Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama Sri Lanka, The Deep South
Located in central Tissa, just 30 minutes’ drive from the main entrance of Yala National Park, this conveniently placed hotel is great place from which to explore the spectacular wildlife of the South East. The Safari, which has a relaxed and rustic ambience, offers a good value base with stunning views over the ancient Tissa Lake.
There are a total of 50 rooms available, split into 47 Deluxe Rooms and 3 Suite rooms. The Deluxe Rooms are comfortable and spacious and are decorated in warm and inviting neutral colours. Each room has a view over the beautiful Lake Tissa. Suites are a great option for families, with a double bedroom and lounge/dining room area large enough to accommodate 2 extra beds.
Guests can spot a wide variety of exotic wild birds and animals from the sun lounging area which can be found next to the hotel’s large outdoor pool. Early morning boat trips on the lake can also be organised through the hotel for those keen bird watchers. The hotel restaurant serves both a la carte and buffet options, with both Sri Lankan and Western Classics. Guests can choose to dine indoors or al fresco. The staff are very friendly and willing to help.
Yala National Park, Bundalla National Park, and Kataragama monastery are all within a half hour drive from The Safari.
Comfort - This is our lead in category. There will generally be a no frills approach and while some will be characterful, some will do exactly what it says on the tin - provide a clean, comfortable and good value place to spend the night. These places are normally 3* hotels.
- Child Friendly
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Television in the rooms
Good setting by the lake. Friendly & helpful staff. One of my daughters left a couple of special blouses hanging in the wardrobe at The Safari - two days later, they were returned to her at Buckingham Place. Not fully clear about the detail, but someone at one of the hotels knew someone at the other who knew someone who lived locally etc. - wouldn't have happened in UK!
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We were very grateful to our travel advisors Nick and Sam Clark to have suggested some of the places we stayed at which were excellent