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Ekho Safari Tissa
Ekho Safari Tissa
Ekho Safari Tissa
Ekho Safari Tissa
Ekho Safari Tissa
Ekho Safari Tissa
Ekho Safari Tissa

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8.2

Excellent

912 reviews

912 reviews

View34
Housekeeping26
Breakfast10
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Medical Center Dr. S.D. Lakshika Sewwandi 370 m
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara 820 m
Tissa Lake 840 m
Tissa Dagoba 840 m
Tissa town 850 m
Tissa Wewa 1.1 km
Madanayake 1.2 km
Tissamaharama Bus Station 1.3 km
Yatala Wehera 1.7 km
Bird view point 1.7 km

Ekho Safari Tissa

Tissamaharama, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Yala Tissamaharama part of Yala, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Spa

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Yala in the last 24 hoursCompared to 295 Yala properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.0
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at Ekho Safari Tissa

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Lake View
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Partial lake view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Suite(2 Twin Beds)
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Deluxe Room Non Smoking
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Deluxe Suite(1 double bed)
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Single Deluxe
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Ekho Safari Tissa have a hot tub?

    A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Ekho Safari Tissa.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Ekho Safari Tissa?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Ekho Safari Tissa?

    Ekho Safari Tissa is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 25000 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Ekho Safari Tissa also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ekho Safari Tissa has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Yala with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

    Is breakfast offered at Ekho Safari Tissa?

    Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Ekho Safari Tissa. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1615 LKR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

    What is the smoking policy at Ekho Safari Tissa?

    Ekho Safari Tissa does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Ekho Safari Tissa?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station to Ekho Safari Tissa is Tissamaharama Bus Station, 1.3 km away.

    What restaurants are nearby Ekho Safari Tissa?

    Ekho Safari Tissa’s neighborhood is Yala Tissamaharama which includes popular restaurants such as New Sanka Restaurant, Tropical and Refresh restaurant.

    What are popular attractions near Ekho Safari Tissa?

    Ekho Safari Tissa’s location in the Yala Tissamaharama neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Yatala Wehera and Archaeology Museum.

    What popular beaches are close to Ekho Safari Tissa?

    Ekho Safari Tissa’s Yala Tissamaharama neighborhood also includes Kirinda Beach.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ekho Safari Tissa?

    Ekho Safari Tissa is located within Yala Tissamaharama, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary, Bundala National Park and Yala National Park.

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    What people love about Ekho Safari Tissa

    • 8.8

      Excellent

      "Great place ."

      Praveen

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      August 15, 2022

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Great staff and property offers a really nice product."

      ron

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      May 6, 2022

    • 8

      Very good
      Cleanliness

      "The hotel is very nice overall it just needs maintenance/repairs and to be deep cleaned."

      Steven

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      March 7, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 295 Yala properties
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    Location score
    8.8/10
    Room comfort score
    8.4/10
    Cheapest price score
    Value for money score
    8/10
    Better than
    95
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    8.2

    Excellent
    912 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.1
    Facilities
    7.7
    Location
    8.8
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    What travelers say they love:
    The location was lovely with beautiful lake views.
    Nelomi from Australia
    Family with young children
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    More about Ekho Safari Tissa

    Ekho Safari Tissa

    The facilities and services provided by Ekho Safari Tissa ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Yala.
    Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
    In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
    Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Ekho Safari Tissa. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Ekho Safari Tissa include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
    The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
    Guests of Ekho Safari Tissa can even have groceries delivered to their room for cooking, using the hotel's special service.
    To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Ekho Safari Tissa. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, hot tub, steam room, spa and sauna. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms here are cheaper than 95% of accommodations in the city.
    This hotel scores higher than 95% of accommodations in the city for its location.
    Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.7

    Most talked about facilities

    Swimming Pool

    34 mentions

    Food & Dining

    25 mentions

    Housekeeping

    19 mentions

    Breakfast

    16 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Sinhala

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden
    • Hot tub
    • Massage
    • Pool with view
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Steamroom
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Grocery delivery
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurants
    • Room service [24-hour]

    Swimming & soaking

    • Hot spring bath

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Currency exchange
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Food delivery
    • Grooming service
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • Exterior corridor
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service
    • Taxi service

