Arika Villa
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8.4
Recommended by 80% of guests
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

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9.1
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  • River view
  • 850 m²/9149 ft²
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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          Agoda Reviews (103)Booking.com Reviews (273)
          8.4
          Excellent
          Cleanliness8.7
          Facilities8.0
          Location7.8
          Room comfort and quality9.1
          Service8.7
          Value for money8.2
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          4.4
          Kirushanthy from Sri Lanka
          Group
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 1 night in January 2018
          The phone kept ringing with no answer”
          We had issue Varifying my credit card online with Agoda since it was per-selecting USA and kept asking for Zip Code and I'm from Canada. So i tried to call the property to inform that we are coming and i had made a reservation with agoda in the mean time i email agoda the documents they requested. The property never answered any of my calls ( i called more than 20 times in a 4 hour period). We finally got to the property around 11:00 am and it was closed. We tried to call another number found outside on their advertisement sign and still no answer. We eventually got their attention by honking and knocking on the gate ( we didnt want to do this at first being mindful of other guest). When we went inside the manager at the property said we didn't have any booking even after i showed my emails was not accommodatin at all. He then advised me that he cannot honor the agoda rate but if i like he can offer me a room for 5000 LKR rupee on top of the agooda rate. was an awful experience.
          Reviewed February 16, 2018
          2.8
          Sujit from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
          Acceptable”
          Very poor with attitude of the staffs and food. I do not recommend any one to use the villa
          Reviewed February 09, 2018
          9.6
          Samrat from India
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
          Loved it. Awesome property and amazing staff”
          Absolutely loved this property with 9 rooms, which allows for personalized attention to all guest needs. 1. Food has limited options (understandable due to the limited number of rooms served), but what ever was listed on the menu was really good for the food which we ordered. 2. Nice decor, very neat, spacious rooms and the stream running by the balcony was an added advantage (Stayed in room 108) 3. Amazing staff (from the reception desk, chef, waiter, room service etc). Personalized service to cater to all your needs 4. We requested for some customized food for our 2 year old which was prepared at no extra cost. 5. provided us with a delicious cake for our 5th anniversary (good surprise when we entered the room after a tiring day). Thanks to the team in Arika Villa 6. Small pool in the centre, surrounded by rooms adds to the ambience. Impressed with the way property is maintained & the always smiling supportive staff which adds to the overall experience. Definitely recommended.
          Reviewed February 04, 2018
          9.6
          Ross from Canada
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 5 nights in January 2018
          Friendly and Professional”
          Arika Villa is an excellent Sri Lankan boutique hotel that goes the extra miles for service and friendliness. Nishandra, the manager, was most welcoming and helpful throughout our 5 night stay. Never pushy, always respectful, and fully knowledgeable of the area, he accommodated all of our needs and made sure that we were well cared for. Highly recommended.
          Reviewed January 14, 2018
          6.4
          Suranga from Sri Lanka
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017
          Good place to relax!”
          We were there for only one night (christmas eve 2017) . Kids enjoyed the pool (should have been cleaned though) and then straight to the dinner. Dinner was full course and we enjoyed the change! Restaurant team was so careful on serving all the guests making them feel special. There is no buffet but the dinner was good. The washrooms are huge and there were mosquitos (which the I hate the most but unfortunately an unavoidable in the countries this part of the world) and the wash basing was an issue since it spared water all over. We had a quite night sleep. "Kiribath" (Kiribath is a traditional Sri Lankan dish made from rice. The word is a compound with a transparent meaning in the Sinhala language, where kiri means "milk" and bath means "rice". Kiribath can be considered a form of rice pudding) at Arika is the most tastiest one that I ever had! Overall good experience and nothing to complain.
          Reviewed December 26, 2017
          10.0
          Jinjuta from Thailand
          Group
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 1 night in September 2017
          A small cozy boutique hotel for nature lovers!”
          Im so glad i have found this hotel. Small hotel, friendly staff, a welcome drink made of amabrella fruit from their own garden, a stream that runs next to your room. Cannot find more beautiful natural surroundings to spend a night and wake up to the chirping of birds, the sound of running stream, the clean fresh air and the gentle smiles of Sri Lankan people! Oh and we had seafood for dinner at the hotel, it was superb!
          Reviewed September 17, 2017
          9.2
          Sherryl from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 6 nights in February 2017
          Book it”
          If you're looking for a quiet hotel off the beaten track stay at Arika Villa. We stayed 6 nights. The hotel is staffed by warm professionals who are dignified and take pride in their work. Food is plentiful, elegantly served and tasty. Rooms a e spacious, with wifi and television. There's a pool, but we didn't swim. Try to book a room facing the back of the hotel so you can watch wild monkeys cavorting in the trees.
          Reviewed February 18, 2017
          10.0
          gemma from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
          Incredible!”
          Incredible architecture and the food was amazing! Recommend half board as the meals were a highlight!
