“An amazing villa in an amazing location” we had a fantastic time in Polheena estates - Manju and his team bent over backwards to look after us. the facilities were fantastic - and excellent value. We'll be back soon!
“A wonderful location with a fantastic housekeeper” As a family of 7 we stayed for two weeks in what can only be described as a beautiful house, making the most of the lake views, the forests and animal life. It delivers on everything it advertises.
However, what 'made' the holiday? The housekeeper Sonali. What a fantastic cook, she managed to cater for my 5 difficult-eating kids; as well as my wife and I's appetite for fresh seafood, curry and fruit-filled breakfasts. The taste of the fresh lake crab delivered by the fisherman and cooked by Sonali still lingers. I have also treated my wife to two home-made Sri Lankan curries since we got back (thanks to Sonali's recipes).
She made our stay relaxing, kitchen-free, cared for; and my children all miss her. They would all like to take a 'Sonali' home!
The gardens are beautifully tended by Rajah; he is always ready to take the kids and show them the wildlife (monitor lizards, monkeys, etc.) or help them climb the palms to gather palm nuts.
Sonali's relationships with the tuk-tuks and knowledge of the area was helpful and we always felt reassured that we could rely on her. She delivered on making our holiday as comfortable and restful as we wanted. Whils tthe house was stunning in every way.
It is great as a family retreat which gets you away from the busy hotels on the beaches; or a group of couples that want to party in private; or just a couple that want to be looked after and treated to fantastic food in a quiet luxurious setting.
“a Wonderfull relaxing location” we stayed at the villa for 2 nights and had a Wonderfull time. the place was exactly what we needed to relax after touring sri lanka for 4 days. the villa is well maintained, we faced no issues with bugs or mosquitos. the surrounding land within the property and outside has a great landscape and the pool area is the best relaxing spot for early morning coffee and breakfast. the staff is extremely helpful especially the chef Asila who had assisted us throughout the stay. the owner is extremely helpful and available to reply at any time regardless of the time difference.
the place is located off of the main road and inland. nonetheless, it is easy to get to by tuktuk and wont cost much for transport from any spot in hikkaduwa.
i would stay in this villa again and i highly recommended.