We traveled to Sri Lanka with our family for a wedding and to meet up with other friends and family we haven't seen in years. As this was my first visit to Sri Lanka in nearly 27 years, I was worried about not being able to find a secure and comfortable place for all of us. Our group consisted of my sister + 2 kids’ age 3 and 4 at that time and our mom. Using search engine, I stumbled upon this villa’s advertisement. After few queries with our future host Manahari, we were able to secure this spot. Manahari is very informative, extremely helpful and answered all my questions. We couldn't have found a more perfect holiday rental home for our needs and Manahari and her husband lives right next door which is a bonus!
The villa was just as pictured – specious and nicely furnished. It is charming and beautifully decorated with its remarkable clay/brick patterned walls. This lovely 2 floor villa offered us all the amenities and comforts we desired. The pond with gold fish is a lovely attraction, especially in the evening when the fresh breeze comes. Many evenings we sat by the pond with a glass of wine to unwind our day.
Each bedroom has lots of space to move around and has many closets to store your clothes, luggage and valuables. The beds are comfortable. Each bedroom is equipped with a fan and an AC and this home has total of 3 bathrooms!! The main level bedroom has adjoining bathroom which was a great plus for our mom. This room also has an access to small lovely garden - which can be use for morning meditation, yoga or just to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. It is very peaceful in the morning!
The kitchen needs little bit more dishes but as a visitor you have pretty much everything you’ll need in the house. Parking is tricky with a larger vehicle, but crafty drivers know how to get around in/out of a tight spot and this is the Sri Lanka we hoped for! On our next trip we will definitely stay with Manahari.
The strange thing was this villa is right in the middle of the town but yet, you don’t hear any noise and the hustle bustle happening at the intersection. To sum up it was a wonderful three weeks, fantastic location and the weather and we will definitely be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located in Nawala, just outside the city limits of Colombo, a 35 minute drive from the airport on the highway , & a 2 minute walk from the Koswatte junction, but totally away from the hustle-bustle of town life.We are also within walking distance to super markets , hospitals and restaurants. The bungalow is family run and newly constructed with three (3) elegant rooms having AC (split units), 3 toilets with hot and cold water, living, dining, self catering facilities and secure vehicle parking. The house overlooks a landscaped garden.The villa is designed with a pleasant blend of modern chic & old world charm. We provide complimentary WIFI. Guests have access to a fully-equipped kitchen, which has a stove, fridge, kettle, microwave, cutlery etc.We provide linen and towels free of charge . These are changed every five days.We clean the room/apartment every two days unless otherwise requested.We can arrange transport to any part of the country or airport pickup/drop service .Tuk tuks are just a stones throw away and will transport you conveniently to the Colombo city centre within 20 minutes. Meals are arranged on prior notice.The hosts live close by in the same premises and are happy to assist the guests in what ever way. ... more less
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