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The Sanctuary At Tissawewa

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Old Puttalam Road, Old Town, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 1 night here and it was perfectly situated to visit the sights of Anuradhapura. Old colonial style hotel that looks and feels as though it needs a bit of TLC. The room was fine, large and with A/C but looked as though it...More

Thank DMIves
Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities.Our team takes note of your satisfaction on our service and meals.We all welcome you back to spend a few more nights on your next visit to Anuradhapura. Thank you....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place that is very strategically located for checking out the highlights of Anuradhapura. The hotel is decorated in a colonial style. Very well done. Helpful staff, good restaurant, and free bikes. The rooms have their own fridges, so if you like to drink a...More

Thank 00MJ25
Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities.Our team takes note of your satisfaction on our service and meals.We all welcome you back to spend a few more nights on your next visit to Anuradhapura. Thank you....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly and specially the staff in the restaurent were very helpful. When it comes to food, Traditional breakfast was great and they should have think a bit more about the western menu. I was totally disappointed with the room, we were on...More

Thank Pasan S
Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your comments on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed our food and service but do note with concern your comments regarding the family room taken by you....More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely colonial property in a fantastic location, we used the bikes provided by the hotel to tour the temple areas, a great way to get around. Enjoyed sitting on the veranda drinking mocktails watching the monkeys playing in the gardens and in the evening the...More

1  Thank Madkath
Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you had enjoyed your visit to this property.Our team is happy to know that you had enjoyed our service and meals.We all welcome you back to spend a few more nights on your next visit to Anuradhapura....More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Quiet hotel. Monkey playing in the garden. Beautiful porch. Good Food. WiFi shaky. Hotel close to the stupa. Unfortunately it is a bit far from the old town, so in the eventing not easy to go somewhere.More

Thank Britta G
Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to share with us your experience at this property.We are pleased to know that you had a great stay and your satisfaction on our service and meals.We all welcome you back to spend a few nights on...More

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Description
Charming Colonial hotel dating back to 1907, Built with luxury, the only hotel within the Sacred city of Anuradhapura. nestled in a 14 acre block of land which is a home to many species of birds and not forgetting ...More the monkeys. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Pool
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
21
Price range
US$ 74 - US$ 110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Tissawewa Resthouse
Also Known As
Tissawewa Resthouse Anuradhapura
Location
Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Hotel class
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
21
Price range
US$ 74 - US$ 110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Tissawewa Resthouse
Also Known As
Tissawewa Resthouse Anuradhapura
Location
Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
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Traveller (189)
Room & Suite (39)
Dining (12)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (4)
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"Upstairs gives a good view of the gardens"
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"Pay more for an upstairs room."
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"Try to book a room on the second floor, facing the veranda and garden!"
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"Try to get updated room on first floor."
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