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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 42 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to Apa villa for 3 nights at the end of our two week tour of Sri Lanka 10 days ago. Having been in March just as a couple and then returning in August with our two teenage boys, Apa was as delightful as before. My two boys absolutely loved the swimming pool and the amazing breakfasts. We remembered... More

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

What a pleasure to read this review and we are so honoured to receive this family back to Apa Villa. Thank you and we hope to welcome you again with preferential rate and other nice surprises. More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the fifth hotel we stayed at in our 14 day tour of Sri Lanka. Stayed here for 2 nights/3 days. Apa Villa Thalpe is a boutique picturesque hotel. Rooms are spacious and stylish. You have your own patio, lovely sitting area, spacious bathroom with a wet room, spacious bedroom with a nice comfortable bed and modern amenities including... More

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

Thank you for the heartening review and we are pleased that the guests find the room, the pool and the amenities to their satisfaction. We are equally dismayed that our guests were not able to experience our new All Day Menu and the A La Carte Dinner menu that have been revised to meet the needs of our guests young... More

Greater Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

We thank this guest for his/her review and we would like to explain the situation on the "delayed entry" and other points brought up. There was a heavy storm prior to the guests' arrival which created havoc in the area including felling a bougainvillea tree at the villa's gateway. A contracted workman and our gardeners were doing their best to... More

Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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