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8.7
Excellent
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8.2
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
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FREE
  • Tissa Lake1.66 km
  • Tissa Dagoba1.66 km
  • Tissa town1.66 km
  • Tissamaharama Bus Station2.22 km
  • Yatala Wehera2.35 km
  • Archaeology Museum2.43 km
  • Horizon Medicl Service3.03 km
  • Base Hospital Debarawewa3.13 km
  • Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary5.09 km
  • Weerawila Airport8.01 km
  • Blue Turtle Hotel

    119/2 Tissa Road (Mahasenpura, Tikiriwewa), Tissamaharama, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka, 82600 - See map
    "We gave them another chance at dinner and they did much better and the food was very good."
    Suzanne - August 28, 2018
    Exceptional comfort
    9.2 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.1 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Blackout curtains

    • Balcony/terrace

    Property ranking|Compared to 745 Yala properties
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    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.1/10
    Room comfort score
    9.2/10
    Review score - United States
    8.8/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Yala properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Yala properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Yala properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Yala properties
    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center2 km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport8.0 km

    Rooms available at Blue Turtle Hotel

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Triple Room with Balcony
    Triple Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed
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    Economy Twin Room
    Economy Twin Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Classic Double or Twin Room, Pool View, Garden Area
    Classic Double or Twin Room, Pool View, Garden Area
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
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    Room - Pool view
    Room - Pool view
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      What people love about Blue Turtle Hotel

      • 6.8
        Good
        Cleanliness

        "Good hotel with nice swimming pools, rooms were clean and food was also good."

        Sridevi

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        December 14, 2016

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Excellent hotel, perfect food, always clean, rooms are organized very well High class hotel with excellent staff Suitable for children and families"

        maayan

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        January 3, 2018

      • 8.4
        Excellent
        Bathroom

        "Rooms and bathrooms are large and clean."

        Suzanne

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        August 28, 2018

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      7.6
      Very good

      "Nice Boutique hotel with large swimming pool."

      ulric

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      January 11, 2019

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      4.4
      Review score

      "The hotel restaurant served a delicious lunch of rice and cu..."

      SUBASHINI

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      November 11, 2016

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      Agoda Reviews (141)Booking.com Reviews (229)
      8.7
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      10
      Cleanliness9.1
      Facilities8.7
      Location8.2
      Room comfort and quality9.2
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.8
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (49)
      8-9 Excellent (21)
      7-8 Very Good (21)
      6-7 Good (7)
      <6 Below Expectation (4)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (23)
      Jun - Aug (18)
      Sep - Nov (28)
      Dec - Feb (33)
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      8.4
      Excellent
      Payman from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Triple Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      A great chilled out hotel ”

      If you are looking for chilled out hotel with good rooms then this works, especially with kids who can then use pool. Staff are customer focused and we went with their partner company for Yala safari (price and quality of partner company good at time). Location of hotel means that tour own transport options will help a-lot. Food in restaurant good. Facilities are based around room, restaurant and pool. Could not get TV to work but good excuse to dit by pool

      Reviewed April 21, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Kha from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Beautiful Pool and Lovely small size hotel”

      We were very pleasantly surprise to find this hotel down a little lane in Tissi, Best pool of all the places we have visited. Lovely open plan bar area next to the pool and lovely clean big rooms. Thoroughly recommend it and very handy for going on safari to Yala. Wished we had stayed an extra night.

      Reviewed September 14, 2016
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Chi from Taiwan
      Group
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016

      Great staff and clean room”

      All the staffs there were super helpful and friendly, room is very clean and spacious, location close to Tissa Lake

      We had a great time during our stay. The staffs there were all very friendly and helpful. Manager speaks great English and is very informative. Although we didn't get the time to use it, there is a good pool. Room is clean, new and spacious, the only weakness is that hot water is a bit unstable.

      Reviewed January 23, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      yanmei from China
      Family with young children
      Triple Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in November 2015

      nice stay”

      clean;comfortable;service

      All my family have a nice stay in blue turtle hotel.they like hotel's pool,garden .and the hotel is close to tissa lake.we have seen the beautiful sunset on tissa lake at that day.Thanks for Oliver,and hope to travel again.Best wishes for you.

      Reviewed December 01, 2015
      8.4
      Excellent
      Suzanne from United States
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      Staff is great and accomodating”

      The Blue Turtle is a little out of the way down a road that desperately needs repair. The pool is great as our the grounds. Rooms and bathrooms are large and clean. They have a refrigerator in the room. Dinner at the restaurant was good - but the lunch service needs a lot of improvement. We waited for 50 minutes for our first lunch order - and the food was very mediocre. We gave them another chance at dinner and they did much better and the food was very good. Room is nice and we were glad to be on the ground level. WIFI was good. TV is very tiny and placed up high - so it is hard to see the picture. The artwork from the wife of the owner is very fun.

