Luxury colonial holiday villa Close to beach - 6 bedrooms - Up to 15 guests - Fully Staffed 44" flat screen - pod docking - Wifi Internet Airport collection - infinity pool - yoga sala - spa room - steam room …see more
9 Feb 2015
"Paradise on paradise island"
We enjoyed every single moment of our stay. The team and the villa are both superb and so is the location. Being not under the direct sunlight at the beach saves you from applying sun screen on kids. … More
22 Aug 2015
"Easily the most beautiful and serene villa I have ever stayed at."
A tropical paradise. Hugh, the British owner, and his team have created the perfect spot to unwind and recharge. The excellent chef cooked delicious local as well as Thai and Indian dishes. The gar… More
22 Nov 2014
"Relax Button Pressed..."
"Wow". "Did that just happen?" "How soon can we return?" These will be your first thoughts when reflecting on your incredible stay at Satori Villa. Under the sure but light touch of your hosts, Hugh… More
"The highlight of our trip was watching the surrounding willdlife from the stunning outdoor swimming pool". …see more
9 Feb 2015
The house is situated in a great location a few mins tut tut to the beach and amentiy, but you feel like your're in a tropical jungle paradise. It is very relaxed with very clean cozy facilities inclu… More
25 Jan 2015
"An Amazing Stay at Moonwater Retreat"
I just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had at Moonwater Retreat in Unawatuna. It was our first time in SriLanka and we found the accommodation, staff, food and outdoor amenity to be everything y… More
10 Feb 2014
"fabulous homely place"
We are a large family of 10 persons, including old man above 70 and child ages 6, and stayed at moonwater for 5 nighs. Thanks to Mr Subodha and his team for making the whole experience so well, and it… More
Our stay at Sea Heart House was 5* from the minute we arrived.
The house is set on a hilltop tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Unawatuna and Galle but close enough if you want to venture ou… More
22 Nov 2015
"A very comfortable lakeside villa with views across Koggala Lake."
The villa is spacious and very well appointed. The house manager and chef, Pethun, was very helpful and an excellent chef. I recommend his prawn dishes but he really came into his own when my mother (… More
21 Jul 2015
"Luxury on the lake..."
We have just returned from a two week holiday in Sri Lanka - we stayed in a number of places in the Galle area and luckily Sea Heart House was one of those. It is a beautiful, modern villa perched on … More
"The Perfect Beach House for Relaxing with Family"
Our stay at Woolamai Beach House in Thalpe was the perfect way to finish off our three week holiday in Sri Lanka. Liz, the owner was exceptionally helpful and responsive in the lead up to our stay, o… More
4 Jan 2016
"Wonderful stay - highly recommended"
We had an unforgettable stay at Woolamai Beach House. The house is just as lovely as it looks on the pictures and the staff are absolutely wonderful and do their best to make your stay comfortable in … More
14 Jan 2016
"Fantastic and well-located sleek villa"
Well-located and equidistant to the famous Galle Fort and beautiful surf beaches, this villa sits right on one of the more popular beaches in the Galle area. The sunset in Galle is stunning and this … More
"Serene, colonial style house and garden in a great position surrounded by wonderful wildlife and unspoilt beaches nearby"
We have spent one of our most enjoyable family holidays at Villa Lula. The house is secluded, spacious and stylish and is superbly sited with a great outlook over the garden, pool and lake.
We wer… More
15 Sep 2013
"Luxurious and homely at the same time!"
I stayed at Villa Lula this august for a week, with my young family and my parents and we all had a brilliant time. The grounds felt really safe and secluded with amazing views of the lake. We had eve… More
26 Jan 2015
"A very good base for our Sri Lankan holiday."
A great setting on Lake Koggala Villa Lula is well suited for a family or small group. The main bedroom is spacious and incorporates guest lounge. The second room has en-suite whilst the third bedroo… More
Family of 9 spent 3 nights/4 days here. Almost did not go as there were no reviews on TripAdvisor. This is the first review but don't let that steer you away from a quality place!
2.5 ho… More
Dear Gaurav and family,
It was our pleasure having you at Iyla. Thank you for the kind recognition of our staff who really do make Iyla special.
