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Kalukatiya Watta Road, Dikwella 81200 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 63 Specialty lodging in Dikwella
Sitting atop a bluff on a stretch of white sand beach on central south coast of Sri Lanka, ÀNI Sri Lanka commands a panoramic view of brilliant blue waters rolling in among headlands, reefs, and sandbars. The sprawling 15 bedroom beachfront private resort is designed to offer large groups and families an exclusive and pampered vacation. A full staff and service teams including private butlers, chefs, housekeepers, concierge service, and security-all exclusively yours. Created by Reda Amalou and AW2 of Paris, the property combines contemporary tropical architecture with the finest bespoke finishes and furnishings. The facility itself includes a spa, oversized oceanfront pools, dedicated children's pools with exciting waterslides, and a plethora of spaces for dining and entertainment. An event pavilion and related facilities allow the property to host a wide range of events including weddings and corporate retreats.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Hot tub
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Game room
Golf course
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Gertraud L wrote a review May 2021
Munich, Germany2 contributions
Heaven on earth Ani Villas was one of the first Level 1 hotels which reopened after the look down. We were very impressed by the extensive preparations they had done to fulfil the criteria for Level 1 hotels. Overall, very few tourists were around, but we want to encourage people to visit Villa Ani and experience the atmosphere, treatments, food, and the amazing landscape. We want to thank the whole staff for their extreme dedication. They had to stay on the grounds of the resort during the whole time. It was our first visit and we had the great fortune to experience this paradise on earth. The service is excellent and the food is very delicious, healthy and tasteful in its uniqueness. Every day our special wishes where more than met with many surprises and creativity. Despite the locked up situation, it was possible to take long relaxing walks on the beautiful beach finding turtles and impressing nature every day. We will come back to Villa Ani for sure. We stayed at many hotels like Aman Resorts or Soneva Kiri but the experience at Villa Ani was by far the best we ever had. It is private and at the same time very alive with that extremely warm hearted stuff which is taking care every moment if it is wanted. All the wishes find fulfillment in a creative way. It’s a jewel and we will never forget. Thank you, it was the best we ever experienced and we are looking forward to come back to this paradise with all these lovely caring stuff.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded Jun 16, 2021
Dearest Gerta and Anna, thank you so much for raising us so high with your appreciation. The team and I have totally dedicated for your safety and well being during your stay with us. Taking Level -1 standards to next level we are pleased to isolate with you in the resort. it is a new approach to hospitality industry. But it caused us to bond like never before as we meet , play , talk in this small circle on daily basis. More like a family. We were able to make the best out of your holiday with plenty of beach walking, seeing turtles , beach cleaning together and extra ordinary dining experiences within the limits of safety. We never forget our solar New Year celebrations in April with you. We are waiting to see you again. Keep in touch as always. - regards Dinesh
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Aleks M. wrote a review Mar 2021
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We stayed in Ani Sri Lanka resort for 2 weeks and have only the best to say about it. The suites, the sea and the whole setting were wonderful, but what really made a lasting positive impression were the staff. Every single member of the staff was attentive, polite, and went above and beyond to make our stay memorable, and to cater to all of our needs. The food was also extremely good and we all went home a few pounds heavier! Most importantly, we felt safe with regard to the C19 situation as the safety standards were very high. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Aleks
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded Jun 16, 2021
Dear Aleks, It was a pleasure to serve you and the team. Really truly every day as a celebration with various entertainment, happenings. I'm glad we were able to arrange every single request where you don't have to feel shy to ask for. When you stay with ÀNI , that typical hotels experience with limited possibilities flies away. Just make a wish...we will make it happen. We are truly committed for your safety , security and well being. C19 made it extended and extra on caring. As we know your loved ones at back home awaits to see you the same way you left. We don't compromise anything to cross that. The team and I fully isolated in the resort during the stay while my smaller finance team keep running for daily needs and living away from us for the period. Pre-Arrival PCR tests for all staff and random PCRs during the stay nothing too much on us. The days would come soon to meet us again in this small paradise. Until we meet up again , Stay safe
