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Crocodile rock
Entrance of the front
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Master bed room
Double bed room
Twin bed room
Bath room
Infinity pool
Fantastic lake views from the pool
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Night view of the pool and the lake
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Georgie B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Absolute paradise!”
Reviewed January 29, 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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I arrived and was immediately offered a refreshing drink of coconut water and our entire stay in this beautiful house continued in the same way, with delicious home-made curries, tuk-tuks organised and exemplary and friendly service on every occasion, including making me the most amazing birthday cake I've ever had. Such a treat!

The house itself is in a stunning,secluded location overlooking a large lake and was perfect for both lounging by the pool and as a base for exploring the area. We had outings to various beaches, Galle itself and cycling trips as well as going to Yalle for a safari on one day. I totally relaxed and recharged here. Utter paradise, I'd thoroughly recommend and definitely would return.

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ViciBurr
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC - I want to go back tomorrow!!!”
Reviewed January 29, 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

I stayed in Kibulagala Watte last August and had the most AMAZING time!

The weather was fantastic, the house was incredible and the friendly staff were very welcoming!

I was in a group of five people and we all fitted in very comfortably – in fact you could easily have had more guests if you had wanted. The accommodation inside and out was luxurious and beautiful and the swimming pool just asks you to get in. Couple this with the loveliest view of the lake and lush green forest with wildlife peeping out at you – makes this the perfect escape!! I will never forget having the most delicious curries sitting outside in the evening heat relaxing after visiting the local beaches.

I was slightly worried about my trip as I had just been in hospital for my back and was concerned I may not be comfortable being so far from home – but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I was looked after from start to finish and never once had an issue with my back.

I am recommending this to everyone I know and would love to go back!!!!

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Adam S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Idyllic Villa - The Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed January 29, 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

Stayed for two weeks with a group of friends.

The villa is immaculate, the staff friendly and welcoming. The food was brilliant, from morning breakfasts of fruit and egg hoppers through to local seafood and authentic Sri-Lankan curries. Transfers from the airport were simple and the staff were only too helpful to organise tuk-tuks for local trips.

A perfect place to either relax and watch the world go by, either in the villa, by the pool or on the terrace or to use as a base to explore the local sights. We had wonderful day trips to Yalla National Park, the Old Town of Galle and days on local beaches.

Would happily recommend to everyone and am already looking forward to another visit some time very soon.

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Liked best: A beuatiful place to relax
Liked least: Very little that could have been improved
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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W12Girl
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Beautiful Villa in a fantastic location - we have already booked to go back next year!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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We had the holiday of a lifetime - the house is beautiful and the staff so friendly. There is lost to see and do in the local area and the local beaches are out of this world. You are guranteed to have a relaxing time at this villa.

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Liked best: The location
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Reviewed April 19, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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BigBird33...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Kimbulagala Watte restores and revives the soul.”
Reviewed July 22, 2011 for a stay in January 2011

Kimbulagala Watte manages to be luxurious and stylish as well as making you feel comfortable and at ease as soon as you set foot in it. And that's before you meet Shishika and her small team, who seemed to have a sixth sense for what we wanted before we knew it ourselves - like a delicious banana cake suddenly appearing with tea.
Nothing really is too much trouble without the feeling of being fussed over. We ate some really fantastic food - local favourites as well as international dishes. No matter how much you think you don't feel like breakfast, missing it is a mistake!
The villa oozes cool and serenity with generously proportioned en suite bedrooms, a large, well thought-out main living area and kitchen. Shuttered doors open out onto a broad veranda surrounding the villa which overlooks Koggala Lake - the perfect sunset trap.
There was always a tuk-tuk on hand to take us down the hill to the beach or the short distance into Galle for restaurants, shops and markets. The Fort alone is definitely worth a visit for its faded colonial grandeur, gorgeous shops and eateries.
Unspoilt paradise is necessarily a long way from transport hubs and the drive from Colombo is a long one, but most definitely worth it.

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Liked best: The whole atmosphere was incredibly relaxing
Liked least: The distance/drive from and back to Colombo
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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peterm57
london
2 reviews
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“A wonderful villa in a majestic setting”
Reviewed July 20, 2011 for a stay in April 2011

We spent a fantastic time here over Easter with our 5 children .The Villa is set in a lovely position overlooking the lake the peace only interrupted by the inquisitive wildlife , a real fascination for the children. What a treat to be totally spoilt by the staff ,the cuisine was fantastic and hardly matched by any of the other restaurants nearby.Galle the local town had plenty of interesting shops and restaurants and the nearby beaches are still uncommercial and unspoilt. Jannake was really helpful and full of sound advice. We would love to come back here one day and would thoroughly recommend this villa

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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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