Anilana Nilaveli Resort
Anilana Nilaveli Resort
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9.6
Exceptional

"The room was fabulous, with a gorgeous sea view."

patrica

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March 18, 2018

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Location
8.7
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What guests are saying:
Nice location.. Nice Environment.... Enjoyed with my family...
Palitha
Family with young children
truly amazing place to visit for a family holiday. good size baby pool. our kids are really enjoyed. staff is very friendly and helpful, specialy "Vimukthi" help us alot. we really want to visit this amazing place again.
chamila from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
we enjoyed our stay. Only regret being that we did not stay longer.
chandralekha from Canada
Family with young children
Excellent rooms and swimming pool and the location of the hotel. Very friendly and kind staff.
Gihan from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
We stayed here for NYE as a last minute plan - what a great decision this turned out to be! I felt instantly relaxed on walking in, and the views from my balcony as well as the pools were incredible. It opens up onto the beach! Would highly recommend to all.
Kerry from Sri Lanka
Group
Staff was very supportive. But few of them should be more professional. Also, food was great bu there should have been more varieties in the buffet. Overall one of the best hotels to spend holidays.
Buddhika from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
I just loved it to be there in this paradise. The hotel is beautiful, in the middle of nowhere with private beach. I need to rest after being sick and I really enjoyed it. The staff is so sweet!
Sakina from France
Solo traveler

Anilana Nilaveli Resort

Excellent location
- 140 meters to the beach
Excellent
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8.6
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10
Exceptional room comfort and quality
9.3
Recommended by 84% of guests
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center14.2 km
Location rating8.7
84%

would recommend to a friend

Agoda Preferred Property

2018

Gold Circle Award Winner

  • Airport transfer

  • 140 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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9.3
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Anilana Studio
Anilana Studio
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Pool Chalet Room
Pool Chalet Room
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 double 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 double bed
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Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Garden View
Deluxe Garden View
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Nilaveli Studio Suite
Nilaveli Studio Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 super king bed
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          What people love about the property

          • 9.6
            Exceptional

            "Would highly recommend to all."

            Kerry

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            January 5, 2018

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "Staff are very attentive and the place is very clean."

            Jayanika

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            January 4, 2018

          • 7.6
            Very good

            "On the good side the food was excellent and presented well."

            mike

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            December 2, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional

          "Excellent facilities and great food."

          Vidura

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          February 14, 2018

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          What they offer

          8.4
          Excellent

          "Good value if you get a deal on the best suite."