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Anna P wrote a review Mar 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia1 contribution
Thank you very much to all stuff. As for covid situation - there was nothing to worried about - everything in high level of protection. All staff was very pleasant, capable, nice and very well oranised. Staff also prepared for us many surprises that was really amazing. Chef is the best chef in the world. Wellness centrum was always available and can offer complex care including of Ayurveda treatment and reflexology. The Physiotherapist - Manjula were great teacher, always prepared to help as much as it was possible - thank you very much for your time what you gave me.. There is everything possible with these staff.... there is nothing to complaint at all. Maximal satisfaction.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded Jun 16, 2021
Dear Anna, Greetings from sunny Sri Lanka. It’s a great for us to know that you were able to spend a memorable holiday in ÀNI Sri Lanka. Pleased to hear you loved all those tiny little hand made souvenir gifts we placed on your bed on each night. we know those small things are so BIG to you. Chef Cyril is all time loved much caring personality that every guests wanted to take some recipes from him. I agree Manjula and his team is at their best in physiotherapy , ayurweda and spa massages. The knowledge he carry is vast actually. You can talk with him hours and hours about Ayurweda. Thank you for the lovely review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Rich H wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions5 helpful votes
A really great resort that sets itself above the rest thanks to the staff and their impeccable attention to detail and guest requirements. There’s everything you need here to have a wonderful holiday. Lots of fun activities and the staff are really creative with their ideas to surprise and delight guests. The tuktuk bar was a real highlight :) It’s well positioned too to go to other locations like Yalla park. Food is excellent also. It cannot rate lower than 5 out of 5 for a review.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded Jun 16, 2021
Dear Richard, Thanks for your kind words on us. We were delighted to have you with us. Chef Cyril and his team always find creative approaches to very guest feel so special. He is the best mind reader to know what your mind and soul looking for. We are with plenty of activities even during the limited option post C-19 period. and you experienced them all despite the fact Pippa, Hattie and Jack wanted much of the attention from you. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable holiday. With kind regards - Dinesh
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Tina wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a pearl next to the Ocean - once entering the resort, you do forget about all the stress and problems in your everyday life. You can get your privacy but at the same time, staff is always available for any of your wishes. When "tired" from swimming and sunbathing, you can play tennis, do yoga or any other sports activity led by a professional trainer. Or you can choose to go to excursions - like elephant safari that will be arranged for you keeping the high standards of Ani Villa. Cuisine by the Chef is something unforgettable - it will be adjusted to your wishes and I would grant a Michelin star for the restaurant! And if you wish - you will also get recipes for your favorite dishes. Barman will make any cocktails you wish - taking into consideration all your taste wishes. You will get served anything, anywhere and at any time. Movie night, spa experience, dinner in the pool also was unforgettable. It is hard to express all the positive emotions and experiences that I got while staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: all rooms are excellent
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Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded Feb 19, 2021
Dear Tina Greetings from sunny Sri Lanka. Thank you for your kind words. It was wonderful to welcome you as our very first guest after the tourism re-opening in Sri Lanka. We are delighted that you had a memorable stay. Sri Lanka is blessed with a bunch of national parks and wonders of nature which compliments to our guest experiences during their holidays. We known to maintain our high standards and guest’s safety in all the excursions and activities we organize. Pleased to hear your compliments on Manjula , Chameera and Chef Cyril. They are stars indeed. Hope you arrived back home safely , we look forward to welcoming you back at ÀNI Sri Lanka or in one of our four properties. Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Which popular attractions are close to ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Nearby attractions include Wewurukannala Vihara (3.2 miles), Hiriketiya Beach (3.4 miles), and Talalla Beach (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Talalla Juices & Curry, Zephyr Talalla Restaurant & Bar, and Hiriketiya Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does ÀNI - Sri Lanka have airport transportation?
Yes, ÀNI - Sri Lanka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does ÀNI - Sri Lanka offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.