119/2, Tikiriwewa, Mahasenpura - Tissamaharama (Sri Lanka)

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5 guidebooks within 5 years


After 5 years of operation, we are very proud to be described as of the best hotels in the island.

We do our maximum to provide our guests the best service we can and we are more than happy to offer them all a memorable stay.
And your support is gold! Thanks to you, since the beginning, our Trip Advisor ranking has always fluctuated between 1st and 2nd, 90% of our online reviews are super-positive and we are now listed in 5 famous guide books!

Among these 5 guide books, the worldwide best-seller and reference, the Lonely Planet has listed us as a Top Choice and also as the best hotel in the Southern area (read our article about it here)!

Here is a resume of our awards & accomplishments:

  • 2 time Trip Advisor "Best of the Best" winner (ex. Travelers' Choice") in 2018 & 2016) 
  • 5 time Trip Advisor "Travelers' Choice" winner (ex. "Certificate of Excellence") in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016
  • Lonely Planet "Top Choice" 2018
  • Bradt Guide "Top hotel" 2018
  • Le Petit Futé guide "Millésime" 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016
  • Geo Guide "Coup de coeur des auteurs" 2018 & 2017
  • Globe-Trotter (Chikyu-no-Arukikata) guide "selection" (Japanese best selling travel guide book) 2018 & 2017


Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet guide book on blue and white background and multicolored turtle sculptures

No need to the introduce the most famous and sold travel guide book in the world!

In their latest edition, we had the honor to be featured the most beautiful way.

For the Southern area which includes very important touristic sites (such as Galle, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Matara or Tangalle just to name a few), the authors have selected 5 accommodations, the “Top Choices”. And you got it right, we are on top of this list!

Of course, we are Top Choice in the Tissa – Kataragama – Yala area as well! 

Click here to read our full article about this wonderful news.


Bradt Guide

Bradt guide 6th edition on blue and white background and multicolored turtle sculptures

The Bradt guide is the world’s largest independently-owned guidebook publisher with more than 200 guide books! 

Our first appearance in the Sri Lankan edition was in 2018 and we were awarded a "top hotel" tag which is given only to few selected properties.

Le Petit Futé

French guide book Le Petit Futé on blue and white background and multicolored turtle sculptures

Le Petit Futé is a French travel guide which publishes high quality guide books about destinations from all around the world for more than 40 years!

Le Petit Futé is the first guide book in which the Blue Turtle Hotel has ever appeared. This was back in 2016. 
Thanks to this edition, our reputation gained a lot of credit and more and more French tourists were curious to discover the Blue Turtle Hotel.

The article about our hotel was super flattering and we were listed as a "Millésime" which is an attribute only given to their favourite properties.

Since 2016, we are in every new edition and we cannot be more grateful to Le Petit Futé for their support!

Merci !

Geo guide

French guidebook Geo Guide on blue and white background and multicolored turtle sculptures

The Geo guide is also a very reknowed travel book for the French-speaking people.

It has given us the "coup de coeur des auteurs" in 2017 and 2018.

Globe Trotter guide

Photo of Japanese guidebook Globe-Trotter, Sri Lankan edition 2016 - 2017

The Globe Trotter (Chikyu-no-Arukikata) is the number 1 travel guide book in Japan.

We have been featured in their guide as a "selection" hotel which is an equivalent to a top choice.

Arigato gosaimas!

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119/2 Tikiriwewa, Mahasenpura
(Sri Lanka)

Landline: +94 472 238 263
Mobile: +94 775 486 836
email: contact@blueturtlehotel.com