We hope that you will come back and visit soon. Take care, Sumi
29 Oct 2015
"Gorgeous property, perfect for families"
Our stay at Iyla Villa was nothing short of magical. We went with extended family and had 3 children in tow. This place is perfect for children. It's on the beach, has a lovely pool and superb garden.… More
29 Oct 2015
"'The bestest holiday in the whole world' - my 3 year old daughter"
I really do not have the words to do Iyla Villas Justice
The food was absolutely sensational. In our two days there we had 6 meals for ten people and were charged a total of $110 - quite … More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The villa is unusual in the fort because of its commanding sea views and sea breezes. A small plunge pool is located in the courtyard of the house, with a large daybed for relaxing during the day. …see more
7 Aug 2015
"The place to stay in Galle Fort"
Excellent value for money and fuss free booking. The owners will supply you with useful information ahead of your stay including booking a driver to meet you at the airport and things to see and do a… More
I stayed at Samudra Villa in early September 2015 for a week of downtime and relaxing.
It couldnt have been more perfect. On arriving at the villa, I didnt want to leave (in fact I only left twice i… More
13 Oct 2015
The villa is beautifully decorated, very relaxing atmosphere and feels very homely. As a young married couple who were on honeymoon the warmth of the staff was excellent. Ruwan is an amazing cook. The… More
26 Jan 2016
This place is perfect. The villa is so comfortable, the view is unbelievable especially at sunset. Just a magical place to spend your days.... But the real gem, the Staff! The nicest, most friendly pe… More
We stayed at Alfie's for a week before Xmas. It's great, as we expected, super location, comfortable, staff really made our stay, because we have young children we toured and played in the daytime an… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
The villa is only 4 miles away from historical Galle fort and 6 miles from Galle exit on Colombo expressway (2h1/2 from Colombo airport).
The property offers a large variety of trees (around 40 different species), medicinal plants, tropical flowers (orchids,..). …see more
13 Oct 2015
"Coin de Paradis au Sri Lanka"
Nous avons fini notre séjour d'Aout 2015, à la Villa Sepalika avec nos 3 enfants de 12, 15 et 17ans. Emerveillement dès l'ouverture du Portail, avec un Parc magnifiquement arboré, une très belle… More
We absolutely loved our first trip to Sri Lanka, and staying at the Old Clove House was a highlight of an amazing vacation! The house is beautiful. The pictures online don’t begin to capture how gre… More
Thank you so much for your long and lovely review of Old Clove House. Its really so kind of you to take so much time to write this wonderful review and for that, we all really do appreciate your kind consideration.
We are all really happy that you, your family and friends enjoyed your stay at Old Clove House. Your being such wonderful guests only made it so much easier for all of us to make your stay a truly special and wonderful one.
Also, thank you so much for your generosity to the staff and for that they are truly appreciative. This gesture of kindness really means a lot to them.
We all really do look forward to welcoming all of you, your family and friends back to Old Clove House and to try to make your next stay one that is even more memorable and special.
All the very best wishes,
All of us at Old Clove House
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Set in over an acre of garden, Sea Heart House was named after the magnificent and beautiful ancient vine 'Entada Gigas' which curls and winds its way through the trees at the entrance to the property, welcoming you to its home. …see more
This Villa was the best accommodation we had on our recent holiday, by far. We had great staff looking after us and they were all courteous and had smiling faces all the time. The location was also ex… More
The village of Heenitagalla is a truly tranquil spot but only 10 mins from the beach or town , there is virtually no traffic noise like you get if you stay in a beachfront villa . The staff will do everything for you and they leave after your dinner. the wildlife viewed …see more
Going through the entrance of Hempel House.. I was immediately taken back to previous eras of gracious living… you enter this beautiful colonial house through the living room, huge sofas, walls cove… More
27 Jun 2013
"A beautiful place to relax and unwind."
My husband and i both needed a break from our hectic lives and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. If only we could have stayed for longer!
This old colonial house is about 15mi… More
Thankyou so much for your review.
It was fantastic to have you stay at the Charming courtyard house and we hope to see you again very soon!
7 Feb 2013
"A beautiful peaceful home with character and charm in abundance"
I stayed for a week at Hempel House and loved it. A short tuk-tuk ride from the bustling city of Galle, it is set on the edge of a village in a lovely tropical garden with an inviting swimming pool i… More
Thankyou so much for your lovely review Jilly.
