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“A wonderful relaxing stay”
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Leijay Resort
Ranked #29 of 154 Galle B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Yvonne and the staff couldn't be more helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful, peaceful gardens and great swimming pool. We really enjoyed the meals we had at Leijay really no need to venture out in the evenings. Johanna & Andy

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had a superb stay in this tranquil place.
The owner Yvonne is thoughtfulness personified, and all her staff are considerate, happy and attentive. The whole atmosphere is relaxed, the grounds are beautiful and the food superb.
One of the best guest houses we have ever stayed in.
Our thanks to them.
Frank and Catherine

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is the 2nd time we stayed at the Leijay in Galle and we were very very happy again. Yvonne and her team of staff are very personable and caring. Anytime you need anything they are there to help you and assist in anyway you need. The chef is also talented and can create more classic western food or great Sri Lankan dishes. We love the garden setting full of so much wildlife - something you are unlikely to experience living on the fort. The pool is also a very relaxing feature and given the smaller number of guests it is nearly always free to use. The setting of the veranda also allows for great interaction between guests and allows you to meet some great people on your stay - it is this that also makes Leijay very special. Thank you again for a wonderful stay! See you later this year!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have already left feedback for this stunning property without mentioning our Ayurveda experience. Needless to say - it was fantastic! But I've decided to wait a few months to leave feedback for Ayurveda treatments (performed by amazing Dr. Udani Ubayasekara) because I was curious to find out results (benefits - if any) after a certain period of time. Now, more than 3 months later I have all proofs to witness that hours spent in capable hands of Dr. Udani were not just pleasure but long-lasting benefit for my husband's and my health! My husband suffered terrible heartburn for years. At the same time I suffered during nights hearing him snoring so loud that I couldn't sleep. 4 treatments were enough to heal him from these two annoying health problems! I've bought 3 different face creams just being curious - never before I've tried any "home made" Ayurveda balms. Also in my case the result was unexpectedly good! I can testify that Dr. Udani's creams can compete with branded face creams I've used before. My advice is: if you are in fantastic place as Leijay Resort is - treat and help yourselves with most fantastic Ayurveda experience!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a very special place to stay. Although it is a bit out of the way this is absolutely no problem. Leijay has its own Tuktuk which will take you or pick you up and the price is more reasonable than you could negotiate for yourself. We loved being able to come back to this peaceful beautiful hotel after we had ventured out to Galle fort or to the beach. Sadly we only stayed 2 days but if we are lucky to return again to Sri Lanka I would stay a week. The rooms are huge and really comfortable and open on to a large covered verandah from which you can enjoy the beautiful gardens. There is also a lovely swimming pool which is spotlessly clean as is the whole resort. Yvonne and her staff are all wonderful and the meals they cooked us delicious. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and am so glad that we stayed here.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We were very lucky to be able to stay 4 nights in this wonderful guest house.

Hotel - Very nice and well maintained buildings hosting 5-6 rooms set around the beautiful exotic flower garden and pool. Houses host covered terraces, lounges and kitchen available for all guests. Wifi available through the entire guest house.
Only the location is a bit remote and not easy to find for any tuktuk driver not familiar with the Leijay Resort.

Room - All rooms are spacious, super clean and very nicely decorated. Hot water is constantly available as each bathroom has its own heater.

Food - Sri Lankan and international dishes prepared to please you. Please beware they don't sell or serve any alcool, so if you wish to drink a beer you'll have to source it on your own.

Service - The Leijay's team is just super firnedly and professional. From the gardener to the cleaning staff and the cook, everybody always had a nice word and a big smile.

I would definitely recommend this place if you're looking for a relaxing and cosy environment where to stay in the surroundings of Galle.
Yvonne, Dinesh and the rest of the crew will just make your life easy there!

Leijay Resort reaches the very top of our list of 6 hotels visited in Sri Lanka.

Room Tip: We had room #1 which was super calm and very closed to the wifi router!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We only stayed 1 night in Yvonne's beautiful oasis outside de fort and we wished we had stayed longer. It feels good to arrive in a quiet place after wandering around the bustling city of Galle. We relaxed by the pool in the lovely garden and had a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast. The staff is the most friendly there is always ready to help and give you a tuk tuk ride to the fort. OH and you have to try the Ayurvedic massage. I gave it another shot after the terrible massage I had in Ella! It was really worth it!!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about Leijay Resort

Address: 43 A/B New Lane | Madawalamulla, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range: $43 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Leijay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ten minutes from Galle Fort, in a quiet and peaceful location, we have 3 villas and an apartment with 15 rooms altogether. There is a beautiful outdoor pool, tropical gardens, large verandas and a gazebo to add to your stay. Each room has a flat screen TV and a DVD player. The TVs have a USB port so you can bring in your own movies. Free movies are available at the reception. There is an AC in every room and all bathrooms are fitted with hot showers. Free wireless is available in the rooms and throughout the property. Airport pick and drop is available. A van and three-wheeler is also available to take guests around to the historic Galle Fort and the Unawatuna beach. ... more   less 
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