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Temple Road | Aranwella, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We are from Brisbane, Australia, and we stayed at Maya with our daughter and her boyfriend in April 2014 for 4 glorious days and nights. From the moment that we all entered the cinnamon gates and laid eyes on the beautifully restored walawwa nestled amongst the lush surroundings of colourful flora and fauna overlooking the rice paddy fields we knew... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Since I last stayed, the owners have made peace with the local temple & noise issue, added AC's to the rooms & enhanced just about everything else which is special about the place. Attention to detail makes the experience more than special. The service is flawless & the food better than many 5 star hotels on the island. Chef is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We have now been back to Maya three times in two years - and we don't tend to re-visit, so this place is extremely special. The whole atmosphere is 100% perfect for relaxing and just 'chilling' - the accommodation, the service, the pool, the grounds and the location - it all adds up to an amazing place. Its set slightly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights as part of our honeymoon. It is one of the best places we have ever stayed. From the moment we arrived we felt calm and serene. Maya is so luxurious but in an understated way, the rooms are beautiful and the food is the best we had in Sri Lanka. If you enjoy pure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A friend and I stayed at Maya for 4 nights in February. Maya is gorgeous - the grounds are beautiful, overlooking rice paddies and the rooms are gorgeous. Ours had a private courtyard, with the bathroom and bedroom opening out through sliding glass doors that disappeared into the wall. The food was delicious, if a little pricey. But the staff... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at Maya for two nights in the first week of January during our ten day holiday in India. From the moment we entered the property I had a fantastic vibe about Maya. I wanted to immediately settle into one of the hammocks in the lush and expansive garden which had plenty of palm trees and an unobstructed view... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at Maya for two nights in January 2014 and my only complaint was the we had to leave. From the moment we arrived the friendly, thoughtful staff made sure our stay was as relaxing as possible. The rooms are spacious and private and the hotel grounds are divine. We sat having cocktails watching wild peacock's dance one evening.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My family and I stayed at Villa Maya in Tangalle in October 2013. I had seen the pictures and thought how nice it looked, but really it wasn’t until we got there after a long drive that the beauty of the place struck me. Not just the setting overlooking paddy fields, the river and wild peacocks, but the charm of... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed 6 nights at Maya in October with our 16 months old son. Weather was surprisingly delightful and we hadn't much trouble with mosquitos. We had a very great time. To take into account we were the only guests of 2 nights out of 6 and there was only one other room occupied during the 4 other nights... Felt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The first time I saw photos of this place in the magazine I knew I was going to visit it... It took 2 years but we made it... I have to mention that arranging the stay at this place was the best I ever experienced. From the moment I sent email to make reservation I got perfect service. Emails were... More

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Address: Temple Road | Aranwella, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
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Maya is a fully staffed luxury boutique villa in a 2 acre garden, with a 20 meter pool, surrounded by lush paddy fields yet only 15 minutes from the beaches near Tangalle. The 5 suites can be booked individually or guests can book the whole villa. ... more   less 
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