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Nisala Arana

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank lozzy13s
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!... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank MrNiceGuy88
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... More 

Muscat, Oman
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank Jason D
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... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank five56
Benjamin P, General Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Hands down our best ever review! Thank you. More 

London
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Our room was stunning, complete with outdoor shower and two divine birds preening themselves in the mirror each day. White netting and sumptuous mattresses ensured relaxing sleeps and our family was made to feel totally welcome, with a lively 4 year old happy to climb the trees. The food was simply divine and the service personal and our trip to... More 

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Thank Larah D
Benjamin P, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Larah, Many thanks for taking the time to review our Garden Resort 'Nisala Arana' in Bentota. So pleased you enjoyed the accommodation in our Coconut Junior Suites with Outdoor Rain Showers and the visiting birds. I have passed on your lovely comments to our Chef at The Pavilion Restaurant and thanks for the fine encouragement. The Morris Minor &... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I recently stayed in the Nisala Arana on a yoga retreat, my whole experience in Sri Lanka was amazing. The rooms in the Nisala were large,cool and immaculately clean with a en suite that was a lot bigger than I had anticipated. The staff were both charming and attentive, nothing seemed to much trouble.whether organising transport for an excursion or... More 

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Thank y0ga2016
Benjamin P, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Yogi, Many thanks for your lovely review. The Yoga Retreats at Nisala Arana are something unique and it was a pleasure to have hosted you all recently on the property. I hope you know we have confirmed again for 2017 and are now looking at our first wellness retreat from Australia also. We would welcome the opportunity to have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We spent two nights in this lovely property last week. The property itself is located in a lovely surrounding. The rooms are clean and well furnished and the gardens and pool are very well maintained. The food is excellent as well. One thing however that needs attention is the service. I'll give you an example: The property offers spa services... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Wow! What a lovely place! We decided not to stay on the beach the first two days of our trip as our preferred villa was booked out by a birthday party we were going to. This place was recommended to us by them. Hidden about 10 mins from the beach by Tuk Tuk, we found ourselves in beautiful garden surroundings... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Very disappointing! The hotel itself is very authentic, lovely grounds but a very poor welcome and it is in need of a little TLC. We were greeted by closed gates and the whole entrance looked a little run down and it took several sounds of the hooted before anyone opened it to allows us in. The Manager welcomed us dressed... More 

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

Dear Vanel, We have checked all reservations and unfortunately we have no record of your staying with us during this period. We are concerned your review may have been directed towards another establishment in the area and would welcome any support in correcting this dispute. Please get in touch with us at your soonest so we might have a chance... More 

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  • Room Service
  • 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 

Additional Information about Nisala Arana

Address: 326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: RM558 - RM2,023 (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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