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Nisala Arana

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Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

A few friends and our partners stayed here recently and we totally loved it. Just the right mix of luxury, relaxation, seclusion and home comfort (while being exotic and local at the same time) to make our stay really pleasant. Apparently we got lucky with the October weather but the accommodation was second to none (soothing and private), the pool...

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Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Spent a couple of nights here and the purpose was for a romantic getaway away from all the hustle and bustle.. Excellent choice I would say. Ben and Melinza were really great and they certainly knew how to make everything that lil bit extra special for us. The breakfast to the dinner was lush and had a lovely good time....

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We went there during off season and had the whole place to ourselves. We stayed at the doctor's house, a beautiful old two-bedroom villa, furnished with great antiques and a little fish pond in the centre. The idyll comes with a pool and an amazing park full of birds, squirrels and other animals. We particularly enjoyed the open verandah, where...

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BoutiqueTrails, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear AJ, Many thanks for taking the time to review our Nisala Arana Garden Resort. So glad you appreciated having the entire property to yourselves. The Doctor's House is a Heritage Listed Dutch Colonial Bungalow and dates back to C.1845. During the rainy weather it was the perfect choice for a family with kids. Nice to hear you enjoyed dining...

Colombo
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Attentive service, lovely food and friendly owners. Absolutely enjoyed our stay (which was too short!) at the lovely place. There's a huge garden and bicycles for the guests to use. Was so much fun taking a ride around the village. If you're luck- and ask the owner- he might just show you his vintage car collection. :) All in all,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Wow we had a great time at Nisala Arana and were very sad to leave. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens and you can't help but relax and unwind. After 10 days of travelling around Sri Lanka it was a welcome respite to the traffic and noise. We had a great trip in the Morris Minor to Geoffrey Bawa's...

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BoutiqueTrails, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Jubes, What a pleasure to read your kind review of our Boutique Hotel Nisala Arana. So glad you had the chance to visit our Garden Resort and that your experiences were all so positive. I will be sure to pass on your compliments and appreciation to our small and hard-working team. The Mango Suites are very calm and spacious...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We spent three nights at this delightful place in Bentota. Extremely comfortable accommodation, clean and well maintained and serviced. The food was a special highlight, tasty and beautifully presented. The use of local products added that extra touch to such wonderful home style cooking. The ginger cake was to die for! The beautiful gardens were a haven for so many...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Closer to Colombo than a lot of other popular tourist areas, this 4 acre garden property makes a stunning choice for a relaxing holiday.The standout features of this property are the exceptional quality of food and service, as well as the tastefully decorated spacious houses. The service was personalised, and I would recommend half board where you are treated to...

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BoutiqueTrails, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Misha & Friends It was so lovely to read you kind review for our Garden Resort 'Nisala Arana' in Bentota. Thank you so much. We are so pleased you decided to stay with us to host your reunion of family and friends and we thank you all for your wonderful company during your stay. An absolute pleasure. I am...

Beijing, China
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Nisala Arana. The gardens were beautiful and it was a pleasure to sit back and relax in the garden pavilion and to try and name the many birds that visited. There were a variety of games to play, including dominos and croquet, which kept the children amused, and also a lovely little pool and bicycles...

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BoutiqueTrails, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Adrastia, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Sri Lanka. Many thanks for your lovely review of our garden resort in Bentota. The bawa designed gardens are certainly a highlight of our property and a special attraction to many who visit the area. We designed our property with family in mind and we believe it the perfect location for a family...

Iasi, Romania
Reviewed 18 May 2015

For visiting Sri Lanka is a very good position and friendly place. A lot of possibilities for excursions, beach, shopping, fishing. Nice collection of old cars. Don't hesitate to ask for ayurvedic massage.

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BoutiqueTrails, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Constantin, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota. Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased your family had the opportunity to enjoy a number of our professionally arrange Activities & Excursions. We recall your excitement in sharing your Experiences on our Sigiriya Rock Fortress Tour as well as well as the Udawalawe Elephant Sanctuary Tours offered by...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Some hours after our arrival we got at Nisala Arana. A very warm welcome, delicious breakfast and meals together with the great staff made this place worthwhile to visit. Besides the food and hospitality, the rooms and outdoor shower were stunning as well, a beautiful big garden and pool gives you a great place to unstress for some days before...

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  • Free Parking
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The Pavilion By Nisala Arana
The Pavilion By Nisala Arana
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Sri Lankan
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nisala Arana, a luxury Boutique Hotel amidst lush greenery and spacious tropical gardens, minutes from the beach. The Doctor's House, Coconut & Mango Villas offer six beautifully appointed colonial style bedroom suites. The freshwater pool, yoga inspiring gardens and open pavilion where delicious cuisine is accompanied by fine wines, make this hotel one of the finest discoveries in Sri Lanka. ... more   less 

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Address: 326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $195 - $648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nisala Arana 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“They all have their advantages.”
 of 5 bubbles MrNiceGuy88, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our room was perfect for us and the two kids to share, anywhere you stay here will be perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 292jasond, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We loved being downstairs with our little one for him to run straight out into the beautiful gardens!”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were great”
 of 5 bubbles y0ga2016, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The 2x twin rooms are upstairs with a nice balcony and doubles in 2x two room bungalows to the gardens (6 rooms in all)”
 of 5 bubbles ivonf688, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
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