a great variety each day and each... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

The room was clean, very spacious, very well equipped with good AC and fan , a fridge and excellent lighting. The bathroom was large and top quality with great shower and fittings. The pool was large with several pool areas and surrounded with trees and plenty of chairs. The food in the restaurant was great quality, tasty and loads of... More 

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Burntwood, Staffs
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was the third of our two night stops on our tour.Like the previous two hotels we were very satisfied. Our room was very spacious and comfortable with a good shower in the large bathroom. The pool is lovely so we were able to enjoy our half day RnR in an otherwise hectic tour schedule. The food was good quality... More 

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Mandararesort, Manager at Mandara Rosen, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable comments on TripAdvisor. Please tell your friends about our hotel and we hope that you will visit us again when you are next in Sri Lanka. We are sorry about the safe. The officer had come to your room thrice and did not want to go in as you had been out on... More 

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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice hotels with spacious, clean and very comfortable rooms. We did not expect as much, it was very good. Pool is great as well as you can also enjoy the sub marin music that is very nice and fun. I was happy with stay and food. The bar attendants and staff was very friendly and hotel is enjoyable, just make... More 

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel during the recent Sri Lanka vs England cricket series. The hotel appears to look the part with spacious airy reception, attractive pool area and large clean and well appointed bedrooms. Unfortunately the positives end there. The negatives? Breakfast adequate but watching swarms of flies jumping all over the fresh fruit is far from appetising. The bar... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is very upmarket property with spacious rooms and lot of amenities but also with few surprising issues like the smelly drains, smelly refrigerator, quirky water taps and troublesome AC remotes. Anyway I enjoyed the stay and would recommend the hotel as there is no better option in Kataragama.

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Mandararesort, Manager at Mandara Rosen, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Michal, Thank you for staying with us and for the valuable comments stated on TripAdvisor. The lapses mentioned therein have been attended to immediately. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. More 

Gunnedah, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Where to start, this hotel is located 26klms from the CBD which is where everyone goes to take the Yala National Park Safari, so after a day of being shaken to death by roads that can't be described because there are no words for their abymisal condition, you a finally ferried to the Mandra Rosen, you think things will now... More 

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