Villa Kumara Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
09-May-2014
Built in 2013 (and extended to add a third bedroom suite in 2015), Kumara Villa presents a contemporary Sri Lankan aesthetic. The self-contained bedroom suites ideally suit three couples or a couple of families travelling together, as there is ample space in each suite to sleep a child in an extra bed. The living pavilion is very spacious, made even more so by the bi-fold doors that seamlessly blend the indoors with the pool terrace, and share the views. We loved the guest kitchen (it’s also aptly equipped) and spent hours beside the pool watching the birds and monkeys in the trees beyond.

The staff were efficient and organised, whilst also being discreet. The maids have set times in the morning and evening for cleaning the bedrooms, and the whole villa was spotless. The food we ate was good, particularly the Sri Lankan curries and all meals (except the daily ‘Tropical’ breakfast, which is included in the rate) are charged to the guest account on a cost basis. Our only complaint was that the staff were perhaps a little too prompt with meal service, meaning that if we weren’t as prompt at getting to the table, our meals might have been cold.

It takes about 15 minutes to walk to Weligama’s eastern strands although taking a tuk-tuk to the main surfing beach or Mirissa’s pretty sands is a quicker option. There are a couple of bicycles at the villa for guest use, but these are better for exploring the quieter lanes inland.

Individual Scores:

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

Attention to detail is a real plus at Kumara Villa, where bedrooms and bathrooms are awash with useful and luxurious amenities. Even the light switches were stickered to tell us what each was for. And all the essentials are in the guest kitchen for you to help yourself to a cappuccino, a cup of tea or make a snack. We liked the generous size and open-plan style of the bedrooms, and particularly loved that they opened through twin sets of doors onto their own tropical gardens and outdoor bathing areas.

Surprises

The TV is in a bit of an awkward location, mounted on the back wall behind the dining table (not really in the right place for curling up comfortably to watch a movie!). There’s no DVD or CD player incidentally (although the cable connection includes a few movie channels), but we did have an iPod dock in our bedroom. Take care when walking on the slate tiles by the pool (or wear flip flops) – they roast quickly under the hot sun.

Villa Kumara /villa/kumara.aspx Price starts at $600 - $900 per night
8 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. Built in 2013 (and extended to add a third bedroom suite in 2015), Kumara Villa presents a contemporary Sri Lankan aesthetic. The self-contained bedroom suites ideally suit three couples or a couple of families travelling together, as there is ample space in each suite to sleep a child in an extra bed. The living pavilion is very spacious, made even more so by the bi-fold doors that seamlessly blend the indoors with the pool terrace, and share the views. We loved the guest kitchen (it’s also aptly equipped) and spent hours beside the pool watching the birds and monkeys in the trees beyond.

The staff were efficient and organised, whilst also being discreet. The maids have set times in the morning and evening for cleaning the bedrooms, and the whole villa was spotless. The food we ate was good, particularly the Sri Lankan curries and all meals (except the daily ‘Tropical’ breakfast, which is included in the rate) are charged to the guest account on a cost basis. Our only complaint was that the staff were perhaps a little too prompt with meal service, meaning that if we weren’t as prompt at getting to the table, our meals might have been cold.

It takes about 15 minutes to walk to Weligama’s eastern strands although taking a tuk-tuk to the main surfing beach or Mirissa’s pretty sands is a quicker option. There are a couple of bicycles at the villa for guest use, but these are better for exploring the quieter lanes inland.
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