Sri Villas Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
30-Jul-2010

This is definitely Sri Lanka’s best choice for large groups and for entertaining as the property has been designed so well for big parties. The genial setup means that villas are placed at just the right distance from each other to allow for conviviality whilst their individual self-containment means that family units within a group can still enjoy a degree of privacy if they need to. Sharing one big swimming pool between the three villas works out better than having three smaller pools, allowing for lengthy swims. There’s a shallow section in front of Nisala that you access directly from the villa’s terrace, making it a focus for families and therefore the busiest area of the pool. Verandas and balconies offer quiet spots for individual moments if you need to get away from the crowd. We found the staff team to be very able; the food was good (there was lots of choice), the smiles genuine and their experienced system of dealing with guests shone through. I liked that fresh juices were left in the fridge for us to help ourselves to (or brought to us in chilled glasses) and that we could order whatever we liked, when we liked. Typically guests choose to pay their food bills via a grocery system (staff doing the shopping and presenting you with receipts), which we did; however you could otherwise opt to pay $40 per person per day for full-board.

Individual Scores:

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

The villas are genially designed for groups and nearly all bedrooms have views of the sea. They are situated on a great beach which they have direct access onto and there are lots of activities, attractions and conveniences nearby. The staff are used to hosting functions – they can arrange for elephants, Kandyan dancers, drummers, registrars and caterers for bigger parties - so these villas are perfect for celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, reunions and weddings.

Surprises

We didn’t think that there were enough sun beds to go around but, as there never seemed to be a time when they were all being used, it wasn’t an issue. Araliya is the closest villa to the staff area and as such has a little less privacy than the others. The hot water tanks in Nisala were evidently too small as there was not enough water for two consecutive showers.

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7.4 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. This is definitely Sri Lanka’s best choice for large groups and for entertaining as the property has been designed so well for big parties. The genial setup means that villas are placed at just the right distance from each other to allow for conviviality whilst their individual self-containment means that family units within a group can still enjoy a degree of privacy if they need to. Sharing one big swimming pool between the three villas works out better than having three smaller pools, allowing for lengthy swims. There’s a shallow section in front of Nisala that you access directly from the villa’s terrace, making it a focus for families and therefore the busiest area of the pool. Verandas and balconies offer quiet spots for individual moments if you need to get away from the crowd. We found the staff team to be very able; the food was good (there was lots of choice), the smiles genuine and their experienced system of dealing with guests shone through. I liked that fresh juices were left in the fridge for us to help ourselves to (or brought to us in chilled glasses) and that we could order whatever we liked, when we liked. Typically guests choose to pay their food bills via a grocery system (staff doing the shopping and presenting you with receipts), which we did; however you could otherwise opt to pay $40 per person per day for full-board.

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