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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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Air conditioning
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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AndreaAustralia wrote a review Mar 2019
Australia31 contributions16 helpful votes
Huge gardens with lovely trees, monkeys, lizards and peacocks. The rooms are simple but with lots of character. The restaurant served us an amazing curry selection - one of the best on our whole trip. A highlight was using their bicycles to ride around the ancient ruins in the late afternoon once it had cooled down. A very hot part of the country!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 2 Apr 2019
Dear 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, meals and bikes . 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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daviw111 wrote a review Mar 2019
Carlisle, United Kingdom16 contributions3 helpful votes
Its good to stay in at least one place that harps back to the past Huge rooms with comfy beds, excellent Sri Lankan breakfast and great evening meal The location is just a short cycle to the ancient city Cycling around Anuradhapura with a guide is such the best way to get a feel of this massive peice of history
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 28 Mar 2019
Dear 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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Kristen L wrote a review Mar 2019
Oslo, Norway9 contributions
Stayed two nights. Great location, perfect for our day of biking around to all the great sights around here. At this price we expect cleaner refrigerator and bathroom, larger beds and better food. The star-rating for food given in Lonely planet is not deserved. Wifi is given in packages, and if you run out after the reception is closed, you are stuck.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Colin E wrote a review Mar 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom146 contributions35 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed the calm old fashioned nature of the place. Our room was large and although the furniture was sparse and dated the bathroom facilities were modern. Lovely grounds and chance to sit outside. Staff are very pleasant and once you get used to their pace it is great. Why rush - you are on holiday. Breakfast was good and the three evening meals we had there were lovely and reasonably priced. No bar / alcohol but the fruit juices compensate. All shuts down c 9.30 pm which was great for us particularly after long hot days outside.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At Tissawewa
Responded 13 Mar 2019
Dear 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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msrc6 wrote a review Feb 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka8 contributions4 helpful votes
We had booked two rooms for one night on full board basis. When booking I was told the semi deluxe was available or the deluxe rooms in the Annex building (since the main building deluxe rooms on the upper floor were already booked). I opted for the latter (Annex deluxe), which turned out to be a mistake. The rooms were very small (smaller than the semi-deluxe on the ground floor which I had a look at) and quite basic. It was quite musty when we went in but was ok after the A/C was turned on for a while. No mosquito nets or plug in repellent machine meant we were bitten throughout the night. The food was above average / relatively good and was served as multiple courses ie. appetizer/soup, main, dessert, which meant that the meal takes well over an hour. The restaurant
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Date of stay: February 2019
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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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