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8.3
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8.3
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Excellent location
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  • Base Hospital Debarawewa1.64 km
  • Horizon Medicl Service1.66 km
  • Archaeology Museum1.71 km
  • Yatala Wehera1.72 km
  • Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary2.23 km
  • Tissamaharama Bus Station3.23 km
  • Tissa Lake3.28 km
  • Tissa Dagoba3.28 km
  • Tissa town3.28 km
  • Weerawila Airport6.32 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Lake Edge Holiday Inn

    Sandungama Road,Tissamaharama, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka - See map
    "We stayed at the Lake Edge Holiday Inn for 1 night and it was perfect from the food to the rooms to the people working there."
    Tobias - May 26, 2016
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.3 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

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    Value for money score
    8.6/10
    Location score
    8.3/10
    Service score
    8.7/10
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    Value for money8.6
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport6.3 km

    Rooms available at Lake Edge Holiday Inn

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Suite with Lake View
    Suite with Lake View
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard A/C Room
    Standard A/C Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family
    Family
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Standard Non A/C
    Standard Non A/C
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Lake Edge Holiday Inn

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Stunning location by the lake."

      Sarah

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      January 15, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Provides also freshly prepared meals and drinks."

      Dieter

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      September 1, 2016

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "We had two nights here and were very happy."

      Catharina

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      April 1, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "We booked the National park safari trough the hotel and our..."

    Nabil

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    March 2, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Huge clean room with view of lake."

    Sarah

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    January 15, 2017

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    8.3
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    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities8.2
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.6
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    9+ Exceptional (62)
    8-9 Excellent (35)
    7-8 Very Good (38)
    6-7 Good (12)
    <6 Below Expectation (22)
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    Mar - May (27)
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    Dec - Feb (81)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lauren from United States
    Couple
    Standard A/C Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

    Love this hotel and the owner is SO nice”

    Friendly owner, Clean, and Great Location

    This is a great hotel right on the edge of the lake. It is beautiful at sunset. It is a much better location that in town. The owner is so nice and the food is delicious. My husband has Celiac and they went out of their way to cook him something completely wheat free. We highly recommend this place and would stay here again.

    Reviewed December 18, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nabil from Qatar
    Solo traveler
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    U get more than what you pay for”

    The hotel is located by the lake, there’s a cute hammock to watch sunset. When I arrived I was shocked to see that the property looked like compared to what I paid for. I knew I made the right choice. Very friendly staff and will to answer your questions and help u at any time of the day. The location is 5mins away from the city which is about 150 Rupees, I paid 100 during day time. Make sure to rent a bicycle or a scooter during the day to get urself around the attractions and chill by the lakes. Use a lot of mosquito repellent creams as the lakes attract insects. The bus station is about 8mins away from the hotel as well. We booked the National park safari trough the hotel and our guide/driver was the best around in my opinion. The food at the hotel is good but I also strongly recommend a restaurant called Lak Chand. It’s 6mins away from the hotel and when I went it was still open till 10is on a weekday. Try the Cheese Kottu

    Reviewed March 02, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Janany from Switzerland
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Great stay for a very good valuable price and super service by the owner and staff- very satisfied! ”

    We were very glad that we have stayed 2 nights (planed for only 1 night). Comparing to many other placed we stayed in SL so far this place was really very good for the low price we paid. The owner and staff were really kind and helpful - very heart kinded people who do their work with heart! The food we ordered were very delicious and the prices were super down to earth and not overpriced like in many tourists areas in the South. Just to mention they don't even charge You a Service charge nor accepted tip when offered. They offer bikes for bike-rides around the area. The place of the stay is perfect to do Safari Trips- we booked a jeep safari tour with the Hotel owner-Lady's Brother Janaka which worked out perfectly. We got organised a taxi- transfer to Tangalle by the owner for much cheaper price that the usual rates. We would recommend this place to anyone- You will be satisfied 100% for what you pay! Will definetly come again!

