Ekho Safari Tissa
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What guests are saying:
Very good hotel. Very clean. Nice stuff. The only issue i had only with Bathroom's shower. Shower is not good as it supposed to be.
Visal from Sri Lanka
Group
Fantastic hotel, clean rooms, amazing views over the lake from the balcony. Good was amazing too! The pool was a great bonus too although had a fair few leaves in it hence my 4star rating on cleanliness.
Rob from United Kingdom
Couple
Incredibly nice rooms. What a view! Nice architecture, furniture, good food, nice personnel (even though they said 'enjoy your dinner' 5 times during dinner, and a couple times more during dessert...). Superb if you want to be close to entrence of yala park.
Matilda from Sweden
Couple
Excellent. As a business traveller I average more than 150 hotel room nights per year and have clear expectations of service standards. I had no complaints whatsoever about the safai and would unhesitatingly recommend this hotel.
PHILIP from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Everything about this place is spot on. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to stay for longer periods 30 mins to Yala National Park. Safari can be booked from the hotel. They can take you on a boat cruise in the evening that boards in the hotel dock.
Rukshan from Sri Lanka
Group
We stayed here for 4 nights. It was the most comfortable hotel we stayed in Sri Lanka. The location is prime. In front of the lake where you can see water buffaloes, bats, birds, monkeys and more. Very quiet and relaxing.
Ngoc from United Arab Emirates
Family with teens
Just locate at side of Tissa Lake, have wonderful view. Very lucky we saw the beatiful sunset. Room is ok and from window of room you can see the bird island. But the buffet dinner is too bad, little to choose which cost around 15USD per one.
Kexun from China
Family with young children
We had 3 nights stay witch was a good opportunity to discover Yala and having a walk around Tissa . The staff was friendly , the buffet fresh with variety .The pool needs to be clean a bit more but we used it. It was a very nice stay in this hotel.
georges from France
Family with young children
Excellent
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8.2
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Excellent room comfort and quality
8.4
Recommended by 83% of guests
Value for money8.1
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
Distance to airport18.7 km
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8.4
Excellent
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Partial lake view
  • 1 queen bed
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                8.2
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                Cleanliness8.1
                Facilities7.7
                Location8.9
                Room comfort and quality8.4
                Service8.3
                Value for money8.1
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                8.4
                Excellent
                Fouad from Saudi Arabia
                Couple
                Deluxe Lake View
                Stayed 1 night in January, 2019
                Clean place with nice staff”
                We only stayed here for 12 hours but the stay was good. The pool was undergoing renovations so we were given the option to use a nearby hotels pool with transportation provided. It was a good gesture. We left at 5am for safari and were provided with a decent packed breakfast. The only issue I had with this hotel, and a reason why I would probably not recommend it to others is that I booked the place through agoda at least 3 months ago. I kept sending the property queries and questions via agoda but unfortunately no one responded. I even called agoda and they said that the property will respond themselves. That is why I came to the hotel already with very low expectations and slightly biased. During this trip, I had booked 9 other hotels and 8 others had responded (the only other one also being owned by EKHO). For us, customer service is everything and if a property doesn’t deal with its customers before they check in that had a lot to say about it’s service level.
                Reviewed January 12, 2019
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Joshua from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe Rooms
                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
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Abdul from Saudi Arabia
                Couple
                Deluxe Lake View
                Stayed 2 nights in September, 2018
                Stay in Ekho Safari Tissa”
                The hotel offer a perfect envinronment with direct view on the lake which is very relaxing. We can enjoy observing different kind of birds in the morning and a very good sunset in the evening. The staff is very attentive to your needs. If you want to enjoy the safari, reception team can organize it for you and a breakfast will be prepared for the morning.
                Reviewed November 02, 2018
                9.6
                Exceptional
                tina from China
                Family with teens
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 2 nights in January, 2019
                Exceptional”
                the mainly highlights for this hotel is it neayby the tissa lake,which is very beautiful
                Reviewed January 09, 2019
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Dr. from Sri Lanka
                Group
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 1 night in October, 2018
                Great hotel with very friendly staff”
                Place has been completely refurbished. Location is ideal and very scenic, sitting at the side of the lake. Staff very friendly & helpful. Got a really good deal on Agoda as it was off season. Will certain stay again!
                Reviewed October 17, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Jerri from Vietnam
                Couple
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 1 night in October, 2018
                Great for a peaceful retreat ”
                We stayed here to do the safari. We got a great deal and loved it there so much we booked in for a second night. The view of the lake from our room, the pool and the peacefulness of the place is just great. They organised a safari for us and we got the packed breakfast for that morning which was a must and it done the job.
                Reviewed October 06, 2018
                9.2
                Exceptional
                David from United States
                Business traveler
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 1 night in September, 2018
                Exceptional”
                I have stayed at this hotel many times. It is very nice and I have always enjoyed visiting this hotel. However, there appeared to be a change in marketing strategy with Chinese flags everywhere, signs in Chinese language and Chinese karaoke in the lobby. Before, you felt like you were in an upscale tropical jungle resort. Now, the environment was totally different. I was told this was temporary. I hope so as tourists visiting Sri Lanka want to feel like they are in Sri Lanka, not China - even tourists from China probably want to feel like they are visiting Sri Lanka. Besides for this issue, staff is wonderful, location is good and view of lake is very nice.
                Reviewed September 28, 2018
                8.8
                Excellent
                Vasanta
                Couple
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 1 night in September, 2018
                My 15th year!”
                It was my 10th visit to this property. Lots of memories! The owners are stingy to refurbish and upgrade the facilities; however the local staff make up for this with their attention to detail and trying their very best to make your stay memorable!
