We (3 couples around 35 from Spain) travelled to Sri Lanka at the end of November 2015 and booked Shalini Villa for the 5 last days of our trip. From the very first moment we contacted Alison she was more than helpful, providing all kind of details and getting all our questions answered. Even when we already were in the country we kept in touch via Whatsapp and she continued providing answers to all our questions. Having seen lots of hotels and other accommodations during our trip, getting to the Villa was like arriving in paradise.
Every detail, everything you can ask for is provided. The Villa is not as it is shown in the pictures, we think is even better!
Khaminda and Thila were waiting for us when we arrived late in the evening from Yala and showed all around the place and from that moment they were caring all the time to get all our needs covered.
The architecture and decoration of the house is superb, the garden and swimming pool are amazing and every detail is taken care of to the infinite.
For Thila, the cook, we have no words. He went shopping for us and cooked the most delicious meals we have tasted in the island. Even more, we would tell him a time for breakfast, having everything served on the table once we got up from bed.
Khaminda, the master, was all the time around (when needed) providing us with information on the village, tuk tuks etc, and taking care everything was fine.
Should we come back to Unawatuna, we will for sure go back to Shalini.
Even having rated the place as excellent, we can assure its much more than that.
Thanks Alison, Khaminda and Thila, and the kindest regards to you :)