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Tamarind Hill

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No: 288 Galle Road | Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the worst thing is the location I can say, they have probably 20 -30 rooms and some little are suites. Our room is like to most other rooms are on the ground. No any view from your room. And hotel's location don't see sea or and beautiful scene. Service and foods are ok. The animals like rabbit, monkey, peacock are... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very secluded pool surrounded by gardens and terrace. The pool water is from a well and chlorine free. It is looked after by the pool boy called Nandana who is most helpful. The hotel itself is in a very quiet location with good staff and pleasant food. Al la carte is served rather than the usual buffet for most... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely boutique hotel with about 13 rooms. Rooms are fairly big. Old styled. That is the charm of this place. Staff very friendly. Food was good. But there is room for improvement. Some meals were served cold. Some staff appeared to be tired and thus not so amenable to our requests. But on the whole a lovely experience. We stayed... More 

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

Dear rupakk6 We thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our rooms and the colonially styled rooms at Tamarind Hill. We thank you for your feedback pertaining to our food which we will look at improving. More 

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The four days I stayed at the Tamarind Hill during Christmas vacation in year 2014 gave an experience of what it would have felt like to live in a luxurious mansion during the golden colonial-era. It was elegantly decorated with charm and simplicity. Both room and bath was very spacious with windows opening into a small indoor garden that had... More 

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

Dear Anoushkaonholiday Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad you chose Tamarind Hill for your stay during Christmas and its good to note that we did not disappoint. Our rooms are designed to match the colonial era where large spaces were the norm. Glad you tried out our newly opened spa which employees therapists trained in... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here with my husband for several days as part of our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it. Tamarind Hill is a beautiful colonial building, tastefully decorated and spacious, with an excellent swimming pool and garden (featuring monkeys, rabbits and a beautiful peacock!). Located 10 minutes by tuk tuk from Galle Fort, the hotel is tranquil and feels like... More 

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

Dear sazzlejames Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you choose Tamarind Hill for your honeymoon and its good to note we didn't disappoint. The secluded swimming pool surrounded by wildlife is a favourite with our guests. Your review will be shared with the staff for a job well done. More 

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked into Tamarind for one night and wished we would have gone for two. I had read about the staff in trip advisor - that they made you feel quite special. And it was true as soon as we walked up the steps of the majestic colonial home. Sameera was a fabulous greeter and gave us a brief tour... More 

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

Dear Howard2156 Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that we have lived up to our reviews on Trip Advisor. Our staff together is a very special bunch who give Tamarind Hill its charm. The Admiral suite is one of the best rooms at the hotel and it is by far the largest featuring its own separate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous little boutique hotel. Set a short drive from the touristy, historic fort area, it's quieter location adds to its secluded charm. The rooms are large, airy and well appointed and with their traditional, colonial style ooze old world charm. They're a little tired in places though and with a small amount of refurb would be perfect.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with a small group. Excellent accommadation surrounding an internal courtyard garden. Had an evening meal and breakfast. Staff very attentive and food top class. Secluded pool on lower level was stunning and very clean. The pool attendent, Nadamen was very courteous and couldn't be more helpful. He was charming and kept the pool area in tip top condition.... More 

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

Dear dickkimble10 Thank you for your great review and we thank you for your recommendations. Glad you enjoyed the accommodation on offer which mirrors the colonial period. Our poolside remains as one of our guests favourite retreats while staying at Tamarind Hill. More 

New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful 250-year old colonial house. We were lucky enough to stay in the spacious and luxurious Admiral's Room: superb! Just a short tuk-tub ride from the Fort. The staff was very lovely, very helpful. We enjoyed our meals as well. A wonderful stay!

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

Dear Red_headstrong Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our 250 year old colonial house and what even better at our best suite as well. Its good to note that you enjoyed your meals and service provided by our staff More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delighted to have spent two nights in Galle at this very quietly nestled property away from the hustle and bustle of Galle Town, but ever so conveniently, quickly and easily accessible to all the key locations, The service is exceptional the rooms clean spacious and fitted with all the modern comforts and all working to perfection. Breakfast - both continental... More 

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

Dear Vijayaluxmi Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your 2 night stay at Tamarind Hill which is located in the village of Dadella away from the noise of Galle. We are glad you enjoyed our extra spacious rooms which mirror the designs of the colonial era. We pay a lot of attention to our... More 

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