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11 Milepost, Nilaveli, 31010 Nilaveli, Sri Lanka – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Pool Table, Ping-Pong, Darts, Diving, Snorkeling, Fitness Center, Private Beach Area
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar
WiFi is available in the business center and costs USD 5 per hour.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
Room Service, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Paid WiFi, Safe
From 12:00 PM
Until 1:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged USD 30 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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|Situated close to the shores, Bella Nilaveli Beach offers peaceful and comfy accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property.||
Nilaveli Beach Resort is set on the bronzed sands of Nilaveli Beach. This tranquil resort welcomes guests with a private beach area, cosy guestrooms and free internet access at all public areas.
Score from 122 reviews Wonderful
Nestled within lush green gardens, Anilana Nilaveli features a large outdoor pool with sun terrace, a 24-hour front desk and tranquil rooms with a private terrace/balcony.
Score from 121 reviews Excellent
Anantamaa Hotel is tucked away in Trincomalee just steps away from the beach. Enjoy soothing spa treatments at the wellness centre or spend a quiet afternoon relaxing by the outdoor pool.
Score from 5 reviews Very good
Management need to treat their staff better. (If you are mean and miserable with your staff, it will reflect in them - and it did) We felt sorry for the well meaning staff who worked hard.
Good rooms and facilities. Clean and light filled rooms. Quiet and relaxing get away with good beach and no touts.
We had to take a boat to the pigeon Island The staff didn't know the correct price to pay for the boat
The spa only had a male masseuse, I would prefer a female for a full massage so I only used the spa for a foot massage.
Gorgeous location. A great place to relax by the sea or next to the pool. Nothing was too much trouble for the new manager of this hotel. He arranged transport to our next destination, a tuktuk to take us around Trincomalee and offered to have the chef prepare food for us that wasn't on the menu. The food was all very fresh and the local staff attempted a lot of european dishes to cater for the variety of nationalities staying. I would have been very happy with Sri Lankan cuisine as it was all delicious and very well done.
Great view from our room, very polite and useful staff, tasty breakfast. Ideally for 3-4 days on the beach!
We got a great deal through booking.com and the duty manager Sheran looked after us well. The hotel was quiet, peaceful and whilst the sea was rough at the time, we had a relaxing stay and unwound by the pool and on the beach.
No, it was just perfect!
Excellent fresh cooking in a nice dining room. The location : very quiet and the clean beach around! The staff was very friendly and always keep attention to the guests.
The wifi never really works
The hotel is very far away from the city. However, if you want to find a place that can relieve you from the busy and noisy urban life, this would be a wonderful place to go. The beach here is very beautiful and the pigeon island national park is very worth going. The food is okay, and you basically can only dine at the hotel cafeteria because that's the only restaurant nearby!!!
There was nothing to comment.
This hotel was very close to the beach and other attractions, staff an d meals very good. Will recommend this hotel to other friends.
We booked 4 rooms , requested that 1 be made a single but the rate remained unchanged which we feel was unfair.
Staff is excellent n the Food brilliant!
Buffet overpriced and quality average. Meals area was flooded due to rain from open courtyard, apparently happens when there is heavy rain.
Rooms clean. Nice location.
The weather is clearly outside the control of the hotel. Whilst it is sunny then the pool and beach are great. In wet weather, as in most beach resorts, options are limited and this may be an issue for families with small children. For us as more mature travellers it wasn't an issue.
Great place just to relax. Everyone associated with the hotel was really helpful and friendly. Location was right on the beach. Sea far safer for swimming than many resorts on SW coast of the island. Food was first class and plenty of choice. Access by 3 wheeler into Trincomalee was straight forward. Improved road links with Dambulla and Kandy now make this NE coast far more accessible.
There is nothing near the hotel. We expected that Nilaveli would be a smaal town with some bars and restaurants but that is not the case. Ideal if you want to relax and want to enjoy miles of undiscoverd beaches with no tourism
the perfect place to lay down and relax. The restaurant serves excellent seafood and Patrick tha manager is very friendly and helpful
traffic inconvenience.Flies around canteen.
