The Sanctuary at Tissawewa

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
Old Puttalam road, Old Town, Anuradhapura, 50000, Sri Lanka
4.0 out of 5 rating 70 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

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Property Details

Property Location

Located in Anuradhapura, The Sanctuary at Tissawewa is in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Mirisawetiya Stupa and Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum. This hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Sri Maha Bodhi and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Ruwanwelisaya.


Make yourself at home in one of the 21 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.


Pamper yourself with onsite facials or enjoy recreation amenities such as bicycles to rent. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).


Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Full breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Mirisawetiya Stupa - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Sri Maha Bodhi - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Anuradhapura Folk Museum - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Isurumuniya Vihara - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Ruwanwelisaya - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Brazen Palace - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Jetawanaramaya Museum - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Thuparamaya - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Royal Palace of King Vijayabahu I - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Jetavanaramaya - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Abhayagiri Museum - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Abhayagiri Dagoba - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Samadhi Buddha - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Mahasena's Palace - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi

The preferred airport for The Sanctuary at Tissawewa is Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 167.4 km / 104 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 12pm.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • 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.

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 110 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free self parking
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Concierge services
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Terrace
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Spa services on site
  • -Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • -Restaurant
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking