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Apa Villa Thalpe

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78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna, Unawatuna, Galle 80615, Sri Lanka
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a delightful, simply stunning location. Only 7 villas sitting privately overlooking a gorgeous deserted beach. The rooms are relaxing, traditional and comfortable. The pool and grounds are stunning but the very best these villas have to offer is the discreet service and the amazing food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served at your private table on the terrace.... More 

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singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a property owned by the founder of the APA Insight travel guides, which line the bookshelves in one of the lounges. And you can tell that it's designed and managed with love. The little stretch of beach in front is not the best, but that's made up for by the beautiful lawn with its hammocks, coconut grove and... More 

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Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Beautiful seafront location. Pool area very pretty. Rooms however were pretty basics and did not have the slick design features or comfort of other hotels we stayed in. Even bathroom is pretty basic. Food is good and well priced. Nice place to relax and wind down.

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Alford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Although booked and paid for 13 months earlier by our travel agent, on arrival, 6/4/16 there was no one to meet us . Finally a secretary turned to say that , "could we wait 5 minutes & the Manager would be with us". One hour later I discovered him skulking in his office, in the meantime we had contacted our... More 

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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We had 8 wonderful days at this fantastic hotel. The grounds are beautiful with a stunning view of sandy white beaches and the Indian Ocean. We stayed in Saffron suite 7, which was very spacious. Having the verandahs in front for breakfast and sitting out in the evening was just lovely, and the breakfasts, both Sri Lankan and western, were... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This was the best place on our 2 week tour of Sri Lanka. Excellent food, wonderful staff, brilliant location, peaceful, quiet - heaven on earth. Right on the beach, rooms were fabulous. Can't wait to come back again.

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Nice small hotel on the beach with an infinity swimming pool. Large spacious rooms with ante area and outside dining area for each unit. Coy fish swimming in the pools around the rooms. Staff was attentive and meals were good.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This hotel is ace! Its beach front location is great and the pool is just WOW! We only stayed for one night but could have stayed longer, and if we come back we will ! The staff were just lovely people, the service was top, and the hammocks... well I miss those to this day. Thanks to you all for... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a wonderful 8 night stay at Apa Villa, Thalpe. We were a little apprehensive before we reached there due to mixed reviews on here, but in our opinion this place is a gem. The pictures on here and on their website do t do the place or the accommodation justice. The grounds and pool are... More 

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We spent 3 nights in this Hotel in Feb. 2016 and unfortunately we had a very mixed experience. Let me start with the positive aspects. The premises and the pool and garden area are really very very nice. It is directly located on the beach and has a wonderful pool (although it is not too big). Behind the pool there... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have three distinct stylish bungalows facing the beach front and swimming pool. All rooms except for Cinnamon Suite 2, face the ocean and lovely coconut fringed ground. Cinnamon 1 is linked to Cinnamon 2 garden- facing suite through an adjoining door, ideal for a family with several children or a group of friends. Cinnamon 1, 2 and 3 have exceptional one double bed and one single bed sleeping arrangement under a giant mosquito net. Suitable for a couple with child. Cardamom 4 and 5 are located in the centre a few steps to the lovely pool. Each suite has a separate sitting lounge indoors and outdoors. Saffron 6 and 7 are the most luxurious suites with its own sitting lounge and private verandah. Both suites are separated by a walkway across a fish pond. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and with ceiling fans in all areas. The beach in front is not swimmable but good enough for dips and long strolls along the shoreline. We are about 15 minutes from Galle town and same distance to our sister villa Illuketia inland plantation mansion. Recently refurbished with new cushion covers and in-room coffee or tea service. Our revamped day and dinner menus are prepared by our experienced chefs. Meals are served in the privacy of your own verandah space. Our English-speaking staff will look after guests and their children with warm, friendly service. No one can resist sitting or lounging on the wooden deck and sandy ramps facing the eternal ocean, sunset or rising moon. Just what is needed for a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apa Villa Thalpe

Address: 78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna, Unawatuna, Galle 80615, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $141 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apa Villa Thalpe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Apa Villa Thalpe Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
#9 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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