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Apa Villa Thalpe

78 MS Matara Rd | Thalpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #21 of 40 hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paignton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never before posted on Tripadvisor so apologies if any of this offends. I've stayed at many places but never before has somewhere been so bad that I've felt the need to warn others. And I've stayed in a Travelodge!! We spent over two weeks touring Sri Lanka with our fabulous Chauffeur / Guide Ranjith. We stayed at Tintagel in... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptional luxury, beautifully stylish, delicious food and wonderful service - Apa Villa is intimate, very special and extremely comfortable. On a lovely beach, iconic pool, outdoor bathrooms and huge beds - and within easy reach of the charms of Galle Fort. I have no hesitation of warmly recommending this glorious villa. Thank you!

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It would be hard to find another site as special as Apa Villa. Beautiful rooms, attentive staff, the legendary pool and the old world atmosphere all contribute to a memorable experience. We hope to return soon!

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

well.... what can I say!.... all positive my end! Stayed for 3 nights, but could have easily stayed longer! with only 7 rooms in whole resort you are guaranteed a peaceful stay with no over crowded pools or beaches. Rooms are nice and clean with a quiet reading area, large bedroom, open style bathroom and private porch area out the... More

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ApaVillasGalle, Owner at Apa Villa Thalpe, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Najree, we are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay at our beach villa. Your review clearly describes what makes Apa Villa and its setting a destination for a private and relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcome you and your family members and friends back to Apa Villa Thalpe and hopefully to include our sister villa Illuketia.... More

2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights with my girlfriend in Suite 7 - Saffron Villa. These are the absolute facts and all you need to know about the place. (1) The service from the staff is exceptional. From being picked up in a luxury minibus with reclining seats from the airport, to being welcomed at the gates by all the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My stay at Apa Villa was genuinely perfect. The grounds are large enough for each guests to have their own privacy. The pool and ocean view looks like a magazine cover. The staff were very helpful and thoughtful. All speak english well and it was always service with a smile. Meals are served on private patios right in front of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had a lovely stay at Apavilla and enjoyed swimming in the infinity pool towards the roaring ocean, which felt surreal and special at anytime of the day. A charming little property who have lovely and helpful staff , Nice things to eat all day and an interesting offer of set menus and special menus available.Light healthy in approach with... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic hotel. Right on the beach. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were very attentive, not only serving you on your veranda but also bringing drinks and snacks right to your sun bed, nothing was too much trouble, what indulgence. Breakfast and dinner served outside your room, white tablecloths, white china, candles and superb food, all... More

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Gurgaon, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I spent a weekend at Apa Villa before moving on to Colombo for the week for business, and we didn't want to leave! The staff were very attentive and helpful, even transporting bicycles from their sister hotel down the street for us, which we didn't end up using. It was wonderful having a personal table just outside... More

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Rye, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We came to Apa Villa after a ten night tour of Sri Lanka and looked forward to 6 nights of relaxation by the ocean. We arrived at about 5pm after a 7 hour drive from Nuwara Eliya so were not in the best of moods when the Hotel said that they did not have our booking. Once I had produced... More

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Address: 78 MS Matara Rd | Thalpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#17 Family Hotel in Galle #20 Romantic Hotel in Galle
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Short distance from Galle town, three beach front bungalows with swimming pool featured on cover of CN Traveler US and lifestyle book. Seven stylish suites (fully air conditioned) set in a coconut grove facing the Indian Ocean. All newly renovated and refurbished. Excellent kitchen and English-speaking staff with warm, friendly service. There is a library and lounge. Each suite has private veranda area for meals. Or dine on the wooden deck facing the sunset. Perfect for families and small groups. ... more   less 
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