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Serene Park
Ranked #11 of 70 Tissamaharama B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“What a location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed in this beautiful guest house over Christmas and enjoyed every minute. It is set almost like an island in the middle of paddy fields, on the edge of Tissa Wewa lake with views of the local Dagoba. We loved sitting out on the terrace watching the local wildlife.

The rooms of are an exceedingly high quality - much higher than most guest houses in Sri Lanka. We particularly appreciated the properly sealed and/or netted windows meaning that we spent a rare night without needing a mosquito net over the bed. We also loved the strong, hot-water showers. The rooms are newly built, very clean and have lovely high ceilings meaning they stay nice and cool, although they also have a/c if needed.

The food was also of excellent quality - particularly the breakfasts (all the regular stuff plus hoppers and AMAZING coconut, sugar pancakes - delicious!).

This was one of our favourite places during our whole trip to Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful small hotel in a middle of a rice filed.
All new. Very clean, specious room nice bathroom.
Stayed for 1 night before going to Yala safari. The wonderful owner woke up at 4:30 am and cooked us take away brakefast so we can be in the safari at 5 am.
Would defenitly come back.
the nice owner even invited us to coffe and fruits after the safari- after we checked out.
You won't regret going there. Love it 100%.

  • Stayed December 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

This little cosy hotel is surrounded by ricefields .It's a lovely small hotel where we felt at home immediately when we arrived. The manager and his family do you make feel good and have a great hospitality.
Everyone who do not like big hotels will feel himself as at home.
The rooms are basic , clean with comfortable beds and have AC.
Also the food they offer is high quality.
A very good situated hotel either.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

My fiance and i stayed here for one night. The rooms are HUGE and of a very very high standard. Beautifully spacious with a lovely bathroom. What makes this place even better is the food, al of which is grown and cooked on site, Jaga is very proud of this and so he should be, a lovely man who is happy to help and chat..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here for one night. The hotel was spotlessly clean, the room was large and modern, the food was good and breakfast the next morning included fruit from the trees surrounding us. Lovely location, quiet and comfortable.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

We loved the place in the middle of the paddyfields. Jagath tries hard to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. He provides fruits and vegetables from his land. The Eastern curries are really tasty and well prepared. Every night different dishes. Jagath has arranged our safari in Yala National Park. The rooms are clean and spacious. The surrounding paddyfields gives your stay a special atmosphere. The Sri Lankan breakfast was the best we have had in Sri Lanka. We really could recommand this place! Also the children loved it very much!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and had an enjoyable stay. The property feels a little unfinished (2nd floor not yet built, rooms lacking finished wiring) but the room was spacious and comfortable and suited our purposes completely. The bathroom was also nicely kitted out. The location as others have noted was lovely, set amongst paddy fields that were being harvested when we were there. It's also set off from the large tank (lake) which makes for great views and was really vibrant with local tourists who stopped there on their travels. Jagath the owner was lovely and accommodating, preparing very early breakfasts before we went out on safaris. He also does dinner and more comfortably timed breakfasts, though we didn't initially realise this as it wasn't mentioned. Breakfast on our last day was great so definitely take him up on the food as the offerings in the town aren't so great. Since we left, he's also been incredibly helpful in helping us track down ceramics and so we're really grateful.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Serene Park
Address: 3 1 / 2, Lake Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 70 B&Bs / Inns in Tissamaharama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Serene Park 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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