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The Sanctuary At Tissawewa

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Old Puttalam Road, Old Town, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 55 hotels in Anuradhapura
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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 the monkeys.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Secured parking
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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burntoshine wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates31 contributions17 helpful votes
The atmosphere and grounds of the hotel are superb. Peacocks and wildlife in the big garden. Great location near all of the tourist sites. Small boutique and colonial feel. We were a family of 6 and stayed in 2 rooms and worked well for us. We used the pool at the sister hotel for the kids. Great service and friendly environment.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 2 Jan 2020
Dear Valued Guest, We are pleased to know that you had enjoyed your stay at this hotel . 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. Best regards,
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1LifeStand wrote a review Dec 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka4,962 contributions461 helpful votes
This is probably my 4th stay at the hotel. I visited with a foreign friend, who was very impressed with the old bungalow, large garden, and good Sri Lankan food. The younger staff were very polite and eager to please. We got an upgrade to Room No.1 which was used by the Queen when she visited Sri Lanka. It was a large room with a double bed, and another small room attached. The wash room was well appointed, but the door was a bit primitive. The hotel even took care of some laundry, and returned the clothes within the day. The Sanctuary At Tissawewa is situated centrally, and we came back to it at mid day just to freshen up and stay away from the noon sun. They provided driver accommodation.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Hotels Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 25 Dec 2019
Dear Valued Guest, We are pleased to know that you had enjoyed your stay at this hotel . 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. Best regards,
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Thyagie G wrote a review Nov 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka32 contributions6 helpful votes
This hotel maintains the old world “rest house” atmosphere. Very good location and large garden area is desired by any visitor. They have bicycles provided free of charge to ride around the city. Right now due to slow tourist arrivals the place was quiet. Good Sri Lankan fare was available.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Hotels Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at this hotel . Our team takes note of your satisfaction on our service and meals etc . We all welcome you back to spend a few more nights on your next visit to Anuradhapura. Thank you. Best regards,
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oshadhi19 wrote a review Oct 2019
Maharagama, Sri Lanka193 contributions18 helpful votes
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It is a beautiful place near to sri maha bodiya (1km) and train station (3km). Hotel arranges tuk tuk service , reasonable price. Tuk tuk drivers know this place as sanctuary rest house or rest house not by the proper name . We were servved with welcome drink and was kind enough to serve with breakfast with in shorttime. We got fruit juice ,fruit platter ,tea pot with western style breakfast(1000/= per meal) . They have la carte menu for lunch and dinner . My husband ordered seer fish (1500/=)with boiled vegs which he enjoyed . I ordered nasigorang(925/=) not the best. Cooked with tomato sauce. Hot chocolate (325/=)is not my cup of tea. They just dissolve hot chocolate in boiling water and ask whether we want milk. Not happy with it. But i must say staff is really friendly
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded 30 Oct 2019
Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at this hotel . Our team takes note of your satisfaction on our service and meals etc . We all welcome you back to spend a few more nights on your next visit to Anuradhapura. Thank you. Best regards,
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AmyS wrote a review Oct 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here just one night, to break a long journey, so had nothing much planned except relaxing on a verandah for which this place is perfect! The building is beautiful and set in lovely gardens, the room was comfortably furnished with nice touches and everything was super clean. The staff were really attentive and the food was delicious, portions are large and I felt bad leaving the food as it was so lovely. Brilliant location within the ancient city perfect for sightseeing in Anuradhapura and nearby Mihintale. Easy journey by tuk tuk from the train station and they arranged onward travel for us with a safe and careful driver for a reasonable rate. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Hotels Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at this hotel . Our team takes note of your satisfaction on our service and meals etc . We all welcome you back to spend a few more nights on your next visit to Anuradhapura. Thank you. Best regards,
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PRICE RANGE
US$97 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tissawewa resthouse anuradhapura
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tissawewa Resthouse
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvinceAnuradhapura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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