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Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hotel could come into the pure luxury category. The main building is a beautiful manor house, and the rooms are wonderfully fitted. Even better, and has been noted by everyone, the staff and service were truly 5* -- because it's small, all the staff know your name, and were always on hand to offer advice or help as required.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Manager S, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Dear Guest,

Ayubowan!!!

Thank you for your review which captures the very essence of our hotel, the service we offer our guests.
The hotel was designed around an ethos of calm and tranquility. We are thrilled that we were able to share our piece of paradise with you.

Looking forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Thanking you,
Sonali Van Dort

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

What a great ending to a fantastic trip. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay to end our trip to Sri Lanka. Rooms are beautiful and the service is outstanding! To Ferdi, Rohan and the team thank you for everything, we will be back. Luke & Jess (Australia)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Hi Luke & Jess,

Ayubowan!!!

It is wonderful to know that yet another guest leaves our property thoroughly satisfied. Thank you for the lovely compliments regarding the property and our service. We will surely share this review with our members of staff.

Thank you once again for this lovely review. We do hope that you come visit us again soon!

Warm Regards,

Sonali Van Dort
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I happend to visit Tamarind Hill in July 2013 with my sister's family who were on holiday, and the hospitality extended by the staff made me to decide staying there over night for few days.

I took time off in September and spent two nights over there.

I have to place on record that i have not experienced such a quite and a serene place !

The construction of the building and the upkeep is so high standard, I and my husband were truly delighted and returned home much refreshed.

Thanks to Chef Ananda, He is really really good in his job and keeps the guests quite well fed!
There are no strict rules and regulations and the staff go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

I would not hesitate to visit this place again.

Renuka Jayatilleke

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Dear Renuka,

Greetings from Asia Leisure!

It is pleasing to hear about your experience at our sanctuary – Tamarind Hill.

Our concept is to create a quiet and peaceful environment for our guests and we are glad that we were able to do so for you and your sisters family.

We are happy that our service met your expectations and we will convey your compliments to the staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Tamarind Hill soon.

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I absolutely loved the character of this little hotel, the room was so well decorated with an amazing old style to it. They have less than 20 rooms, so it's very small and very quiet. There is a pool and a restaurant, although I only had breakfast at the hotel as I was only there for one quick night.

I'd recommend this for a few nights for couples or a larger group if you book a few rooms. It felt like I was the only one staying at the hotel, it was so quiet, so it would be made a bit more fun if you are traveling with a group of couples or a family.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

Dear valued Guest,

Thank you for this lovely review.

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.

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 September 11, 2013

Exquisite boutique hotel, the fabulous building and decor can only be outdone by the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff. Had a wonderful four nights at this hotel and would not hesitate to return. A real Sri Lankan gem. Thanks to Aranda, Neel, Chameera and Vihaja.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

Dear valued Guest,

Thank you for this lovely review. We are glad to hear about your pleasant experience with us during your stay. Your appreciation will be conveyed to the relevant staff members, without fail.

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,

Sonali Van Dort
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

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!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind review.

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 experienced and felt the attempted concept within your stay.

We will do our best to meet your standards with regard to food next time and we hope even the other meals (Lunch & Dinner) will give you the satisfaction you experienced with our breakfast this time.

It was our pleasure having you with us and we hope you'd visit us again soon!

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights with our young daughter and had a lovely stay. The staff could not have been more welcoming and kind, our daughter was spoilt rotten as were we!

The location is nice, it's about 10 mins from Galle in a tuk tuk in a nice setting in the hills. The pool area is beautiful and one of the nicest pools I've seen in Sri Lanka. The food was good, especially the club sandwich and my daughter loved their spag bol. My husband had the Sri Lankan breakfast a couple of times which he said was outstanding.

Overall though it's the feel if the place that makes it so special, it's incredibly relaxing, sitting in the beautiful bar area having a glass of wine with lovely music playing is a real memory of our time there.

As I said the staff really make this place and are a credit to the management.

If you want a real boutique hotel experience (which is great value!) then I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Nishani R, Sales & Marketing at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment about us. It's great to hear about your pleasant experience at Tamarind Hill - Galle and we are glad that we were able to meet your expectations at all aspects.
It was our pleasure having you and your lovely family with us and we hope to see you all again soon!

Thanking you,

Sonali Van Dort
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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)
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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 Family Hotel in Galle
#1 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#1 Spa Hotel in Galle
#1 Romantic Hotel in Galle
Price Range: $110 - $406 (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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