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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having had a fantastic stay here last year, my friend and I chose to stay here for 4 nights in March again this year. We were welcomed by the friendly staff and shown to our beutiful room. The service and food was as outstanding as we remembered. We stayed in 3 different rooms on this occasion, all were great but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're looking for 5-star luxury in Sri Lanka, this is the hotel for you. Beautiful, peaceful hotel with hugely spacious rooms, own private beach (too rough to swim there but beautiful nonetheless), a beautiful crystal-clear swimming pool and fabulous loungers under swaying palm trees. Good location and easy to get around from here by tuk tuk. Good wifi connection.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really beautiful buildings in an idyllic beachside setting. Glorious swimming pool - very useful as sea is often too rough to swim safely. Delightful helpful staff and really engaged and charming and helpful young Polish owners. They do a great job and we would go back tomorrow if it were feasible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

On arrival in the midday sun, we were greeted with cooling towels and soothing freshly squeezed welcome drinks - the perfect arrival after a long journey. We were instantly swept away by the beauty and amazing views that surrounded us on arrival and the presentation of the whole location, we were even grateful when the room boys asked if we... More 

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