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Food & Dining11
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8.7

Excellent

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Excellent location - 140 meters to the beach
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Anilana Nilaveli Resort

"The hotel is really nice and the staff super helpful."

Sara - January 13, 2020

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Anilana Nilaveli Resort

Irakkanadi, Nilaveli, Nilaveli Beach front, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, 31010 - See map
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Body thermometer
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Exceptional comfort
9.3 room quality and comfort
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 89% of guests
Fantastic breakfast
87% positive mentions
Excellent service
8.7 rating for service

Nice clean rooms Beautiful ambiance Clean beach and very close to the hotel Everything was really good and highly recommended

waruni | November 12, 2019

The location, food, room confort, the staff - everything at Anilana, Nilaveli was excellent !

Alma | April 5, 2019

We stayed in the hotel for 3 days with a little one and friends and had an amazing time.

Niruba | May 22, 2019

The staff were really friendly and made sure that our stay was comfortable.

Niruba | May 22, 2019

The view is splendid and the pool water lovely and warm.

Bernard | September 16, 2019

Good looking view,when we over see from the restaurant.

thiunuwan | March 3, 2020

  • Airport transfer

  • 140 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Trincomalee in the last 24 hoursCompared to 338 Trincomalee properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center14.2 km
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Anilana Nilaveli Resort

9.3
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Pool Chalet Room
Pool Chalet Room
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Anilana Studio
Anilana Studio
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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Single Deluxe
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Chalet
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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Double room - Single use - De Luxe
Double room - Single use - De Luxe
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Anilana Nilaveli Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Anilana Nilaveli Resort?

Anilana Nilaveli Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 280 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Anilana Nilaveli Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Anilana Nilaveli Resort has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Trincomalee with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Anilana Nilaveli Resort?

Anilana Nilaveli Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Anilana Nilaveli Resort

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "Overall nice place and value for money."

    Joonas

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    February 26, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff like Gajan and all very nice"

    Basava

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    March 8, 2020

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Hotel was really nice and clean."

    Joonas

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    February 26, 2020

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Room comfort score
9.3/10
Review score - United States
9.2/10
Room size
60 sqm.
Value for money score
8.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
374 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.7
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I just loved it to be there in this paradise.
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More about Anilana Nilaveli Resort

Situated in Nilaveli Beach front, Anilana Nilaveli Resort is the perfect place to experience Trincomalee and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Anilana Nilaveli Resort also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Trincomalee. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, private check in/check out to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, separate living room, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, diving, fishing, pool (kids), garden. Whatever your reason for visiting Trincomalee, the Anilana Nilaveli Resort is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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Food & Dining
20 mentions
Swimming Pool
18 mentions
Beach
13 mentions
Breakfast
5 mentions

What they offer

8.4
Excellent

"It has a beautiful pool and surrounding."

Niruba

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May 22, 2019

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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.0
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service8.7
Value for money8.4
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10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from New Zealand
Couple
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Exceptional”

We absolutely loved our stay at Anilana Nilaveli Resort. The hotel and room were clean, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was fantastic and catered for Gluten Free. There are boats sitting on the beach outside the resort waiting to take you to Pigeon Island.

Reviewed July 17, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Rasara
Family with teens
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Very relaxing”

To be honest the food was really good. Really really good. In love with the creamy pasta and the chocolate mousse . pay more attention before serving the butter and jams. the butter which you guys served for us was not so good. and for the morning breakfast bread boul add more buns and try to serve some sorta cheese. The rooms, it was good but not excellent because they have not served milk or the cream pkts in the room. at last i would like to say that Anilana Nilaveli is one of the most beautiful and relaxing place. The best place to relax i guess. Our family went there to stay only one night. even we have booked for one night but as according to situation of the hotel we extended the stay for 2 nights.

Reviewed January 19, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Finola from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in May 2018

Perfect getaway, fantastic staff and oasis of tranquility”

We have just returned from Sri Lanka where we travelled around a bit and I had looked for somewhere that I thought would be relaxing with a bit of style for the final days. Anilani Nilaveli Resort was the perfect choice. The staff were wonderful, they could not do more to make our stay perfect. As it is right at the start of the season, the hotel was very quiet which meant that the breakfast and dinner buffets were usually not available, but the staff made sure that we still had plenty of choice and were very happy with everything. The hotel is very beautiful and if you are looking for a tranquil get away right on the beach, this is perfect. We were feeling very lazy so mainly read by the pool, went swimming in the sea, did some jet skiing and a fantastic snorkelling trip to Pigeon Island. I would not hesitate to return again and was sad to leave it behind. The food was very high quality, the rooms were large and beautifully designed.

Reviewed June 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Chad from Laos
Couple
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Best on offer..... and we looked around in person too!”

After reading many reviews and doing our research we were a bit hesitant after reading some reviews that pointed out this hotel is a 'concrete block.' Like all reviews, you have to sift through them all and find a happy medium; therefore, we went for it. And how thrilled are we that we did. The hospitality is warm, sincere and authentic. Roy (Head of F&B) was sensational. Do strike up a conversation with him and learn more about the Sri Lankan customs, culture and food. The beach is rustic and unassuming. Yes, there is some debris and plastic washed up, where in the world isn't there. Don't let this get in the way of taking a swim in the green clear waters, with rolling waves...There are two large pools, ideal for families and kids. Which was perfect for us as it prevented kids running riot around the beach lounges on the sand. Normally resorts can charge outrages prices for food and drinks as they have you in there snare. At Anilana, we were shocked at how reasonable the prices are!

Reviewed July 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Ruvanie from Sri Lanka
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Exceptional”

We stayed at anilana for two nights, and so far this is one of the best stays we have ever had. The staff is amazing, Lasantha who is in the front office and Kajan in the restaurant was exceptional. Their food is just out of this world . I think it’s the best place in Trincomalee if anyone is going that way.

Reviewed October 22, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Alma from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional !”

The location, food, room confort, the staff - everything at Anilana, Nilaveli was excellent !

Reviewed April 05, 2019
8.0
Excellent
KATE from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Overpriced but a taste of luxury”

We splurged and stayed here for 3 nights at a cost of £250 a night, having booked 6 months ahead!- what you don't expect is to see on Agoda the price slashed to £90 on the day we arrived, when all their rooms weren't sold out. I recognise they need to sell their rooms but this a big difference. I spoke to the manager regarding this and he did upgrade our stay to half board. This was appreciated. The room was lovely it must be said, the luxury you expect. The pool areas were also great to use but they do need to upgrade their hut areas which are becoming dated. This is very easy to see when their theme is white. The food we thought was amazing, especially the buffet when put on. But if you are only offered the a la cart menu we can see how some people may find it limited. On the whole it's by far the best place to stay in Nilaveli but I would not return as the beach itself is polluted with oil, from all the boats crossing to Pigeon island, plus there are cow pats which ruin the look and little jellyfish are in the sea which my wife was stung by.

Reviewed August 29, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Dmitriy from Russia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

Excellent hotel!”

Perhaps the best hotel on the beach Nilaveli. Great food. Very helpful and friendly staff. We are happy to stay here for the second year in a row.

Reviewed March 12, 2019

Thank you for choosing Anilana Nilaveli for your vacation; we appreciate you taking time off to share your feedback and we look forward to your next visit. Regards Anilana

Responded March 29, 2019
Anilana Nilaveli Resort
9.7
Exceptional
Matthew from United States
Couple
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

Outstanding staff and excellent food”

Friendly people, beautiful hotel

We spent five. If bts iver Christmas at Anilana. The hotel was great, we had a pool chalet and the room was spacious with a nicely apportioned outdoor shower. The staff, from waiters to the chef to the managers were all very friendly and kind. The hotel is situated along a deserted beach with outstanding views of Pigeon Island.

Reviewed December 26, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Chad from Laos
Couple
Pool Chalet Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Best on offer, on balance.”

Reading previous reviews about this particular being a 'block of concrete' did raise some questions for us. The staff are warm, friendly and willing to go the extra mile. For a resort, the Food and Beverage prices were fair, and the offering were diverse and flavorsome! Beautiful, rustic and unspoiled beach await you. Yes, there is some washed up debris and plastic, but where isn't there the world over?! You get a sense that this place will be booming in a few years. Hopefully, this little gem does not become too commercial and they keep this place as humble as possible, which gives it its charm and sleepy personality, in a good way! The pool is great for families and little kids. Perfect for us who wanted quite time on the beach to relax without screaming kids running a riot. Overall, very happy with our stay. Roy (Head of F&B) is a delight. Make the effort to get to know him by striking up a conversation. Will be back!

Reviewed July 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Peel from New Zealand
Couple
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

Amazing place!!”

Great service, beautiful beach and pool and amazing food

The staff were very attentive and helpful, they couldn't do enough to satisfy any request. The food was amazing and so generous, the head chef came out each night to see if we were happy. The beach was beautiful and empty!! Basically no scouts around either. This is the best place I have stayed in any country for a long time!!! Well done Anilana.

Reviewed September 03, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Victoria from United Kingdom
Couple
Luxury Suite
Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

Great stay!”

We had a brilliant time at Anilana, the staff are very friendly and the pools were great. We went across to pigeon island whilst we were there which was amazing! Definitely recommend this. We also went on the hotel whale and dolphin watching trip which was really enjoyable! Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, but there were loads of dolphins, a great boat, breakfast, lunch and snorkelling. The hotel is a bit further away from restaurants but would still recommend it.

Reviewed October 07, 2017
9.7
Exceptional
Victor from Netherlands
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Excellent stay”

Very nice beach, swimming pool and high overall standard

The overall was an excellent stay. The hotel has a high standard in everything they offer being just one year old. The hotel is located at a wide white sand beach with no shell on the beach or water which makes the beach wonderful. Although the beach is officially not private it is not allowed for local to be on the beach or sea in front of the hotel. The sunbeds have thick matrasses and all have a parasol. In addition they offer two swimming pools which guarantees a high level of privacy. The hotel and rooms are nicely decorated and will all comfort. The food is of a high standard and the buffet bbq was really good, including besides the regular meat and fish tuna, steak and lamb. The staff is of a high standard in service, especially the restaurant manager and reception are working hard to make you stay the best. Visiting many hotels around the world this is what I would like to experience every time. The only thing which I did not understand was the dirty spots in the white furniture in the room as well the beds had no bedframe looking messy and distracting from the overall high standard.

