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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a bit surprised this place had a lonely planet recommendation. There was a very strange vibe in the place. It wasn't clear who was in charge and they told us there was an ownership change recently and didn't have record of our Agoda booking. They seemed like they wanted us to pay again, which we didn't. We also...

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

When I first checked, I saw all these bad reviews, but we certainly didn't have a bad experience at all... Turns out the owner is not the same as a year ago. If you plan to do the Yala safari and stay in Tissa for 1 or 2 nights, this place is perfect. The hotel looks like it has been...

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Thank Alexis C
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Not sure, if they've read this bad reviews here, but our experience isn't bad in any way We've got to this place by an accident, but we've got clean room with fan, air condition and wifi for 2200 rupies (including tax). The hotel is clean and has a swimming pool. The staff was very helpful and friendly (they did a...

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London
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This guest house was nice - nothing to deserve one star reviews! The guy who served us was nice, the breakfast was good, the rooms were clean and cheap. There was no hot water, but we knew that was coming, and it's not like you need it in a climate like that! There was free wifi, and we even had...

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1Thank MarkNixson
London, UK
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed three nights in Vikum Lodge in mid-July, having seen it in both the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide to Sri Lanka. We stayed in a double room with AC for 2500Rs per night, having been offered a room with just fan for 2000Rs. Our room was fine, a bit dingy and in need of some touching up...

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Thank Josh S
London
Reviewed 30 January 2015

If only we had checked Trip Advisor before contacting this place via phone on reliance on LP review, we obviously wouldn't have stayed. Our experience was as per the last few reviews - dirty bathroom, wifi turned off without notice, service charge added to everything (which we didn't end up paying), hassles from owner and tuk tuk driver (who lingered...

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Thank Matt F
Dordrecht
Reviewed 9 April 2014

How can the lonely planet be lyric about this old bad maintained place. The owner who does everything with a smile did not convince us of a warm welcome. When you leave your room he switches of the power. Food is over expensive and he charged us 10 percent servicecharge even over the room. Don 't go to this depressing...

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1Thank EddieDordrecht
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Don't know how Lonely Planet gets the idea to recommend this place...!? I can only warn you to go there: About the rooms: that's how I imagine a prison cell. Very cold atmosphere, walls and ceiling very dirty, partially even moldy. The mattress sags, cables were hanging lose in the bathroom, all the things did not really look very clean....

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2Thank Mr F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

This place has a bad atmosphere. Within 10 minutes of arriving we had two guys sit next to us while having tea trying to get us to book a safari. Constantly telling us about how others are more expensive and it was all a pack of lies. We didn't eat here so no idea how the food is. Location is...

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1Thank LovesTheSun1987
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Yala in general is full of pushy men trying to sell you a safari and you cannot walk anywhere without being hassled-quite intimidating for a lone female traveller. I agree with previous reviews in that the owner is rather pushy and the rooms are less than basic with thin mattresses and cold shower. Fortunately I only paid 1900rupees for my...

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Address: Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, 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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