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“Food glorious food” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Villu Villa
Ranked #13 of 125 Anuradhapura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Food glorious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. This is homestay accommodation in a family home. Our room was bright and airy with ac and hot water. The owner was helpful in arranging trips out for us. The food was lovely, eaten in the garden. Breakfast is enormous and the evening meal is home cooked, tasty and plentiful. The owner is very keen to ensure he gets good reviews.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are quieter and more private.
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Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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VilluVilla S, Owner at Villu Villa, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thank you for your nice words. BOHOOOMA STHUTHIII!!!! ( as you always said)
downstairs rooms will be much better after some improvements within next two months.

hope you will not stop learning Sinhalese.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Clean and well-appointed rooms, very nice family run place. The owner upgraded us to the family room for free since we needed an extra bed. Food was delicious, some of the best in Sri Lanka but maybe a bit expensive ($1000 for rice and curry dinner). Best breakfast in our two week trip - fresh juice, fruit, eggs, hoppers, toast with jam. Overall, would highly recommend.

Stayed February 2014
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VilluVilla S, Owner at Villu Villa, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
thank you for the nice comment, madam. its a pleasure to hear you enjoyed my wife"s food. any way i can't provide home made sri lankan foods less than Rs 1000/ since my wife has to personally involve for cooking.
hug for your nice kids!!!!
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Sterrebeek, Belgium
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

A nice hotel in a quiet area. The excellent breakfast is served in the garden. The owner is a friendly man and the room was very clean. The dinner was excellent. The place is not very close to the historic site and you have to bike along a busy road so best not stay at the site until dark. They also rent bikes and a bike is definitely the best way to discovers the ruins.
Only disadvantage, if you tour with a driver they do not offer sleeping accomodation for the driver so you will have to pay him for another guesthouse with makes the place a bit pricey but we recommend the hotel anyway because we had a great stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Freddy N
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VilluVilla S, Owner at Villu Villa, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear sir, thank you very much for appreciating our villa. any way i feel i must do the explanation about driver accommodation. i have driver accommodations. but your driver had a knee problem. so that my driver bathroom was not comfortable to him. so he went out and stayed at one of his friends place. that's what happened sir.
and... sir, in Anuradapura wherever you stay if you if you want to do cycling to ancient city you have to do it on the busy streets. because in the ruins area there is only one hotel.
thank you again!!!!
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Oslo, Norway
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89 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Really nice place. Stayed here one night in january. Would definetely stay again. Food was LOVELY. You must order an evening curry made be the wife of the house. Best curry we had in Sri Lanka hands down. Super friendly couple. Lightening fast wifi and nice hot shower. Even got a free ride to the busstation of the owner on his way to work. Stay here. Only downside is that it is a little bit away of Anuradhapura centre but that is really not a problem with the inexpensive tuk-tuks in SL.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AnnKirstineKirk
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VilluVilla S, Manager at Villu Villa, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear sir and madam, thank you very much for this nice comment and comment on booking.com. my wife was really happy to hear that you enjoyed her foods.( now i'm having best cook in Sri Lanka) and dropping to bus station on the way to my office ( courts) was a simple thing. you have much appreciated that. so lovely !!!!
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Me and my family stayed at Villu Villa when we went on a 2 day trip to Anuradhapura which finally ended up in staying for 4 days !!!! My kids pushed us somehow to have the stay extended purely because our stay at Villu Villa became such an awesome and pleasant experience. The authentic food served by the beloved wife of the owner with a broad genuine smile on her face always gave us the maximum enjoyment of the food she served. The taste of the food was out of this world. The knowledge, helpfulness and ready to do anything for the guest attitude of the owner besides his legal practice gave us the feeling of security and convenience all the time. Thank you Aravinda for your kindness, hospitality and the proper guidance to see all the historical places. We will not stay at any other place but at Villu Villa when it comes to any visit to Anuradhapura. We recommend this hotel to anyone very very gladly.

Room Tip: All rooms are large and spacious
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JagathSW
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VilluVilla S, Owner at Villu Villa, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Mr. Wickramanayaka, thank you very much for your nice words. hope to celebrate your PC party at villu villa one day. thank you for lovely memories
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

As a frequent traveler around the world staying in ancient city of anuradahapura was highlighted by staying in vilu villa.The staff was very helpful and polite in nature as well as locals.They provided me with all the information i needed in exploring the ancient ruins.Rooms were clean and spacious.I definitely have to mention the authentic food which was prepared by the owners wife and she served the food with her genuine smile.I felt like home away from home.I can highly recommend villu villa for anyone.I will definitely be back again......

(hey aravinda,i hope you remember me!!!!give up you law practice coz you are really good in hospitality business,,cheers from bim...)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rockey2000
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VilluVilla S, Owner at Villu Villa, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
thank you for the nice words. by the way i cant give up this Nobel profession. proud to be a lawyer!!! thank you sir.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Anuradhapura is a very spread-out, quite dusty town so the tucked-away location and beautiful gardens of Villu Villa were a welcome sight. The rooms are basic but tea-making facilities and a/c were very welcome. Aravinda's attention to detail and and hospitality are central to VV's appeal but his wife's cooking is also a big reason to stay here. It was extra special eating in the verdant garden with a neighbour playing the violin in the distance and when we had some banking issues, we really appreciated Aravinda helping us out. He can also organize trips to all the local sights with the in-house tuk-tuk or car.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank DomCindy
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VilluVilla S, Owner at Villu Villa, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear sir and madam, thank you for the wonderful comment. My guest book testify about your 11 hour sleep. We still remember that you used your fingers to taste sri lankan foods by sri lankan style. And hope that you will never forget the atm machine in the city. thank you again!!!
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Property: Villu Villa
Address: 601/45b, Jaya Mawatha, Air Port Road, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 125 B&Bs / Inns in Anuradhapura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villu Villa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
villa is having 3 air conditioned rooms attached bath rooms with hot/cold water. and also providing free wifi. you can watch satellite tv at the lobby. restaurant, laundry, and many more facilities available. feel the homely atmosphere ... more   less 
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