My husband and I spent a very relaxing and amazing 4 days at Apa villas Thalpe and Apa villas Illuketia. We had been planning this trip for quite some time, but something always came up and we had to postpone the trip twice. We finally made it to the Apa villas properties and were really glad that we did. The pickup from Colombo was efficient and with the new highway, its a breeze getting to Apa villas. We stayed at villa no. 4 (?) - and it was amazing to wake up every morning to the sound of waves and fresh sea breeze in the morning. We made full use of the pool and the patio in front of the villa - great to lounge around after trips to Unawatuna/Marissa/Galle fort - all 15 to 45 min tuk tuk ride away. As mentioned in the website, the villas dont have a sandy beach and the sea may not be safe to swim at times, but the property is lovely and the staff amazing and other beaches are close by. Illuketia is an amazing property- an old plantation house done up and looked after extremely well. The pictures on the website dont do it justice. We stayed at the hisbiscus suite and again, it was a pleasure to wake up to the sounds of birds every morning. A special mention has be given to all the staff - Ruwan, Sumeet and everyone else and offcourse the manager Chaturi - who made the trip a very pleasant one. Nothing was too much trouble. We were extremely well looked after. And oh, did I not mention the food? The chefs at both the properties are superb and we enjoyed the Sri Lankan meals every time we dined. Cant wait to go back there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A villa hideaway with five suites set in 12 acres of garden and ponds. A luxury that our guests can discern on arrival. Only 15 minutes from Galle town, going to Illuketia is a return to nature and plantation lifestyle. The splendid mansion with original wooden temple doors, carved window frames and Oriental-style furniture is drawn out of a traveller's journal. A swimming pool in the far end of a lush garden allows a dip while watching birds and monkeys at close range. Three differently styled bedrooms are placed around a courtyard fish pond in the main house and two other suites are located in a separate Pond House. Each room varies in size and outlook, with its own walk-in wardrobe, sitting area indoor or outdoor. The Hibiscus Suite is considered the master room with a long private balcony lined with cushions and facing tall jack trees and rice fields. There is a separate walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. The Lotus Suite is aligned long and spacious with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Windows look out to a water channel and flowering trees. The Citronella Suite is cozy and comes with a dining table and chairs in a private open-air verandah. It has its own wardrobe and en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned with additional ceiling fans and power points. The villa serves organic rice from its own rice fields, fruit, herbs and vegetables from the garden. Apa Villa's Sri Lankan Curry Rijstafel Dinner is all-time favourite among guests.. Apart from this, there is All Day menu of snacks, light meals and tea service. Evening meals are from an A La Carte with our stewards serving in the traditional sarong and tunic outfits. Booking for long-term of Pond House and whole villa welcomed. Illuketia and its grounds is ideal for weddings, anniversaries and birthday celebrations or groups with special interests like bird-watching, workshops, mahjong, painting and photography. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apa Villa Illuketia Hotel Galle
- Apa Hotel Illuketia