Staff are nice here and have good service.Good environment.
There is scope for improvement in the food. Breakfast was standard both days. There was no full size mirror in the room, only a small one in the toilet
Staff was courteous and pleasant. Ambience was good.
Booked this hotel as there wasnt big selection of accommodation in this area. Thought it was pricey and wasnt really impressed by photos (mostly gym and corny photos of weddings:). But this hotel is amazing! How come it doesnt have better review score?!! Rooms are spacious and comfy, staff is smiley, lovely and helpful, food is fantastic (best grilled prawns EVER), breakfast bufet is hugh, sea and beach is one of the nicest I have seen and EMPTY (no hotels around), swimming pool (which I didnt even noticed when looking at photos) beautiful, whole hotel is very clean. There are cute squirels running around the hotel area:). 4 days of our stay there were only few guests and no kids - felt extremely relaxed, beautiful atmosphere.
Our stay was amazing and we were upgraded when we arrived. The manager was great helping us with getting around and also making esquires for us for travelling to the other side of the country. Beautiful place
Bad service on the beach and facilities inadequate, E.G.: 9 sunshade parasol for 35 rooms. Restaurant service not in line with the price. Wi Fi practically not effective.
Nice and expensive (for the Sri Lanka's standard) hotel. Very nice restaurant, good and rich food. Big room with a lot of space in the bathroom but not in line with the price. Nice massage treatment. Quite place and good sleep.
The hotel is very expensive for what it is, and absolutely out of market taking into account Sri Lankan prices. The buffet is expensive as well and you dont't have any other option to eat because the hotel is far (very far) from any town.
Good location to take a relaxing stop in a Sri Lanka country tour. Clean, good quality buffet and western style facilities. Pigeon Island boats are at 10 minutes walking.
- Overpriced restaurant which tries to be a bit too pretentious - Staff are inattentive to some aspects (we had to ask twice to get more toilet paper when it ran out and housekeeping didn't replace it)
- Beautiful location + beach - Well equipped, well maintained rooms - Relaxing place to stay
We paied with credit card and they charged the cost of our stay directly in eur appling a disadvantageous convertion rate, pay attention. If possible, avoid Room 303.
Position, in front of the Nilaveli beach with direct access to the sea and private umbrella and seats. Kindness of all the staff (they're a lot but all with the smile in their face and ready to help you). Quality of food (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Nice garden with swimming pool. Big room well equipped. Accommodation available for the drivers. Sea activities available on the beach.
the septic tank is placed between hotel and beach. So the stench of the wastwater treatment is felt on the beach, since the wind blows in summer from the landside. Since the hotel was built on a narrow strip of land, a better solution seems difficult.
good food, good staff, facilities of water sport.
Excellent location which gives you a feeling of exclusivity. Only a few people on the beautiful beach. Excellent service and tasty buffet/breakfast
it was just AMAZING to stay at Pigeon Island. people were so kind to help any time you need. even the owner kept in touch. also want to higlight the restaurant in hotel, cuisine is great, thanx to chef. prices were so value for money. the hotel has the direct way to beach. so i really think it is diamond of nilaveli beach. go go go!
Beautiful setting for a hotel in a beautiful setting. Would recommend upgrading to suite if available, which gives you a balcony and views of garden or sea, but not essential.Great food, great staff, great place.
one of the managers is clearly there for business and he'll try to sell you days out and activities a little too often. not enough cushions for the sun chairs on the beach sitting on wood is a little hard!
great location with a beautiful view on pigeon island. beach is everything you'd expect from a tropical island and the hotel is right on it. The boat staff they use to take you snorkeling on the island is extremely nice and actually they'd tell you not to go to pigeon but to another one further away. now the hotel does not arrange for that other one that's why they don't tell you about it. so if you have a chance speak with the boat driver (you'll see him on the beach by the hotel) Staff was nice, seafood was incredible! room clean and comfi. hotel is a little isolated which for us worked fine as you can take a touk-touk everywhere for very cheap but some people might find it a bit secluded
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