Alankara Villa is a nice little property for one who wishes to relax and unwind away from the city. The property is tastefully done and parking is available for private vehicle. It took us 90 minutes to reach from the airport in evening. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by Bharath (staff) and an old couple. After pleasantries, we checked in. The room was spacious with ample smelly cupboards, however, the air-con struggled to keep up with cooling such a big room. Bed was comfortable but creaked each time I changed position. Bathroom is sufficient in size with bathtub-shower combination, though only one bath and one hand towels were provided. Carry your own toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and hair conditioner. Living/dining area of the villa are unbearably hot during the day, air-cons are only switched on when a guest needs them, and even then they barely keep up. The pool is small, more of a lounge pool than a swim pool, and attracts a number of mosquitoes when one tries to swim in evenings. They do have a pool table and I enjoyed one evening playing pool. :) During my 3 day stay, Bharath was the only staff there managing everything around the property. Very friendly and helpful, excellent attitude, but barely spoke/understood English. The first night we crashed in early and instructed Bharath not to wake us for dinner. Yet he was at out door at 10 pm, apologetic for disturbing, but asking if we wanted dinner. I was served sausages and eggs next day at breakfast in spite of having mentioned my vegetarian preference. The second night we wrote down our order for dinner so that nothing gets mixed up, and yet he got vegetarian noodles with (I think) chicken manchurian. Oh did I mention, they do not allow one to cook or order food, nor do they cook any food in their own kitchen! The villa is quite far from the city and local tuktuks (3 wheelers) are hard to find, especially in evenings. The only option left is asking Bharath to go get food (takes one hour) and the poor man has to go all the way to pick up the food. And yes one ends up paying for his tuktuk ride too. The villa is beautiful, as are the perfectly maintained grounds around it. If they choose to adequately staff the villa and train them, the place could easily become a resting haven for many. Most of my bad experience could have been avoided if the staff knew some English.…
We go (wife and me) there only for 2 days we book the room before one day we go and we said to manager we need to pool and swim only that's the reason only we are going..! We went there and the pool is out of order its very dirty mosquitoes warm and eggs and water were green..room TV not working and WiFi also not working.. Its very bad experience but staff are very helpfull and kind specially BARATH and uncle..they are very good..I don't like manager,he is lair
That was our last destination in Sri Lanka and it was really great stay. A bit far away from the city but the place is very peaceful and calm and definetely much better to be away from the noisy dusty Colombo. The suit was amazing and the balconies were wonderful. The villa has small cosy garden and swimming pool. Strongly recommended and you can find guest book with positive comments in it. Everything is perfectly clean and bed was increadibly soft and WHITE!!))) The breakfast was nicely served. The service is really good, This is the right choise to do if you had a long trip around this beautiful country.
The hotel is beautifully located near the river and apart from the noise and smog of the city center. The rooms are large and the whole hotel is very neat and tidy. The garden and pool is also very well maintained. The interiour is upmarket and very tasteful and the beds are the most comfortable ones I have slept on during my 5 months in Asia. The WiFi is very fast and the Flat Screen has a large range of local and english chanels. The service is exceptional and the food is delicious. Overall, this hotel was by far the best place I have stayed in Sri Lanka! Highly recommended!
Best place in Srilanka for relaxing, need to improve foods , Shafraz and his team are very helpful. I will always recommend my friends to stay in Alankara Villa. It is bit far from Apt but nice and calm area and the rooms are amazing.