The Rain Tree Hotel

3.5 star property
Lakefront hotel with outdoor pool, near Tissa Lake

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The Rain Tree Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine

Overview of The Rain Tree Hotel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
Sandungama Road, Hambantota District, Thissamaharama, 82600
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Balcony, Partial Lake View

  • 24 sq m
  • Partial lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Apartment, Multiple Beds, Balcony, Partial Lake View

  • 48 sq m
  • Partial lake view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 Queen Beds

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Partial Lake View

  • 24 sq m
  • Partial lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Single Room, Balcony, Partial Lake View

  • 12 sq m
  • Partial lake view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Balcony, Partial Lake View

  • 24 sq m
  • Partial lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Queen Beds

About this area


  • Refresh Sea Food Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Red - 16 min walk
  • Buffet Express Lunch & Dinner - 3 min drive
  • Lake Side Hotel - 2 min drive
  • Calorian Restaurant - 3 min drive

About this property

The Rain Tree Hotel

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at The Rain Tree Hotel. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Hotel, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 7 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2015
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Hotel – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 8 for adults and USD 4 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per day


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Rain Tree Hotel Tissamaharama
Rain Tree Hotel
Rain Tree Tissamaharama
The Rain Tree Hotel Hotel
The Rain Tree Hotel Thissamaharama
The Rain Tree Hotel Hotel Thissamaharama

Frequently asked questions

Does The Rain Tree Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Rain Tree 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.
Is there a pool at The Rain Tree Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Rain Tree Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Rain Tree Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Rain Tree Hotel?
You can check in from 1 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Rain Tree Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes game viewing and safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Rain Tree Hotel?
Yes, Hotel offers international cuisine.
Does The Rain Tree Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Rain Tree Hotel like?
The Rain Tree Hotel is a short 4-minute walk from Tissa Lake and 7 minutes' walk from Yatala Dagoba.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel in lovely setting
This place is a real gem, lovely setting with views over the lagoon and rain trees. There is a great viewing platform where you can have a drink and watch not only the sunset but the giant fruit bats leaving the rain trees for there evening meal. The staff are without exception friendly and helpful and the food absolutely delicious. The owner is ever present and absolutely lovely and genuine he took us to see his farm, orchard and rice field just round the corner and treated us to a coconut juice from the orchard. Really eco friendly and locally produced vibe. The photos on line do not do this place justice.
Trevor, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay at the Raintree.
Amazing service and hospitality. Rooms were large and comfortable. The nearby fruit bats were interesting to watch and the views from the rooftop was wonderful. Highly recommended.
Thuy, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Excellent 4 star hotel
An excellent hotel with great views of the daily bird and bat migration and easily accessible to yala national park. Facilities excellent. Female staff excellent, informative, helpful and friendly. Males more salesman. All reviews require a room for improvement which has to the be the cost of restaurant breakfast & buffet dinner which was shockingly high.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We are a couple who likes to travel and experience around Sri Lanka. We selected this place because of the nice surrounding and also good ratings they had. Actually we also felt that this is one of the best places around Katharagama and Tissa. Very clean and comfortable. Staff is very clean and helpful. You can get lots of information from them. And this place is perfect for bird watching. Don't miss this place if you are planning to visit this area. Their buffet is one of the best around that area and they have some organic farms and you can enjoy some fresh / healthy meals.
Chanaka, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

FIONA, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Now 'bats' what I'm talking about
If you're looking for a hotel that ticks all of the boxes for a great stay then look no further. The staff were magnificent. On arrival the Receptionist greeted us with her lovely warm smile and promptly got us checked in and into our room. The catering staff were also very courteous and prepared us some great food. The room was spacious and clean with good air con and you even get a view of monkeys jumping around in the trees! The location is great if you're looking to visit the national parks (Yala, uda, etc). It was also my partner's birthday and they surprised him with a delicious birthday cake and a birthday message spelled out on the bed with flowers, a truly priceless gesture which really made our visit. Putting all that aside the true wonder of this location is what happens at around 6.30pm. Thousands of bats fly away from their resting tree directly over the hotel and you can view this all from the rooftop balcony (literally a few feet above you) and it's simply magnificent. Seeing these elusive creatures in such vast numbers flying across the sunset sky was not only the highlight of my stay, but one of the highlights of my holiday in Sri Lanka.
Alexandra, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay at the hotel was great. The staff were lovely and very accommodating taking us get around the town when it was needed. The rooms are very modern, the best we stayed in Sri Lanka. Our Safari tour was organised and managed to see the majority of the animals and the driver was respectful. The bats from the top of the hotel are a must see also! Very pleasant stay.
Jessica, 4-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Room not available
The room we had booked and paid for was not available. We had booked a family room (2 interconnecting rooms), however for the first night this room type was not available so we all had to share the same room. We were not compensated for this.
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely friendly hotel with a swiming pool
Lovely hotel near the lake with its own swimming pool. Very nice well educated staff who are happy to engage with you if you want them too. Handy for Jeep trips to Yala. . Great birdwatching platform above the roof off the hotel where you get a great view of the flying foxes ( fruit bats) leaving at dusk from the surrounding trees.
Jean, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely gardens and pool in a peaceful location
Feels very isolated when you first arrive but the grounds and garden are lovely and very peaceful, with plenty of seats in the shade to enjoy the views. The pool is great and very welcome on a hot day. Staff were great, organising a jeep safari and an onward car for us. Food is excellent. Only slight downside was the view from the balcony of our room, 101, which overlooked the car park.
LMC, 1-night trip
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