Imagine Villa Hotel
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Imagine Villa Hotel

234 Ekanaykawatta, Kamburugamuwa, Matara 81750 Sri Lanka
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5.0
#1 of 4 small hotels in Kamburugamuwa
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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A friendly luxury modern hotel, artfully built in a pleasant colonial style, 10 spacious beachfront and elegantly decorated rooms and suites, with terrace and private bathroom. Situated in a big garden on an exotic bay in the south of the island. Big swimming pool of 15m length and spa for massages, situated along a 90 m white sand beach. Satellite TV, free WIFI, AC , minibar, safe, water bottle ,coffee and tea facilities in every room. all amenities in bathroom. The Belgian-Sri Lankan chef , with experience in big European hotels prepares you daily a four course menu, that is served at your table. We also have a menu "a la carte " . We speak English, French, Dutch, Spanish , Singhalese and a basic German. There are 10 staff members at your disposal. Situated 80m from the main road , we have no traffic sound problems. Also situated 3 km from main Mirissa beach and the harbour where you can take a boat for whale watching. Galle and his Dutch Fort is easily reachable by train ( train station at 500m ), by bus or by car. We organise safari at Udawalawe national parc, Yalla parc , river safaris, whale watching tours and visits to sea turtle farms and bird sanctuary.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Kids pool
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Snorkelling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Solarium
Baggage storage
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more

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234 Ekanaykawatta, Kamburugamuwa, Matara 81750 Sri Lanka
405Reviews11Q+A47Room tips

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Paul wrote a review Jan 2020
Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spending three weeks in Sri Lanka and moving from hotel to hotel every one to two days, we spent two days here. Fantastic! This hotel is run by Marnix from Belgium and his customer service and attention to detail is of the best European standards. Yes, it is a small bit away from Mirissa but RS350 will get you in there in a Tuk Tuk. The Villa is located on a vast expanse of what can only be called deserted beaches which to me, more than makes up for its location. You wont go wrong with a stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from marnix714, Owner at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Thank you Paul for your nice review. Fantastic to hear that you were happy to stay at Imagine. We were also happy to have you here during your honeymoon.
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George wrote a review Jan 2023
New Delhi, India47 contributions8 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were welcomed by Marnix, Wije and the crew on arrival. While few formalities were completed our luggage was sent to our pre-air conditioned rooms and we had a lovely freshly made welcome drink.

From the start there was a homely feeling to the Villa hotel. There were many cozy spaces either common or near each very uniquely designed room for one to spend outside the room, near the pool and overlooking the ocean.

Our rooms were very clean, everything worked and the modern bathrooms were large, open and felt very clean. There are only 10 rooms, making the stay feel very exclusive. The sea and the pool are visible from every room.

The beach partially goes into the property which is protected by a wired fence, but the gate to the beach is always open. The two in house pet dogs Mocca and Lucky ensure that the guests are protected. One of them accompanied us on our first walk on the beach as a personal body guards. We felt very safe at all times and would assume the for little children.

Throughout our stay there were never more than 15-20 people, if at all in the entire stretch of beach and on one outing a fisherman let us see his live catch of an octopus, star fish and many colourful fish.

The place is uniquely fortunate to be able to offer a sunrise on one and a sunset on the other side.

More than a restaurant, I would call the dining area a open dining room at the beach. There is a small but fine continental menu, where everything wqs of highest quality and freshly prepared. We opted for a Sri-Lankan dinner on one evening.

Every morning we enjoyed a lovely continental breakfast with fresh fruits, eggs to order, bread, cheese, home made jams, juices, etc. and on one morning we opted for Sri Lankan cuisine. There was a changing special dinner menu every day, where one needed to let the team know some time early evening.

The entire crew was very professional and caring at the same time. They were ready to be asked for any kind of help and would always try and find a solution, like organising a whale watching tour or a trusted Tuk Tuk driver to take one to Mirissa. The entire team, Marnix and Wije made us feel welcome and at home throughout our stay.

The busy beach and surfer’s paradise of Mirissa is 4 km away. One can take a Tuk Tuk at a resonable price to feel a more touristy spot with its many beach bars and food outlets.

Otherwise the Imagine Villa hotel is very peaceful, a place to get away from a busy life, a place that feels like a home in Europe, while enjoying a tropical Ocean.

We had a lovely time and wished we could have spent few more days.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from marnix geyssens, General Manager at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 8 Jan 2023
Thank you very much for your lovely review It was a pleasure to meet you here. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to relax with your lovely family . You are always welcome at Imagine
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tharakade wrote a review Apr 2021
6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a super location and gives a good run to the so called 5 star hotels with their welcoming property, the peaceful atmosphere, the service which goes beyond the call of duty and their thoughtfulness in making your stay an extremely unforgettable experience. Wije and his team make you feel so much a home always surprising you with what they can do to make our stay a fabulous one. Kudos to this hotel which is beautiful and perfect in every way. Their intentions of customer delight are so genuine and Wije has trained the boys so well. They strive for perfection in whatever they do. They are truly serving you with all their heart. Thank you so much for making our stay so pleasant and certainly a memorable one. I am definitely a repeater for many times. Kudos Wije and the team at Imagine Villa Hotel.

Simply superb. Wish we had more places with the same level of courtesy and professionalisms.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from marnix geyssens, General Manager at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 27 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for this lovely review. It is a pleasure to read this and we hope to meet you again in the future
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ALEX KIDD wrote a review Jan 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came as a guest and I left with a new Sri Lanka family . will be back soon !
Booked for 2 days and ended up staying 2 weeks.