    Reviewed July 31, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    monica from Spain
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    You must stay in this hotel!!!”

    Amazing, that's the word that come to our head of the day we stay at Mali and her family's house. The hands of Mali at the kitchen... what a chef!!!! Best dinner in our trip in Sri Lanka!💗 free bicycles, clean rooms and lovely views. Don't think twice to stay in this place, is the best.

    Reviewed March 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ian from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

    Excellent place to stay”

    We loved our time at Lake Edge. It is a beautiful, peaceful location situated on the quieter lake just a couple of KM out of Tissa town. The owner is a lovely lady , very helpful and friendly and really goes out of her way to make sure you enjoy your stay.

    Reviewed February 06, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Wonderful stay in Tissamahara”

    Stunning location by the lake. Huge clean room with view of lake. Excellent rice and curry. The couple who own and run the hotel are so king and friendly, they absolutely made our stay magical. Thank you!

    Reviewed January 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dieter from Germany
    Couple
    Standard A/C Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

    Perfect place to stay for Safaris”

    Well maintained and managed premises; friendly hosts; early morning snack box service for those who go on a Jeep Safari; provides also freshly prepared meals and drinks. Nice view on the lake, its birds and roaming herds of water buffalos. By threewheeler (taxi) quick access to the small town nearby.

    Reviewed September 01, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tobias from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Standard A/C Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Excellent and perfect stay ”

    We stayed at the Lake Edge Holiday Inn for 1 night and it was perfect from the food to the rooms to the people working there. we learned a little bit about sri Lankan food and got the perfect driver for our Yala Safari with Janaka we can only recommend to stay here it is perfect

    Reviewed May 26, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Florin from Italy
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    pleasant stay”

    The location is outside city . With no car quite difficult to reach It's on a lake but I don't understand all the fuss about, it really stinks, looks like it's some wastewater, even if it could look quite scenographic. Food is ok, good value for money (anyway without car no other options there ) . The owner is kind and helpful. Full of mosquitos , ants and so on , be prepared

    Reviewed May 13, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Catharina from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Great and calm place to stay”

    We had two nights here and were very happy. The meals were great the Hosts were so nice! We saw several wild crocodiles in the lake and King fisher and Aras. The nature ist so great here and we come down and relaxed. Don´t Forget ur anti-mosquito spray, otherwise the will eat you!

    Reviewed April 01, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    william from Singapore
    Group
    Standard A/C Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Friendly staff, great value ”

    Safari, clean rooms, food

    Would definitely recommend. Arrived after a 6hour ride from Colombo. The owners are really friendly, the rooms are clean and the food is decent. The affiliated safari (Janaka) was great, and we got to see quite a lot of animals including leopard, sloth bear, deers and so much more.

    Reviewed December 28, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yulia from Russia
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Loved it!”

    Location, staff, atmosphere

    Loved the place! Located right next to the lake, where you can take a wonderful walk and see wild parrots as well as a crocodile. We had a bit of a problem when checking in, but management acted more than professional (better than I saw in some 5 star hotels) and resolved the issue within minutes. Rooms are simple, but very clean and comfy. Balcony was lovely and the view was great. Food was wonderful, I would suggest to try coconut roti and chicken kothu. Prices are acceptable for both food and beer and staff are very friendly. You can also borrow a bike from them and take a ride around the city, you will have a chance, at night, to see huge fruit bats not far from the hotel. We arranged safari through the company that hotel suggested to us and were very happy that we did. All in all very enjoyable experience.

    Reviewed September 05, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Kay from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard A/C Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    Great time at Lake edge”

    Nice large spacious rooms. Great Sri Lankan food at a good price.

    Great place overlooking a huge lake where you can sometimes see the water buffalo. The rooms are spacious and have comfortable beds and plenty of hot water. The food was good and we'll priced. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Only downside for us was that they are having building work done which was noisy and messy near the dining reception area.

