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38 Galmadawwa Road Ponchiakurudoga, Tissamaharama 82600 Sri Lanka
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#3 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Tissamaharama
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Richard’s Cabanas Privacy in a green and serene country environment on the edge of Tissamaharama. A tranquil cool oasis in which exclusive and secluded garden cabanas are surrounded by trees, shrubbery, and an array of indigenous birds attracted to the passing stream. Our swimming pool is kept in sparkling pristine condition. Smartly furnished, spotlessly clean rooms with wide verandas and spacious en suite bathrooms with hot-and-cold. A/C: wifi that always works! You can choose from pool-side rooms in the dining room area, or others in a more sequestered area nearby. Parking provided and arrangements made for drivers’ accommodation nearby. Delicious home-made food cooked to order and eaten either in our open sided thatched roof dining room or on your patio, as you wish. Immediate access to walks and cycle-rides through paddy fields to explore nearby lakes and temples. We can organize safaris to the national parks, camping, bird watching trips, airport shuttles and island-wide tours. Tissa is the nearest town to Yala and Bundala National Parks which are each less than is 20 km away. Kataragama Temples are 18 kms and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport 19 is kms away
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Infinity pool
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Sinhala


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OntCommon wrote a review Apr 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom202 contributions62 helpful votes
Tissa offers excellent opportunities for wildlife spotting and the staff at Richards Cabanas helped us to enjoy that to the full. On our first day we took advantage of their free bikes and local map to spend a wonderful morning bird watching on the tranquil shores of Yoda Wewa. The following day Amila arranged a morning safari to Yala NP (starting from the hotel at 4:30 am). Although Maury was not available they organised a very experienced guide for us who really knew the wildlife, especially the birds, and capped a superb safari spotting an enormous range of animals, by being the first to find the only leopard seen in the park that morning. Highlights of the hotel are the lovely pool, the delicious food both for breakfast and dinner, and the beautiful garden settings. Owing to its small size it really does provide a lovely peaceful haven in a busy town.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Marie B wrote a review Feb 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand190 contributions142 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
We had two rooms in the new new addition to this beautiful boutique hotel. Absolute bliss, We loved being surrounded by a gorgeous fruit orchard with hammock, sparkling clean pool, birds to watch, and adjacent to a parrot-green rice paddy. The new open-sided Restaurant serves delicious Lanka and Western food and is reasonably priced. The rooms are spacious with large comfy beds and dreamy soft pillows. Decor blends minimalism and comfort. There are papasan chairs for lounging and reading on the verandas. Best of all: the staff. Amila and his Dad are warm friendly people who do everything to make one’s stay easy and enjoyable. This is a family with vast experience in Yala guiding and taking tourists to different parts of the island. They arranged three trips for us, all reasonably priced, with careful driving and fantastic surprises along the way. Will not spoil by telling everything. Ask Amila or his Dad if you are interested in exploring the Thissa region. Maury is also a relative and I highly recommend asking for him to drive you through Yala. He is attuned to the ways of wild animals and has a sharp eye for spotting tracks of leopards and for sighting all creatures from the tiniest bird to the most humongous elephant. We saw two leopards and a bear in one day: a rare occurrence and a treasured memory caught on camera. This place feels like home and you can bet we’ll be going back to visit again next year. Thank you for the best stay in Sri Lanka
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marco F wrote a review Mar 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands12 contributions2 helpful votes
Tissa is a wonderful place, with national parks like Yala and Bundala nearby. What better place to stay here than Richard's Cabanas: a couple of lovely cabanas surrounded by trees, animals and friendly people. The cabanas are well equipped, with good beds, water cooker, fridge, and a very nice seating area outside. The pool is new and surrounded by fruit trees. You can have a nice lunch or dinner here as well. Bikes are available, and the area around the cabanas is very nice to exlore (rice fields, an enormous stupa and trees with hundreds of flying dogs that fly out when the sun sets). The owner is fantastic: he is very friendly, is knowledgeable about Sri Lanka and Tissa and will help with any question. While we were there an accident happened to a neighbor and he supported her in every way. We were impressed!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Tom Warrilow - Instagram @Tom179 wrote a review Mar 2020
Puerto Princesa, Philippines51 contributions4 helpful votes
The pool and cabanas in this boutique hotel are simply amazing. The staff are so helpful and friendly. They cannot do enough for you. The place is exceptionally clean and the rooms are cool from the air conditioning. The pool is beautiful and always a relaxing place to spend the early evening cooling down after a safari that is organised by the boutique hotel staff. The owners have 20 years experience as a safari guide, so plenty of knowledge about the place and the animals and everything it has to offer. Everything here is pristine and well designed. You can see that a lot of thought has gone into the designing of it. We cannot wait to return again later this year !
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Elizabeth B wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The place is absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. Rooms are spotless and tastefully decorated with amazing bathrooms with hot and powerful showers and beautiful terraces overlooking a pool to relax and enjoy a cold beer or premium glass of wine. The hotel is run by a young and entrepreneurial local who will go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. On site restaurant offering both traditional Sri Lankan and western fusion dishes. All lovingly and freshly prepared. The best food on our entire trip. They also run a safari business which has been in the family for many years and we went on a full day trip with them with the amazing guide Muri. His knowledge of the park was incredible and he also treated the animals with the care and respect necessary (something we saw many other tour companies not adhering to sadly). Look no further for your stay in Thissa and safari tour. You will be sad to leave this oasis of beauty but will go home with amazing memories thanks to the guys here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceTissamaharama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Richard's Cabanas
Which popular attractions are close to Richard's Cabanas?
Nearby attractions include Tissa Wewa (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Richard's Cabanas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Richard's Cabanas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Richard's Cabanas?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Richard's Cabanas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Richard's Cabanas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chef Lady Restaurant, The flavors restaurant, and Green Hut Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Richard's Cabanas?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool during their stay.
Does Richard's Cabanas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Richard's Cabanas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Richard's Cabanas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Tissamaharama.
Are any cleaning services offered at Richard's Cabanas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Richard's Cabanas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Sinhala.