I booked a romantic getaway for my husband and me, and I couldn't be happier about choosing Jetwing Vil Uyana. I had originally thought a beach vacation would be right for our anniversary, but I remembered a friend saying how much she had enjoyed Vil Uyana so I took a chance on a forest dwelling in Sigiriya.
The dwelling was gorgeous. We had our own pool, and plenty of places to relax. The entrance and bathroom are open to the outside, and we did see some creepy-crawlies, but the bedroom is upstairs, and completely enclosed. There is a mosquito net around the bed, just in case.
Everyone was super friendly, welcoming and accommodating. We definitely received the royal treatment from every staff member we encountered.
We had only been for a few hours when a cake was delivered to our room to wish us a happy anniversary. On our anniversary itself, a few days later, we were greeted at reception with warm anniversary wishes, and treated to an amazing, private poolside dinner later that evening, compliments of the hotel.
We couldn't have been happier with the restaurant. We enjoyed five-star Sri Lankan food every day. We visited the gorgeous library every day to watch for the crocodile and enjoy a drink. We went to the spa for a very relaxing massage and later, for pedicures.
This being our second trip to Sri Lanka, we had little intention of leaving the resort to go sightseeing and once we arrived it became clear to us that we wouldn't need to. Our dwelling was extremely private, and anything we needed was simply a call away. We took advantage of the on-site naturalist, who was offering tours every evening to see the loris, and we booked one romantic dinner in the treehouse, opposite the marsh, high in the sky.
We quite enjoyed waking up in the morning to see a monitor drinking out of the pool, or a peacock strutting around nearby our dwelling. We are not a couple that enjoys camping, so it was marvellous that we were so close to nature, but we had every creature comfort available to us.
I would like to note that the coffee/tea making facilities mentioned in the amenities on the website consisted of decent ground coffee, a French press, a selection of Dilma teas and an electric kettle. There was an umbrella and torch, as well as sarongs, a hat, an a tote bag provided in the room. We received sweets with our turn down services every night. These little touches were much appreciated.
We enjoyed our stay so much. I had wondered if six days and nights of relaxing, reading and swimming would be too many. It was just perfect for us, most memorable and exactly what we needed to unwind. We can't say enough great things about this paradise in the middle of Sri Lanka. Thank you so much to each and every staff member at Vil Uyana for such an unforgettable and relaxing week for this old married couple!
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on Trip Advisor which is a joy to read through. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. The heart of the Jetwing brand has always been unmatched hospitality and our guests usually leave with a strong belief in that distinctive Jetwing hospitality.
Most of our guests are attracted by nature as this location provides many opportunities for them. As you have mentioned being an eco hotel our priorities are connected to nature activities which is why we have our own eco- professional, the resident naturalist who specializes in all nature related topics. And the elusive Gray Slender Loris is a completely unique feature at Jetwing Vil Uyana, one that can’t be experienced anywhere else.
Our team is dedicated to hospitality and customer care. We are proud and confident about their performance and our cuisine at Jetwing Vil Uyana is another key ingredient to our customer satisfaction.
Once again thank you for choosing Jetwing Vil Uyana and it was a pleasure to make your holiday a memorable and pleasant experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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