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4.5 out of 5

"Truly authentic colonial house. The property is not perfect, but the location is wonderful. Antique feeling, comfortable amd spacius room. Worth ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 07 Jan 2018

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Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Triple Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at The Sanctuary at Tissawewa. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Mirisawetiya Stupa. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant. Built in 1906, this 3-star hotel has 21 rooms. Free WiFi and satellite TV channels are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with dining areas, satellite TV and fridges
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at the restaurant
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include concierge services, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes bicycles to rent and a playground
  • Guests like the accommodation for the comfy beds, overall comfort and nice bathrooms
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Mirisawetiya Stupa and Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum
  • Airport and local-area shuttle service available for a fee

The Sanctuary at Tissawewa ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Sanctuary at Tissawewa

Everyone (2)
5 out of 5

The only place to stay in town.

Truly authentic colonial house. The property is not perfect, but the location is wonderful. Antique feeling, comfortable amd spacius room. Worth thw money if you are tired of meaningless home stays without personality. Immersed in nature and right in the middle of the archeological site. Lovely monkeys around the hotel.

Posted by , from London on 7 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jan 2018 by GM

We are pleased to note that you have enjoyed your stay at the hotel and looking forward to see you once agin

4 out of 5
Zimmer war sehr gross, hell, sauber, es hatte alles was man brauchte. Da Personal war sehr freundliche und zuvorkommend. Der Preis ist nicht ganz ohne, aber durchaus berechtigt, da die Qualität stimmt. Spannend auch die historische Vergangenheit des Hotels. Das Essen war gut, aber nicht speziell hervorzuheben.

Posted by on 9 Feb 2017

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About the The Sanctuary at Tissawewa

Location Old Puttalam road, Anuradhapura, 50000

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Sanctuary at Tissawewa. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of The Sanctuary at Tissawewa was completed in April 2013. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Anuradhapura hotel.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1906
  • Dining venue
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Fridge

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Sanctuary at Tissawewa offers 21 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes and bidets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a ceiling fan. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hairdryers.

  • Dining room
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bath or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

The Sanctuary at Tissawewa has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Playground on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

  • Facial treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Sanctuary at Tissawewa

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Union Pay, debit cards and cash

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Union Pay, debit cards and cash. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 110 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sanctuary Tissawewa Hotel Anuradhapura
  • Sanctuary Tissawewa Hotel
  • Sanctuary Tissawewa Anuradhapura
  • Sanctuary Tissawewa
  • Tissawewa Resthouse Anuradhapura
  • The Sanctuary at Tissawewa Hotel
  • The Sanctuary at Tissawewa Anuradhapura
  • The Sanctuary at Tissawewa Hotel Anuradhapura

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.
  • For stays on 31 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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