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Kithala Resort

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Property amenity
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Deluxe Room | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, rollaway beds

Overview of Kithala Resort

Kithala Resort

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Thissamaharama with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.0/10 Very good

28 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Kataragama Road, Thissamaharama, 82600

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 114.3 miles/183.9 km


  • Calorian Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Refresh Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • New Cabanas - 8 min walk
  • The Flavors - 10 min walk
  • Smoky Kitchen - 3 min drive

About this property

Kithala Resort

Kithala Resort is a great choice for a stay in Thissamaharama. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a children's pool, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and comfortable beds.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • This is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 property. Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 is a health and safety certification issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 21 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.

Also known as

Kithala Resort Tissamaharama
Kithala Resort
Kithala Tissamaharama
Kithala Resort Hotel
Kithala Resort Thissamaharama
Kithala Resort Hotel Thissamaharama

Frequently asked questions

Does Kithala Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kithala Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kithala Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kithala Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Kithala Resort?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kithala Resort?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kithala Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kithala Resort and nearby?
Kithala Resort has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kithala Resort?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Calorian Restaurant (7-min walk), Refresh Restaurant (7-min walk) and New Cabanas (8-min walk).
What's the area around Kithala Resort like?
Kithala Resort is located a short 15-minute walk from Tissa Lake.



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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Lovely stay
Wonderful friendly service and comfortable rooms. A la carte menu was good but the buffet was not quite so. Loved having a beautiful flower given to us each evening and asking if everything was ok.
Gail, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Stay was ok. Wifi can’t make it.
Angie Mui Gek, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

I had an excellent stay here. The place was clean, the buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner were amazing! But the biggest thing was the staff were all so helpful and friendly - the best hotel staff I’ve encountered Even my mother who usually complains about everything said she wanted to come back and stay there.
Manisha, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel room had bugs on both days. The towels seemed very old and were rough. Good breakfast.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place!
This was the most professional stay of my trip. The buffet breakfast and dinner was ample and tasty enough. The bed needed an extra sheet, but they happily obliged. The setting is beautiful—rice patties, a pond, and many interesting fauna. I would have liked a bit of help with touring the local area as they were not as equipped to arrange and book things as I would have liked (perhaps it was a timing/English issue); otherwise, great place to stay—relaxing, organized, and clean.
Gregory V, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A really pleasant and comfortable stay here during our time in the hotel. We didn't spend too much time at the hotel as we were out for a full day in safari and left the next morning but we were pleasantly surprised at the lovely surroundings of the hotel and room. The staff were polite and super accommodating. They kindly provided us with a packed breakfast on our safari early morning. Only con was, considering its a peaceful and calm location, we couldn't make use of the pool as it was overcrowded with local guests and their kids.
Neha, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

saliya, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

western standard
quiet and clean, natural setting, nice staffs
yungang, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Good service but dirty bathroom
We stayed one night before our Trip to Yala, the location is good for that but there is not much else to do in Tissamahara. The hotel decor looks very nice, has a pool and big restaurant. The service when we arrived and at the restaurant was very good. We had dinner there, and we curries chosen from the menu rather than than buffet. The food was quite good, but it was quite expensive for Sri Lanka standard. The hotel room was comfortable but the bathroom doesn’t look like it had been cleaned for a while, and we saw a dead cockroach on the edge of the bath, the water wasn’t draining properly either. As the bathtub was surrounded by a glass panel, may be they didn’t bother cleaning the whole bathtub. It was gross.
Renee, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night romance trip
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