Mapakada Village Resort Review

Read our Review of Mapakada Village Resort, Mahiyanganaya.

We enjoy travelling to luxurious as well as off-beat properties within the island nation. It is such a blessing that we were born and brought up in a naturally-blessed country. Sri Lanka has everything – beaches, national parks, hill stations, and even religious spots, and historical monuments.

Name your interest, and you will find the activity and spot to cater to your requirements. This time we visited Mahiyangana, a town which is very close to Mahaweli River.

When Gautama Buddha first visited Sri Lanka, he came to Mahiyangana. So, we thought of booking a room in the Mapakada Village. Candidly speaking, we did not have high expectations from this property.

Was our pre-judgment right? Well, you will find that out.

Keep reading our review of Mapakada Village Resort.

The Interesting Back-Story

Staying at Mapakada Village was not our first choice. This property was part of a long tour we had planned.

The idea was to just stay the night over, and head to another property. Sometimes, you get pleasantly surprised, and this fits that category.

Reviewing Mapakada Village – An Unbiased View

Mapakada Village is a modern resort located 5 metres away from the famous Mapakada Lake. There is a massive green lawn, a swimming pool, and a well-stocked bar within the property.

The infinity pool overlooks the lake, and you can also see the lush greenery from this spot.

Pool overlooking the lake

Mapakada Village is a modest space, but the view is the highlight for every traveller. When we checked in, our bubble of misconception burst. It is one of the best hotels in Mahiyangana.

Moreover, they provide all facilities that a good hotel should provide. The hotel is not as big, but they provide you with all the basic facilities like air condition, pool, bar, restaurant, balcony, private bathroom, television, and free toiletries.

A Room with a View – Our Pleasurable Stay

Our room was basic, but comfortable. It had a balcony and the view was of the swimming pool.

View from the room

These days work-from-home has become a trend and a necessity. Since the hotel offers free WiFi, you can work in the balcony or in the sprawling gardens.

They offer three category of rooms – standard, deluxe, and superior deluxe. The good part is that all of the rooms come with a balcony. We opted for the standard category as we just had to stay for a night! But, during our stay, we had no complaints!

Hotel Surroundings

Food For Thought and Our Tummies

The restaurant offered a set menu for breakfast. For dinner or lunch, you can order food items for in-room dining. There is a very basic a-la-carte menu. Don’t expect a wide variety, but whatever they offer is going to be tasty.

Basically, come here for the view and some relaxation.

Who Should Visit Mapakada Village?

Funnily, we really enjoyed staying here. The rooms are basic, but each one comes with a view of the lake.

Soaking in the view, and plenty of sunshine can be a good way to relax. Take a dip in the pool, or enjoy delicious meals in sprawling green garden.

We, the DuoEscapes couple, would recommend this property to families, couples, and friends who are visiting Mahiyanganaya to see the nearby attractions.

Nearby attractions – Sorabora Lake
Nearby Attractions – Minipe Cut and Canal

Concluding Thoughts

Overall, we enjoyed being here, and our pre-judgment was not precise. But, we believe that life, people, and properties can surprise you at any point.

So, go ahead, book the ticket, and the room! You will certainly enjoy the view, and dipping into the decent-sized pool.

Nearby Attractions – Randenigala Dam

Points to Note: Mapakada Village Resort Review

  • Price: Rs.7,000 (USD 40) Booked through Agoda on Double Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Visited in December 2018
  • This is a basic hotel with a nice view bordering the Mapakada Lake and the best property to stay in Mahiyanganaya
  • Mahiyanganaya does include various attractions around such as Mahiyanganaya Temple, Sorabora Wewa, Minipe Cut and the canals, Randenigala and Rantambe Dams

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