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ANI - Sri Lanka

Kalukatiya Watta Road, Dikwella 81200 Sri Lanka
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Sitting atop a bluff on a stretch of white sand beach on central south coast of Sri Lanka, ÀNI Sri Lanka commands a panoramic view of brilliant blue waters rolling in among headlands, reefs, and sandbars. The sprawling 15 bedroom beachfront private resort is designed to offer large groups and families an exclusive and pampered vacation. A full staff and service teams including private butlers, chefs, housekeepers, concierge service, and security-all exclusively yours. Created by Reda Amalou and AW2 of Paris, the property combines contemporary tropical architecture with the finest bespoke finishes and furnishings. The facility itself includes a spa, oversized oceanfront pools, dedicated children's pools with exciting waterslides, and a plethora of spaces for dining and entertainment. An event pavilion and related facilities allow the property to host a wide range of events including weddings and corporate retreats.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Diving
Game room
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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Melissa Dusenberry wrote a review Aug 2023
New York City, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
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ÀNI Sri Lanka was a profoundly moving getaway from the very moment we arrived. The property is the epitome of privacy, discretion, and polished luxury with a warm, thoughtful staff that effortlessly anticipates needs. It means so much to feel well cared for as a guest, as well as to know that nature and the environment are also looked after.  Each time we gathered around a table, we were delighted by carefully choreographed culinary experiences - inspired by diverse food traditions and infused with fresh local ingredients. Our memorable excursions enabled us to discover Sri Lanka's rich history, experience beautiful cultural traditions, and enjoy her natural wonders. ÀNI is the most exquisite sanctuary to rest, restore, and recenter your mind and soul.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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ThePlatinumGuy wrote a review Aug 2023
Newport Beach, California12 contributions29 helpful votes
This was literally a heaven on earth where every possible wish was attended to effortlessly and with such warmth and grace. This is our fourth Ani stay and each one is better than the last. Love that all the activities and meals/drinks are included and unlike many resorts where that results in dubious quality this is five star dining! Love the beautifully designed rooms that are oversized and especially liked that our room had its very own plunge pool and private sitting area. Counting the days until we can come again.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be sure to take a tuk tuk tour they can arrange. Also recommend antique shopping, my wife is a...
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Jon621 wrote a review Feb 2022
Buenos Aires, Argentina36 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommended! The ANI Sri Lanka was amazing. The room was spacious and thoughtfully decorated with everything needed, and especially loved the beautiful views of the ocean and lush greenery. The resort itself is beautiful with an infinity pool, beautiful tropical vegetation and direct access to the secluded beach just down the stairs. There were also lots of activities such as tennis, gym, waterslide, shuffleboard and more. The food was delicious with a very talented and attentive kitchen staff and I also had a wonderful massage. They treat you so well here that it was hard to leave! Dinesh and staff also made it easy to visit in town around Dikwella, and also easy transfer to/from the airport in Colombo. Also, I felt very comfortable with all the staff being vaccinated, and they easily arranged for me to get my PCR test at the resort for my flight the next day. If you're looking for a luxurious, beautiful place to stay and treat yourself, you should come stay at ANI!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded 19 Mar 2022
Dear Jonathan, Thank you for your kind words on us. The team and I delighted to be in your service and pleased to hear that you were pampered with relaxing spa massages, healthy and tasty food. Understanding the post pandemic situation we have plenty of in-house activities in our spacious five-acre land and the 5 km / 3.1 miles long beach strip ideal for beach walking. As you said, transfers from Colombo airport have been a joyful journey with the new expressway, watching the beautiful scenery of the country. We do partnership with a dedicated hospital team that particularly visit the property at any convenient time to each guest and produces reports in an efficient way to suit your travel requirements. we will have the pleasure to welcome you back for another incredible stay.
