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Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Nilaveli, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Nilaveli
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am honestly at a loss as to how this place gets such good reviews. The beach is very nice, but there are only a very small number of places to sit - and these are terrorised by crows. The main problem being the staff are not clearing plate and instead sitting around not doing anything. The service in general... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An old world charming hotel with chalets scattered around the pool and beach. It has a wide beachfront which has plenty of shades from tall trees and shrubs. Relaxing view of Pigeon Island just 5 minutes away. Rooms are big enough for triple, clean and comfortable but toilet plumbing in need of upgrading due weak flush or blockage and water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest in the area if not the oldest, and it was in surprisingly good condition. The rooms were clean and the older model but everything worked perfectly. The food was excellent, the breakfast came with a lot of different options to eat and dinner was super. Even the staff was clearly one of the best... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is so beautiful. The beach is great! Warm shallow waters were brilliant. The hotel on the other hand was not upto expectations. The food was ordinary. Even the rooms were nothing much. We didnt even have a tv in our basic room. Bit over priced in my opinion. But the beach is to die for. Cuz of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place. The rooms, though not really big, is nicely arranged and I was fully content with the arrangement and the amenities available (a fridge, a water boiler and coffee and tea). The service is excellent; the staff are friendly, understand your requests and are efficient. The restaurant is good, although the menu is not a large list,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and smiling staff. This hotel is located two minutes from the ocean. Amazing cook. Rested there for 13 days. Turned out relaxing holiday just what we wanted. Went snorkeling at Pigeon island. Also went to the market in Trincomalee. Trincomalee is half an hour away by tuk tuk. On the market it is necessary to make some kind... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great stay at Nilaveli beach resort in June which was there quite period do we had the pool to ourselves most of the time. One of the things that really stood out for us was the food. We were on a full board basis which was the most convenient for our family with a toddler and the... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at the Hotel and we just loved it! The rooms, are very clean and the beds comfortable. The staff is so wonderful friendly and helpful. One evening there was an open air buffet with local Music - it was really nice! The way how thef Food is presented there is amazing! The beach is only a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A beach paradise with a great ocean to swim or dive. Recommend going out to Pigeon Island by boat and trying some snorkeling. The hotel staff are extremely caring and hospitable. If you are looking for a peaceful beach getaway with excellent service this is the place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This hotel is recovering from isolation due to some political upheaval in the country. The good times appear to be back as the hotel in beaming with activity and the staff are doing everything to make the hotel a success again. Beautiful beach is adjacent and reputed to be the best unspoilt beach in Sri Lanka. We had an invasion... More 

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