Welcome to

The Sanctuary at Tissawewa


The Sanctuary at Tissawewa, being located on a fringe of the ancient city of Anuradhapura, the guests therein are afforded an opportunity to explore numerous cultural monuments in few minutes walk: stupas, reservoirs, Sacred Bodhi Tree, museums, temples and ancient bathing ponds.

Here is an unrivaled opportunity to immerse yourself in the glorious ancient world of the Sinhalese while enjoying a touch of British colonial living. The Sanctuary at Tissawewa is a two-storied, tiled-roofed colonial building built by the British in 1907 and renovated in the year 2005. Tissa Wewa reservoir bringing in cooling breeze into the 11 acres of hotel garden, the hotel is perfectly located to counter the hot and dry climate at Anuradhapura.

Our Rooms


Our Facilities

Savour some of the best herbal soups and authentic Sri Lankan spicy curries while holidaying at Anuradhapura.
Air-conditioned standard rooms are available at the The Sanctuary at Tissawewa in Anuradhapura.
Laundry services are made available for the guests’ convenience.