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Blue Turtle Hotel

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Outdoor pool, open 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM, pool loungers

Overview of Blue Turtle Hotel

Blue Turtle Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with spa, near Yatala Dagoba

8.8/10 Fabulous

31 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
119/2 Tikiriwewa, Mahasenpura, Thissamaharama, 82600

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About this area

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 114.1 miles/183.6 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Refresh Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Calorian Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • New Cabanas - 11 min walk
  • The Flavors - 12 min walk
  • Hathmaluwa Restaurant - 3 min drive

About this property

Blue Turtle Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Thissamaharama, Blue Turtle Hotel features an airport shuttle and a rooftop terrace. Guests can indulge in massages at the spa, and international cuisine is served at Blue Turtle, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a children's pool are other highlights at this Colonial hotel. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include massages. The spa is open daily.


Blue Turtle – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts cash.</p>

Also known as

Blue Turtle Hotel Tissamaharama
Blue Turtle Hotel
Blue Turtle Tissamaharama
Blue Turtle Hotel Hotel
Blue Turtle Hotel Thissamaharama
Blue Turtle Hotel Hotel Thissamaharama

Frequently asked questions

Does Blue Turtle Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Blue Turtle Hotel 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Blue Turtle Hotel?
As of 1 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Blue Turtle Hotel on 2 February 2023 start from NZ$94, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Blue Turtle Hotel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Blue Turtle Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at Blue Turtle Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Blue Turtle Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Blue Turtle Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blue Turtle Hotel?
You can check in from 1:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
What is there to do at Blue Turtle Hotel and nearby?
Blue Turtle Hotel has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blue Turtle Hotel?
Yes, Blue Turtle offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Refresh Restaurant (10-min walk), Calorian Restaurant (11-min walk) and New Cabanas (11-min walk).
Does Blue Turtle Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Blue Turtle Hotel like?
Blue Turtle Hotel is located a short 9-minute walk from Tissa Lake.







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Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Did not have hot water. Otherwise the stay was OK. Onsite restaurant had good selection and food quality, but wine was expensive.
MKM, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great for a tour stay
Nice place to stay if touring and been to a safari close by! Clean rooms with basic facilities and good air conditioning. There were a few bugs but can be expected in the jungle! Pool looked good unfortunately no time to use! Food very good and superb breakfast served not Buffett
Bryan, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

loved the garden and swimming pool, great breakfast
2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Blue Turtle
Lovely but isolated spot. Beautiful relaxing outdoor pool, and lots of interesting birds including eagles and peacocks that roamed the grounds. Food was decent, and service was great! The location was down a badly maintained dirt road and town was a 40 minutes walk necessitating a hired tuk-tuk or taxi. Other than it’s off the beaten path site a really nice and chill place!
Damon, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place, staff were very helpful and lovely.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Superb Value - Clean, Spacious, Attentive Staff
What an amazing find! If this hotel was on the coast it would be fantastic value at even USD$125/night. Clean, spacious rooms set in a 2-up, 2-down configuration amidst spacious well-tended grounds with an huge, clean swimming pool incorporating a toddlers section. Rooms have individual air conditioners and also, mosquito nets large enough to cover the beds. Staff are extremely attentive, the attitude is focused on service and a willingness to help. Packed breakfast is provided for the 5 a.m. start for the Yala national park safari. It is a pity that most people stay just a single night before the safari experience (we stayed 2 nights, one either side of the safari) because the Blue Turtle is a value-priced, quiet haven. The owner has lived in Europe and has brought a high standard of finish to the design and the materials used in construction - note the quality of ceiling/roof timbers once you arrive! If there is any disadvantage it is that there are seemingly few additional attractions/activities in the general area to sustain an 'active' traveller (we were travelling as 2 parents and a teenage daughter - but if you are looking for a place to 'chill' between active adventures in southern Sri Lanka, then the Blue Turtle hotel is time and money well-spent.
Paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great service.
We were only here for one night, the room was spacious but smelt of damp. AC and fan were great as it helped. Too many mosquitoes maybe because of the season we were in so take precautions. We had dinner at the hotel which was lovely. Staff members were very friendly and helpful. Overall it was fine for the night.
Bhaven, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing pool
A lovely hotel with a massive pool. Perfect place to do a safari from. Staff and manager were extremely helpful. Only downside was weak internet but it is in the middle of the nowhere!
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable rooms surrounded in a lush garden
Overall Blue turtle was really good. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and the gardens and pool added to the relaxed ambience. Some of the staff we dealt with were fantastic while others were definitely lacking in customer service skills. The food we had (breakfast and lunch) was ok for the price but nothing fancy.
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