We arrived late in Tissa and managed to find a room available at The Safari. The room was good and clean, with a great view of the lake. The biggest let down for the hotel is the staff, they were unfriendly and everything seemed like an effort for them. The food was not great either and more annoyingly at the breakfast and dinner buffets you were having to compete with the staff for the food who help themselves at the same time as the guests! This is something I have never experienced before. If you do stay here, try the restaurant over the road - Taprobana, one of the best curries in Sri Lanka so far and the owner is great too.
One exception to the staff was the pool guy, who was really friendly and helped with croc spotting in the lake!
- 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