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Desk
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Individual air conditioning
    • In-room safe box
    • Mini bar
    • Private bathroom
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Streaming service like Netflix
    • Telephone
    • Toiletries
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • American
    • Asian
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet
    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Indian, International, Local
    • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
    Location
    Tissamaharama, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka
    Excellent
    Location

    8.8

    Airports

    • Weerawila Airport (WRZ)
      7.2 km
    • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
      18.7 km

    Public transportation

    • Tissamaharama Bus Station
      1.3 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Medical Center Dr. S.D. Lakshika Sewwandi
      370 m

    Convenience store

    • Cargills Food City Express
      1.2 km

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      990 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-11 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until12:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee25000 LKR

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1615 LKR

    The property

    • Number of rooms 50
    • Room voltage240

    Reviews of Ekho Safari Tissa from real guests

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    8.2
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.7
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.4
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.0
    High score for Yala
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (240)
    8-9 Excellent (137)
    7-8 Very Good (138)
    6-7 Good (65)
    <6 Below Expectation (81)
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    Mar - May (137)
    Jun - Aug (190)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    ROGER from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

    Excellent, the suite room with view of pool and river was excellent.”

    Excellent hotel, room was clean, breakfast and dinner was good with variety of food. You can go for walk Tissa Lake and have a boat ride. The swimming pool is good but there should be a board saying people to have shower before going in the pool. The bathroom in the room should have a larger soap and shampoo holder. We don't recommend anyone to go and see the Tele cinema which is about 20 minutes away, it is just a waste of money, you will see only collapsing building where they make movies before. Overall the hotel was excellent, we will visit again next time.

    Reviewed January 19, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Elly from Australia
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

    Can not fault this place! ”

    Some of the best accomodation we have stayed in in Sri Lanka, especially for the price!! Modern decor, room was very big and clean with a hot shower with good water pressure. The buffet dinner was fantastic!! Staff were lovely and very accommodating, we arrived at 10pm and they were still able to organise a safari trip for 5am the next day. Thank you for a wonderful stay, would 100% recommend for anyone wanting to close to Yala national park.

    Reviewed January 13, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ruben from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Excellent Stay for Family with young Kids ”

    We stayed in this hotel for one night, before taking morning Safari at Yala (5am). Staff is super friendly, food is great (buffet or a la carte) and they pack breakfast when you need to leave early for Safari. Rooms are clean, super good service and very nice view of the lake. Definitively I recommend this place. We traveled with 3 kids (9, 6 and 2 yrs old). Hotel facilities work very well for families.

    Reviewed January 04, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Navesh from India
    Group
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Top class property”

    It is the most famous property in that region. Everyone from our driver till the tour guide praised about this hotel. The rooms were huge and bathrooms were very clean. The lake front pool and the pier make this property worth visiting. The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. Food buffet was good also reasonably priced.

    Reviewed March 06, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stuart from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    A good hotel but for small things it could be a very good hotel”

    Pros is it’s position overlooking the lake and being about 45 minutes from Yala National Park. The staff are v friendly and helpful. The rooms are well appointed with nice lakeside views. Only drawback is lack of drawer space and hangers (4 between 2 of us) and an annoying shower acess to control the cold and hot water. It is not possible to walk from the hotel because of a lack of pavement and a very busy road. The food and bill takes a long time to arrive if you order from the a la carte. The food from the a la carte was good. We did not take a buffet as we were fed up with buffets by then.

    Reviewed February 16, 2019

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    Hi Stuart, Thank you for taking time to leave us a review on your stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the views and the location of EKHO Sigiriya. We do apologise for the short comings you experienced during your stay. We have taken up your complaints with the hotel staff and we ensure that the service and room amenities are improved. If your travels bring you to Sri Lanka we look forward to having you back! Warm Regards, The EKHO Safari team

    Responded March 12, 2019
    Ekho Safari Tissa
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chari from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Loved our stay”

    Was a great place, room was clean and well equipped. Pool was unclean. Breakfast had a small variety for some reason. Apart from that room was in very good condition.

    Reviewed February 10, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sadaf
    Group
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Beautiful view, awesome service and perfect value for money”

    We all loved the stay here.. staff was friendly, ambience was great, food was delicious and view from hotel of the Tissa lake was breathtaking ... highly recommended for anyone who would want to come to yala for safari !!

