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Tissawewa Resthouse

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Old Town, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Anuradhapura
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel has been recently refurbished or perhaps.. restored. The rooms and the building retain the same architecture bur restoration and up-liftment has taken place. The gardens are just as expansive as they were and the quietness is the hall mark. The meals are excellent with a very innovative chef in the presentation of the dishes... and the dishes do... More 

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

This was my first time here and it definitely won't be my last. The question that constantly cropped up in my mind was "Can there be anywhere as peaceful as this?" So quiet, yet within walking distance to most of the ancient ruins in the sacred city of Anuradhapura! The service is great and the staff really make you feel... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A beautiful old colonial lodge with modern bathrooms, HUGE grounds with tons of birds, monkeys etc. we went in monsoon off season and were the only guests. The staff, cooks everyone was super friendly, efficient, made wonderful local dishes. I recommend it highly. (only problem is you can't leave anything on the verandah because of the monkeys, which albeit non... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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 October 5, 2014

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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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Address: Old Town, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tissawewa Resthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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