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Apa Villa Illuketia

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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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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This colonial mansion is everything reviews say about it. It’s a beautiful and peaceful experience on what feels like the edge of the jungle. Our room Hibiscus was very spacious with a large and very inspiring terrace. Totally private. We took dinner and breakfast at the
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This hotel was set in the countryside around 5kms outside of Galle. It is a lovely spot and you can tell what a wonderful house it was. We were greeted by two lovely staff, but were not told enough about the reception as when we came back we didn't realise our key was just
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A secluded Colonial-style villa in the midst of a stunning garden located near a small town a brisk 15 minute drive from Galle. This is the perfect retreat for those exploring Galle and its surroundings. The rooms are adjacent to a main hallway, with a relaxing pond, and beside
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Just a 15 minute drive into Galle by tuck tuck. The accommodation is great in elegant, typically Sri Lankan, surroundings. We were very well looked after. Highs: Has to be the amazing food, all cooked by one lady in the kitchen! We pre-ordered the seafood special one night.
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The Villa is very private but accessible to the best parts nearby and all holiday activities. The staff here treated my friends and I excellent and the decor of the estate was unique and beautiful. Grand style infrastructures surrounded by gardens full of fireflies influenced a
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the verandah in our room
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one of the Bedrooms Illuketia
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Spacious Living Room Illuketia
loving the lotus room
very nicely fitted bathroom in a big space
"Each of the four rooms in the house equal size and outlook, all beautifully decorated. Bungalow is a 2 minute walk through the garden."
"Pond Cottages or Waterlily rooms"
"All the rooms were lovely!"
"The best room is the one with a huge verandah - very welcome in exceptionally hot weather like we experienced"
"The Hibiscus room opens out to a balcony which overlooks the grounds. A great place to sit in the morning and evenings."
$103 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
apa villa illuketia hotel galleapa hotel illuketia
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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