I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Hope to see you again soon.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Centrally located in Galle Fort with 5 bedrooms, this B&B is the ideal location to spend your holiday and explore the heritage city and Galle. All rooms include en-suite bathrooms, A/C, Fans, hot water and four poster beds, the rooms are warm and spacious. The Suite on …see more
"Very relaxed and fully recharged stay in this green paradise"
me and my friends stayed here for 3 days. Amazing quietness here outside the hectic beach road, but still only a few minutes away from the beach. We had every day their good breakfast by the pool and … More
10 Jan 2016
"Away from it all, but close to it all!"
For a simple, tranquil, away from it all break in SW Sri Lanka, this is the place. Here is a 4 bedroom bungalow, newly opened, in a large, well-tended, newly established garden with its own wonderful… More
We spent 6 nights at Etamba House in September, with a 1 year old. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to relax at the house, where our daughter was immediately at ease. The days were spen… More
8 Dec 2015
i had a great week at the villa, it was an amazing experience with beautiful surroundings. the setting was a very peaceful one.it was great to just hang around by the pool and the staff cocked on site… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Salt Beach House is a recently completed, stylish beach house located on the shores of a tropical turtle nesting beach. The Beach House is just 10mins from UNESCO world heritage Galle Fort, and walking distance to bars and restaurants. …see more
25 Aug 2015
"Fantastic house right on a palm lined beach"
Yes we had a great time at your Salt Beach House!
Lovely setting and very comfortable to come back to after our daily adventures...
Perfect way to end a 16 day trip to the i… More
29 Mar 2015
"Beautiful Beach House"
Came here as part of a two venue villa holiday for a week with our young daughters. The place is fantastic, rolling views of the ocean. The villa was stylish, had all we needed and the house staff wer… More
3 Mar 2015
"Hands down favourite holiday to date!"
Recently stayed here with my boyfriend and his parents for two weeks. Having travelled for holidays to Bali and Thailand before, we weren't sure what to expect from Sri Lanka, but we were completely b… More
Private villa on Koggala Lake. Easy access to some amazing beaches and short drive to Galle Fort and other attractions. Lots of small restaurants can be found near by. Only a 10 min drive from one of Sri Lanka's best surf breaks. Villa Alexandra is a place to relax. …see more
18 Apr 2015
"Relaxing, Clean & Tidy Villa"
I have to disagree with the previous reviewer, we found it clean, smart, good location Villa on the edge of Kogalla Lake about 750 from the nearest beach. We spent the recent Sinhala/Tamil New Year b… More
thank you very much for your lovely review and we are happy that you had a relaxing time at the villa, as that is pretty much the state of mind we hope all our guests leave with. I am glad your dog enjoyed his/her stay as well :). We do hope that you will visit us again and that perhaps next time we can meet.
9 Mar 2015
This place has it all. It is a huge beautiful villa, with a magnificent view of the lake to wake up to. Not only that the security guards where not only super helpful, they where also super friendly,… More
thank you for your lovely review and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Villa. It was great having you and your friends stay at Villa Alexandra and it was nice meeting them. You are always more than welcome to come and stay at Villa Alexandra again :)....the waves and the villa will always be there.
5 Nov 2014
"Loved it..Loved it...Loved it !!!"
We feel a little bittersweet here as we loved it so much we don't want to share it! Everything about this place was brilliant...especially our extended family. We really had a great time with 'old mat… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am glad that you and your family and friends enjoyed their stay at Villa Alexandra and of course look forward to having you stay with us again :). Yes Villa Alexandra has a very exotic "family" living right outside its doors....I am glad you got to experience a little bit of our typical Sri Lankan hospitality. Hopefully next time I can come down and meet everyone.
Jessica & Villa Alexandra
"It is NOT our company policy to refund for mechanical faults!"
We stayed at the villa for 3 days/2 nights (Jan 6-8). During the entire visit we did not have hot water and complained about it - we were travelling with infants!
We were told it would work the pr… More
Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Renowned for some of the best food in Sri Lanka, The Sun House offers contemporary gourmet cuisine with a focus on the highest quality ingredients fresh from the local markets each day.
