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Puwakattawala Road, 40th mile post off Matale Road, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
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#11 of 59 hotels in Dambulla
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.0
Deviating from the long scenic route of the A9 road which connects Matale and Dambulla, one comes across a path surrounded by a wild, lush natural forest leading to one of the most unique and secluded getaway spots in the serenity of rural Sri Lanka. The Arika Luxury Villa, evocatively named after the intricate water lily; is located in a heavily landscaped area at the confluence where the stream meets the local river. With a part of the hotel facing the stream and merging with the tranquility of the natural surroundings, its strategic position in the remarkable location highlights its environmentally friendly ethos and makes it the perfect private hideaway. Arika is a two-floored architectural marvel that is built around an indoor swimming pool overlooking the stream beyond the open deck. Having avoided damage to the surrounding environment as much as possible, the hotel also has a local Karandha tree indoors emerging from the courtyard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil
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gorankit wrote a review Aug 4
Bhuj, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
Dont ever make mistake of booking arika hotels. You will be spammed for lifetime if they get your number. I am attaching block list of arica number. If you block one number than they will spam you with another number. Just choose peace of mind over some cheap hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Nishandra Fernando, General Manager at Arika Villa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear TripAdvisor Management, The above review from Gorankit is unexpected due to the following reasons. 1. We did not have any guests by this name during month of February . 2. Why this nature of review after five months all of sudden? Should have been done soon after their departure as within a few days. If stayed. 3. I have all the evidence that this is a completely false statement that tarnishes Arika Villa's goodwill. Therefore kindly request to remove this review soon as possible. Nishandra Fernando , General Manager Arika Villa Boutique Hotel - My Contacts 0773228612 & 0771256694 Therefor kindly request to remove this review
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Zainab A wrote a review Jun 2022
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We enjoyed the fresh air, as the hotel in the middle of forest. Very quiet and relaxing. Staff are very friendly and kind. The food was delicious and yummy. The pool is clean. For sure I would recommend this hotel. We feel just like home. Thank you to all staff and to the hotel manager.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rebecca wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed in Arika villa for one night at the start of May 2022. Not only was the place beautiful, with large rooms and a gorgeous pool, set amongst the trees, but the welcome and attention we received was second to none. We were treated to the most delicious Sri Lankan meal of about 12 different curries, all homemade on site. The food at Arika was in fact probably some of the best food we ate in our 9 day trip to Sri Lanka. I would recommend this place to anyone who visits the area.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tom wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a lovely stay at Arika. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly and hospitable. The food was plentiful and delicious. This is a great setting and the pool was very good to have at hand. Big rooms with sounds of the forest outside.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Israel M wrote a review Mar 2022
Cuernavaca, Mexico2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful, peaceful and charming hotel. The staff was super helpful and the owner was helping us with everything. I truly recomendable. The food was very good every day and they can prepare in the way you like the most. Is close to Golden Temple and they can arrange everything for you.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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tharakaprasad wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an incredible stay at Arika Villa dambulla . Beautiful Rooms, delicious food . The best part however were the incredibly friendly and hardworking staff who made our stay perfect. Especial thanks to Mr Nishendra Fernando (Gm)who was very attentive to us ensuring all our requests were attended to in a timely fashion . highly recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Adam T wrote a review Mar 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Friendly staff. Lovely large rooms. Great service. Well lit pool area for evening dining under the stars too, the food was different all three nights with a a great leave of service and superb taste. They even welcomed us at 5am with tea yand coffee. But they went the extra mile and made us takeaway breakfast at 4am when we left early for a hike. Great work team!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nishandra Fernando, General Manager at Arika Villa
Responded Mar 1, 2022
Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Arika Villa, waiting to serve you next time. Hope you will share with your experience among your friends and family. Have safe and blessed journey.
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Charlotte wrote a review Mar 2022
Staffordshire, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights. From the moment we got here the staff were so welcoming, meeting us at 4am with tea and coffees after a long flight from England. The rooms were so lovely and spacious, the hotel is so beautiful. The staff were so helpful and friendly during our stay and went above and beyond to ensure that everything was up to our expectations. Thank you for a fantastic stay!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mano E wrote a review Feb 2022
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We really enjoyed our stay at your boutique villa. The rooms were large, well-appointed, and very comfortable. There are few regular maintenance pending specially in the toilets, once those are done, rooms will be perfect. Food was fabulous and value for money. The presentation of food was on par with a 5-star hotel. I believe all of us enjoyed all the meals that were served. Service was exceptional; all the staff members were up to the tasks assigned to each of them and went out of the way to do their best for us. Overall, it was a very pleasant & enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dheeshana Koswatte wrote a review May 2021
Kandy, Sri Lanka10 contributions
Service, personalization, attitude. I’m sorry Nishandra and team for this late review. Better late than never. Thank you for reserving the entire villa for our family gathering, hosting us for two nights, and for providing the best service for money. Thanks for being extra nice to our toddlers - making them the food they want, arranging all sort of amenities our complex family requested ! It was a nice, pleasant and memorable stay for us. Hope your chief of kitchen’s family and their newborn are safe! Pass our thanks to each and everyone of your staff, for their commitment and super service. Wish you guys all the best!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$168 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceDambulla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arika Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Arika Villa?
Nearby attractions include Popham's Arboretum (4.5 miles), Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya (4.4 miles), and Sath Paththini Devalaya (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arika Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Arika Villa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arika Villa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Arika Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arika Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Palace Restaurant, Athula Restaurant, and Sandra Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arika Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arika Villa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arika Villa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Arika Villa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya (4.4 miles).