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Ekho Safari Tissa

Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama 82600 Sri Lanka
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Room & Suite (194)
Pool & Beach (105)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ekho Safari Tissa
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 41 hotels in Tissamaharama
Travelers' Choice
A rejuvenating waterfront retreat- EKHO Safari occupies a prime position in Tissamaharama. Scenically located by the ancient Tissa Lake, the property provides undisturbed views of the lake and beyond. EKHO safari traces its roots back when it started operation in 1967, now restored to a comfortable and beautifully laid lake view hotel. All 47 deluxe rooms and 3 suites are completed with modern comforts and overlook the tranquil lake. Wake up to watch the flurry of early morning bird activity and take a dip in the pool for a refreshing start to the day. Remember to try out the local favourite, “Kalu Dodol” made to the age old recipe of Tissamaharama.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala


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50Car recommended
Grade: 50 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
885Reviews6Q+A100Room tips
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Popular mentions
Samadi W wrote a review Dec 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka28 contributions44 helpful votes
Stayed at the property during a visit to katharagama. Experience at the property is average, as cleanliness, spread of buffet meals, service levels of the staff had issues. It was not worth the amount paid for the stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Angela S wrote a review Oct 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates31 contributions30 helpful votes
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started my 14 day quarantine at the hotel but feel blessed that I selected this hotel. We were not allowed out of the room as per the rules but hotel staff and the Sri Lanka Army personnel catered to all our needs looking after us with such warmth and great care. Ekho Safari is clean and picturesque and helped soothe my nerves making me relax and unwind. Food was delicious and varied, they even served us a glass of coriander water daily. My special and humble thanks go to the Sri Lanka Army personnel who looked after us with great care and kindness. They helped us get through the 2 weeks with a smile, continuously checking on us and helping us with our needs - Hats off to you Sri Lanka Army, I am your fan forever and I respect you immensely. My sincere thanks to Mr. Lilan Jayaweera, Resident Manager and his efficient team too, without whom all this would not have been possible. I was happy to go home after completing the quarantine but was sad to leave the hotel too and hope I can get to see you all again, next time as a valued guest and can enjoy the beautiful surroundings, hotel facilities and the lake view leisurely. Kudos to you all!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Andrew Danial wrote a review Oct 2020
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka1 contribution
Its was memorable days that we have spend at EKHO Safari Tissa. Stunning view of Tissa Lake and beautiful surroundings. Thanks to Mr. Lilan Jayaweera , Mr. Sampath Bandara and the the whole team. Keep up the good work! A.Danial
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Stunning view of Tissa Lake
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Response from Dulanka Balasuriya, Marketing at Ekho Safari Tissa
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your rating and review. We appreciate you taking the time to highlight your experience at the property. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to welcome you back soon! Warm Regards, EKHO Hotels & Resorts Team
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Tuan M wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
it was amazing place that we enjoy in tissamaharama. food was outstanding special thanks to RM Mr. Lilan & the manager Sampath hospitality was amazing. also would like to mention couple of staff who help us lots. (yohan&jayasuriya) once again thanks for great service..
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from LILAN JAYAWEERA, General Manager at Ekho Safari Tissa
Responded Sep 28, 2020
Dear Tuan, Greetings from team EKHO safari- Tissa, Thank you very much for the time taken to write a review on trip advisor. its a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed our hospitality and had comfortable stay with us. hope to see you once again on your next visit to deep down south.
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Prabel wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great atmosphere with wonderful service! Food was excellent and very flexible too. Special Thanks To Mr.Lilan Jayaweera and Mr.Sanpath Bandara. Also thanks to Yohan , Jayasoriya and all team. Keep up the good work! ❤❤❤
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from LILAN JAYAWEERA, General Manager at Ekho Safari Tissa
Responded Sep 28, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Ayubowan from all of us at EKHO Safari - Tissa, Thank you very much for the review on trip advisor. your comments always help us to uplift our level of standard. hope you will visit us once again in the near future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ekho Safari Tissa
Which popular attractions are close to Ekho Safari Tissa?
Nearby attractions include Tissa Wewa (0.7 miles) and Tissa Dagoba (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ekho Safari Tissa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ekho Safari Tissa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ekho Safari Tissa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ekho Safari Tissa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ekho Safari Tissa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chef Lady Restaurant, Hot Spot, and Green Hut Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ekho Safari Tissa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Ekho Safari Tissa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Tissamaharama.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ekho Safari Tissa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ekho Safari Tissa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Does Ekho Safari Tissa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.