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Eraeliya Villas & Gardens

299 Walliwalla, Matara 81700 Sri Lanka
Traveler (331)
Room & Suite (115)
Pool & Beach (51)


Certificate of Excellence
Eraeliya Villas and Gardens welcomes you to paradise. Our collection of villas and suites are set in a spacious ocean-side palm-shaded garden on a secluded beach a few kilometres west of surfing mecca Weligama. Our hotel has a strong design focus and our villas and suites - unique in style, furnishings and setting - are designed to appeal to a wide range of guests. Our infinity pool, superb food and friendly service encourage relaxation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Family rooms
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Hair dryer
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Sinhala


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Stayed 2 nights during our recent trip around the island Photos posted online were spectacular and we wanted to try a smaller boutique style accommodation. While the villa and setting is indeed wonderful , we started to get a different perspective as we looked closer . TV programs not available as payments not up to date . Pool water was a little murky and cushions were not available for poolside chairs . We had not paid for breakfast as part of our deal but there was no breakfast , lunch or dinner option available even as an add on . You are basically living independently with basic housekeeping duties tended to. The final straw on check out was being unable to settle bill electronically and being asked for cash , we had not been advised of this on arrival otherwise we could have found the time to go to a bank. The best part was then talking to the ‘ manager ‘ Ms Julie who never uttered an apology for the inconvenience, and tried to twist the situation to make it sound like it was our fault . ‘ At this stage I was perplexed at the standard and attitude and found some comfort in many previous comments from visitors , whereby Ms Julia also seemed incapable of apologising and obviously has a thin skinned knee jerk reaction to any feedback and fires back with silly excuses , as no doubt she will do here. First class potential , third class reality
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We stayed here with our friends for 12 nights in April and it was without a doubt the best hotel stay we have ever had. Everything about Eraeliya is perfect, from the rooms, the view, the location and of course the staff. Those who work here are the most friendly, smiley people you could wish to meet and they made our stay wonderful. We will most definitely return to this little piece of paradise and hope that Jerome and everyone else will still be there. Eraeliya were also excellent in catering for a vegan diet and breakfast was incredible. How soon can we come back?
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Eraeliya is stunning, the rooms are elegant with high ceilings and beautiful furniture and fittings. We stayed in Samaya and had a gorgeous view of the pool looking out onto the ocean. The hotel is close to the main area either a 15 min walk or 2 min tuk tuk. The only area for improvement would be the standard of food. For Sri Lanka the menu isn’t cheap and the quality is average with limited selection. If they could look at developing this area I honestly wouldn’t be able to fault the place! Overall great experience!
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We stayed at this hotel for the second leg of our honeymoon. When we arrived we were shown into a room on the 1st floor of the main building, and an hour later we were asked to move rooms as another guest had apparently booked our specific room. We were moved downstairs to a room by the pool, which to be honest we much preferred. The pool was 3 steps from our hotel room, and because the hotel doesn't have a restaurant, there's only ever other guests around which makes it really chilled out and private. initially the staff were a bit slow and there never seemed to be anyone there when you wanted them. However, I got ill (nothing to do with the hotel) and they were so helpful getting me a doctor and sorting out the prescription for me, and after that they were so nice and friendly. The young waiter who brought us breakfast each day went out of his way to help us, and the lady on the main desk was very helpful too. The hotel feels like a cross between a hotel and a villa, which took a bit of time to get used to, but by the end of our stay (5 nights) we loved it. It was so chilled out and relaxed, and easy to get into Weligama, but without having to stay there. We went for lunch one day to Cape Weligama, and decided how much happier we were at Eraeliya, which had a much nicer pool, better beach access, and far more character.
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Just a huge thank you for our stay at your lovely villa nelum. Everything was great from the breakfast, the quiet villa, the perfect view, the awesome waves and especially the professional and friendly staff members. Perfect days..just a little dream. We hope to be back soon.
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$119 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceMataraWeligama
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