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Villa Modarawattha

Madol Duwa Road | Kathaluwa, Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We felt as though we were having a total Imladris experience here. There is something very special about this place. It is a place of deep restful tranquillity and timelessness. A place where one can very easily stay for a long time. The ambience was so peaceful and meditative, that we just wanted to stay for days. Villa Modarawattha makes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed in family group renting four rooms and had villa much to ourselves. Manager Prasanna and all his staff were excellent. Lovely grounds on lake's edge and well kept, with a small pool. Food was very good and sensibly priced. Very helpful for all extra requests we made eg with organising a two day trip into highlands

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We booked 2 superior rooms at this villa through Agoda – when we arrived after a 9 hour drive we were told by the manager Prasanna that he hadn’t received any confirmation of our booking from Agoda and that they were fully booked – then miraculously after 15 minutes and a phone call he said there had been a cancellation... More 

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Overijse, Belgium
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53 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

What a place! Its situation is idyllic at the end of a dirt track next to a beautiful lagoon with rabbits in the garden. We stayed 2 nights here and found this villa a wonderful place to relax. It's very small with only 5 rooms so if you're after total peace and tranquility then this is for you. We didn't... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

It's a perfect place for individuals away from crowded hotels and beaches. The Villa is wonderful, has a real charm but fortunately only 5 rooms. The staff is extreme helpful and kind, they served us with a lots of love and attention. The nearest beach (South Beach) is about 400 m and there were usually nobody just us. You can't... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

The villa offered us a sublime base to visit Galle and the surrounding area, we were lucky to have the house to ourselves and enjoy it fully.Villa Modarawattha is a grand old dame that needs lots of love and care,the wild life is charming particularly the rabbits. The Sri Lankan meal prepared for one dinner was truly memorable, the gracious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The hotel was simply amazing. This is not like the Fortress where it is top of the line mod cons, but it has a wonderful rustic charm and feel. Being able to maintain the fine balance between rustic with all the modern amenities you expect from a boutique hotel was spot on. The staff were attentive and the ambiance of... More 

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Grenoble, France
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I booked 3 nights in this beautiful old dutch villa in july 2013 for my family (5 people including 3 children) and really enjoyed my stay. The rooms are beautiful and very tidy. There is a nice garden with small rabbits running everywhere. The swimming pool is small but so pleasant just in front of the Koggala lagoon. It is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed here in March 2012 with friends as we were over for the Sri Lanka v England Cricket tour, and we had more or less every room on site (5 rooms in total I think). Although the villa is a short drive from Galle (approx 20-ish mins on a Tuk-Tuk) at the end of a private dirt road, it's one... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Welcome with a welcome drink, yes we had that before. But welcome also with a cool welcome towel on midday to rub of the dust / heat of the trip was a really nice little touch. This place has a lot of charm: - Only 4 rooms make the villa very private. - Large grounds filled with coconut and frangipani... More 

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Address: Madol Duwa Road | Kathaluwa, Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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