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5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed February 10, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Traveling group: Young Children
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Claire C
Middle East
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“Brilliant!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We travelled to Sri Lanka with our children (6,4 and 1) and my inlaws. Everything about the holiday was fabulous. The house is beautiful, Manju and his team endlessly accommodating (the food was amazing) and there was plenty for us to do in the surrounding area for 9 days. I can say without hesitation that it was one of the nicest family holidays we've had, and we will absolutely be coming back.
My only caveat, and this isn't a criticism, is that like most other villas of this type in Sri Lanka, the pool is not fenced and subsequently you do have to stick to small children like glue. The pool is also deep, and my less than agile inlaws did struggle to get in and out.

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Liked best: Manju and his team were brilliant with the kids.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Twistedbr...
Toronto
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“Stunning and luxurious - we will return!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Polheena is a very special home away from home. Being a group of design snobs we appreciated the tasteful decor and minimal colour. It was very clean and comfortable - you can find a nice spot to relax anywhere in the house or the garden and pool. The service was really attentive and the food was amongst the best we had in Sri Lanka. We were spoiled with banquet of authentic Sri Lankan food for breakfast and dinner every day. It was amongst the best we had in Sri Lanka (and we ate a lot of good food). I appreciate that the cook did not hold back on spice either, unlike most cooks for tourists. I miss her pol sambal!

We will definitely stay at Polheena again.

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Liked best: The interior design and food
Liked least: When we asked the house manager for a Sri Lankan restaurant recommendation we ended up at a very touristy place that did not have anything local on the menu. Please don't underestimate tourists - not everyone wants Western food.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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gillesncl
Reims, France
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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