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Tamarind Hill

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No: 288 Galle Road | Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Went there to attend a lovely wedding and the place just took my breath away.The location was absolutely beautiful, and the renovated old house had so much character, I love the cool cement floors, and the beautifully painted long fan above the dining table.

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Beijing Region, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I recently stayed at the Tamarind Hill for 3 days, which was an excellent experience in every aspect. The rooms are very spacious, well maintained and nicely air-conditioned. The staff all was very friendly and considerate, helping us to arrange various transportations and allowing us a late checkout on the last day even though the hotel was... More 

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Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the staff was able to meet your requirements. The hotel is indeed located on a small hill with a tamarind tree in the courtyard. This is where the hotel got its name. Glad you enjoyed the food and drinks on offer. Your comments... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well presented colonial mansion bordering the jungle and about 10 minutes by tuk-tuk to the gates of Galle Fort (r300/£1.50). Rooms and beds were huge, with the bathroom in ours possibly the biggest I have ever had in a hotel. Room also had its own veranda looking out over the pool and jungle, with families of monkeys, peacocks and... More 

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Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the facilities on offer. Our rooms are based on colonial times where space was considered a major factor in luxury. Thank you again for your great review. More 

Wamberal, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just spent too nights at the superb Tamarind Hill Hotel. The hotel is in a colonial style and has been very thoughtfully decorated, evoking a feeling of grandeur. Both our room and bedroom were huge and spotlessly clean. Again, superbly decorated with high end furniture. The staff were, without exception, delightful. Always smiling and going out of their... More 

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Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your great comments. Glad you loved the look and feel of the hotel including the furniture some of which dates back almost 150 years. Glad you enjoyed the service of the staff and food on offer. I thank you in advance for the recommendations More 

Galle, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this MAJESTIC place for a lunch with my wife & two daughters. Mr.Nihal gave us a royal welcome with tall glasses of fresh ogrange juice. Then we got the special opportunity of meeting the Head Chef, Mr.Sameera. We had Sea Food Spagetti in cream sauce for lunch. It was out of this world!!!. The dish was spot on.... More 

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Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your comments. Your review will be shared with the team for a job well done all round. Thank you very much again and we would love for you to visit us again in the near future More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very memorable stay at the Tamarind Hill and loved a lot this place! The hotel is situated in a gorgeous historical building which is very well maintained. A beautiful oasis just on the outskirts of the bustling Galle Fort, a perfect place to relax after a full day of sightseeing in the Fort. The restaurant is delicious... More 

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Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Glad you enjoyed your stay at Tamarind Hill and as we are located a bit away from the hustle and bustle of Galle it is the perfect place to relax after sightseeing We are glad we could do something special for your birthday. Glad your children enjoyed the suite. More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the place........takes you back in time. Super place to relax for a couple of days. The staff were warm & friendly......... I would say that they need to brush up on their communication skills & improve on the quality of the western meals & then it would be a perfect hideaway.

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Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. The property most definitely takes you back in time as most of the furniture items are as old as the property itself. Your comments about the communication skills of our staff is noted with thanks More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to this gorgeous property n definitely not my last. As usual it was the highlight of my holiday to Srilanka. The property, the staff, the facilities R all top notch. My son had a blast (16 months) n everyone went out of their way to pamper him. I love everything about this property.

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Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Glad you chose to visit us again and it was indeed a pleasure having you with us. We will do our best to better our service on your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again More 

Vancouver, BC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and well maintained hotel. Our room was spacious and well appointed with good wifi access. The staff were most helpful and accommodating. Our trainee housekeeper, Sangeeth, went out of his way to ensure that our room was perfectly prepared for the evening. The pool is delightful and nicely situated. The restaurant prepared good food, but was... More 

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Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your comments Glad you enjoyed your stay at Tamarind Hill. Your great comments about Sangeeth have been sent to the management. Thank you for your feedback about the language barriers and slow service. This will be dealt with immediately. We look forward to welcoming you back at Tamarind Hill soon More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tamarind Hill is a delight! Idillic, tranquil and a perfect place to relax on your travels. The staff are very keen to interact which wasn't intrusive but their friendly nature. Beautiful setting and loved the rabbits and monkey.

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Dear guest Thank you very much for your great comments and we are glad you enjoyed the services of our staff and facilities at the hotel. More 

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