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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
    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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Paris, France
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had one night here during our honeymoon. It was so special! The rooms are beautiful with the best bathroom I have ever seen. We loved the colonial layout which made it feel small and intimate. The swimming pool was wonderful and we had it to ourselves for an evening swim. The food was second to none and we loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel in a perfect location. I have stayed at the Lighthouse on previous occasions and was looking forward to a different hotel in Galle. What a pleasant surprise! Everything was perfect, from the initial greeting from Sameera, to the free upgrade to the Admirals suite the lovely pool and truely tasty dinners and breakfast. Highly recommend... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. It is an easy tuk tuk ride to Galle Fort. Beautiful old hotel with great rooms. Lovely pool surrounded by trees and often monkeys The staff were 1st class and very attentive. Sanpath was a very friendly guy and great craic. All the Staff were very friendly though. We were... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tamarind Hill marked the destination as the location to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. The location came as a recommendation from Mr Gayan Gunasekara of Authenticities and the recommendation did certainly go well. A minor hiccup in the reservation process earned us a free upgrade to the Captain Suite (yoo hoo), and there was nothing holding back the warmth,... 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. It's good to note that you were upgraded to our suite high is always special . The extra large bathroom and room was the home of the Captain of a popular shipping line over 200 years ago. Glad you enjoyed the company of our resident rabbits who frolic around the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I spent 2 fantastic nights in Tamarind Hill. We wish it could have been longer. Firstly, the converted house is just beautiful. Dating over 200 years old it has lost little of its charm, leaving little to the imagination of how life might have been like for the privileged Dutch at the time. However dont get me... 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 review Glad you enjoyed the colonial charm at Tamarind Hill. Some of the furniture around dates back to this colonial period adding to the priceless charm Glad you enjoyed and appreciate our large guest rooms as we try to recreate the feeling of extravagant living in the days gone by. Tamarind Hill... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply amazing, welcoming staff, great food, pool & hotel. We came here on our honeymoon and this was the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka. After arriving too late for the free breakfast the staff went and found a selection of breads & fruits at no cost. The next day we had the breakfast included in our stay and... More 

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

Dear guest Thank you for your review We are glad you choose to stay at Tamarind Hill for your honeymoon and it's good to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. Glad you enjoyed the food on offer and your statement about this being the best place you stayed during your trip is truely humbling. Your review has already... More 

Adelaide,Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Tamarind Hill at the end of our 12-day sojourn through Sri Lanka, and were delighted by this lovely property. The original Residence has been extended to encompass a lovely courtyard, lounge area and pool. The extension has been sensitively done, in keeping with the traditional character of the main house. Rooms were very large with all... 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 review Glad you enjoyed the services on offer at the hotel. The colonial ambience is something we try our best to maintain even in the newer refurbished areas and glad,to note that it is appreciated. Our large rooms are indeed special showcasing the colonial splendor of the days gone by while mixing... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is a paradise on earth really iAm from Dubai from the time we entered till the time we left we were taken care special thank to lakmal who is a very professional waiter our room was kept clean always I don't know how this boy gihan room boy, managed it so well and manager nishantha is amazing a... More 

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

Dear guest We thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and were well taken care of right from the start of your stay. Your caption of calling us "paradise on earth "is truely humbling to note and we look forward to our next visit soon More 

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful hotel. Book early. Staff were incredibly friendly. We enjoyed playing on the grass and in the pool. The restaurant was pricey but good. Excellent breakfast. The hotel was full and we weren't able to stay for our last night and accidentally left with the room key. When we went back to return it they were only pleased to... More 

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Manager S, Asia leisure team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you for your review and for our key. It's good to note that you enjoyed your stay with us however most unfortunately we were unable to accommodate you on your last night. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast on offer More 

Grafton NSW
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this hotel. It is set in a beautiful old Dutch home with the rooms added in a quadrangle out the back of the original house. The rooms are enormous but unfortunately the only seating is two wooden chairs. A lounge or a couple of arm chairs would have been nice. The staff are friendly... More 

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

Dear guest We thank you for your review. It's good to note that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we thank you for your valuable feedback on improvements which can be made. It's with feedback such as yours we will be able to improve on our services for the future. More 

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