Villa Larisa 3*– Reviews

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Rating 7.010
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7.5 Rooms
6.0 Service
7.0 Cleanliness
6.5 Food
6.5 Amenities
The villa is ideal for a relaxing holiday that combines elements of tropical living, impeccable service, and the opportunity to relax on the ocean. Small but very green area. The hotel also offers the possibility of organizing Sri Lankan weddings and romantic dinners with incredible ocean views.More →
аватар MERY2012
 •  traveled 10 years ago
Rating 9.0
We rested nearby in another hotel. But I want to write about Villa Larisa. On the shore near the restaurant "Sasha" (as we called it) we met the owner Sasha and his brother Solomon, later with their mother. To the question how are you? Solomon left the answer. Later we learned that there was a family conflict over ownership. … More ▾ We rested nearby in another hotel. But I want to write about Villa Larisa. On the shore near the restaurant "Sasha" (as we called it) we met the owner Sasha and his brother Solomon, later with their mother. To the question how are you? Solomon left the answer. Later we learned that there was a family conflict over ownership. In the absence of her mother, her daughter Yana (a wonderful and beautiful girl) helps. The villa is beautiful and comfortable. A combination of local color and European charm. The hostess is very friendly, but the problem is in the local staff - they do not always understand what cleanliness is and what is required of them. And the fact that there is khas and garbage around is the local mentality. They hardly notice him. The holiday was wonderful thanks to traveling around the country. To the question I will come again - I will answer NO. It will take time to sort things out a bit. When we return, we all get sick. Be careful with their conditioners!!! ! how crazy everywhere they wind them up and think that we should like it. Of all the restaurants in the area, I want to highlight SASHIN (opposite the villa Larisa by the ocean). He is afraid to offer SPICE (very spicy) food because. many do not eat and demand a refund, but you specify whether you want Sri Lanka style (very spicy - we ate super) or not, he brings spices separately. King prawns in sweet glaze in chili sauce - indescribable! After dinner, he caught up with us on a motorcycle and presented us with a watermelon! Fight for a client! Who wants fresh impressions and feel how time stops - this is Sri Lanka!
аватар Vahrushevayuliy
 •  traveled 10 years ago
Rating 10.0
Since childhood, I dreamed of a wedding on a snow-white ocean coast in an exotic country. I could not imagine that this was even possible. Dreams Come True!! ! My beloved friend Olenka told me about this wonderful hotel "VILLE LARISA" and the fact that wedding ceremonies are held there. We agreed on accommodation and a wedding ceremony at the VILLE LARISA hotel, discussed the main points and our wishes with the charming hostess Larisa via SKYPE. … More ▾ Since childhood, I dreamed of a wedding on a snow-white ocean coast in an exotic country. I could not imagine that this was even possible. Dreams Come True!! ! My beloved friend Olenka told me about this wonderful hotel "VILLE LARISA" and the fact that wedding ceremonies are held there. We agreed on accommodation and a wedding ceremony at the VILLE LARISA hotel, discussed the main points and our wishes with the charming hostess Larisa via SKYPE. By the way, which is important, Larisa is Russian.
We bought airline tickets from EMIRATES and got ready to wait for this beautiful day of our flight to the island of the kingdom of tea and Labradoodles.
On the calendar on December 31, everyone runs around the shops and prepares for the New Year.
And we (my beloved and I) flew out of St. Petersburg in anticipation of the wedding. New Year on the plane met very cheerfully. A lot of young people flew, the guys recorded the chimes in advance and the girls had a Christmas tree-shaped postcard. We had all the attributes of the classic New Year on board the plane. I really liked that I want to constantly meet him just like that. The flight was successful, and now our wonderful Larisa meets us at the airport.
"VILLE LARISA" is a hotel in which the love of Larisa and her sweetest daughter Yana is invested in every stone. There are no duplicate numbers, all numbers are exclusive. Very beautiful. We had a room with sugar wood furniture with amazing Candian paintings. Very well maintained garden with swimming pool. I have never lived so close to the ocean, at night you can hear the sound of the waves. So romantic. Got up in the morning, 20 seconds and you're in the ocean. I have never seen such unique waves anywhere else (although I travel quite a lot). Our whole hotel just did not get out of the water all day, we all rode the waves - just lovely.
Larisa took us on excursions: to Kandy, Negombo, Galle Fort. These are unforgettable places, once again confirming that Sri Lanka is an unusual and unforgettable country. Unfortunately, due to lack of time, we did not visit many more interesting places: Sigiriya, Yala National Park, Adam's Peak. I advise tourists who are going to fly to Sri Lanka to take at least 3 weeks to capture all the beauty.
