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Apa Villa Thalpe

78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna | 80615 Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just spent 6 nights in this beautiful villa. It was a fantastic experience. We stayed in the Cardamon rooms, both stylish with a hint of Asia with a beautiful view over the pool and beach. The service was excellent and relaxed and we enjoyed all of our meals served on the veranda.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 days at Apa Villa over the Christmas period in Cardamon Suite 5. It was looking directly over the beach with a beautiful big lounge on the verandah where we spent a lot of time. We struck some bad weatther which was unusual (this was our 4th trip to Sri Lanka) so ate at the villa every meal... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a relaxing two nights at Apa Villas Thalpe on the ocean near Galle last September. This is a small, lovely inn with an infinity pool on the beach. The beach itself is narrow at this point and the sea this time of year too rough for swimming in this location (though the beach is empty) but the inn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Completely relaxing environment - to our selves, with the beautiful linear pool and the sea (to walk around-its not a swimmable beach but nevertheless a good one to walk around). We could spend so much quality time to ourselves as a family with the children splashing around, playing on the hammock or collecting shells on the beach. The rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our family with a toddler and a baby had one of the best holidays in Apa. What made it so special was the warm and accommodating staff who helped us with all our needs (even helping us to arrange to see a pediatrician for our sick baby and making purees/kid-friendly meals). Shamila was a true star in ensuring that we... More 

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

Thank you for writing this review expressing your utmost satisfaction with your stay at Apa Villa. We are a small boutique hotel with a mission to serve our guests and ensure that all their needs are attended to. We take pride to be a family hotel welcoming children and infants by offering free cots, a Kids' Menu and preparing infants'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have not had such a relaxing holiday in ages - Thank you everyone at Apa Villa! If you are a traveler who believes that beauty lies in simplicity and warmth and like a small, intimate boutique hotel with few guests around, the best service and food you can imagine at the best prices, this is THE place for your... More 

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

Gosh, we are overwhelmed by the generous review of Apa Villa by this esteemed guests. It is so refreshing to find a family here enjoying every moment of their stay in Galle and surroundings.This guest has described in wonderful details all the things that she and her family have taken delight in - the excellent and variety of our menus,... More 

Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Arrived to a lovely warm welcome. There were 4 people to greet us on arrival so no experience of no staff around. There's always been someone to help and cater to all our wishes whenever needed. A few teething issues with wifi (which I quite liked!) on arrival but these were resolved by the 2nd day. Food lovely, my husband... More 

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

We are so proud to be of service to these appreciative guests. Thank you for your kind review and that every aspect of your visit was looked after to make it welcoming and comfortable. We take note of your comment on the soft seating outside the room on the terrace. We will see what can be done about it in... More 

Leuven
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The old colonial buildings are situated at about 2-3 km from the lively town of Unawatuna. But you don't go to Apa Villa for nightly entertainment, noisy neighbours or screaming kids. This is a place where you go to relax. And that's what Apa Villa is designed for. Big spacious rooms with a minimalistic design, outdoor shower and large beds.... More 

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

Thank you for the review and for hitting it on the spot that we are a hotel designed for a peaceful and relaxing stay, to charge the batteries, and be pampered by the staff. Apa Villa has ample outdoor space beautified by the coconut palms that provide shade and tropical greenery. The long swimming pool aligned purposefully to the horizon... More 

Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

In the privacy of a complex of 3villas (6suites total) you can relax under the palm trees the small infinity pool is perfect. The staff is nice and polite. You can not swim in front of the villa but the beach is only 800 rs far!!! The famous tuk-tuk are waiting outside the villa and ready to drive you wherever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place is stunning. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are gorgeous-simple, elegant, spacious. Bathroom was amazing- outdoor shower such a treat! Breakfast and lunch/snacks were great. The pool is the perfect length and very well maintained with the gardens. We came here as a 3 and stayed in one villa together- had an amazing weekend and would... More 

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Address: 78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna | 80615 Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Apa Villa Thalpe Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
#16 Family Hotel in Galle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Galle

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