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Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Galle
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“A gem.”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

A beautifully restored house with nice comfortable rooms. Excellent service and nice food. Chic but not stuffy. Very nice pool, always clean. We were offered a boat trip on the river and had the opportunity to see many birds. Very quiet and peaceful. The best hotel we stayed at during our 2-week trip in Sri Lanka by far.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

A very relaxing and homely atmosphere, with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. A colonial style property with beautiful antique furniture. Great staff. Very quiet and peaceful. Highly recommended!

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bridgnorth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2012

I recently spent nine nights at the Tamarind Hill and once I had worked out how the place operates ( you can have whatever you want whenever you want it) and had a near perfect stay. The building is beautiful with spacious rooms and lovely antique furniture, but what made it for me was the management style and the happy smiling staff. It was all very relaxed, friendly and great fun and I congratulate Janeka on creating such a lovely atmosphere. A tuk tuk ride from Galle and many other trips to places of interest can be organised by the Manager. Super pool that you can actually swim in and amusing monkeys in the trees. Loved it all.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Tamarind Hill from 4 to 7 April and really appreciated Tamarind Hill. Beautifully restored Dutch colonial house, spacious rooms with antique furniture combined with modern comfort. Great and attentive service with Duminda as the maitre d'. Nice food, cool pool, evening massage. The real place looks better than the pictures.

Situated close to the Jetwing Lighthouse hotel, 5 minutes outside of Galle Fort by Tuk-Tuk, it was a great place to move around from Unawatuna to Hikkaduwa beach (20 minutes by bus number 2) or Galle markets and Fort. We felt it was a much better place than many many beach hotels we could see and staying in such a peaceful and relaxing place, with only a few rooms and dedicated service makes a difference compared to larger structures.

Tamarind Hill definitely compares well with the luxury hotels in the Galle Fort. We actually felt that the Fort was nice to visit during the day, but maybe not so nice to stay at night anyway.

A place you will remember

Probably not the best place to stay with young kids ;-)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

This old colonial style house, suites and rooms was amazing. All the facilities pool, lounges and bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The environment was tranquill and the staff were very helpful and proffessional, yet exceptionally friendly. The manager Janaka created a wonderful ethos of "guests come first "and it really showed. Nothing was too much trouble for any hotel staff. Many additonal treats were given, Gihan Ravindra the housekeeper placed beautifully created animals from towells on the bed in the evening. What a delight to come back to. There are plans to refurbish, but i really hope not too many changes are made. Character and style along with its antiques is what makes this place.There was so much to do from the hotel as its location was very close to lots of sites, and venues.
Ive travelled extensivley, but have never stayed in a boutique hotel and i would highly recommend this one.

Room Tip: Treat yourself to the suite if you want to be really spoilt or just any bedroom there very large.
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Tamarind Hill was the first place I stayed on my trip to Sri Lanka and it was a fabulous first impression! The hotel was beautiful, especially the pool. The rooms were spacious and clean.

The food and service were outstanding. The manager, Janaka, made my friends and me feel welcome and even took the time to show us around the city. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Tamarind Hill.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Old colonial style house , Manager and his staff very help full ,reasonable priced cocktails ,
and great food . not near the beach but stylish surrounding. comfortably large rooms.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure

Property: Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure
Address: No 288 Galle Road | Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Tamarind Hill)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#1 Family Hotel in Galle
#2 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#2 Spa Hotel in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built over 250 years ago, Tamarind Hill, Galle is a magnificent colonial manor house. Today it is a Small Luxury Hotel of the World. Marvellous living is defined in each of the ten spacious rooms & two grand suites, with a great selection of antiques. Suites offer a private balcony and exclusive butler service. Modern ingredients sit side by side with history ... In-room dining, complimentary wifi, LED screen TV's and more. Tamarind Hill's exquisite dining, signature treatments at the spa, a secluded infinity pool and the Gini Ganga river that flows by, are all part of fine pleasures here. ... more   less 
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