We actually stayed Christmas 2014 with our 3 year old and 1 year old kids. 2 weeks.
It was simply stunning, the grounds were awesome, Upul (houseboy) was insanely helpful, fromnerecting a safety fence on the balcony so youngest could crawl around to daily shopping for groceries and amenities, to organising all transport and cooking some unreal local dishes!
The villa was small but perfect for 4. the outdoor living space was surprisingly comfortable - being couched on the sofa, music on, rain hammering down inches away, but sat there completely dry. Something to be said for it!
We ventured into Galle, Hikkawaduwa, Unnawatuna - all a short tuktuk ride away.
Monkeys travelled in packs through the garden. The dogs were uber friendly and pkayed with the kids. The most amazing aray of birds in the trees.
Pool was exceptional and the massage in the garden went down a treat.
Its not 'perfect' for kids in a stereotypical way, but, the kids LOVED it, we loved it, the guys were happy to babysit whilst we snook off for a meal once or twice and id hihhly recommend this place.
Amazing! Our time at The Petals made us fall in love with Sri Lanka. The bedroom and bathroom were comfy, clean and stylishly decorated. The outdoor living space was perfect and the yard and pool were a tropical dream. Hammocks, swings, rice fields, tropical birds, glow bugs and the scent of frangipani flowers make this place an absolute paradise. The topper however was Upul's amazing cooking and charming personality and Jagath's unbeatable hospitality. Fast wifi and TUK Tuks at your service for day trips too! Don't hesitate to book here - we'll be back for sure!
The Petals YES
If you fancy chilling out in 'your own home' in quiet countryside, 10mins from the beach & 15mins from busy, beautiful Galle. Garden is lush, big, divine with fruit trees galore, papaya, avocado, king coconut... seems to be on constant supply. Upul's food heaven (fresh from the market every day) or you can cook yourself. Garden overlooks stunning padi fields, pool gorgeous & I LOVE the outdoor living area on huge verandah outside the 2 bedrooms (beds/linen etc fab)
Yes I'm a total Petal fan.
Walking along little path behind the house and getting a sense of local village life a treat. Oh & I haven't even mentioned the divine dogs... Coco & Teddy completes the already perfect house
I loved Petals as it was a well cared for, tranquil piece of paradise situated ‘ in paradise!’
The house staff are very caring and look after all your needs. The pool was perfect with a gorgeous outlook. Loved the outdoor space but would have appreciated an indoors area during the wet period...however it’s not worth complaining about....as the house is well maintained with great attention to detail!
I cannot say enough great things about The Petals. It was a little slice of paradise. We stayed for 8 days and barely left the villa as it was so nice. Everything has been so well thought out and considered, the design is fabulous with good quality linens and bedding and everything is just so comfortable. The gardens are lush with so much wildlife kicking about: peacocks, monitor lizards, our very own turtle, so many birds...it was just gorgeous. The swimming pool was perfect with views over the paddy fields. Upul and Jagath, who look after you while you're there, are both so wonderful and make sure that your every need is catered for. Upul cooks all your meals for you and he is the most amazing chef. Seriously the best food we ate during our whole trip to Sri Lanka. I cannot recommend The Petals highly enough and I will definitely be back!!
Petals is a totally divine house to stay in outside Galle.
Very chic and comfortable.
A beautiful tropical garden, that is extremely well kept and with a perfect pool.
The most amazing views out over bright green paddy fields.
Apul and Jagath run the house and do it brilliantly. They really look after you.
Apul makes amazing Sri Lankan food and Jagath makes incredible cakes. What more can anyone want?
It's an easy TUK TUK ride to the nearby surf beach or into Galle where there are great shops and restaurants.
It is a wonderful house in a great location.
Perfect for families or friends.
We had a short break here out of season and what a wonderful experience it was! This place oozes quality throughout. The setting overlooking a paddy field is perfect. Their gardens are so well looked after with a lovely pool and a variety of areas to chill out and perhaps dine etc. The living areas were stylish with good quaity furnishings. Your every need is catered for. The staff were brilliant. The manager/chef is such a lovely man and his cooking is fantastic. We certainly had the best curry we've experienced in Sri Lanka (there are so many suggested items on his menu) . You don't need to do a thing as he and the gardener look after everything, including the tidying away and washing up. Having such attentive staff to look after you, and you only pay the cost price for all your drinks and food, is such a bonus and makes The Petals a must stop place whilst in Sri Lanka. Our thanks and admiration to the owners and staff. Thank you!