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Villa Araliya

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154/10 Poruthota Road | Kochchikade, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with out family (two parents and two children of 14) in the family unit consisting of a living room downstairs and two bed rooms on the first floor. This unit was very nicely set-up. it had airco in the bed rooms but unfortunately not in the living. With the temperatures in august, this made the living too hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Attentive staff and the great pool were highlights at Villa Araliya. Rooms are basic but comfortable and clean. Good breakfast included. Lots of mentions in other reviews about the resident dogs, but my fave pets were the turtles!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stayed for two nights at start of Sri Lankan tour. Homely feel and very helpful staff and owners. The pool is amazing, so clean and fresh. Recommended if you prefer the more personal touch rather than the anonymous Jetwing complexes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Sadly, we only stayed one night at this hotel – I would have liked to have stayed longer. The Villa Araliya is a small hotel, set one block back from the very many large beach front hotels in Negombo. It is an oasis of calm and tranquillity with a lovely pool to cool off in. the rooms are beautiful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was where we spent our first night in Sri Lanka after they had picked us up from the airport. The room was basic but clean. The pool was lovely. The restaurant served us a simple but tasty Sri Lankan meal. The staff extremely helpful. Would recommend this as a launchpad for your Sri Lankan holiday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our rooms were spacious and the air on worked a treat which was good after arriving from cold and wet England. The kids loved the swimming pool and as an enclosed complex they were granted some freedom - enjoying playing with other kids. My only grumble was that it would have been nice to have a fridge. We only ate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at about 10.00pm after a long flight from Aus. The hotel is down a dimly lit small street without a big neon sign out front so we were a little uncertain. The hotel was fabulous! It is a little boutique hotel, very friendly staff, comfortable beds. Fan & air con were a little noisy, but fine. Breakfast was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very friendly staff, good location. Lovely pool, food average. Really nice room although would have liked better standard of sheets and towels. Stephanie helped us organise a personal tour and our driver Nishantha was excellent and could not have been more helpful. He had a really good knowledge of all of the places we visited.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 March 2, 2015 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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