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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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814robin wrote a review Oct 2019
Swanage, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the first place that we stayed in Sri Lanka to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and my wife’s 75th Birthday with our family from England and New Zealand. It was a wonderful introduction to Sri Lanka and Anuradhapura. Placed adjacent and within walking distance from the ancient city, it was a peaceful backdrop to our celebration. The food was good and the staff were excellent and finally we loved the restoration (my wife is a conservation Architect) simple and true. A wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 6 Oct 2019
Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with your family by celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary and your wife’s 75th Birthday 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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wildwoodflower2017 wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
Ended up in Anuradhapura with no plans to stay overnight but it was getting late. Hopped from hotel to resort and was disappointed with the standards, then found this place tucked away, only by a google map search. What a treasure. This hotel is the former British Govenor's house, restored and unchanged (it's owned by the government and is a protected historic site). I felt I had finally found a place that captured the old world charm and grace of the Ceylon I had read about in books or overheard descriptions of by nostalgic relatives describing an era that seemed gone forever. You'd think you were in another century altogether here, though the rooms (beds, AC, etc) were spotless and of a Western standard. Loved all the old colonial furniture arranged traditionally along the
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 2 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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Andrew S wrote a review Sep 2019
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I spent two nights at the Sanctuary. The hotel and its surrounding grounds are beautiful. Rooms are clean and spacious and tastefully preserve colonial detail. Staff are attentive and food is great! Location is convenient for a lot of sites in Anuradhapura with a short tuk tuk ride. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Hotels Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 15 Sep 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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Laia B wrote a review Aug 2019
Barcelona, Spain9 contributions1 helpful vote
We did enjoyed our dinner at Sanctuary Tissaweva. Great service and tasty food. The dinnig hall has been preserved with great style with its original decoration from Colonial times. The rice curry was very good.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Hotels Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 26 Aug 2019
Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to 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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Andrew wrote a review Aug 2019
Phnom Penh, Cambodia621 contributions167 helpful votes
We didn’t stay here but had the misfortune of “dining” at their restaurant. The set menu you might have read about in your guidebook no longer exists but we popped in here for a look-see while we were touring the park sites earlier in the day. We liked what we saw so booked a table for dinner. What a mistake. It’s a beautiful period building with bags of charm and character, but none of that manages to find its way to the restaurant. The service was slow and sullen, there was absolutely no atmosphere and the chef clearly couldn’t be bothered. None of the food we were served came even close to the menu descriptions and don’t even bother asking for anything to be switched or changed out. The restroom wasn’t much better. No paper towels, no hand dryer and no bin. There wasn’t
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Hotels Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time taken to share your feedback following your recent visit to the Sanctuary at Tissawewa. We are sorry but surprised to that your visit to us didn’t meet your expectations. We have taken your constructive criticism very seriously and can assure you that we shall lose no time in taking necessary action to rectify these aspects. Thank you once again and we do hope you will give us another opportunity to welcome you at our hotel so that you may experience the true level of service we strive to deliver at all times. 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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