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Shangri-Lanka Villa
Ranked #1 of 59 Bentota B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

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.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Great team of staff. Very friendly and helpful - organised everything from tuk tuks to drivers.
Big beautiful rooms to relax in or spend some time by the lovely clean pool. You can even grab a massage if you like.
Also a great location for exploring both the Bawa gardens!

Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

My husband and I recently stayed for two nights at Shangri-Lanka Villas and it was a perfect way to end our trip in Sri Lanka.

The staff were amazing, especially Rohan who made us feel so at home in his home. The highlight of our stay here was the food, we dinned like kings both nights and the food was absolutely delicious!

The rooms are very spacious and clean and they put such effort into decorating our bed each night as it was our honeymoon.

Hot tip....get the homemade poppadoms!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Had an amazing stay with Karen and Rohan. Beautiful suite, gorgeous food, pool to myself and only a short tuk tuk ride to the beach, local town and transport connections. The staff couldn't do more for their guests - any requests was sorted quickly and the whole visit felt very personal and relaxing.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Very nice restful stay thanks. The kids really enjoyed playing with your staff. The pool was great and the rooms are very nice. It was a lovely penultimate night in Sri Lanka. Thanks for organising transport and hotel for the next night.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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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

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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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..

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Shangri-Lanka Villa
Address: 23 De Alwis Road | Horanduwa, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > 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 59 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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