We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tamarind Hill

Travelers' Choice award winner
Hotel website
No: 288 Galle Road | Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Offers & Announcements
Package Deal
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Tamarind Hill
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Tamarind Hill
Add Photo

346 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    273
    54
    13
    5
    1
See reviews for
78
173
12
8
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (75)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (346)
  • Mar-May only
    (99)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (61)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (77)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (109)
All months
Beckenham, null, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this hotel and struggle to describe how incredible it was. The hotel room was one of the most beautiful I had ever seen - so plush and unique. Swimming in the pool was amazing with all the trees around and bird sounds. And to top it off, there are pet rabbits running around the gardens. Amazing! And just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When my favourite hotel in fort Galle (Aman) was unavailable due to renovations at the time of my annual Sri Lanka tour, rather than any other Fort hotel, I took the punt with Tamarind Hill and so glad I did. With its deep colonnaded verandahs, central courtyard, " pool in the jungle garden", resident bunnies and peacocks, delightfully designed lounging... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not really sure where to start with this review. Everything was just... sublime - even on a rainy day. From the rooms to the food to the swimming pool but especially to the staff. On the rare occasion things were ever not 100% (i.e. something not on menu), the length at which the staff went to fix things was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review. Glad you loved the experience at Tamarind Hill and what is great to note is the entire staff working together to make your holiday truely memorable. This level of personalized service is what makes our hotel special. Glad you took time to unwind in our pool which is surrounded around wide... More 

Negros Island, Philippines
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I travel, I do not look forward to being in a big hotel with hundreds of other people especially at breakfast, which is what made us choose Tamarind Hill in Galle, a great, little out of the way hotel in Galle! The building set on top of a hill overlooking the sea was just the prefect place to be,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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. If you are not a fan of large hotels with hundreds of people we strongly beleive Asia Leisure hotels are tailor made for you. Tamarind Hill in the days gone by was the home of the Admiral and Captain of the P & O line which played... More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our trip around Sri Lanka we stayed here for 3 nights. We felt like royalty Our room was huge. Three sets of doors opened out onto our own little garden, truly magical. Nothing was too much trouble for the hotel staff, particularly the manager. Food was fantastic. Galle Fort is a must see. It's a short tuk tuk ride... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manager S, Asia Lesiure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your review. We are glad our staff made you feel special. Our rooms are definitely larger than most hotels as Tamarind Hill in its 250 years old history has been the home of nobility in the by gone era and needless to say large rooms were a prerequisite at the time. Glad you... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once in a while, a hotel comes along that provides such impeccable standards of service and facilities in a manner both professional and charming, you feel like staying for much longer, or at least planning a return before long! Tamarind Hill is certainly such a place. The past two nights (in the delightful Room #4) have been a wonderful retreat,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your great review of Tamarind Hill. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the tailor made experience of a boutique resort. We pay a lot of attention to detail and we are glad this has paid off. Our food as you have rightly stated in your review is a winner, glad you... More 

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

Having just spent 4 nights at the Tamarind Hill Hotel, Galle, we can safely say that it was one of the best hotels we have stayed in. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, including an impromptu romantic dinner for 2 on our own private balcony. The beautiful pool with its natural surroundings allowed you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you for your great review and we are very happy to have made am great impression on your holiday to Sri Lanka. Glad you loved the impromptu dinner and food on offer. The poolside is really popular with our guest due to the wildlife in the area. Glad you enjoyed it as well. We look forward... More 

Riga, Latvia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting and special place where you can enjoy real experience of Sri Lanka. We loved our candlelight dinner by the pool with birds singing around. It was perfect! Thanks for the team - Sampath, Ponseka, Prasanna and others for making our stay wonderful and for finny animals waiting for us in our bed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manager S, Asia leisure team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your review and it's been a pleasure having you with us as guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Tamarind Hill. Pool side dinners are something we are trying out newly at the hotel and we are to to know your positive reviews of it. Your review will be shred with our staff for a... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was really one of the nicest places I have stayed. In the middle of what feels like the jungle, but close to Galle fort (ten minutes by tuk tuk). The rooms are fantastic and so comfortable and clean. The Pool is lovely and as there arent that many rooms the resort felt very quiet and calm. The food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manager S, Manager at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your great review. Glad you loved the rooms which are larger than most other resorts and which are in the colonial theme. Our pool area surrounded by nature is truly special as well and popular with our guests. Look forward to your return to Tamarind Hill More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was really busy in Sri Lanka with work and had one night off to relax and came here. Location was perfect outside Galle (400 Rs to the town) and the rooms were just beautiful. It really was a taste of paradise! The hospitality was amazing with Shameera especially (and Udari!!) helping us out with at the end of our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manager S, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your great review. Your description of it being "one of the best small hotels you have ever stayed in!” is truly humbling. Glad we have created an impact on your Sri Lankan trip. look forward to hear from you again More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

335 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (246)
Viewed
Room/suite (53)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (65)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (25)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Other (75)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (89)
Viewed
Room/suite (23)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Other (36)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay