When you read the earlier reviews - its a mixed bag, and so when i booked this hotel was'nt really sure what i was getting into. I stayed there for a day and loved it. The place it self is charming. A old dutch house (which my driver said was the staff quarters for Jetwing Lighthouse till a few years ago) very nicely restored and with a lovely pool, its on top of a small hill with not many neighbouring buildings, its got a central open area where you can sit and read a book or have a quiet meal. Its not stuffy with all the old furniture at all but still retains a 'period' look. The staff is helpful and polite and the food (i had the local fare) is good, though i only had dinner there. Its not close to the fort and you will need transport to get there, and it would have been an excellent hotel if it was right next to the beach., which it is not The beach is across an open ground and road about 5minutes walk away. Overall its a lovely hotel mostly due to the resorted look.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tamarind Hill Hotel Galle