We had planned to stay 3 nights, we stayed 7. We enjoyed this very beautiful, comfortable and quiet resort, its swimming-pool and moreover its friendly owner and son as well as staff, Zorro and Nishan. We went for a safari to thé Yala National Parc with a young but experienced driver of thé hotel team. Also very friendly and doing his very best to make this safari a great experience for us ! We saw, thanks to the owner's advice, great landscapes in thé area and its tips to travel to Kataragama and other places were always precise and useful. At the end of our stay, he drove us himself to thé bus stand and made sure we had no difficulties to ride thé bus.
This hotel is our TOP place in Sri Lanka. We have scarcely experienced such a friendly atmosphere among a team and will to satisfy guests.
We highly recommend the Coconut Garden Hotel in Tissa and its restaurant in town, called RED. Food there is not only excellent but very reasonably priced. Its main waiter is also extremely kind and efficient.
Close to Tissamaharama towm . Only 1km from road and close proximity to Tissa lake. There are newly built 4 cabana type houses. Each comprises two separate compartments. We were offered 206 , upstairs of 3rd one from restaurant.
Very spacious room with one queen's bed and two single beds. Room had very good A/c and even at noon room temperature was around 23 - 24 C. This is extraordinary, generally climate is very warm in this part of country.
As we entered the hotel they warmly welcomed with a fresh mango juice. It was very nice. While enjoying the welcome drink Gayan , caretaker re-checked our room to make sure everything is in order and after we finished with juice took us to room # 206.
The first impression itself was very pleasing. There was a lovely view from the terrace. From your right you can see Tissa tank. Infront and back of the room is a banana plantation. Very nice and calming view.
Room is equipped with Dialog TV, Ceiling fan, Good A/c , 4 bottles of water. Night/Emergency lamp, Mosquito repellent, An umbrella.
Sparkling clean washroom with hot water, shampoo, body wash, soap , tissue rolls etc.
They offer mouthwatering food and for our dinner they had about 6 choices for us to select as main course from fried rice, noodles, spaghetti, fish & chips and some other items. They had 3 types of soups to select, 4 types of desserts. For your bed tea you can request for tea, milk team , black coffee or milk coffee. For breakfast they arranged Sri Lankan food. String hoppers, Hoppers, Bread with Sambol, Fish curry, Dhal, Potato curry with fresh juice.
Proprietor, Mr Banduthilake a friendly gentleman who always attentively for our requirements. It was a very pleasing experience. He told us stay late and enjoy pool and other facilities as our wish and there was no extra charge or any hidden charges. Thank you very much for your friendliness and generosity.
Waiter , Rajitha was always there for us for our needs and so helpful. We met Mr Srinal too, son of the proprietor who is the owner of RED , a fine restaurant in Tissa city where you can enjoy tasty food at reasonable price. On our way to hotel we had our lunch at RED.
All staff at coconut garden& RED are ready to make your visit a remarkable one. We are very thankful for them to make our visit a wonderful experience. My kids enjoyed every bit of our stay at hotel.
Many thanks for all of you for everything and we will definitely visit again.
My wife and I stopped here just one night as part of a tour. Wish we could have stayed longer. You turn off the main road and go down a single lane road pioneered through the banana plants; then you turn into this tropical oasis. Staff greet you and offer you watermelon drinks and show you to your air conditioned rooms. We had had breakfast, lunch and dinner here as the food is fab. There is a superb pool with lots of sun loungers. There is also a row if very attractive chalets that overlook the pool if you do not want the main hotel. You can also walk through their garden to the lake. The bar offers beer and strong G&Ts, just what you need.
We did a local safari at Yala National Park with Eagle Safari Jeep Services, booked through the hotel, which was fantastic. We saw a leopard, wart hogs, water buffaloes, iguanas, hawk eagles, chameleon, deer, antelopes, crocodiles, lots of elephants to name but a few. Our driver always got us into prime position and taught me how to take an iPhone photo through the lens of my binoculars. We also rescued a tortoise crossing a busy road so lots of good Kama!
We would highly recommend. Great!
Our third stay, each time including a tour of Yala in search of the elusive leopard. We were welcomed as old friends by the owners who knew that we had failed to find a leopard on previous visits. They promised us that it would be third-time lucky - and it was! Two leopards - as well as many other animals; elephant, deer, monkeys, crocodiles, water buffalo, also a terrific variety of birdlife.
The hotel is wonderful. Beautiful, modern garden-rooms; an idyllic pool; a very good restaurant area with an excellent range of food; a well stocked bar. The family who own it are amazingly helpful and friendly and always make us feel special. They shared our disappointment when we didn't see leopards on our first two visits and bent over backwards to fix us up with the best driver available this time. They even kept ringing him whilst we were out to find out if he had found us one.
The staff are brilliant - well trained and always ready to help. They have obviously adopted the owners' determination to make any stay with them memorable and enjoyable in every way. There are no weak links at all.
Really nice place! Beautiful garden and great views over mountains, lake and bananaplants. Relaxing pool. The staff is superfriendly and will help you with everything you need. They organize safaritours with their own cars and drivers. It's not in the city centre of Tissamaharama, but it doesn't matter, you have everything you need for a day or two in this relaxing place! 😃 Recommended!