We just returned from 10 days in Sri Lanka - we had a wonderful time in a friendly, safe, diverse and beautiful country. We centred at Shangri-Lanka which is a beautiful boutique villa. It is intimate, of a high standard, well sited and has great amenities. The rooms are spacious, well fitted and authentic. They are kept immaculately clean and well servcied with air-con, fridge, internet, loads of sockets, bath/shower, etc. etc. - all of which is kept immaculate on a daily basis by the friendly and efficient staff.
The staff are always available and look after your every need - yet are also unobtrusive and leave you in peace and tranquility. You can have high quality food at every sitting or do your own thing, drinks of all types are always available and all at very reasonable prices.
Rohan and Karen are great hosts and are very attentive - they arranged trips for us, guides, money exchange, tuk-tuks and gave their time freely and their expertise and advice - but only when asked. They really are lovely people.
We enjoy being relatively independany travellers but welcomed their unassuming help - they arranged us a safari, a river safari, trips to temples, Tea plantations, different towns and sights, an elephant sactuary - as well as the transport, guides and hotels while travelling round - and as well as picking us up from the airport they knocked the price of the room for the last night we booked and a transfer when we booked a tour away to Kandy for the last 2 days.
The Villa has beautiful gardens and a lovely, clean pool - and is private and very quiet.
It is well located for the beautiful beach which hardly has a soul on it - we loved the beach - golden sands and no hassel or hawkers - and most of the time you were almost the only people there.
It is also close to a turtle sanctuary where we released 2 day old turtles into the sea. It is close to the town, hotels, restaurants, etc. Yet just far enough down a lovely lane to be private and exclusive.
A big thank you for a lovely holioday that I would recommend to anyone and everyone!!!
Paul & Alison
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique boutique guesthouse situated in the heart of a traditional Sri Lankan village. Surrounded by nature yet only minutes from the magnificent Bentota beach. We offer a holiday experience with a difference. No hotel receptions, standard packages, crowds, time restrictions. Just great hospitality and a genuinely personal service, with all the facilities you need. Experience the culture of authentic Sri Lankan village life where ancient customs and traditions blend with modern amenities and services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shangri-Lanka Villa Boutique Guest House Hotel Bentota