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“Great place not far from Colombo”
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Villa Araliya
Ranked #16 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Arriving at Colombo airport from London Heathrow flying through the night with little sleep, Villa Araliya was a great place to stay for our first night to relax and adjust to Sri Lankan time. we stayed in the family apartment which was really big and clean. The pool was lovely and the little restaurant/cafe did great food. (Sadly there was no pizza on the night we were there but the curry was lovely). We did not venture out into Negombo itself as it was a very short visit but a lovely, clean place with great staff and very near to the airport.

Room Tip: Family apartment really good value
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We couldn't really fault this hotel. The room was nice and in good condition. We had a mosquito bet above the bed but this was expected. The pool was good and the staff friendly. The food at breakfast was good. We were only there for one night at the start of our Sri Lanka tour but found it a nice place to stay.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank JayeTillson
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Villa Araliya was the perfect start and finish to our holiday. It was a very relaxing place and a great introduction to Sri Lanka. The rooms are spotlessly clean and really comfortable, the pool a nice place to relax with a cold beer. The small restaurant is beside the pool and the rice and curry was lovely, as was breakfast. I booked it from the UK for our first night, and then booked our last night as soon as we arrived and realised how nice it was. Great service too.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lucy P
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Set up as a small village, with the pool in the center, this is a very pleasant and charming family hotel. They offer nice apartments and rooms. The apartments are spacious,well designed and very clean. In the "restaurant" the owner bakes excellent pizzas an bread. They also offer nice Si Lankan food. The owner and staff are very friendly. Villa Araliya also offers guided trips in Sri Lanka with your personal guide/driver and car. We had an excellent driver (Neel), with whom we planned our trip and the excursions. Neel was an excellent and safe driver in the busy Sri Lankan traffic. He was flexible and helped us buying tickets, finding hotels, restaurants and getting a snack along the road. He is very friendly and a pleasant companion for your trip. I can recommend both Araliya village and Neel!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Ger V
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel was tha last place where we stayed before going back home. It is close to the airport (30minutes by car).
We stayed one night and the rooms were confortable and clean.
The swimming pool was really appreciable at the end of the day.
The staff is kind and the breakfast is really good.

Stayed: August 2014
Thank MarielleRem
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Friendly small scale hotel with a pleasant swimming pool area.

We checked in around 9.30 AM on our day of arrival in Sri Lanka after 14+ hours of travel. Stayed for two nights.

Got a nice room with a big four-poster bed with mosquito net. Also airco and a ceiling fan. Bathroom was basic, but clean.

Friendly service. Basic food choice, but tasty.

Free wifi in lobby area.

All in all a pleasant first stay during our holiday!

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

This small hotel is a very nice place to stay 2 or 3 nights when arriving or leaving Sri Lanka. Airport is at 20' driving. Very nice big rooms, clean with a nice bad room and sufficient hot water, some have a kitchen available. Nice and clean swimming pool. Restaurant available on site but to be honest this is not the strong points of this location, but they are many other place to eat in the surroundings. They do not take credit card but accept USD and EURO. Staff is friendly. May be some noise during the night, I do beleive that there is a night club not so far from the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank JCdeBxl
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Additional Information about Villa Araliya

Address: 154/10 Poruthota Road | Kochchikade, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Negombo
Price Range: £74 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Villa Araliya Hotel Negombo
Araliya Hotel Negombo
Villa Araliya Sri Lanka/Negombo

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