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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Tangalle, Southern Province

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Sophie D
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Exceeded expectation on every level!”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This is the most incredibly stylish but laid back house, in the most amazing position above a beautiful empty beach. The house sits in the middle of a beautiful plot of land so is incredibly private, while being pretty close to everything you need in Tangalle. Architecturally, it is superb, the perfect mix of modernism and ethnicity.....without the compromise on luxury that this style can often suffer from. The staff where invisible but ever present, food delicious and so varied, endless pancakes for my children and perfect local curries containing so many dishes we did not know where the begin.

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Liked best: The architecture, interior and the staff
Liked least: The day when the sun didnt shine.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2014
Dear Dusan,

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write the review. We are very happy to hear such comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards,
Charith @ EVM
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Ginny2leo
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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Talk about a getaway. Work stress was quickly forgotten in this rustic yet luxurious villa. It was like survivor, with benefits. Diving into the pool or taking walks on the beach whenever we felt like it, in between excellent meals cooked by the staff. The breeze was amazing and while some of my friends enjoyed sleeping with just the natural wind, I was grateful for the air-conditioner in the bedroom (creature of habit).

Getting a chance to take the sea plane was an added bonus as well as the lovely gem shop down the road!

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Liked best: The seeming isolation, yet easy access to town
Liked least: bumpy road to property
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2014
Dear Chris,

Thank you very much for taking time to write the review.
We are glad to hear such comments from you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Walatta House.

Best Regards,
Charith @ EVM
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Rethi S
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Brilliant Property, Great Service, Fab Food”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2012

Phenomenal place. Loved the open concept. Made you feel outdoors even when you were indoors. The view was unbelievable. We were lucky to be there on a full moon night; and the view was just breathtaking. Really helpful staff members, who served up some wicked curry.

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Liked best: How the property integrated into the surrounding landscape.
Liked least: The three hour bus ride from Colombo to Tangalle. Would highly recommend the air taxi which I took back to Colombo.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2014
Hi,

Thank you very much for taking time to write the review.
We are glad to hear such comments from you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Walatta House.

Best Regards,
Charith @ EVM
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richdoha
Doha, Qatar
1 review
“luxury in paradise”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 for a stay in December 2012

One of the most remarkable and relaxing holidays of any we've done anywhere in the world. Pure luxury in paradise. Walatta's hidden away on it's own hillside and just down the slope from that gorgeous pool are the most wonderful beaches and rock pools. The way the accommodation is set up makes you feel like part of the environment, and there's nothing more relaxing. It's brand new and designed to the highest specs, as if it were part of the natural landscape. The rainforest showers are a treat and the bedrooms designed so you can hear the sound of rolling surf all night long. Oh and the food! my goodness. Lobsters and fresh fish caught daily with locally grown organic produce in curries to die for, all home cooked by the wonderful staff. Breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! And if that's not enough, the gardener will shimmy up the trees each morning for your fresh coconut juice. It's on such a large block you will truly feel as though you are hidden away from the rest of the world. Once you get there you won't want to leave, but just in case you do there's the bustling town of Tangalle just down the road by Tuk-Tuk, plenty of facilities for all your needs, or you can pop along the coast in the other direction to see the whales. Then there's a day trip to the Elephant safari at Udawalawee. Or you can overnight up in the tea country. All taken care of by the careful staff and their drivers. You'll want to come back to Walatta. We are planning our next trip… Pure luxury in paradise!
The Lewis Family. (Australia)

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Liked best: the location, the design, the staff, the pool, the food
Liked least: not applicable
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2014
Dear Lewis,

Thank you very much for taking time to write the review.
We are glad to hear such comments from you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Walatta House.

Best Regards,
Charith @ EVM
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Rocky_Bar...
Backnang, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2018
Lieber Ralph und Eric
Vielen Dank für Ihre freundliche und durchdachte Überprüfung. Es war mir eine Freude, Sie beide kennenzulernen. Sie sind wundervolle Gäste zu haben und ich hoffe, Sie können sehr bald wiederkommen.
Die besten Wünsche
Jack


Dear Ralph and Eric
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. It was a pleasure to meet you both. You are wonderful guests to have and I hope you can come back very soon.
Best wishes
Jack
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Talal S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2017 for a stay in December 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2018
Nous vous remercions de votre aimable critique et nous sommes tous très heureux que vous ayez apprécié la cuisine de M. Madura et de ses jolies plages. Je t'en prie, reviens vite.
Regards
Jack
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Jfwilems
Nietap, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2017
Thank you so much for your kind review and I am so glad that you enjoyed the house and your holiday. Please do come back as it was a pleasure looking after you.
Best wishes
Jack
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