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Ekho Safari Hotel
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Tissamaharama
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Idyllic view of reservoir from some rooms which is glorious. Handy for visiting Yala. Lovely food & aircon restaurant which is needed. V humid in other communal areas which is a shame.
Pool area in desperate need of upgrade esp the wood decking which is dangerous.
Room v comfy but did have couple of cockroaches in which was odd as so clean otherwise. Didn't bother us though!
Lovely stay here- would definitely return.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

My wife and i spent 2 nights at The Safari, great setting overlooking the lake, staff were most obliging and extremely friendly. Excekkent choice of good food. Close to 2 national parks with many wild animals. Would definitely stay there again. David Lewis

Room Tip: Try to get room overlooking lake
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We arrived at The Safari early evening after driving from Galle, and were taken straight up to our room. We were both blown away by the incredible view from our bedroom which overlooked the lake. The room was very nice with a large bed, two chairs overlooking the lake and a large, very smart en suite bathroom. By far this was the best hotel of our trip.

There is also a large pool with sun loungers facing out over the river, all-in-all a tranquil paradise and a great spot for anyone with an interest in birds. Contrary to previous reviews we were perfectly happy with the food, the buffet is the only option but there is a wide selection with lots of local dishes.

Would definitely recommend The Safari - make sure you get a room overlooking the lake!!!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the lake
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

The rooms were on the small-ish side and there was quite a walk from reception to our room however everything else was beautiful. The buffet was varied and delicious, the views from the pool into the river were great, the staff were friendly and the rooms were comfortable and clean. Overall was very impressed. Took an elephant ride in a nearby attraction (unsure of name) and visited "Katharagama" which was beautifully cultured and abundant with new sights and sounds. Also went on a "4wd safari" in the Yalla national park. Highly recommend this place if your looking for a place to stay in the area

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Thusara F
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

After some brilliant hotels throughout our trip in Sri Lanka, this was somewhat of a disappointment. The situation is splendid by the side of the lake, but we were quite a long way from reception and restaurant. We had a very good lunch on the verandah when we arrived, but we found the evening buffet to be the least good of any hotel. The Sri Lankan curries were reasonable, but the desserts were garish and unattractive. The staff here also seemed less attentive than at other places. Perhaps, it was our mood but I don't think this hotel is up to the standard of the others we stayed at

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

After 6 hour ride in a mini-bus to Tissamaharama from Colombo, it is real refreshing to discover a wonderful resort there.
Tranquil surrounding, modern and resort-like rooms, facing a serene lake, provide a place for wonderful rest.
Food at the hotel restaurant is good in quality and variety.
Service from the staff is prompt and helpful.
Worth a visit if you are planning for a holiday at the end of nowhere.

Room Tip: Get a ground floor room that allows you to walk out into the lawn facing the lake.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Fabulous hotel - modern, trendy, stunning setting by the side of a lake. Staff extremely helpful, thorough and friendly - would recommend to anyone!! As you come into the foyer of the hotel - the other side is open to the pool and the lake beyond - best 1st impression of a hotel I have ever had!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ekho Safari Hotel

Address: Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Tissamaharama
Price Range: $72 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ekho Safari Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located over looking the ancient "Tissa Wawa" (Lake) which gives a splendid view from your room.Situated in very close proximity to Yala National Park and Bundala National Park.Air conditioned restaurant which serves both set menus and a la carte and are very reasonably priced. A well stocked bar is available to quench your thirst after the safari.All rooms are air conditioned and with attached bath with hot and cold water,mini bar, individual safety lockers,free tea/coffee making facilities, WiFi and satelite TV.Ample safe parking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Safari - Tissa Hotel Tissamaharama

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