Chaarya Resort and Spa by Chandrika Hotels
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8.4
Excellent

"Our room was spacious and very clean."

Marie-Claire

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August 20, 2017

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What guests are saying:
Great
Marina from Australia
Family with teens
Deluxe room in the new part. Very comfortable overnight stay. Wish we could have spent two nights here.
Anne-Maree from New Zealand
Couple
The photos are all Deluxe rooms. Remember to book deluxe room.
Yan from China
Group
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.
James from Canada
Couple
Excellent stay. Delux rooms are pristine and overall service is fabulous.
Eraj from Sri Lanka
Couple
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.
Steven from Australia
Couple
Really pleasant stay while visiting yala safari. We stayed in the new delux rooms that were fantastic and great value for money. Beautiful.. great relaxing place
william from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Good location, Very close to historic Kataragama temple and Yala - wild life safari
Sharma from United States
Group

Chaarya Resort and Spa by Chandrika Hotels

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7.9
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.2
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center2. Km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
Distance to airport19.4 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Steamroom

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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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    CHALET THREE BEDS - BED AND BREAKFAST
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      CHALET ONE BED - BED AND BREAKFAST
      CHALET ONE BED - BED AND BREAKFAST
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        TRIPLE DELUXE - BED AND BREAKFAST
        TRIPLE DELUXE - BED AND BREAKFAST
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          CHALET WITH DOUBLE BED - FULL BOARD
          CHALET WITH DOUBLE BED - FULL BOARD
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                  • 9.2
                    Exceptional

                    "My kids enjoy the pool a lot."

                    Syed S.

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                    March 28, 2016

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                  8.4
                  Excellent

                  "Very good service"

                  Aravinth

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                  April 4, 2016

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                  8.0
                  Very good

                  "All the staff were very friendly and helpful."

                  Sue

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                  December 9, 2016

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                  Agoda Reviews (218)Booking.com Reviews (82)
                  7.9
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                  10
                  Cleanliness8.2
                  Facilities8.1
                  Location7.8
                  Room comfort and quality8.1
                  Service8.0
                  Value for money7.9
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                  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
                  5.2
                  Wing from Hong Kong
                  Couple
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2018
                  Horrible experience that ruined our trip”
                  Upon arrival at the hotel (around 3pm the day off) we were told that some rooms at the hotel were ‘broken’ and they had to move us to another hotel nearby, Tamarind Tree Hotel. No prior communication was given to us (email, phone calls) at all and no compensation was offered at all when they informed us this decision when we arrived. We paid around 90USD for this booking and the hotel they were offering to move us over to cost less than 50USD if we made a same day booking. We told the staff that this is not acceptable and we refuse to agree to the arrangement. It took us some angry conversations for the staff to change his stern attitude to calling his manager for a solution. The manager over th phone told us that as we booked through agoda, we will have to deal with agoda because they don’t get paid until 3 months later so they can’t refund us the money. Long story short we had no choice but to take the final offer of moving to another hotel and a free dinner buffet. Won’t come back.
                  Reviewed November 25, 2018
                  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
                  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
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Sinthuja from United Kingdom
                  Group
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2018
                  Very nice ”
                  Fantastic hotel with good amenities
                  Reviewed June 30, 2018
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  KODISHINGHA from Sri Lanka
                  Family with young children
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2017
                  Excellent”
                  very good
                  Reviewed December 21, 2017
                  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
                  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
                  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
                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Annette from Australia
                  Family with teens
                  Deluxe
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
                  Hotel Chandrika: very comfortable; close to Yala”
                  Amazingly attentive staff, Lovely garden and pool, Great food
                  We had 2 nights here. This was a lovely hotel with a well tended garden. The hotel is run by a large family with many helpful staff. We visited Yala National Park - a 4.45am start to the day. We lazed by the pool for the rest of that day. The food was good too.
                  Reviewed January 06, 2014
                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  SAID from United States
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Chalet
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2013
                  good hotel when visiting Yala National Park”
                  We really enjoyed the overall facade of the hotel, landscape, and the spacious deluxe room (there is also superior room that is smaller).
                  Overall it was good stay for one night when you visit Yala National Park perhaps two nights. We experienced a hiccup at the reception (the reception decor is not as nice as you would expect but the Delux Room was fantastic) as the staff English language skills were below par as we found it difficult to get our point accross but we managed to get by. The General Manager of the Hotel was also very nice and accomodating which we appreciated very much. We also thought that there was a Spa...one of the main reasons why we booked there but unfortuantely they did not have it up and running even though they had it advertised on their website so make sure to call first or email if you want to know about their Spa facility. We really went there to visit Yala National Park. It was a complete waste of time. We never saw one leopard, no bears actually nothing wild except for lazy and grazing elephants. We also saw alot of peacocks, and roosters, and cows which is what you would find on a farm in Wisconsin! Yala National Park is no what we thought it was but the jeep ride was nice. you get really dusty, your camera gets dusty. Overall we dont think Yala National Park is all what they say it is.
                  Reviewed October 26, 2013
                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Dimuth from United States
                  Family with young children
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2013
                  Great Service. Fully worth...”
                  Great rooms, Food, Attentive Staff
                  Very pleasing. We booked half-board and had a great service starting from welcome drink. Our children enjoyed the pool and child friendly food choices. Chandrika hotel was relatively cheaper compared to my other hotel bookings. However, I got almost the same service as other expensive hotels. Happy with my choice for Tissamaharama stay.
                  Reviewed September 03, 2013
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