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    The Sanctuary At Tissawewa

    Old Puttalam Road, Old Town, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
    011 94 77 304 7836
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    A wonderful stay here in the middle of the ancient city with friendly staff who tried very hard to please the guests. It is an experience hard to repeat elsewhere staying in the old colonial building with large grounds where the monkeys and beautiful peacocks...More

    Thank Angela P
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Housed in a lovely old colonial building, "The Sanctuary" has friendly and attentive staff; beautiful grounds with mature trees; and it's close to Anuradhapura's many ancient sites. Particularly impressed by the Sri Lankan food: our "rice and curry" was fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced.

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

    Dear Valued Guest, We are pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your meal at this property.Our team welcomes you again to spend a few nights and try our various cuisines on your next visit to Anuradhapura. Thank you. Best regards,

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Room was not clean. Cockroaches and mosquitoes all over the place. Some of the staff members were not friendly enough. Wanted the breakfast at 7.30 am and to have a early checkout (this was informed on the previous night). But only served at 8. Seems...More

    1  Thank Sanjeewa F
    Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time & Reviewing us on the Trip Advisor about your recent stay at the Sanctuary at Tissawewa. We are extremely sorry for any inconveniences & Bitter Experiences you have had during your stay at the Sanctuary at Tissawewa....More

    Reviewed 10 October 2017

    A beautiful place to have a dinner. An old colonial mansion that's now a hotel but non-guests can come for dinner. You can sit in the verandah and have a drink and a snack. And then go into the main dining room for dinner. Good...More

    Thank SandipRoy
    Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 10 October 2017

    Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you had dropped in here for a meal and you had enjoyed it well.Referring about drinks, we wish to let you know that we do not serve liquor as this hotel is situated in the sacred city....More

    Reviewed 4 October 2017

    We had such a lovely time at The Sanctuary. The food was amazing (do try their pepper beef with rice) and the hotel staff were very sweet. Great location too - right in the middle of Anuradhapura Old Town, within walking distance to the ancient...More

    2  Thank Rosita F
    Response from GM Q, Manager at The Sanctuary At TissawewaResponded 5 October 2017

    Dear Guest, We are pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your stay and the amenities.Our team always make sure to provide you with exceptional hospitality and service.All staff at the hotel welcome you back to spend more nights and enjoy our signature dishes on...More

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    "Semi-deluxe rooms are cheaper and well-worth the price"
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    "Good looking big old house, located inside the sacred city, but no drinks allowed"
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    "Remember to lock your doors when you are out Asia there are monkeys about."
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    "Rooms on upstairs should be quieter"
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