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“Absolutly perfect for our family vacation”
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Pool from the veranda
Spacious and so comfortable
Heritage room, fresh and modern, combined with old world
Decorated by local artisans
Each rooms different with one thing in common, comfort
Bright and airy
Spacious and comfortable
Our Spice room, turned attic
Handloom bedding
Original Spice Room
Clean spacious bathrooms for each bedroom
cool space
Choice of Outdoor dining
Perfect for a card game in the evenings
Sunset
A Magical place for a wedding or special celebration
So relaxing
Peaceful
Relax in the comfortable hammock
Intimate Dinner
relaxing after a hard day
Our landmark at the end of a long white stretch of palm fringed beach
Lighthouse restaurant at the end of our beautiful beach
Dinner at Six Degrees North
Guests eager to improve their culinary art, they have a wonderful teacher!
Set for the cooking lesson
Result of 30 minutes hard toil in the kitchen. Well done to our great guests
Prawns aplenty
Handsome Waiters set for an occasion
The beach in front is perfect for a wedding
Kandy Dancers
The Famed Kandy Dancers make a party very special
Almost Nightfall
Night Lights
Beach without footprints, lone coconut
Our resident Kingfisher
A special gentle little friend
Water Monitor.... looks friendly enough
Super Squirrel
Built in Clothes Line
Fishermens boats
Tuk Tuks can go almost anywhere
Fishermans hiding place
Handsome Fisherman
Three beautiful little monkeys.....
Ambalangoda business centre
Sri Lanka V Australia featuring Shane Warne & Murilly
Beautiful Galle Fort
Galle Fort Building
Galle Fort Ocean
Galle Fort Lighthouse
Old Printing Hotel, Galle Forte Hotel
Wonderful Architecture
Our beautiful new van
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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern Province

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Kevin2112...
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Absolutly perfect for our family vacation”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

My family and I stayed at 6 degrees for a week in February 2013 and found that the villa and its staff far exceeded our expectations in almost every possible way. It started before our arrival with the owner, Suzanne, who provided answers to my every little question and suggested ideas for excursions based on my input. Every one of her recommendations turned out to be exactly what my family and I (including my wife, her mother, and our 2 little girls, ages 2 and 4) were looking for. Then there is her staff, who understood exactly what we wanted and needed without us having to tell them. Udith, the manager, worked within the guidelines I gave for excursions and worked out the best days and times to do each, arriving at each excursion at the ideal time of day in terms of crowds, sunsets, et cetera, to get maximum enjoyment out of them. Plus, he was a real joy to sit and talk with at the beginning or end of each day! Then there is Kalum, the chef. He is a fabulous chef (and my wife and I can be tough critics in this department, as can our children), with a repertoire of amazing dishes, including Sri Lankan and Thai curries, grilled seafood (you must try the lobster!!!), as well as nice pasta dishes and sandwiches, with everything seasoned and spiced perfectly - not "native Thai spicy", and not bland -- just right. Dambi, the driver, is incredible at his job -- and be glad you have him, because you don't want to try to figure out the well-choreographed dance that is driving in Sri Lanka. He made all the drives (and 1 or 2 of them were somewhat long) very comfortable for us and our children, and he did all the little things, like stop for bananas so that we would have something to feed the gi-normous squirrels during the river cruise, show us where to stop for coconut drinks and fresh pineapples on the side of the road, and get us the locals' price for each, and where to stop for a good photo opportunity. And the house staff were incredible too -- they took care of everything we needed without intruding or anything -- their presence was exactly as you would hope.
The villa itself is so charming. It is a little hidden gem -- when you turn off the busy street onto the property, it is just its own little slice of paradise. Parrots chirp in the coconut palms at sunrise and sunset, the kingfishers dive into the pool, chipmunks race along the top of wall, and the sunsets over the ocean viewed from the upper-level deck are second to none. We were happy lounging in the hammock, splashing with our little ones in the pool, or enjoying a drink in the shade. The pool was quite small, but was adequate for our small children. However, when we were there some contractors came to do estimates for the job to make it much bigger and include a bar in the pool at the other end. Hopefully when you go there (after May 2013) you will have a bigger pool to enjoy. But that did not detract from our stay at all.
Whatever you need, the staff will make it happen -- Udith is a guy who can get it done, whatever it is. We would love to come back to Sri Lanka, and if we do, there is no other place we would consider staying.

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Liked best: the staff -- thank you!!!
Liked least: the road noise -- but it wasn't a big deal. i was able to let the waves drown that out.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Mar 29, 2013
Oh my goodness thank you so much.

We truly all aim to make our guests as happy and comfortable as possible. It is just incredibly rewarding to know when we succeed, you are so very kind.

Sincere thanks, and we hope to see you again very soon.