The dinner menu changes daily with a starter, main course and a choice of three del …see more
We spent 5 nights and 6 days at Villa Karamoja and I can certainly say that the villa is a perfect rejuvenation spot. The simple yet beautiful, elegant and classic decor of the villa, coupled with the… More
16 Jul 2015
"A little dip of secluded paradise"
Karamoja is a beautiful, elegant, secluded and pensive villa just outside the Village of Habaraduja in southern Sri Lanka.
The Villa itself is spacious and luxurious, with elegant minimalist woode… More
24 Mar 2015
This place is very simple and has a great pool. Its beautifully tucked in greenery making it wonderful to the eyes! There are also several places nearby to grab food in addition to whats already avail… More
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
A colonial estate offering whole of villa or bed and breakfast rental. Ten full time staff including a cook and gardener, tuk tuk drivers and masseurs. Unlimited free wifi, laundry service and tourism tours and services. Moments from white sand beaches and UNESCO Fort I …see more
Svava the owner & Manju the manager were extremely helpful before our trip - answering questions promptly and requests positively! Once there we quickly forgot about our late arrival time and the rel… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Great location, very close to the beaches of Thalpe, Unawatuna and Galle Fort. Very private yet accessible. …see more
9 Jan 2015
"Wish it was nearer and could visit more often"
Can not fault it. The house was beautiful light and specious .the renovation tastefully executed
The staff, friendly and most helpful, nothing was too much for them.
The location wonderful easy acc… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and we all at Old Clove House are really really happy that you've had a really good and enjoyable stay here with your incredibly amazing family. It was such a pleasure and honour to have have you all here and a joy to meet you.
Congratulations on your celebration and we were all very happy that you all could see in the new year at Old Clove House.
All the very best wishes and hope to see you very soon. Sri Lanka is not too far from Dubai or Singapore, and a very convenient meeting point for all of you who are now spread out far and wide and I really hope to have the opportunity to host you and your wonderful family again at Old Clove House.
8 Jan 2015
"A perfect place to stay"
We stayed with a large family consisting of young kids, teenagers, parents and a grandmother. When we arrived the owner, Tai, helped move all the beds around so the kids could all sleep together and r… More
Thanks for your lovely, honest review and assessment of your experience at Old Clove House. We're really happy and delighted that you had a great time, and that you found the food and accommodation to be good as we really do try our best in that department as that's what makes the experience of staying at a private villa.
I do apologise for the situation with the mosquitoes but there had been very heavy rains during the weeks preceding your arrival and this has exacerbated the situation of the mosquitoes. We have since remedied that with various plug-in repellents all around the house and we're delighted to say that this has worked very well, and that the current set of guests with young children are finding that there are minimal issues with mosquitoes in and around the house.
I do look forward to seeing all of you again, particularly your mum, who's such a wonderfully special and lovely individual and really glad that you all had the occasion to celebrate her 80th birthday, and to see in the New Year at Old Clove House.
29 Nov 2014
Old Clove is just stunning ! It is located very close to Unawatuna or Talpe beaches, in a quiet residential area, very esay to move around in Tuk-tuks or scooters. Galle is just 6km away, and perfect … More
It was really wonderful having you and your siblings stay at Old Clove House.
It was so unfortunate that your bag got stolen at the beach but of course we had to do all we could with our contacts at the police to act quickly to trace and recover your bag and belongings. I am truly regretful that this hapened but truly delighted at the happy ending of recovering all your belongings and cash, and I really hope this didn't mar your experience of Sri Lanka.
We look forward to welcoming you and all of your friends and family to Old Clove House again.
"Who'd have thought paddy fields could be so breathtaking ?"
Being a local Sri Lankan, paddy fields are not new to me - however the Paddy House caught me by surprise. Driving past paddy fields is one thing - living amongst them with 270 degree views of the stun… More
7 Jun 2014
"UTTERLEY WONDERFULL, A PLACE OF EXCEPTIONAL NATURAL BEAUTY AND SPIRITUAL PEACE."
Surrounded by hills, near an ancient Buddhist temple, with a huge reclining Buda , near to the sea, shops, and Galle's famous fort.
The paddy house,set in paddy fields,surrounded by gardens, water,an… More
5 Jun 2014
"Magical place just a few minutes drive from the beach"
My husband, 2 kids and I stayed at the Paddy house for 3 months last year and it was by the far the most wonderful place we have stayed in Sri Lanka. This is not a high end 5 star place but is all th… More
The villa was perfect for a getaway and the service was phenomenal.
