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34ft Private Swimming Pool in the garden with a 12 seater outdoor lounging area
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34ft Private Swimming Pool in the garden with a 12 seater outdoor lounging area
Daisy Lanka Villa
Daisy Lanka at Twilight
The Sala/Lounge
The indoor Sala/Lounging area
The dining area indoors
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Kitchen
Master Bedrooms
Master Bedroom - Super king size
The Private Dressing Room off the Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
The Green Room - King Size Bedroom
The Green Ensuite
The Twin Bedroom
The Orange Room - Twin beds... 6ft 6in long
The Twin Bathroom
The garden and swimming pool
The grounds at Daisy Lanka
The Ambalama
The dining area under the Ambalama
The outside lounging and dining area in the Ambalama
Rear Ambalama with additional seating
Rear Ambalama
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Mirissa, Southern Province

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Richard25...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“If I tell you how good it was, we may never get to go again...”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We had a lovely time in the Daisy Lanka villa. It is a luxury residence within a lush and tropical surrounding and in keeping with the local environment. Bliss behind doors.

The beach a short walk away is a gem, clean and well provided with bars and places to eat. We went in the off season and it was nicely quiet. In the peak, I'm guesing it gets packed - select the time according to your preference. The weather was great, sunshine mixed with tropical standard storms, all cleared up quickly.

Do go to the Mirissa Eye and make a point of friending the owner, Roshan. He is a gem.

The advice and pre-information given by the owners was extremely helpful and definitely added to the overall enjoyment. The villa crew were very helpful and attentive and their driver the single best driver on the island, engaging, calm, very helpful and all with a small cheeky grin.

Will we go back? Definitely.

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Liked best: 5 star hotel like home from home, pool and natural surroundings
Liked least: The mozzies
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in November 2012

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing to say here
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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AndreaDoh...
Doha,Qatar
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A wonderful relaxing villa with amazing staff!”
Reviewed 5 July 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We stayed at this beautiful villa in March with friends,as soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the villas warm and friendly staff.Greeting us with a cold towel and a drink after a long night traveling.

The villa is very well equipped and extremely comfortable.Everything is new and its been renovated to a high standard,much better than staying at a hotel;) clean and definitely luxurious.Fabulous little touches throughout!

The staff are just amazing!Our best meals where eaten at the villa,we didn't bother really eating at the beach restaurants and the villas chef made the best curry and other meals going!!Try his prawn and green banana curry and his pumpkin soup with wontons was divine!!

Chathu the guest relations manager was so sweet and helped us with all our questions,nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff they were so accommodating!

We enjoyed lounging by pool having coconuts and iced coffees served to us,nights sitting listening to music and just chilling.It was so relaxing!

Tracy and Andy have such amazing oasis I would fully recommend it,we didn't want to leave!!!Thanks so much for such a memorable holiday!!!

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LennoxLei...
Lennox Head, Australia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our favourite place in Sri Lanka!”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We had such a great time at Daisy Lanka!! We could have stayed there MUCH longer.

The house has a lot of character. It's comfortable and well equipped but Daisy Lanka's staff stood out to us as the most special part of the whole experience...they were so welcoming and such good company. We have fond memories of nights spent whipping up cocktails and having a laugh while Proboda cooked something amazing for dinner (wontons in pumpkin soup was probably our favourite).

Chathu is a great little organiser, Proboda is an awesome chef and when I think of Mahesh I remember his big smile and his delicious iced coffees by the pool. It was very handy having Gamini and Hashan to zip us around in their tuk tuk. As a bonus, we also found the best surf of our Sri Lankan holiday around Mirissa.

Our thanks to Andy & Tracy...and the staff at Daisy Lanka.

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Liked best: The whole experience =D
Liked least: Having to go home
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Slewtasau...
Manchester
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6 reviews
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“Amazing experience at Daisy Lanka”
Reviewed 8 June 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We stayed at Daisy Lanka for 1 week in April. From the initial booking, Tracey and Andy were great at keeping in contact and answering any queries we had. The handbook they provided before we travelled was also very helpful. They arranged transport from the airport which was waiting for us as soon as we had arrived. The travel time was about 3 hours, and the new motorway was great.

We arrived quite early in the morning, and had a very warm welcome from all the staff at Daisy Lanka. They all went out of their way to help us feel at home.
Chathu went through some possible excursions the first day we arrived. She was very knowledgeable about the local area. Probhoda helped us plan our food for the first few days, then went and bought everything we would need. My husband and friend accompanied him so they could see the markets first hand, which was great. All the food cooked by Probhoda was of an excellent standard. He was able to cook basic food for my non-spice loving children (though I would recommend taking some pesto and pasta / other basics along as they are hard to get hold of in Sri Lanka. Breakfasts were great, we usually had local sri lankan food alongside waffles and toast.

Some of the excursions and events organised by Chathu included:
- whale watching (an amazing experience!)
- turtle hatchery / sanctuary
- temple visit, then walk to see wild monkeys
- day trip to Galle
- Bentota river safari
- fab performance / storytelling using masks, performed by local villagers and led by Gamini.

Mahesh was very helpful, making sure we always had drinks, snacks and that the children were happy. Gamini and Hashan were on hand to take us out in the tuk tuk when needed. They also pointed out local features of interest and were very friendly.

The accommodation is superb - the rooms are very spacious, comfortable and well appointed. We had no problem with mosquitos due to the mosquito nets in each bedroom. The gardens are very well kept and the pool is fabulous. The ambalama is a fantastic place to cool down on a hot day, it suited our needs very well as our two young children wanted to be outside all day, and this meant they were out of direct sunlight. During the evenings it was a great place to have a drink and a chat with friends.

There is quite a lot to do in the local area. The beach is less than 5 minutes walk away and the village is a really interesting place to wander around. The locals are very friendly and Mirissa itself is laid back and relaxing. The children loved spending time on the beach, though watch out as there is a strong pull in even shallow water. Food on the beach is basic and of very good value.

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Liked best: It was so relaxing - we hardly lifted a finger all week!
Liked least: The humidity and insects - I can't fault any part of Daisy Lanka itself.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Gaining acces was a bit hit and miss at times and we felt a bell of some sort would help
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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ho chi minh city
Reviewed 15 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Liked best: Awesome full time chef, 5 min walk to the beach
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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