Suzanne
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Linda B
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed March 11, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Fantastic value for money. We came here thinking we were going to eat out every night but the cook has such delicious food we have stayed in to eat each night. Udith the manager is so obliging and all the other staff cook cleaners and security staff are fantastic. We will definately come again to stay. Our meals were fantastic....everything you need is at the villa

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Mar 10, 2013
We all really thank you for these kind words. In particular, Kallum will be delighted to hear you enjoyed his cooking.

We do hope that you come back and stay,

Suzanne
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Diane D
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“This is paradise on earth, beautiful location and beautiful people”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

I stayed at 6 Degrees North with my family in January.

From the time we arrived and were welcomed with a cool towel and nice drink we just knew our holiday would be special.

The staff were so gracious and happy to do anything we requested... and the night man was incredibly funny, his way of bidding good night was a classic.

Udith, the ever genial manager was a treat. He took us everywhere and showed us so many great places off the beaten track.
One night, on Full Moon we were treated to hundreds of tiny turtles, they must have been laid a few nights before and it was just fascinating to watch them waddle to the ocean. O

The food in the villa is very special. Mostly Sri lankan, but they are able to cook most things, all very fresh and such a great variety. The chef is great and showed us all how to cook a great feast.
The villa is so comfortable, with loads of nice seating, and the restaurant area has a perfect view and is great for a relaxing read as there are day beds up there. Always a good breeze too.

Our only regret is that we did not have long enough... next time we will stay weeks!

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Liked best: The staff were courteous and helpful and made our holiday stay memorable
Liked least: there was nothing that we did not like
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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heleneand...
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely & relaxing stay at 6 degrees north!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We stayed a week at this beautiful villa during last Christmas and had a wonderful time! Large and nicely decorated villa with a garden right on a stunning beach which we most of the time had on our own! The staff was very helpful, genuinely nice and spoiled us with delicious meals. Definitely try Niahs Springhoppers for breakfast and her Rice&Curry which was the best we had during the whole trip in Sri Lanka! Udith at the villa organized different excursions and booked secure Tuk-Tuk, all very good and efficient!
We went to Ambalangoda maskmuseum&factory which was very interesting and here is where you find the best handcrafted masks in the country and at the best prices. On the same day we did a cruise on the lakes next to Ambalangoda which was very beautiful and relaxing! (make sure to bring a lot of small currencies as you tip a lot...) Unawatuna was not worth it, too far and too crowded beach... Hikkaduwa, a cool surf city, was a nice halfday-trip with Tuk-Tuk!
Of course, you can also just stay and relax at the villa, read in the hammock, take a dip in the pool or take a walk on the beach... It's a lovely place!

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Liked best: Staff&location
Liked least: Irregularity of the wifi
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
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Lazysuz
Hong Kong, China
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Six Star Service and unforgettable smile!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

My husband and I had stayed in many villa rentals before, just the 2 of us or in groups, never had we been so satisfied before. This was our 1st trip in Sri Lanka and 1st stay at SDN. 1st week of December, 4 nights altogether. From the moment we were picked up at the airport til the moment we left we were very well taken care of and well fed. Our villa manager, Udi,his knowledge and friendliness guided us thru the trip. His driver took us everywhere we wanted to go, never a sleepy moment even driving us 3 hrs to airport at 3 o'clock in the morning. He continue serving us with his head up back straight just kept driving and driving. The housekeeping team, 2 gorgeous ladies and a wonderful honest doorman gave us a home to stay. We loved the local food but if you cannot handle that, the staff there would cook you anything you want (well most stuff). The rooms were clean and just everything you need are available to you. The private beach at the front was beautiful, the locals are so friendly, they are open to conversation and you will see fishermen early in the mornings if you stroll down the coastline. My fishing loves fishing and had caught some good size fishes there.

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Liked best: The staff, the villa itself, the beach and the food
Liked least: Not enough time to enjoy it
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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ykurtz
Haifa, Israel
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good place to stay on the beack”
Reviewed October 30, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We Stayed at the Villa for three nights during October. We were 4 couples, so I did a pretty thorough job in searching for a villa that would accommodate 4 couples in separate bedrooms, all en suite. Suzanne, the owner, was very helpful and assisted in any request that we had.

The proximity to the beach (literally on the beach) was the best, and the villa and staff, especially Udith, the Villa manager, were very helpful. Udith also runs a small tourist agency, so he arranged for us a trip to Galle, transportation back to Colombo (including a boat trip on the Madu River, which was very nice), and even a birthday party with fireworks and a band!

The only issue we had, was with the fourth bedroom - basically, one of the three original bedrooms with a high ceilings was split it into two, thus creating another bedroom on the upper level. This room suffers from quite high noise, and the couple that stayed there was not very happy. Therefore I recommend this room for children of the family, etc., but not as a separate room for another couple.

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Liked best: On the beach
Liked least: The fourth (upper) room
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed July 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Location Cleanliness
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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Jul 8, 2012
Hello, thank you for the lovely comments. The girls will be thrilled about the cooking, I'm pleased you enjoyed the food and chopping, and the wine.. Everyone really hopes you come back soon, thank you so much Suzanne
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