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The Old Lady At The Sea


Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

Swimming pool

Villa | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 22

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This exclusive sea-side villa has direct access to a deserted sandy beach. The villa is a reconstruction of a 300 years old Dutch house, and was finished in 2004. Once you enter the villa that old romantic atmosphere overtakes you.

All rooms have high ceilings , A/C , fan , luxury beds ensuite bathroom with toilet and walk-in-shower .

There is a sitting room and a veranda dining area for 30 persons with ocean view .

Also in the cosy summerhut you can enjoy your drinks and meals .

The house is comfortable furnished . The kitchen is fully equipped

More than 60 films on DVD and more than 100 music CDs are at your disposal .

There is swimming pool and a baby pool in the exotic garden surrounded by a terrace with wooden deck chairs .

The city of Galle with his world famous historical fortress is at 7 km .

Size Sleeps up to 22, 9 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Colombo ( CMB) 120 km, Nearest railway: Gintota 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 9 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (22), Cots (2), Dining seats for 35, Lounge seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The villa is comfortably furnished and child friendly equipped.

Further details outdoors

At the head of the pool overlooking the beach is an elevated pavilion where you can enjoy your breakfast and dinner.

Further details

A full hotel service is provided by a friendly team of employees supervised by a Belgian management.



The Sri Lanka Southern Coast region

Sri Lanka is characterised by its breathtakingly beautiful nature with tropical forests, mountains, waterfalls, nature reserves, large inland lakes, unspoilt beaches, palms, tea plantations, elephants, the inconceivable blue colour and the turbulent surf of the Indian Ocean and an extremely friendly population.

The southern coast belt is a lovely place to stay. From November till April the ocean becomes calm, the sky blue and in evening time wonderful sunsets. May, June and July are the hottest months of the year with mostly in the evening tropical rains what is then very refreshing.

Galle is the capital of the southern province and has a colourful history. The magnificent Dutch fort was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The 300 year old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive in the fort.

Pitiwella Boossa

Places of interest:

Moratuwa: lake to visit by motorboat.

Ahungala: turtle farm.

Hikkaduwa: glass-bottom boats, diving centres, wave surfing, local restaurants, disco on the beach, local shops.

Dodanduwa: lake with a temple on a small island to visit by canoe.

Mittiyagoda: moonstone mine.

Gintota: Natural Silk Factory: all kind of of cloths in silk.

Galle: fort: his ramparts, the Amangala Hotel, the Galle Fort Hotel, the Dutch Church, the Dutch House museum. on 10 km: tea plantation.

Unawatuna: a beautiful beach with local restaurants.

Matara: a huge statue of lord Buddha and temple with 500 scenes of the teaching of lord Buddha.

Natural parcs: Sinharaja Forest Reserve: a tropical rainforest.

Yale West National Park: a natural animal reserve: best to visit early in the morning.

All excursions are 1 day trips and can be organized.

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27 Sep 2014


"Great place to stay!"

We stayed here as a group for a 40th birthday celebration and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was … More

Thanks for your review . It will be our pleasure to welcome you again at The Old Lady at the Sea !

14 Sep 2014



We were a pack of 18 from all over the world staying at Old lady for 3 days.It was such a wonderful stayRoomsWe had the whole place for ourselves and since we advised as to what time we were arriving … More

Thanks for your amazing review .
It will be our pleasure to welcome you again at The Old Lady at the Sea !

27 Aug 2014


"Perfect venue for a large group offering fantastic value"

Our extended family of 14 stayed here for 2 weeks July / August 2014. *The staff were extremely welcoming & accommodating. Siri the manager went out of his way to ensure our every need was met. *The … More

Hello , thanks for your review .
Nice to read that you would like to come again .
The governement started to build a by-pass road from Hikkaduwa to Galle , so that the road on which we are situated will be used in futur only for local traffic .

13 Aug 2014


"Wonderful environment to make a family holiday special"

We spent a wonderful 2 weeks here. staff were very friendly. The location was beautiful. There is some traffic noise but most hotels along this stretch of coast would suffer from this and I felt it wa… More

Hello , thanks for your review . Nice to read that you enjoyed the place and our full service .
As for the traffic noise : the governement started to build a new by-pass road from Hikkuduwa to Galle , so that in futur the coastal road will only be in use for local traffic .

10 Aug 2014


"Perfect stay with a group of friends"

We stayed at Old Lady At The Sea in November 2010 with a group of friends. At the time OLATS was not on TripAdvisor so I couldn't write a review. A friend of mine told me today that she was going… More

Hello , thank you so much for your lovely review , and wonderful that you , after 4 years of your stay at The Old Lady at the Sea ,still made the review !
Indeed in 2010 we were not on Tripadvisor .

17 Mar 2014


"vacances depaysantes..."

Nous avons passe une semaine chouchoutes par l'equipe formidable de Siri dans un cadre magique...vue sur la mer et les pecheurs, nous nous sommes tous regales, les grands comme les moins grands !… More

Un grand merci pour votre commentaire .
C'était un grand plaisir de vous acceullir à notre villa .
Bien cordialement .

27 Jan 2014


"villa de rêve pour des vacances inoubliables"

"The old lady at the sea" est une villa merveilleuse idéalement située ,au bord d'une plage désertique de touristes mais très proche de la ville de Galle, ville très authentique ,e… More

Un grand merci pour votre appréciation .
Nous serons ravi de vous accueiller une prochaine fois .
Là vous aurez la possibilité de jouir de votre " Fidelity Award "
Bien cordialement .

16 Jan 2014


"The Best villa in Sri-Lanka"

We were there for 5 days. Big group of friends - 16 people. It was excellent spending time. Very good personal under manager Siri. We liked perfect concept of cooking food bought yourself.Every day we… More

Dear Anatoli ,
Thanks for your helpful review .
Siri and his team was happy to have all of you at The Old Lady at the Sea !
We are working on this WIFI connection .
Kind regards ,

10 Jan 2014


"Perfect Villa for a Group of Friends or Families"

We started off in a small group of 12 growing to a max number of 24 pax. Age ranging from 8 to 79 years' old! Stayed for 9 nights and wished it was more...A totally relaxing and serene area by th… More

Thanks for your review : our staff was also delighted to have all of you as guests at The Old Lady at the Sea .We will send you a fidility reward for you and your friends .PS : we already ordered more powerful WIFI routers .
Kind regards ,

29 Dec 2013


"Perfect for extended families & groups of friends"

The villa is even better than its website promises. The beach is virtually private and features soft sand, no rocks, a good surf, and an idyllic view of palm trees and fishing boats. The staff is exce… More

Dear Suzanne ,
Thanks for your review . Also for us it was a pleasure having all of you at our place .


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