    Reviewed March 03, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Zachary from United States
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

    Fantastic Find in Tissa”

    Location, Awesome Staff, and Hammocks

    Our arrival at Lake Edge was seemingly the talk of the area, because we refused to take a single tuk-tuk in favor of walking the 2 km from where the bus dropped us off. When we arrived, we laughed a lot with the manager about this, because she had been "warned" about the crazy foreigners. Even though our room was located on the ground floor, it was clean and a decent place to sleep. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the safari prices were good, the hammocks were amazing, and the food was excellent. If we returned to Tissa, we would definitely consider staying here again. One thing that should be considered is that this hotel also serves as a special events venue. There were two such events while we were there - a convention and a wedding. Although guests are welcome to join, they are very loud if you are wanting peace, quiet, and a place to sit and relax in the afternoons.

    Reviewed February 24, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    chris from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Pretty lakeside hotel”

    The staff, the food, the setting

    A friendly reception and an excellent evening meal at very reasonable prices. The safari was well organized with a packed breakfast and the possibility to use the room to freshen up afterwards before checking out. The cheaper downstairs rooms are ok, but the upstairs rooms with ac and lake view & balcony are probably worth the extra expense.

    Reviewed February 12, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Philippe from France
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    nice place with view on a lake from rest room”

    the place is nice, view on the lake, pretty garden and excellent food

    A nice stay ,1km from bus stop, near a lake , you can enjoy food on a terrasse or drink a fresh beverage in the garden.to organize a safari , people are coming in the guest house to propose you differents option: We take one from 04h30 to 11h30 and we are lucky as we saw leopard two times and one hunting antilop !!!

    Reviewed January 21, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Andy from Ireland
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    Quiet place with friendly hostess”

    Friendly staff; value for money; quiet location

    Friendly staff; value for money; quiet location. It was the cheapest room we've had so far after 10 days in Sri Lanka and though pretty basic, was made up for by the friendly staff and quiet out-of-town location. We borrowed their bikes for a venture into town which was also leisurely along the lakes.

    Reviewed January 03, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Peter from Denmark
    Group
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

    Can not believe that this place only has one star!”

    Staff Performance, Value for Money and food

    Can not believe that this place only has one star! We stayed there for three days and nights in the end of October. The people working at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. English speaking and polite and the food were very delicious. We were invited to a local wedding at the hotel and treated as quests. Wifi was working fine. The rooms and bath facility were like a 3-4 star hotel and the service were that of a 4-5 star hotel!!! The nature in the surrounding area is very attractive! I will really recommend this hotel!

    Reviewed December 22, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Alice from Australia
    Group
    Standard A/C Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

    Great location ideal for access to Yala National P”

    Lovely lakeside location; Helpful hostess; Comfortable rooms

    We were warmly greeted with refreshing drinks on our arrival at Lake Edge. Sited next to a large lake, the guesthouse has well-kept grounds and a spacious, open dining area. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the upstairs rooms have a distinct advantage with balconies overlooking the lake view. Our hostess made every effort to ensure our comfort, spending many hours trying to resolve Wifi problems. Staff were somewhat difficult to locate at times and communication impeded by language barriers, but they were always friendly and very willing to assist. Lake Edge is in a lovely location with easy access to the Yala National Park, making it an ideal place to stay just outside of Tissamaharama.

    Reviewed November 09, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Bartlomiej from Poland
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    Wonderful suroundings”

    Wonderful suroundings, beautiful garden, very nice staff

    The hotel is located next to a beautiful lake with thousands of wild animals (many kind of birds, crocodiles). You can walk around the lake (it takes about 1.5 hours) or you can rent a bike at the hotel. Local people are really nice for tourists. Hotel's garden with palms and hammocks is a great place to relax. The hotel is also a good place to start your Yala safari tour.

    Reviewed May 21, 2014
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