      Reviewed August 28, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Tahir from Switzerland
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      nice place ”

      nice place to stay, however the staff was not very friendly and we didnt really enjoy the meals. beside that everything was good

      Reviewed March 30, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Katrina from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      Delightful place to stay - would whole-heartedly recommend”

      The Blue Turtle was a wonderful place to stay - and probably our favourite place to stay in Sri Lanka. We couldn't fault it at all - staff very kind and helpful, room delightful, pool a very nice temperature, and food delicious. Their Sri Lankan breakfast introduced us to curd and honey which is now one of our favourite desserts. Very convenient to get to Yala.

      Reviewed March 18, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Yaseen from Sri Lanka
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017

      Cozy little place”

      I went to blue turtle with my wife and enjoyed the hotel stay. Although the staff were quite illiterate, they were trying their best to be nice as well. The hotel itself is in a serene location and definitely value for money. I would recommend this place to all couple travelers who intend to go on safari tours for one day.

      Reviewed March 09, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      robert from United States
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Only one night”

      My girlfriend and I only stayed here for one evening as we were heading off to Yala National Park early the next morning. The hotel itself was very nice. Clean, spacious and fairly priced. The only negative I would give is that the breakfast packet to go - since we left at 5:00 am which is before breakfast was served - was not worth it. The bread was bit stale, juice was blah... and the fruit was only an apple. I would suggested spending the money and hit up a local store the day before. Other then the breakfast packet to go the hotel is a solid choice.

      Reviewed January 23, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ania from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

      A little luxury in safari hub”

      What a nice hotel the Blue Turtle is! From the spacious room and bathroom, to the lounge areas and the beautiful grounds and the pool, the Blue Turtle is a wonderful place to relax before and after safaris. The in-house restaurant's food is fine too, not the best we have had in Sri Lanka, but not a bad option if you are too tired to wonder into town.

      Reviewed January 03, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      priyanthie from Sri Lanka
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

      Wonderful experience”

      very friendly, helpful, courteous staff members. Food was tasty but in my view, the portion sizes are unreasonably small for the price they charge. However, we will definitely book this hotel for our next visit to that area of Sri Lanka. Rooms are very clean and spacious. Garden is beautiful. All in all, we had a very good experience during our stay.

      Reviewed December 19, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ananya
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Great stay”

      We stayed here for one night and it was great. The hotel is very modern and clean which was a nice change in Sri Lanka. The staff was very nice and the property is very nice too. It's a great place to relax after a day of safari. The rooms are big and bright and all come with a balcony!

      Reviewed December 15, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Catherine from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      Brilliant little hotel ”

      this small hotel is a little gem. Lovely pool and bar area, clean rooms with TV, tea and coffee facilities and a lovely big bathroom. We got this for a really low price so we were unsure what to expect, but we were really surprised. The breakfast was set menu with breads and cooked meats which was very nice and more than we could eat. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay again in the future.

      Reviewed October 05, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Michael from China
      Couple
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      Good choice”

      Pros: This is a very good choice to stay in Blue Turtle, beautiful hotel with a swimming pool, glad we find here in such a reasonable price. Cons: A little bit far away from outside, and the road is bad.

      Reviewed March 26, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Zhangxiu from China
      Family with young children
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

      Strongly Recommend This Hotel”

      Very good hotel, new and the staff is nice

      The hotel is new and the staff is very nice, especially the owner managed to fulfill our requirement as much as he can. He even asked the chief to cook Chinese food for us, which was really touching, as we are not familiar with Sri Lanka's food. Will recommend my friend stay there!

      Reviewed January 05, 2016
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Ling from France
      Group
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in December 2015

      beautiful hotel in tissa”

      nice garden, clean room and helpful staff

      We liked very much this hotel. It was surprise to see the hotel so clean, neat,big garden and swimming pool. The pool is clean. Its better than many 3 star hotels. Dinner buffet was a bit less choice for 24th december celebration, but overall was very good. We enjoyed it very much.

      Reviewed January 04, 2016
      9.0
      Exceptional
      raymond from Australia
      Family with teens
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

      Great new hotel with 25 meter pool.”

      Large comfortable rooms. Very attentive staff. Nothing is too much trouble.

      After a safari to Yala arranged by the hotel it was a relief to escape the heat in the fabulous pool and garden. Some pool towels would be a good idea but that is just a quibble.The food was good plentiful and very cheap compared to Adugam Bay.

      Reviewed July 02, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emily from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Triple Room with Balcony
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

      Fantastic hotel with lovely owners and staff”

      We had a great stay here and wished we could stay for longer! Great room and the pool was huge and fantastic. The owners and staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Highly recommended.

      Reviewed April 17, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      ulric from Germany
      Family with young children
      Triple Room with Balcony
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

      At the heart of the Safaris”

      Nice Boutique hotel with large swimming pool. Of the road so no street noise, relaxing atmosphere. Rooms have good size for 3 sleeping and all beds have mosquito nets.

      Reviewed January 11, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Deborah from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Double or Twin Room with Balcony
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Lovely stay”

      Staff were attentive and helped us to book a safari. Really great pool and the bar/ restaurant is good too.

      Reviewed January 02, 2018
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