Hideaway Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
19-May-2010

We simply adored Hideaway, which does exactly what it says on the tin. If you want to hide away and really escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, then this is the place for you. An hour from the airport, it’s the perfect place to recuperate from a long-haul flight and a much better option than staying in Colombo. Not only was the environment blissfully relaxing, but the staff had a similar effect on us as they were clearly well-versed in pampering. Continually reminding us to treat the property as our own, they prepared the most excellent meals, and our dinner under the stars was made even more incredible by the fact that it was completely illuminated by candles. Being wined and dined so well (five unpretentious courses), yet miles from anywhere, was a real highlight for us. Whilst the property would be excellent for groups of friends or for families (big garden and shallow area in the pool for paddlers), the private open-air jacuzzis, the isolation and the staff’s discreet service urge us to highly recommend this modest house as a romantic hideaway as well.  Although the F&B arrangements are restaurant-style – with the choice of either reasonably priced set meals or à la carte options – and we were discouraged from using the kitchen, there is little that we didn’t like about Hideaway. However this villa is not the place for those looking for nightlife, or who want to be close to beaches and a good selection of restaurants or shops.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Highlights

We thought everything about Hideaway was a delight. We loved the added luxury of our private open-to-the-sky jacuzzi. The staff pampered us completely and discreetly and made mealtimes memorable through great food and thoughtful atmosphere.
 

Surprises

Not having air conditioning in the bedrooms could be a bit of a downside, but the carefully placed fans were pretty effective; we even reached for the blanket in the early hours. The four-acre, semi-wild garden is not walled and spills onto the pineapple plantations; though their prickles are enough to deter anyone thinking of intruding on the property. Since the suites both have semi-outdoor bathrooms, you might find yourself face to face with a few spiders or ants, though most of the visiting wildlife is perfectly harmless; just watch out for the red centipede as its bite can be painful.

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7.9 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. We simply adored Hideaway, which does exactly what it says on the tin. If you want to hide away and really escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, then this is the place for you. An hour from the airport, it’s the perfect place to recuperate from a long-haul flight and a much better option than staying in Colombo. Not only was the environment blissfully relaxing, but the staff had a similar effect on us as they were clearly well-versed in pampering. Continually reminding us to treat the property as our own, they prepared the most excellent meals, and our dinner under the stars was made even more incredible by the fact that it was completely illuminated by candles. Being wined and dined so well (five unpretentious courses), yet miles from anywhere, was a real highlight for us. Whilst the property would be excellent for groups of friends or for families (big garden and shallow area in the pool for paddlers), the private open-air jacuzzis, the isolation and the staff’s discreet service urge us to highly recommend this modest house as a romantic hideaway as well.  Although the F&B arrangements are restaurant-style – with the choice of either reasonably priced set meals or à la carte options – and we were discouraged from using the kitchen, there is little that we didn’t like about Hideaway. However this villa is not the place for those looking for nightlife, or who want to be close to beaches and a good selection of restaurants or shops.

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