Ajith Safari Lodge
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7.3
Very good
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7.1
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Very good location
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  • Base Hospital Debarawewa100 m
  • Horizon Medicl Service210 m
  • Archaeology Museum850 m
  • Yatala Wehera920 m
  • Tissamaharama Bus Station2.32 km
  • Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary2.58 km
  • Tissa Lake2.7 km
  • Tissa Dagoba2.7 km
  • Tissa town2.7 km
  • Weerawila Airport4.94 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Ajith Safari Lodge

    414/A, Debarawewa, Tissamaharama, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka, 82600 - See map
    "A great hotel value for money and cleanliness."
    velrajan - May 5, 2016
    Very good cleanliness
    7.8 rating for cleanliness
    Very good comfort
    7.2 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Garden

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    Value for money score
    7.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.8/10
    Room comfort score
    7.2/10
    Location score
    7.1/10
    Better than
    94
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.7
    Distance to city center1.5 km
    Location rating7.1
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport4.9 km

    Rooms available at Ajith Safari Lodge

    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Deluxe Double or Twin
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Double
    Deluxe Double
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Triple
    Deluxe Triple
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Standard Double with Fan
    Standard Double with Fan
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Agoda Reviews (22)Booking.com Reviews (6)
    7.3
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    10
    Cleanliness7.8
    Facilities4.7
    Location7.1
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service7.2
    Value for money7.7
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (7)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (4)
    6-7 Good (5)
    <6 Below Expectation (5)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (4)
    Jun - Aug (2)
    Sep - Nov (9)
    Dec - Feb (7)
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    6.4
    Good
    Udaya from United Arab Emirates
    Family with young children
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Good”

    Hotel is good but the room amenities like there is no water bottle and glass at least should be.

    Reviewed September 08, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Rafal from Poland
    Couple
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Very clean”

    Clean, a little hot room

    Reviewed July 22, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    velrajan from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    A good - Very clean!!!”

    A great hotel value for money and cleanliness. Stopped over for a Safari With a family of 6. Fairly new hotel / lodge. Mostly used by safari goers for a stop over and they do a safari with Ajith. Ajith and his lovely wife prepared breakfast for the early morning safari. Overall we had a comfortable stay. If you need anything just ask, they will help you out! Enjoy Safari!!!

    Reviewed May 05, 2016
    4.0
    Tanya from Sri Lanka
    Group
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Missing basic amenities”

    Decent room

    They had no hot water and when we complained the response was that the solar panels were not working. In the end we had to have cold showers. The rooms had been newly constructed and had not been cleaned properly. The bathrooms were dusty and you could tell that construction was still ongoing. The bathrooms also had no hooks or railings so there was no where to hang your clothes/towels etc.

    Reviewed December 27, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Francis from Canada
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Very clean little hotel. Great deal for short stay”

    Clean.

    One night.

    Reviewed April 30, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Fiona from Australia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

    Basic Accommodation but Value for Money”

    Price, Food and Room

    Stayed 2 nights to do the safari. In all honesty wished we'd only stayed 1. Arrive the night before do the safari and then move on to your next location. No TV's in room and not much to do in the area other than the safari. After the safari we spent the afternoon in the room on the internet! Only decent place to eat was the lodge. Rooms clean, tidy and spacious. Can't fault the rooms or the price. Food was nice too.

    Reviewed April 28, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Richard from China
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Triple
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    good guesthouse for one night before safari”

    good location and nice staffs and price is ok

    the host is good to refund money cause they don't have air condition room. staffs are nice.

    Reviewed April 24, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    Liang from China
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Nice to stay”

    good arrangement of safari
    Reviewed January 02, 2015
    4.7
    Felson from Malaysia
    Group
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    clean but not a good experience”

    clean, new and bad staff performance

    It was nice to stay in this hotel, clean and new. Overall the stay is good but the main purpose to come yala because of the safari and the staff will expect you will take their safari package as well. If you're budgeted, please don't stay here because their attitude will changed when you tell them you're not with their safari. We're travel budgeted and we choose others package and they're very unhappy and we're trapped during early morning when we had to go to safari tour. The first thing when they saw us want to go other people's safari, not a greeting but is check out time is 11am. Then we direct check out early morning at 6am. We pay and he say nothing and we left. Such a not professional business attitude. If you want to get hotel and safari with them, then stay here, if not got to others. Many hotel out there.

    Reviewed December 23, 2014
    2.0
    Damitha from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Worst Stay Ever”

    The whist stay of my life so far. We had to carry or luggage by our selves two floors to reach to our room without any assistance from the staff. The air conditioner didn't work on the first night and the room was air tight. We reserved or room on BB basisBut the owner refused to prepare our breakfast at 6 am since we didn't hire one of his vehicle for the safari. My advice to AGODA is to remove this hotel from there list as this place doesn't deserve publicity. THE OWNER IS EXTREMELY RUDE.

    Reviewed December 11, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    justin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 1 night in October 2014

    One pleasant night”

    Cleanliness, great room, good food
    Reviewed November 03, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Macin from China
    Couple
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in October 2014

    A Good place to explore Yala, Bundala parks ”

    Friendly, helpful, good base for yala safari

    This was a really lovely place to stay, the rooms were very clean and comfortable with great AC. The staff are very friendly and will help to organize tours to Yala or anything else that you need. I thoroughly recommend staying here if you get the chance. (Great food as well!)

