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“WOW! the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Tissa Beach Resort
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“WOW! the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Its awesome: great location, friendly staff and beautiful clean rooms. Definitely a MUST if you are down south. And Gurubebila is amazing - good surf, lovely beaches and UNCROWDED. Please also ask for the BEST Tuk Tuk driver: Soma when you are here. He will show you around and NEVER over charge you. Also if you ask he will organise a fresh fish BBQ at his house.

Room Tip: Definitely try to get the ones in the front (Rooms 1-3)
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed 5 nights and extended for 2 such was the tranquility of the Villa Tissa. Located right on the beach away from the hussle of Mirissa the VT a great hideaway. Friendly and obliging staff, clean rooms and a small pool for washing the salt away. Coconuts Surf break 5 mins walk and Rams 5 min tuk-tuk drive as well as Mirissa 10 mins away it's a perfect upmarket stay for the surfer who likes the comforts as well.
Everything can be arranged from the VT by the obliging hosts. Definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

we stayed there for a week
grat location for someone who is looking for a quiet place wth friendly and helpfull staff and with clean rooms. right on the beach and close to surfing spots for beginners at weligama (but not too close). verry recommended for those who are looking for uncrowded, quiet and more down to earth places.

Room Tip: 3 of the 6 rooms are in the fronnt row to the beach and th sweeming pool
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

I really don't need to say anything that the photos don't tell you. Filthy, FILTHY dirty for what they say is $100. Please, please consider whether you think dirt and filth is what you require - there are plenty of other clean and better priced rooms around Welligama. For what it's worth, we had our bill reduced to $50 as the management acknowledged just how bad it was. A shocking, shocking Villa and by far the worst we came accross in Sri Lanka. Go at your peril!

(Visited on the 28th Feb 2013)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Westward Ho, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Just got back from spending two weeks at Villa Tissa.
Pick up from airport took us straight to this lovely villa. Have honestly never felt so relaxed on a holiday. Fresh fruit for breakfast each morning, served with toast, a pot of tea and lovely beaming smiles from Sheldon. Surf right in front of the villa kept my husband and teenage son more than happy or, for a change, a short tuk tuk ride took you to many other breaks. Lovely area with many gorgeous beaches within walking distance, super friendly locals, I really found it so hard to leave!!! Dinner each evening was delicious and plentiful. Other guests very friendly. Staff were so accommodating. Highly recommend this place to all kinds of travellers.

Room Tip: Only six rooms but the front three were definitely by far the best
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

We found this place by accident. Although it was smaller boutique hotel we found it to be very clean and pleasant. It is located close to the beach and has a smaller swimming pool. We reported a couple of suggestions such as installing glass panels to windows (prevent mosquito/insects coming in) and meal portions as there was not any place we could buy food and the owners took the suggestions on boards and stated that plans are already on the way to improve the place and customer satisfaction. We might go there again when we travel Sri Lankan.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed for four nights. We had a lovely time. Arrangements were made efficiently for us to be collected from Colombo International Airport. Likewise, the hotel was able to organise transport into Galle (where we watched the England versus Sri Lanka test match) and to our next port of call on a trip round Sri Lanka. The level of service and the quality of food were excellent. The surroundings are enchanting: it is like a private beach and the experience is novel. Indeed, the crticisms some have made about this place actually reflect its strenghts: Villa Tissa is out of the way and peaceful and it is neither difficult nor expensive to have transport to Galle, Weligama or Marissa. The architexture of the room place is lovely. The rooms are simple, but I have got to say that I received fewer insect bites during the nights I stayed at Villa Tissa than at any of the other four hotels we stayed at during our trip, thanks to the net around the bed. The fan worked effectively and thus we did not miss air conditioning: in fact it was rather pleasant not to have air conditioning. There is no TV, true; however, during our stay a fellow guest needed the internet in order to work and a high speed broadband connection was sorted out in no time whatsoever.

Room Tip: Room 1 was lovely: on the beach front.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark S
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Property: Villa Tissa Beach Resort
Address: No 64 Kadabeddagama, Gurubebila | ., Weligama, Matara 81700, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Weligama
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 94 Speciality Lodging in Weligama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
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