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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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LondonRou...
Bangkok, Thailand
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Restful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

The Petals is a beautiful villa. You will be greeted by 3 lovely dogs and Upul and Jagarth who will all make your stay memorable. Upul cooks the most delightful food and Jagarth quietly attends to everything you'll ever need, from a cup of tea when he sees you get up in the morning to showing you the delights of the garden flora and fauna. Its peaceful, contemporary yet cosy and is a great location to get to nearby beaches and hangouts.

Would recommend taking a tuk tuk to the main road and heading to Wijaya restaurant and bar on the beach early in your stay, its a beautiful beach and the food is great. From here you can get braver and venture further afield. Unawatuna is more commercial and OK for a more lively drink in the evening but it didn't strike us as a place for a nice meal or quiet drink, but you'll probably eat at home most nights as Upul's cooking is amazing!

Just one small thing…do double check the price of the tuk tuk with Upul before you use them.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 4, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back some time soon.
Best wishes,
Linda, Upul & Jagarth
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Kabalino
Castelmaurou, France
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Couldn’t have been better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We had a great stay. The peace and calm, tranquillity – yet close enough to Galle and other beautiful sites. Hired a scooter to zoom around on, had some great food and cooking experiences at The Petals with the cook and houseboy. We will be back.
Kevin & Leila

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
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Liked best: The garden, pool and staff
Liked least: One night of barking dogs (no big deal)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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KristyAnn...
New Delhi, India
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“Just Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We spent a week here with our 10 year old daughter. The house and garden are beautiful. There is an abundance of wildlife to see in the garden, we saw monkeys, a kingfisher ( a paradise for twitchers!), frogs, a large terrapin and lots of fire flies in the evenings - not to mention the 3 rescued street dogs that live there (they are very friendly). The pool is lovely and we used it a lot. I think I can honestly say that this is one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had.
The beach is a 10 minute tuk tuk ride away - we went to Wijaya beach - great restaurant, best tuna steak I've had in years. Galle is about 20 minutes away and also worth a visit.
We arrived very late at night, but were met by "the boys" Upul and Jagarth. Upul whipped us up some tasty (very fresh) prawns with some roti, despite it being the early hours of the morning, and of course a chilled bottle of beer.
I hope we get the opportunity to return. If you simply want to chill out, in beautiful surroundings, this is the place to go.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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“Such a beautiful place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We wanted to be away from the crowds and The Petals was perfect!!! It's so tranquil and restful and gorgeous surrounded by paddy fields. The rooms are sooo comfortable and Upul and his family are lovely people who we will really miss. He takes so much trouble to make your stay a great one. His cooking is delicious and he does great bbqs!!

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London
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Brighton
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Mora
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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