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Frangipani Tree

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812 Matara Road | Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location for this area - occupied the Oliver Ridley upper - you lose a balcony but gain space, a breeze and a view. Disappointing that you are unable to swim in the sea. Impressed by the manager who appears to be very proactive. Food average but overall a reasonable choice for a few days.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we are a family of 5. we loved the staff at Frangipani tree. pool photos are deceptive, it is not a wide pool, but it is beautiful. My only disappointment was the beach, as n, it was rocky and water not swimmable, so this is not a beach holiday per se. Having said that, between 4-6 pm daily, you can... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a wedding reception, which was well organized.But most of the tasks were out sourced and not expect the quality outcome. Location was wonderful, easy access to highways, and friendly staff. Good place for picnic or outing.

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EdwardsCollection, General Manager at Frangipani Tree, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your honest feedback provided to us and we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the time you spent at the Villa. However answering to your feedback on the wedding reception matter. Unfortunately we did not have the control over the selection of the outsource vendors at the wedding. It was done... More 

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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Frangipani Tree two years ago and enjoyed our whole trip to Sri Lanka so much and this property in particular that we decided to come back. In the intervening period there has been a change of ownership. While there have been no fundamental changs there has clearly been money spend upgrading rooms, tidying things up and knocking... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

According to the management, this hotel is designed to be "your own villa at the beach". And it is just that. We had the Room 1 upstairs overlooking the pool and the beach. This room is enormous and is designed to be minimalist and trendy with a lot of poured concrete so beloved of Sri Lanka architects. For some tastes... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very special time at the Frangipani Tree hotel! Our room, the service, the food, the garden, the pool all of it was amazing!! It's the best hidden paradise for a very quiet, resourcing and relaxing break.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not easy with throwing the 5 stars out here but in this case I would even hand out 6. Sometimes everything just comes together, and in this case it came for us. We did 2,5 weeks of culture heavy travelling before arriving here for some serious downtime. As lovers of stark minimalism, the Geoffrey Bawa inspired look was sumptiously... More 

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grantham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find, this place is truely a special place,The Hotel looks great and offers up a fabulous vista iof the ocean as soon as you walk in .The ultra cool Sri Lankan style flows throughout the place ,the rooms are a delight with the outdoor bathrooms offering a point of difference..Please watch the flloors when wet as they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights here during our honeymoon in December. It's just totally fabulous, amazing with excellent service and food. We stayed in the Olive Ridley ground floor room, it was spacious with an amazing indoor/outdoor bathroom which had frangipani flowers falling into it. The pool and the view of the ocean is magical, we didn't want to leave. While we... More 

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san francisco
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The hotel has 10 rooms, and ours had amazing outdoor showers, plenty of space, quiet air conditioners adjoining beautiful grounds There is a wonderful 25 meter pool which overlooks the Indian Ocean as well as turtles who seem to pop up off shore late afternoon However, one of the highlights is the 6:20 PM arrival of thousands of swallows which... More 

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