Sri Villas - Araliya (Villa Three) Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.2
Reviewed:
30-Jun-2010

Araliya is well-suited for families – either one large or two small – with its double suites upstairs and two colourful bedrooms (including a twin) on the ground floor. There’s a basket full of toys, special menus for the kids, a palm-shaded garden plus an easy-to-watch-over pool. Araliya’s location on a quiet stretch of beach that’s more popular with turtles than people was stunning. If you’re looking for conviviality and don’t mind sharing facilities then Araliya is a good choice. The houseboy assigned to our villa was very polite and helpful, as were the rest of the staff who took over the cooking, cleaning, securing and beautifying while we relaxed and topped up our tans on the terrace. 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:7 Location:8 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:7
Highlights

A great beach and lots to do nearby. We particularly liked Araliya’s semi-private shady garden to the front and its potential for a movie room. When booked together, the three Sri Villas properties offer a total of nine bedrooms – excellent for big family celebrations or large groups of friends.

Surprises

We felt that privacy was a little lacking at Araliya, at least on the ground floor; perhaps because it is the closest villa to the staff area and kitchen. Unless you hire all three villas together you won’t know who you will be sharing the pool and other facilities with, which some guests might see as a disadvantage – although it could also be a great opportunity to make new friends!

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7.2 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. Araliya is well-suited for families – either one large or two small – with its double suites upstairs and two colourful bedrooms (including a twin) on the ground floor. There’s a basket full of toys, special menus for the kids, a palm-shaded garden plus an easy-to-watch-over pool. Araliya’s location on a quiet stretch of beach that’s more popular with turtles than people was stunning. If you’re looking for conviviality and don’t mind sharing facilities then Araliya is a good choice. The houseboy assigned to our villa was very polite and helpful, as were the rest of the staff who took over the cooking, cleaning, securing and beautifying while we relaxed and topped up our tans on the terrace. 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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