They don’t make them like this anymore
I rarely write reviews while still in the actual place, but I’ve been so taken by Villa Atulya, I thought I must so as to try and capture the essence of the place. As said in the title, I really don’t think they make places like this anymore, so those lucky enough to stay in a place like this, really should. It oozes both class and charm. The colours on the outside are vibrant, but the decor on the inside is understated. A wonderful combination. It sits the perfect distance from the main strip of Mirissa (which I thought was only worth a single visit) and a ten minute walk from Coconut Hill (which is worth a visit). The great thing about the place during our stay has been that while you are aware others are also staying, it still feels like the place is your own. The pools are perfect. The gardens are wonderfully manicured. And you can step through the wooden gates onto a picturesque beach, which while not suitable for bathing is great for wandering and observing those occupying the rock pools. The service is attentive but never overbearing. And a special mention to the food, which is the best I’ve had while in Sri Lanka (including restaurants in this). We’ve had red snapper, seafood platter, avocado soup and cucumber soup. All has been perfect. Over my two visits to Sri Lanka, I think this is the most memorable place I’ve stayed. – Jack
Response from Owner of Villa Atulya
Response Published — Apr 17, 2019
Dear Jack, Thanks very much for your kind comments! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope that you will visit us again soon! Whilst we do get many five star reviews, you have expressed the essence of our offering brilliantly! We appreciate your thoughts and hope that future travelers will benefit from it. Best wishes from the team at Villa Atulya
Great rooms, great view and great food
Great rooms, great view and great food. Peaceful location far enough away from Mirissa Beach to be quiet but very close and cheap by tuk tuk. Staff respond well to request and were very helpful organizing transport both locally and for our onward journey.
A very very nice villa
Very very nice villa with very nice staff, we live in the new one and two rooms upstairs for two days. You can find that almost suggestions give by the guest before have been improved such as safe,CCTV, generator….You could have a safety and comfortable staying here without anything confused. I thought the mgr, boss or all of this villa appreciate what the guests advised.The staff warmly welcome us and you can find all you need from them . We also have a lunch here and I wanna say it is much more delicious than we have in town and the lobster is cheaper than we have in town. It is very unforgettable having luch upstairs with the ocean view, so peaceful. It will take 20-30 minutes to walk to the twon and there was a beach not far away on the left of villa. Everything is ok , clean room comfortable bedding well designed and so on. I highly recommend it if you want to have a nice holiday in Mirissa!
A cozy colonial home
We were shown the newer of the 2 villas they had – I believe its called Villa Kanchana. At first impression, the building took my breath away. It was designed to feel like a cozy colonial home rather than those cold interiors of a hotel. Many of the furniture in the interior are antiques according to the staff. Our room opened up into the view of the Indian Ocean. Bed was super comfortable, bathroom huge. Everything was really clean. We had a lovely time just chilling and having breakfast on the huge balcony. Spent the afternoons in the on-site pool which was clean. We had the entire home to ourselves as it was low season, but the staff were friendly and spoke often with us. Beach outside is more like a small strip of sand and waves were huge, but there were like small rock pools to soak in and you can see some locals fishing too. Fantastic place!
A little sanctuary in Sri Lanka
This place was a little sanctuary in Sri Lanka and was very good value for money. You stay right on the ocean in a beautiful room that is clean and fresh and has a huge bathroom. Lal and his staff were extremely welcoming, helpful and knowledgable and obviously deeply care about the Villa and making sure you have the best stay possible. The Villa is just a cheap tuk tuk ride (less than 5 mins) away from the main Mirissa beach. The chef made beautiful food on request and I recommend eating there at least once – we are some beautiful seafood! Well worth the 2000 rupee. Would definitely recommend staying to all my friends!
Perfectly located on the seafront
Perfectly located on the Thalaramba, Mirissa seafront, the beach house made a wonderful weekend getaway. We enjoyed a very comfortable stay in this beautifully decorated house with stunning sea views. Throughout our stay we were well looked after, and had sumptuous home cooked meals prepared for us each day. We were able to totally relax in the spacious living areas, in the garden and in the pool. Thank you for a lovely time!
The house is a tranquil oasis
The house is a tranquil oasis with easy access to the beach or bustling nearby towns. We loved waking up to the sunrise and a view of the beach. The house is bright and airy, and even though we stayed there with a large group, we had ample privacy. The space is perfect for getting away from it all, but we also liked its close proximity to the main road, where it was easy to catch a bus or taxi to surrounding areas and attractions.
The place is fabulous!
We stayed at the beach house for three nights in December 2012. The place is fabulous! We loved the comfortable, spacious rooms and the ocean view from both the terrace and upper balcony is amazing! Also, the house is furnished with beautiful furniture, with a great choice of artifacts and decor. The owners obviously put in a great deal of effort attending to every detail! The kitchen staff is very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this place to anyone going to Sri Lanka. Thank you for making our stay so memorable!
Amazing house, amazing location!
Amazing house, amazing location! I would stay there again tomorrow if I could.