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Frangipani Tree

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812 Matara Road | 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great small boutique hotel with only 9 rooms. Great service (we were the only people staying during our 4 day trip) The staff are very friendly and attentive. The location is 5 minutes from Unawatuna and 15 minute from Galle, we hired scooters (the hotel arranged these) and explored easily with them. The beach is not for swimming as the... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are from Canada. We are well traveled this however was our first adventure in SE Asia. And it was our honeymoon. We spent three weeks in Sri Lanka, two of which we bless-fully chose to be at The Frangipani Tree during April. Booking was easy, friendly, and handled accurately. We got the room we asked for... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, both in our mid-30s, stayed at the Frangipani Tree in February 2015. We had the most wonderful experience and cannot recommend it enough. The hotel is a beautiful mix of modern and traditional architecture and the room was a cool and comfortable retreat from the hot Sri Lanka sun. We used the pool almost every day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing spot with beautiful garden, charming decoration, huge bedrooms with exotic outside bathroom, turtles swiming at the bottom of the hotel, wonderfull sunsets. Love this place !!! Highly recommended. We would only suggest the hotel to revise the menu by proposing more meals (meat for example) and to impove the cocktails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

great staff , the manager turned a minor booking fiasco into a triumph! amazing outdoor bathrooms. easy tuk tuk to galle and other beaches. great breakfast and dinner. easy to sit by the pool and soak in the sun.quiet, relaxed, intimate. comfy beds and cool rooms.

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Perth, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This small boutique resort will impress all that care to visit. The rooms and villas are comfortable and peaceful. The lapping of the sea at your doorstep will put you to sleep at night. The views from Room 1 and 2 are spectacular. As I shower in the morning I watch the waves crashing in over the reef. The food... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Intimate, private place. Very relaxing, gorgeous views and walks. Definitely for you who likes hotels with few rooms. We stayed at the Hawksbill One- the best room, bathroom is simply divine, biggest I have ever been (garden in the bathroom). Before arriving - Most of times prompt correspondence, questions answered, SMS and phone works the best. Justyna- thank you. Room-... More 

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Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

When we arrived, an hour after check in, we found that our room wasn't ready for us. Considering the price, and the small property, we thought that this would be a bad start. BUT, the manager rallied the troops as such and had the room ready within 10 minutes! The way the manager dealt with the situation was to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There a lot of things to like about Frangipani Tree. It greets you with a real wow view over the pool towards the sea, the rooms are great and it has a relaxing vibe. All staff were friendly and were able to offer support in attaining transport to go out for dinner and to get to Galle. However, for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We arrived from Colombo on train (the Rajadhani express/tourist carriage only c£5 each) we got off at Unawatuna and took a tuk tuk for 20 mins to talpe (500 rupee) We then walked into to the oasis of tranquility and calm that is the Frangipani Tree. Warm welcome from Wojtek & Justyna the managers. A cooling towel and refreshing juice... More 

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