Wow! What an amazing place! We spent 13 nights at Shangri-Lanka Villa after a few days in Dubai. Right from the start everyone was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was spotless and the view across the countryside was lovely.
Each morning we ate our breakfast on the balcony, watching amazing birds frequent the garden. One morning we even saw monkeys in the trees close by!
The evening meals were freshly cooked and always served at the time we requested, and we enjoyed chatting with the other guests and swapping notes about local places to visit.
The beach was a good ten minutes walk, but there was always a tuk tuk available to take you if you wanted. The beach was beautiful and pretty much deserted.
We had a few trips organised for us whilst we were there, all of which are highly recommended. We went on the whale watching trip and were fortunate to see both blue whales and killer whales during the same trip. A boat trip was also arranged another day for us on the Bentota River with Lesley, who was fantastic. We were the only two people in the boat and we saw absolutely loads of wildlife. Lesley took us further than any other organised tour and we had a wonderful time. Finally we spent a day at the elephant orphanage which we enjoyed.
We were sorry to leave Shangri-Lanka Villa and would love to return one day. Thank you so much to everyone for looking after us so well.
- 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