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The Sanctuary at Tissawewa,

Anuradhapura

Price From : US $ 128.40

Introduction

The Sanctuary at Tissawewa was built by the British in 1907, as The Grand Hotel. A former Dutch governor's residence, it was designed in an unrepentant colonial manner. Now modernised, some elements still point to its roots in the early 20th century, such as wooden floors and period furniture point. It is relatively good value and is the closest hotel to the archaeological site of Anuradhapura, with wonderful views of the Tisa Wewa (reservoir). Ideal for those who want to spend time in historical Anuradhapura whilst sampling an affordable taste of colonial living, perhaps from a rickety cane chair on a private balcony or veranda. The views are inspiring: the white Dagoba (dome-shaped temple) of the Mirisawetiya Chaitya is just across the gardens.

Accommodation

22 rooms all with a/c. Rooms are double or triple. Triple rooms open out to the courtyard, lawn or a balcony.

Facilities

The original dining room with very little changes, still remains. A choice of Sri Lankan, Eastern, and Western cuisine is offered here. Herb soups are a specialty. Other facilities include laundry service, doctor on call, bicycles for hire, foreign currency encashment, and TV lounge. There is no pool, nor alcohol license, but guests are welcome to use the facilities of their sister property - the Nuwarawewa Rest House located nearby.

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The Sanctuary at Tissawewa has an envied location, standing in what was once the Royal Pleasure Gardens of the old capital of Anuradhapura - capital of the Sinhala kingdom from the 3rd century BC to around the 11th century. In this slice of tamed jungle, birds sing and monkeys wander, whilst the sacred Bodhi Tree, museums, temples and ancient bathing ponds of Anuradhapura are all a short walk away. The journey from Colombo takes about 4.5 hours.

Rates

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DATE RANGE BASIS SINGLE DOUBLE TWIN TRIPLE
23/10/2017 - 31/10/2017 BB $ 120 $ 128 $ 128 $ 156
01/11/2017 - 23/12/2017 BB $ 122 $ 132 $ 132 $ 161
24/12/2017 - 24/12/2017 BB $ 182 $ 252 $ 252 $ 341
25/12/2017 - 30/12/2017 BB $ 122 $ 132 $ 132 $ 161
31/12/2017 - 31/12/2017 BB $ 182 $ 252 $ 252 $ 341
01/01/2018 - 31/10/2018 BB $ 122 $ 132 $ 132 $ 161

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Important note on prices: Our price includes accommodation, all taxes and service charges. Some properties may quote directly without taxes and service charges which may add 29 per cent to your bill. Red Dot guarantees to match any lower published prices from other agents at time of booking. If prices are not available for a certain date, please 'Make an Enquiry' or contact us at enquiries@reddottours.com.

Reviews & Customer Feedback

Mar 06, 2017 : Good hotel in historic building – ideal for visiting ruins.
Feb 19, 2016 : Shabby.
Mar 02, 2013 : Very friendly staff, good food. Well located. Slightly shabby in décor/maintenance, but this gave it a ‘time-capsule’ charm.

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