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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We spent 28 nights at Villa Shanthi and Verena and all the staff did everything to make our stay a complete luxury. Set in a great location only a 10 min stroll from the beach,shops & restaurants. The villa has a great pool set in beautiful tropical gardens. The rooms & all areas are spotlessly clean. Breakfast on the terrace with the wonderful homemade jams is certainly the way to start the day. Nothing is to much trouble for Verena & the always smiling staff. We would definitely recommend this wonderful place.

Linda uk

Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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Verena D, Owner at Villa Shanthi, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Dear Linda uk,
we thank you so much for your long time stay at the Villa Shanthi - you were coming as our guests - and you leave as our very good friends, as a part of family.
Thank you for taking time to write your friendly words about your good experiences of visiting of the Villa Shanthi - it will be helpful for other guests to decide for stay at the Villa Shanthi.
You are warmest welcome to come back at any time. Kindliest regards from Verena, the Owner.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Everything about our stay at Villa Shanthi was perfect; accommodation, cleanliness, food, pool etc... Trips were arranged via Verena and her manager 'which were of good quality and reasonably priced'. The Villa is surrounded by lots of lovely country lane type walks. The beach & town are approximately a ten minute walk away 'the Tuk,Tuk option was approx.100 Rupee's one way'. Yoga classes at the Villa were available where required.... Verena and her staff made sure our stay was perfect in every aspect. We were pampered from day one until our departure.... 100% recommend

Room Tip: Top floor for better view of suronding country side.
  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter N
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Verena D, Owner at Villa Shanthi, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018

Dear Peter and you all,
We are so grateful for your and your families longtime stay at the Villa Shanthi. You were so lovely guests - for us like our family, while you stayed here. Thank you too that you have token your time to write about your good experiences to tripadvisor. Your review can be helpful for other guests to decide for holidays at Villa Shanthi.
We hope you are very well, especially you have a good healthy. We would be very glad, when you come again to Villa Shanthi. You are very welcome at any time.
Kindliest regards,
Villa Shanthi, Mrs. Verena

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Villa Shanthi is an ideal place for peacefull and relaxing vacation. We arrived in villa in the mid of March, 2018. Everything - garden, pool and rooms are very nice and clean. Moreover, Mrs. Verena and her staff made our stay very comfortable and pleasant, for ex. - our "wishes came true" - Duminda has arranged the fishing with local fisherman, the cook specially for us has prepared the Coral fish (it was so delicious). Actually, all food at Villa was very tasty and fresh.

  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled with friends
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Thank igorsveikmanis
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Verena D, Owner at Villa Shanthi, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Dear Igorsveikmanis,
we thank you so much for your stay with your friends at Villa Shanthi. You all were so beloved guests. And thank you too for your friendly words and review. We would be very pleasend when you come again and stay here fore more happily days. You all are welcome warmest at any time.
Kindliest regards, Villa Shanthi, Mrs. Verena, Owner

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

We booked a double deluxe room at Villa Shanthi for 3 nights of our stay at Hikkaduwa. The description on agoda and booking.com mentioned that it is an AC room but on reaching we found that it was a basic non AC room. In fact the entire place has only 2 AC rooms. On questioning, we were given some random thing about how their deluxe rooms come without AC and they are optimized for natural ventilation. They refused to upgrade us to an AC room saying it was occupied. The room we had did not even have a window but two doors for some reason. There was one fan and given the tropical heat of Hikkaduwa it got really hot at night and we struggled to sleep. We couldn't keep the door open due to security concerns and mosquitoes. The bathroom in the room had poor drainage and after every bath we had to call the housekeeping staff to mop the water otherwise the water will flow into the room. The only good thing was the warm and friendly staff at the place. Villa Shanthi positions itself as some sort of luxurious place but it is hardly anything luxury its a below average home stay, there are much better options available at Hikkaduwa. It was highly disappointing that the authorities did not stay true to the information mentioned on the booking websites.

Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank Nikunj P
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Verena D, Owner at Villa Shanthi, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Dear Nikunj P, we are inconsolable that you could not be satisfied on your stay at the Villa Shanthi.
All time we do our best for the happiness of our guests.
Unfortunately any hotelportals do not distinguish that we offer A/C Rooms and Non A/C Rooms. All our Rooms have ceiling fans and on request we have more portable fans.The drainage in all of our bath rooms is working normally now.
We are really sorry for your inconveniences and we apologize. We would be pleased when you come back some days and welcome you at any time.
Kindliest regards,
Villa Shanthi, Mrs Verena, Owner

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

We arrived at Villa Shanthi on 12 December 2017 for a 4 night stay. Verena made us extremely welcome and we couldn't fault the way she and Sam looked after us throughout our visit. The accommodation is first class, the food amazing, the staff friendly and the service and attention to detail excellent. The gardens and pool are so tranquil and are frequented by an array of beautiful birds, butterflies and monkeys. Villa Shanthi was the perfect place to end our visit to Sri Lanka and we will definitely return one day!

Stayed: December 2017
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Verena D, Inhaber at Villa Shanthi, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Dear Jane,
we thank you so much for your visit here on the Villa Shanthi and for your very friendly words about the Villa Shanthi. You all were so lovely guests and we were pleased all time to give our best for your happiness. We hope so much to welcome you all again on the Villa Shanthi soon. Have a great time.
Warmest regards, Villa Shanthi, Mrs. Verena

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