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The Sanctuary At Tissawewa

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  • Average14%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like taking a time-machine back to the Colonial past. The vege and rice curry will be one of the better ones you'll have in your travels. Enjoy the monkeys and plumed peacocks as you enjoy a non-alcoholic drink on the porch. The Bodi Tree is...More

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Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your valuable time to comment on your recent visit to our hotel.We are glad that you have had a pleasant stay.Our team is pleased to know that you had enjoyed the meals we served.We hope you will visit Sri...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was slightly cautious booking this places as I was traveling with my mother and often stay in 5 star places but we were SO glad I did! What a lovely place with really nice, friendly, helpful staff. The rice and curry are fantastic and...More

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Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, We are pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities.Our team takes note of your satisfaction regarding the meals & rooms e.t.c.We welcome you back to spend more nights and enjoy our different cuisines on your next visit to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 200 yr old hotel is in a central location in the heart of the ruined city. The staff are very polite & eager to please. We were in Room 21, in what looked like a newly added line of rooms. Contructive criticism - 1)...More

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Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for Sharing your Sincere Sentiments based on the Stay at The Sanctuary at Tissawewa. We are glad to see all the positive endorsement shared with us specially on the Location, Environment & the Staff. We are truly saddened...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in two adjoining upstairs rooms. The hotel is lovely and full of antique charm. The rooms are well-equipped and the staff are so helpful. We enjoyed exploring the gardens and the fabulous Buddhist monuments around the area. Food was super - the vegetarian...More

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Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review about your experience at this property.Our team is pleased to know that you had almost enjoyed everything during your stay here.We welcome all of you to spend few more nights with complete relaxation on your next...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel because it is close to Anuradhapura’s archaeological sites and it was fabulous. Large grounds filled with local wildlife, spacious a/c rooms with private bathrooms, telly had lots of good channels,, helpful staff, Christmas tree, fake snow & nativity scene in lobby!...More

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Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you had enjoyed your stay and all the amenities.Our team takes note about your satisfaction with our meal and service.We all welcome you back to spend more nights and enjoy delicious meals on your next visit to...More

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"Semi-deluxe rooms are cheaper and well-worth the price"
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"Good looking big old house, located inside the sacred city, but no drinks allowed"
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"Remember to lock your doors when you are out Asia there are monkeys about."
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"Rooms on upstairs should be quieter"
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