Great food and Great service from Sanji Mahesh Manix and crew

Rooms sit next to a Nice and remote beach without it being too far away from town.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from marnix geyssens, General Manager at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 30 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for your nice review. It was a pleasure to have you here as guest and also like a family member... Come again when you need the Sri Lankan sun.
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Nicole M wrote a review Feb 2022
Washington, District of Columbia, United States48 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed everything about our stay at Imagine Villa - the spacious rooms with balcony seating and ocean views, the pool & patio for lounging, the delicious and varied meals served by the ocean, the gracious host and attentive staff, and falling asleep to the waves. The property is beautiful and nicely appointed; the location is private but with easy access to nearby towns and attractions. We only stayed two nights but wished we had more. If we have the chance, we’ll be back. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from marnix geyssens, General Manager at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 6 Feb 2022
Thank you very much for your very nice review. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Imagine...
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DDM wrote a review Jan 2020
County Cork, Ireland61 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having just sent 2 nights in this beautiful hotel as we travel Sri Lanka on our honeymoon,we are already wishing we had booked for longer. The owner is so welcoming and checks daily if all is okay. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Rooms are spacious, spotless and have amazing views of the ocean. We had lunch on both days and I can highly recommend the tuna salad and the burger which my husband had on both days!The pool is quiet, perfect for chilling out. The breakfast area is fabulous and they serve dinner here as well.It's a short tuk tuk into town and they will call you one approx.350rupees. You can feel the western touch within this hotel and one of the best I've stayed in so far in Sri Lanka! We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from marnix714, Owner at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Thanks a lot for you lovely review. We wish you all the best in your married life. Yes come back when you feel the need of a peaceful stay in Sri Lanka
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Manfred W wrote a review Jan 2023
Munich, Germany24 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of our two favourite hotels in Sri Lanka!
We booked this little hotel (10 rooms) for more than a week at the end of our trip because we knew how wonderful the stay will be.
We had a very generous room and the pool was long enough to really swim.
Kitchen was great! The cook (one of the two extremely friendly owners) is native Singhalese and worked in Belgium before, with outstanding results! Though there are very fine restaurants in the area for sure, this place offers meals a 100 % according to our taste. Take the daily changing menu, something from the regular menu or just speak with the cook to have something individual. And don't forget to test the bar, if you are there!
The hotel sits right on the beach (sand and rocks). To swim in the Indian Ocean, you should walk a bit, but you might miss peacocks, a mungo, turtles, crabs, fish and the wonderful sound of breaking waves right in front of your room... ;-).
It's also possible to start for example whale watching from here (You will be picked up by Tuk-Tuk).
Coming to the best part... we were used to very good service in Sri Lanka, but all staff and the owners of the villa were really so attentive and friendly as if they knew us for a long time.
Great place, will return again for sure.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from marnix geyssens, General Manager at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 8 Jan 2023
Thank you very much for your so nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you here again and to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Come again when you are in Sri Lanka.
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Kie M wrote a review Nov 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom18 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Literally thus place has overnight become one of my favourite places to stay.
We booked for 2 nights and stayed for 6. We've only moved on as had already booked accomodation elsewhere.
The rooms are very comfortable, comfy bed seating area in our room) AC, and good shower water pressure.
The poolside and beach front, both within about 20 steps from our room. Very chilled, with perfect sun bathing beds. Pool is a nice cool down.
The food breakfast and evening meal are literally fantastic, with so much on offer, and they are certainly looking for quality here, couldn't ask for anything else.
I guess what sets this place apart from others is the professionalism and the friendliness from the owners/management, through all the staff, including the two lovely old dogs who keep a very lazy eye on everything.
Walks on the beach are lovely as you're literally on the water front.
During our stay we met another couple who had returned to imagine as they missed the chilled out, and getting looked after feel.
This is literally amazing value for money and we certainly hope one day to come back.
Well done and thank you to everyone at Imagine
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from marnix geyssens, General Manager at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 5 Dec 2021
Thank you very much for your so nice review.It gives us great pleasure to read that you had a good stay here.
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SiSuJ wrote a review Mar 2020
49 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 7 nights last month and can not fault this hotel. We were promised the best room with amazing views and it didn’t disappoint. Photographs do not do this hotel justice, the owner was incredibly welcoming and couldn’t do enough to help us. All of the team were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. We ate in the restaurant for dinner three times and were left speechless by the quality of the cuisine. Would highly recommend this superb hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marnix Geyssens, Owner at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for you lovely review.It was amazing to have you here with us during those 7 nights in room 1, in front of the ocean. We enjoyed a lot your company. Come to see us again when your heart needs some holidays in Sri Lanka.
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Thomas E wrote a review Apr 2022
Salisbury, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed there for 6 nights. The room was spacious and clean, the food was excellent and the pool and ambiance were just perfect. Eating whilst you are watching, or listening, to the waves crash in as you eat your breakfast or dinner was so relaxing.

The staff are attentive to your needs and the owners are welcoming and interested in making your stay a great experience.

Welligama is a 10 mimute Tuk Tuk ride away if you fancy a day surfing. A great boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from marnix geyssens, General Manager at Imagine Villa Hotel
Responded 16 Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is so uplifting to read that you enjoyed your stay at Imagine.
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£84 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceMataraKamburugamuwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Imagine Villa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Imagine Villa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Turtle Point (2.0 miles), Coconut Tree Hill (1.9 miles), and Mirissa Beach (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Imagine Villa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Imagine Villa Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Imagine Villa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Imagine Villa Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Imagine Villa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lolami Cafe, The Natural Earth Company, and Sea Salt Society - Beach Restaurant - Weligama.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Imagine Villa Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Does Imagine Villa Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Imagine Villa Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Imagine Villa Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Kamburugamuwa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Imagine Villa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Imagine Villa Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Star Fort (3.2 miles).
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