Nisala Arana, Bentota, Sri Lanka





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Published on Jun 25, 2011

Looking for a peaceful, tropical and colonial experience? Nisala Arana spells out this perfect holiday for you. A luxury boutique hotel in Bentota, which is minutes away from the beach and hidden away in spacious tropical gardens. The entire property consists of three units with six beautifully appointed bedroom suites. There is an open pavilion where guests can enjoy delicious cuisine and fine wines. There is a fresh water pool and large yoga inspiring gardens that indeed makes Nisala Arana a favourite among travellers who head towards Bentota.
Nisala Arana Location

Nisala Arana is found in the coastal village of Bentota in the South Western part of Sri Lanka. Bentota which is located about 64 km South of Colombo is only about an hour and a half away. Luxury airport transfers are available while public transport options such as buses and trains run on a daily basis from Colombo Fort which is a major transportation hub. Sea Plane services from the airport to Bentota are also available. The property is set in four and a half acres of beautiful tropical gardens while the beach is only 10 minutes away.
Nisala Arana Accommodation

Accommodation at Nisala Arana consists of three colonial styled luxury villas that are elegantly furnished with stylish antiques with the backdrop being white washed walls and polished cement floors to bring in a prominent contrast.

Doctor's House - Restored to its former glory and charming being, this Dutch Colonial bungalow consists of an open column veranda, a dining area with a central courtyard reflection pond, a living room with ornate arches, white walls, polished floors, library, local artwork, wooden antique furniture and Persian rugs. The master bedroom which overlooks the pool and garden includes a king size four-poster bed an antique almirah, writing desk and chair. The second bed room has twin four-poster beds while both bedrooms also overlook the inner courtyard's lotus pond. The bathroom is done in polished cement and features an open air garden bathroom shower.

Mango Villa - With open views across the garden and the pool, the Mango Villa consists of two elevated suites which are stylishly furnished with twin four-poster beds, almirah, writing desk and day bed. The bathrooms are shaded and feature a half-wall of windows in Sri Lankan trelliswork. For privacy there are white canvas blinds. The broad veranda includes a rare and beautiful antique balustrade while Jaffna temple doors open up to the bedroom suites. The ground floor houses a vintage car collection which also includes an open-top Morris Minor, which can also be used for transport with a driver upon request.

Coconut Wing - This wing is named after a beautiful coconut palm which rises from the veranda which is quite wide and inviting. This colonial structure is styled with very high ceilings, polished cement floors and ceiling fans. The Coconut Wing has two double bedrooms with large canopied queen beds, antique furnishings and opens to a spacious outdoor tropical bathroom.



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