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Taprobane Island

| Weligama, Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually we didn't even get it. You can't understand for sure what it is. First (from the road) we thought it might be some temple so we came to check it. But that we just saw that its private property and no more information. So we have done a few photos and went away. By the way there were some... More 

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Thank Anna V
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stayed on Taprobane from the 23rd to the 26th of September 2015, right after 5 months of refurbishment. The first feeling when seeing Taprobane from the beach is one of pure excitement, imagining yourself on your own private tropical island is just pure magic. And indeed it is. Though there is still some work to be done (one of... More 

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3 Thank Frederic H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went there with some of my family and I had a fantastic time. Being on your own private island is an absolutely fantastic feeling. The staff were extraordinarily attentive and kind. The food they produced was the best I have tried in Sri Lanka (and I've been travelling around Sri Lanka for two months now). Some of the fruit... More 

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9 Thank V282014
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I think that some of the critical reviews of this property are completely overdone. Yes, it is not Aman or Alila standard, but then you are not paying those prices. We had an outstanding stay, the island is glorious, it feels like walking back into the 1920's (which yes does mean mean no TV, no Wi-FI, slightly "shabby chic" feel)... More 

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9 Thank Moose19682014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

There are amazing things about this place. It is, after all, your own island! The staff are very helpful and nice, and cook well, but... the whole place has a slightly run down feel about it. If you expect crisp, egyptian cotton sheets and down pillows, forget it. Try slightly damp smelling fibre pillows and you're more on track. It's... More 

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9 Thank MRBT123
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Holiday from hell - this was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime with my family having spent 9 months organising a secret birthday surprise. Never in my life have we spent 10 more miserable days in this so called 'very luxury' house. It wasn't even ready when we arrived after a gruelling 24 hour journey with a 7... More 

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35 Thank Carole L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This private island of five bed rooms, endless terraces, a pool, niches in a tropical garden of great luxury and all staffed by a team that are well trained, patient and provide perfect service. Arriving at any hotel by wading through the sea, with the staff carrying your bags on their heads, is unusual and an indication that you are... More 

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2 Thank finewine63
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Staying on Taprobane Island is truly an incredible experience. We celebrated a hens party on the island complete with massages, pedicures, high tea and seafood BBQ dinner which was all beautifully organised by the manager based in Galle. The house spills across multiple levels, each room unique with simple yet impressive decor. The island is a jungle paradise ensuring that... More 

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1 Thank Trisand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

No time to stay, so organised bbq Birthday lunch through Sun House for 20 people: $40 US pp BYO - expensive but worth 'being there'. Sublime, location, rooms look beautiful - simple but lovely, as was the food and service - your own private island!! Fantastic infinity pool, small but divine. Perfect spot for event/small group stay (5 rooms, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Stunning location , there is something mighty special about Taprobane . The service and food wonderful . The accommodation surrounded by antiques , and lots of mosquito's . Beware of the scams , boat and taxi rides. Highly recommend for a different holiday !

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