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Ekho Safari Hotel
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Tissamaharama
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very nice and clean hotel. Rooms are high standard, very clean overlooking swimming pool and a nice like. Close to Yala National Park (15 - 20 minutes ride). Swimming pool was nice, reception also very welcoming. Service didnt really speak good English (even in the restaurant) but it wasnt that bad too. At least everyone was nice and smiley. Overall recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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deepal a, General Manager at Ekho Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2014

Thank you very much for your positive comments which are very encouraging to all of us here at the Hotel

With warm regards,

Deepal Amarasinghe.
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The Safari Hotel,
Tissamaharama.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

nice place to rest after a long safari.nice room with view to the lake.buffet dinner with many items.
located just off the reservation.

The price is a bit on the high side but still good value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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deepal a, General Manager at Ekho Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2014

My team joins me in thanking you for your very encouraging comments.

With warm regards,

Deepal Amarasinghe.
General Manager,
The Safari Hotel,
Tissamaharama

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Arrived afternoon and after a quick unpack of essentials went for a dip in the pool then relax looking across the lake. Good service and buffet then to bed for an early rise 5am for jeep safari in the Yala National park. Had an excellent packed lunch. Although a 30 - 45 min drive from the park it's an excellent base

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank eddieMontrose
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deepal a, General Manager at Ekho Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2014

Thank you very much for your comments. Deeply appreciated.

With Warm regards,

Deepal amarasinghe.
General Manager,
The Safari Hotel,
Tissamaharama.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

After travelling down for Kandy (a terrible hole of a place) we were pleasantly surprised at the reception and beauty of the place.

We were staying here for one night to do the yala national park safari the following day. Wish we had booked two nights.

The food was good aswell. Nice buffet style mix. With Sri Lankan dishes.

The pool looks as good as it does in the photo.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank marknkatie
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deepal a, General Manager at Ekho Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2014

Thank you very much for your commendations.

With warm regards,

Deepal Amarasinghe,;general Manager
The Safari Hotel,
Tissamaharama

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Sure, this place costs above average but our experience here was far above average for SL. We found Tissa to be a bit of a hole so after a week of rougher places elsewhere The Safari represented a not-to-be-missed splurge. Some places in SL make out they're top-shelf and fail miserably but not here, they really got everything right.
The staff were great - sharp and efficient - and they were fine about us checking in at 9am after moving from elsewhere. The Safari has a really tranquil, luxurious setting despite the main road being outside and has good bar/pool/service facilities, was very clean with buffet breakfast and dinners on the above-average side for our 3-week trip. A really lovely setting on the wewa and I hope next time we come they are running night-time boat trips.

Room Tip: Away from the pool would be more private/quieter.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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deepal a, General Manager at Ekho Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Thank you very much for your most encouraging comments and look forward to welcoming you once again in the near future.

With warm regards,

Deepal Amarasinghe,
General Manager,
The Safari Hotel,
Tissamaharama.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stayed for a few days just before Christmas. The hotel is on the banks of the Tissa Wewa reservoir. The room and bathroom were immaculate. We were staying on a full board basis and the food was excellent. Packed lunches were very good too. In the evenings it was buffet style but at lunch time we had the choice of buffet or a la carte. Service was excellent and prices for beers and wines were quite reasonable. There is a nice garden with a good clean pool and a boat jetty on the reservoir which teams with fish, large crayfish and the occasional crocodile. Tea and coffee making facilites provided in the rooms, mini bar and a personal safe with air conditioning. Also TV with wide selection of channels and wifi.
Staff were great and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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deepal a, General Manager at Ekho Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

My team joins me in thanking you for your very encouraging comments.

Thank you and warm regards,

Deepal Amarasinghe,
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The Safari Hotel,
Tissamaharama

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Excellant to relax .They make you warmly welcome , extremely comfortable and Treat you in real Sri Lankan Hospitality & Feed you with a Tasty array of food spread fit for a King . The smiles of the front office staff is realy Heart Warming.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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deepal a, General Manager at Ekho Safari Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

Thank you very much for your most encouraging comments and shall endure to make our guests comfortable always.

With warm regards,

Deepal Amarasinghe.
General Manager,
The Safari Hotel,
Tissamaharama.

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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: $37 - $203 (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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