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Fun fun fun!
Mahogany rain shower next to the pool. And what a magical view!
Lounging and tanning in Villa Golden's garden. Great!
Happy lounging on the terrace.
Listen to the ocean and just relax...
Fisherboat on the tranquil beach.
Villa Golden: the beach is just beautiful..
The tanning terrace and the golden beach.
You can even rent an elephant to come and visit you at the villa! Just ask our staff.
One of the two hammocks in Villa Golden's garden. Enjoy!
At the end of the garden... the peaceful golden beach.
Here you'll spend the best holiday ever!
The garden is very well maintained and had lots of exotic charms.
Magical sunset at Villa Golden.
Villa Golden's garden and beach. So beautiful...
Detail of the stylish living area.
One of the bedrooms, all with AC.and Western quality mattresses.
Private yoga lessons on the beach or in the garden can be arranged.
The heavenly beach in front of the garden.
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Pitiwella, Galle District, Southern Province

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Paul A
Dover, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
Reviewed March 6, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed here for 2 weeks. A great base to explore from. Property on the beach and very quiet. Staff very good ,Night guard very helpful and helped us fend off Turtle egg poachers. Privileged to see 2 Turtles come ashore to lay eggs and then return to the sea. Pushpa our Cook made some great meals with lovely flavours and very cheap too. Susantha our manager catered for everything and was always there if we needed something, but always at a discreet distance so as not to impose. Great pool and great out door seating for late night drinks. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Chez05
Buxton
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Magical”
Reviewed February 4, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Where to start!...we have had a wonderful time in this magical place. It's our first visit to Sri Lanka and we have loved every minute.

The staff here are absolutely wonderful. Extremely attentive, nothing is too much trouble and always smiling. I'm not sure how they manage to be so discreet!..Pushpha's cooking is not to be missed, Susantha's is extremely knowledgeable and a brilliant Tuk Tuk driver and Suranga is a diligent and hardworking young man. All absolute treasures.

The location is perfect. The beach is empty just a few local fishermen, the garden is lovely and leads straight onto the beach. The pool is clean. There are clean towels everyday and very comfy beds.

It takes about 10 mins in the Tuk Tuk into Galle

There are some lovely places to eat in Galle Old Town but Pushpha's cooking is wonderful. Just ask her to cook for you in the morning, pay for the ingredients and enjoy!....The breakfast is fresh fruit, yoghurt and eggs....must try the hoppers!...my favourite!...There is nothing not to like.

The Villa is rustic in style with an excellent outdoor seating area. The air-conditioning is good and there are numerous ceiling fans.

There is a busy road outside but you don't notice it. The villa has a high wall which helps. The sound of the waves hitting the shore reminds you that nature is not to be messed with.

The Ocean has a strong current and powerful waves...excellent surfing but take care when swimming. The pool is often the best place to take a dip.

We asked Bart to organise our transfers and a helpful driver was waiting for us. It takes about 2 hrs from Colombo and costs about £50.

When booking Bart has always been quick to respond to emails and answering questions.

We have had a great time here and loved the people and the location

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aLandofMa...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Serenity”
Reviewed January 30, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
2
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The Villa Golden far exceeded our expectations. We stayed for a week, but could happily have stayed for much longer. The location was perfect, right on the beach which gave us a chance to experience the life of the local fisherman. Most afternoons we would head to our chairs on the beach (drinks in hand!) and help the fisherman launch their boats for the night. Then we would sit back and watch the sunset, chatting to a few locals who live nearby.
There are not really any shops or restaurants in close proximity (save for a couple on the beach) but we loved that as it meant we could walk out the front door, hail a tuk tuk and explore. And the we had the serenity of the Villa Golden to come home to. It was so relaxing to walk through the front doors, escape the hustle and bustle and the heat, and dive into our own private and secluded pool. Bliss.
I can not rate the staff highly enough. Always smiling, always helpful but never intrusive. Pushpa would cook if we needed her to, and she made us a couple of delicious lunches and a dinner, traditional and flavoursome Sri Lankan food, The other times we mainly ate in Galle and Unawatuna. We also ate at one of the restaurants a short stroll up the beach, the one owned by Oshan (not sure of spelling) and enjoyed it very much.
All in all a most memorable holiday, that left us feeling more relaxed than we have done in a long time.

