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Tissawewa Resthouse

Old Town, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Anuradhapura
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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful old colonial style hotel, with big nice rooms, great modern bathrooms, very clean, very friendly staff, excellent food (we stayed two nights and had both evenings the Sri Lankan Curries with 8 different dishes!), beautiful huge garden with peacocks and a lot of monkeys to keep our litle boy busy, and a lovely terrace to sit and... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soo sad that the renovation has completely ignored the historical character of this lovely colonial building. The homely white lacquered cane chairs, the glass goluwa lamps, the two blade ceiling fan that welcomed, generations of visitors at the upper veranda are not to be seen but boldly painted glittering furniture that has no place in this colonial structure. in an... More

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Cape Town
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We travelled by train from Colombo so this was our first real taste of the country. The hotel has a great colonial feel to it. While the front of house service was quite awkward, this was more than made up for by our charming waiter, Gunarathna who has worked there for 14 years. The food was good, the free bicycles... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stopped here for lunch whilst visiting the sites. It offers a welcome respite in the middle of the religious area. Deep verandahs provide welcome shade and the food is good -we just had a light lunch. Recommended. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice and peaceful place to enjoy a holiday in the sacred city of anuradhapura.... walking distance to the most of the sacred places and convenient and comfortable..... service rooms and overall experience is great...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am staying here right now for two days for relaxed weekend and I couldn't have come to a better place, great architecture and some wonderful furniture from the old days! The staff are very helpful and charming. The location is great and most of the cultural places and easily accessible. The rooms are clean and AC is great in... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

An old colonial mansion, built by the British, recently renovated, and renamed Sanctuary. Huge well kept garden with mighty trees and of course the monkeys. Quiet surroundings - the road being far off. You could walk to some of the major Buddhist pilgrimage sights and this is the only place I could think of to stay at Anuradhapura.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Former Tissawewa Grand Rest House Now The Sanctuary is the most convenient and comfortable location for pilgrims and tourists. You can stroll down to the important sights. Reservation Staff is prompt. Good food and service.Cosy clean rooms and bathroom. Would definitely visit again.:)

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

we checked in recently, not because we wanted to stay, but it was on our way and we thought we wanted to know why everybody was so negative on the guesthouse. what a nice surprise: a very warm welcome, state of the art rooms, restaurant very good (best deal: rice & curry!!) and the park is now being taken very... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Tissawewa is a destination in itself, a spare, beautifully designed sanctuary in an old colonial building amidst park and temples. The esthetic perfectly matches it surroundings. The staff is kind. The food in the peaceful dining room, especially Sri Lankan breakfast of string hoppers and pittu with coconut milk gravy and curries, delightful. One night, Sri Lankan curry; another night... More

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Address: Old Town, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 200
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