Anilana, Nilaveli Sri Lanka, East Coast
Anilana Nilaveli offers a contemporary style in a good location on Nilaveli Beach just north of Trincomalee.
Nilaveli is a great base for enjoying the beach, sailing trips, diving, snorkelling and whale watching in Trincomalee Bay, as well as local excursions to places like the hot springs and the various temples locally. There is plenty of scenic natural surroundings for exploring inland too. Downtime at the hotel is all about the lovely pool and beach frontage, the rejuvenating spa treatments, and enjoying drinks on the rooftop bar.
There are several room types: deluxe rooms, pool chalets, studios, and suites. They are all well furnished, spacious, and feature modern technology and a private terrace or balcony. The pool chalets are by far and away the best rooms as you step directly to the poolside and you are close to the glorious beach. They also have rooftops for sun soaking and outdoor showers. For extra space, book an Anilana Studio with an oversized king bed and furnished private balcony.
The great plus points for Anilana Nilaveli are the spacious modern rooms, a stylish pool, and the gorgeous beach front. The buffet meals and the large building housing the majority of the rooms means that it does lack that exclusive feel. The service, as with many places on the east coast, is a little rusty.
A good comfortable option for a few days relaxing on the lovely Nilaveli sands.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Beach Frontage
- Big Game Fishing
- Dining Options
- DVD & CD Library
- Gym / Fitness Centre
- Local excursions
- Scuba Diving
- Swimming Pool
- Wireless Internet
We were very grateful to our travel advisors Nick and Sam Clark to have suggested some of the places we stayed at which were excellent