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Exceptional location - 60 meters to the beach
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Nilaveli Beach Resort

"whatever season you decide to travel I would recommend this hotel."

stephen - January 25, 2019

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Nilaveli Beach Resort

Km. 19, Nilaveli Beach Front, Nilaveli Beach front, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Tel (94) 777 951871 - See map
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What guests are saying:Read all 216 reviews
Exceptional cleanliness
9.4 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.2 rating for service
Exceptional comfort
9.1 room quality and comfort
Excellent facilities on premise
8.5 facilities on premise

The last two nights just one other family was there, so most of the time we got to enjoy a super private resort.

Triin | July 7, 2019

Staff (surprisingly, all male) were attentive and the chef was happy to accommodate my dietary requirements.

Paul | June 18, 2018

The staff is very efficient and they answered all our request I definitely recommend this place

Fairouz | December 31, 2018

The resort itself is lovely, with a huge private beach and a warm and clean sandy sea.

Triin | July 7, 2019

The rooms are well appointed and clean with a balcony leading right onto the sand.

Paul | June 18, 2018

Neat little touches made the whole experience extraordinary for a 3 star hotel.

Roy | November 25, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • 60 meters to the beach

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Blackout curtains

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center20 km
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Nilaveli Beach Resort

9.1
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King Room with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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    What people love about Nilaveli Beach Resort

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "A nice break from the constant travel and sight seeing."

      Paul

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      June 18, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "The room was supper clean and stylish."

      Roy

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      November 25, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The seafood served was very fresh."

      Triin

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      July 7, 2019

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    Overall rating:
    8.9
    Excellent
    216 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.4
    Facilities
    8.5
    Location
    9.1
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    We had all our dinners on the beach, it was a great experien...
    Triin from Thailand
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    More about Nilaveli Beach Resort

    Ideal for fun and relaxation, Nilaveli Beach Resort is located in the Nilaveli Beach front area of Trincomalee. 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.

    The facilities and services provided by Nilaveli Beach Resort ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, portable wi-fi rental, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.

    8 rooms spread over 1 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service, desk, mini bar can be found in selected rooms. The hotel's diving, fishing, garden, water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized) are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Nilaveli Beach Resort.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining
    4 mentions
    Beach
    4 mentions
    Breakfast
    1 mention
    Swimming Pool
    1 mention

    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The hotel was beautiful, staff perfect and food excellent."

    stephen

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    January 25, 2019

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Rainbow Lounge
    Cuisine:American, Asian, International
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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    Reviews of Nilaveli Beach Resort from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.9
    Excellent
    From 216 reviews
    9.3Cleanliness
    9.2Room comfort and quality
    9.2Service
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    Room comfort and quality9.1
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.3
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Fairouz from India
    Family with young children
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

    Lovely stay”

    We stayed at Nilaveli Beach Resort 5 nights. It was perfect : The deluxe room was very nice, well decorated and the bathroom amazing Everything was very clean and the cleaning staff very efficient when you ask something Breakfast is delicious fresh fruits/small croissants/cake/omelette... The beach is just front of the hotel and you can swim then enjoy the Transat. The beach is very long and you can walk for a morning or evening walk, very pleasant...And you can see the fisherman every morning fishing and pulling their nets. The staff is very efficient and they answered all our request I definitely recommend this place

    Reviewed December 31, 2018
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Oliver from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 8 nights in May 2015

    Phenomenal ”

    Location, accommodation, diving on pigeon island

    A perfect location to relax and unwind, friendly staff and beautiful accommodation serviced daily. Although it was rainy season the weather was stunning (mid 30s each day). Location is around a 20 minute drive in a Tuc Tuc to Trincolamlee which is worth exploring. Snorkeling tour to pigeon island was fantastic however other guests were not happy with snorkel quality (some were apparently broken) we read other reviews before leaving and purchased new snorkels which is a good idea. If you are heading to Nilaveli from Colombo its worth flying, we drove and it was a long journey (6hrs or so), we did however make 2 stops on the way to ride elephants and also take a tour of a local spice museum. All in all a lovely location. Also pick up snacks etc from Trincomalee as there is not a shop close by, there are however road shacks and stalls on route.

