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Frangipani Tree

3.5 of 5 812 Matara Road | Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall a great stay at The Frangipani Tree Hotel! 1) Service - waiters were very attentive and courteous with big smiles to greet us each morning. The front office staff gave great tips on not only local attractions, but sites to visit and practical advice for the rest of our journey - very much appreciated! They even delivered a delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotels in Sri Lanka are generally of a high standard especially those in the luxury category. This was a wonderful place to spend a view days and visit Galle. Its not a big hotel and that's just what we loved about it. A little boutique piece of heaven - lovely little pool, wonderful, massive rooms - try for one of... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing beats crashing waves as you're falling asleep, but waking up to the sound of screaming children was considerably less appreciated. This is a tiny resort with no kid-oriented activities so I'm a little confused why parents of young children (10 and under) would want to come here with kids in tow? Or perhaps even why the resort would allow... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frangipani Tree was a great place to spend a week with our son. The staff are very helpful and attentive and the rooms are spotless. We stayed in Hawksbill, the room that is furthest from reception. That was great as it meant no one walked past our villa and we had a front garden to ourselves. The outdoor bathroom was... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply appointed rooms (air con and wifi but no music dock as advertised, no tv, no frills) and pretty garden around. Excellent food and well priced. Access to beach but you can't swim here and it's a long walk to a swimmable beach, past a sewage outlet. There's a tennis court and a tv room but that's all the entertainment... More 

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Wojciech_Raus, Manager at Frangipani Tree, responded to this review

Dear Anna, Thank your for your kind feedback that we highly appreciate. We are indeed not a star category Hotel. The Frangipani Tree is a small luxury boutique Hotel with 9 spacious rooms in 3 Villas. We regret that your travel operator who booked your stay with us did not understand your needs fully at the time of making reservation.... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frangipani Tree was absolutely stunning. A real gem of a hideaway in a private villa, if you want to get away with your partner from a busy urban life. Justyna and Wojtek were every bit helpful in arranging everything, and staff is very attentive and friendly. Fantastic pool where you can do a couple of laps whilst your better half... More 

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Avalon, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our expectations were way surpassed. This boutique villa offers everything you could possibly want from a beachside stay in Sri Lanka. The excellent manager, Justyna, not only made us feel extremely welcome but was super helpful in every regard, as were all of the staff who clearly enjoy what they do. The food was second to none - fresh, great... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our four nights at the Frangipani Tree were the best start to our holiday in Sri Lanka we could have hoped for. The beachside setting, the well kept grounds and pool, the very comfortable and spacious room, excellent food and above all the brilliant attitudes and professionalism of the staff from room boys to senior managers left nothing to be... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel was the best that we stayed in in Sri Lanka, though it had some very tough competition. The food was brilliant, the staff very friendly, the pool great, the rooms spacious and well appointed and with a wonderful setting right on the beach. The hotel is a short tuc-tuc ride into Galle, but make sure that you use... More 

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Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Wonderful stay here at the Frangipani Tree. The staff were extremely attentive and the hotel was beautiful. An oasis of calm. The beach is not really anything special though. However the pool was great for swimming.

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Address: 812 Matara Road | Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Frangipani Tree 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Frangipani Tree Hotel Unawatuna
Frangipani Tree Galle
Frangipani Tree Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#2 Family Hotel in Unawatuna

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