Samwill Holiday Resort
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7.9
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7.9
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location
Parking
FREE
  • Kiri Vehera Dagoba1.3 km
  • Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya Temple1.39 km
  • Katharagama holy city1.61 km
  • Sella kataragama2.55 km
  • Mahasen Temple2.62 km
  • Lord Ganesh Temple2.72 km
  • Sella Kataragama Market2.82 km
  • Yasvanth Golden Temple3.97 km
  • Lunugamvehera National Park13.18 km
  • Wirawila Tissa Sanctuary15.6 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Samwill Holiday Resort

    Kataragama-Sella Kataragama Road, Katharagama, Yala, Sri Lanka, 91400 - See map
    "Very helpful staff."
    Dimuth - October 5, 2016
    Excellent service
    8.1 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.8 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Blackout curtains

    Property ranking|Compared to 745 Yala properties
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    Value for money score
    8.2/10
    Review score - United States
    7.4/10
    Location score
    7.9/10
    Service score
    8.1/10
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Yala properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Yala properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Yala properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Yala properties
    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center20 km
    Location rating7.9
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport20.8 km

    Rooms available at Samwill Holiday Resort

    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Triple Room
    Deluxe Triple Room
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    • Shower
    • 3 single beds
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    Deluxe Single
    Deluxe Single
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      What people love about Samwill Holiday Resort

      • 8.8
        Excellent
        Staff 

        "Very helpful staff,clean and beautiful place"

        Ajantha

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        January 22, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Very Satisfied service."

        Viraj

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        June 7, 2016

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Staff 

        "overole good place and Staff also very helpful ."

        Indu

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        December 27, 2016

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      8.0
      Very good

      "Good place and close to Katharagama temple ."

      Indu

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      December 27, 2016

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      7.6
      Very good
      Staff 

      ", friendly and helpful staff."

      CHOON H.

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      January 10, 2017

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      Agoda Reviews (35)Booking.com Reviews (94)
      7.9
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.8
      Facilities7.3
      Location7.9
      Service8.1
      Value for money8.2
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (6)
      8-9 Excellent (3)
      7-8 Very Good (8)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (4)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (3)
      Jun - Aug (6)
      Sep - Nov (4)
      Dec - Feb (9)
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      12
      5.2
      Tash
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Value for money”

      Staff at reception were nice but the rooms felt unclean. There were heaps of stains on the bedding, the towels were frayed. Nothing to really do in Yala. Wouldn’t stay here again

      Reviewed April 01, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Yoonhee from Sri Lanka
      Group
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Very good”

      Just stayed one night so don't have much opinion but the staffs were nice, and yala national park was maybe 40min- 1 hrs away from the hotel. they also had a nice pool. faciliites and room was pretty basic but clean and spacious. AC was new. They also book you jeep and safari guide which was 6000 for jeep and entrance fee separate plus tip for the guide. Unfortunately I did the morning safari and did not see that many animals. I heard you get higher chance to see leopards and sloth bears in the evening safari.

      Reviewed January 08, 2019
      5.2
      Natalie from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Near Yala”

      We stayed one night before a day safari in Yala. The hotel is in good proximity to the national park. The rooms are basic, and there isn't anything within walking distance, which is fine if you are only staying to be near the park.

      Reviewed October 07, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      manisha from Canada
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      Exceptional”

      We enjoyed our stay, Nice place.

      Reviewed August 16, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      Ramsingh from India
      Family with teens
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Family”

      Very good room service also . Room near swimingh pool Ramsingh from holland

      Reviewed August 10, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Ajantha from Sri Lanka
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Excellent service”

      Very helpful staff,clean and beautiful place.Overall excellent

      Reviewed January 22, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      Asanka from Sri Lanka
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Value for the Money”

      Location is good, worth for money, room is big and clean. Bathroom is OK, but need deep clean

      Reviewed January 13, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Kusal from Sri Lanka
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

      Excellent staff and very friendly and very good Sri Lankan breakfast and lunch”

      They should provide bathroom amenities.

      Reviewed August 26, 2017
      4.4
      Patrik from Czech Republic
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017

      Jeep safari”

      Room was clean but thats it. Only good was we book room with yala safari and they arrage for us jeep. All together was so cheap and safari was almost free ;)

      Reviewed February 22, 2017
      7.6
      Very good
      CHOON from Singapore
      Family with teens
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Very Practical Accom with all modcons”

      Pros; very practical and good attention to detail in bedrooms making this one of the best hotels we stayed in Sri Lanka. They even have proper plastic towel racks so that we don't have to hang stuff all over the place, rooms and toilets are brightly lit, clean white walls and tiles so that any mosquitoes can't hide, good wifi in rooms, comfortable beds, clean and new place., friendly and helpful staff. Cons: no kettle in room, no lift to 2nd level, be careful of steps if you have older folks in your Travelling group - quite a few steps in the corridors and pathways , not much dining option here.

      Reviewed January 10, 2017
      7.2
      Very good
      Stefanie from Germany
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

      An ok place to stay”

      Pros: The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. The pool is big and really nice. Also, they have driver accomodation. Cons: This place had the most mosquitos and bugs on our whole trip - in the room and by the pool. I don't know why some reviews say it's in a good location... it's 30 mins drive away from the main entrance from Yala. Drivers will pick you up from here, but they will change 500 Rs (4.5 Euros) per person extra to do it. There is a really bright light outside that floods the rooms at night, making it hard to sleep. The restaurant is quite a sad place with ok food. This was the only place on our entire journey where breakfast wasn't included. The bathroom smelled terribly. It's an ok place to stay, but don't expect too much.

      Reviewed January 09, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Indu from Sri Lanka
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      -”

      Good place and close to Katharagama temple . Rooms are fine but meal preference is not that attractive , limited selections . But overole good place and Staff also very helpful .

      Reviewed December 27, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Dimuth from United States
      Group
      Deluxe
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      Value for money”

      Very helpful staff.

      Reviewed October 05, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Vajira from Sri Lanka
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016

      Location was good for a pilgrimage ”

      We paid lkr 10500 from agoda but walkin customers got the same package for lkr 7000

      Reviewed September 28, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Hiththatiyage from Sri Lanka
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016

      Good Hotel Good Room”

      Very good staff and location, food was nice.

      Reviewed September 19, 2016
      8.8
      Excellent
      Rehana from United Arab Emirates
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016

      Very happy with Hotel and their service.. Cleanliness is great and their service as well”

      great service

      Reviewed September 14, 2016
      8.8
      Excellent
      Thusitha from Sri Lanka
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      good value for money,extra clean (and quite large) rooms, ample parking space,quite neibourhood..”

      By far the best place to stay in Kataragama...staff are helpful and courteous. Rooms are clean and spacious. Hotel is almost new and has a nice well maintained pool. I recommend this place for anyone with families and kids...

      Reviewed August 27, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Viraj from Sri Lanka
      Family with teens
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in June 2016

      Excellent ”

      Very Satisfied service.

      Reviewed June 07, 2016
      4.8
      Saman from Sri Lanka
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      New hotel staff not trained well”

      Food choice terrible Toilets needs better attention and cleaning to keep to standards

      Reviewed May 03, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      rohana from Sri Lanka
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      *****”

      Thanks guys excellent service.

      Reviewed April 24, 2016
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