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Nisala Arana

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326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Alfold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very unique boutique hotel. 12 staff looking after 7 rooms - we were 4 adults travelling and really felt we had the gardens and pool almost to ourselves. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were on hand whenever needed. The standard of everything was excellent, including the meals. Highlight was a lobster supper by... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This boutique hotel took some getting used to but we ended up loving it. We needed to adjust to the room with no glass in the windows (shutters at night) cracks around the doors big enough for small visitors and gaps in the rafters large enough for a chipmunk to visit in the morning, the open air bathroom and having... More 

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Benjamin P, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear PM, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Sri Lanka. Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are certainly pleased you allowed the property time to charm you and that you enjoyed and even loved your stay. The property is rustic mixed with luxury and offers a lovely balance making it both homely and boutique. We apologise sincerely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful stunning rooms & very peaceful grounds! Pool is amazing! Bentota is one of our fave spots in Sri Lanka! We had our beautiful wedding there!!! It was a pleasure to work with Ben. He was very very helpful & wanting to get a wedding tailored to us. The Occassion was one full of love & was more than we... More 

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Jade & Jed, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota It was lovely to receive your review and thanks kindly for taking the time. Planning your Simple Stylish Wedding was a pleasure and I am so pleased everything went perfectly for you both on the day. Thanks again and we hope to see you back in Sri Lanka again! Please... More 

Kigali
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35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s hard to do justice to how amazing Nisala Arana is in a short review. It really is a very special hotel and we wish there were a 6 star option on Tripadvisor to do it justice! We stayed for 4 nights at the tail end of our Sri Lanka holiday, and it was the perfect place to relax, taking... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Doctor's House a the end of December and over New Year. The property is on a beautiful plot with lush gardens and surroundings. The accommodation buildings are all colonial and beautifully furnished in Sri Lankan furniture. They also have a Morris Minor which you can be driven in for trips around the area. I organized this... More 

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BoutiqueTrails, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Cam, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota. Many thanks for your kind review of our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience. Tours to the Bawa Gardens in our open-top Morris Minor are certainly a highlight and it was lovely to have your on New Years Eve for the Garden Seafood BBQ. We do apologise again for... More 

Stockholm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The place has a fantastic garden with lot´s of trees, birds and space. It´s just a few km from the beach. The rooms are very nice and clean and it has "the feeling" most hotels we have stayed in don´t manage to create. The management have chosen nice furniture and the architecture is simple but cool. It´s a mix of... More 

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BoutiqueTrails, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Peter & Family, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota. It was a pleasure meeting yourself, wife and your daughter personally on your arrival Xmas Day. We are certainly glad you enjoyed the surroundings, accommodations and the beauty of our property. We are however saddened to receive such a critical review for our food offerings as our Restaurant 'The Pavilion... More 

Toronto
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46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It's been a long time since I've had a stay at a hotel that really felt "perfect". Although a bit isolated (10 auto-rickshaw ride from town), the property itself was idyllically peaceful. The room was very comfortable: the bed provided a wonderful night's sleep and I loved the semi-outdoor shower. The service was outstanding. All the staff treated us as... More 

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BoutiqueTrails, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Torontoon, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota. Many thanks for your kind review of our Garden Resort. It is all the more pleasing considering the hotel is currently operating under a number of new trainee staff and we have been concerned how this will might disrupt service to our guests. I will be sure to pass on your praises... More 

Merelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

In alle opzichten geweldig...!great in all its ways!!!great staff, location, food and pool. Close to city centre and restaurants! Would come here again!clean rooms with airco and some rooms have nice outdoor bathroom!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I recently stated at Nisala, it was the highlight of my trip, the hotel itself is very comfortable and great value for money. The grounds are pristine, the pool is clean and big. The food was amazing, the staff were very helpful. It is in a great location. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

A few friends and our partners stayed here recently and we totally loved it. Just the right mix of luxury, relaxation, seclusion and home comfort (while being exotic and local at the same time) to make our stay really pleasant. Apparently we got lucky with the October weather but the accommodation was second to none (soothing and private), the pool... More 

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