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“THE most relaxing week's holiday!”
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Review of The Saffron House

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Looking due south across the veranda
Exceptional views and sea breezes
Pool steps
Two horizons
The Dikwella-Hiriketiya headland
From The Courtyard Bedroom
The Saffron House looking east
A storm coming in
The Croquet Lawn
Entrance steps
Looking towards the central courtyard
Hiriketiya Bay; a few minutes stroll down the lane
Fishing boats on Hiriketiya beach
Hiriketiya beach from the bottom of the lane
The Penguin and Japanese Araliya
The Veranda Sitting Area at sunset
The sitting area
Master Bedroom Two
Master Bedroom One Bathrrom
South east from the terrace
Bathroom shower
The Sea Bedroom from the east
From The Courtyard Bedroom
The Penguin by the pool
Nighttime across sthe pool to the coconut tree
Mater Bedroom One shower
Looking south west from the veranda
The Veranda Sitting Area
The Veranda Sitting Area at sunset
The Veranda Sitting Area at sunset
Desk in dining area and cloakroom
Bougainvillea on the drive
Heliconia
Master Bedroom One desk and chaise longue
Master Bedroom One
Master Bedroom One Bathroom
Master Bedroom One
Master Bedroom Two
The Courtyard Bedroom Bathroom
Master Bedroom Two and Japanese Areliya on the terrace
Master Bedroom Two
Master Bedroom Two
The Courtyard Bedroom
The Courtyard Bedroom
The Courtyard Bedroom
The Courtyard Bedroom
Master Bedroom Two
Master Bedroom One Bathroom
Japanese Araliya around the terrace
Nightime across the pool to the courtyard
Peacocks on the rocks at the bottom of the garden
Dikwella beach in the evening
From the terrace to The Sea Bedroom
The Sea Bedroom from the swimming pool
South east through the coconut trees
Gardens from the top of the drive
Lilies in the Koi Pond
Courtyard from Master Bedroom Two
South west across the Koi Pond
Looking south east from Master Bedroom Two
Heliconia in the flower garden
Whales occasionally pass the bottom of the garden within 400 meters.
The Courtyard Bedroom
The Courtyard Bedroom
Path up to the staff house
Looking south across the main lawn
Heliconia around the staff house
Looking south from the vegetable garden to the Croquet lawn
Looking west on the rocks towards Dondra lighthouse
More Heliconia in the flower garden
Looking West by the Croquet Lawn
The Croquet Lawn
Looking south west to The Sea Bedroom
From the Courtyard Room lawn
Side entrance from Dickwella side in the rain
Dickwella Beach to the west; a short stroll.
South east from the terrace
Looking south from Master Bedroom Two
From The Courtyard Bedroom
The Dikwella-Hiriketiya headland
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Tangalle, Southern Province

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flip2018
Warminster, United Kingdom
1 review
“THE most relaxing week's holiday!”
Reviewed February 19, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

We could not have enjoyed our stay at The Saffron House more! From the moment we arrived, to the warmest of welcomes, the staff took such good care of us and were utterly charming. They really are an exceptional team, ably headed up by Chris. We had asked for typical Sri Lankan food and were not disappointed; it was absolutely delicious.
We decided against doing any day trips as we all wanted to relax and unwind during our week there and left feeling utterly refreshed.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 20, 2018
Dear Flip,
What a lovely review! Many thanks and I'm really pleased you all had a good time. Chris and the team will be thrilled with your comments. You must come back again to do a few day trips! There's lots to see close by.
Kind regards, Paul
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caroline...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“I'd go back to Saffron House tomorrow....”
Reviewed January 27, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Amazing location between two stunning beaches, incredibly beautiful villa set in stunning gardens.

Chris and her staff looked after us brilliantly all week. Superb food and they were so friendly and kind.

The rooms are extremely comfy, huge beds with nice sheets and modern polished concrete bathrooms.

Good day trips organised by the staff too. All in all 5 star in every way.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 28, 2018
Dear Caroline,
Thanks you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to look after you .... I hope you can find your way back to our little patch in the future.
Kind regards, Paul
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“A piece of paradise, an amazing villa with fantastic service.”
Reviewed December 2, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

It was a privilege to stay in this amazing villa. If you're looking for peace & tranquillity, friendly service and amazing food, Saffron House is the place to stay.
Chris and the team made our stay truly wonderful.
An excellent hub to explore the area, including whale watching, surfing, nature reserves, Galle Fort, and much more.
We would certainly stay there again. Thank you Paul, Chris and the team.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 3, 2017
Dear Lyn & Rob,
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Chris will be thrilled (and still can't stop talking about you all!). I'm obviously pleased you had a good time and we look forward to having you back again.
Have a great Christmas,
Best wishes, Paul
PS: I haven't forgotten the maps ... should be with you before Christmas I hope
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murrayran...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful house with a quiet beach and surfing very nearby”
Reviewed November 21, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Staff are lovely and their cooking is fantastic. Owner's are a delight and very easy to deal with. Great location which is not too far from Colombo that you are tired by the time you get there. Recommend Saffron House to anyone.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2017
Hi Ranulph,
Many thanks for such a nice review. When the highway extension opens in 18 months the journey should be 30 mins less ... so look forward to seeing you back again!
Kind regards, Paul
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pollyashm...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning”
Reviewed November 13, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Beautiful place and such a friendly welcome. We never expected it to be this lovely and it beat everywhere else we went in Sri Lanka! Can't recommend highly enough.

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Management Response
Nov 14, 2017
Dear Polly,
It was a pleasure to have you stay. Thanks so much for your feedback. I know that Chris and the rest of the staff get a big kick out of yet another 5* review, so many thanks and come back again soon,
Best wishes, Paul
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Spectacular house, wonderful staff, brilliant holiday”
Reviewed November 13, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Everything about the Saffron House demands superlatives. From the setting to the food, the bedrooms, the decor, the gardens and the surroundings.
Thank you very much to the wonderful staff, and to Paul, for making our holiday so enjoyable. I am already looking forward to the next time we can visit!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 14, 2017
Well with a review like that you can come again! Thanks very much for your kind words and I'm pleased you had a good time, Best, Paul
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Steven W
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Paradise and perfection in Southern Sri Lanka”
Reviewed September 11, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed at Saffron House for 4 days and it was the absolute highlight of our trip in Sri Lanka. We couldn't recommend it more highly, either for a couple or a larger group.

- THE HOUSE: Beautiful house and grounds, rooms are luxurious without being brash, and the pool area overlooking the ocean the perfect place to pass the day. The 'half open air' bathrooms are a great touch.

- THE FOOD: Chris and the team at Saffron prepared three wonderful meals each day for us, all home-cooked Sri Lankan style and the best we ate on our 3-week trip.

- THE PEOPLE: Chris and the team at Saffron were amazing, making us feel at home from the first minute and always making sure we had everything we needed. A real home-from-home. They also sorted our onward transport to Galle (1.5 hours in morning traffic).

- THE AREA: We spent a couple days walking into Dikwella and other beaches nearly, all within 10 - 15 minutes. All very safe, clean and beautiful. Chris and the team were able to recommend us some lovely places to go. Sunsets are amazing! We did a surf lesson one day, and you can also rent boards for 200Rs an hour.. bargain!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2017
Hi Steven,
Thanks so much for such a great review. Chris & the team will be thrilled!
Come back soon!!
Kind regards, Paul
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