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8.0
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8.3
Excellent
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Excellent location
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FREE
  • Tissa Lake1.53 km
  • Tissa Dagoba1.53 km
  • Tissa town1.53 km
  • Tissamaharama Bus Station2.14 km
  • Yatala Wehera2.48 km
  • Archaeology Museum2.56 km
  • Horizon Medicl Service3.18 km
  • Base Hospital Debarawewa3.28 km
  • Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary5.34 km
  • Weerawila Airport8.09 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Kithala Resort

    Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka, 82600 - See map
    "We loved staying at this resort."
    Allison - April 5, 2016
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.1 facilities on premise
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.0 rating for cleanliness
    • Free airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

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    Review score - United States
    8.4/10
    Location score
    8.3/10
    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Value for money score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.9
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport8.1 km

    Rooms available at Kithala Resort

    7.9
    Very good
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    Deluxe
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            What people love about Kithala Resort

            • 7.2
              Very good

              "The hotel is lovely, great rooms and nice aspect view overlooking the paddy fields."

              Mohammed

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              December 28, 2017

            • 8.4
              Excellent
              Staff 

              "Very friendly staff."

              Nalin

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              January 8, 2018

            • 6.0
              Review score
              Staff 

              "The staff were great, the hotel had a lovely ambience and felt very relaxing."

              Celeste

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              July 13, 2017

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            7.2
            Very good

            "The room was clean."

            Visahan

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            January 31, 2018

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            What they offer

            9.6
            Exceptional

            "Medium size pool with nice surroundings."

            Lahiru

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            November 13, 2017

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            Agoda Reviews (111)Booking.com Reviews (90)
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            Cleanliness8.0
            Facilities8.1
            Location8.3
            Room comfort and quality7.9
            Service7.9
            Value for money7.9
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            8-9 Excellent (9)
            7-8 Very Good (26)
            6-7 Good (8)
            <6 Below Expectation (14)
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Zoe from Singapore
            Group
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Loved their welcome ritual! ”

            Really felt super welcomed when we first arrived at the hotel. Had a team of staff who came to say hello, and we lit a candle as part of the "ritual" They also made really cute elephant towels displayed on our beds! Breakfast was great, room was clean. Generally enjoyed our one night stay there.

            Reviewed July 12, 2019
            7.6
            Very good
            julien from France
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019

            comfortable room”

            we had a nice stay for 1 night. the bedrooms have a nice view

            Reviewed February 11, 2019
            9.2
            Exceptional
            carlton from Canada
            Family with young children
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

            Overall it was a good stay... ”

            We had a marvelous stay at Kithala Resort, Yala, Sri Lanka. Wonderful staff, extremely friendly, provided us with very good service. We were always made sure of how the service was, whether it was pleasing and anything that the staff could offer to make our stay memorable. We must recommend the senior server (Bandhusena – as far as we can remember his name) who provided us with and outstanding service by his energy, smile and warm hand of service. It was extremely warm the time we visited Sri Lanka and we preferred staying in the pool for long hours. The hotel manager was very kind. Even with the set times given for the pool, they let us stay there for longer and served us with hot and cold beverages to the pool. The food that was served was enticing and were served at the means of us. The room was comfortable with good quality room service provided. We had a peaceful and joyful stay!!! Until next time….

            Reviewed July 04, 2017
            6.4
            Good
            LIN from China
            Family with teens
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in February 2017

            Facilities fine; room cleanness needs to be improved ”

            The hotel facilities are not bad, rooms open to the paddy field, big pool right at the centre of the courtyard. But cleanness was a concern. I'm not 100% sure the bedsheets and pillow cases are new since I saw some stains under the yellow room light and the pillow cases were wrinkled before anyone touch it. Meals are very expensive. Takeaway breakfast consisting of a simple sandwich, an orange, a boxed drink and a bottled water was sold at LKR 950 (USD 6.5). Staff are quite friendly but their English is at times not good enough to serve international tourists.

            Reviewed February 10, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Hannah from Australia
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

            Excellent staff!”

            We stayed the night here after a major mix up with our booked accommodation. The staff were so helpful and attentive, and turned a frustrating experience around with their excellent service and determination to give us an enjoyable stay. The food was excellent - we ate like kings.

