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Reviewed April 2, 2017

We really liked this Villa. Clean and tidy, very attentive staff, great pool, very very easy to do nothing. In fact miles of beach are just a few steps across the local train track. It might seem odd to have the train run at the end of the garden but it was not frequent and we gazed at them and they gazed at us and it was delightful.

Room Tip: All the rooms face on to the garden so no advice.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NickRyley
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Hasitha K, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you so much for the review! It is so good to know that you have had such a great stay!We hope you will come back soon!

Thanks & warmest regards
Hasitha & Club Villa Team

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Reviewed March 24, 2017

This might sound harsh (especially to the helpful rank and file staff) but it has to be said because Club Villa is grossly over-priced, over-rated and over the hill. It is lacking in the ambience so many come for, hoping to find it in a much touted Bawa-designed resort.

How so? 1. My wife was put off by cleaning rags hanging over a large urn at the entrance when we arrived. I thought it was the manager's underwear. 2. A cockroach shared the room with us. 3. Dented, rusty lampshades more at home in a junkyard, among other dated relics that tried to pass off for room furnishings. 3. An inhospitable manager - business-like, unfriendly and more keen to sell us tours. 4. A rundown toilet I wouldn't expect even in a 2-star hotel - think garish white lights, old vanity tops, peeling paint, chipped off cement.

The whole place has age and neglect written all over it. Shame on the owners who have not invested in its upkeep. And shame to other guests who pay so much and gush over how good it is. I'll concede on one point - the grounds, the lawn, trees and pool area are nice. That's it.

There is no sense of hospitality here. For the same money (or a little more), you are way, way better off in a few other places in the same vicinity. (I can think of at least 2.) Don't be fooled by the pictures. The close-ups will show up a very tired, old place.

I am writing this fresh from my experience - just checked out yesterday.

Room Tip: Don't come!! They need to get their act together. Such as, close down for a major revamp.
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Khee-Jin N
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is a great place...a real oasis of calm and tranquility. Yes there's a train that goes past every now and again but it just adds to the character and I loved them and I'm no trainspotter!! It's tucked away in a quiet spot and can't be seen from the beach.
If you are intereasted in seeing Lunuganga and brief gardens hire a tuk tuk for a few hours. Suggest you see Lunuganga first as it has a guided tour (at specific times) so it gives you and informed insight to the Brief.
Keep an eye on trip advisor in case the new owners change the character.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lillybrai
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Hasitha K, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2017

Dear Reviewer,

We thank the reviewer for their recent stay at Club Villa .We would like to inform the reviewer that we will be planing to do all the necessary upgrades with new management with out change the heritage. We hope you’ll be back soon for another relaxing getaway!

Thanks & warmest regards
Hasitha & Club Villa Team

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

We stayed 3 nights here at the end of our Sri Lanka holiday. We were lucky to be upgraged to the club suite which is a lovely room with amazing hot tub, bathroom and seperate sitting room.
The service throughout the hotel was superb, and on the day of departure the hotel were kind enough to lend us another room as we were not departing till 8.30 pm for the airport. I would thoroughly reccomend and hope to return

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank oaklees
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Hasitha K, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2017

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Club Villa. It was a pleasure to take care of you during your stay in Sri Lanka and we hope you will be back soon for another fantastic holiday!

Thanks & warmest regards
Hasitha & Club Villa Team

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

We finished off our tour of Sri Lanka with four nights here and a good choice it was the rooms were large and well kept though the bathroom good do with being modernised
The staff always had a smile on there faces and keen to help in any way Evan down to straightening the towel on your sunned
We were on half board and couldn't fault the the food good choice either western or Sri Lankan for breakfast and a good choice 3-4 coarse evening meal the drinks were also reasonable priced for this standard of hotel
We enjoyed our stay here and if we go back to Sri Lanka would choose club villa again

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Glynnrg18
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Hasitha K, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2017

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for your review on Club Villa. We are so glad that you have enjoyed the food, service and ambiance, it was indeed a pleasure to have you with us.We hope you will be back soon for another relaxing getaway!

Thanks & warmest regards
Hasitha & Club Villa Team

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