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“Lovely view over the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Wind Hotel

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Lake Wind Hotel
Ranked #26 of 73 Tissamaharama B&B and Inns
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“Lovely view over the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Stayed only one night as part of our trip around Sri Lanka. Reading other comments I think we must have had the deluxe room. Our driver arranged all the accommodation so unsure how much he paid. Good hotel, great restaurant and attentive, friendly staff. The set dinner menu was excellent and I could not fault them. As we had a driver the location wasn't a big deal. I quite liked the location but you would be restricted if you wanted to eat outside of the hotel.
We were 2 adults and 1 x 3yr old child. Lovely view and great safari had to Yala.
Would recommend this place.

Room Tip: Yala of course
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I like this hotel near lake friendly staff.u can book the safari but you have to tell them when u checked in they will arrange you the Breakfast to enjoy during safari..nice hotel i recommend they have nice chicken soup.. room quality is ok for money you pay i stayed only one day went with my friends to yala safari.this place is highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

We only stayed at the Lake Wind Hotel for one night whilst back packing around Sri Lanka, there were 2 room options and I would strongly suggest going for the better of the two as the view over Lake Tissa from the balcony, the air conditioning, amazing shower and in room fridge were definitely worth the extra.
The best feature of this hotel is the owner and his staff who were very helpful and attentive during our stay of only 1 night. Our next point of interest was Sinharaja rainforest so required a taxi, the owner spent a couple of hours phoning around to get us a good price which he was unable to accomplish, so he personally drove us the 2.5hrs across the island himself in the company of his sister for which we will always be extremely grateful.

Others have commented on the price being higher than expected, I would say that this is down to it being of a much higher standard.

Room Tip: Opt for the deluxe room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

The rooms are clean and well laid out. The deluxe rooms offer excellent views of the lake and is ideal for relaxing. The bathrooms are also very modern while the beds were very comfortable.
Food is average but is well over priced. You could get an extensive buffet at a good hotel for the same price. The service of the waiters could improve.
But this place has some of the best owners who really take care you well.
Overall could recommend this place.

Room Tip: Try to get a deluxe room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

we stayed in a budget room with fan and a/c on the lower floor for 3000Rs. the staff was really nice and helpful. the clean room had a little veranda with a nice view of the lake, a tv and hot water. the tv is not really necessary, the money would have been better invested in an upgrade of the appliances in the bathroom with are a bit rusty already. we feel a bit bad for the nice owner, since the hotel has some good features but there's already many things that should be upgraded. there's some "deluxe" rooms upstairs for 6000Rs which seem ok. the restaurant lacks character, even though it has a nice view.
we would definitely stay there again, but the place doesn't live up to standart it would like to have.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Darfur, Sudan via Charlotte, NC, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

Lake Wiind is a bit non-descript. There's was nothing to really complain about, but nothing excelled. It had a view of the Lake. So what? It was just water, nothing special about it. But it was scenic enough - from the window. If you stepped out onto the terrace, there was a lot going on on the ground that wasn't very eye-pleasing. And the buildings on either side gave the appearance of being in the middle of a bad US neighborhood.

I'm not sure why people think it's a good drop off point for Yala; surely there are closer hotels.

The room was large and moderately clean. (Seems that SL is not the place to find "spotless") Again, the lights were so dim that you couldn't really see too much. Bed was OK and got a comfortable night's sleep, but my peace of mind would've been relaxed with a mosquito net!

It was comfortable enough and quiet enough. So, one could probably do worse. But one could probably do better.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Stayed here on my way to Kataragama, rooms are clean, uncluttered with cable TV and A/C.
Rooms had a great view of the lake, which had over 15 species of birds in and around it.
Breakfast was good yet the dinner was alright, and could use more variety. It does not offer many leisure activities, however this was not necessary since we had so many places to visit in Kataragama and were knackered when we returned.
Staff was polite and very helpful. This hotel is a nice place for a brief stay when you want to go on a safari or to visit the places of worship nearby.

Room Tip: Must ask for a room with a view of the lake, preferably on the first floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Lake Wind Hotel
Address: 27 Court Road | Punchi Akurugoda, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Tissamaharama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Wind Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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