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8.0
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Excellent location
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  • Base Hospital Debarawewa850 m
  • Horizon Medicl Service910 m
  • Archaeology Museum1.45 km
  • Yatala Wehera1.53 km
  • Tissamaharama Bus Station2.56 km
  • Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary2.76 km
  • Tissa town3.08 km
  • Tissa Dagoba3.08 km
  • Tissa Lake3.08 km
  • Weerawila Airport4.2 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hotel River Front

    553/3 A Gangasiripura, Debarawewa, Tissamaharama,, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka - See map
    "Nice hotel."
    Jeff - April 2, 2017
    Exceptional comfort
    9.0 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    • Balcony/terrace

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    Room comfort score
    9.0/10
    Cheapest price score
    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.7/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
    98
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    of Yala properties
    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport4.2 km

    Rooms available at Hotel River Front

    9.0
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Double River View Air Conditioning
    Deluxe Double River View Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Family Suite
    Deluxe Family Suite
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • River view
    • 2 double beds
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    Deluxe King Room
    Deluxe King Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Triple
    Deluxe Triple
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Superior Family Room
    Superior Family Room
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 king beds
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    Deluxe Tree House
    Deluxe Tree House
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Double Room with Fan
    Double Room with Fan
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, River View
    Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, River View
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    • Shower
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    Deluxe Triple Room, 2 Bedrooms, River View
    Deluxe Triple Room, 2 Bedrooms, River View
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    • Shower
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    What people love about Hotel River Front

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Rooms and outdoor area was beautiful and clean."

      Tianna

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      February 19, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Rooms are very clean."

      Amily

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      June 22, 2016

    • 6.8
      Good

      "For the price, the place is quite decent."

      Kay S.

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      November 6, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Foods are delicious."

    Amily

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    June 22, 2016

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    7.2
    Very good
    Staff 

    "In general the price is okay, staff is friendly and room is..."

    Kai-yuan

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    November 11, 2016

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    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities7.9
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality9.0
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.8
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    6-7 Good (6)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Linda from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

    Beautiful clean little wahalla in dusty Tissamaharama”

    Wow an amazing place in Tissa! Hotel River Front is a beautiful stay with a nice swimming pool, relaxing garden, big comfortable rooms, good breakfast and very friendly staff who helps you with everything you'll need. The location along side of the river, you'll love it. It's really nice to walk towards the river from the hotel ground and chill on the swing listening to the birds. Tissa has unforgetable lakes like Debara Wewa, Tissa Wewa and Yodha Wewa. I did go by foot because I like to walk but you can grab a tuktuk to visit them. After a hot and dusty day it's so nice and comfortable to arrive at Hotel River Front to clean or to relax at the swimming pool. Book here you'll won't forget it! Thank you for your kindness and great service!!

    Reviewed April 06, 2019
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Katrin from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Perfect stay for Yala National Park”

    hospitality, location, tree house

    We had a wonderful stay in this hotel as we got an upgrade for the tree house. It's beautiful right in the jungle. The hotel is run by a welcoming family and we enjoyed very much the hospitality of the staff members even though we stayed only one night.

    Reviewed March 02, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Sarah from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Pleasant, relaxing stay”

    Big, clean rooms, free wifi with cable tv, delicious food

    From Mathara, hopped on a bus to Tissa. Once I saw the river front inn sign, I became attentive already watching out for the signboard for this hotel. It was roughly 3-5 minute walk from where the bus stopped when I asked to go down but it was a relatively easy walk. Hotel is located withn a residential area, along with few other hotels/inns. When I went in, they were already expecting me and immediately showed me to my room. I was surprised to find a huge room all for myself --- it has one queen size bed and one solo bed (which i ended up using for my stuff). I booked a non-AC room but the ceiling fan is really effective and cool as I ended up closing it down in the wee hours of the morning. They have free wifi and cable tv. Lunch was good! They also served welcome drink/shake. Place is not walking distance to the town, but it's okay as the hotel gives a free tour of the town or should you need something from the town, i believe they can arrange for free ride either via motorcycle or their jeep. They give a very personalized service and sends you off (for free) to the bus stop when it's time to go. The place is new and the furnitures and fixtures of the room have been carefully chosen that it feels like a very relaxing vacation house.

