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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2012

it's a shame that this place is run badly as it is actually a really nice spot off the main road with a lovely garden and the rooms are bright. I went late december 2011 and before i had even seen the owner I was hassled about taking a safari at reception. The room we were initially offered was ok...

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Buren, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We stayed here because of a recommendation in LP (edition 2009). It must have changed a lot since then. The rooms are extremely uncomfortable and in poor state. Besides that the owner is greedy and tries to squeeze every rupee out of you when you book a safari there. By far the worst hotel we had in 30 days of...

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1Thank Vinnievg
London
Reviewed 22 January 2012

We stayed here as it had a good write up in the LP and found out that since the book was written the place has been sold and the new owner is dishonest and will try and rip you off at every opportunity he gets. The safari he was going to organise for us was way over priced and we...

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3Thank TravelLuke
Reviewed 10 January 2012

We elected to stay here for one night on recommendation by the Rough Guide. Sadly, I wish we'd read the reviews on Trip Advisor beforehand. The owner was very pushy from the outset wanting to book tours and additional activities. We arrived and had little time before going on our Yala Safari (organized through him for 5,500 rupees each). He...

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4Thank Ish113
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We booked a room at Vikum Lodge at the end of December, mostly beause of the good Review in Lonely Planet. Forget what LP writes (!). The good things first: Rooms are simple but ok, the setting of the restaurant in the middle is actually quite nice and the food is OK once you get it. The not so good...

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3Thank JoeyCC
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Stayed one night. It was an "our pick" in lonely planet so we thought it would be good. Very average. Dinner took 2.5 hours from ordering to arrival at our table and was cold. Often small guest houses take a long time for dinner as they keep few food items on hand but 2.5 hours is much longer than normal....

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4Thank calesiler1
Reviewed 22 November 2011

To be fair, I didn't stay here, but after looking at the rooms, I was not impressed...and chose to look elsewhere. Apparently, it's a new owner since the reviews in Lonely Planet and Rough Guide were published.

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4Thank PollySibyl
Paris, France
Reviewed 13 November 2011

I stayed one night at this guesthouse. Despite the LP description, because of the change of owner, the guesthouse is far from beeing a paradise. The GH is not in the center of the city ie, 200Rp to get there...The rooms are ok (ie simple) but the restaurant is a bit expensive and the new owner is not very honest....

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Darwin
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Quiet location out of the main area of Tissa (only 150LKR in a tuk tuk). We had a clean, A/C, un-serviced room with clean bathroom. The staff are friendly and helpful. Lovely courtyard dining area, but be prepared to wait a long time for your meal (otherwise pre-order). We had 5 nights here and were in a group of 8...

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milan
Reviewed 5 September 2011

Despite of what the LP says on the place, it is not so special and not so incredible, even if the owner has remained the same. Anyway, the accomodation is ok (3500 rupies for an ac room) and iit's clean, so ok. The man is a little pushy and wants you to stay there full time (dinner , bla bla)...

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Address: Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tissamaharama
Number of rooms: 10
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“My room was awful and I can't imagine the others are any better. My advice would be to choose a room in another b+b.”
 of 5 bubbles GillW841, 11 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Don't stay at this guest house. The ownership has changed since Lonely Planet and Rough Guide published their reviews.”
 of 5 bubbles BevZ_12, 10 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Ask Mr Vikum if he has any rooms at zero cost and stay in it. Otherwise don't stay there.”
 of 5 bubbles WillMS777, 22 Aug 2012 | Read review
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