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  Average price (weeknight): £208
  Average price (weekend night): £47

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Elephant Reach - Yala - Building
1
7.1 Good (318 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Elephant Reach in Tissamaharama, you'll be 1.3 mi (2 km) from Kirinda Temple and 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Tissa Lake. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb hotel with great staff and delicious food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delicious food. Friendly staff. Good location for safari. Nice pool.
7.0 Good
Pros: Nice pool. Beautiful house. Friendly manager.
Cons: Room does not have a wifi. There is a lot of staff, you can not relax in peace. Hotel is really beautiful, but in this town there is nothing, except Yala park.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Everything is good just except the shower water system. The temperature of water is not constantly. Probably it is a little over used needs restore new one.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had an excellent stay at elephant reach There was absolutely nothing I could say to fault the place The staff were particularly attentive, and it started with the manager showing us to our room and giving us a wonderful talk about the amazing rare trees that are dotted around the beautifully maintained grounds. We were treated just how you would want to be treated in a hotel. (Like u exist and not just a room number ) continuously asked if we needed anything and nothing was too much trouble! Room service was excellent and the food was also pretty good, one of the 3 evenings we had the buffet dinner and it was fantastic value and plentiful. One evening we were lead to a candle lit table outside! Laundry service was fast and it was about 30 minutes away from the national park where we had an excellent day and saw leopards bears and elephants!
Cons: It was faultless
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel with lovely staff. We had a mishap due to my wife double booking. But the staff helped us immediately. Imtias at the front desk was very helpful. Comfy chalets, delicious food and nice chef. Special appreciation to staff always with a smile and helpful. Close to national park.
6.0 Good
Pros: Excellent welcome and friendly staff. Nice to relax in the pool.
Cons: Poorly presented menu and an odd breakfast that included 13 bread options.
Hotel Tamarind Tree - Yala - Building
2
8.6 Excellent (156 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tissamaharama, HOTEL TAMARIND TREE is in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Tissa Lake and Yatala Dagoba. Featured amenities include express check-in, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: All well
Cons: nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice big room with fridge and tea/coffee. Pool area was lovely. Breakfast was ok.
Cons: Outside lights illuminate ground floor rooms making it hard to sleep.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The pool was lovely and the location of the hotel was good to do the safari in Yala National Park.
Cons: For what you get the food was way too expensive and lots of the listed things where not available. Luckily close by is a restaurant called Lady Chef which we highly recommend.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Engaged staff. Well maintained facilities. Breakfast was fine. Small hotel so there are some limitations but absolutely fine for a short stay.
Cons: The temperature in the shower was a bit hit and miss.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: good location to do the safari in Yala National Park, big and clean room, nice pool, friendly staff
Cons: /
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice place, quiet and friendly staff. The pool was clean and nice.
Cons: The breakfast for the safari, was to poor and to expensive.
The Yala Adventure - Yala - Building
3
8.7 Excellent (43 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Yala Adventure in Tissamaharama, you'll be 5 mi (8 km) from Tissa Lake and 5.4 mi (8.8 km) from Yatala Dagoba. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It was our first experience of staying in such a place and it was successful. The comfortable bungalows with all amenities are located in a picturesque area next to National Yala park. It is a perfect place for those who want to be in tune with nature.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is really nice and I loved the quietness. The view to the lake is also amazing and I would have stayed longer watching in from the swimming pool. The food is really good and they use their own vegetables from their garden. The Sri Lanka curry is just amazing. The fresh fruit juices a must. The staff was so nice that they always prepared roti for me knowing that I love it so much.
Cons: Nothing, it was perfect
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The pool overlooking the lake was beautiful. The organic gardens, seated areas and glamping tents were all perfect too. The staff were incredibly helpful and kind, taking their time to show us all of the different fruits, birds and even wild buffalo which were on the lake.
Cons: Don’t expect to get any WiFi signal here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff was helpful and polite, room was chic and clean.
Cons: The food was pricey and not very good.
7.1 Good
Pros: The room was spacious and clean.
Cons: The location is very far from anything and it’s not easy to get around. We tried to book safari to yala through hotel but the price was 3 times higher than regular ones. We had to take a taxi to city to arrange our visit, which was a hassle because hotel is far. It seemed that hotel try to take advantage of its remoteness to sell higher safari packages.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff were all brilliant and always there if you needed anything. The pool is lush and we enjoyed bird spotting down by the lake. We also enjoyed our sunset kayak ride with the manager there. Unfortunately although we had a full day safari we only saw one elephant and a few crocs, wild boar and Sri Lankan monkeys. We did see lots of different birds though and Yala Park is very beautiful.
Cons: The lighting in the bedroom could be improved as too dark to read in there. Meals quite expensive and a bit too far out from anywhere
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the tents, super cosy clean and well set up. The pool is amazing and there is such an amazing ambiance in the bush, highly recommend for those looking to unwind
Cons: The food wasn’t the best I’ve had but passable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything, amazing
Cons: please more shade by the amazing pool, and please move AC unit or bed in tents to other side to decrease the noise.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful and helpful staff!
Cons: Too many bugs in the air
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was lovely. We stayed in one of the tented rooms, which was very comfortable. Good bed and aircon. overall it was a very pleasant place to stay away from the hustle and bustle. A simple resort with a lovely pool and great food, cooked freshly and most vegetables from their own garden. The staff were very helpful. The gardens were lovely with lots of birds and other creatures.
Cons: Tent was a bit worn and grass needed mowing but this also added a bit to the rustic charm of the place. They could also use some shade near the pool, although while we were there it was rather windy, so umbrellas would have blown away.
Sanoga Holiday Resort - Yala - Bedroom
4
8.8 Excellent (63 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: First of all, they should open a restaurant! We had the best food in Sri Lanka. The hotel is cosy and clean, the room was very spacious and the family took so much care of us. They also arranged our safari and it was amazing. They have been doing it for more than 20 years and they know so much about it.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant family, fantastic food (Dinner and breakfast). The room is nice and quiet. We organise the safari trough them and it was great. I would reccomend to only do half day ones as we did the full day and the afternoon got very long!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room is nice, Clean and Comfortable .. Dinner Was Super. They organized the safari tour for us It is amazing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Stayed one brief night but great location to access Yala national park. We arranged our safari with the host and had an amazing time. The host was kind enough to drop us at the bus station in tissa so we could continue on our journey.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect...
Cons: Nothing ..
7.0 Good
Pros: The hospitality was wonderful and the hosts are so nice. We took the safari tour with ranji and didn't regret it. He has alot of experience and he know the pathran of the animels.
Cons: Broken toilet and the breakfast wasn't rich. Be aware that the rooms are inside the house.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: + The family is very welcoming and helpful with safaris and onward transportation. We loved the dinner of rice and curry, though there are other options if you prefer. Room was clean, large, and cool, with both a/c and fan. we loved our stay
Cons: Nothing...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect! The Family is really kind and they help you in everything you need! We also had dinner there (rise&curry) and it was delicious! They arrange safari to Yala as well! We highly recommend to spend one of more nights here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was Perfect .. They arranged the Best Tour to Yala National park. We saw leopards ,Elephant and others.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The owners were really nice and kind to us. We also booked our Yala National Park Safari by the owner and he personally took us on the trip. He’s going to the park for 22 years now so knows it very well and we saw lots of animals including the leopard! Great place near the lake and its very quiet. A/c was not working but there was also a fan which was perfect.
Wewa Addara - Yala - Building
5
9.0 Excellent (50 reviews)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very calming environment Friendly staff Excellent food
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dilipa our host was fantastic, always there to help with all our needs... good food prepared specially for us. The location is perfect for someone who wants to take a few days to relax. Sit on the patio looking at the lake. I highly recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good meals, room is very comfortable, natural view and supportive staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place very good staff room car park is good
Cons: Room hot worter staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Love the view. Good hospitality.
5.8 Okay
Cons: staff don't have proper idea about how to treat a guest. no welcome drink provided, NO DRINKING WATER PROVIDED, no soap provided in bathroom, couldn't get chance to use the kitchen as they agreed.
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: Has a oky view
Cons: The room is very and clean the beds and that holds stink the mattresses have stains all over

