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Nisala Arana

#14 of 29 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This boutique hotel was the perfect introduction to Sri Lanka. We were picked up at the airport ( organized in advance) and had a smooth ride ( complete with stops on the way where the driver bought water and rambutans for us) which after a long flight was just what we needed. Then the hotel - sprawling green lawn, sparkling... More 

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Hands down our best ever review! Thank you. More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’d booked the whole hotel plus the next door villa for a family wedding nearby, and it was just like staying in a friend’s house, only I don’t have any friends with a full set of friendly and attentive staff! Food was excellent, fruit, buffalo curd, toast and eggs for breakfast, lovely lunch snack menu (perfect coconut prawns) and a... More 

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Benjamin P, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Shipdoc, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Sri Lanka. Many thanks for your kind support. It is so refreshing to read such a lovely honest review and so pleased we had the opportunity of making your stay in Sri Lanka a special experience for your family and friends. Nisala Arana and the Next Door Villa offer the perfect combination of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Our room was stunning, complete with outdoor shower and two divine birds preening themselves in the mirror each day. White netting and sumptuous mattresses ensured relaxing sleeps and our family was made to feel totally welcome, with a lively 4 year old happy to climb the trees. The food was simply divine and the service personal and our trip to... More 

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Benjamin P, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Larah, Many thanks for taking the time to review our Garden Resort 'Nisala Arana' in Bentota. So pleased you enjoyed the accommodation in our Coconut Junior Suites with Outdoor Rain Showers and the visiting birds. I have passed on your lovely comments to our Chef at The Pavilion Restaurant and thanks for the fine encouragement. The Morris Minor &... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I recently stayed in the Nisala Arana on a yoga retreat, my whole experience in Sri Lanka was amazing. The rooms in the Nisala were large,cool and immaculately clean with a en suite that was a lot bigger than I had anticipated. The staff were both charming and attentive, nothing seemed to much trouble.whether organising transport for an excursion or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We spent two nights in this lovely property last week. The property itself is located in a lovely surrounding. The rooms are clean and well furnished and the gardens and pool are very well maintained. The food is excellent as well. One thing however that needs attention is the service. I'll give you an example: The property offers spa services... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Wow! What a lovely place! We decided not to stay on the beach the first two days of our trip as our preferred villa was booked out by a birthday party we were going to. This place was recommended to us by them. Hidden about 10 mins from the beach by Tuk Tuk, we found ourselves in beautiful garden surroundings... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Very disappointing! The hotel itself is very authentic, lovely grounds but a very poor welcome and it is in need of a little TLC. We were greeted by closed gates and the whole entrance looked a little run down and it took several sounds of the hooted before anyone opened it to allows us in. The Manager welcomed us dressed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

My partner and i stayed in this wonderful place for her 30th birthday. The whole stay was amazing with all the staff being very friendly and helpful. Ben and his team went above and beyond to help me arrange my girlfriend's birthday celebration. It was a night we will never forget. We cannot recommend this place more and cannot wait... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in another boutique hotel but had the opportunity to book for dinner at Nisala Arana and what a dinner it was! Lobster, king prawn and fish skewers cold to perfection washed down with ice cold sparkling wine and followed by the most delicious grilled fruit kebabs and curd tart. All served by candle and living torch flames... More 

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Alfold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This is a very unique boutique hotel. 12 staff looking after 7 rooms - we were 4 adults travelling and really felt we had the gardens and pool almost to ourselves. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were on hand whenever needed. The standard of everything was excellent, including the meals. Highlight was a lobster supper by... More 

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Hayley, What a lovely 100th Excellent Review! I am sorry we did not have the chance to meet with you in person during your stay. We are however so pleased with our team for offering you a memorable experience and we hope for the chance to welcome you back again another time. Best Wishes, Ben -- More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Pavilion By Nisala Arana
The Pavilion By Nisala Arana
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Sri Lankan
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nisala Arana, a luxury Boutique Hotel amidst lush greenery and spacious tropical gardens, minutes from the beach. The Doctor's House, Coconut & Mango Villas offer six beautifully appointed colonial style bedroom suites. The freshwater pool, yoga inspiring gardens and open pavilion where delicious cuisine is accompanied by fine wines, make this hotel one of the finest discoveries in Sri Lanka. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nisala Arana

Address: 326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $131 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nisala Arana 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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