We enjoyed our stay at Villa Saldana. Staff were very welcoming and supportive throughout our stay! It is the perfect place for holiday/honeymoon. The room was very comfortable and had a very nice ocean view. Outside shower was lovely, clean, spacious and hot. We could not have imagined a nicer place to stay.
We couldn't have asked for more from this Villa. The view from the front door took my breath away when we arrived and I spent lots of time looking out to sea listening to the waves crashing.
The host, Aruna was fantastic as were the other two staff on site. We travelled with our 2 young children for our first family holiday and they made our stay truly relaxing. All our food was prepared for us - we chose from the menu and Aruna sourced the food and cooked up a storm every day. Then everything was cleared up after us. (A hit when your baby has just learnt how to drop food...)
The pool was a perfect temperature and the gate to the beach provided us with such easy access that we didn't need to leave the villa at all if we didn't want.
The single beds were a bit high from the ground for our 3 year old but she was happy in the other double.
The outdoor showers are really fab- we didn't try them out in the rain though!
Our buggy arrived with a wheel missing so Aruna sourced one locally for us to borrow during our stay. He organised a driver to take us out and also recommended places to eat/see which we also couldn't fault.
Overall, it was fab and we hope to return some day soon!
We stayed there for a few days and found that our hosts and the villa had everything anyone would need for a full service catered vacation.
The beach is worth the price and the added bonus of an infinity pool makes it perfect for couples or a small group.
The staff are willing to make anything you wish from local dishes to international cuisine...all made fresh.
My wife and I spent 4 days at Villa Saldana with our close friends - it is one of the cleanest and quietest beach resort villas we stayed at, very close to town yet serene in its setting. Access to the beach is a few footsteps away, warm waters greet you. Anthony & Aruna were wonderful, both English-speaking and made some of the best local and international dishes in their cuisine offerings. They know exactly when to pamper you and in abundance! We'll be back :-)
Stayed here with a few friends for New Years and it was perfect! The villa is extremely well kept and the staff is the sweetest. The cook made us amazing meals everyday. The location is beautiful. We will definitely be back here!
Anthony and Aruna will take you on a culinary adventure as they whip up local Sri Lankan delights such as crab curry, seafood barbecues, samoosas, veg, and so much more. They both go above and beyond all expectations to make your stay here unforgettable. Anthony even took on the task of sourcing ingredients for my mother's insatiable desire for Piña coladas and a Lilo. We will certainly return very soon.
For those who tired of sitting in the office in big cities with busy roads and crowd of people and for those who are looking for eternity and relaxation - this is it! You found it! This is a house of piece and joy where you don't need to pretend or discipline yourself. It is a beautiful villa made in colonial style with a drop of modern things you can't leave without such as WIFI, TV, A/C etc. This is a house of sun and breeze, located on a white sand beach with palms, waves and even turtles!!!
You can walk along the beach and listen the waves, swim in the ocean or use a swimming pool, you can read or enjoy the sun, you can watch the movies or walking, explore the places near to Galle. Whatever you want to do you can do and the friendly staff will take care about you. You completely focused on enjoying of every moment of your time her. All you need is to know what do you want at this particular moment. And if you will decide to get back to the city and see some sightseeings you can do it easily as Galle is about 10 minutes drive by TukTuk. This is an ideal place for spend a time as a family or as a couple or as a single traveller looking for a piece!
I want to say special thanks to Anthony and Arune who we're looking after me during my stay on villa. The best food cooked especially for me, desserts, salads, drinks and fruits. Whenever you need help with arranging the transport or finding place, or choosing the excursion or arranging SPA treatment or just getting the information these guys will help you at any time. Thank you so much!
There is no other place I would choose to stay in Sri Lanka and I would like to invite my friends to come next time here and enjoy the time here.