Chaarya Resort and Spa by Chandrika Hotels
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8.0
Excellent
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7.9
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location
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FREE
  • Tissa Lake1.55 km
  • Tissa Dagoba1.55 km
  • Tissa town1.55 km
  • Tissamaharama Bus Station2.16 km
  • Yatala Wehera2.49 km
  • Archaeology Museum2.57 km
  • Horizon Medicl Service3.19 km
  • Base Hospital Debarawewa3.29 km
  • Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary5.34 km
  • Weerawila Airport8.1 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Chaarya Resort and Spa by Chandrika Hotels

    Kataragama Road Tissamaharama, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka - See map
    "A big shout-out to housekeeping for lovingly decorating the bed and to the service team at breakfast for accommodating special wishes."
    Christine - October 9, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 89% of guests
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.4 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

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    Review score - United States
    8.0/10
    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Value for money score
    8.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.2/10
    Better than
    97
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    of Yala properties
    Better than
    96
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    Better than
    95
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    Better than
    95
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    of Yala properties
    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center2. Km
    Location rating7.9
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport8.1 km

    Rooms available at Chaarya Resort and Spa by Chandrika Hotels

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Chalet
    Deluxe Chalet
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Chalet Three Beds
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        Triple Deluxe
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          Single Deluxe
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            Run of House
            Run of House
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            • Shower
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            Deluxe Room
            Deluxe Room
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            • Shower
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            CHALET THREE BEDS - BED AND BREAKFAST
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                What people love about Chaarya Resort and Spa by Chandrika Hotels

                • 8.0
                  Very good
                  Cleanliness

                  "The rooms are really nice and clean as well."

                  shinaz

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                  December 25, 2018

                • 8.8
                  Excellent
                  Staff 

                  "VERY GOOD HOTEL IN YALA AREA , GOOD STAFF, VERY GOOD BUFFET"

                  Nimeka

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                  April 18, 2017

                • 10.0
                  Exceptional

                  "This is the best hotel in Tissa and one has to stay here and experience the most beautiful time of your stay in Sri Lanka"

                  Shrinivas

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                  September 14, 2016

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                8.0
                Very good

                "We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel, the staff is fanta..."

                shinaz

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                December 25, 2018

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                What they offer

                9.6
                Exceptional
                Staff 

                "All hotel staff were extremely courteous and went out of the..."

                Christine

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                October 9, 2018

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                Reviews of Chaarya Resort and Spa by Chandrika Hotels from real guests

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                Agoda Reviews (255)Booking.com Reviews (101)
                8.0
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                Cleanliness8.2
                Facilities8.4
                Location7.9
                Room comfort and quality8.1
                Service8.1
                Value for money8.1
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (51)
                8-9 Excellent (44)
                7-8 Very Good (64)
                6-7 Good (18)
                <6 Below Expectation (35)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (41)
                Jun - Aug (79)
                Sep - Nov (26)
                Dec - Feb (66)
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                6.8
                Good
                Erlin from Singapore
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in April 2019

                Satisfactory transit stay”

                We stayed one night for our Yala National Park trip, room was spacious and acceptable, but there was no warm water. We didn’t bother to change room cause it was only a night stay and we are leaving early the next day. We had dinner at the hotel and settled in cash for this, but was stopped during check - out to pay again. It was fortunate that Udesh - waiter who served us the night before remembered us and helped to explain. Thanks Udesh!

                Reviewed April 17, 2019
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Larry from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

                Great experience!”

                The Hotel Chandrilka is a lovely boutique-resort-style hotel that met our needs perfectly as a base for our full day Yala safaris. The hospitality of every staff member was second to none, and our deluxe room was spacious and beautifully appointed. We were initially concerned that the hotel was a bit far from the park entrance, but the 20 minute drive was actually quite pleasant. We had the 1/2 board package and very much enjoyed the evening meals and the morning breakfast on our last day. The packed breakfasts (received on our safari mornings) were a little disappointing.

                Reviewed July 01, 2016
                8.3
                Excellent
                Mark from United Kingdom
                Family with young children
                Stayed 1 night in August 2014

                Ideal Safri Resting Location”

                Location, Pool, Rooms

                We were travelling as a family of 5 (with 3 children; ages 11, 10 & 5) and stayed in the Hotel Chandrika for 3 nights. Ideally located close to the Safari Park, we found it with relative ease and on arrival; we were made welcome straight away with a complimentary drink, whilst our bags were taken to our rooms. The Hotel is well laid out and contained all that we needed. We stayed in 2 standard rooms and whilst no joining door, they were located next to each other, were very clean and were equipped to a good standard. The hotel food was good and we chose the HB option, using the Buffet each evening that was well prepared and contained a variety of option, including Sri Lankan curries. We took advice and booked a take away breakfast for our safari and this was ideal, complimented by some extra snacks for a mid morning break. We will definitely recommend the Hotel Chandrika.

