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Wila Safari Hotel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hambantota B&B and Inns
Melrose, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

This is a fine place to stay,only complaint was our air con.in both bedooms kept cutting out but management were very attentive and called out the engineer.
Coach tours use this hotel but this didnt affect our stay as they were arriving late and leaving early !
Good value for food and drinks from a very special waiter (Tikery)who seemed to work every hour of the day.We went on safari and he brought us coffee,tea and packed lunches at 5 in the morning,we last saw him working at 11.30 the night before !! This man epitomised the friendlyness of Sri Lanka along with the gardening couple who stood and smiled with us most mornings (we had no Sri Lanka and they had no english).
If you go on safari I hope you are fortunate enough to get the driver we had,this was worth the trip on its own..
This was maybe our best stop out of the 4 we made.From the manager to the lady who sweeps up the leaves (is this a national obsession?)Everybody wanted you to enjoy the visit

Room Tip: Ask for a room by the pool,its surprisingly quite ,
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cologne, Germany
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

This is a good accomodation alternative for people who want to visit Yala National Park or Kataragama. The location may look a bit remote; i.e. there is not much to do around, apart from taking a walk to the not that interesting small town nearby or around the lake or watching the birds all day long - still we liked it a lot, because of its peacefulness and the large clean rooms with the nice lake view.

The manager and the other staff of the hotel are very kind and they try to do their best to meet the wishes of the guest; however I must still say, the staff is not very professional; they are not used to the standard service routines of a good hotel. Anyway, when requested, they still try to do their best. For example, when we were not very satisfied with the dinner, we talked to the hotel manager and explained what we exactly wanted, and the next day it was done perfectly.

If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax a bit, after the long cultural and natural visits done in the inland of Sri Lanka, then this is the right place.

Room Tip: We have checked almost all rooms and decided for the room at the ground floor facing to the lake.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

We traveled as a family of 3 and stayed 2 nights.The hotel is built on the banks of a lake and the view is quite good.There was no recreational facility other than a 20' swimming pool.No garden space. So forget about any out door activity.The rooms were large and spacious with 2 double beds ideal for a family to squeeze in. The A/C packed up on the second night and I did not get any sleep after that. The cleanliness could improve. Make sure to check on the bed sheets before you lie down. The food was prepared OK but very basic. No selection. The flies were very annoying.
The main road is built on the bund dividing the lake. Very good jogging track.But do it before 6.30 am as it gets really hot after that.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Wila Safari Hotel
Address: Pannegamuwa, Weerawila, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hambantota
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Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Hambantota
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Number of rooms: 10
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