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Apa Villa Thalpe

78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna | 80615 Thalpe Sri Lanka, 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 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Greater Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for three nights towards the end an enjoyable three-week holiday in Sri Lanka. In no way was it comparable to any of the other hotels at which we stayed (Horathapola, Heritance Kandalama, Earls Regency, Tea Trails). As we are a family of four, we booked two adjacent suites - Saffron 6 and 7 - the most expensive in... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place is great. The staff, the setting, the welcome, the food and the overall experience. And the price is right. Food, drink, laundry etc. all very reasonable Can't recommend it highly enough.

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

Thank you for your review and so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Apa Villa. May we take this opportunity to welcome you at another time in the near future and we will be more than happy to offer a friendly discount for repeat customers. More

Dubai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

spent one night here on the last leg of our break. we really couldnt fault it - great room set up (we had suite 2 as was the only one available) which was very well set up for 2 adults and 2 children - all having their own beds under one mosquito net! the highlight? the delicious out of this... More

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

We are so pleased with the review and that everything went well during your short stay including your enjoyment of our signature Rijjstafel curry dinner. Thank you for taking time to write your impression. More

Paignton, United Kingdom
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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ApaVillasGalle, Owner at Apa Villa Thalpe, responded to this review

As owners of Apa Villas we are truly dismayed by this review especially when the lady in question had to apologise to us "if it offends", and then admitted in the same breath that she did not want to complain to us directly. “My British sense of fair play insists that I should have complained at the time and given... More

kathmandu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

Thank you for the great review and we look forward to welcome you back at the next opportunity. More

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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

So pleased to receive your review of Apa Villa by the beach. We look forward to your promise to be back and thank you for writing in. More

Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Address: 78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna | 80615 Thalpe Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Galle #19 Romantic Hotel in Galle
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We have three distinct stylish bungalows facing the beach front and swimming pool. All rooms except for Cinnamon Suite 2, face the ocean and lovely coconut fringed ground. Cinnamon 1 is linked to Cinnamon 2 garden- facing suite through an adjoining door, ideal for a family with several children or a group of friends. Cinnamon 1, 2 and 3 have exceptional one double bed and one single bed sleeping arrangement under a giant mosquito net. Suitable for a couple with child. Cardamom 4 and 5 are located in the centre a few steps to the lovely pool. Each suite has a separate sitting lounge indoors and outdoors. Saffron 6 and 7 are the most luxurious suites with its own sitting lounge and private verandah. Both suites are separated by a walkway across a fish pond. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and with ceiling fans in all areas. The beach in front is not swimmable but good enough for dips and long strolls along the shoreline. We are about 15 minutes from Galle town and same distance to our sister villa Illuketia inland plantation mansion. Recently refurbished with new cushion covers and in-room coffee or tea service. Our revamped day and dinner menus are prepared by our experienced chefs. Meals are served in the privacy of your own verandah space. Our English-speaking staff will look after guests and their children with warm, friendly service. No one can resist sitting or lounging on the wooden deck and sandy ramps facing the eternal ocean, sunset or rising moon. Just what is needed for a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 
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