We had a great stay at Templeberg. The setting of the old colonial villa in a coconut plantation was so peaceful with lots of wildlife-spotting opportunities and our room was very nice, but what makes this place really special is the staff who run it. From owner Karin, who was always on hand to check we had everything we needed, to cook Trixie who rustles up delicious meals, to Sudu, who often drove us down to the beach or into town (always with the biggest smile), the whole team of staff are the loveliest you'll find and will go out of their way to make your time here both special and memorable. There was an issue with hot water whilst we were there, but it didn't put a dampener on our stay, and both the cooking class we did with Trixie and the heavenly massage I had on our last day were fantastic. Wonderful - thank you to all at Templeberg for a relaxing and memorable three days, a real highlight of our travels in Sri Lanka.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Templeberg Villa is a boutique Dutch- Colonial breakfast included accommodation option set on a 5 acre tea and coconut estate near to the historical Galle Fort with a dramatic 30m jungle edge infinity pool. Built in 1864 and updated yearly, it features 6 bedrooms, a 20 seat outdoor dining area, landscaped gardens, large Suites and Double rooms with free Wi-Fi. Fitted with tiled flooring, evaporative cooling and overhead and floor fans, Four Poster mosquito netted beds with ample storage space, occasional chairs and writing desks. Each room option has a private bathroom with walk-in showers and toiletries. Two Suites occupy the front of the villa with separate sitting areas, private French doored balconies, antique soft furnishings and fully equipped western bathrooms. The beautifully appointed Navy Room with Queen Four Poster Bed, occasional chair, private bathroom and garden views is a fantastic entry level room. The 2 bedroom Family bungalow with adjoining doors, private bathroom, single, bunk bed or Queen configurations and outdoor dining options is a popular choice with families. The 10 full time staff arrange everything from airport shuttle and tuk tuk transport, housekeeping, laundry, sightseeing activities, home cooked meals, yoga, massage and health and well being services. A complimentary Sri Lankan and Western breakfast is included. Tailored meals are also provided by the in house cook starting from 1200LKR per person. Meals can also be eaten in neighbouring beach and Fort areas or takeaway meals can be arranged from the popular southern Indian Lime Leaf Restaurant from the Beach at Bona Vista. Hawker stalls in Kaduruduwa village also sell rice packets and meals. Easily accessible to Galle Fort, Unawatuna and Thalpe beaches. Major Tourist attractions of the Southern Coast are a 10 minute tuk tuk ride away. Fluently-conversed in Swedish and French, the friendly New Zealand/Swedish host can assist guests with any requests. ... more less
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