The wedding was on the 5th day of our stay in Sri Lanka, the whole ceremony took place at the hotel, where a representative of the municipality arrived. The ceremony itself was unforgettable, it is very difficult to describe and convey in words all the beauty. The groom was led by Kandyan dancers in red and white costumes with numerous bracelets on their legs and arms. They performed beautiful national dances accompanied by the sounds of drums. An inseparable part of the ceremony is the blessing of Buddhist monks, who recited mantras and knitted a rope around their wrists. Young girls sang, the host of the ceremony played the violin. They lit a tree of happiness and home comfort. Special thanks to Solomon (our best man) cut the coconut the first time, which means that the newlyweds will have a happy life. Then the official representative of the municipality registered our union. A wagon was already waiting for us below, for a trip through the streets of the fishing village of Maravilla, accompanied by Candian dancers, explosions of firecrackers to the ocean shore. In the evening, we had a delicious festive dinner with delicious seafood.
Thanks for the hospitality to Larisa, Yana and Solomon. We will definitely come to you to celebrate our anniversary!
аватар family_w_chield
We want to immediately apologize to those who wrote positive reviews earlier, and those who were satisfied with this hotel! We never thought that we would fall into the category of people who only do what they grumble about shortcomings! We must have been VERY unlucky, because during our stay, the owner of the hotel, Larisa, was away, so we encountered some problems. … More ▾ We want to immediately apologize to those who wrote positive reviews earlier, and those who were satisfied with this hotel! We never thought that we would fall into the category of people who only do what they grumble about shortcomings! We must have been VERY unlucky, because during our stay, the owner of the hotel, Larisa, was away, so we encountered some problems. . .
Pros:
- the hotel is located in a VERY picturesque and not inhabited by tourists place, a great opportunity to get acquainted with the real life of a fishing village (what are the farewells, meetings of fishermen and counting the catch "the whole street"!!! )!
- the locals are incredibly friendly, sociable and, surprisingly, not intrusive;
- the territory of the hotel is small, neat and well-groomed (the photos of the hotel on the site really correspond to reality, only now the hotel has become greener and more comfortable);
- the rooms are cozy;
- the ocean, even stormy, brings pleasant surprises (for example, a turtle or "unidentified objects" - see photo);
- sand on the beach in the form of "streaks" of three colors: red, black and yellow! By the way, all these are rare earth elements that are part of minerals: zircon, rutile, monazite, ilmenite, and also granite!
- incredibly beautiful sunsets!!!
And now, unfortunately, for the cons:
- first of all, the inappropriate behavior of the manager (Solomon): it was somewhat unexpected to hear, in response to a request to repair a leaking shower, a recommendation to move to another hotel if something does not suit us (by the way, the inspector from Coral was a witness to the conflict). We admit that on the eve of "strongly strained" the hotel staff with a request to rearrange the child's bed from the air conditioner blowing on it!
- food. . . what was served for breakfast and dinner can hardly be called restaurant food! Occasionally, Solomon's mother saved the situation - in this case, vacationers received dishes of good national cuisine;
- and one more thing, the beach: they were very surprised why there are no photos of the beach on the sites... Now, we hope there will be... By the way, from the hotel to the beach, indeed, 100-150 meters. Only first you need to cross the road (I wonder why the site says that the hotel is located on the first line?! ), and then make your way between the fence and a half-abandoned store (see the exit to the beach against the sunset in the photo). The beach itself fits well between two garbage cans and perfectly combines 3 umbrellas and 2 collapsing trestle beds. . .
This, in fact, ends the negative impressions! We tried to run into the manager as little as possible (as, admittedly, he did with us), walked a lot, met the locals, admired the sunsets... In general, we tried to get the most pleasure, which we managed, especially considering the first part of our holiday: a seven-day tour across the country (remained fabulously satisfied and highly recommended)!
Just before leaving, Solomon even helped us with the purchase of local fruits (because of the holiday, we couldn’t buy everything that we planned for hotels)... So, one cannot say that everything was terrible, but the sediment was not good (to put it mildly! ) Remained. . .
This hotel is best suited, in our opinion, for people who face language problems and / or like to make new friends on vacation and spend time in close company of vacationers...


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The villa is ideal for a relaxing holiday that combines elements of tropical living, impeccable service, and the opportunity to relax on the ocean. Small but very green area. The hotel also offers the possibility of organizing Sri Lankan weddings and romantic dinners with incredible ocean views.

Location The hotel is located in Marawila, 35 km. from Colombo International Airport, 40 meters from the Indian Ocean.
Description of the beach The beach is located 40 meters from the hotel.
In a hotel
  • restaurant
  • cafe/bar
  • open pool
Entertainment and sports Ayurveda Center.
Description of rooms

The hotel has 6 rooms.

  • bath / shower
  • hair dryer
  • air conditioner
  • cable/satellite TV
  • balcony/terrace (not in all rooms)
The address Sri Lanka, Marawila
FAQ
Какой пляж у отеля?
Рядом с отелем находится городской песчаный пляж.
Какие развлечения есть в отеле?
Для ценителей тишины и релакса есть Спа или велнес-центр. В отеле присутствует организация экскурсий, упрощает выбор и дает советы специалист по туризму. Служба организации торжеств поможет изысканно отпраздновать годовщину свадьбы, день рождение или любой другой праздник.