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Apa Villa Thalpe

#18 of 44 Hotels in Galle
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78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna | 80615 Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Doha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for just two nights after a seven day tour through the Cultural Triangle, Tea Palntation region and Hill Country of Sri Lanka, we were ready for a bit of down time. Apa Villa was just the perfect setting for this. I had no expectations other than it looked rather nice from the website pictures, what we encountered... More 

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London
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved Apa. You need to manage your expectations. It's a super chilled place with lovely staff, clean rooms, good sized rooms and in a great location. It's so relaxing you can literally do nothing and be totally content. You can't swim really as there are rocks and the waves are hardcore, but the pool's great and the beach is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday to Sri Lanka. We spent a week at Apa Villa and it was very charming. Beautiful location, right on the beach so most days where spent watching the ships on the horizon and the waves. Very relaxing. You cant really swim in the sea but there is a very nice pool.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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 January 16, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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Ahmedabad, India
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

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