    Reviewed October 04, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SheZ from Netherlands
    Couple
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Very comfortable place.. Great find..”

    comfy beds,safari service,clean modern rooms

    My boyfriend and I stayed at Ajith Safari Lodge for two nights and had an amazing time, thanks to the hospitality skills of the owner, Ajith. As we arrived during the low season, we were immediately greeted drinks - a much needed treat after a long journey. The rooms were very clean and modern and set in a beautiful setting - no complaints. The main reason for staying at Ajith's Lodge was to visit Yala Ntional Park. Ajith booked and arranged our safari to Yala, something I would recommend to other residents staying at Lodge. It was the highlight of the trip and thanks to our driver's experience we saw a group of leopards alongside a whole host of birds and animals. A fantastic stay!

    Reviewed September 29, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carolien from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    The best days ever!!”

    Safari Tours, Lodge, National aprks

    This was a great Lodge - the rooms were very clean, spacious and it's in a good location, we easily walked into town. What makes it so great though is Ajith, the owner. He is so enthusiastic about making your stay unforgettable. We enjoyed his company and conversations and ended up having him drive us to Tangalle after our safari trip. He got us there safely and found another nice guesthouse for us to stay in there. In Tissa, Ajith arranged for a safari jeep at a good price and my friend and I were fortunate to have the jeep to ourselves. Our safari driver was also fabulous. We saw and learned a lot about Yala with him and were often able to get away from the many other jeeps in the park that morning. The food at the Lodge was lovely, we enjoyed numerous delicious curries for dinner and then a tasty breakfast after our safari. Highly recommend this Lodge and Ajith Safari Tours to who are visiting Yala national park.

    Reviewed September 27, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chez from Belgium
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Quality yala tours and Brand new hotel”

    Yala safari, Great hosts, Quality rooms

    The room we stayed in (as well as the whole guesthouse) was practically brand new. It was beautifully decorated and included all essential facilities. It was easily the best room we have stayed in during our time in Sri Lanka. Apart from the owner, there was two staff member that we deal with. He was exceptional (very responsive, polite and helpful) as was the service he provided. He organised a safari at Yala National Park for us as well as taking us on a free tour of the town - both of which we really enjoyed and appreciated. I highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed September 23, 2014
    3.7
    Aina from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

    There must be a better place, for sure”

    good wifi

    I was in the Ajith Safari Lodge for two nights, because I wanted to see Tissamaharama and Kataragama. Immediately after I sat at the check-in counter, the manager tried to sell me a safari that I didn't want to Yala, which better blocks were closed at the time I was there. If you want to do a safari, this is one right place to stay (and only to stay), but if not, it is not worth going. They sell the place as a nice accomodation to stay in Tissa, but it is really not. The pictures look really nice in the web, and apparently it is so, but the room was not clean (I had to remove the hair from the previous guest, who had shaved, and all the shelf above the sink was full of little man's hair), and when I turned the fan on I saw hair and dust running all through the place). There were some things missing: if there is not a curtain in the bathroom (which is very usual in Sri Lanka), at least you need a little carpet or something so that you don't wet all the room, right? Besides, there is no hot water. The breakfast was quite awful: the fried egg was a desaster and the toasts were absolutely dry, not to talk about the tea with milk (the tea alone was awful and the milk was powder milk). Regarding the location, the lodge is located in the town next to Tissa, which has absolutely nothing: no restaurants and no supermarket, so you have to go walking or by bus to Tissa (about 3 kilometres and 20 rupees) to eat or buy, or have dinner or lunch in the Ajith, were the food is expensive (600 rupees for a fried rice is a robery) and not very good. In summary, not worth the price you pay. If I ever come back to Tissa, I will definetely look for another accomodation, I'm sure there are cheaper guest houses that can offer better food, better location and better service. The positive thing about the place is that the wifi signal was not arriving at my room (101), so they set a router only for me and the signal was then excellent. This I have to be thankful for.

    Reviewed September 19, 2014
    7.0
    Very good
    AUDE from France
    Couple
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    CONFORT PROPRE ET MODERNE, TOUT FONCTIONNE BIEN.”

    EMPLACEMENT, MODERNITE ET PROPRETE SALLE DE BAIN

    FACILE A TROUVER ET HEUREUSEMENT CAR Y SOMMES ARRIVES LE JOUR DU DERNIER MEETING DE CAMPAGNE ELECTORALE DU PRESIDENT SORTANT! PROPRIETAIRE PROPOSE MAIS NE FAIT PAS LE FORCING POUR VENDRE A TOUT PRIX SA JEEP POUR LE PARC DE YALA... DOMMAGE JUSTE QU'IL N'Y EST AUCUN SYSTEME D'OCCULTATION PREVU POUR LES CHAMBRES (pas de rideaux, stores ni volets)

    Reviewed January 18, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Shehan from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Le meilleur endroit pour séjourner pendant que vou”

    la bonne nourriture , des gens sympas , le meilleur safari!!

    Grand hôtel situé dans près de la ville . Les chambres sont confortables et très propres . Dans le restaurant de l'hôtel la nourriture est bonne . Le personnel est sympathique et toujours disponible . Organiser safari à Yala NP où nous avons vu tous les animaux promis la veille , en particulier les éléphants et les léopards !! Nous avons passé 3 nuits ici et c'était un vrai plaisir de séjourner ici . Hautement recommandé !!!

    Reviewed October 01, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    MEILING from China
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    还算可以”

    食物

    一般般吧

    Reviewed February 25, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alison from China
    Couple
    Standard Double with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in October 2014

    伟大的Wi-Fi ,洁净室”

    伟大的Wi-Fi ,无尘室,舒适的床

    伟大的Wi-Fi ,洁净室,舒适的床,高质量的睡眠有空调。这是一个与特大号床。野生动物园酒店组织,这是非常合理的,伟大的。 我们吃了晚饭在那里,这是很不错的。

    Reviewed October 11, 2014
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