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Siyambala House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

With its high-vaulted ceilings, traditional freezes over the windows and doors and inlaid floors, Siyambala House can best be described as a modern take on the Sri Lankan vernacular. It is light, airy and, at more than 4,000 sq ft, very spacious. The covered terrace benefits from a wonderfully calming breeze from the water, providing the perfect place to eat, take in the views, socialise, or doze. There are five large air-conditioned bedrooms: four doubles and one twin; two on the second floor and three downstairs. Three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.

Add to this the spectacular 15-metre infinity pool, the comfort of the huge atrium as well as five full-time staff, and you have all the ingredients in place for a tropical holiday to remember. For those who want a tranquil getaway with the choice to be active or not and who do not want to do any catering or other chores! Perfect for intergenerational groups or reunions.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Koggala Beach 2 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Colombo 120 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Wheelchair users

Southern Province region

Southern Sri Lanka boasts some of the most idyllic stretches of coastline in Sri Lanka, offering the ideal holiday destination for families, adventure travellers, or culture-vultures, alike. The region not only has exceptional diving, surfing, windsurfing, and parasailing, but also whale and dolphin watching, turtle farms, birdwatching and a rich supply of spas, yoga centres and ayurvedic treatments.

It is also rich in culture. The southern coastal city of Galle boasts a huge fort whose entire area is an UNESCO World heritage site. Built by the Portuguese, enlarged by the Dutch, and finally taken over by British invaders the fort is a preserved honeycomb of living history. Some of the professionals and merchants that reside here have family histories spanning 300 years. Galle was trading centre for the lucrative spice trade of the East Indies and the huge warehouses for storing cinnamon are just as they were. So are the spectacular fort ramparts where families and lovers take their evening walk to enjoy the sea breezes. Cricket lovers can enjoy test matches and an array of first-class matches at Galle International Stadium, just outside the ramparts. Every house and civic building has a story to tell in Galle and we offer our guests a free historic tour of the town to introduce them.


Tranquillity is guaranteed at the 43-acre Koggala Lake, which is a protected site, for its bird life in particular. You will see fishermen rowing out to catch fresh prawns and other delights, including kestrels, kites and fruit bats which festoon the sky at sunset. From the house you can take a boat or swim out to some of its small islands such as Cinnamon Island, where a family still harvests the bark of this plant and is happy to demonstrate and brew up a refreshing cup of cinnamon tea, the Buddhist temple on another of the islands, or Ananda Spice Garden.

If you can tear yourself away from the house, the local area offers a wealth of excursions. Just speak to our manager Nalaka, who will arrange everything.

Koggala Beach – one of the World's Most Beautiful beaches (a 15-minute walk away)

Turtle farm

Tea plantations

Cinnamon Island

The Koggala stick fisherman

Galle Fort

Martin Wickramsinghe Folk Museum

Kataluva Purvarama Maha Viharayatemple


Ananda Spice Garden

Surfing (including board hire and lessons, if needed)

Wind surfing

Wreck diving


Whale and dolphin watching

Spa treatments

Gem and antique shopping

Museums and history tours

Tickets to cultural and sporting events


Lunuganga gardens

Gourmet dining

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Review 1-10 of 12

22 Jan 2015


"Beautiful place, amazing staff, loved it!"

Siyambala House is a really beautiful place located by Koggala Lake. The house is so homely, very much like the perfect vacation villa we all imagined! The interior was well furnished with much taste… More

12 Jun 2014


"Gorgeous location"

We stayed with some friends in this villa over the Easter Holidays. The owners were exceptionally helpful and patient with the booking process. I had endless questions that they answered patiently. We… More

12 Jun 2014


"Perfect Destination"

My fiance and I picked Siyambala House for our wedding and honeymoon. We received fantastic support from the property owner Alison via email prior to use deciding to book. As expected we were apprehen… More

11 Jun 2014


"Super place super staff"

Views of Koggala Lake are absolutely stunning. Loved Watching the varied wildlife and sunsets made for great photography. The pool was fantastic and well maintained, along with garden.The house is lov… More

1 May 2014


"Nice villa in a stunning location"

We've just spent 9 nights in Siyambala Villa with our 2 children. The website made deciding easy. Stunning pictures gave us the image of a secluded home at Koggla lake. The villa was well decorat… More

Thank you so much for your review and clear feedback. We will immediately see to the issues you mentioned to ensure future guests have an excellent holiday in all respects.

31 Aug 2013


"Trip of a lifetime to Siyambala House"

Having decided to have our wedding in Sri Lanka, it was only by good fortune that we stumbled upon Siyambala House. Reviews from previous guests were positive and the pictures looked stunning. This ho… More

You are so very welcome! Having got married there ourselves we knew it was the perfect place for a holiday + ceremony.

17 Aug 2013


"The Siyambala Dream - unforgettable wedding memories"

Having spent the most incredible week at a truly beautiful location , and which also included our daughter's wedding, we have finally got our breath back! Siyambala House is simply heavenly. Pr… More

3 Jul 2013


"The best wedding ever"

What a wonderful choice we made in having our wedding at Siyambala House! We were extremely lucky in finding this house through Trip Advisor, and the services of Nalaka (house manager) who organised … More

14 Sep 2012


"Fabulous villa in spectacular secluded location"

We spent a wonderful week in Sri Lanka with Siyambala House as our home from home. Nalaka and his staff looked after us extremely well. Day trip to Yala National Park is worth the 3 hour journey each way particularly if you are lucky enough to spot a leopard as we did. Galle is nearby and also worth a visit - Nalaka can arrange a stroll on the hallowed turf of the test match pitch for cricket fans. We routed back to the airport via Kandy which made for a long day but it was good to experience inland Sri Lanka and The Temple of the Tooth Relic is a must see. Otherwise relax and enjoy the stunning view from the patio and pool.

28 Apr 2012


"Amazing, beautiful, stunning place"

Thank you for an amazing stay, our group loverd every minute of it. Superb stunning villa in a great location with amazing views of the lake. Nalaka was a superb host and couldn't do enough for us, as were all the team who were all superb and made our stay.

Food was great when we ate in. Nothing was too much trouble for Nalaka and the guys. We used the van each day going to the cricket, and Nalaka was more than happy to take us where we wanted to go. He managed to organise some trips and a night in Kandy for our spare night we had, which was great,

The villa is paradise and spotless, we had a group of 10, and there was plenty of room for us all. Great pool that we couldn't spend enough time in, the pictures don't lie, this is what you call paradise

Booking process with Alison & Chris was very simple, great communication with them from first enquiry, up to and after our stay.

I know where to stay when going back to Sri Lanka as a group again

Thanks again for an amazing 8 nights here

Review 1-10 of 12

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    Chris H.

    • 3 Years listed

    45% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:25 May 2015

    Based in Hong Kong

    Languages spoken
    • English

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