My wife and I visited Niyagama House as the first stop on our honeymoon. We stayed for 5 nights which gave us a good chance to enjoy all the activities and excursions that Niyagama House had to offer.
The house itself:
No expense was spared and the house is absolutely gorgeous in every single way. The attention to detail is fantastic from the intricate carvings, the stone floors, and western conveniences. Make no mistake about it, this is a LUXURY guest house with all the western amenities.
The staff and owner Elke:
Absolutely amazing. Elke and her staff took care of our every request, question, need, etc. The staff were truly fantastic and we were greatly taken care of and looked after both during our time on the property and all the activities that we decided to do.
My wife did the three day yoga retreat and absolutely loved it. I myself took one class and enjoyed it very much. Since I have little to no yoga knowledge, I can only say that my wife loved Elke's classes and thought she was a great yoga instructor.
The food was excellent! When I was travelling in India, I had some stomach issues so we choose to eat at Niyagama House often since we knew the quality of the food, ingredients, and preparation would be fine for my weak western stomach. :-P
The food was very fresh and the curries were all excellent. I loved being able to eat the local dishes without having to worry about getting an upset stomach.
If we ever return to Sri Lanka (which I certainly hope we do), I will absolutely stay at Niyagama House again. The pictures are a great representation of the house and it 100% looks as good or better in person.
I can honestly say there is no other hotel/guest house that I've ever stayed in that I can recommend as highly as this one. An absolute gem!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Niyagama House is a retreat with seven luxury rooms in the middle of a tea plantation. Situated only 9 kilometer inland (a 20 minutes tuktuk drive) from the beaches at the Indian Ocean and the charming World Heritage Site Galle Fort, it is a perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation. ... more less
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