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Nisala Arana

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326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Colombo
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Nisala Arana. The gardens were beautiful and it was a pleasure to sit back and relax in the garden pavilion and to try and name the many birds that visited. There were a variety of games to play, including dominos and croquet, which kept the children amused, and also a lovely little pool and bicycles... More 

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

Dear Adrastia, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Sri Lanka. Many thanks for your lovely review of our garden resort in Bentota. The bawa designed gardens are certainly a highlight of our property and a special attraction to many who visit the area. We designed our property with family in mind and we believe it the perfect location for a family... More 

Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

For visiting Sri Lanka is a very good position and friendly place. A lot of possibilities for excursions, beach, shopping, fishing. Nice collection of old cars. Don't hesitate to ask for ayurvedic massage.

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

Dear Constantin, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota. Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased your family had the opportunity to enjoy a number of our professionally arrange Activities & Excursions. We recall your excitement in sharing your Experiences on our Sigiriya Rock Fortress Tour as well as well as the Udawalawe Elephant Sanctuary Tours offered by... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Some hours after our arrival we got at Nisala Arana. A very warm welcome, delicious breakfast and meals together with the great staff made this place worthwhile to visit. Besides the food and hospitality, the rooms and outdoor shower were stunning as well, a beautiful big garden and pool gives you a great place to unstress for some days before... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We chose western dinner. Fish with coriandor source was very tasteful, chocolate mousse with strawbery was wonderful. Inside rooms Nespresso coffee machine with delicious Lindor chocolate is very pleased services. Nice hot shower, SIHALEPA ayurvedic shampoo amenities. All rooms are villa type. Well organized garden, small pool. This villa was very traditional Sri Lankan style house. Shower room is situated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I chose to get married at the Nisala Arana in March 2015. We wanted something special and intimate for just the two of us and the hotel surpassed our expectations. From the moment we arrived we received exceptional service and were made to feel as though we were special guests in every way. The staff team are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We spent 5 days here for our Honeymoon, and it exceeded all expectations. It is difficult to capture the feel of the place in photographs. The room and grounds are so elegant and beautiful. We booked Room Only but ended up eating breakfast and dinner here every day - the food was really amazing, and fish curry for breakfast (although... More 

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

Dear Cab, Thank you so much for your kind review. It is lovely to see more couples choosing Sri Lanka as their Honeymoon Destination and so pleased you decided to spend five days with us at Nisala Arana. We trust you enjoyed the remainder of your holidays in the Maldives! It was a pleasure meeting with you both and having... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

we loved this place the moment we arrived, just what we were looking for. we stayed in the Doctors house which was magical. the parkland and pool where perfect for the kids. lovely, friendly staff too. food great and the evening dining delightful. it's not on the beach which is what we wanted, but this lush hide-away is just a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I definitely want to return, totally charming - amazing setting, wildlife and location. The team are really friendly, helpful and accommodating. Breakfast and dinner also fab. Spent all my time exploring the area on the bicycles they have available to use. The only grip I had was really unstable WIFI.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nisala Arana is a lovely environmental place to have a good relaxed time. We had a great time at your hotel n we recommend anyone to go to this lovely place. Staff is excellent n the meals are delicious We loved it..

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Nisala Arana & we want to book again for next year! The place is fantastic, the accomodation is 5* & the grounds are even more beautiful than it shows in any of the photos but what made this holiday one of our best ever was the team of staff that looked... More 

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