    Reviewed June 01, 2015
    8.4
    Excellent
    Emma from United Kingdom
    Group
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Beautiful .. but quiet”

    The rooms, beach and sun loungers at Nilaveli are picture perfect .. but "resort" is slightly misleading. It's very small, with not many rooms and the only facility is a single restaurant. If you want to chill out this is perfect - but two days was enough for me. Everything we had from the dinner menu was wonderful - but breakfast wasn't great. The eggs are cooked in some horrid type of fat - possibly palm oil.

    Reviewed October 19, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Clayton from Australia
    Couple
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    A Little Bit of Paradise”

    Nivali Beach Resort was a beautiful place to stay, kicking back on a deck chair and unwind at the conclusion of our Sri Lankan adventure. We loved the fact fishermen were active in front of the hotel and we could swim. The rooms were beautiful and food at restaurant amazing! We cannot fault the service. What could improve is a better internet coverage- they have dialog in each room, but it kept needing to be recharged. Air-conditioning is quite loud- fan has three settings, but they are all the same. We think perhaps units are too large for room. Possibly a swimming pool to lift it to a five star rating and a liquor licence. We very much enjoyed our stay at Nivali Beach resort and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to others.

    Reviewed April 03, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Triin from Thailand
    Couple
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

    Exceptional”

    When we arrived at NBR we realised we were the only two people there. Everyone else has cancelled due to the what happened at Easter. The last two nights just one other family was there, so most of the time we got to enjoy a super private resort. The resort itself is lovely, with a huge private beach and a warm and clean sandy sea. The restoran served delicious meals, they also had wine and beer, but no cocktails, although that was not a problem for us. The seafood served was very fresh. We had all our dinners on the beach, it was a great experience. Our room was comfortable, the bathroom huge with a great shower. We slept incredibly well. The staff were great, always smiling and helpful, it was just a bit sad to see the whole place so empty, but it seemed to be slowly bouncing back. We also visited another resort for dinner nearby, but they lacked the atmosphere of NBR, and were much more commercial.

    Reviewed July 07, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Nazish from Pakistan
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Wonderful Stay in Nilaveli Beach Resort”

    Me and my wife stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed a lot in Maldivian like resort. Its a very good start for tourism lover. Beach is also good and resort almost in front of Pigeon Island for snorkeling activities. Food quality is also good. Room services are efficient. Few suggestions I would like to present. 1. They must construct pool in front of seaside 2. Buffet breakfast must be served on daily basis. 3. Some indoor sports activities like table tennis, snooker/pool, Chess must be arranged in order to cater night time. 4. Volley / Foot ball must be arranged for outdoor sports activities.

    Reviewed February 16, 2016
    5.2
    Brian from Australia
    Couple
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Very disappointed”

    My wife and I arrived at Nilaveli Beach resort at about 4pm all excited for a 2 night stay. We even more excited when we saw how beautiful it looked. To our disappointment we were told that we were double booked and there was nothing else they could do but upgrade us to another hotel. Reluctantly we agreed to have a look at this other hotel that was on offer but to our disappointment it didn't even get close to comparison. They young boy Sen who took us to show us the option and his manager didn't really care and just said that's all they had to offer. We eventually found another place but nothing to the comparison that we booked. The hotel we stayed at was very nice and so was there staff. We were also told by the hotel staff that they heard of this happening at Nilaveli Resort often.

    Reviewed April 26, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    steve from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

    Great place to chill”

    Excellent place for a few days. Probably better suited to couples than solo travellers. Superb rooms, though not much to do at night. Huge stretch of unspoiled beach front. I guess this is part of nilavali's attraction as it won't stay that way for long.

    Reviewed April 09, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Paul from Australia
    Couple
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

    Sit back and relax”

    This resort is so quiet and small. Only about 20 rooms and a deck chair for everyone overlooking a calm, safe beach. Not much to do outside the gates so bring a book (Internet not the best). The rooms are well appointed and clean with a balcony leading right onto the sand. Staff (surprisingly, all male) were attentive and the chef was happy to accommodate my dietary requirements. There is no pool but when the sea is so calm, warm and safe it would seem superfluous. A nice break from the constant travel and sight seeing.

