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Unawatuna Beach
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Paddy Fields near Unawatuna
Koggala Lake
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

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Jon P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Returned and will return again....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

I have been to stay at this villa twice now. They organised a van to pick me up from the airport and take me down to the villa, very easy now with the two motorways and only took 2.5 hours. The staff are very welcoming when I arrived. There is a housekeeper, chef and also a night porter. The chef made some great meals for me from local produce. The villa is keep very clean and some days I didn't go anywhere, just stayed by the pool and relaxed. The things I like about the villa are the pool, there is both inside and outside space, plus also that each bedroom has it's own bathroom. I will be returning again.

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haggis_dx...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

This villa is simply magnificent. We fell in love with the property immediately when we walked through the gate. The sprawling patios with comfy chairs and sofa corners ideal for sipping drinks or curling up with a book, the abundant colourful garden including visiting monkeys and the delightful pool as well as the spacious interior of the house just make you melt. the bedrooms are big, the bathrooms huge and the common area is almost big enough to play football in. Almost everything you need is in the house - incl. a great selection of books (I'd forgotten mine so was overjoyed to be able to raid the "library"), videos, games and toys as well as simple things like an iphone charger.

The staff are amazing - so friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much bother and Kamindika is such a lovely warm person who has many great stories and connections for everything - just ask him. Tharanga the cook is magnificent, we thoroughly enjoyed his culinary skills and the Sri Lankan cuisine and I can highly recommend doing a cooking lesson with him.

We really noticed that the whole property is owned by someone who cares and who has put not only a lot of thought into it but also a lot of passion and love. we hope to be back again very very soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the garden/pool and the staff
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Frankfurt
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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A romantic getaway
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Catherine...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“This is not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014 for a stay in August 2013

Shalini Villa is a great find in Unawatuna. We stayed for a couple of weeks and it was clear that every detail had been considered in making sure that we had a truly relaxing break. The villa and gardens are beautifully designed and kept to a very high standard. The staff are so considerate - nothing is too much trouble for Kamindika and Tharanga who ensure all needs are met - especially with trips and getting lovely fresh food each day! Reading the reviews it may seem too good to be true - but honestly it is an idyllic place to go with family or friends!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: That everything needed for a great holiday had been considered
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Kuwait
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Recommended for:
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TomChante...
Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The most perfect Villa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 for a stay in September 2013

My husband and I visited Shalini Villa for our honeymoon and could not have been more spoilt!

When you first arrive you drive into the property through large gates as the Villa is surrounded by tall walls making it very private. The first thing that catches your attention is the gorgeous garden with a range of bright flowers.

You then make your way through a spacious, light and airy Villa.

Our bedroom was simply stunning. The 4 poster bed was so big! We loved how much storage there was not only in the bedroom but also the en suite bathroom. Our bedroom had double doors that then led to a seating area to the rear of the property where the pool is. We spent a lot of time in this seating area drinking, eating and watching the fabulous monkeys!

The weather was gorgeous and we spent most days lazing around the pool sunbathing and swimming. I even read 2 books that were in the bookcase at the Villa, there is a great selection!

Kamindika has very good English and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we wanted. He would also arrange tuk tuks to take us out for dinner/shopping which was great. We didn't need to plan or overthink getting to and from places as Kamindika arranged all that for us. He is a very lovely man. One day a coconut fell from a tree so he sliced the top off it, put a straw it in and gave it to me whilst I was in the pool. Luxury!!!

Tharanga is the cook at the property and my word can he cook!!! We have never had such amazing meals anywhere else. We chose to eat fish a lot as it is so fresh and he would ask whether we wanted potato or rice with it and then in the evening there would be a feast waiting. Each time the selection of food was different. We chose to eat at the Villa more than eating out which goes to show how fabulous the food is!

We have the most amazing memories of Sri Lanka and it is because of the fantastic Villa, Kamindika and Tharanga. It was the most perfect honeymoon and we feel very lucky to have such great memories that we will treasure forever. Shalini Villa.. We will be back!!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Aberystwyth
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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