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Shangri-Lanka Villa
Ranked #1 of 63 Bentota B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“5 Star villa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is beautiful small property with just 5 gorgeous rooms. We were looked after brilliantly by the staff and Karen was so efficient with arranging our tour to Yala. We ate at some of Bentotas recommended restaurants - Mali's was good but the food cooked by chef Rohan at Shangri Lanka was the best food we had the whole trip. Curry breakfast not to be missed and their home made jam is divine. Its a bit tucked away, but easy and cheap to get anywhere in a tuk tuk. If you appreciate the personal touch this is the place for you

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this place at Karen and Rohans. The place is a small oasis hidden away from the noise at the Road.. The rooms are beautifully designed, Big and very clean. There is not that Many rooms wich makes it a quiet place. The place has a Nice pool, very good chef and incredible Nice staff. We travelled with our 10 month old boy and the staff were really kind to him and played with him during the dinner so that we could have ten min to ourselves:-).. Rohan took us on a Tour round sri Lanka and did a fantastic job - we had a great trip.. If you are going to sri Lanka start or end your Tour here..

Room Tip: All the rooms are the same standard
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

What an amazing place. I highly recommend a stay at shangrilanka villa. The owners Rohan and Karen and their staff could not have made us felt more welcome and catered for our every needs so well. The rooms, food, hospitality , garden and pool are all you could wish for for a relaxing, enjoyable and stress free holiday.
We were there for my sisters wedding which took place in the garden of the villa and it was just amazing. The effort the staff had put in to decorate the garden and to make sure everything was in order for the most romantic, relaxed and enjoyable wedding I have ever been to was commendable. We had the whole villa to ourselves and were made to feel like royalty. A big thank you to all for making our holiday so enjoyable and memorable. A special thanks to Salman and Saman (the amazing drivers ) for driving us around srilanka for a 4day tour which was just amazing. Their driving skills and friendliness made it a most enjoyable experience of a beautiful country. Not forgetting Rohan and Karen's clever talking dog 'Bobby' who gave us all a lot of laughs and shy little dog Maisy, two of mans best friends for sure. After being back from holiday for a week now all I keep thinking is 'wish I was there still' . Thank you all for a fabulous time and we will return one day.

Room Tip: All the rooms are superb, comfortable, spotless, large and most importantly air conditioned.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

I can't explain it but something drew me to Shangri-lanka villa & all I can say is I'm glad I went with my gut instinct. While it's a little bit of a shock to the system when you first drive down the little country road to the villa, once you enter the gates & are taken straight to your room by the loveliest staff, you know you are in a special place. All you need to do is go out on to your balcony, breath in the sea air & enjoy the natural countryside as well as the beautifully maintained garden & pool.

It's so lovely to have found a somewhere that you don't feel like a number on a conveyor belt, but instead you are made to feel so welcome & at home. It's an intimate space to be with only a handful of rooms so you don't get bombarded by the masses of tourists that you find in most places nowadays. A real place with heart, soul & character in real Sri Lankan surroundings.

The food is excellent & there is nothing that Chef Rohan & his lads won't cook for you. The rooms are all kept spotless & beautifully decorated every day. The entire grounds & pool is spotless really. Karen & Rohan are really lovely & brilliant at helping you decide on other places to visit - they will organise whatever you want.

The main reason we went to the villa was because we wanted to get married & that turned out to be one of the most memorable & stress free days of our lives & I think I can speak also for our guests who attended. Again Karen & Rohan organised everything for us, effortlessly & flawlessly.

We will definitely be back & intend to base ourselves there for at least a week if not more. Fantastic place, people & great value for money.

Thanks once again to Karen, Rohan, all the staff & off course Bobby & Maisy the dogs x

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Do not go to this wonderful little Hotel if you love big brash beach side resorts,but do go if you, like us, want a little corner of paradise,only 5 mins walk from a stunning beach.
The Shangri-Lanka is quiet and peaceful,only 5 rooms and more staff to look after your every need than there are guests,the garden is lovely and so well looked after with trees and shrubs full of flowers.Rohan the chef always cooked amazing dinners to order, so, always fresh.The jumbo prawns were our favorite and i must say to die for.So evenings were spent sitting sipping wine watching the fire flys dancing among the trees.We read lots of books and recharged our batteries before going off on a tour of the historic sites all organised by Karen and Rohan the owners.Our driver became a good friend,someone we will never forget.I urge you to try this haven before too many people get to know,Oh and make sure there is room for us next time we go to Sri-Lanka.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

I can't think of anything that this establishment lacks. Incredible food, beautiful gardens and pool. Staff wonderful and friendly. Rooms huge and spotless. Very homely feel. The prices are cheap in comparison to other resorts we've stayed at with similar quality.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We came out to Shangri-Lanka Villa for my aunts wedding and what an amazing few days we had. Such peaceful surroundings and an amazing setting for a perfect wedding day. I cannot praise the staff enough either...talk about making you feel welcome. I will be recommending this place to everyone I meet, literally. It was refreshing to see the real Sri Lanka. Don't change anything about the place guys...you're doing a top job.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Shangri-Lanka Villa

Property: Shangri-Lanka Villa
Address: 23 De Alwis Road | Horanduwa, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
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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