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Handun Villas

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Mudiyansewatte Kottegoda, Talalla 81170 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Talalla
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Our spacious luxury villas are part of a restored 120 year old manor in Talalla, a quiet village along the sun-kissed southern coast of Sri Lanka. At Handun Villas we strive to preserve this tranquil atmosphere for guests who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. From delicious home cooked meals to yoga sessions in the garden, you will find that wellness is a habit here, where we take care to nourish both body and soul. With frequent visits from local bird-life, our garden provides the perfect backdrop to a relaxing afternoon nap or even a memorable destination wedding. Amidst the sounds of tropical birdsong and the serenading sea, the rhythm of coastal village life continues as it has for generations. Combined with our seamless services and well maintained facilities, your stay at our family friendly villa is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, Sinhala

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Isha M wrote a review May 2
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Cousy and private Handun Villas was one of the most best places I have vacationed in Sri Lanka. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Smiles all over! Love the place and would certainly recommend for a family vacay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 522isham, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you in Talalla soon. Warm regards, The team at Handun Villas
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Manika A wrote a review May 1
Colombo, Sri Lanka6 contributions
I had always loved staying at the Handun Villas, the friendly staff made our stay enjoyable and comfortable. Fabulous place to relax with a huge private gardens and great service!! the inrerrior is very well done. Fantastic lighting in the room and bath and huge bath with open space. The pool is well maintained facing the massive garden. Excellent service and will recommend to anyone. ***** stay Kamal and family
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kamal and family, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you in Talalla soon. Warm regards, The team at Handun Villas
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Nishedha wrote a review May 1
Colombo, Sri Lanka13 contributions
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Handun Villas is a property we discovered when searching for pet friendly accommodation in the south. The entire experience was excellent right from the booking process to the sad departure from the property. Nayomi - The owner was extremely helpful in taking our call and ensured that we got a fantastic room. Airy, bright and comfortable, the room was complete with a comfortable four poster bed with mosquito net (Even though there were no mosquitos), A TV with cable connection, Wifi, An open air ensuite bathroom with vintage bathtub, and plenty of glass water bottles since they do not use plastic (Yay!) The staff were extremely caring and kind towards us and our doggie which was very comforting. They always checked if we wanted tea or coffee and Lalani even kept an eye on our doggie while she ran around the estate during our time in the pool. Food was tasty and prepared according to our requirement. It would be good to let the team know what is required for your meals a few days before you arrive so that they can get the provisions arranged. Keep in mind that tourism and travel is at an all time low and properties need our support and understanding in terms of things like this so that they get the best opportunity to meet your needs perfectly. The pool was lovely and the water was a perfect temperature for a dip on a sunny day. They have also provided several deck chairs with comfortable cushions and sun umbrellas for ample shade. Very tastefully laid out on a wooden deck! The coconut estate around the Colonial house is expansive and has a large number of peacocks and some cute monkeys jumping around. The beach is a 2 minute walk across the main road and is unspoilt - There was no plastic lying about when we visited like most of the other beaches have in Sri Lanka. Overall our stay was extremely comfortable and Nayomi has trained her staff well to take care of guests with genuine professionalism. They followed Covid protocols and wore a mask at all times when interacting with us and kept the property sparkling clean, which was indeed very comforting. Thank you Lalani and Upul for taking care of us during our stay and Thanks Nayomi for having us at your amazing property! May you all prosper in the months and years to come!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: The "Kohomba" room is gorgeous!
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Dear Nishedha, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you in Talalla soon. Warm regards, The team at Handun Villas
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Chandima K wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka46 contributions18 helpful votes
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Handun Villas is a very good example of a very bad villa. Stayed 16th - 17th nights Its best feature is the large plot of estate land upon which it sits, and for this small mercy the management deserves absolutely no credit. Almost everything else about our experience was an utter shambles. First impressions give the sense that the main building was last refurbished around the time DS Senanayake became Sri Lanka’s first Prime Minister. Dust and dirt have taken up permanent residence in the upholstery (which is only sparingly provided) in ways that only time and severe neglect can conjure. The buffet table, which might have been fully dressed at one time, now sat half naked and stripped of dignity, its top ripped off, exposing filthy stains and emitting the aroma of meals gone by. Shockingly, the table was allowed to remain in this embarrassing state of undress for the entirety of our trip, inviting hordes of flies to celebrate with us at mealtimes. We were offered a welcome drink, which was standard fare. No complaints. However, the welcome gift we found sitting proudly in one of the bathroom commodes was not as welcoming. The main bathroom was teeming with large, black ants (who also had no issues getting into bed with the babies), and was so slimy, wet and pungent that it brought back rancid memories of the toilet facilities at the Khettarama during the innings break of a Sri Lanka-India cricket match. Moving swiftly on. Handun Villas had promised “giant squirrels, monkeys, birds and the best that nature has to offer”. On this, they delivered in spades. When it rained, two of the rooms sprung leaks so raging that the promise should have read, “the best that natural disasters have to offer”. When we asked why such large leaks had not been attended to we were told, true to brand, that it was a troupe of curious and rather strong monkeys engaged in a sustained feud with the roofing that were to blame. It was not clear why no effort had been made to repair any of the damage before guests arrived. While the first 2 families were displaced by nature, the 3rd displacement was likely man made. This group was forced out of their room by a smell so bad that it rendered the space unlivable for humans, let alone humans on holiday. By now, curious wives were literally turning the mattresses over which, as you might imagine, led to nothing good. Brown smears were found on towels and sheets. Maybe the monkey’s had an orgy after they breached the ceiling. The rooms were actually not that bad. Some of us even had duvets and others had door handles that worked. In fairness, it was unfortunate that it rained, but this doesn’t take away from the fact that a basic requirement at any ‘luxury’ villa should be shelter and cleanliness. Even in the common area there was no real space to convene as a large group because the main hall was a strange, narrow L-shape that looked more like adjoining hallways at a government office. So, in the evenings, we were relegated to the driveway, partially shielded from the downpour, cold and wet as pools of water collected at our pruning feet. On the plus side, we were offered a discount for the two rooms that were completely flooded. In addition, the staff did all they could to surmount these obstacles but they did not have the resources or the capacity to combat such significant neglect. Their best efforts could not hide the fact that they were severely undermanned, woefully under-trained and literally drowning. The fact that they went about their thankless work with a smile is a testament to them. Having said that though, we would have preferred to see masks rather than smiles. For all of this, management must take responsibility. For 16 thousand rupees per room per night, a basic minimum standard has to be met. Handun Villas online presence and pricing conveys an image that is not congruent with reality and, for this reason, holiday-goers should take caution.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Don't go by the pictures. They need a refurbishment!
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Response from Shishan Weerasuriya , General Manager at Handun Villas
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review. Hope to see you with us soon. Warm regards, The team at Handun Villas
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Mithrika P wrote a review Apr 2021
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Very friendly staff, child friendly atmosphere,peaceful and calm.Enjoyed our stay.They have been very resilient during the pandemic which is a great achievement.Hope the coming year will bring them more success.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Nayomi Handunnetti, Owner at Handun Villas
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Mithrikap, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind wishes. Regards The team at Handun Villas
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PRICE RANGE
$48 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceTalalla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Handun Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Handun Villas?
Nearby attractions include Talalla Beach (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Handun Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Handun Villas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Handun Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Handun Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Handun Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Talalla Juices & Curry, Zephyr Talalla Restaurant & Bar, and Canilro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Handun Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Handun Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Handun Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Handun Villas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Talalla.
Are pets allowed at Handun Villas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Handun Villas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.