Sri Villas - Nisala (Villa Two) Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.3
Reviewed:
29-Jun-2010

We really liked the easy arrangement of Nisala, plus every room’s direct sea views and the fact that the villa’s open kitchen felt exclusively ours as the chef cooked all (Sri Villas) meals in the staff kitchen. There’s loads of space on the ground floor for dining and relaxing and this made up for the fact that its outside areas had less privacy than the other two villas. We had all three Sri Villas properties to ourselves on our visit, which was fantastic. I liked the fact that I could sit on the shady veranda almost dipping my toes into the shallow section of the pool, but wondered how the ambience would have differed had there been some little paddlers around. However, with its basketful of toys, child-friendly staff and a special kid’s menu, we thought this villa would be ideal for families with young children. Nisala’s location on a quiet stretch of beach that’s more popular with turtles than people was stunning. 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:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:7
Highlights

Nisala has the best pool access and sea views of the three villas and the expansive beach allows for ocean swimming in season (November to April). There are also plenty of activities nearby. When booked together, the three Sri Villas offer a total of nine bedrooms – excellent for big family celebrations or large groups of friends. Nisala’s huge living space is designed for (inside) entertaining and so is best suited to house the most sociable members of the group!

Surprises

Being the middle villa, Nisala is the least private of the three Sri Villas, and the water of the shallow (read kid-friendly) part of the pool comes right up to the terrace. We noticed that the hot water didn’t last very long (the boiler’s too small) – not even enough for two full showers. 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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7.3 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. We really liked the easy arrangement of Nisala, plus every room’s direct sea views and the fact that the villa’s open kitchen felt exclusively ours as the chef cooked all (Sri Villas) meals in the staff kitchen. There’s loads of space on the ground floor for dining and relaxing and this made up for the fact that its outside areas had less privacy than the other two villas. We had all three Sri Villas properties to ourselves on our visit, which was fantastic. I liked the fact that I could sit on the shady veranda almost dipping my toes into the shallow section of the pool, but wondered how the ambience would have differed had there been some little paddlers around. However, with its basketful of toys, child-friendly staff and a special kid’s menu, we thought this villa would be ideal for families with young children. Nisala’s location on a quiet stretch of beach that’s more popular with turtles than people was stunning. 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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