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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 February 2016

My partner and i stayed in this wonderful place for her 30th birthday. The whole stay was amazing with all the staff being very friendly and helpful. Ben and his team went above and beyond to help me arrange my girlfriend's birthday celebration. It was a night we will never forget. We cannot recommend this place more and cannot wait...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We were staying in another boutique hotel but had the opportunity to book for dinner at Nisala Arana and what a dinner it was! Lobster, king prawn and fish skewers cold to perfection washed down with ice cold sparkling wine and followed by the most delicious grilled fruit kebabs and curd tart. All served by candle and living torch flames...

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Alfold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This is a very unique boutique hotel. 12 staff looking after 7 rooms - we were 4 adults travelling and really felt we had the gardens and pool almost to ourselves. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were on hand whenever needed. The standard of everything was excellent, including the meals. Highlight was a lobster supper by...

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

Dear Hayley, What a lovely 100th Excellent Review! I am sorry we did not have the chance to meet with you in person during your stay. We are however so pleased with our team for offering you a memorable experience and we hope for the chance to welcome you back again another time. Best Wishes, Ben --

Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This boutique hotel took some getting used to but we ended up loving it. We needed to adjust to the room with no glass in the windows (shutters at night) cracks around the doors big enough for small visitors and gaps in the rafters large enough for a chipmunk to visit in the morning, the open air bathroom and having...

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

Dear PM, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Sri Lanka. Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are certainly pleased you allowed the property time to charm you and that you enjoyed and even loved your stay. The property is rustic mixed with luxury and offers a lovely balance making it both homely and boutique. We apologise sincerely...

Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful stunning rooms & very peaceful grounds! Pool is amazing! Bentota is one of our fave spots in Sri Lanka! We had our beautiful wedding there!!! It was a pleasure to work with Ben. He was very very helpful & wanting to get a wedding tailored to us. The Occassion was one full of love & was more than we...

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

Dear Jade & Jed, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota It was lovely to receive your review and thanks kindly for taking the time. Planning your Simple Stylish Wedding was a pleasure and I am so pleased everything went perfectly for you both on the day. Thanks again and we hope to see you back in Sri Lanka again! Please...

Kigali
Reviewed 17 January 2016

It’s hard to do justice to how amazing Nisala Arana is in a short review. It really is a very special hotel and we wish there were a 6 star option on Tripadvisor to do it justice! We stayed for 4 nights at the tail end of our Sri Lanka holiday, and it was the perfect place to relax, taking...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We stayed in the Doctor's House a the end of December and over New Year. The property is on a beautiful plot with lush gardens and surroundings. The accommodation buildings are all colonial and beautifully furnished in Sri Lankan furniture. They also have a Morris Minor which you can be driven in for trips around the area. I organized this...

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BoutiqueTrails, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Cam, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota. Many thanks for your kind review of our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience. Tours to the Bawa Gardens in our open-top Morris Minor are certainly a highlight and it was lovely to have your on New Years Eve for the Garden Seafood BBQ. We do apologise again for...

Toronto
Reviewed 10 December 2015

It's been a long time since I've had a stay at a hotel that really felt "perfect". Although a bit isolated (10 auto-rickshaw ride from town), the property itself was idyllically peaceful. The room was very comfortable: the bed provided a wonderful night's sleep and I loved the semi-outdoor shower. The service was outstanding. All the staff treated us as...

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BoutiqueTrails, Manager at Nisala Arana, responded to this review

Dear Torontoon, Warm Greetings from Nisala Arana, Bentota. Many thanks for your kind review of our Garden Resort. It is all the more pleasing considering the hotel is currently operating under a number of new trainee staff and we have been concerned how this will might disrupt service to our guests. I will be sure to pass on your praises...

Merelbeke, Belgium
Reviewed 25 November 2015

In alle opzichten geweldig...!great in all its ways!!!great staff, location, food and pool. Close to city centre and restaurants! Would come here again!clean rooms with airco and some rooms have nice outdoor bathroom!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I recently stated at Nisala, it was the highlight of my trip, the hotel itself is very comfortable and great value for money. The grounds are pristine, the pool is clean and big. The food was amazing, the staff were very helpful. It is in a great location. I highly recommend it.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM642 - RM2,527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nisala Arana 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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 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”
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“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)”
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