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Reviewed September 27, 2016

The service here was excellent. We stayed in the mud chalet suit, very spacious, comfy king size bed and mosquito netting .The bathroom was open air with 5 to 6 trees and was a different experience. The Toiletries they had was all natural and was very soothing for the skin, i bough a few of their soap from the shop...

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charitha157, Owner at Saraii Village, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your compliments on TripAdvisor following your stay at Saraii Village. It gives us great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the areas that made your stay so special. It was a great privilege to serve you and most of all...

Reviewed September 26, 2016

This place is amazing and I have recommended it to every person I have talked to since being home. If you are going to Yala in Sri Lanka, you have to spend some time at the Saraii tree houses. The people are amazing. They made recommendations and reservations for everything from rental cars to tours for our family of 5...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your compliments on TripAdvisor following your stay at Saraii Village. It gives us great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the areas that made your stay so special. It was a great privilege to serve you and most of all...

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

We booked this cool place for summer this year, i had mixed feeling first but i made the right booking and we had the best stay in our tour in srilanka. We booked a bird tour and went to see Bundela Park, its a Savannah of beautiful birds. We went early morning to Yala Park and we were lucky to...

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charitha157, Owner at Saraii Village, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your compliments on TripAdvisor following your stay at Saraii Village. It gives us great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the areas that made your stay so special. It was a great privilege to serve you and most of all...

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

Extremely fun! Who cannot appreciate the swings on the property? We've stayed at the Crib. Staying in a treehouse is kind of magical, especially for children. You have a choice to select - a one with star case or ladder like stair case, ours had a ladder like comfortable one. My kids were started screaming like Tarzan :) They offer...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your compliments on TripAdvisor following your stay at Saraii Village. It gives us great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the areas that made your stay so special. It was a great privilege to serve you and most of all...

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

I booked the Tree House Suit and I stayed there for two nights. We had a nice sitting area with bean bags, chairs, stools made of tires and a hammock. There were no air conditioned rooms but the fans and the way they have built the tree house keep the temperature down throughout. The bedroom is just wow and there...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your compliments on TripAdvisor following your stay at Saraii Village. It gives us great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the areas that made your stay so special. It was a great privilege to serve you and most of all...

Reviewed September 18, 2016

We had a couple of nights recently at Saraii Village. We were specifically wanting one of the tree houses, so made sure that we booked and reconfirmed the tree house. We were allocated "Crib" which is a large proper tree house located close to the pool. Access is difficult, as the steps to the tree house are horizontal bamboo sticks,...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your compliments on TripAdvisor following your stay at Saraii Village. It gives us great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the areas that made your stay so special. It was a great privilege to serve you and most of all...

Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We booked a superior tree house for a night stay. When we arrived at the premises it was deserted except for a security guard. The on duty manager ( Mahesh ) is nowhere to be found . The premises is poorly managed and very unclean our room was not prepared. Running water may stop anytime . When there was no...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us at Saraii Village. We at Saraii Village take guest feedback very seriously as it helps us to improve our service standards. We do really appreciate you taking the time to write in details the areas that need serious attention. Please accept our apologies for...

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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We booked the tree house for my daughters birthday for one night along with a safari for 4 the following day, we were on the understanding the it slept 4 people. Was disappointed when we arrived to find we were all in the same room with 1 double bed and a double mattress on the floor. There were only two...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us at Saraii Village. We at Saraii Village take guest feedback very seriously as it helps us to improve our service standards. We do really appreciate you taking the time to write in details the areas that need serious attention. Please accept our apologies for...

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

When we booked this accommodation we knew it would be getting back to nature but I don't think we realised how basic it actually was, there were 2 tyres with cushions acting as seats, there were 4 adults booked in (all in one room which we did not realise :-( very cosy) there was only 1 tumbler and 2 cups...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us at Saraii Village. We at Saraii Village take guest feedback very seriously as it helps us to improve our service standards. We do really appreciate you taking the time to write in details the areas that need serious attention. Please accept our apologies for...

Reviewed September 1, 2016

We stayed at Saraii for three days 14/8/16-17/816 as part of our honeymoon and it was a massive disappointment. The compound is run-down and shabby, even the bedding was dirty (“eco” shouldn’t mean grubby) and very poorly run/ managed. Spent 2 nights in Superior Treehouse and one in The Suite. There was no “luggage storage” or “survival box” with “binoculars,...

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Saraii, meaning "the essence" in Hebrew, aims to provide an authentic Sri Lankan experience with its unique tree houses and mud chalets. Within 15 minutes' by safari jeep from Bundala National Park, this pet-friendly property also has free Wi-Fi. The on-site Saraii Slow Food Specialty serves Sri Lankan cuisine and sandwiches. Decorated with colourful cushions, the non-smoking accommodation all come with a balcony, a fan and free bottled water. The private bathrooms are equipped with a shower. Saraii Village is 10 km from Tissamaharama and 27 km from Mattala Airport. It is within a 30-minute drive from Yala National Park, Kirinda Beach and Kataragama. Colombo International Airport is 290 km away. Guests can arrange day trips at the tour desk, or rent a bicycle to explore the area. Free parking is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saraii Village

Address: Randunu Kale Watta | Weerawila, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Price Range: $58 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Saraii Village 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“I would recommend to opt for a tree hut - and you may anticipate visits by the squirrels and birds!”
amiced7, Mar 9, 2017 | Read review
“MUd huts large , spacious and more convenient, tree houses quirk, exercise and open to the elements, fun but not for everyone”
bushbunks, Mar 6, 2017 | Read review
“Tree-house is great but be prepared for late-night animal calls”
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tikiskis, Jan 30, 2017 | Read review
“If revisiting I would book the tree house - just for fun. No complaints in our chalet.”
Alexander26, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“Go for Tree House Suite :D”
juanmiguelruiz79, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
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