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Apa Villa Illuketia

Illuketia Watta | Wanchawala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really lovely. Its like staying at a Balinese villa. Very old property, with ponds around the outdoor dining area, and on beautiful gardens which are quite large. The rooms are ok, quite simple. Don't expect 5 star. Its more rustic in character. Floors a bit dirty, lots of mosquitoes in the bathrooms. Nothing fancy in the decor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apa Villa Illuketia is a hidden paradise. Beautiful old colonial house with wide sweeping verandahs, lovely rooms, ponds with koi fish and acres of stunning gardens filled with an array of birds and wildlife. Nothing better than lying by the pool or on the verandah with a cold beer and watch the garden come alive after the rain with monkeys... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We picked Apa Villa Illuketia because it really stood out, based on the reviews other users have posted here. We were looking for something unique. We found it! We arranged a driver (Sunil) and a van pickup with the villa, and we're glad we did - we had to depart Colombo during the evening rush hour (not recommended!), so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

My second visit to this delightful villa. Pond house is secluded and peaceful, and being close to the pond with its monkeys, monitor lizard, frogs and birds is a wildlife lovers haven. The service here is warm, friendly and professional. Food excellent, especially the seared tuna and the fish curry. I will return!

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2 Thank KentAngelfish
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

What an experience! One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Waking up in a great room (with private outdoor bathroom) and opening our door to the sight and sounds of Apa Villa Illuketia estate was something that would never grow old. The food was unbelievable - personal favorites included the breakfast hopper, locally grown rice, curries sets and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I stayed here with some friends recently during monsoon season and was completely blown away by the sheer beauty of the place. Lush green gardens, filled with exotic wildlife (be sure to enjoy some tea around 5pm and watch the monkeys do their daily gymnastics across the trees) and impeccable service. The place is also richly steeped in history and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Came away for a long weekend with a group of friends, and far from being able to find anything to fault with the stay, I will actually struggle to do justice to our experience with a simple written review. The guestrooms both in the main house and at the pool house are sublime - spacious, comfortable, lovely bathrooms, and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here by accident because its sister hotel was overbooked, though through no fault of the owner. What a fabulous retreat it turned out to be. It's about a 15 minute tuktuk/taxi ride out of Galle train station. We were greeted by the wonderful Sumith, who was a perfect assistant during our stay. The property is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A beautiful estate perfect for getting away from it all. All the food was amazing but sure to try the delicious Sri Lankan curry set meal and the fresh tuna shashimi. Rooms in the main estate and the lake area are both beautiful.

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Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Apa Villa estate hotel was not just a hotel; it was an amazing experience in-and-of itself. The 200y.o. refurbished tea plantation is positioned central to the 10 acres of lush, virgin rainforest. With no "check-in" counter and only 1 host, and 1 cook an no other visitors during our short stay, we felt that the whole experience was very personalized... More 

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