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Villa Serenity

94/2 Mazahira Lane | Poruthota Road, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Villa Extra)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We think this place is superb! This hotel is a short walk from the main street with restaurants, gem shops and bars yet is peaceful and relaxing. The breakfasts rival any at a 4 star hotel with lovely fresh fruits, hot meal and an endless supply of coffee/tea. It is run with German efficiency! We wanted to go to Nuwara... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had 1 night in this cosy Villa on our way from Dubai to Singapore. It is situated not far from the airport - you can easily get it by taxi. The rooms are super! We had 2-room room (3 people) - both rooms were quite large and tidy. The owner is very friendly lady. She will probably ask you... More 

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HansExtra, Owner at Villa Serenity, responded to this review

Dear Ollgaa, we were very pleased, that you stayed in Villa Extra. It was a pleasure to talk to you und we enjoyed very much the time with you and you friends. Thank you very much for the wonderful Review and your Comments. We hope, to meet you again one day. Warm Regards Nelo and Thivi Extra Villa Extra More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at Villa Extra for 2 days at the start of a 3 weeks Sri Lanka trip. Loved the place ! Great location, friendly service & clean and comfortable rooms. Thivi and her daughter Nelo took good care of us and gave us some good tips. The two resident bunnies, Sweety and Beauty, are another cute extra of the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I found Villa Extra through Trip Advisor and was initially a little trepidatious because it seemed so inexpensive - and there had been one negative review. But from the minute we arrived my fears totally dissipated. Our hostess, Thivi Extra, and her beautiful daughter Nelo gave us a wonderful introduction to Sri Lanka. Close to the airport, Villa Extra in... More 

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Clean, big rooms, nicely furnished; we phoned several times before arriving but did not reach them, noone seemed to be there when we came there, at last they opened. Part of the staff is very friendly but not everyone. We had to leave at 7 am to get our flight so they gave as a *very* small breakfast "by way... More 

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Nijmegen
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here the first night of our three week Sri Lanka holiday. The owner and her daughter are very nice and extremely helpful! The location is great, the room very clean, but in our opinion the beds are a bit too hard (thin mattresses) and the shower is not powerful enough for this price range.

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Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My family and I stayed 1 night at Villa Extra. It was a lovely experience, the staff was helpful, kind and happy to help. The family room was huge with 2 individual bedrooms and a sharing bathroom.It was comfortable and everything was there to allow us a relaxing stay. It was very quiet and we were very rested and ready... More 

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HansExtra, General Manager at Villa Serenity, responded to this review

Dear Mylene, thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we defintitely would like to see you again. We hope you enjoyed Sri Lanka and you will take home wonderful memories from this amazing Country. Warm Regards Nelo Thivi and Hans Extra More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed here for a night at either end of a fortnight's tour of Sri Lanka. It's only 20 mins from the airport and a short walk to the beach, bars and restaurants. It is clean, well run, with nice sized rooms with comfortable beds and impressive bathrooms - decent breakfasts too and kind and thoughtful staff. As such it would... More 

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HansExtra, General Manager at Villa Serenity, responded to this review

Dear Simon, thank you very much for your lovely review and your recommendation. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We definitely would like to see you again and we hope that you will come back soon. Warm Regards Nelo, Thivi and Hans Extra More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We only stayed here for 1 night but found it great. Beds and pillows very comfortable and very clean with a nice bathroom. They have excellent security so you feel safe and there is a great restaurant called Tuskers just around the corner. The staff were all very nice and couldnt do enough for you. We loved the resident white... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I so wished I had left Villa Extra and found somewhere else to stay. Having given my credit card details to secure the reservation I was informed that Hans, the owner would in fact charge me if I left, despite my clear unhappiness. I was in Sri Lanka for my second visit and was meeting my God Daughter and her... More 

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Villa-Extra-Negombo, General Manager at Villa Serenity, responded to this review

Dear Guest, it is so simple! The fact is: You booked a single room and you wanted to use it for THREE persons from 3 pm (your check in time) until 10 pm (when two of you wanted to leave)! That is what YOU call 'freshen up' You didn't inform us before your arrival. But what a surprise: Suddenly three... More 

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