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Nisala Arana

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#10 of 23 Hotels in Bentota
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Nisala Arana in February for 8 days on a Yoga holiday and just happened to get married whilst we were there!!! The property and the location are beautiful-quiet and peaceful but only a 10 minute bike ride to the beach. The garden was perfect for group yoga every morning and also our wedding. The food was fresh...

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Zahra & Andrew, It was truly a pleasure having the opportunity to plan and host your Wedding for you both during the recent Yoga Retreats with us here at Nisala Arana. It really was lovely and glad we were able to make the day so special for you both keeping in mind your request to keep it simple and...

cambridge
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The setting of this property is spectacular, with a breathtaking garden which must take hours of work each day to maintain. The plot is vast and there are plenty of shady corners to read in as well as lots of space for garden games (provided) such as croquet, badminton, boules etc. The pool is refreshing and very clean. We stayed...

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thanks kindly for taking the time to offer your valuable feedback by reviewing our Nisala Arana Heritage Homestay in Bentota. We are so pleased to hear of all the positives and will certainly also take into account your comments regarding meals and pricing to see how we can improve. I do hope you were offered the reduced pricing...

Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Superb boutique hotel. As a family with a 4 year old daughter we stayed 3 nights for our first stop on a Sri Lanka tour. The hotel has 2 suites, 2 double bedrooms and 2 villas (one with 3 bedrooms, one with 7). People often book the whole place for yoga retreats and weddings, and I can see why. It's...

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Dendix, Thanks so much for your most positive and informative review. Most kind and most helpful. I look forward to passing on your praises to our team. Best Wishes, Benjamin --

Paris, France
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Just few minutes from Bentota beach and the village, Nisala Arana is a little piece of paradise. The hotel is a converted and beautifully restored colonial property in the middle of a perfectly kept lush garden. Rooms are good sized and very comfortable. The bathrooms are at the back in a semi-open space with their own tiny garden. You can...

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Zino, Many thanks for taking the time to review our Nisala Arana in Bentota. Your words are most encouraging and we feel very pleased to have made your stay so special. We look forward to Welcoming you again another time. Best Wishes, Benjamin --

Bentota, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After many days of travelling we arrived at Nisala Arana and greeted by the lovely staff, and we were not disappointed at all with what was to come. The room was beautiful and clean, and the food was exceptional. Our three day stay was made so comfortable primarily by the friendly and caring staff. Thank you to the owners for...

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Beverley, Many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you had the opportunity to experience Nisala Arana and that you enjoyed the stay with us. I will be pleased to pass on your comments to the staff especially the kitchen who are training very hard to prepare meals to the standard we hope to serve our guests. If travelling...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I stayed at Nisala Arana as part of a yoga retreat with Yoga Blu Australia. My room was very comfortable, with mosquito netting and an outdoor bathroom. The rooms have nespresso machines with pods (you can get fresh milk from the kitchen or use creamer provided). The gardens and grounds of the hotel are tranquil and lush. We had our...

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Lozzy, What a pleasure to receive our first review from our very first Australian Yoga Retreat experience held at the property this November. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you all on day one and so glad to hear that our team looked after you all so well and that the unpredictable November weather was in the main perfect!...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2016

It was dark when we arrived at 2am in the morning and didn't know what to expect and hence we woke up early excited to inspect our first 'stop-over' in Sri Lanka and what a delight. The surrounds were just tranquil. The sound of the two gardeners sweeping and tiding up every leaf and whatever else needed to be picked...

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Benjamin P, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Arden, It was lovely to have yourself and your wife stay with us recently and so glad you enjoyed the property and the experience. It is certainly a highlight for many guests waking the first morning from a late night flight and hearing the sound of soft sweeping and morning birds. So glad you had the pleasure of meeting...

Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Fantastic Location, nothing too much trouble, very well looked after, lovely personal visit, the family enjoyed themselves. Sena and the team were great for taking us into the village for a beach day, stopping off along the way, food was great at both breakfast and dinner. (If you want a tranquil location, with original surroundings and Bawa inspired style, with...

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Benjamin P, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Jason, So pleasing to be responding to another lovely review of our Nisala Arana Boutique Hotel in Bentota. I have taken the time to personally thank Sena and the team for their wonderful efforts. I am glad you had the chance to meet my parents Kevin & Jill who are now residing back in the Doctor's House and enjoying...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This boutique hotel was the perfect introduction to Sri Lanka. We were picked up at the airport ( organized in advance) and had a smooth ride ( complete with stops on the way where the driver bought water and rambutans for us) which after a long flight was just what we needed. Then the hotel - sprawling green lawn, sparkling...

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Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Hands down our best ever review! Thank you.

London
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We’d booked the whole hotel plus the next door villa for a family wedding nearby, and it was just like staying in a friend’s house, only I don’t have any friends with a full set of friendly and attentive staff! Food was excellent, fruit, buffalo curd, toast and eggs for breakfast, lovely lunch snack menu (perfect coconut prawns) and a...

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Benjamin P, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Shipdoc, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Sri Lanka. Many thanks for your kind support. It is so refreshing to read such a lovely honest review and so pleased we had the opportunity of making your stay in Sri Lanka a special experience for your family and friends. Nisala Arana and the Next Door Villa offer the perfect combination of...

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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 

Additional Information about Nisala Arana

Address: 326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Price Range: ₹ 11,819 - ₹ 38,235 (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.”
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”
292jasond, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We loved being downstairs with our little one for him to run straight out into the beautiful gardens!”
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“All the rooms were great”
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)”
ivonf688, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
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