    Reviewed June 18, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    stephen from Norway
    Couple
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

    The hotel was beautiful, staff perfect”

    The hotel was beautiful, staff perfect and food excellent. It is at the far end of the beach, but everything is easily reachable with tuk-tuk. Because of the seasons in Sri Lanka, be aware of the time of year when booking. If you like a quiet and relaxing time the winter months are good, if it is a more active time then the summer season is perfect. But whatever season you decide to travel I would recommend this hotel.

    Reviewed January 25, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Daniel from Germany
    Couple
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Stunning location and tranquil resort ambience”

    From The moment we were greeted with the custom Sri Lankan overflowing friendliness we felt right at home in this beautiful paradise like resort. The rooms are spacious and clean, the restaurant food is delicious. Stick to the Sri Lankan loca spacialties though, I have yet to find someone in Sri Lanka who can cook a decent steak. They arranged a trip to Pigeon island for us which is straight across and only a 5 minute boat ride away. The wifi in the room is super slow and basically non-existent, much better in the reception area. But then, what do you need wifi for in paradise?

    Reviewed September 13, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Carlos from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

    A real gem”

    A small resort hotel in a lovely location. The accommodation is excellent. Very good food, sufficient variety, good value. Swimming good and fabulous snorkelling nearby. Highly recommended for a peaceful and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed February 13, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    marjan from Netherlands
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Beautiful stay at the beach”

    I loved this place. We had a lovely and fantastic stay. Only the restarant could be better at night. We had the fish plate and for a location right on the beach I expected more.

    Reviewed January 27, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Denise from Switzerland
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

    Couple on holiday”

    Very nice place with excellent food. Good place to relax. Beach is very clean in front of the hotel, unfortunately not when you go further down. Very helpful and friendly stuff.

    Reviewed March 01, 2016
    7.7
    Very good
    Novarro from Australia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

    Beautiful Resort, needs improvement in services”

    Location, cleanliness & friendly staff

    Thoroughly enjoyed the location and the setting of the resort. Water was cold in the mornings due to Solar Heating not functioning combined with poor weather. Perhaps, an additional off-peak hot water system may improve and provide guests, particularly overseas tourists with warm showers. NO DRIVER QUARTERS in this resort, and our driver was given an another hotel down the road 3.5 km away and we were asked to pay for driver's accommodation and meals. On written request to owner, Driver's accommodation costs, excluding meal costs were refunded. This should not be the norm.

    Reviewed November 01, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Young from South Korea
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014

    Overpriced resort with unprofessional staff member”

    The location right in front of the fisherman action, the beach and the wooden bungalow

    Room is very nice all made by wood, and the beach right in front of the hotel shows all the fishermen actions. But staff service level is far behind the standard what you're paying for. The phone in the room didn't function at all which makes it hard for us to contact the staffs for anything, and after informing them nothing was done to fix the matter. Breakfast was so so. One tip, make sure you go to Pigeon Island National Park and swim with the black tip reef sharks. The visibility is quite good and you'll see a lot of marine life!

    Reviewed August 05, 2014
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jacques from Belgium
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

    Noisy Eden”

    It's a real paradise corner, but unfortunatly during our stay it was construction work and garden maintenance, which is alittle bit Noisy. But all is perfect and I can recommand this resort

    Reviewed May 14, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Holly from Australia
    Couple
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

    Gorgeous ”

    We had a wonderful stay in our cute bungalow, away from it all on the semi-private beach. Lovely helpful staff. Only thing missing was cocktails! The food is lovely, the bar only serves beer and wine.

    Reviewed July 09, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Emma from United Kingdom
    Group
    King Room with Ocean View
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Picture perfect”

    The rooms, restaurant, beach and sun loungers were wonderful. It is quite compact, with only one restaurant so it's perfect if you want chill out time.. There may not be enough to keep you occupied for more than a few days, though. Evening meals were top notch. Breakfast not great due to cooking eggs in some hoodie kind of fat - even the poached eggs.

    Reviewed October 17, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Pushkar from India
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Excellent Location, Fantastic Food”

    Location, Food, Service

    Excellent stay. The location is excellent, the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was brilliant. The rooms are alright but are a tad small and could do with a bit more lighting.

    Reviewed January 02, 2015
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