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Gertraud L wrote a review May 2021
Munich, Germany2 contributions
Heaven on earth Ani Villas was one of the first Level 1 hotels which reopened after the look down. We were very impressed by the extensive preparations they had done to fulfil the criteria for Level 1 hotels. Overall, very few tourists were around, but we want to encourage people to visit Villa Ani and experience the atmosphere, treatments, food, and the amazing landscape. We want to thank the whole staff for their extreme dedication. They had to stay on the grounds of the resort during the whole time. It was our first visit and we had the great fortune to experience this paradise on earth. The service is excellent and the food is very delicious, healthy and tasteful in its uniqueness. Every day our special wishes where more than met with many surprises and creativity. Despite the locked up situation, it was possible to take long relaxing walks on the beautiful beach finding turtles and impressing nature every day. We will come back to Villa Ani for sure. We stayed at many hotels like Aman Resorts or Soneva Kiri but the experience at Villa Ani was by far the best we ever had. It is private and at the same time very alive with that extremely warm hearted stuff which is taking care every moment if it is wanted. All the wishes find fulfillment in a creative way. It’s a jewel and we will never forget. Thank you, it was the best we ever experienced and we are looking forward to come back to this paradise with all these lovely caring stuff.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 16 June 2021
Dearest Gerta and Anna, thank you so much for raising us so high with your appreciation. The team and I have totally dedicated for your safety and well being during your stay with us. Taking Level -1 standards to next level we are pleased to isolate with you in the resort. it is a new approach to hospitality industry. But it caused us to bond like never before as we meet , play , talk in this small circle on daily basis. More like a family. We were able to make the best out of your holiday with plenty of beach walking, seeing turtles , beach cleaning together and extra ordinary dining experiences within the limits of safety. We never forget our solar New Year celebrations in April with you. We are waiting to see you again. Keep in touch as always. - regards Dinesh
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Aleks M. wrote a review Mar 2021
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We stayed in Ani Sri Lanka resort for 2 weeks and have only the best to say about it. The suites, the sea and the whole setting were wonderful, but what really made a lasting positive impression were the staff. Every single member of the staff was attentive, polite, and went above and beyond to make our stay memorable, and to cater to all of our needs. The food was also extremely good and we all went home a few pounds heavier! Most importantly, we felt safe with regard to the C19 situation as the safety standards were very high. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Aleks
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded 16 June 2021
Dear Aleks, It was a pleasure to serve you and the team. Really truly every day as a celebration with various entertainment, happenings. I'm glad we were able to arrange every single request where you don't have to feel shy to ask for. When you stay with ÀNI , that typical hotels experience with limited possibilities flies away. Just make a wish...we will make it happen. We are truly committed for your safety , security and well being. C19 made it extended and extra on caring. As we know your loved ones at back home awaits to see you the same way you left. We don't compromise anything to cross that. The team and I fully isolated in the resort during the stay while my smaller finance team keep running for daily needs and living away from us for the period. Pre-Arrival PCR tests for all staff and random PCRs during the stay nothing too much on us. The days would come soon to meet us again in this small paradise. Until we meet up again , Stay safe
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Anna P wrote a review Mar 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia1 contribution
Thank you very much to all stuff. As for covid situation - there was nothing to worried about - everything in high level of protection. All staff was very pleasant, capable, nice and very well oranised. Staff also prepared for us many surprises that was really amazing. Chef is the best chef in the world. Wellness centrum was always available and can offer complex care including of Ayurveda treatment and reflexology. The Physiotherapist - Manjula were great teacher, always prepared to help as much as it was possible - thank you very much for your time what you gave me.. There is everything possible with these staff.... there is nothing to complaint at all. Maximal satisfaction.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded 16 June 2021
Dear Anna, Greetings from sunny Sri Lanka. It’s a great for us to know that you were able to spend a memorable holiday in ÀNI Sri Lanka. Pleased to hear you loved all those tiny little hand made souvenir gifts we placed on your bed on each night. we know those small things are so BIG to you. Chef Cyril is all time loved much caring personality that every guests wanted to take some recipes from him. I agree Manjula and his team is at their best in physiotherapy , ayurweda and spa massages. The knowledge he carry is vast actually. You can talk with him hours and hours about Ayurweda. Thank you for the lovely review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Rich H wrote a review Feb 2021
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A really great resort that sets itself above the rest thanks to the staff and their impeccable attention to detail and guest requirements. There’s everything you need here to have a wonderful holiday. Lots of fun activities and the staff are really creative with their ideas to surprise and delight guests. The tuktuk bar was a real highlight :) It’s well positioned too to go to other locations like Yalla park. Food is excellent also. It cannot rate lower than 5 out of 5 for a review.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager at ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Responded 16 June 2021