                Reviewed September 14, 2014
                8.3
                Excellent
                Daniel from United Kingdom
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

                Great small hotel, let down by poor breakfast”

                new rooms, good pool, clean well maintained grounds and surroundings, proximity to Yala national park

                great hotel! great buffet dinner first night when hotel full. Surprised to find no buffet second night when hotel less occupied, but a la carte was perfectly good (kids just a bit disappointed as they enjoyed the buffet so much). breakfast was totally out of character. Dirty table linen, poor choice and components and the worst tea and coffee in the whole of Sri Lanka. staff all very friendly but small details like need to be asked for towels at pool every time rater than offering when you go pool........but perhaps just being picky now. Either way a great place to base a trip to Yala. Noisy temples at 5 am. not a problem if you are going to the park early, but don't expect a quiet lie in (this may have been a new year thing, though..)

                Reviewed April 12, 2014
                9.7
                Exceptional
                Bryan from Singapore
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in June 2013

                One of the best hotels we stayed at in Sri Lanka”

                Clean and large rooms, attentive staff, close to attractions and food places

                One of the most pleasant stays we had in Sri Lanka. The hotel staff is absolutely wonderful with attention to every detail and possible need you may have. Simple gestures like presenting your welcoming drink and packing your breakfast from your early Yala National Park safari trip made the stay truly memorable. They even provided accommodation for a driver we had hired for our 6-day trip around the island. The place is simple in decor. A palm tree garden divide the two rows of rooms, terminating with a small pool for a dip after a sweltering safari trip. There is also a spa available in the resort offering ayuvedic treatments. Internet is available only in the lobby.

                Reviewed June 27, 2013
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Keith from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

                Fantastic hotel with beautiful rooms pool and staf”

                Room with bathroom pool and buffet

                We had a wonderful time here staff were so attentive we were upgraded to luxury rooms which were fantastic large bath with rainfall shower pool was lovely and quiet and buffet was delicious we were half board8 can not recommend enough best stay in Sri Lanka thank you

                Reviewed April 24, 2013
                9.7
                Exceptional
                emilie from China
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                worthy of money”

                clean and staffs are nice

                We first took a look at the chaaya but it was too expensive for a short night stay. So we switched to Chandrika and it proved to be a smart choice. The hotel has a very nice style and it is expanding the room number by building new villas at the back of the hotel. Since the hotel is fully booked, we were arranged to live in the new villa, which has the same style as chaaya! the pack breakfast was very nice! Just in that hot humid area, you might expect some bugs in the room....

                Reviewed February 19, 2013
                8.7
                Excellent
                Gregory from Canada
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in August 2012

                Great hotel to relax and enjpy ypur surroundings”

                Pool, private, tree house, nice room, good food

                We had A great time staying at Hotel Chandrika. We were only there 1 night while doing a Yala Safari tour. The Safari tour was a bust, but the hpotel made up for it with good food, surroundings and a nice pool and sgreat staff. The only downside is the food is a little pricey versus some of the other hotels in Sri Lanka. But you will enjoy your meal! Would stay again!

                Reviewed August 24, 2012
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Christine from Germany
                Couple
                Deluxe Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

                In the lap of luxury! Our stay in one of the De Luxe chalet rooms was truly magical.”

                The room was spacious and well appointed with a gorgeous en-suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the beautiful garden. All hotel staff were extremely courteous and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. A big shout-out to housekeeping for lovingly decorating the bed and to the service team at breakfast for accommodating special wishes. The breakfast and the dishes ordered from the a la carte menu were delicious; only the buffet dinner on an evening where the hotel was very busy, was a bit of a let-down; especially with regards to vegetarian options. Hotel and grounds are very well maintained and the hotel is very tastefully furnished. Overall it’s a big thumbs up from us.

                Reviewed October 09, 2018
                8.0
                Excellent
                Andre from Sri Lanka
                Family with teens
                Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in December 2018

                Lovely hotel”

                But, although the check in time is 2pm we got the room only at 5pm. And the next day sharp 12;15 the hotel inquired whether we are ready to check out!!

                Reviewed December 28, 2018
                8.0
                Excellent
                shinaz from Sri Lanka
                Family with young children
                Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

                One of the best in Thissamaharamaya..”

                We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel, the staff is fantastic and the food is superb. The rooms are really nice and clean as well.

