The Sanctuary at Tissawewa - Anuradhapura

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Known as the Grand Hotel a hundred years ago, later as Tissawewa Resthouse, the grand old lady of Anuradhapura has had a facelift: rooms on the ground floor have been refurbished, the bathrooms have tubs again and have been tiled to superior international standard. For a family, a charming cottage provides a larger room with its own quiet patio.

The balcony at Tissawewa Grand offers another space for contemplation, with views across the garden to the ancient stupa of Mirisavetiya . Located within the Sacred City, you'll find that Tissawewa is the ideal location for forays to the ancient monuments. A few minutes away are the museums, the Great Stupa the Ruwanweli, and the Sacred Bo Tree. Dotted around too are colonial government bungalows in amongst monuments and open parkland, and on festival days, thousands of white-clad pilgrims from remote villages and towns joining in worship at Sri Lanka's most ancient Buddhist shrines.

You look through shuttered windows, out to the lawns of the hotel, acres dotted with teak, ebony, ironwood. Lawns, which, in the late afternoon, are the meeting place for a troop of resident monkeys, grey langurs and their cheeky young.

The long verandah at Tissawewa is designed to lounge in, relaxed, with a book, a cup of tea. Or perhaps your crayons and a sketch book after a stroll through the erstwhile Royal Pleasure Gardens, or around the ancient city reservoir, the Tissawewa Lake.

Tissawewa is known too for its friendly and charming staff - and of course for its food -hoppers, rice and curry, pittu, roti , the fried lake fish, and delicious fresh curd.

  • 16 Tastefully furnished Rooms (08 A/C Rooms), 01 Cottage
  • Antique furniture
  • Spacious loggias and balconies
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant offers a choice of Sri Lankan, Eastern, and Western cuisine
  • Herb soups are a speciality
  • Laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Bicycles on rent
  • Foreign currency encashment
  • TV lounge
  • Souvenir and Book Shop
  • Badminton

about Anuradhapura

Products & Services :16 Tastefully furnished Rooms (08 A/C Rooms), 01 Cottage, Antique furniture, Spacious loggias and balconies, Room Service, Restaurant offers a choice of Sri Lankan, Eastern, and Western cuisine, Herb soups are a speciality. Laundry, Doctor on call, Bicycles on rent, Foreign currency encashment, TV lounge, Souvenir and Book Shop, Badminton.
Check-in/Check-out Time
Normal Check-in Time is 12.00 noon and Check-Out time is 11.00 a.m. Earlier Check-in Time or later Check-out time could be requested on a case by case basis and the hotel may agree depending on availability.

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