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Hotel Lake Side Tourist Inn
Ranked #56 of 77 Tissamaharama B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Basic hotel”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Hotel was booked through our tour company. The rooms were basic and mattress was quite hard but shower was good! We mainly stayed here as a base to go to Yala national park. They were great though in packing our breakfast so we could take it early in the morning when we left for Safari. Not a bad stay at all, just not our best during the whole trip.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We arrived as whoever was next door began to party!
Loud music and singing late into the night.
To be fair Sri Lanka was still in the throes of New Year Celebrations so we couldnt complain too much and since we were pretty exhausted at the end of each day whilst touring - we slept okay anyway!

The rooms were average - nothing special, the pool was lovely, the food absolutely fine but the cleanliness was a bit under par.

We were on a budget tour so for one night all we needed was a bed, hot water and food.

Nothing special but a good location for the safari we went on the next day at Yala.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

We came to this place because of our driver that booked this hotel.

Apparently every driver is taking their customer to this place. the cash back must be pretty high since the hotel offers really poor accommodation.

The swimming pool was almost ok, the water was just full of chlore.

Hot water was not working so you better rush to the bathroom while you still feel hot, we waited for like an hour with AC on and it was too cold to get a shower!

Overall, we didn't have a pleasant stay, and the staff was half nice and smiling and half very unfriendly.


Bonus: if you arrive before lunch, the buffet is really tasty and only 450 roupees.
The diner is way overpriced and just OK

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

This hotel is basic but clean with a lovely swimming pool and close to Yala and across from the lake.
The staf here are excellent and are very helpful, this is a great hotel for a 1/2 night stay.
Good Value and Good Food clean rooms i would stay again.
And had a superb safari driver

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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South Sudan
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

With Short Notice even though it is high occupancy & busy time in Tissa Lake Side Hotel arrange nice comfortable lovely rooms, friendly staff (Front Office Dinesh & the Manager) also arrange very excellent Yala trip wow it was amazing forget to get drivers name but he was so professional

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Tienen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed here for 1 night to go to Yala.
We just hated it! The rooms are ok, very dated and basic but clean.
We could not be in the hotel for 5 minutes without being disturbed. They all wanted to offer us safaris, transport, dinner,... They even knocked at our door or followed us outside. Don't stay here!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights so we could take a full day safari trip.
The hotel rooms are plain but good with hot water if you wait long enough. It has a pool which is really nice on hot days. Restaurant staff was not always nice, giving us a feeling we had to rush our dinner they even presented us the bill while we hadn't even finished eating yet and still wanted to order a dessert! The food itself was good.
For our safari they did give us a breakfast package, although this was a bit plain..
You have to pay for Wifi (50 LRK for 2 hours).

It is a nice stay, to meet other travelers and from which you can go on safari but 1/2 two days is more than enough.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Lake Side Tourist Inn
Address: Akurugoda, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
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Ranked #56 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Tissamaharama
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Hotel Lake Side Tourist Tissamaharama
Hotel Lake Side Tourist Inn Sri Lanka/Tissamaharama

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