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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW via mobile

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 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Erbil, Arbil, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an immaculate place to let it all go and disconnect from the world. The detail of all decoration, the rooms, the food and all other amenities exudes sensuality and tropical relaxation. I enjoyed the huge grassy area before getting to the beach, the pool, the oversized bathtub, drinks, food.... Everything! This is a true labour of love from... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is inevitable that travellers make comparisons and Reef stands comparison with our favourite hotels. Reef stands for us with Le Manoir aux Quat' Saison for individual flair and with Oberoi Hotels for service. Reef is a unique blend in a small luxury hotel and if you have the chance stay. The legion of excellent reviews don't lie, this is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is impossible to fault this hotel - we absolutely adored our stay here. All of the superlative reviews on here? We were interested but hesitant....well, the hotel is even better. Stunning design, every little detail has been thought through (like hidden plugs for any international phone/iPad charger, facility to have your onward boarding passes printed and delivered to you,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned after a fantastic winter break in Sri Lanka from 14th to 22nd February 2015. After a tour to Yala National Park and Galle Fort it was great to relax for a few days at Reef Villa. It is a superb hotel, we couldn't fault it. The owner, Brendan, made us so welcome. They have created a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a wonderful time during our recent stay at Reef Villa & Spa. We came with our 4 year old and were impressed by the attention to detail of the design of the space, the service of the team running the place, the cleanliness (the whole country actually, but the hotel was VERY clean). Brendan and his staff has... More 

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