We stayed at Tamarind Hill for three nights (Dec 10th- 13th) at the beginning of our trip to Sri Lanka and would highly recommend it. It is a beautiful old colonial building with good sized rooms with lots of character and a nice pool for lounging around. Service was friendly and attentive and we felt very looked after. Food was also good.
Galle fort is not far away (5 mins by tuk tuk) for 300 rupees (one way). Unawatuna beach is prob 15 mins away. We did get overcharged by the tuk tuk driver organised by hotel going to unawatuna beach and there are plenty of tuk tuk drivers at fort and beach so don't feel you need to organise a return pick up, which the driver will obviously try and push on you (as well as an unnecessary tour).
All on all - a lovely stay and great start to the trip. We would highly recommend.
- 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