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The Rain Tree Hotel

enjoyable staying since 2016

Located in Tissamaharama, the old capital city of southern Sri Lanka, the Rain Tree Hotel stands on the shores of the Tissa Lake.

The Rain Tree Hotel is placed in a unique location with more than 50 species of both endemic & migrant birds, flocking together over magnificent cluster of massive rain trees at the Lake, right in front of the hotel.

The guests can enjoy a wonderful 360 degrees panoramic view over the lake, old temples and mountain ranges nearby, from a view point at the top of the hotel, which is 19 m above the ground, At sunset the guest can enjoy a drink, (Sundowner) when thousands of flying foxes are leaving the rain trees and fly past the hotel.

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Accommodation

Comfort, serenity and natural environment are perfectly combined here, because we care about your well-being.

Teo P
Teo P
August 9, 2020.
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Fabulous!! We were just walking around and came upon the “ free bird show “ sign. We came in and what a surprise it was! The owner was there, greeted us nicely and invited us on a terrace to watch the birds. We took a drink and we were amazed by the view, hospitality of people working there and the owner himself towards the people who weren’t even guests in the hotel (us).Thank you very much for unforgetable experience from Croatia!
Karen C
Karen C
March 26, 2020.
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Lovely Hotel with comfortable room This was a lovely hotel, directly apposite Tissa Lake The stay here was to enable us to go to the Yala National Park on Safari, which due to the COVID-19 was cancelled. Only stayed the afternoon and the one night. The evening meal and breakfast were good and the room comfortable and clean. Had an afternoon swim in the pool and lounged around the pool relaxing. The staff and Management were helpful and friendly
Zsolt HUN
Zsolt HUN
March 4, 2020.
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Sri Lanka trip Excellent location, Very kind and friendly staff, especially the Hotel Owner. Excellent and clean rooms, tasty foods. Exciting birds show on the top of the hotel. 20 minutes far from the Yala National Park. Nice walk around the farm of the Hotel. Food is organic and fresh.
Gayatri Nair
Gayatri Nair
February 28, 2020.
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Trip to Srilanka We had a wonderful time at Rain Tree hotel, Tissamaharama, Srilanka.The hospitality of the whole crew excellent. Food was sumptuous.What surprised us most was that the owner of the hotel Mr.Upali personally came to us to enquire about our well being there. Thank you Mr. Upali and your whole crew for the wonderful hospitality, stay as well as food served. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND RAIN TREE HOTEL at Thissamaharama to tourists. Good wishes to Rain Tree team. Best regards, Gayatri Nair. Former Chief Engineer. Author of the novel 'As the Breeze Whistled Past'.. From Kerala.. India
bebe_holiday
bebe_holiday
February 27, 2020.
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Schöner Aufenthalt Wir verbrachten 1 Nacht in diesem Hotel, sehr gute Lage als Ausgangspunkt für Safaris und diverse Unternehmungen. Wir wurden vom Hotelmanager Upali sehr herzlich begrüßt und zu einer Farmbesichtigung eingeladen. Aufgrund unseres Programmes war dafür jedoch keine Zeit. Das Buffet am Abend war reichlich, mit guter Auswahl der landestypischen Gerichte, sehr lecker!! Zudem erhielten wir diverse Infos zu den Gerichten. Die Zimmer sind sehr groß, hell und sauber. Den Nachhaltigkeitsgedanken (z.B. Solaranlage) finden wir super. Abends kann man auf der Dachterrasse die Flughunde beobachten.
marionzoette
marionzoette
February 24, 2020.
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Hotel correct L'hôtel en lui même n'est pas spécialement charmant mais les chambres sont spacieuses et confortables. Le service est plutôt efficace. Nous sommes arrivées apparemment tard (20h) pr dîner et il n'y avait plus de pâtes, ils ont eu la gentillesse de nous en refaire (certes ce fut long mais elles étaient excellentes!).
Linda R
Linda R
February 9, 2020.
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Something really different A great hotel with personality in a unique location. The nature is something really special. The staff, the owner and all were very attentive. The owner took us on a personal tour in the garden / farm and we got to cook a curry in the house of a local lovely family. Great Sri Lanka food, also accommodating my extremely picky six year olds needs. Also lovely to hang out on the rooftop for the bird show.
Akash Deep
Akash Deep
February 8, 2020.
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Amazing Place for Nature Lovers The Hotel staff is courteous & welcoming. The owner of the hotel Mr. Upali takes the initiative to welcome the guests & familiarize them with the surrounding & it's beauty. The location of the hotel is very nice & form the view point on the hotel terrace you can enjoy the serene view of lakes & paddy fields. The owner has also taken initiatives towards environmental-friendly and sustainable hotel. The food of the hotel is also good plus you can enjoy some organic in house grown vegetables in the buffet. Absolutely loved the place, would go there again for at least a week!
Viktoria L
Viktoria L
February 8, 2020.
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Wonderfull Place 😃 😃 Highly recommended!!! An absolutely must! Beautiful rooms , excellent food from their own farm! And an owner , who realy loves what he’s doing ! We had a fantastic and interesting guidet tour through the plantage by the bos himselve 😃 Und in the afternoon , you can see a wonderfull sunset and many bets from they own promising terrace :))
nadine d
nadine d
February 3, 2020.
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Hôtel Rain Tree au Sry Lanka Excellent hôtel . Accueil chaleureux. Chambre magnifique et très propre. Vue superbe sur le toit terrasse. Le propriétaire très sympa Nous a fait visiter sa ferme bio qui fournit le restaurant et nous a fait déguster jus et noix de Coco .

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All that matters to us, is that our guests feel comfortable. We want them to enjoy their drinks and their conversations, and are happy to invite everybody to relax in our comfy lounge sofas and to end the evening with a special signature drinks.

Hotel Interior

Welcoming and comfortable, 22 deluxe rooms including two family suits,furnished with elegant taste.

Hotel Cuisine

Our cuisine offers a variety of exotic dishes combines tradition with modernity in an exceptional way prepared by our versatile chef “Sarath”. We can satisfy even the most sophisticated culinary expectations of our guests.

Restaurant

A business lunch, romantic candlelight dinner or just a drink after a busy day, we always meet your requirements

Things to do

Visit Sandagiri Monastic Complex of Tissamaharama

According to the Great Chronicle Maha Vamsa, when the Sri Maha Bodhi was brought to Sri Lanka by Theiree Sangamitta, members of the ‘Kshethiya’ clan of ‘Chandana Grama’ was present at Anuradhapura taking part of the celebrations. It is now accepted that the ‘Chandana Grama’ is the area now known as Sandagiriya.

The temple is built on 200×200 feet platform. The floor is tiled with bricks. Only about 1/2 of the stupa remains today. The circumference of the stupa is 340 feet (103 meters) and the current height is 60 feet.

It has flower altars at the four cardinal points and on the north side a remarkable piece of stone carving, perfectly cut and beautifully polished, can be found.

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka, bordering the Indian Ocean. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo.

Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938.

The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.

Visit Yala National Park

Visit Tissa Wewa

Tissa Wewa is a reservoir in Tissamaharama, thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna, in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing city of Tissamaharama.

The lake was restored in 1871. The embankment (or bund) on the southern shore supports the Tissa-Kataragama road (B464), which is lined by old Indian rain trees planted by the British to provide shade