    Reviewed March 09, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jen from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Brand new, lovely room, garden backed by river”

    Room, ease to organise safari, staff

    Being brand new, the two rooms there are as you see on the website. They will be extending to a third room on the roof but it is a very small hotel and very peaceful. Rooms are lovely, spacious and clean with own terrace outside French windows. Gardens lead down to the river at the bottom. Staff very attentive. I arrived in the morning and arranged to do their safari that afternoon, no problem. As it is not near other outlets, I was unable to 'shop around' but I think I got a fair enough price - ended up getting price down to 4000 rupees from 5000 for afternoon safari in hotel's own, good quality jeep, only passenger so plenty of freedom and saw a leopard...the highlight for me! The location of the hotel is in the very quiet village of Deberawewa. When I asked about getting to the lake and main Tissa town to see it in the few hours I had before my safari, the guy who worked there offered to take me round on his motorbike! For free, he drove me round the lake, temples, ruins, main town, showing me all the sights in an hour or two before my afternoon safari...it was great! It is fairly spread out around there so nowhere is really central unless you stay in the noisy town centre. Maybe where there are more guesthouses the other side of the Tissa town near the lake you'd have more option to walk round places for shops and restaurants so if you are staying for a while, you may be better off here than Deberawewa so you can get around easier. However I only went there for one night to do the safari so had no time to wander around much. I just wanted a peaceful, clean room...which I got! Perfect! The guy also helped me arrange my next hotel that evening and walked me to the bus stop in the morning, hailed the right bus and then called the next hotel to confirm my pick up from the station!! Definitely recommend this hotel! I doubt it'll stay this cheap for long as the quality of rooms and service is very high!!

    Reviewed January 04, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Luisa from United States
    Couple
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    We had a lovely time at the Riverfront Hotel. The place looks like an old palace with a little touch of Bollywood in their colorful lights. The room was very clean and well appointed with a very comfortable mattress and crisp white sheets. The A/C was quiet and efficient. The bathroom was spacious with plenty of hot water. There was a nice little terrace by our room and a larger one downstairs, both overlooking the pool. The pool looked inviting and clean but we couldn’t stay long enough to try it out. The hotel organized for us a safari at Bundala National Park, which we thoroughly enjoyed! Apart from many, many wonderful birds we saw elephants, crocodiles, monitor lizards and, of course, lots of cheeky monkeys. The hotel management really went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and took care of all our needs. Thank you!

    Reviewed January 25, 2019
    2.4
    Nimantha from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Double Room with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Totally Dissapoint n not meeting even basic hotel requirement”

    Totally disappoint & didn’t provide even basic hotel requirement —Agoda has to take responsibility see below details 1) my self/wife n 2kids(6 &7) we been travelled almost 135 km once reached to hotel staff n hotel owner has simply advised its Agoda system error n transfer to local other hote -name call “home stay” 2) place having mosquito & you can realize didn’t provide any basic requirement 3/ breakfast -it was horribale and don’t how n why agoda not checking this hotel basic standard -given only bread/butter / fried egg and it’s totally cheating to persons and really disappointed . Ex : Sri Lanka this hotel owner can easily can provide a good food menu to customer with in 600 to 700 rs but above is not even worth of RS 100 in Colombo 3) you can purely realize hotel owner was too gridie and didn’t provide basics requirement to customers See attached pic to proof the service Key -agoda has to return 50% of payment to customer Waiting your feedback 3

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    XINYING from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Clean room”

    Hotel is located at the end of the street and only food option would be prepared by the hotel. Be sure to confirm your booking if you book more than 1 room. When we reached the hotel at 8pm, we were informed that my 2 rooms booked were not available and they have a family room for me instead. This should have been informed earlier so that I can look for alternatives instead of asking me to check out the room and decide if I would want it at 8pm.

    Reviewed April 01, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Glenn from Japan
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Family Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    This is a very good hotel. The room we stayed in had two queen size beds and was nearly perfect (size-wise) for our family of 5. The pool is great. The kids loved it! The food was pretty good too. We definitely recommend this hotel.

    Reviewed January 26, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    David from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Family Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Super-Clean Establishment”

    We booked a Family Suite for one night. We arrived at the property at 9 p.m. after our Jeep Safari at Yala National Park. The staff was patient and helpful in checking us into the hotel. What we first noticed was how clean the room was, even though the restaurant is undergoing extensive renovation. The sheets and towels were also neat and tidy. If I can be choosy, it is that the air-con in the room was not powerful enough due to the high ceiling of the room. However, we slept well as it wasn't hot nor stuffy. The breakfast next morning comprised of a sunny-side up egg with toasts, and fruits. The staff was attentive, and asked if we wanted some more toast after noticing that we have finished the first serving. For the price point, we had a enjoyable stay at Hotel River Front.

