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“Best family Christmas ever!”
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Ambalama Villa
Ranked #11 of 157 Specialty Lodging in Galle
Reviewed January 26, 2010

We actually live in Sri Lanka and had overseas family visiting us for Xmas. We decided to hire out Ambalama Villa and had the most wonderful time. Having two young children, two teenagers and a granny within the group, we thought it would be almost impossible to have a holiday where everyone was happy, but we were totally proved wrong...Ambalama's ambience, food, amenities and staff all made our holiday the most relaxed, indulgent holiday ever! The kids loved the pool with the beach on our doorstep, the parents had a blast with the fantastic food and lie-ins in the morning...going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the waves was just a sublime experience. We cannot thank the management enough for providing us with a Xmas to remember.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 17, 2010

Can't recommend the Ambalamba too highly. The tastefully decorated rooms and stunning view from the dinning area over the infinity pool (my children lived in it) to the beautiful beach was unbelievable. More importantly the service provide by the staff was first class and the chef was incredible.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 7, 2009

stayed 5 nights which were arranged without fuss by the manager Mr Tai. what can i say. a gorgeous place. intimate but spacious. the interiors understated in a graceful way. what a location.. right bang on the beachfront- the staff were extremely friendly and helpful- made us feel like one of the family-although we did eat out in nearbye unawatuna -- the meals prepared by the live in chef - were superb.--all in all such a relaxing environment- i felt that i was in a blissful day dream
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  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank hena27
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Reviewed December 4, 2009

When you arrive, you will feel like you have come home and never want to leave!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 27, 2009

Absolutely stunning and private villa in a beautiful location along the Galle coast. There was 8 of us here for a 50th Birthday celebration and the villa fitted perfectly for the occasion! The overall finish to the decoration of the villa and added detail, such as the water feature behind the living area simply added to its overall charm. It was such a good idea to have the eating/sitting area as the centre point between all the bedrooms as it never made anyone feel as though they had a better or worse room location to anyone else! The pool and decking area was lovely to relax around for some superb sunbathing as well as being right on a private beach.
Fabulous place to stay with a large group of friends, with its privacy yet close enough to hop in a cheap tuk tuk and get about.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 26, 2009

We have stayed at Ambalama Villa a number of times and each time has been as wonderful as the last. Our children now jump out of the car run through the house and jump straight into the pool fully clothed after a long trip its become our tradition.
Our last stay was christmas and as usual the staff did everthing they could to make it right. There was a chritmas tree up for when we arrived and the turkey had been ordered.
The food has always been fantastic and nothing is ever too much trouble. If you go you should have the BBQ in the garden and prepare to be amazed.
On another note one of our children suffered an infection whilst we were there ( he had picked the infection up in the UK ) The night I decided we had to go to hospital a car was arranged for us and Inther took us to the private hospital were we probably had better treatment that if we had been at home. The total cost was about £4. Travelling with children it is alawys good to know that the help is there if needed.
We are looking forward to our next visit as we will be going back.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2009

My friends and I stayed at Ambalama recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location just South of Galle is perfect for those who prefer to stay outside the Fort and on the beach. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful - and the food was simply the best we had on our whole stay (try the chocolate cake!). The interior design has been very thoughtfully executed so that it is comfortable, casual and elegant. We would higjly recommend this villa.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Ambalama Villa

Address: Dahawella Nr Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 157 Specialty Lodging in Galle
Price Range: $700 - $1,300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4

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