                Reviewed September 14, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                David from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Rooms
                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
                5.2
                Pooja from India
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Lake View
                Stayed 2 nights in November, 2018
                Ok hotel reception staff and manager need to have experience ”
                Mostly we were out on the safari. But what ever interaction we had like met not working or require come asst they didn’t have any ans. Over all the idea of refusing the bill for our stay, we didn’t understand were we booked other hotels from agoda and they have us a bill. But these guys refused to understand and communicate. The manager was too busy to talk to us or ever hear us out. We just left. Properly is good but the staff reception is a let down. We had our rooms with breaksfast which was good but quite different on the next day no buffet available but the restaurant manager helped out. Restaurant staff is very good and will try to serve you well. Food was good the first day but second day seems like the quality had gone down. Two different services we found 3 cheers for the restaurant staff but a big minus for the reception staff who felt we might run away with the bill and hid it. Lolz
                Reviewed November 11, 2018
                4.0
                Seshan from Sri Lanka
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 2 nights in December, 2018
                Rundown Hotel with endless issues! ”
                1st visit to Ekho Tissa. Looks a run down hotel with a change of management. staff was not friendly at all. The hotel was empty at the time of check-in but they didn't even consider upgrading us to a better room as we had 5 people in the family. The staff gave some dumb excuse saying that they were doing up the suites. The front desk staff was not hospitable at all. Rooms were very unclean with lots of dust and sink unwashed. Restaurant staff were trying their best to make the guests warm and welcome. The location is great for Safari travel. The only good point the staff helped out was when they prepared our breakfast in boxes and gave us for our safari coz we had to leave by 5am. All in all it was a OK stay as our purpose was to visit Yala. Hope the management will do whatever is needed to make things better for guests.
                Reviewed December 29, 2018
                6.8
                Good
                Udesh
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Suite
                Stayed 2 nights in October, 2018
                Great location next to Tissa Lake”
                The hotel is in a great location. It needs some up-keeping in regards to the bathrooms , pool and restaurant in general. The staff is quite helpful. I believe it is slightly overrated, and should be a 3star hotel in the current status. Surrounding area has plenty of activities visitors can enjoy.
                Reviewed October 10, 2018
                7.2
                Very good
                BARRAQUE from Singapore
                Couple
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 2 nights in October, 2018
                not so many restaurant in the area accessible by feet, good value for money in general”
                They should clean the swimming pool more frequently or with more assiduity. They have a Karaoke for Chinese (a bit loud) in reception area, music played is really for chinese tourists and a bit repetitive. Tea served at breakfast is from China... Otherwise, the room was pretty clean, only bathroom was not good looking at the WC, stinking a lot even after several flushes. View on swimming pool /lake with balcony was nice. The diversity and quality of breakfast was nice for the price (1790 rs / pax): fruits (banana, papaya, pineapple) and curd with honey, omelet/waffle station, western and asia corner. It was nice.
                Reviewed October 06, 2018
                7.6
                Very good
                Vasanta
                Couple
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 1 night in September, 2018
                My all time favourite in the Deep South of Sri Lanka!”
                The staff led by Mr. Jayasuriya (FOM) is fabulous. They are professional, courteous and generous to a fault! If only the multi-billionaire owner Mr. Gardiner upgrades the AC units, Safes, restaurant ambience, spread of buffet, sets up a good spa at local rates and gets the over hanging branches on the pool trimmed back. I have been coming here for two decades. Lots of good energies and pleasant memories!
                Reviewed September 15, 2018
                4.0
                ALISHA from Australia
                Group
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 2 nights in September, 2018
                Bed bugs! ”
                The bathroom and overall cleanliness was not good enough at this hotel! I ended up with bed bug bites all over my body. We had dinner at the hotel one night and it took 40mins to bring us a club sandwich which had tuna instead of chicken on it. DO NOT STAY HERE.
                Reviewed September 08, 2018
                5.2
                saeid from United Arab Emirates
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Suite
                Stayed 3 nights in July, 2018
                never”
                well in agoda shows 5 star and when you reach there you will find it 4 and if you check another booking website they will tell you it is 3.5 star ... it's not nice booking as 5 star with higher price and you will get 4 or lower star hotel with bad facilities
                Reviewed August 15, 2018
                4.8
                saeid from United Arab Emirates
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Suite
                Stayed 3 nights in July, 2018
                no”
                well in agoda shows 5 star and when you reach there you will find it 4 and if you check another booking website they will tell you it is 3.5 star ... it's not nice booking as 5 star with higher price and you will get 4 or lower star hotel with bad facilities
                Reviewed August 15, 2018
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Ravishanker from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                Deluxe Lake View
                Stayed 1 night in December, 2018
                Yala short excursion”
                stayed one night and room was large and clean. forty minutes to safari. They prepared breakfast as early as 5am packed for safari trip. good value
                Reviewed December 14, 2018
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Madison from Australia
                Couple
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 1 night in January, 2018
                Exceptional”
                This hotel is a great spot to stay if you want to do a safari in Yala. We arrived after midday so had to book a safari for the following morning - reception organized it all for us and the driver was fantastic. The pool was lovely and the staff all so friendly. Our only negative was the lack of vegetarian options at the restaurant. There were a couple of extra things on the room service menu we wished we had seen prior. Otherwise a good stay!
                Reviewed January 05, 2018
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Lucian from Romania
                Solo traveler
                Deluxe Rooms
                Stayed 1 night in December, 2017
                Beautiful resort and incredible views”
                Beautiful resort with stunning views of the lake, nice staff, good wi-fi. Bed is extremely comfortable so are the pillows. They can prepare an early morning breakfast for the safari.Pool needs to be cleaned a bit more often but they will immediately do it for you if you wanna take a dip. Highly recommendes as it also offers a very good value for money!
                Reviewed December 14, 2017
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