          David

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          February 28, 2018

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          Agoda Reviews (218)Booking.com Reviews (8)
          8.6
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          10
          Cleanliness8.7
          Facilities8.1
          Location8.7
          Room comfort and quality9.3
          Service8.8
          Value for money8.3
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Quyen from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Garden View
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
          Great place! ”
          We had a great time staying here. It’s a shame there isn’t much around though, we were getting a bit anxious being at the hotel all day. We rented scooters for a day from the hotel and also went diving with Ypsylon, it was great! The food was great! We loved the breakfast buffet! :)
          Reviewed July 16, 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
          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
          5.6
          YUSREI from Israel
          Couple
          Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
          no't Good value for money , no't 5 star hotel”
          The hotel staff always tried to help The hotel is defined as a 5 star hotel on Agoda , but the hotel can not be more than 3 stars. The room is large and spacious, we asked for a room with SEA VIEW so we got a room in the main building far from the beach, although the room was on the 3rd floor there were still a lot of insects that were wandering around The hotel lobby is clumsily decorated and is very large without any content We took a deal with breakfast and dinner, dinner the first night was set menu , with possibilities options and not very tasty food, the second night there was a barbecue with bigger options and more delicious food The hotel is about a 20 minute drive from TRINCO in a secluded area. If I went back to the area I would take a hotel in TRINCO where there are better entertainment options The only spot of light was the charming beach near the hotel from which you can reach by boat to the nearest island
          Reviewed October 04, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Rebecca from Austria
          Group
          Double Deluxe
          Stayed 8 nights in September 2018
          Excellent”
          The private beach and the pool area are excellent, so are the food and the rooms. The only aspect which would have to be criticized is the level of English skills and the friendliness of some of the employees. However, the management and most of the employees are very nice and helpful.
          Reviewed September 14, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          David from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Garden View
          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
          8.8
          Excellent
          Mairead from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Garden View
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
          Excellent”
          Amazing place to relax by the pool and beach, amazing views, would totally recommend. Room was great, huge, really clean. We used the hotel next door for an espresso machine (Anilana's was broken) and to book the boat to Pigeon Island. There was a couple of things we asked staff about (massage place, expected prices for tuk tuk etc) and they didn't seem to really know, either they were new to the job or not familiar with the area. Breakfast was huge, so much offered. We also ate lunch and dinner here once, not cheap but very tasty! I would definitely stay here again.
          Reviewed April 12, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          David from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Luxury Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
          Great contemporary style beach hotel”
          Yes, its very good if a bit unkept and showing signs of cheap fixtures and fittings especially in the bathroom. The actual building doesn't work design wise (too big and lots id echoing dead space) but is well furnished. Common areas are large and minimal. Pools are very good. Food is amazing! Shower glass and tiles were dirty. Good value if you get a deal on the best suite.
          Reviewed February 28, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Vidura from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Deluxe Garden View
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
          Excellent hotel near Nilaveli beach.”
          Excellent facilities and great food. Clean room and bathroom. Large area with well maintained garden and furniture. Boats to Pigeon island right in front of the hotel (beware of the Jellyfish). Friendly and helpful staff. Good chefs. Every reason to stay away from the city.
          Reviewed February 14, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Jayanika from Sri Lanka
          Group
          Luxury Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
          Relaxing resort”
          Loved the stay..especially the swimming pools. Staff are very attentive and the place is very clean. The only cons are the food and drink...I didn't find the buffet tasty. Nor the cocktails/drinks did much justice. Other than that I would say it's a perfect place to stay.
          Reviewed January 04, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Amber from United Kingdom
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Garden View
          Stayed 5 nights in August 2018
          Great for relaxing and Pigeon Island”
          Had a hick up when I arrived the garden deluxe room I had booked overlooked a concrete roof! I was told this was considered a garden view. I was moved up a floor and then received garden view. Thought senior management could have handled this a little better, but my stay was great because of the lovely staff, good food, great location. Strange playing of large screen music videos over dinner, but overall a nice hotel.
          Reviewed August 29, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          alistair from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Pool Chalet Room
          Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
          Very good”
          Positives: The pools and beach facilities were very good. We stayed in the chalet rooms which were great (worth specifying a room opposite the pools as not all are). Negatives: service is extremely patchy. All prices are exclusive of service and tax which are combined as a single amount and add another 30% on everything. This is annoying as one can’t penalise poor service. The food is expensive and the hotel is remote from alternatives.
          Reviewed July 11, 2018
          6.8
          Good
          Su from Singapore
          Family with young children
          Pool Chalet Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
          need improvement”
          what I loved most was the beach. It was just serene and clean. Facilities were nothing much, just big swimming pool. Even eating area was open air, no air conditioned and full of flies. Staffs needed some training badly, as they didn't have any idea what is hospitality. Sri lanka is still a long way to go to be a good player in tourism industry.
          Reviewed June 20, 2018
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Melanie from Philippines
          Couple
          Deluxe Garden View
          Stayed 4 nights in May 2015
          Lovely Place for Relaxing”
          Clean, Relax Lovely Staff
          We stayed here for 4 days. They do have pros and cons. Below is for your information Lobby Entrance - the entrance is overwhelming. Very nice place and really - you will feel relax. At night it does looks like a disco bar with loads of tri-color light. It doesn't bother me at all - I just find it different.. :) Breakfast - breakfast itself is really good. Loads of food to choose from. But all are yummy I can Say. Room - now this is what I want to say. The Room itself is really huge! and I can say very clean. But the only downside of it is that the toilet is an open area - where loads of mosquitoes comes out after 5pm. Since the Toilet is open area - the mozzie do manage to sneak to our room. First night was horrible as we have loads of bites here and there. We talked to the staff the next day and they are really accommodating! They gave us cream for the bites, and anti repellant as well, put some liquid form that you can plug in electronically that can drive away mosquitoes and every night they come visit our room and put baygon to our toilet. It does help but they are still there!! Staff - The manager are really friendly and does makes sure that we are well being taken care of. He make sure that our problem in our room are solve and thus take responsibilities with those mosquito! haha.. Anyway - he's very helpful and really a good person to ask to where to go. Place - place is indeed a place to relax - if you are looking for a night light, pub or drinking place you should not go here. This is where you want to relax - sleep and eat and enjoy the beach. Overall i did enjoyed my stay here :)
          Reviewed August 05, 2015
          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
          4.0
          Shanmugapriya from United Kingdom
          Family with young children
          Triple Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
          Acceptable”
          I have booked the garden view room. I asked them to upgrade to ocean view and they have charged $30 from us. As this is off season, we were only at the hotel. They did not provide breakfast or dinner in a buffet. They said., as this is off peak season we need to order from set menu. Even though restaurant manager full full our needs. The property is little bit far from the beach. Honestly the property is not value for the money. It’s expensive.
          Reviewed October 14, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Finola from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Garden View
          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
          6.4
          Good
          Druvinka from Australia
          Group
          Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
          Good”
          We stayed at a number of hotels that were of a similar price range and this hotel was markedly poorer in quality. The pool chalet rooms and bathrooms were spacious and the pool was nice but the hotel lacked character and ambience - The entrance and foyer looked like a typical government building. The food was sub-par.
          Reviewed May 06, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Angela from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2018
          Beautiful hotel and location. ”
          We spent just one night at this beautiful hotel. I could not ask for more, the staff were lovely, the location was amazing with it being on a beautiful beach and the rooms were very clean and full of everything you could possibly want. I loved this hotel and we will return.
          Reviewed April 30, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          James from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Garden View
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
          Sheer Bliss”
          We practically had this whole, lovely place to ourselves in late March. The staff couldn’t do enough for us. The room was sumptuous, the pool and grounds very swish and the food in the restaurant was world class! If you want a bit of paradise away from it all (and this resort is away from everything) then this place is for you. And at a very reasonable rate for 5 star quality.
          Reviewed March 29, 2018
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