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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed just one night at this beautiful hotel but wish that it was longer. It is a charming building with a lot of natural light and air. An excellent place to relax and enjoy a vacation. The room was spacious and comfortable. The toilet was in the right place so that the others in the room are not disturbed... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been waiting to come to the Tamarind Hill for some time, and I must admit, it was worth the wait. Being an ardent lover of history, the old property was a joy to see, and I the new additions have been done exquisitely well with great attention to detail in ensuring the old charm is not hampered with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at Tamarind Hill for one night for a relaxing night away from Colombo. My husband had lived in Dadella doing post tsunami relief work over from Ireland and this was his first time back to the area so it was an interesting experience for him! We weren't sure what to expect on the drive up the short dirt track... More 

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Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Former colonial house with rooms surrounding a grassed courtyard decorated in the centre with a fountain and pond. Lovely swimming pool. Rooms are large with equally large bathroom. Dining is either inside which is air-conditioned or outside on the terrace overlooking the courtyard. Could not fault the food or staff who were very friendly and attended to every request promptly... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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