Had the most relaxing and enjoyable week here and have recommended it to all of my friends!… More
Thank you very much for the review. We are glad that you had a relaxing and an enjoyable stay at our Place. We hope that you will return to Sri Lanka soon and let us host you.
The Country House Team
28 Jan 2016
"Perfect Holiday House"
Perfect Holiday House. Located in a tea garden of 3.7 acre, only the big owner house and two guest villas. Well decorated and managed. Extramely nice hosts and servers. Great food. Location has some d… More
Thank you very much for the review. We look forward to host you again in the near future. Thank you for being such an amazing guest !
3 Nov 2015
"Home away from home"
This place is truly home away from home. The owner is friendly and informative. The staff, especially the 2 chefs are great and attentive. No need to mention about the fabulous hospitality my husband … More
Dear Jenifir and Stew,
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay at our place. We really enjoyed hosting you as well.
If you ever decide to come back to Sri Lanka for a holiday, we are more than happy to host you and make your stay fabulous.
The Country House Team
VMR is a 3 roomed luxury private house in Unawatuna with a beautiful sea view for daily rent with Breakfast. The Villa is very close to bus stand, ATM & highway entrance. …see more
10 May 2015
"Beter dan verwacht"
Toen we aankwamen dachten we "waar zijn we nu weer beland". Maar toen we eenmaal binnen waren vonden we het super. Het is eigenlijk een groot huis voor 1 gezelschap maar omdat we in het laagseizoen za… More
16 Jul 2015
"Great value for the comfortable beach and good service in home"
It's a house, on a small lagoon, next to a beach with softer waves than Unawatuna Beach, Jungle Beach, White Jungle Beach. This location provided the perfect place for my 22 month old son to get acqu… More
9 Feb 2016
Leider wurde die Unterkunft in der Bewerbung wesentlich anders dargestellt als dies die Realität widerspiegelte.Der Strand war zwar direkt hinter dem Haus aber nicht nutzbar.Der Strand war total zuge… More
If you are searching for an exclusive villa rental, guest house, boutique hotel or bed and breakfast in the most exciting region of Sri Lanka, then this is the place for you.
Book the whole villa complex the bungalow or one or two suites with your friends or extended …see more
A Beautiful and Charming Old House where you can relax and unwind. A 50ft Swimming Pool with a lush, tropical garden surrounding it. Four amazingly styled bedrooms around an internal courtyard pond that has turtles, fish and frogs inhabiting it. We have rooms to rent. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Villa Kathaluwa - is a warm, elegant and comfortable old Dutch house which has been carefully restored retaining its gracious charm of a bygone era. The walls built of coral and limestone by master craftsmen almost two centuries ago remain intact. Villa Kathaluwa is a w …see more
2 Mar 2014
"Beautiful and relaxing villa!"
This is our second visit to Sri Lanka and it exceeded all our expectations. We stayed at Villa Kathaluwa for a week. It is such a beautiful, spacious house, full of character, with an extensive gard… More
20 Jan 2014
One of the best holidays I have ever had! The Villa is super and Madura the help made our stay even better, nothing was too much trouble and he advised us on the beaches and arranged hotel pool visits… More
3 Dec 2013
"Beautiful & Lovely villa with Fantastic friendly service"
Me & my lovely wife spend two weeks in this fantastic villa. It was amazing, actually this villa is great .
This villa is a Old dutch house carefully converted to the villa, Lime stone walls make na… More
...This is a wonderful place to stay! Shash looked after us beyond the call of duty and we had a brilliant brilliant time at the Pavillion Villa generally. Great rooms, lots of space, lovely pool, gr… More
Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you to the villa on your next trip to Sri Lanka.
1 Jan 2015
"Excellent service in a great location"
Shasika and the team couldn't have looked after us better. The were on hand 24/7 to help us with whatever we needed and even arranged a cricket match for us to play with their local friends.
The vi… More
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Pavilion, you were great guests and we would welcome you back any time.
1 Jan 2015
"Great place to stay, excellent service"
We had an excellent stay at the Pavilion, and we were looked after superbly by Shashika and the rest of the staff. the Pavilion was comfortable and clean, and Shashika was able to arrange everything w… More
Thanks for staying with us at The Pavilion it was a pleasure to have you and your friends as our guests, look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Sri Lanka.