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“Beautiful but Mosquitos galore”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kithala Resort

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Kithala Resort
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Tissamaharama
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“Beautiful but Mosquitos galore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Stayed 2 night here before all day safari and really enjoyed it, but lots and lots of mosquitos. 1st night very busy so had a buffet. 2nd night very quite so a la carte. Both were good. Had our laundry done - bad idea it cost close to 20$ for just a few items.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Well, I spent two nights at the hotel a few weeks ago and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. I would gladly recommend this hotel with it's proximity to yaala national park.

  • Stayed April 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Well, I spent two nights at the hotel a few weeks ago and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. I would gladly recommend this hotel with it's proximity to yaala national park.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We always go Priyankara Hotel whenever we visit Katharagama. If ur thinking of visiting Yala National Park it is the ideal place, The room ar grate,the service is excellent (very friendly staff all ways there to help u out). The wive from the room is breathtaking . The newly done rooms ar excellent.I will recommend this hotel to all any one!!

Room Tip: I always like the rooms on the upper floor facing the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

The rooms were very comfortable. Despite the comment that is below mine, I found the staff to be welcoming, friendly and very helpful. The pool side area is beautiful with the view of the paddy fields. I will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Checked in Priyankara as our pit stop for Yala National Park which is abt 40mins drive from the hotel to the safari. Stayed two nights and was on half board basis. As we had to set off very early morning to Yala Safari, the hotel had arranged for packed breakfast for us to take away so that we could have it at the park itself. The packed food was surprisingly tasty! The 2nd breakfast was ala carte menu, basic but good. First dinner was ala carte 3 courses dinner, the lamb and chicken served were deliciously done too. Second dinner was buffet spread, reasonable number of dishes/choices, quite tasty too.

Room - we were told that our room (218) was old wing, but it doesn't feel tired looking at all. Instead the old wing has been refurbished with new deco n furnitures. Modern and fresh looking, we had enjoyed our stay in this hotel. There is a also a newer wing which is the new extension of the hotel, I managed to take a quick look when the staff was cleaning up the room, the interior is similar to the refurbished old wing.

Pool - small but cosy & clean, over looking the rice paddy field. Great for a dip after our return from full day safari. Weather was hot, hence soaking in the pool was rewarding.

There is this "Tissamaharama Dageba (2nd century B.C) near the hotel, one of the sixteen great shrines (Buddhist) in Sri Lanka. It is 186 ft in height and 550 ft in circumference. Remember to pay a visit if u r keen in Buddhism.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

It is nice place is located at tissamaharama, it has nice view with the faddy field. We stayed here two night in last week when we went to kataragama. Also we went yala and they arrange safari jeep on our request. their are given very good room service to client. it is about 4hrs drive from colombo via high way. Also it is close to mattala air port.

Room Tip: up stair rooms are giving nice view,
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Property: Kithala Resort
Address: Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka (Formerly Priyankara Hotel)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Tissamaharama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kithala Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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