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Villa Bird Gate

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No:288/24/Q/1, Siyabalagahawattha, Mahamodara, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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#53 of 281 Specialty lodging in Galle
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Vallettka wrote a review Oct 2019
Krakow, Poland13 contributions9 helpful votes
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I have stayed 2 nights in Villa Bird Gate and enjoyed my stay very much. The room is absolutely beautiful, spacious, clean and furnished with taste. Patio overlooks well organized and at the same time magical garden with exotic palms and flowers. There is wooden platform which is constructed over the river with sitting facilities. The view from there is simply amazing. It’s peaceful, with singing of birds, river monitors (similar huge lizard is found on the island of Komodo). I found it compelling to observe nature from the platform . The host Rukmal is wonderful and caring person. He offers free rides to the city and fort which means that you can enjoy peaceful surrounding and at the same time be able to participate city life. I loved the breakfast cooked by the wife fo the host Ayesha. Especially local Sir Lanka breakfast was varied and very tasty. Ayesha cooked some vegetarian curries with unusual vegetables and red rice. I could not dream of better place to stay then Villa Bird Gate.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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TJE78 wrote a review Apr 2019
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We had to cut our stay here short by one night due to an unfortunate issue with the local municipality not having cleared away garbage in the area that week which resulted in a heavy unbearable smell in the air, but Rukdal was very apologetic and understanding, and I really felt for him and all the other guesthouses in the area who were losing business because of this. His setting on the river is beautiful, his room is clean and comfortable and and his breakfast was superb. He drives a tuk-tuk so can help with lifts too.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JoyjeetM wrote a review Feb 2019
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India1498 contributions225 helpful votes
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Stayed here with my family in my trip to Galle Sri Lanka and this was one of our best stays. The property is located about 3km before reaching Galle fort while coming from Colombo inside a residential village surrounded by lush greens trees and river. Commuting is easy by tuktuk. It's a 2 room bungalow with one room on the ground floor one on the upper floor. The rooms are really big with all facilities and complete privacy on a peaceful environment. The bed was very comfortable, bathroom was clean and it's a newly built property. The owner has a good experience working for 5 star hotels in Sri Lanka and middle East so he has maintained his own property according to those standards. The complimentary breakfast served in the morning was huge with lots of local and English variety at the riverside setting which was the most exciting thing that made me book this property. The owner himself takes care of everything and a very helpful man always available and ready to help. He also provided us a taxi for our further journey in reasonable pricing. I totally recommended this place to travelers who want to stay in a peaceful and boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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travelxjunkie wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
Off the beaten track this simple accommodation was a beautiful and relaxing place to be based on our visit to Galle. Set on the river, surrounded by lush, tropical forest and an array of wildlife including peacocks, monitor lizards, monkeys and tropical birds Villa Bird Gate was the ideal setting. Our excellent hosts could not have been more hospitable. We were served the most delicious breakfast with fresh tropical fruit juice and excellent Sri Lankan coffee. Rukmal our host and also a tuk tuk driver was able to take us to and from Galle on request. The rooms were simple but with some lovely touches ....fresh lotus flowers and a most beautiful mosquito net! Ideal for nature lovers or those seeking a taste of real Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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James Patterson wrote a review Dec 2018
Victoria BC45 contributions63 helpful votes
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This is an excellent place to stay near Galle. We were a month in Sri Lanka and this was our favourite place. The host couldn’t have been more helpful. Our beautiful room was upstairs and had a nice size balcony overlooking the garden and river. The covered eating area was right on the river’s edge and we could sit and watch Water Monitor Lizards swim by, fish jump, monkeys playing in the trees. and birds flying by. Rukmal took us into Galle for free in his Tuk-Tuk. We also went on a river Safari and saw some beautiful birds, lots of monkeys, and more Water Monitor Lizards. Rukmal also took us in his Tuk-Tuk to a very interesting Sea Turtle Hatchery. We ate two dinners and three breakfasts there and all the food was excellent, cooked by Rukmal’s wife Ayasha. We would highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: This is a small place just 3 rooms, all are nice.
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$35 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Bird Gate
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Bird Gate?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (2.0 miles), Sooriya Weaving (4.1 miles), and Forbes Gems & Jewellers (1.1 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Villa Bird Gate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barista Cafe Aroma Unawatuna, Love Gelato, and Sea Waves Restaurant & Cooking Class.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Bird Gate?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (1.9 miles), Galle Fort (1.6 miles), and Meera Mosque (2.0 miles).