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Taprobane Island

| Weligama, Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
Taprobane Island
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 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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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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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2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
36 helpful votes 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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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Perth, Australia
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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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Sydney, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The attractions at Weligama Bay 1. The weligama beach and bay The soft beach of Weligama is inviting tourists for daily walks, runs or beach games such as beach volleyball, elephant polo, surfing, boat safaris and diving. As well as there is a natural pool area which is suitable for safe bath. There for Weligama Bay is a perfect place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Lovely unique place. Food was great. Staff friendly and helpful. Only criticism is be wary of driver who is just across from the island. (interestingly he was organized by the staff on the island). He is extremely creative with the calculation of his taxi fare. Charged $60 US to go from Welligama to Galle!!. Couldn't be bothered getting into an... More 

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