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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I was fortunate to be invited for dinner during the Galle Literary Festival on Taprobane Island - one of the most romantic places on earth. We waded out to the island by the light of the moon and dined on the terraces overlooking a tropical garden and the sea. I can't recommend this spot more highly. It would be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to arrange a lunch on this private island property. It was just magical! Absolute privacy! Seafood lunch with champagne was lovely. And a dip in their infinity pool with the view of the most pristine ocean. The staff was super friendly - including the Belgium Shepherd! This was the best part of the wk long Sri... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

As long as you're not going into this expecting "western" style levels of luxury, you will not be disappointed. You will, however, be entranced from the first moment you glimpse the island from the road. It's an amazing experience to walk through the door marked "Taprobane Island (Private)" and get used to the fact that you are currently (temporarily) in... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Actually we didn't even get it. You can't understand for sure what it is. First (from the road) we thought it might be some temple so we came to check it. But that we just saw that its private property and no more information. So we have done a few photos and went away. By the way there were some... More 

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Thank Anna V
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stayed on Taprobane from the 23rd to the 26th of September 2015, right after 5 months of refurbishment. The first feeling when seeing Taprobane from the beach is one of pure excitement, imagining yourself on your own private tropical island is just pure magic. And indeed it is. Though there is still some work to be done (one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went there with some of my family and I had a fantastic time. Being on your own private island is an absolutely fantastic feeling. The staff were extraordinarily attentive and kind. The food they produced was the best I have tried in Sri Lanka (and I've been travelling around Sri Lanka for two months now). Some of the fruit... More 

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9 Thank V282014
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I think that some of the critical reviews of this property are completely overdone. Yes, it is not Aman or Alila standard, but then you are not paying those prices. We had an outstanding stay, the island is glorious, it feels like walking back into the 1920's (which yes does mean mean no TV, no Wi-FI, slightly "shabby chic" feel)... More 

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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

There are amazing things about this place. It is, after all, your own island! The staff are very helpful and nice, and cook well, but... the whole place has a slightly run down feel about it. If you expect crisp, egyptian cotton sheets and down pillows, forget it. Try slightly damp smelling fibre pillows and you're more on track. It's... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Holiday from hell - this was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime with my family having spent 9 months organising a secret birthday surprise. Never in my life have we spent 10 more miserable days in this so called 'very luxury' house. It wasn't even ready when we arrived after a gruelling 24 hour journey with a 7... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This private island of five bed rooms, endless terraces, a pool, niches in a tropical garden of great luxury and all staffed by a team that are well trained, patient and provide perfect service. Arriving at any hotel by wading through the sea, with the staff carrying your bags on their heads, is unusual and an indication that you are... More 

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Additional Information about Taprobane Island

Address: | Weligama, Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Weligama
Hotel Class:4 star — Taprobane Island 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Taprobane Island Hotel Weligama
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