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Hotel 4 U
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Hotel 4 U
Ranked #34 of 89 Tissamaharama B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Set in a tranquil garden surrounded by trees and birdsong. This establishment offers the best budget accommodation in Sri Lanka.

The manager, Sunil, goes out of his way to arrange your transport, pack your breakfast for your Yala picnic, and to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Rooms are very spacious and comes standard with Aircon and hot water. It is quite a distance from town but the location ensures peaceful and quiet nights. A threewheeler to town is around 100 Rupees. It is not hard to find a threewheeler. Just hover around the general dealer next to the hotel and threewheelers will soon offer their services. The busstop is right opposite the hotel. A ride to town is 20 rupees.

If you need transport to or from any place in Sri Lanka, email/phone Sunil for a quote. We found the prices considerably less than any other transport agency.

Only book your Yala tour through Sunil. He has an agreement with the best Yala operator at reasonable fees. Guests in the hotel opposite ours booked their Yala tour through the independant Jeep association and they were not very happy about the service. They also paid double what we paid.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We spent only one night at the hotel. It is good value for money. The rooms were sort of basic, like budget hotels across Sri Lanlka, but large, reasonably comfortable and clean. There was a mosquito net and water kettle in the room. The wi-fi was weak most of the time. The caretaker was nice enough to pack a breakfast for us before we left for the safari at 5 am.

The only drawback was that it was slightly far off from the main stretch of hotels and restaurants. It doesn't matter for the safari as the vehicle picks you up from the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

We spent 1 night here and enjoyed our stay. The hotel has 5 rooms and we were in #2 which was on the side of the building. The room was quite large and very clean, there was a/c and a fan, but no TV. The hotel had a "real" bathroom with a shower curtain which was a nice change since the bathroom wasn't wet all the time. It was also the best shower we had in Sri Lanka - excellent pressure and plenty of hot water.

The breakfast was the standard fare (eggs, toast, tea/coffee) but they also provided fresh fruit which was a nice change. The owner was very friendly and helpful. He provided hot water and bowls so that we could make instant noodles for dinner and he arranged an elephant safari for us (at a lower rate than our driver had offered). The downside is that there's not much around so you'd need a car to drive to restaurants.

We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We were in room #2 which was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

We stayed at Hotel4U just one night, but it was a nice experience.
The room was quite big and clean, had a mosquito net, old and dirty but effective....
We arranged a safari with the Hotel4U, the price was quite high but we didn't have time to look for others options so we trusted him, and we weren't disappointed.
We had our breakfast packed and left the hotel at 5 in the morning, our jeep was the first going trough the gate at Yala, so we enjoyed the park whne was still relatively empty, we saw a lot of animals and birds, the driver was professional and the safari took 5 hours.
The hotel didn't offered dinner but there is a nice resort just across the street where you can have a good rice and curry.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

Stayed there just for one night and left after the Yala safari. Decent guesthouse, friendly administrator. Room and sheets were clean, althought a little run down. A tout for safari was already there, waiting for us and we learned from the manager, that they alert them when they know there are reservations from internet. Got a ok price for the safari (6500LKR for 6hr safari, including the park entrance fee).

Room Tip: bigger number rooms that are closer to receprion get better wifi reception.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

The room and bathroom were very clean and the food in the restaurant was very good.

The guy at the reception was not so good. The hotel and front gate were locked early in the morning, when we were to be picked up for the Bundala NP tour, although we informed the staff of our early departure that day. Looked for keys and luckily found them in kitchen drawer. Payment was not possible with MasterCard or Maestro Card, although advertised. Had to spend cash at a exchange rate a lot worse than the one we had found on oanda. Wifi was turned off from time to time and only out back on on request.
The excuse for teh bad service was "my boss is in England, I'm only doing the job here, and it's not my fault the card system is broken".

Maybe the service is better, when the owner is there himself/herself, it was not good with that employee.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

Very clean rooms with mosquito nets, A/C, wireless everywhere, good prices, great food (try the curry fish), very friendly staff. Just off the main road within walking distance to a few good hotel restaurants as well.

Recommended for a night or two during your Safari trips into Gala.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Kataragama Road, Mahasenpura, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Tissamaharama
Price Range: £22 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel 4 U 1*
Number of rooms: 5
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