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Reef Villa & Spa

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78 Samanthara Rd, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to escape for some nights from the daily stress. We had very high expectations and I can truly say that we were completely satisfied. From the airport pickup to the welcome throughout the entire stay we felt extremely well and comfortable. Everything was simply perfect !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luxurious accommodation matched by superb food and service. The staff were attentive but not in a cloying way, and consistently helpful. The Reef Villa is on the beach and close to the village but there is little incentive to wander away when ones accommodation and surroundings are so idyllic.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ocean Whisper restaurant (found only if you ask for the Reef Villa) was recommended to us (2 couples) by the owner of the nearby villa which we had rented for 4 weeks in February / March. We went for dinner one evening and enjoyed both the food and setting so much that we returned 2 days later for a... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have travelled the world extensively and this is by far the best place that we have ever stayed! The owners have thought of everything, there is nothing to fault. Every aspect from the sumptuous interiors, to the manicured grounds, to guest comfort and faultless service, to the exquisite food - everything is done to perfection! If you are reading... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words can not describe the beauty of this property. You will feel like royalty! My 15 year old daughter and I enjoyed 4 wonderful nights in the Manel Suite. The WiFi is excellent, so my teenager was happy!! I want to thank the entire staff for their gracious hospitality. The service was amazing, the staff was attentive and courteous. I... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and service, the food and rooms are all excellent. You wouldn't want to go anywhere else to have such a lovely relaxing time. From the moment you are greeted on your arrival until the time of departure it is such a pleasure to be here. Memories of Monica the elephant walking up the beach is something else. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such an amazing place! You have to go just to experience the service, the ambience, the setting, the staff and the ROOMS!!They are so unique. So spacious and filled with antique furniture and other interesting ornaments etc to keep you looking around for hours! The whole hotel so fascinating. Oh..and the food is top class.We adored our stay... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a super place this is - the location. ambience and quality of service, rooms, food & wine are fabulous by any standard. What makes this place a little bit more special is the personal touch given by Brendan O'Donnell and his team. Their personal attention on an individual basis to guests is to be commended. We loved our stay... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My fiancé and I stayed at the Reef in March/April of 2014. Our experience was so positive that, even a year later, we feel compelled provide feedback. Every aspect of our stay was superb and served as the perfect respite after our other sightseeing travels in Sri Lanka. The staff was friendly, attentive, and accommodating to all of our needs.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Reef Villa and Spa in the last week of February and it was wonderful. Brendan the owner was on hand to welcome us as we arrived and we were shown around the boutique hotel before entering our ocean view room. Excellent room, excellent location to the pool and bar, restaurant. All extremely well... More 

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