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Villa Araliya

154/10 Poruthota Road | Kochchikade, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 28 Hotels in Negombo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our last night in Sri Lanka and could have been much better. Despite the price it was by some stretch the worst hotel we stayed in during our two week stay. It was the only hotel not to provide the following items: welcome drink, hand towels, customary bottles of water. The only toiletry was a bottle of shower gel of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little far from the beach. Because after you get on the main road you need to turn left and walked a bit more and then turn to the beach. Be careful when you walk back to hotel after sunset. A man on motorbike touched my back when I was walking alone as the alley was dark. So if you... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it. It's a few minutes walk from a nice beach. Rooms are really nice, swimming pool is clean. We went there as a family and had a 'house' just for oursleves. Team was very caring with young kids, they even have toys to play with They could only offer pizza for dinner but they were really good Overall,... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We only stayed here one night after we landed, it's just 15 mins in a tuk tuk from the airport (1,000 rupees) located in a nice quiet road off the main drag. Our room was lovely, large king size wooden four poster bed although I had to spend some time getting rid of the mozzies inside despite the mozzie net... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a gorgeous hotel. It's a bit different, relaxed and cool. The room was lovely too Slightly disappointed by our lunch, it was a very thin, basic sandwich, we expected more given the hotel and the price. That said, this is a lovely hotel which I whole heartedly recommend

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

For the last couple of nights in sri Lanka we treated ourselves in this lovely place. few minutes walk from the beach and from restaurants and bars, very very well looked after, very clean, huge and comfortable bed, good food, refreshing pool and great hosts Pali his wife their son and the dogs which they have rescued from the street... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Firstly if you do not like cats and dogs do not stay here. Nice room with comfortable king size bed. No TV or kettle. I got morning coffee from the dining area and took back to my room. Only toiletries was a bottle of shower gel. Nice pool but you to pay to use it. Quiet location, only 5 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was our second visit to Villa Araliya but this time we were a group of nine on a two week holiday travelling around Sri Lanka. It is in a perfect location for the airport and as were setting off for Jaffna the next day it was fantastic. We had a family apartment for four which was wonderful plus two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We spent our first night here straight after landing at Colombo airport. Management is very friendly and helpful, they organized us a ride to Kandy and gave us hints for the beaches. The room was very clean and included a comfy king size bed. Apart from that there were two, three bars in walking distance! Perfect spot to start a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed at Villa Araliya for one night having landed at Colombo airport around lunchtime, and before embarking on our travels around Sri Lanka the next day, therefore needing somewhere just to rest our heads for the night. The room was clean, fairly basic (in terms of appliances and facilities - but did have A/C and a mosquito net), and... More 

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