            Reviewed January 04, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Russell from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in March 2016

            Highly recommended- Beautiful and ideal for Yala”

            We arrived early evening after from Hill country after climbing Adam's Peak (we did the 1am set off - so yes, a great, yet long day!) To be warmly greeted with cooling fruit cocktails, whilst we settled into the comfortable reception seating all felt wonderfully luxurious. Our room was spacious, beautifully lit and being on the ground floor we were lucky to have doors opening onto the gardens. The bathroom was spacious with a shower that had great water pressure and helped ease the legs after our climb. Dinner was elegant buffet style with a wide section of quality food to suit all tastes and appetites. We enjoyed freshly grilled fish from the patio BBQ grill and loved our garden table, poolside, surrounded by twinkling garden lights and candle-light- Fabulous! By morning the tranquil natural environment was further revealed as we looked out to see the frangipani trees in the garden, bird life and grassland beyond. We sadly didn't have time to use the pool which looked very inviting with wooden sun loungers, well placed by the shade of trees. A very comfortable albeit brief stay ahead of a luxury camping trip at Yala. Thank you.

            Reviewed April 08, 2016
            8.8
            Excellent
            Allison from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in March 2016

            Beautiful resort in a beautiful location!”

            We loved staying at this resort. It is not too far away from the main part of town, but feels completely secluded and sits on beautiful land. I would highly recommend it and would have loved to stay longer than one night.

            Reviewed April 05, 2016
            8.0
            Excellent
            Nadeen from United Kingdom
            Group
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

            A good hotel to stay in if visiting Yala”

            The hotel was very clean. Lovely swimming pool and surrounding grounds. Staff were happy to sort out a breakfast package for us when leaving at 4am for a safari trip.

            A nice stay, with friendly staff. All areas of the hotel were very clean. check what the buffet has on offer before choosing to eat from it. Although the the food was very nice sometimes the combinations of food on offer didn't really compliment each other.

            Reviewed April 17, 2015
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Abigail from Australia
            Group
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in January 2015

            Beautiful hotel and great views ”

            Bed comfort, views from the room, value for money

            This hotel was beautiful from the foyer to the rooms. The bed was comfortable and the views from the room were gorgeous. The room backed onto the pool, which overlooked rice paddies. I would have liked to stay here longer. The wifi is weak at best in the rooms though. The dinner service is relatively expensive, about $15, compared to what you can get elsewhere. My biggest complaint though was that I booked and paid for a three person room, but when only two people checked in they gave us a two person room. I was not refunded the difference either. Not a major issue, but it is a poor form.

            Reviewed January 11, 2015
            8.0
            Excellent
            Glenda from Australia
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in December 2014

            Very comfortable”

            Nice pool. Lovely outlook over the race fields. Clean & good size rooms

            We were very happy with our room. Staff were excellent. Breakfast served at table offered a great selection of food. Coffee average. They said wifi only worked in lobby but we had wifi in the room. We were only staying in standard hotels around the country that offered accommodation to our driver. This hotel was a lot more expensive but worth it.

            Reviewed December 18, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Anne from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

            Tranquil Oasis”

            Warm swimming pool, Watching birds flying to the pond,Good Buffet for dinner.

            We had a comfortable modern room overlooking the pool, pond and paddy fields. From the balcony I took some photos of kingfishers and herons at the pond, a bird watcher's paradise. The buffet in the evening catered for all with a wide choice of western, Sri Lankan and even Chinese food (there was a group of chinese tourists). The dail was particularly good! The only problem was the A/C was too cold despite trying to up the temperature!

            Reviewed November 19, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            SARA from Pakistan
            Family with young children
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in July 2014

            relaxing, comfortable”

            beautifully designed

            Our stay at Priyankara was just one night as our stop for Yala Narional Park safari. Fortunately, the evening safari got jeopardized due to some festival and we got to enjoy the hotel. Otherwise, we wouldn't have been able to. The surroundings are beautiful, lush paddy fields. The hotel has a small pond with ducks and geese swimming around and a lush green lawn. Comfortable day beds by the pool make you want to kick back and relax. Nice, clean functional pool that kids can play around in. Excellent buffet dinner. The maintenece staff is slow to react, as the blind on our window was broken when we checked in. It took reporting to 4 different people and 3 hours to get it fixed. All rooms have beautiful small balconies overlooking the pool and paddy field. Honestly, the pictures don't do it justice. It's a lot more beautiful when you're actually there.

