Anilana Nilaveli Resort
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2018

Anilana Nilaveli Resort

Irakkanadi, Nilaveli, Nilaveli Beach front, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, 31010
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    Anilana Nilaveli Resort Reviews

    8.5
    Excellent
    /10
    (286 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "We had a great time staying here."

    Quyen

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    July 16, 2018

    9.3
    Exceptional room comfort and quality
    Recommended by 85% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Anilana Nilaveli Resort

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • 140 meters to the beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Excellent
    Location
    8.7
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    Excellent location - 140 meters to the beach
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Koneswaram Temple15.3 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 11 hours ago

    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center14.2 km
    Location rating8.7

    Rooms available at Anilana Nilaveli Resort

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    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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    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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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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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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    Nilaveli Studio Suite
    Nilaveli Studio Suite
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Ocean view
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    Anilana Lux Suite
    Anilana Lux Suite
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    Luxury Room - Garden View
    Luxury Room - Garden View
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      DOUBLE DELUXE - FULL BOARD
      DOUBLE DELUXE - FULL BOARD
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        What people love about Anilana Nilaveli Resort

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Location

          "Beautiful location."

          Hank

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          August 10, 2018

        • 6.8
          Good
          Staff 

          "Staff were very helpful and provided great service."

          Satish

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          January 9, 2019

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "The hotel is beautiful, in the middle of nowhere with private beach."

          Sakina

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          May 5, 2017

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        7.2
        Very good

        "The hotel & stuff were lovely."

        Gina

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        July 29, 2018

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        8.8
        Excellent

        "Excellent hotel overall we had an amazing stay it was really..."

        Ramesh

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        July 18, 2018

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        Reviews of Anilana Nilaveli Resort from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (286)Booking.com Reviews (75)
        8.5
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        Cleanliness8.5
        Facilities8.0
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality9.3
        Service8.6
        Value for money8.3
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        8.4
        Excellent
        Niruba from Sri Lanka
        Family with young children
        Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Beautiful hotel by the beach with friendly staff members”

        We stayed in the hotel for 3 days with a little one and friends and had an amazing time. The place is right on the beach near pigeon island where you can do a little outing and snorkelling. It has a beautiful pool and surrounding. Lovely place to chill and relax. The staff were really friendly and made sure that our stay was comfortable. They made separate food for the little one and made sure everything was taken care of. Would highly recommend.

        Reviewed May 22, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        kim from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Pool Chalet Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Great location”

        The location is 5star we stayed in chalets again 5star. This could be one of the best in Sri Lanka but let’s itself down . Fantastic swimming pools nice sun beds beachside location , however pools are extremely dangerous water cloudy so can’t see steps into the pool nor the bottom tiles are all cracked and can cut feet not in nternational safety standard at all worrying if you have children . One boy in charge of giving towels out most of time no where to be seen sitting in his office , no lifeguards. Restaurant service and food at best 3 star they are too short staffed and disorganised we waited one hour for lunch and when it arrived was not what was ordered and cold . Staff try but all inexperienced very young just learning they don’t speak good English so don’t understand . Such a pity this hotel could be amazing with not too much more effort just a bit of training , and I could find them the trainers if need be !!

        Reviewed April 22, 2019

        Thank you for choosing Anilana Pasikudah for your vacation, we regret that you didn’t find our food to meet your expectations. Regards Anilana

        Responded May 17, 2019
        Anilana Nilaveli Resort
        8.4
        Excellent
        Niruba from Sri Lanka
        Family with young children
        Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Beautiful beach hotel with very friendly staff”

        Kudos to staff at this hotel who goes an extra mile to put a smile of their customers faces. They were treating us extremely well and especially all the needs for my little one. We had a wonderful stay at this hotel coupled with a trip to pigeon island with snorkelling. The pool staff could be a bit more friendly and attentive and the pool bar by the beach was closed.

        Reviewed March 31, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Gaynor from Australia
        Couple
        Anilana Deluxe Sea View Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Exceptional”

        Great location to get across to Pigeon Island for reef snorkelling with white tip reef sharks.

        Reviewed April 27, 2019

        Thank you for staying with us at Anilana Nilaveli and for taking the time to provide us with such a positive review. We are very happy to hear that your stay was a happy one. We work closely with the wildlife department to ensure the proper preservation of Pigeon Island, upkeep of the beach and surrounding areas. Regards Anilana

        Responded May 06, 2019
        Anilana Nilaveli Resort
        7.6
        Very good
        raffaele from Italy
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

        Very good”

        definitely not a 5* hotel. as a 4* facilities are average. young staff but polite and helpful 4/5 very isolated location and excellent beach, good if u searching some peace and rest. no light pollution at night . can observe the sky the water in the pool was not clean food below average 2/5 anyway good value for money at the low season rates

        Reviewed March 09, 2019

        Thank you for your review of Anilana, we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback. We have spoken with the Chef to improve the quality of food options and thank you for pointing this out. Regards Anilana

        Responded May 10, 2019
        Anilana Nilaveli Resort
        8.8
        Excellent
        Amber from United Kingdom
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Room
        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
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Quyen from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        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
        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
        2.8
        Imogen from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        A frightening nightmare please read for your safety ”

        I experienced an utterly frightening experience. I had an intruder in my room who had accessed the room with a hotel door key at 3am. This was proven on print out of key activity. The staff and the particularly rude and agressive manager told me I was mad and had left the door open. My bags had been rifled through and money stolen.He had been in my room before I woke up and discovered him. When i shouted at him luckily he fled.. with a substantial amount of cash. This was a terrifying ordeal as I was travelling alone and female., to make it worse the hotel did nothing to support me or help or accept any kind of responsibility for what had happened to me and refused to believe. I went to the police who will be conducting a thorough investigation. Please do not stay here there are many lovely homestays nearby. AVOID!!! I have travelled alone for over 20 years and have never had anything like this happen before.

        Reviewed December 17, 2018
        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
        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
        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 Room
        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
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Melanie from Philippines
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        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
        9.2
        Exceptional
        ritu from India
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        Thumbs up!”

        Excellent stay. General manager and staff was warm and helpful. Great location. Amazing food!

        Reviewed April 28, 2019

        Thank you for your kind review the staff was very happy to hear the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Anilana

        Responded May 06, 2019
        Anilana Nilaveli Resort
        6.0
        ANTON from Russia
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Above average”

        I would score this hotel with 3 out of 5: Ocean beach is very close, but it is public and not as clean as it might be The restaurant is quite good Room was ok However there were no sports and other activities at all (no Gym, no billiard, etc)

        Reviewed March 28, 2019

        Thank you for the review and your comments. We will certainly be working on the areas you have highlighted and will look forward to seeing you when we can demonstrate the progress made.. Regards Anilana

        Responded March 29, 2019
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