We stayed at Villa Mayurana in March 2020, during the last days before the coronavirus quarantine. Therefore we had the whole place to ourselves, which was a privilege. I have to say that after I made the bookings they just wouldn't answer the questions in my emails. There was also a mistake on the hotel's part concerning the bank charge, since we sent our payment via bank transfer. So I was initially rather sceptical. However, once we arrived the helpful and friendly manager sorted things out immediately. That was the end of our minor problems and that was when the magic began. What can I say? This is one of the most perfect places I have ever stayed at - and I have traveled a lot around the world! The location is simply breathtaking, with endless panoramic views over vast tropical jungle, all the way down to the ocean. Straight out of a story book! The villa itself, in colonial style, surrounded by cool verandas, is the epitome of style and tropical chic, combined with the romantic feel of old-time Sri Lanka. It is full of beautiful pieces of art, from the fantastic handmade persian carpet in the living room to beautiful colonial-style furniture that are true collector items. This is a place of true character and incredible atmosphere. The sense of peace is mesmerising: All you can hear is the sound of birds. Tropical trees with beautiful flowers are everywhere. Peacocks visit regularly the immaculate gardens and even fly up to the roof. The highlight of course is the big swimming pool, with crystal clear water and the most sensational views one can imagine. I cannot think of a more perfect location for a swimming pool. Pure bliss! The suites (we had the red and orange suites) are spacious, deliciously cool, tasteful, with extremely comfortable beds and really great bathrooms. The food is absolutely first class with the freshest ingredients: We had fantastic fresh tuna and one of the most elaborate Sri Lankan curries with at least seven different dishes. But even more ordinary stuff like pasta with seafood was great, as was breakfast with a great selection to choose from. Last but not least, the staff are immensely kind, polite and helpful. One feels more like a guest in an aristocratic home. The real feel of the grand old days of travel! Definitely not the impersonal style of resorts. Congratulatins to Villa Mayurana! Do yourself a favor and come here. Our absolute highlight in Sri Lanka!…
We had 2 nights here and already would like to come back! Architecturally stunning and decor is very stylish. Views over plantations and distant views of lake. Rooms are large, beds extremely comfortable, well equipped including Bose speaker. Pool and gym are a highlight - gym is very well equipped and pool has stunning views. Thank you to the staff for looking after us so well during our stay.
This is such a beautiful and peaceful hotel. It’s just amazing: the view is stunning, the service is impeccable, rooms are beautifully decorated and you feel like you have the whole villa for yourself. We spend a week there and I just have to recommend it to anyone that is visiting this area of Sri Lanka.
Villa Mayurana is beautiful. The room was big and the decoration was lovely. It is located in the cinnamon hills, so we can have a beautiful view from there. Besides its location in the jungle it is not very far from the beach.
Nothing compares to the evening vibes and jamming session at the sunset! absolutely loved the people and the service! Everyone wore smiles on their faces throughout our stay and made us feel so welcomed the whole time. Loved the sea food and the prices compared to the prices were 100% reasonable! Only draw I see in this coastal beauty is the time of service! but im sure that shall be improved with time! thank you!