Hotel Nilketha
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8.5
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8.3
Excellent
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Excellent location
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FREE
  • Tissamaharama Bus Station510 m
  • Tissa town1.14 km
  • Tissa Dagoba1.14 km
  • Tissa Lake1.15 km
  • Yatala Wehera1.81 km
  • Archaeology Museum1.83 km
  • Horizon Medicl Service2.22 km
  • Base Hospital Debarawewa2.32 km
  • Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary4.96 km
  • Weerawila Airport5.87 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hotel Nilketha

    Helambagaswela Road, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka - See map
    "Beautiful grounds & super well maintained & manicured."
    Risa - October 21, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.6 rating for cleanliness
    • 510 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Room service [24-hour]

    • Garden

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    Value for money score
    9.0/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    10.0/10
    Location score
    8.3/10
    Better than
    99
    %
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    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money9.0
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport5.9 km

    Rooms available at Hotel Nilketha

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior Twin Room
    Superior Twin Room
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    2 Double Bed Luxury Suite
    2 Double Bed Luxury Suite
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Superior Family Room
    Superior Family Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 5 single beds or 1 single b...
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    Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 81 m²/872 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 semi double bed
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    Deluxe Triple Room
    Deluxe Triple Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 single beds
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 8 single beds
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    Family Room 5 Adults
    Family Room 5 Adults
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 5 single beds
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    Standard Family Room for 4 People
    Standard Family Room for 4 People
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 4 single beds
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    What people love about Hotel Nilketha

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "Spacious rooms, beautiful grounds, staff very helpful."

      Sarah

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      July 21, 2016

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Overall would recommend."

      Rachel

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      April 14, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Highly recommend!"

      Risa

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      October 21, 2018

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Wifi is good and we really enjoyed the use of a hot shower w..."

    Rachel

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    April 14, 2017

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    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "It was more like a guest house than a hotel that the owner a..."

    Jean L.

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    December 18, 2017

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    Reviews of Hotel Nilketha from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (51)Booking.com Reviews (96)
    8.5
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    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.3
    Value for money9.0
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (20)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (8)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
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    Mar - May (12)
    Jun - Aug (2)
    Sep - Nov (4)
    Dec - Feb (19)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Joao from Portugal
    Family with young children
    Family Room 5 Adults
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good value for money with friendly staff”

    We stayed a couple of nights here when going for a Safari in Yala National Park. As we were self driving the location was good. The staff was very friendly and always tried to help and we had an enjoyable time here.

    Reviewed April 24, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Nora from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Standard Family Room for 4 People
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    basic”

    OK to stay one night just to do a Safari but do not expect more. not much to do in the surroundings. air-con not working properly. Night staff was nice though they prepared a lunchbox for the next day Safari.

    Reviewed April 21, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Gregoire from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Very good”

    Nice clean room at reasonable price, staff speaks little English but very helpful. Organized safari for us which was great.Would recommend.

    Reviewed April 04, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    JULIUS from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Great Place to Stay near Yala National Park ”

    I booked my room for the night on the way to Tissamaharama. I was greated by friendly manager and staff. Dominic (sp?), the manager arrange my Yala Safari tour immediately when he knew I didnt have any bookings. He also insisted to drive me instead of taking tuk tuk during a rain storm to go to the ATM for no charge. My room was very spacious and clean. I was not able to try their breakfast as my tour started at 4am, but the staff made me a nice hot cup of tea while I waited to get picked up for the Safari. I highly recommend staying here if you are in the area based on my pleasant experience with this hotel.

    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Risa from United States
    Group
    Deluxe Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Amazing Hospitality”

    Beautiful grounds & super well maintained & manicured. The owner/manager offers incredible service. He offered to help us book our safari (was actually cheaper than the one we had already pre-booked). He was also very attentive & even brought up plates & cutlery for our friend that stayed in when we brought back food for him. He also offered my hippie friend who didn't pack shoes, the literal shoes off his feet before we headed out on our safari. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed October 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nadia from Italy
    Group
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Excellent resort, great staff!”

    Nilkheta is the perfect place to rest after the safari at Yala. The staff is very kind and friendly. We arrived late at night and they prepared for us a welcome drink and a great dinner. Rooms are large, comfortable and spotless. There is a nice garden with a mango tree (very tasty) and even a terrace.

    Reviewed May 03, 2018
    5.2
    Kok from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Room was okay but service was awful”

    We booked a room with complimentary breakfast however, the owner of the hotel (who also happened to be the check-in person), argued that there was no way that breakfast would be included in such a price. I showed him the Agoda voucher which clearly stated that breakfast was included in my booking, and he reluctantly accepted but still complained that meal shouldn't be included at this rate. In the end, we suggested him to deal with Agoda directly rather than putting the blame on his guests...

