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Palutugaha Road Bathalawatta, Palatugaha, Habaraduwa, Talpe 80630 Sri Lanka
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#4 of 8 hotels in Talpe
JH Villa is a former Portuguese colonial estate on a beautiful hilltop site overlooking the Indian Ocean. The original historic villa offers 6 en-suite spacious room each with their own veranda, serviced 24/7 by attentive staff. Emerald lawns give on to the sands of a fabulous coral beach, a 5-minute stroll from the house. The jewel of JH Villa is a magnificent 15-meter infinity swimming pool.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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uberd wrote a review Mar 2019
melbourne48 contributions14 helpful votes
So glad we found this Villa. We booked in here at the last minute after finding our original booked accommodation simply unacceptable. The rooms are beautifully presented with quality furniture and fittings. The pool area is fantastic and it is a five minute walk to the beach if you want a change of scenery. This is not a hotel but truly a Villa. Only six rooms and staff there to help with whatever you need Sammy the head chef, yes there are two staff there to prepare you meals if you want, is a very good chef. The food was magnificent and Sammy catered specifically for my wife’s allergy to sulphites and vinegars. As it is a Villa, there is no bar, but some drinks available. We bought some beers down the street and put them in the kitchen fridge. This is five star accommodation that is well worth the experience.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sjeshaw wrote a review Feb 2019
45 contributions9 helpful votes
We had the extraordinary good fortune to have booked a 2 night stay at JH Villa at the end of our 11 night Sri Lankan holiday. Without a doubt, this is one of the nicest boutique hotels we have ever stayed in, in all our years of travel. The decor is beautiful, beds extremely comfortable, staff are attentive and unassuming and the pool area is simply remarkable. It feels like the owners have thought of every single small detail in this property. The beach is just a short stroll away and access is easy at the JH Beach House. The food is excellent, from pastas to keep our kids happy to authentic Sri Lankan curries. Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Anna Phoebe wrote a review Dec 2018
3 contributions2 helpful votes
JH Villa is an extraordinary, special place. My boyfriend and I had a truly unforgettable stay here. It is the most exquisitely beautiful oasis and the high expectations I had were completely exceeded. The tranquil grounds are the perfect spot to relax with only the sounds of the monkeys and plethora of other tropical wildlife for company. The rooms are exquisitely appointed and I don't know where to begin in praising the staff for their incredibly warm welcome and for looking after us so attentively. We could not have been better catered for - Sammi's meals were just outstanding and the warmth and friendliness of all of the staff will stay with us always. We can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helen W wrote a review Nov 2018
Tur Langton, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Wonderful place. It is a gorgeous building with beautiful gardens and pool. Chef cooks delicious food and everyone looks after you so well. And if you can year yourself away, the beach (with a private beach house) is 5 mins walk away and the fun of Galle fort isn't far in a tuk tuk.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
effeisirap wrote a review Oct 2018
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Spent the most beautiful time in Sri Lanka in the fantastic JH Villa surrounded by the most luxurious garden. The snacks at the pool at sunset prepared by the cooks were absolutely divine and it was hard to leave the place for a tuk tuk ride to Galle Fort. Back home all the Staff and Manager made the most to create an exclusive atmosphere of well being and kindness. I will surely come back to enjoy also the Beach House and the catch of the day from the fisherman’s nearby.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
$184 - $1,801 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictTalpe
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Frequently Asked Questions about JH Villa
Which popular attractions are close to JH Villa?
Nearby attractions include Sooriya Weaving (4.1 miles), Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex (2.5 miles), and Japanese Peace Pagoda (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at JH Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at JH Villa?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at JH Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to JH Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barista Cafe Aroma Unawatuna, Love Gelato, and Sea Waves Restaurant & Cooking Class.
Are there opportunities to exercise at JH Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is JH Villa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Talpe.
Are there any historical sites close to JH Villa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (5.5 miles), Galle Fort (5.7 miles), and Meera Mosque (5.4 miles).