    Reviewed December 27, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Anne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Great place to stay for Yala safari”

    We stayed for 2 nights for a day safari in Yala arranged by the hotel. upon arrival the family were so welcoming and could not do enough for us. The room was clean and spacious with a view of the lovely garden and swimming pool. We had Sri Lankan curry for dinner cooked by mum which was lovely. The safari was great and we even saw the leopards. We would definately recommend this hotel

    Reviewed December 10, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Man from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Deluxe Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Very good base to the Yala National Park”

    The hotel is great, although the hotel is not located in Tissa center, it's not really a concern to us as our purpose is to go to the Yala National Park only. This is a nice place for us to settle down, enjoy the food at the balcony, just sit there and relax before and after the tour. Staff are very attentive, and rooms are clean. We had our meals in the hotel, and haven't really been outside the hotel to explore the area.

    Reviewed January 09, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ingo from Germany
    Couple
    Deluxe Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Would come back”

    It is a very nice place to start into the National Parks. Book it in the hotel, because you will get the best driver( Indunil is his Name). The breakfast ( Sri Lankan) was very good, the dinner was not so good.

    Reviewed December 27, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Antti from Finland
    Couple
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Clean place with helpfull employees.”

    Hotel booked the safari for us. It cost little more what you could get from city, but the driver/guide was awesome. We were one of the few people to see leopard and bear because the driver did know how to be in the right place in the right time.

    Reviewed October 24, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Stephen from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double Room with Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    Prefect Position for Yala National Park”

    We stayed 1 night plus paid for 2nd night so we could shower and continue our journey after the safari as we artived back around 1.30pm. Idea location to get to the Yala National Park for a safari. They even made us breakfast to takeaway for our 5.00am start. Clean rooms, friendly staff.

    Reviewed June 26, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wufan from China
    Couple
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Good ”

    The room is confortable and very clean, the staff there is very friendly, even will help to remove the clothes hangers to better sunshine place themselves when we went to Yala, meal price there is reasonable as well.

    Reviewed April 07, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ann from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

    Fabulous place”

    A small hotel, owned/run by a lovely, friendly and welcoming family. Lovely spacious and clean room with air con, and our own terrace for relaxing on. Quiet location, yet only a short tuktuk ride from the main town. Idealy situated for going on safari to the National Park, and the staff were eager to please... nothing was too much bother for them, whether arranging transport locally, or cars and drivers to take you on to your next destination. The food was homecooked and beautiful, with a varied menu. I highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed January 25, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    min from China
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Triple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    Wonderful memory in Tissa”

    Most cleaning room;Convinence place to go Tissa lake and YaLa National Park;Cheaper fooder and nice easy talking girl.

    As I mentioned before,River Front Hotel has so cleaning rooms compares all hotels I stayed in Lanka. Convinence place to go Tissa lake and YaLa National Park;Cheaper fooder and nice easy talking girl. I will recomend my friends to come this place,I love it.

    Reviewed October 23, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Joy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Great value for money for 5star service!”

    Staff, cleanliness and tour/booking facilities

    Fantastic stay atthe river front hotel, they honestly couldn't do enough for us. Arranged trips for safari, tuk tusk for days out and the place was spotless! A real comfort after staying in some less than fantastic places. Suggest you book! Wonderful staff too and all within our small budget.

    Reviewed September 19, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dave from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Great rooms - not like the picture though”

    Excellent Rooms, Good staff, Good food

    This hotel is a lovely little gem set back of the main road into Tissa. You can walk to town if you don't mind a little stroll and we happened on great food market during th eday just on the other side of the main road from this place. The staff were friendly and attentive and the room was a very well equipped and comfortable stay. They have a fantastic river side area which we did not utilise, unfortunately, but it looked ideal for chilling out after a long/early day.

    Reviewed September 03, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Allison from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double River View Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

    Pleasant stay”

    staff

    We stayed at Hotel River Front mid-July. On arrival, we were given a welcome beverage. Originally, we paid for the fan room, however it was too hot and ended up opting to pay extra for the AC room. The staff suggested we go to a local festival that night, and ended up being a highlight of our trip! We also booked the safari through the hotel, which was an awesome day!

    Reviewed July 26, 2015
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