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Kodigahawewa Forest Resort

C2 Road Jule Pallama, Tissamaharama 82600 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#21 of 121 Speciality lodging in Tissamaharama
Kodigahawewa Forest Resort is built in 35 acres forestry land in Tissamaharama, 8 km from Tissamaharama town to Katharagama Road, adjoined by the Lunugamwehera forest. Hotel is closer to Yala National Park, Kumana Bird Sanctuary, Bundala National Park, Katharagama pilgrimage site, Ranminitenna Tele cinema village. The resort is equipped with 15 cottages and 22 rooms with a scenic view of the Kodigahawewa Lake and the beautiful mountain view. Experience the wilderness with tranquility and get close to nature at the serene atmosphere at Kodigahawewa Forest Resort. Facilities are comfortable rooms with A/C, TV, Wi-Fi, mini bar and telephone facilities with IDD 24 hour room service, etc. Bird watching, BBQ actions, camping, photography, cycling, fishing, wildlife safari, etc.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala
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Dulitha M wrote a review Nov 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions2 helpful votes
It was my second visit. We had a great time at Kodigahawewa back in 2019. During that time, the Coordinator “Mahesh” was a friendly guy who worked hard to fulfill our requirements. Last week, we visited the facility again thanks to Mahesh and his service we had back in 2019. The experience we had when we checked out was horrible. It was a crazy receptionist who didn't know how to respect visitors. As far as I understand, she is acting over the owner and doing whatever she pleases, even ignoring orders from the top management. The other staff, however, were really helpful. I would not recommend visiting Kodigahawewa as I am sure that the STUPID RECEPTIONIST will ruin your vacation.
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Date of stay: November 2021
samanthi wrote a review Feb 2021
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Very nice surrounding.Rooms & bathrooms are very spacious & clean.pool is also very clean.we enjoyed very well. Anupa and staff is very friendly .we thank you for giving wonderful day in the resort.specially thank for Anupa,
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Date of stay: February 2021
Kekin2011 wrote a review Jan 2021
Mumbai, India302 contributions24 helpful votes
Built on 35 acres of forestry land. It has 15 cottages and 22 rooms with a good view of the Kodigahawewa lake. The entrance and reception were grand. One can get very close to nature at this resort. In fact, we had an odd experience with frogs in the bathroom. The bathroom was open concept and somehow a bunch of frogs got in. But the staff was kind enough to get them out. The room has an AC, TV and mini bar but when we were there there was no in room wi-fi. It's a good place for bird watching, camping fishing and for lakeside parties. We were the only ones there unfortunately. The reason for this was because the hotel attracts many Chinese tourists at that time of the year and recent bookings had been cancelled due to the pandemic. There was, however a small lakeside party that was happening on the night of our stay. I would like to add that the hotel manager was extremely helpful in helping us sort out issues with our National Park jeep driver. We stayed at this hotel primarily because of its location to the National Park but it so happened that the gate we entered from was 45 minutes-1 hour away from the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Chamal Herath wrote a review Jan 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff service was excellent & pleasant communication. The rooms were very clean and the meals they provided exceeded our expectations. Really Tasty Dinner & Breakfast. Thank You Mr. Anupa for your Service. Will see you soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Sachira Delankawala wrote a review Jan 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
We thank you for giving us a wonderful time in the resort....food was exceptional and the customer service was 10/10 and Anupama who guided us through rooms and arranging a wonderful cottege in front of the lake....i thank all the staff members and specially Anupama for his willing effort...hope you all succed in the tourism industry...
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$27 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceTissamaharama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kodigahawewa Forest Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tissa Wewa (5.6 km), Tissa Dagoba (6.6 km), and Yatala Wehera (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yala Peace Cottage Restaurant, Chef Lady Restaurant, and The flavors restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kodigahawewa Forest Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Kodigahawewa Forest Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kodigahawewa Forest Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kodigahawewa Forest Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.