            Reviewed July 19, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Bharat from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

            Nice base for Yala”

            Food, service and rooms

            This is quite anice base to stay in for the Yala Safari. Key points below Resort - A nice setting with a large garden, swimming pool and ducks and geese running around (by daughter just loveed it). Room - Quite comfortable and large although the layout was a bit odd Food - Nice packed breakfast packets for the Safari at 5 am. The dinner was also good (though a bit expensive). All in all - i would give it 4 out of 5

            Reviewed April 08, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Laurens from Netherlands
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

            Great stop for entering Yala park”

            Comfortable, close to Yala park, food

            We enjoyed our stay, nice swimming pool, great buffet dining, overall a place to relax. We didnt like the fact that we had to wait for our breakfast package at 5 am, because they forgot we were leaving for the safari (several other guests had the same problem), this should be better organised!

            Reviewed March 04, 2014
            8.4
            Excellent
            Nalin from Sri Lanka
            Family with young children
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Nice Location”

            Hotel Rooms are facing and sourranded by a very natural soothing green environment. Very friendly staff.

            Reviewed January 08, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Zhi from Hong Kong
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017

            Great facility and room, definitely value for money”

            This is best stay I have in Sri Lanka (I choose hotels 80-110 USD per night there).

            Reviewed December 27, 2017
            2.0
            Chun from Hong Kong
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018

            Very bad”

            I was given room 220 at the old wing. I booked a double room but room 220 has 3 beds. The room was very very dirty + dusty and we were bitten by many mosquitoes. I killed 3 of them using my bare hands. Beds only had thin bed sheets. I believe the hotel pictures shown above are in the new ring. We locked our door and went check out the pool. When we came back 10 mins later, the door was wide opened. We checked with the staff immediately and they failed to give us a proper explanation. Luckily all the valuables were in place. We told the manager that we needed to leave the hotel at 4:30am for Yala safari. They said they will prepare our breakfast and give it to us at 4:30am. However, they made a mistake and forgot to prepare. So my gf and I were starving during the whole safari journey. When we came back at noon, the staff was kind to offer us free lunch. We ordered 2 cokes and I found out they did charge us for that.

            Reviewed August 06, 2018
            7.2
            Very good
            Visahan from Sri Lanka
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Rooms at Old wing”

            I was given room 221 at the old wing. I booked for a double room with a double bed. But I was offered a 3 bed room. The room was clean. But, first impression given by the male receptionist was not friendly or welcoming. I was asked to wait for some time. But when I objected they gave the room straight away. The room window could not be locked. The air conditioner worked but the temperature could not be controlled. Airconditioner made us feel very cold and we have to switch it off and sleep with the windows open. Obviously we were bitten by many mosquitoes. Beds had only bed sheets, there is nothing to cover you if you felt cold. The free wifi connection was extremely slow. The hotel should not have accepted the bookings if they cannot give a descent room. The room shown in the pictures are in the new wing and the room offered to me was different.

            Reviewed January 31, 2018
            7.2
            Very good
            Mohammed from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in April 2017

            Nice aspect hotel, impersonal service”

            Stayed here while visiting Yala National Park. The hotel is lovely, great rooms and nice aspect view overlooking the paddy fields. Unfortunately the service was impersonal which let the experience down.

            Reviewed December 28, 2017
            3.6
            Kajanga from Sri Lanka
            Family with young children
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in August 2017

            Awful for independent travellers”

            First, Agoda should be aware that this property has hidden charges for chauffeurs or drivers accompanying guests. This charge of Rs 1500 was demanded at check-in. Further, we were told that this charge applies only to online bookings. After agreeing to pay this unexpected fee our chauffeur was kept waiting for 1 hour after which point they said that they couldn't accomdate him because they were apparently full. How can the chauffers accomodation be available when we agree to pay the fee and be mysteriously unavailable after 1 hour? I had to demand a meeting with the Manager to get them to sort this out - at a cost to us to provide a roof for the night for the chauffeur. A property calling themselves a 'resort' in countries that require chauffeurs as part of travel should have alternatives in place if they know they are overbooked. The staff at the front office were pitiful, perhaps because they get so badly remunerated. How many 'resorts' in this world do you know where the most visible item at the checkin counter is a massive staff tip box? This in a 'resort' that already has a 10% service charge on the whole bill. As a seasoned global traveller I have only seen such tip boxes at budget properties who do not levy a service charge. Room 106 which we were allocated had human hair on the bathroom floor. The shower area was dripping wet. It looked as if they had forgotten to clean it. We observed these as soon as we checked in and informed the guest relations person who took us to the room. However, it was never attended to during our entire stay. Avoid this property if you are an independent traveller. There are some terrific properties with far superior service and value for money in the neighbourhood.

            Reviewed August 13, 2017
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