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Kevin R
Antwerp, Belgium
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“Our wedding at Villa Golden, was a pure tropical bliss.”
Reviewed December 7, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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The reason we chose Villa Golden was primarily for the wedding planning services they offered, beside their yet appealing housing and travel accommodation. We did not want to be too specific in our request, but prefered to give them the absolute freedom to surprise us.

As soon as we arrived at the villa, we were instantly mesmerised by the beauty of the setting. It almost felt surreal given its idyllic postcard-like athmosphere. The staff was very attentive from the moment we arrived and throughout our entire stay. All our requests were executed with great care, and always with this smile which proved to be a distinctive characteristic of the people of this area.

The day of the wedding, anxious and equaly excited, we walked into what turned out as the most magical set up we'd ever seen. It was clear at that point, that this day would become by far the most memorable experience of our lives. A very moving ceremony performed by two Buddhistic monks took place right next to the beach,where flowers and draperies were meticulously arranged. Shortly after, the catering staff received us with delightful bites and cocktails which was only a foretaste of what would be served later that night. From then on, surprises kept coming unexpectedly as the day unfolded. A team of photographers as well as a film crew were covering the entire site, all prepared to capture the momentum that was about to come. Kandi dancers arrived, followed by jugglers, fire eaters,musicians and acrobats, All performing their traditional acts with a great deal of dedication and enthusiasm. The sky was filled with flashes of detonating fireworks, like a messenger announcing the news of our union to all the residents of the surrounding area. We were both ecstatic!

Every aspects was treated with a great concern for perfection and casual elegance. We cannot thank the organisation enough for the privilege we had to experience such a wonderful moment.

With sincere gratitude
K & S

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lummen, Belgium
Reviewed November 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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Liked least: There is no least
Traveling group: Solo
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mooseandn...
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“AMAZING!! We can't wait to return”
Reviewed November 4, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Wow! I was so nervous about booking Villa Golden and really unsure what to expect. Other than other peoples reviews, we had no idea! We arrived and were met by the lovely Taranga who drove us to Villa Golden. On arrival we finally met the famous Puspa who greeted us so warmly and offered us a delicious fruit cocktail. We were then shown around the Villa and it exceeded every expectation we had. Traditionally appointed and so much bigger than I had thought with ( to us) a huge garden, clean and bright swimming pool and literally right on the most breath taking remote beach. We were over the moon. The following morning after a delicious curry prepared for us the night before, we were then offered a heavenly breakfast of scrumptious fruit, buffalo curd, toast and hopper which we all ate over looking the beach and garden. Susannah who is the house Manager introduced himself and after breakfast asked us what sort of things we would like to do. He organised everything for us, a list too many to say but included a safari to Yala, a river boat ride through the mangroves, a turtle hatchery, tea plantation, spice garden and tsunami museum. He was WONDERFUL, my kids adored him as did we. Nothing was ever too much trouble, such a genuine kind man. Pushpa, the housekeeper and cook deserves a medal for the totally fantastic mouth watering food she endlessly prepared. Again, we all adored her and her meals. Suranga, the night boy was always incredibly friendly and courteous making sure that we were looked after throughout the night with coffee, teas and always on hand to serve dinner, chat with our boys and make us feel very welcome. We will miss everyone. Thank you to everyone who made our holiday so amazing. We hope you will have us back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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762lyndas
2 reviews
“Taste of Heaven”
Reviewed October 22, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was the ultimate holiday for our family. Everything from the very first email contact to the hugs goodbye, were a delight. The pictures are accurate, but can simply not show you just how perfect this little piece of paradise truly is.

Villa staff are absolute treasures - Susantha organised everything we could think to request, and more. Pushpa cooks like an angel - delicious mango curry/pumpkin curry/eggplant curry...OMG! Suranga was always alert to anything we might need in the evenings - jumping up the minute anything unusual happened i.e small blackouts and a tangle with a tiny snake that decided it wanted to live indoors. Always discrete.

The villa is very elegant and well equipped. Wifi/TV and a music system - The beds are super comfortable - mosquito netting (although we did not encounter many), fans and A/C. Linens and towels abundant. Pool is wonderfully clean and just the right temperature for swimming.

We spent the majority of our time in the Garden - there are lots of choices when it comes to picking your spot of the day - always a pretty view. We enjoyed our aperitif each evening, sitting on the steps to the beach, watching a brilliant sunset.

Voted by the family - Best Holiday Ever! Thanks Bart, it was just perfect.

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Liked best: Everything - it was just as promised.
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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