Reviewed July 23, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Hansa
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Memorable Stay”

We stayed there for two days. Staff was really friendly. If you are vegetarian, then you might have less options. But food was awesome. We had a seeni sambol pizza, which was good. Breakfast was really great. So much variety to taste. We were fortunate enough to go for snorkeling even though it is the beginning of off season. It was a memorable stay for us. Thanks Anilana

Reviewed November 06, 2017
6.0
Natalia from Italy
Solo traveler
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

Not all that glitters is gold”

You may be impressed by the pictures of the hotel, but the truth is that this place is disappointing in many ways. Let me point out some of the reasons why staying at Anilana Nilaveli let me down: 1) My room was infested with tiny ants and, on the first night, I had to empty my cosmetics bag and clean absolutely every item in it to get rid of the hundreds of ants that had decided to invade my items. It thought they'd been gone by the morning but, to my surprise, my wardrobe shelf was full of ants again. The hotel manager gave me another room, which meant packing and unpacking everything again. 2) The female toilet by the pool was dirty from day one, and even though the cleaners were informed, the toilet was never cleaned during my three day stay. 3) The wifi works well in the common areas, but forget about getting a decent signal in the upstairs rooms. Considering this is a place where you have nowhere to go, having good wifi is important. 4) Drivers / guides in Sri Lanka are usually given accommodation in the hotels where tourists stay. This is no exception, but our driver complained about bed bugs in his and all other beds provided for drivers. It is unacceptable that a hotel that claims to be five stars treats locals with such disrespect. He told us that even though he had complained about this, nobody had done anything to solve the problem. The hotel itself is beautiful and the beach is decent, but overall it is a place that should not be rated 5 stars.

Reviewed September 26, 2017
5.6
Aimee
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

High expectations ”

We had four nights here and had high hopes, but unfortunately they weren’t met. The location is great, on the beautiful Nilaveli beach, and the room itself was comfortable, but the staff and the general atmosphere in the hotel were lacking. Some areas of the hotel are a bit tired. The beach bar wasn’t open, and we actually spent more time in the hotel next door, which had a lovely beach bar and restaurant and the staff were far friendlier. On our first night at the Anilana, we decided to eat dinner in the restaurant. The food was ok, although we were disappointed the hotel doesn’t have a licence to serve alcohol so we weren’t able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with our meals. The manager was quite abrupt and didn’t seem apologetic about the fact that this wasn’t made clear to us. There were also loads of flies in the restaurant- particularly during breakfast time. Overall, good location and comfy room, but didn’t quite live up to our expectations of a luxury resort.

Reviewed May 06, 2019

Thank you for choosing Anilana Nilaveli for your stay, we regret that we were unable to offer you a alcohol as requested. We have looked in to the comments highlighted by you All guest are valued and we . We work with extremely courteous staff and we once again regret that you found the manager to be abrupt. we will look into this matter. we regret that you did not find our services and facilities to your satisfaction. We strive always to make sure our guest leave us happy relaxed and looking to come back to Anilana. Regards Anilana

Responded May 10, 2019
Anilana Nilaveli Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Paula from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Superb hotel”

Superb hotel with big room, great atmosphere, outstanding staff. Food is excellent and price is compatible. I would not stay anywhere else at Trincomalee.

Reviewed July 10, 2016
7.2
Very good
Priyantha from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Superb Location ”

Location is amazing as very close to Pigeon’s island as well as located in Nilaveli beach.two big pools and kids also can join at the same pool .but it is right time to repair.foods are satisfactory but not much spreaded buffet for breakfast in the first morning we spent there and second morning we had some set menu as not much guests.almost we enjoyed the view from the roof TOP area.

Reviewed April 26, 2018
8.0
Excellent
David from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

The Isolated White House”

Beautiful spot outside Trincomalee, a huge hotel, but hardly anyone staying there. A beautiful cosy spot on the lovely beach, no touts or hordes of tourists, its a lovely place to spend a quiet few days. Breakfast is fantastic, most of the staff are absolutely lovely and helpful. <Much better being in the quiet seclusion of Nilavelli that in the bustling town of Trinco.

Reviewed April 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
kim from United Kingdom
Couple
Pool Chalet Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

brand new hotel with nice facilities”

Location , rooms, pools, internet

We arrived during a soft opening period , The staff are english speaking locals who have a wide range of international experience that they bring to the hotel, they understand their industry and guests needs.All staff were extremely friendly and helpful.(including the chef who will try and accomodate your personal needs) Rooms were minimalistic, bright & clean.Ours was chalet style opening onto the pools. 2 large pools. The hotel private beach area is small but you have the very nice public beach which is beautiful white sand and the attraction of the area pigeon island where you can snorkel is directly opposite. great place for family holidays or couples alike. We will definately be returning shortly . Trinco is a long drive from colombo but def worth the journey

Reviewed May 02, 2014
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