    Reviewed April 27, 2018
    6.0
    Pradeep from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Above average”

    Dear Booking.com I was unable to go to Hotel Nilketha as I had planned. We were late at Safari and managed to stay at Ambalantota.

    Reviewed April 18, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jean from France
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Friendly staff and economic price”

    I went there with my finance for one night. It was more like a guest house than a hotel that the owner and staff was very welcoming. And offering really good price of safari of Yala park. Just without shower gel and hair dryer

    Reviewed December 18, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    Raymond from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Good”

    The air con is not cool enough.

    Reviewed April 30, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Stephen from United Kingdom
    Group
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    nice”

    Really nice place and good value. He is quite forward with his selling. However, I guess this is a main part of the business for most hotels in the area. BTW we were able to negotiate the price of the safari and make sure we had a private safari jeep rather than sharing.

    Reviewed April 30, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Rachel from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Lovely looking hotel.”

    This hotel is absolutely prefect once you enter its grounds with nice garden, big rooms and aircon. The staff really try and help out with any questions however their English is limited. Wifi is good and we really enjoyed the use of a hot shower which can be hard to come by in Sri Lanka. Location is the only thing that kind of let's it down, we felt like we were in the middle of nowhere with not many restaurants around. There was a restaurant on site however was closed due to low season. You can easily book different yala trips through the hotel from 5500rupees. Overall would recommend.

    Reviewed April 14, 2017
    6.0
    Ruonan from China
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Good facilities but owner bothers”

    The room is good, we stayed there for two nights. But the owner always tried to sell us something... Safari, umbrella, bike renting and etc. And the room was not cleaned on the second day. Plus we were not allowed to put our shoes out of the room. The location is somehow different from the map.

    Reviewed March 19, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sin from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    One of the best hotels I had stayed in Sri Lanka ever”

    I'm a budget traveler but need comfortable stay. This hotel matches my needs perfectly. Although it's a little bit away from the city center, it didn't cost me more than 10mins. All of its facilities were new, it provided me a big room with very good functioning air-conditioner, heater and gave me perfect shower in Sri Lanka! Staff were very friendly and helpful. The owner was a good man, only I was frightened when he hugged and touched me so often and closely. (My girlfriend booked this for me, I'm a young man) *Thank you for the owner/staff reserving the Safari Tour for me.

    Reviewed February 20, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Greg from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Lovely host”

    Great hotel with large rooms equipped with A/C. The host was very attentive - getting up at 4:30am to unlock the gate for our morning safari. We rented good quality bikes at a reasonable price, which was a great way to see the sights in Tissa. Good wifi also. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed January 25, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jiaqing from China
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Not bad”

    Value for money

    Reviewed December 12, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Patrick from Belgium
    Group
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    VERY PLEASANT STAY”

    LARGE ROOMS, GOOD AIRCO, GOOD BREAKFAST, EXCELLENT PRICE/QUALITY RATIO FOR MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION

    Reviewed November 28, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sarah from New Zealand
    Family with teens
    Family Room 5 Adults
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    Great place to stay”

    Spacious rooms, beautiful grounds, staff very helpful.

    Reviewed July 21, 2016
    7.0
    Very good
    Joe from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Nice place, needs to work on the welcome drink!”

    Location, cleanliness and size of rooms

    We enjoyed our stay at Nilketha and would recommend to other travellers on a bit of a budget staying in Thissa. However, a couple of points to mention: the welcome drink was incredibly salty - even our driver said it wasn't drinkable! The owner made a bit of a fuss of putting up our driver, even though we had agreed this with the hotel prior to travel. The kitchen was closed when we there, seemingly due to a party happening later that week, which meant we couldn't get dinner. Whilst this wasn't a big problem for us as we were happy to wander in to Thissa, we could have been advised of this in advance. Overall, this was an enjoyable stay though.

    Reviewed February 26, 2016
    6.4
    Good
    Valerie from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Pour un hôtel étoilés, on s'attend à mieux ”

    Si vous avez envi de tranquillité dans votre chambre en journée passez votre chemin car ils sont en train d'ajouter un étage donc beaucoup de bruit !! Toiles d'araignées sous ma lumière de chevet Si vous avez un chauffeur , le patron lui dira que c'est gratuit alors qu'en faites il vous factureras en + 500 roupies sur votre note. Sinon grande chambre Wifi pas top Pas de restaurant Wc qui fuit

    Reviewed February 24, 2017
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