Holiday of our lives!
Submitted: January 23, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
The villa is situated in a mainly muslim living area, remote, but not far from the city and beach. Exept for the muezin`s regular singing the rest of the world can be kept out of that beautiful place, if wanted.The neighborhood is very friendly and safe, we were invited at a muslim wedding and for tea at a very friendly gem dealers family home, which both was a great experience for us.
The Chef Anure, Asanka, Lilla and Dassi were great people taking care of us. Great cooking, friendlyness and their open heart let us make friends with them in a short while. The house keeping was as reliable as the regular washing of our clothes.
The garden and the house are a marble, nicely maintained and kept in a colonial style.
Only one thing disturbed us: Since our daughter made friends with the housekeepers daughter, we had a glimpse into their housing situation, which should be taken care of.
We thank all the people, who let us have such a great time at Raaj mahal!
Martin, Heidi and the 4 Kids Bram, Mats, Tom and Fiene
Owner's Response: Martin, Heidi and family, eventhough i could not meet you guys personally, i was informed that you were all a very caring and humble family from Germany. Thank you for your comments, yes, we try our best to give our guests a feel of sri lankan living and culture while they are at " Raajmahal ". Glad you all enjoyed the neighbourhood and had a taste of our local culture. Actually the azan as we call it lasts for only a few seconds and all our guests get used to it and sometimes some quite enjoy and benefit from it as a form of continuing Meditation.
Yes, we do our best to give our staff the best in accomodation and facilties.I will personally look into this and do our best for them as always. Nevertheless, in sri lanka...humble and simple living is a way of life. They are happy with what they have, its the same all over the country. We are continually looking at their welfares and slowly and steadily improving them from where they have come from. I know when a westerner visits a country with a different cultural perspective to the locals, it sometimes surprises them, looking at how different things are compared to a western country ;-)
And living conditions of the majority are basic but they are satisfied with what they have. I guess its something do with buddhism, the majority religion of this country, which preaches simplicity and humbleness.
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