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“Good hotel for going to Yala Park”

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Lake Edge Holiday Inn
Ranked #4 of 77 Tissamaharama B&B and Inns
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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“Good hotel for going to Yala Park”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We needed a hotel to go to Yala national park and found this place on tripadvisor. The good ratings are true in our opinion. We stayed for two nights in very clean and comfortable rooms and the owners are really friendly people. Their tours are the best! Don't go on a tour from one of the guys near the busstop!


A minor drawback was the unmentioned services charges. But would definitely go back to this great place!

Stayed July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stunning location on the lake with free bikes to cycle around.
Staff were nice and helpful, made us breakfast for our safari in the morning. Didn't speak much English but did everything they could to help.
The food was the only problem, was poor so would recommend going out for dinner.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms seem a lot nicer
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Booked this through Agoda, disappointed with Agoda as we needed to book two room, but it would only allow one room to be booked at a time and when we went to book the second room all the cheaper rooms had gone so ended up having to book a much more expensive room, so I was not very happy.

The accommodation was very clean, warm welcome, and catered for all our needs, if not a little slow at times.

We got upgraded for our second room when we arrived, but then asked to move the next night as they had book the room for the next night.

We arranged our safari through a representative that meet us there, and we had a very good time.

Room Tip: aircon rooms are upstairs and a nice size with private balcony
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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wiltshire
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We really liked it here.

From the moment we arrived we felt at home here.
Maiya (?) and her team were so friendly and helpful especially helping us book a safari and providing us with valuable information for getting a bus across Sri Lanka.

The setting is beautiful and good for walking on level ground around the lake which is filled with lilies

Our room was absolutely spotless and the whole place is the cleanest we have stayed at this budget so far. The bathroom has lovely hot showers - brilliant for when you get back from safari all dusty.

The food here was also delicious (try the curry set meal) and you can even get a beer.

We would definitely stay here again if we were in this area

Room Tip: the air conditioned rooms all have great views from the balcony. The non-AC rooms are on the ground...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I stayed at Lake Edge Holiday Inn for 2 nights. The hotel is about 20 kms from Yala National Park and 2 km from Tissamaharama town. The hotel is situated on the edge of a very beautiful lake. The owner and the staff are very hospitable and friendly. There are AC and Non AC rooms available. The rooms were clean and bathroom is spacious and hot water is available round the clock. The rooms on the upper floor has a private balcony. The balcony faces the lake and it is an ideal place to sip coffee and enjoy the view. You should be prepared with insect sprays and other creams as there are a lot mosquitoes in the dinning area and in the balcony after dark. They provided us with decent breakfast. They also packed breakfast for our safari which started at 4 am. The rates are reasonable. There are no TV's in the rooms. WiFi is available but the signal strength is weak. I would recommend this place 1 - 2 day stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a private room with balcony
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We were taken to Lake Edge Inn by our guide and driver in Sri Lanka, Sanath, and this place was a real treat.

As the name suggests, the guest house is situated next to a large lake mostly covered in water lilies, and all around the grounds you feel close to nature.. Monkeys, squirrels, bats, lizards and an amazing array of birds, and apparently there are crocodiles in the lake - how cool is that?! We have been told however that the crocs do not come out to visit guests and that we are safe. We certainly felt safe and were made to feel very welcome by the staff of the inn.

Both days of our stay, the inn was hosting weddings, it was lovely to have a glimpse of the customs of weddings in Sri Lanka.

In spite of being by the lake we did not get bitten by mosquitoes, for some reason.

The rooms were very good, spacious and clean, and the air conditioning kept my temperature regulated!

At Lake Edge Inn, it is the combination of the accommodation, the excellent food, friendly staff and setting in nature that makes it a special place to stay. Very much recommended!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The lodging was certainly set in beautiful surroundings...facing a lake that attracts birdlife, and a morning stroll will yield treasures such as kingfishers, pelicans etc. even fishermen hauling in their catch!

The room itself was spacious and clean, with a veranda that overlooks a bit of the lake. Contact with the staff prior and during the stay was very easy, so eager were they to please. They even welcomed us with a coconut juice on our arrival, and packed a breakfast before we set out on safari.

The room comes equipped with a mozzie net, and a fan...very welcome as the aircon was not very strong, although it was working.

Room Tip: The place is some way from town, so best if you have your own transport
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Lake Edge Holiday Inn
Address: Sandungama Rd, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Tissamaharama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have very clean and comparable rooms at Tissamaharama where Yala National Park is. Our hotel is just in front of the lake. Very nice view. ... more   less 
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