          Reviewed February 03, 2017
          7.6
          An-tje from Germany
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
          2 nights”
          It was a very nice stay. Probably 10 min drive to dambulla, so not in city
          Reviewed January 12, 2017
          4.0
          Zai from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016
          Horrible experience of having a bat flying in the room.”
          The facilities there are OK, better than other hotels in the area. They has a dinner set, a bit expensive, but the taste is good. The most terrible experience with this hotel is we found a bat flying in our room, and we called their staff 4 times, they were very perfunctory. The first time we found it was in the evening when we were ready to take a shower, the staff came and turned off the lights and open the door for only 10 seconds, and opened the lights, the bat wasn't flying, and they said it flied out. And the staff said don't worry they don't bite. However, I googled and knowing some bats bite and carry rabies virus or other serious virus, such as SARS and etc. When we went back to sleep, around 2 clock in the morning, the bat flied out again. We called the staff, it took very long time for them to come, and they used the same method, and told us the bat is gone . We went to sleep again, around 30 mintues, the bat flied out again. We called the staff to come, they opened every window and turn on the lights, I think this way will only attract more bats to fly towards the light, and get into our room. Then they suggested to change a room for us. So we went to the other room. In the morning, we went back to our room to shower and packing, the bat was still flying, and finally, the manager and another staff used a net pocket captured the bat and took it outside the room. It's a horrible night and I got a strange bruising mark on my neck after the night, it dosn't look like a bat bite mark, but until now it's already 13 days, and the mark is still there. According to the environment, I think its a mendtory for a hotel knowing how to expulse rats, bats or snak away if there are a great chance for these animals to get into the room, and do this procedure before their costumer arrived at the hotel.
          Reviewed January 03, 2017
          9.2
          Kim from Australia
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
          Lovely Villa, good value, friendly staff”
          Pros- Extremely friendly staff, very big rooms and lovely peaceful location. The food is excellent. Cons- Very poor water pressure in bathroom. Pool water stings eyes, although still very refreshing. Fairy long Tuk Tuk ride into town. Overall negatives minor and far out weighed by the wonderful staff, beautiful rooms and tranquil setting.
          Reviewed September 29, 2016
          9.2
          RAJIVAN from Malaysia
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
          Nice”
          Very friendly staff's.. Nice and big rooms n bathroom
          Reviewed September 07, 2016
          10.0
          Madeleine from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
          Best stay in Sri Lanka”
          Loved EVERYTHING about this place. Didn't want to leave. We also ate out one night at a local place called Sakura which we would recommend
          Reviewed September 01, 2016
          6.8
          Elena from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
          Could be better”
          Arika villa is a 45 minute drive from The Lion Rock in Sigiriya. Our room at Arika villa was very big with an equally large bathroom. The water pressure in the shower was good but we could hear the water pump very loudly in our room. The airconditioning unit in our room was also quite loud. The lighting at night both in our room and in the dining room was a bit dim. The food was good but nothing special. The pool is nice and clean. The service was very good and the people there were very pleasant and seemed happy to serve us. Overall we thought the price did not reflect the quality. With a few small changes Arika villa could become much better.
          Reviewed August 18, 2016
          10.0
          SHEN from China
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
          night here is silent”
          good place to stay, fresh air, friendly people. feeling the smile everywhere.
          Reviewed August 15, 2016
          6.8
          akshay from India
          Group
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016
          Good place”
          Place is good & peaceful
          Reviewed July 30, 2016
          6.8
          kelly from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
          No hot water ”
          Friendly staff ... But no hot water for shower
          Reviewed June 25, 2016
          8.4
          Mark from United States
          Group
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 1 night in June 2016
          We had a great stay”
          We stayed just one night and arrived late in the day. We opted to try their set price dinner, which was very good and had ample portions. The staff was all very helpful and courteous. The facilities are undergoing some renovations but we never were affected by noise, dust or the workers. The rooms were spacious and very nicely laid out. The pool was beautiful and the lawns were well maintained. Our room needed a thorough dusting and a wet mopping as there was a layer of dust on the floor and even the bedding. Additionally, the shower head had major water staining. I would suggest that management invests in new sheets as both parties we were with complained the sheets were thread bare. Overall, a very nice hotel for the money and with a few minor tweaks it would be excellent. I would stay here again.
          Reviewed June 22, 2016
          6.8
          Ka from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 1 night in June 2016
          Eco friendly lodge with big room”
          Room and bathroom are spacious with high ceiling. Arika is most suitable for travellers who like nature and do expect to see little creatures like frog or little lizards. Food is so-so... Recommend to order in advance as cooking time can be long.
          Reviewed June 07, 2016
          10.0
          Delfim from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Double
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
          Peaceful serene hotel”
          Gorgeous hotel so peaceful, away from the busy town. I had a great view from my room. The breakfast was delicious. Just beautiful and peaceful
          Reviewed April 12, 2016
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