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Gaga Bees Yala

Gaga Bees Sandagirigama, Tissamaharama 82600 Sri Lanka
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#4 of 43 small hotels in Tissamaharama
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Gaga Bees Yala is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Tissamaharama, offering a quirky environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Close to some of Tissamaharama's most popular landmarks, such as Tissa Dagoba (2.0 mi) and Yatala Wehera (2.7 mi), Gaga Bees Yala is a great destination for tourists.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, and Gaga Bees Yala makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Chinese restaurants, including Chef Lady Restaurant, The flavors restaurant, and Hot Spot, all of which are a short distance from Gaga Bees Yala.

Enjoy your stay in Tissamaharama!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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Mosquito net
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Aurelie wrote a review Mar 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates25 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a memorable stay at Gaga Bees Yala. This was our last stop in Sri Lanka after a week moving around the country, and what a perfect place to end our holiday in a peaceful and relaxing way. We stayed 2 nights at this beautiful lodge and did a 7-hour safari, booked and arranged by the Gaga Bees team. We highly recommend the lodge, the team is extremely welcoming and friendly, the accommodations are comfortable and the cuisine is delicious. Thank you so much to Dinesh and team for an unforgettable experience!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Tabitha S wrote a review Mar 2024
Pembrokeshire20 contributions14 helpful votes
What a gorgeous place! We had a lovely warm welcome to this little piece of paradise. The mud hut rooms and setting are just incredible and unforgettable. They also helped me book a safari and we had an excellent time. Thanks again. Would highly recommend, this is a really special place. Xxx
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Danilo D wrote a review Dec 2023
Palolem, India7 contributions4 helpful votes
The Staff is smiling and helpful, however the room hasn’t been cleaned during the stay and there was a mouse in the room, which made us uncomfortable and we decided to leave in advance. I wouldn’t recommend as other options are cheaper and cleaner than this one even if they are close to the jungle.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mervyn and Hansi wrote a review Sept 2023
Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka17 contributions1 helpful vote
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A different experience compared to most other hotels in Sri Lanka. Their chalets are made out of clay and dried coconut leaves which gives a cooler feeling inside. There were not many amenities inside the room except for towels and soap. The entire property is faced a paddy field which looks very picturesque. The staff is nice and friendly. They have an ala-carte menu and their food is quite decent. There is a public pool available. Overall, it's quite good for a short stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Watch put for tiny insects inside the room as the roof is made out of dried coconut leaves and...
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Julie T wrote a review Sept 2023
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We stayed at Gaga Bees for one night to go to Yala early the next morning. The hut was super comfortable and the overall vibe of the place was really relaxed and friendly. The swimming pool was great and very welcome in the heat! Our guide for Yala wanted to pick us up at 5:30 in the morning and getting up to make us coffee and a packed breakfast was no problem for the hosts. We had a lovely stay there and would definitely recommend it : )
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Date of stay: August 2023
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siddhiganatra96 wrote a review Sept 2023
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One of the best places we have stayed in Sri Lanka. We were two girls and felt very safe and looked after. The food is simply fantastic. Staff is so warm - Dilan, Dula, Lakhmal were the kindest. Special shout-out to Nayana - the owner of the property who’s so warm and caring towards her guests. Would definitely add this to a Sri Lankan trip again. Very reasonable too. Please do not miss having the Sri Lankan meal here. It’s the best I’ve had so far.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Iris H wrote a review Jul 2023
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No service, difficult discussion with staff, manager not available. Staff does not know how to run a hotel and provide a decent service. When we arrived, the staff seemed to be surprised, told us they were fully booked ( we have seen only two other couples) gave us a cabin telling us the additional bed in there would be an upgrade even though we had booked just such a cabine. No housekeeping , only one towel, broken haidryer, ac made annoying sounds, staff was helpless so we had to look after it ourselves, equipment as described in booking was almost completely not provided. No housekeeping, frogs in sink and toilet (cute yet unprofessional). Breakfast box for safari was two buttered toasts, one boiled egg, two sausages, one banana, no drink (we had booked nights including breakfast so this was a bad deal). Breakfast on day of departure was fruit, juice, sandwich. Tea only on explicit request. Menu on the veranda does not show the actual dishes available. No housekeeping. Far far far too expensive for what you get. We had the impression the lads working therewere being left alone with the service and had no experience or were not very ambitious. Manager was never available. Tried to contact the hotel beforehand via mail on behalf of safari booking but mailadress is not working. Communication is a serious problem. I am surprised since previous feedbacks are so positive. Sorry for this very negative one.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Jelle v wrote a review Feb 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
We had an amazing time here. The staff is incredibly friendly and it’s impossible to believe they pull this off with just the three of them. The place also looks amazing with the view on the rice fields!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Cocomimi2020 wrote a review Feb 2023
227 contributions64 helpful votes
Beautifully located lodge. The small detached bungalows are equipped with 2 seats overlooking the beautiful garden and overlooking the rice fields. Beautifully furnished with natural stone bathroom. Sensational infinity pool for a cool down after the safari also with terrific view. The two staff members are incredibly friendly and helpful. In addition, the cuisine is remarkable. Everything is freshly prepared. We ate every single meal. Thqnk you for this memorable experience.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Tan wrote a review Apr 2022
Singapore, Singapore91 contributions12 helpful votes
Beautiful, quiet place right next to a paddy field where we are greeted by a cat, cattle, peacocks, squirrels and magpies! The pool is a great retreat after a full day in an offroad jeep at Yala National Park. Breakfast was very good, we are asked how we like our eggs done, and we had lunches and dinners there during our entire stay of 3nights too! Dula and Gummy took good care of us, being readily available and yet giving us privacy and let us rest on our own. Power cuts happened when we were here and Dula was very apologetic for the inconveniences, none her fault, but we have already read the news about the country’s fuel crisis and problems, so we brought our own lamps and torches. She has lamps on standby should you need one. Thumbs up, to the beautiful family and all their friendly staff, for everything.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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£64 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceTissamaharama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaga Bees Yala
Which popular attractions are close to Gaga Bees Yala?
Nearby attractions include Tissa Wewa (2.2 miles), Tissa Dagoba (2.0 miles), and Bundala birds paradise (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaga Bees Yala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gaga Bees Yala?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaga Bees Yala?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaga Bees Yala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yala Peace Cottage Restaurant, Chef Lady Restaurant, and Smoky Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gaga Bees Yala?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Gaga Bees Yala?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Dewalaya (8.7 miles).