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Unawatuna Beach
Blowhole near Tengalle
Sunset at Unawatuna
Paddy Fields near Unawatuna
Koggala Lake
Habaraduwa Beach
New Unawatuna Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

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Lionstm
Adelaide, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed 4 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This is the second occasion we have had the pleasure of staying at Shalini Villa. The first was for the birth of our grandson in Sri lanka over 4 years ago. On this second occasion we found the Villa was even better than the first occasion. It has been very well maintained with very comfortable beds. A pool now graces the yard which was fantastic for relaxing with our now 4 1/2 year old grandson. The staff were second to none, did not intrude and willing provided assistance and advice when requested. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this accommodation to anyone that wishes to stay at a clean, well maintained and enjoyable location.

It wsill be our destination the next occasion we visit Sri lanka.

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Liked best: The space, the pool and the relasing nooks that allowed peace of mind
Liked least: Nothing rally. It was most enjoyable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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HumphreyH...
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“Fantastic relaxing stay.”
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Wonderful place to just relax and a short walk to the beach and beachfront cafés.
The house staff are on hand at all times but they are sensitive and do not impose into your privacy. They are happy to shop and cook for you, and the standard of cooking is amazing - every night feels like you've gone to a restaurant in your own home, but not with restaurant prices!
All in all, it was like 5 star hotel treatment but with a local and personal feel.
Thanks.

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Jonathan...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful villa with excellent staff”
Reviewed 15 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Stayed two weeks with wife and two teenage (17 & 19) children beginning August 2016
Villa is attractive, spacious, perfectly clean and very well designed and equipped for a totally relaxing holiday. All staff, including a personal chef were extremely attentive and competent and contributed to a wonderful stress free time.

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Adventure...
Hyderabad, India
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful Baby-Friendly Villa With Amazing Staff”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This villa is incredibly beautiful and perfectly comfortable for families (esp those with a baby). It had minimalist but modern wooden furniture - which means ample space for baby to crawl/run around. They have a cot and high chair - which makes the stay very convenient for babies. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well designed and have all the essentials - like the mosquito nets, ample storage space, and balconies. The pool is a good size for a family of 5-6 and is very well maintained. The villa looks much better in reality than in the Photos!
The staff (Gayan, Kamindika, and Tilak) were very helpful and made our stay very comfortable. My 9-month old became so friendly with them that she didn't want to leave them behind! The chefs made some excellent meals for us - customized to our taste when we asked them to.

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Liked best: The staff - they cooked delicious food for us.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Katherine...
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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“Spectacular stay!”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We just spent the most tremendous week at Shalini Villa - thank you!

The villa and locale were utterly perfect for a group of six with varied interests: from touring tea plantations to lying by the beautiful pool, exploring towns to parties on the beach, a full English breakfast to traditional Sri Lankan fare - we all found what we wanted (and more!), with helpful guidance from the house staff and owners.

Great location, clean and comfy, a really special villa and country - we'll be back!

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sjhowell
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Wow - a beautiful villa in a beautiful area.”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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I cannot recommend this villa/location more highly!
The villa itself is clean, comfortable and spacious. It has everything there that you could possibly need for your holiday from a private pool to air conditioning and ceiling fans outside for sitting out in the warm evenings.
The housekeeper at Shalini Villa really looked after us from organising Tuk Tuks to making restaurant reservations - nothing was too much trouble!
We didn't eat out as much as we anticipated because the Chef at Shalini Villa is truly excellent. Restaurant quality food with a varied selection and he will cater to your own needs.
The area itself is a beautiful location. With great beaches, bars and restaurants there is plenty to do.
An amazing holiday was had by all my group and we will definitely be returning!

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Liked best: The comfort, facilities and decor of the villa.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Wampbell
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Perfection!”
Reviewed 19 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Stayed at Shalini Villa in April with a group of friends and it was a beautiful spot. There was lots of attention to detail at the property, and the facilities were fantastic. Beds were really comfortable, everything was spotlessly clean, lots of space and a nice option for either air conditioning or open windows and ceiling fan. Lovely showers, spacious ensuite bathrooms, and good quality mosquito nets :).

It's in a great location, close to Unawatuna village, two beautiful beaches within walking distance and little shops along the road. A short tuk tuk ride from Galle and lots of good restaurants close by.

The villa is amazing (architechture, rooms, pool, sitting/eating area), but what made it really special were the housekeepers and cook - they took incredible care of us, cooked excellent healthy, delicious meals and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special. Little gestures, like cleaning/sweeping the room each day, helping with a sea urchin sting, making crafts out of palm tree leaves and daily fresh coconuts. And so friendly and thoughtful.

It was a really special trip, and a beautiful base from which to see a fabulous part of Sri Lanka. I highly recommend staying at Shalini Villa - it won't disappoint. We hope to get back for another visit sometime soon.

Travelling group: Friends
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