The welcome was warm and efficient, however our 'superior' room was very disappointing. It was very grubby, especially the bathroom. The problem was, we think, being in the older part of the hotel. It had not been decorated or refurbished for many a year. The yellowy, faded shower curtain summed up the lack of quality. In its favour, everything worked okay, however when you have booked a 'superior' room you do expect certain standards. There is a much newer wing with probably much nicer rooms. The hotel seemed very quiet so why one asks not place guests in those probably nicer rooms?
The setting by the lake is delightful, with a swimming pool/decking area overlooking the lake. The restaurant room is okay, with the choice of a few outside tables. The evening buffet was of the same vein, just about okay, a reasonable choice and reasonable quality but certainly not 'good'. Why were so many dishes at best lukewarm? Breakfast was similarly 'okay' though the bread/croissant/pastry section was poor with very little choice.
Overall not an inspiring hotel and certainly not an inspiring choice. A pity as with its location, it has the potential, with the right management and investment, to be very, very good.
- 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
- Ekho Safari Hotel Sri Lanka/Tissamaharama