                Reviewed December 25, 2018
                8.4
                Excellent
                Marie-Claire from Canada
                Couple
                Deluxe Chalet
                Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

                Good location, friendly staff”

                The Chandrika is a locally owned hotel located 40 minutes away from Yala National Park. It offers a very good nighttime buffet, with a grilled meat and seafood stations and the other a deep frying station. The buffet dishes range across tastes and ethnic flavours. When we were there, red rice was available, which I absolutely loved, as well as a wide array of vegetable-based dishes. The restaurant staff was exceptionally friendly. The breakfast buffet only features instant coffee (gasp). I don't know why, as just having a pot or two would not represent too much more work. The pool offers a refreshing break from the safari. Our room was spacious and very clean. Not sure if the staff could do something about the pigeons on the roof and near the balcony. If they bother you, you should specify that you want a unit on the first level. Although our stay was quite pleasant, the few days that followed it were less so. As we checked out in the morning, the person taking payment made a huge mistake while inputting the amount on my credit card. I noticed the mistake in the evening and spent a stressful three hours trying to contact everyone to right the matter. My card was eventually refunded, but that took 4 business days. Although I believe it was an honest mistake, staff should be trained to be extra careful and show the amount on the credit card device before offering it to the customer for PIN entry.

                Reviewed August 20, 2017
                6.0
                Siti from Singapore
                Family with young children
                Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

                nice hotel to stay”

                Pro. Breakfast spread is good, served both international and local spread Room is big and spacious Toilet is clean Cons Location, there's nowhere to go other than the Yala park. Restaurants outside charges exorbitantly while food served are just average tasting Water is yellow. We would stay again this hotel if it was located elsewhere.

                Reviewed January 09, 2017
                8.0
                Excellent
                Sue from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

                Ideal hotel when visiting Yala”

                Nice rooms set in garden with small swimming pool and spa. Both our packed breakfast to take on our trip to Yala and our breakfast at the hotel were good. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.

                Reviewed December 09, 2016
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Agata from Poland
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in September 2016

                Nice and clean”

                It was a good standard hotel with anything that a traveler might need including a lovely pool, beach towels, kettle in the room, blankets etc which was a nice change and relief after some of the guest houses we experienced earlier in our travels...and a good value too. We paid more for much worse places before.

                Reviewed September 27, 2016
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Syed from Bangladesh
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in March 2016

                Beautiful hotel”

                It is more like a resort but not a hotel. So beautiful in all aspect of a hotel facility. I will stay here if next time I visit this place again. But surely for a longer time. It is so green inside hotel. Swimming pool is very standard. My kids enjoy the pool a lot. My only recommendation they need to speed up the food service after the order placed. In all I am so pleased to be stay in this hotel.

                Reviewed March 28, 2016
                9.3
                Exceptional
                James from Canada
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

                Great Experience”

                The deluxe room, the wonderful dining room staff, and the pool.

                We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Chandrika Hotel. We were greeted warmly upon arrival and check in was painless. We decided to upgrade from my standard room to a deluxe room and that was a wonderful decision.

                Reviewed January 16, 2015
                8.7
                Excellent
                Luka from Slovenia
                Couple
                Deluxe Chalet
                Stayed 1 night in December 2014

                Nice rooms, nice pool and bar”

                Pool, Bathroom, Area/Garden

                Very pleasant! Really nice rooms with simply awesome bathroom. Great pool with unbeliavably warm water. The only bad thing I can think off was a yellow water from the tap (we have seen similar in few Sri Lankan hotels). Didn't looked dirty, but was yellow. I gave it a 3 star for food since we only ate breakfast packets they prepared for the Yala safari but were really not that great. Otherwise they might have good dinner and normal breakfast.

                Reviewed December 21, 2014
                7.3
                Very good
                Jason from Australia
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

                Very happy with our stay”

                The deluxe rooms, the pool, the service

                We were very happy with Hotel Chandrika. The service from all staff was excellent and the grounds were nice. Standard rooms are basic but ok. Deluxe rooms are fantastic. The pool was very nice and they were helpful with a guide into Yala for a competitive price. The only cons to this hotel were the few tv channels and the flies in the restaurant. Quite a common problem in Sri Lanka with open restaurants but here it was particularly annoying. Staff did do their best to help with this problem though.

                Reviewed April 07, 2014
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Steven from Australia
                Couple
                Stayed 1 night in March 2014

                Not too far from Yala”

                Nice rooms, nice pool and lovely gardens

                Our stay here was only really to eat and sleep .We arrived in time to checkin and go straight on safari .The best pool we had seen in Sri Lanka and no time to swim in it.We had room servive and the food was top notch.The staff were very friendly.

                Reviewed April 04, 2014
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                • Very good location
                • Yala National Park