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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
  • 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great food, and a beautiful pool. Open air sitting room and bathroom part of an enclosed, air conditioned bedroom make this lovely place a highly recommended one for adventurers looking for a reprieve from city noise and heat. An oasis!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights in March 2015. Quiet, lovely garden and pool, beautiful sea views and sunsets, food and service excellent. Also visited inland sister hotel for dinner, equally lovely in a hillside setting. interesting and helpful owners. highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Simple yet stunning. The perfect place to relax. We stayed there for 2 nights could easily have made it 3 or 4. The setting and pool is unbelievable and perfect if you are looking to chill ! Good breakfast, large , well presented room, helpful staff. No complaints!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed here for three nights near the beginning of our 2 week Sri Lanka tour. The pool area here is the star attraction, and it is as stunning as the photos suggest. The room was fine although nothing special. I believe we were in the cheapest room which did not have pool/sea views, but still its own dining table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Apa Villa Thalpe for two nights at the beginning of our trip to Sri Lanka and it was such a treat. We shunned the over-subscribed beaches of Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa for this gorgeous slice of tranquility and were rewarded with privacy, beautiful views, and delicious food. When we arrived, sweaty and tired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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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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