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Kodigahawewa Forest Resort

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



1.5 / 5
2 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Yatala Dagoba
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tissa Lake
    17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kataragama Temple Complex
    21 min drive
  • Airport
    Hambantota (HRI-Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.)
    43 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Tissamaharama, Kodigahawewa Forest Resort is on a lake. Yatala Dagoba and Kataragama Archaeological Museum are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Yala National Park and Lunugamvehera National Park.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Yatala Dagoba - 16 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Tissa Lake - 17 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kataragama Temple Complex - 21 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sacred Bo Tree - 21 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kataragama Archaeological Museum - 22 min drive

    About this property

    Kodigahawewa Forest Resort

    Lakefront hotel with restaurant and 24-hour fitness center
    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a conference center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a microwave in a common area. All 25 rooms boast fireplaces and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds and sitting areas are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
    Kodigahawewa Forest Resort offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
    Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Microwaves and refrigerators can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2019.
    The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Each day guests can enjoy a complimentary manager's reception. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 600 square feet (56 square meters) include a conference center. For a surcharge, the property provides an area shuttle within 5.00 km and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). This business-friendly hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Concierge services, a complimentary grocery shopping service, and wedding services can be provided. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
    Kodigahawewa Forest Resort is a smoke-free property.
    Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request
    • Area shuttle (surcharge) up to 5.00 km

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM: USD 6 for adults and USD 4 for children
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • Free daily reception
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    • 24-hour fitness center
    • Bicycle rentals
    • Ecotours
    • Mountain biking
    • Playground

    Family friendly

    • Art supplies
    • Baby monitor
    • Children's books
    • Children's games
    • Children's dinnerware
    • Children's toys
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Free babysitting/childcare
    • Free supervised childcare/activities
    • Highchair
    • In-room child care (surcharge)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Microwave (on request)
    • Playground
    • Refrigerator (on request)


    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Front-desk safe
    • Lockers available
    • No elevators
    • Water dispenser

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Free grocery shopping service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • Arabic
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Hindi
    • Italian
    • Russian

    Business services

    • 1 meeting room
    • Computer station
    • Conference center (600 square feet of space)


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Shared microwave
    • Shared refrigerator
    • Smoke-free property
    • Telescope
    • TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Frette Italian sheets
    • Pillow menu
    • Pillow-top mattress
    • Premium bedding


    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Rainfall showerhead


    • Flat-screen TV
    • Premium channels
    • Satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Electric kettle
    • Free bottled water
    • Microwave (on request)
    • Minibar
    • Refrigerator (on request)

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony


    • Access via exterior corridors
    • Desk
    • Fireplace
    • Free newspapers
    • Separate sitting area

    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition



    I booked this hotel for my family - 2 rooms for 2 nights. None of the services advertised are available. No pool, no tennis court, no childminding, no bar, limited restaurant facilities and choice. Totally disappointing. Only redeeming feature was the view of the lake and room cleanliness. Outdated decor and overpriced. Basic hotel and facilities only.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2018


    Beautiful setting but not even a hotel

    We arrived at this place and walked around a photographer taking photos of a couple who had just got married. No problem but the food from the wedding was still on the tables the next morning. The restaurant is open to the elements and monkeys come in to greet you for breakfast. The first hut we were shown by about 4 young boys, had gaps at the bottom of the door and was generally grubby and dirty. We said we had asked for a room in the main hotel, apparently there is not a main hotel. There are just huts and rooms on the other side of the road up a cobbly track about 200 mtrs away. Very dark at night. We were the only guests after a couple left after our first day. They moved us to a new room on the opposite side of the road after we complained about the hut. This room was no cleaner. On the first night, there was a terrific bang and a fire began in the electrics. About 6 boys came with a fire extiquisher. It was put out, but we were not offered a new room. The bathroom was particulalry dirty. There were holes in the ceiling covered in tape, presumamly made by a animal. We asked in the morning if they would call us a taxi. We were told they had no telephone numbers for taxis. The "supervisor" took us into Thissa at twice the normal cost of a Tuk Tuk. They intially wanted three times the going rate. My food was terrible, my husband had curry & that was passable. They need to employ someone with experience if this place is to improve. The young boys are out of their depth.

    Pros: The view

    Cons: Cleanliness, hospitality, the grounds, staff training, tables clothes, bedding, food.

    Location: This place has great potential in experienced hands. Needs money spent on it. It is remote so best if have own transport.

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