After reading a numerous views on tripadvisor we decided to book ourselves at the Tamarind Hill in Galle.
Getting to Galle in a paid taxi from the international airport took us over an hour and a half. The hotel is easy to locate and is bang opposite Lighthouse which is more popular.
The welcome was fantastic, the staff was expecting us, they gave us wet towels and an extremely cooling welcome drink. We were then escorted to our room which was spacious and very well done up. The hotel is a 250 years old colonial house that has been re-furbished. The high ceilings and four poster beds complete the look.
Staff is courteous, but leaving a couple of them aside have difficulty understanding and conversing in English. Not a great place to have meals besides breakfast which was pretty good. Would recommend grabbing a drink or two and munching the snacks.
The pool area, courtyard is pretty fascinating. The place is quite calm.
Hotel provides wifi to all guests. The rooms have a flat screen.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay comfortably, and a bit lavishly. Its not sea side however you a small walk across the road will give you the view of blue waters.
Will take around 10-15 mins in a TUK TUK to get to Galle.
Suites are gorgeous but more for families! Extremely happy with my decision of choosing this hotel and staying here. Would love to go back again!
- 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