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Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Our party of 4, ranging in age from 6 to 84 had a really enjoyable stay here. This beautiful property is situated 10 mins or so from Galle Fort, but we were happy to be a bit removed from the bustle. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the rooms surround a lawned area. The pool is in a picturesque setting and we saw plenty of monkeys around and even a mongoose. At the bottom of the property there is an attractive river with a couple of canoes you can use to paddle down the river. The staff were amazing - from the cooling welcome drink to kicking the soccer ball around with my son on the lawn (we found Sri Lankans generally to be wonderful with children) and many of the staff enquired after my father when he was unwell and didn't leave his room one day - nothing was too much trouble. Particular thanks to Mr Agith Fardi and Rohan for their excellent and professional service and to Neel, Rangana and Chameere for their smiles and playing with my son - he loved it. You may hear some of the wildlife running across the roof in the early hours but it didn't disturb us. Rooms very spacious and elegant with wonderful bathrooms. Ask for a tour of the suites in the original harbour master's house - worth a look and if your budget stretches, don't hesitate. Suite rooms are sufficiently large for a family with extra beds, a massive bathroom and balcony with wonderful view across the harbour.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking time to write this lovely comment and it is pleasing to hear about your pleasant stay with us. Trust your father is doing well now. We are glad that we were able to meet your standards in all aspects and we shall surely convey your message to the relevant staff members.
It was our pleasure having you with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

My friend and I had the privilege of staying at the Tamarind Hill Hotel in Galle for two nights. It is difficult to find the words to describe our experience. It was as if we had stepped back in time. This beautiful manor has been restored with great detail and love. It is the epitome of understated elegance. The staff are warm, friendly and happy to assist you. You can truly relax at the Tamarind Hill. It is located the perfect distance from Galle, so you can escape the hustle and bustle of the streets and markets within minutes. The curries at the Tamarind Hill were without a doubt the best that we had throughout our stay in Sri Lanka. We had such a wonderful time, we had to pinch ourselves to make sure that we weren’t dreaming! Sandrine, Australia

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Sandrine S
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Dear Sandrine,

Thank you so much for taking time off to write this lovely comment. It is so pleasing to hear about your good experience with us.

The hotel is designed in such a way that the entire atmosphere of the hotel is focused on the serenity and peacefulness of the area, we are glad that you experienced and felt the attempted concept within your stay.

In relation to the service and food we are happy that it was found satisfactory. Thank you for the lovely statements in relation to the staff and food which you had seemed to enjoy to great extents, the fact that you were able to feel so comfortable is indeed a huge honor.
Thank you once again for the lovely comment and we look forward to seeing you at Tamarind Hill soon.

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
Manager
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Spent a couple of nights here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The hotel is peaceful and beautiful – an ideal location to relax. Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff are courteous, very friendly and helpful. The meals were lovely with lots of fresh vegetables and fruit. All of this made for a wonderful holiday!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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6  Thank ZinamonKveen
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the lovely comment and we are pleased to hear about your pleasant experience with us. We at Tamarind Hill are extremely happy that the staff, property and the food as a whole were found to your taste and expectations.

It was our pleasure having you with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

me and my wife stay 2 night in tamarind hill it was really amazing. when we arrive to hotel staff serve welcome drink with warm greetings . staff was very friendly and professional. service was excellent. room wonderful. amazing place with heritage..this should be a best place to enjoy the life. the food for breakfast so yummy. anticipating guest need was excellent and staff always around for help.
special thanks to manager and all waiters with us.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Thusitha_13
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Dear Thusitha,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment and it is pleasing to hear about your pleasant stay with us. We are glad that we were able to meet your standards in all aspects and we shall surely convey your message to the Manager & Staff at the hotel.
It was our pleasure having you and your lovely wife with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
Manager
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Me and my husband went to this place with two of our friends. We loved the pool side with all the relaxing cane furniture & the rooms were just soooo nice. Food compliemented the whole experience , we wish we did stay there for a longer period. Awesome experience :)

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Dear Anjalie,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on Tamarind Hill - Galle. It's great to hear that we were able to meet your expectations in all aspects. It was our pleasure having you with us and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for choosing Tamarind Hill Hotel and we wish you all the very best in everything you do.

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

amazing place with heritage. elegant yet low-profile. and the service is good. Thanks to Rohan for his kindness and excellent service. We arrived late in the evening. Rohan and his team were waiting for us with welcome drinks and nice dinner. The swimming pool is nice though a bit too small.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank wukongPenny
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking time to post a lovely comment about Tamarind Hill on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear about your pleasant experience with us.

Our property is indeed a refurbished colonial residence and has a rich history attached to it. Renovations carried out haven’t completely changed the architectural design but has still kept the authentic feel intact.

We are glad that you found our Food and Service up to your expectations and do note that the stated compliments will be passed on to the designated staff mentioned in the review.

Thank you once again for the lovely comment and we look forward to seeing you at Tamarind Hill soon.

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
Manager
Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had a lovely couple of nights here last November. It was very peaceful and quiet, the service was great and the rooms were fab. We loved the pool which looks out into a rainforest-like area complete with water monitors and monkeys. The hotel manager and staff would appear as if by magic, anticipating perfectly when they were needed. Staying here felt like we'd gone back in time as the building and decor is beautifully colonial. And the fort is only a short trip away by Tuk Tuk.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank mrchimp_29
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Nishani R, Sales and Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

First and foremost, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor and it is lovely to hear that Tamarind Hill was able to please you and your companion in every aspect.

We at Tamarind Hill are glad that you found the entire property satisfactory and managed to enjoy the rooms inclusive all amenities. Also it is nice to know that the staff succeeded in improving your stay.

As satisfying our guests is exactly what we strive to achieve and our top priority is to make our guests feel comfortable and at ease, It is a great privilege to hear such comments regarding the service and to know that we have succeeded in adding a certain level value to your stay.

Thank you once again for the lovely review; Tamarind Hill will always have open doors for you and we hope to see you soon.

Thanking you,

Jaime Thomas
Sales and Marketing

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Additional Information about 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 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#1 Family Hotel in Galle
#1 Spa Hotel in Galle
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galle
Price Range: $176 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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