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“Amal Villa - Eden in Sri Lanka” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amal Villa Apartments & Rooms
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Shanghai, China
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“Amal Villa - Eden in Sri Lanka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

Alam Villa, located in beautifull Sri Lanka, is a resort of peace and calm. The hotel, placed on a tropical garden, has a astonish swimming pool. The rooms, very large, are white and local wood in a cool minimalism way.
The people are super friendly and very dedicated to guest.
A "meditation" breakfast on the garden, looking at swimming pool and to tropical nature: you have to try it! You fell like you want to stay there all day long.
The best place in Sri Lanka so far!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank guapat
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2011

A little oasis away from the hustle and bustle - perfect spot to unwind when traveling up and down the coast. The pool and the rooms are excellent - the restaurant is ok but a little groundhog day-esq. The beach is very quite for some unknown reason however all in all a very clean slick place at a good price.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeffsal
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Seoul
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

We stayed 3 nights in Amal Villa. (room 3)
Room was very spacious, bright and clean. The managing staffs were all very friendly.
Heard they'll have a big pool and a pool bar in Sep this year.

Their restaurant across the street serve good food. Lovely rice and curry, western meal and cocktail. Quiet, peaceful, lovely beach is only 1-2mins walk from the hotel/restaurant.
No hassling and no crowds.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wantyna
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Cleethorpes, UK
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2010

What a fantastic find! I cant rate Amal Villa enough. From the cleanliness of the rooms to the superb restaurant. Only 100 metres away from the beautiful indian ocean! Albeit you do have to cross a small road to get to the beach, this is not a problem at all and only adds to the unique location. Amal Villa make a refreshing change to the stuffy Taj and other chains of hotels dotted along the coastline. You are greeted and treated like a long lost friend. Will definately visit again (and its not often you can say that).

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jojocleethorpes
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Szekesfehervar, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2010

Like you never left your home... :) friendly, helpful staff. Our dinners at the restaurant were outstanding. The owner is an incredible host, takes excellent care of his guests. Really makes you feel that you are AT HOME, like part of a family. The rice&curry is one of the dishes you have to try, worth waiting one hour - I'm telling you :)
If you really want to relax and enjoy your holiday -without having headaches etc- this is the place you wanna go... and just kick of your slippers and dive into the Indian Ocean......have an unforgetable holiday!!!

Thank You..... from Hungary

Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dorest
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2010

This lovely, friendly little hotel is situated on the other side of the road to the restaurant and beach and so is a little confusing when arriving in the middle of the night. But when you wake up and look out onto the lovely little private garden where you can watch birds and butterflies and enjoy a lovely quiet and unhurried breakfast prepared especially for you by Rouen (who looks after you so well), you realise that this was indeed the right choice in hotels on this beautiful, unspoilt strip of coastline!

You have to cross the road and take a short walk down to the outstanding stretch of white sandy beach where again, there is a friendly welcome and someone to look after you. On the way to the beach you pass the restaurant which sends cold beer and snacks down to the beach if you feel too lazy to go and get them, and serves top quality, freshly cooked dishes on their rooftop terrace in the evening. If there is a special dish you would like to try, just let the chef know in advance and it will be ready for you when you wish to dine. The staff will also prepare you a table on the beach if you want to eat under the stars! It's no wonder they are getting so many guests from the larger neighbouring hotels choosing to dine there!

Don't be put off by the fact that there is a railway line running along the back of the beach - it is the track from Columbo to Galle with a good old fashioned train passing through - you just walk over the track - it is not a problem and it is actually quite quirky! We actually took the train down to Galle for the experience and got a driver back!

We also got married whilst staying at Amal Villas - I left the organising to Amal himself (who is Sri Lankan) and his lovely wife, Andrea who is German. We had never met them before and really had no idea what to expect. Well, they could'nt have done a better, more heartfelt job if they had tried - they helped me find material and a tayloress to make my saree style dress, a jeweller for my ring (all just 3 days before the wedding day) they took us to the notary to sort out the official paperwork and to translate into english, - in fact they took care of every little detail and our day was just so perfect - a really happy day with a lovely Sri Lankan ceremony on the beach and an elephant ride along the waters edge, a lovely lunch, and a fabulous Sri Lankan feast on the beach in the evening - memories to truly treasure forever!

Thankyou so much Amal and Andrea and all your staff - we have travelled a lot over the years but I think you made this trip the best by far!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NikkiExton
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Dubai
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2009

We got rooms at Amal Villas by chance and initially the staff was very welcoming. The place is great, 75metres from the beach, has its own sea food restaurant by the beach, and the breakfast is great. But while settling the bill, we felt we were overcharged on many counts (the rooms dont have any menus or prices)and upon questioning, were told quite curtly, that "these are European prices for Europeans". We were also told by the manager that they preferred giving away their rooms to Europeans as compared to Asians to avoid such queries. So what we gathered is:
1. If you're European, you're being overcharged;
2. If you're Asian, you're only welcome if you dont question the final bill;
3. Go through the bill with a fine-tooth comb;
Having said that, the rest of the staff is very courteous. Maybe the manager needs a little holiday.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank easygoindubai
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Property: Amal Villa Apartments & Rooms
Address: 135 Galle Road | Robolgoda-Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 81 Specialty Lodging in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amal-Villa apartments & rooms is a private-owned Boutique Hotel with a friendly family restaurant and a new spa-resort for Ayurveda treatments ... more   less 
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