Best rooms in Yala

Hotel Tamarind Tree - Yala - Building
1
8.6 Excellent (156 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tissamaharama, HOTEL TAMARIND TREE is in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Tissa Lake and Yatala Dagoba. Featured amenities include express check-in, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: All well
Cons: nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice big room with fridge and tea/coffee. Pool area was lovely. Breakfast was ok.
Cons: Outside lights illuminate ground floor rooms making it hard to sleep.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The pool was lovely and the location of the hotel was good to do the safari in Yala National Park.
Cons: For what you get the food was way too expensive and lots of the listed things where not available. Luckily close by is a restaurant called Lady Chef which we highly recommend.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Engaged staff. Well maintained facilities. Breakfast was fine. Small hotel so there are some limitations but absolutely fine for a short stay.
Cons: The temperature in the shower was a bit hit and miss.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: good location to do the safari in Yala National Park, big and clean room, nice pool, friendly staff
Cons: /
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice place, quiet and friendly staff. The pool was clean and nice.
Cons: The breakfast for the safari, was to poor and to expensive.
Elephant Reach - Yala - Building
2
7.1 Good (318 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Elephant Reach in Tissamaharama, you'll be 1.3 mi (2 km) from Kirinda Temple and 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Tissa Lake. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb hotel with great staff and delicious food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delicious food. Friendly staff. Good location for safari. Nice pool.
7.0 Good
Pros: Nice pool. Beautiful house. Friendly manager.
Cons: Room does not have a wifi. There is a lot of staff, you can not relax in peace. Hotel is really beautiful, but in this town there is nothing, except Yala park.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Everything is good just except the shower water system. The temperature of water is not constantly. Probably it is a little over used needs restore new one.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had an excellent stay at elephant reach There was absolutely nothing I could say to fault the place The staff were particularly attentive, and it started with the manager showing us to our room and giving us a wonderful talk about the amazing rare trees that are dotted around the beautifully maintained grounds. We were treated just how you would want to be treated in a hotel. (Like u exist and not just a room number ) continuously asked if we needed anything and nothing was too much trouble! Room service was excellent and the food was also pretty good, one of the 3 evenings we had the buffet dinner and it was fantastic value and plentiful. One evening we were lead to a candle lit table outside! Laundry service was fast and it was about 30 minutes away from the national park where we had an excellent day and saw leopards bears and elephants!
Cons: It was faultless
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel with lovely staff. We had a mishap due to my wife double booking. But the staff helped us immediately. Imtias at the front desk was very helpful. Comfy chalets, delicious food and nice chef. Special appreciation to staff always with a smile and helpful. Close to national park.
6.0 Good
Pros: Excellent welcome and friendly staff. Nice to relax in the pool.
Cons: Poorly presented menu and an odd breakfast that included 13 bread options.