    Reviewed December 30, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dinindu from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Great value for money”

    Nice interior. Super clean and well furnished. Amazing view of Tissa lake. Perfect theme consistant through out check in to out. Must stay for short or long travel

    Reviewed August 11, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Friendly service, nice rooms, good service and great location!”

    A wonderful place to stay! The staff is very friendly. The food at the restaurant was delicious. The rooms are nice with a view of the lake and the location is great. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed September 01, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erik from Belgium
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Excellent rooms with amazing views ”

    We enjoyed the big room with view on the lake with all the bird sounds. For the safari we ordered breakfast to go at 04:30a.m. And it was indeed ready for pick up so early! Very nice staff and nothing to complain about:)

    Reviewed December 09, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Thinley from Bhutan
    Family with young children
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Great Hotel ”

    We loved our stay at this hotel. The room was clean and location is beautiful by the Lake Tissa and convenient for the safari trips.

    Reviewed January 24, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Manoj from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Nice Getaway, Calm Environment, Value for Money”

    This is a nice getaway from our busy life schedule. 8 of us stayed here and stay was very relaxing. We loved the view of the lake and its birds. Very friendly staff and nice clean rooms and Room has got mini-fridge as well. Agoda offered a very good price and we highly recommend this place. Cons: Pool is not much clean, No indoor, outdoor sports activities available

    Reviewed November 28, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    uthum from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Great place!!!”

    Great location!!! Lovely, clean rooms facing the tank!!! Supportive and friendly staff!!! Enjoyed the stay!!!

    Reviewed November 18, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jeryes from Israel
    Solo traveler
    Room Assigned on Arrival
    Stayed 1 night in February 2022

    Highly recommended ”

    Very nice hotel, very kind cru, good food, Located next to a big lake, Very cheap, and the rooms are really big and clean, Definitely worth it

    Reviewed March 02, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Manoj from India
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Excellent property”

    Stayed here for two nights in January 2019 Pros: 1) This is an excellent property at a great location. It is right beside the picturesque Tissa Lake and is a short walk from the Tissa and Sandagiri stupas. The decor is excellent and the front lobby, dining and pool area are very spacious and tastefully done. 2) The rooms and bathrooms are very spacious and extremely clean. 3) The staff is very courteous. 4) The front desk was very helpful and helped with all our travel needs and spoke reasonably good English. 5) The food was very good and tasty. Breakfast spread is excellent. 6) The hotel prepares packed breakfast/lunch for safari. 7) The WiFi speed and connectivity was excellent. 8) There are enough places to eat around the hotel and it is a 15 minute walk to the town. 9) We used the hotel laundry and the service was good and we got our cloths back on time. 10) The place is extremely quiet at nights and the sleep quality is great. Cons 1) Vegetarian dinner choices were limited.

    Reviewed February 06, 2019

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    Hi Manoj, We appreciate your detailed review of your stay at EKHO Safari. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and everything was up to standard. If your travels bring you back to Sri Lanka, we look forward to welcoming you again. Warm Regards, The EKHO Safari team

    Responded March 12, 2019
    Ekho Safari Tissa
    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Great place to stay”

    Ideal place to stay when visiting Tissamaharama, Kataragama or Yala. Wonderful staff, nice rooms and friendly staff.

    Reviewed January 02, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Joshua from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Perfect place for a safari, everything you need for a convenient trip! ”

    Room was great- shower was amazing! We loved the massages- best ones we had in Sri Lanka. Would 100% recommend it- not to be missed. The boat tour around Lake Tissa was lovely- peaceful, saw lots of birds and crocodiles. Only a few minute ride from the town where we ate both nights as it was obly a buffet and slightly pricey.

    Reviewed January 12, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yoshan from Sri Lanka
    Family with teens
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Always the best place in town”

    Have stayed here many times very convinient when visiting Katharagama and Yala

    Reviewed September 01, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rasika from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Rasika”

    Great Location... with sweeping views of Thissa lake. Clean and Very friendly staff but the food is too expensive.

    Reviewed August 26, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Brian from Canada
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

    Great”

    Everything was great. There were no downside. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed January 20, 2020

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