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“An idyllic end to our trip”
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Habaraduwa, Galle District, Southern Province

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Fenella B
Bellingen, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An idyllic end to our trip”
Reviewed September 17, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This is a case of the reality being even better than the website. The Garden House is beautifully maintained , the pool and gardens delightful and the food was possibly the best we ate during the whole month we were in Sri Lanka. After a couple of days we stopped pre-ordering meals and just went with whatever Puchpa suggested - and we were never disappointed with her cooking. There is an extensive library of reference and fiction books to borrow and you will be entertained by the local wildlife as you relax by the pool. Tuk tuks can be hired just down the road, and Galle is only a ten minute ride away. A great place to chill out at the end of a Sri Lankan tour especially if you are a bird or tropical garden enthusiast.

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Liked best: The food and the pool
Liked least: The mosquito netting reduced the effectiveness of the ceiling fans quite dramatically
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Faradaywa...
Castlemaine Victoria Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful house and wonderful food”
Reviewed September 16, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed as part of a group of 10 people and it was a wonderful house to stay in. The cook Pushpa provided us with lovely food and the hosts Ulla and Jorgen were very considerate of our needs. The gardens are also magnificent. We found that it was easy to get a tuk tuk to Galle Fort and also to the many beaches in the area. Not sure if the weather was extra hot but it would have been nice on one or two nights to have some air conditioning in the bedrooms but that would have been our only wish in regards to this property

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Liked best: The beauty of the property inside and out
Liked least: Would have liked air con in the bedrooms
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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stanley11...
siena, italy
1 review
“very beautiful house”
Reviewed April 3, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The Garden House is an architecturally very special house, inspired in part by the work of Bawa and in keeping with local tradition. It is extremely well appointed and the staff care for it in every minute detail. The cook, Pushpah, is nothing short of excellent as well as being a most kind and helpful, cooperative person. Her exceptionally varied dinners were nothing short of excellent- Unfortunately Ulla Dons was away on a trip but her husband was very helpful in many different ways.
If heat and humidity are not a problem for you then this is a perfect place to base yourself to explore the south of Sri Lanka.
I would give this house a 10 out of 10 rating.

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Liked best: the architecture and garden
Liked least: i wish it had been a bit closer to major sites
Traveling group: Friends
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Tranbjerg, Denmark
Reviewed August 4, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: The beauty and tranquillity of the place
Liked least: It's impossible to say. We liked everything
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Svendborg
Reviewed April 8, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Liked best: all of it
Traveling group: Solo
Your age range 50-64
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Galle, Sri Lanka
Reviewed March 25, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: The friendly environment and people - almost like home.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Christof...
Pfinztal, Deutschland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 11, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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