Nisala Arana

  • Bentota
  • 14 pers. max.
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 8 staff
  • Large garden containing fruit and medicinal trees
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor dining spaces
  • Elegant Dutch-style décor
  • Suitable for weddings, celebrations and retreats
  • 10 minutes’ drive from Bentota Beach

Take a look inside Nisala Arana

Translating to mean ‘abode of peace’, Nisala Arana is a name befitting the property. Its lush, sprawling garden and serene ambience are inviting, and will make vacationers feel right at home the moment they step in. The estate lends itself to a variety of occasions and holidays - from weddings and celebrations, to yoga retreats and family getaways. Immaculately furnished, the home features a wonderful art collection, vintage cars, antiques and photographs. A total of seven bedroom houses 14 guests.


Nisala Arana is located in the village of Kommala, about 10 minutes’ drive from Bentota Resort. Bentota Beach is about 10 minutes’ drive from your villa, and other noteworthy attractions in the vicinity include Galle Fort, Brief Garden, Warakagoda Temple, Richmond Castle and Mirissa.

The fortified town of Galle is a historic gem dating back to 1588. Within the town lie charming streets lined with stunning colonial buildings, churches and a wide ranging variety of restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Walking or cycling tours are a great way to discover the attraction.

Brief Garden, developed by Ceylonese landscape artist Bevis Bawa boasts beautifully manicured grounds and a calm, atmospheric setting. The stately Richmond Castle is worth a visit for its Edwardian architecture, expansive garden and informative tour.

While Warakagoda Temple once served as a palace fortress, it is now a tourist attraction and heritage site. A devale, temple, guard stones and moat fill the grounds, and the highlight here are the colourful frescoes peppered throughout the complex.

Mirissa is a must-visit for wildlife lovers; the months of November and March are ideal for whale watching trips, as blue whales and sperm whales can be viewed just off the coast. Round out your trip with an afternoon of relaxation upon the picture-perfect shores of Mirissa Beach.

Customer reviews

10/10 (Average rating based on 4 reviews)

This was a very relaxing stay. The staff were fantastic and the accommodations and gardens were simply beautiful. Food was amazing with a great balance of local cuisine and homestyle cooking. We will recommend.

Don Francis (Australia) stayed at Nisala Arana with a group of friends and their families from 02/12/2019 to 10/12/2019

We really enjoyed our stay at Nisala Arana, the whole staff were very friendly and helpful. Harendra, Tony and Sena made us feel at home in this “hidden paradise”. Thanks you with Love Tim & Christine

Van Den Burg (Netherlands) stayed at Nisala Arana with a group of friends and their families from 01/11/2019 to 12/11/2019

Services & features

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  • Services:

    • 24H Security (extra cost)
    • Gardener
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry (extra cost)
    • Massage (extra cost)
    • Personal guest assistant
    • Pool maintenance
    • Security service (extra cost)
    • Welcome drinks
  • Facilities:

    • Additional guest (extra cost) (30 USD/night, 4 pers. max.)
    • Back-up generator
    • BBQ equipment
    • Electricity
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Mosquito nets
    • Off-street parking
    • Pets allowed
    • Pool towels
    • Pool umbrella
    • Printer
    • Reclining chairs
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Toiletries
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wheelchair access
    • Wi-Fi Internet
    • Yoga bale
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost)
    • Bicycles available
    • Boat rental (extra cost)
    • Driver (extra cost)
    • Scooter available (extra cost)
  • Kids:

    • Baby cot
    • Baby high chair
    • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Entertainment:

    • Blu-ray player
    • Board games
    • CD music player
    • DVD player
    • International channels
    • Stereo
    • TV
  • Meals:

    • Chef
    • Coffee maker
    • Daily breakfast (extra cost) (16.5 USD/person)
    • Dinner (extra cost) (based on menu)
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Lunch (extra cost) (based on menu)
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 14
    • Staff: 8
    • Villa size: 2023 m²
    • Garden: 16188 m²
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 11:00 am
    • Security deposit: credit card authorization
Minimum stay 7 bedrooms
from 01/03/2023 to 01/12/2023 Low season 3 nights USD 1,060
from 01/12/2023 to 01/03/2024 Peak season 5 nights USD 1,364

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