Dear Richard, Thanks for your kind words on us. We were delighted to have you with us. Chef Cyril and his team always find creative approaches to very guest feel so special. He is the best mind reader to know what your mind and soul looking for. We are with plenty of activities even during the limited option post C-19 period. and you experienced them all despite the fact Pippa, Hattie and Jack wanted much of the attention from you. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable holiday. With kind regards - Dinesh
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Tina wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a pearl next to the Ocean - once entering the resort, you do forget about all the stress and problems in your everyday life. You can get your privacy but at the same time, staff is always available for any of your wishes. When "tired" from swimming and sunbathing, you can play tennis, do yoga or any other sports activity led by a professional trainer. Or you can choose to go to excursions - like elephant safari that will be arranged for you keeping the high standards of Ani Villa. Cuisine by the Chef is something unforgettable - it will be adjusted to your wishes and I would grant a Michelin star for the restaurant! And if you wish - you will also get recipes for your favorite dishes. Barman will make any cocktails you wish - taking into consideration all your taste wishes. You will get served anything, anywhere and at any time. Movie night, spa experience, dinner in the pool also was unforgettable. It is hard to express all the positive emotions and experiences that I got while staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 19 Feb 2021
Dear Tina Greetings from sunny Sri Lanka. Thank you for your kind words. It was wonderful to welcome you as our very first guest after the tourism re-opening in Sri Lanka. We are delighted that you had a memorable stay. Sri Lanka is blessed with a bunch of national parks and wonders of nature which compliments to our guest experiences during their holidays. We known to maintain our high standards and guest’s safety in all the excursions and activities we organize. Pleased to hear your compliments on Manjula , Chameera and Chef Cyril. They are stars indeed. Hope you arrived back home safely , we look forward to welcoming you back at ÀNI Sri Lanka or in one of our four properties. Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager
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JumpKick wrote a review Feb 2020
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It is truly difficult to put my Ani Sri Lanka experience into words, but I am compelled to try. First and foremost: The staff! I have never met a more dedicated, friendly, and professional staff. Absolutely every one of them is an all star and made my trip to Sri Lanka feel special. The food is something I miss daily. Chef Cyril is versatile and talented. My favorite dishes were the variety of authentic Sri Lankan meals he prepared. I have not had anything similar since. And of course, the rest of the Ani experience is so infinite that it's hard to write about. The pool, the rooms, the massages, the water slides.... the everything! It's something you need to do yourself to understand.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 19 Feb 2021
Dear Rob, Thank you for your time taken to write on us in TripAdvisor. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed and overwhelmed with ÀNI experience. I agree with you , chef Cyril is a magician in culinary. He can read through his experience what individual persons appetite asking for and he come up with something from his kitchen that you ever wanted to taste in life. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in ÀNI Sri Lanka. - Dinesh Hewavitharana, General Manager
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Anna G wrote a review Nov 2019
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From the service to the culinary to accommodations and just natural beauty of the property, Ani Sri Lanka is truly next level. Just when I thought I could not be more impressed with the team at Ani Sri Lanka they arranged happy hour in a tuk tuk and dinner with our toes in the water in the pool. The team does everything in their power to make sure you feel at home and by the end of your stay they feel like family.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 24 Dec 2019
Dear Anna G, Greetings from sunny Sri Lanka. Thank you for your kind words. It was wonderful to welcome you and we are delighted that you had a memorable stay. I do agree with you we are blessed with the location on the ocean edge cliff with magnificent sunsets. Chef Cyril always take the pride of serving the fresh and the best. Our tuk-tuk bar is one of the most popular like in all the guest stays. We never run out of surprises with dinner venues that you never thought it would happen. The memories with us would last so long for sure and we look forward to welcoming you back at ÀNI Sri Lanka or in one of our properties.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ÀNI - Sri Lanka
Which popular attractions are close to ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Nearby attractions include Hiriketiya Beach (5.2 km), Wewurukannala Vihara (5.2 km), and Talalla Beach (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Talalla Juices & Curry, Garlic Cafe, and Hiriketiya Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does ÀNI - Sri Lanka have an airport shuttle?
Yes, ÀNI - Sri Lanka offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does ÀNI - Sri Lanka have airport transportation?
Yes, ÀNI - Sri Lanka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at ÀNI - Sri Lanka?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.