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Nisala Arana

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326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We spent time between Christmas and new year at this property with our 3 year old daughter and another family with kids. The property itself is beautifully done with immaculately done rooms, gardens pools and a relaxation area. The kids loved running around and exploring in the garden and Uncle Tony was the wonderful care taker who made the trip... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was another property that I really wanted to love, but couldn't. The torrential rain during our stay may have marred my perspective of it, and certainly contributed to some of the following "issues" we experienced: - Our roof leaked (yes, it rained heavily during the night and we could have asked to move rooms, but we did not discover... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

As the meaning of the name "Nisala Arana" it is really calm and tranquil place. Lots of trees with green. Up and down all are green. Villas are really attractive with antique furniture. Good for family also. Food are tasty with traditional dishes. You can reach easily from Colombo via Galle Road. Ideal for relaxing and be away from busiest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We - three families - best buddies for years bought the Villa Package at Nisala Arana over 13/14 Sept 2014 weekend. We, 7 adults & 4 kids had the whole premises for ourselves but the premises can accommodate 15 - 20 people easily. Working with Ben, the owner, was a nice experience. He allowed early check in & late check... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As always Nisala Arana was perfect. Such a tranquil place to unwind and relax, yet within easy reach of Colombo. Tony is the go-to man and with his team ensures all your needs are met. The food was excellent - the carrot soup was divine! Clean, fresh rooms with lovely soft linen, spacious bathrooms and plenty of fluffy towels! The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We decided to get married in Sri Lanka, and plumped for the Nisala Arana as the venue for our reception (and for them to organise the ceremony at Bentota beach) - which turned out to be a great decision. The hotel (with only 5 rooms) is situated a 10 minute tuk tuk drive back from the beach, and can be... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very beautiful place to relaxing, we reached to Nisala arana late evening on 28th January , staff were waiting for us and warmly welcome . our room was upstairs very specious room , very clean and comfortable Dinner was excellent , batter fried prawns was superb and presentable , we enjoyed lot , staff was very helpful, well maintained garden.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Don't be fooled by the website..This is a beautiful place. We had our pre-wedding photo and video shoots done here and it was beyond what we expected. All the staff were very accommodating and even arranged the place for us. Ben was very helpful taking care of everything and making sure we were able to do what we wanted..All in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nisala Arana will always be most dear to us and holds a very special place in our hearts. Our wedding day and indeed the joyful week before it was absolutely magical. We cannot wait to return! We initially contacted Ben who was extremely helpful, attentive and responsive to our questions and really demonstrated a great understanding of our requirements. He... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had a few days here with our parents and stayed in the Doctor's House. Very charming, spacious and comfortable. Beautiful garden setting, nice pool and lots of places to relax. Food was fantastic, as was the service. Away from the hustle and bustle of the town, but within a few minutes drive of the beaches, lagoon and other attractions.... More 

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