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Tamarind Hill

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No: 288 Galle Road | Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was very good..we stayed in Admiral Suite..the housekeeping was so good, he made a swan and elephant by using towels....so sweet...food is good...not busy that's what we wanted..staff are very friendly....especially Samantha Fonseka....he is very good in his job...we really enjoyed our stay...if you want a quite time...this is the place...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted a quiet hotel for our wedding anniversary and this is what we got, apart from the nearby Lighthouse hotel conducting a noisy wedding reception on the night of our arrival which kept us awake for while but stopped around 1am. This is boutique hotel, basically an old colonial house with the main building housing the common facilities, small... 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 very detailed review Glad you enjoyed your stay and chose to stay at the Admiral Suite. This is our best suite and rightly said its all about space and antique furniture some dating back to as old as the property is. The base structure dates back to the 1700's so it is... More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant suprise and find. A beautifully kept and maintained colonial style hotel. All the staff from Sameera the trainee GRO, to the waiting staff Lakmal, Fonseka and Shantha and the pool boy Nandana were friendly and attentative. The rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean. The food was excellent and the breakfasts were individually made to order. Everything about... 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 the hotel as much as we have enjoyed having you as our guest. The meals and service is truly what makes us special. As we are a small resort we are glad you tried our tailor made breakfast options. Look forward to having you back once again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic experience at Tamarind Hill. A very beautiful colonial style hotel with all the modern amenities you would need to make your stay comfortable. And most importantly, very friendly and understanding staff that will go to any extent to make sure you are comfortable! So if the beautiful hotel and the amazing ambiance is not enough reason to go... 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 stay. Your statement the "True meaning of hospitality" is truly humbling. Glad you enjoyed the decor of the hotel and its ambiance The staff at Tamarind Hill is truly special and your review is testament to that. Thank you again and your review will be shared with our staff for a job... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its one of the best properties that you will come across. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathrooms are even more spacious and have got amazing architecture. The entire property is so well maintained. The lawn in the center is lush green and so clean. The poolside is away from the lawn and on a different level below the... 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. Your statement of this being "one of the best properties that you will come across" is one that is truly humbling. Glad you enjoyed the setting of the hotel as we try our best to keep the colonial feel of the property surrounded by nature. The food served is also one... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son Aftab Aziz married his fiance Renee at this beautiful location on Saturday,2nd April 2015. Every single guest who attended this magical wedding went away with wonderful memories of not only the function itself but about the superb setting, the extremely friendly and supportive staff, especially the efficient and most obliging Manager, Nishantha, the charming GRO Sameera, the Chef... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your great review. Firstly we at Asia Leisure and Tamarind Hill wish the newly weds all the best in their future lives together. Glad all the guests who attended enjoyed the hotel, its ambiance and most importantly carry home wonderful memories of the function. Thank you for giving us the opportunity of being... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the hotel and found it spacious and comfortable. Your comments will be shared with our front office team for a job well done. We thank you for your comments about the standard of our dinner and we will inquire into what went wrong More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest Glad you enjoyed your stay at Tamarind Hill. Thank you for your great comments in regard to the renovations which have been done. The peacocks and rabbits are sure popular with our guests. We are sorry you found the service to be slow and we thank you for bringing it to our notice. The Admiral Suite is our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your great recommendation. Glad you enjoyed the colonial look and feel of the hotel which dates back to the 1800's. The south coast has definitely changed after the tsunami with many improvements taking place as your husband may have noted. The toiletries are locally branded products using natural ingredients and we are glad... More 

Ballina, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest Thank you for the lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed the hotel with its brilliantly located pool. We pay a lot of attention to staff training and we are glad this has paid off. Your review will be shared with the team for a job well done. More 

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