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Hempel house. Lovely double rooms in Colonial House

Private Room , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province
Two lovely rooms at property Hempel House with ensuite bathrooms and A/C. (The rate shown is for 1 room only)

This House is an example of a period house from the colonial era. It is set around an internal courtyard pond with tropical fish, turtles and a sweet scented frangipani tree at its center. Tastefully restored by the Hempel Family who have been living there for the last 12 years, it is just 10 mins from Galle Fort and 15 minutes from Unawatuna and the beaches of Thalpe.

The house is surrounded by a lush tropical garden which is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys, mongoose, monitor lizards and squirrels dart amongst the trees. Whether having a lazy breakfast of Nalani's delicious egg hoppers, or a long lunch of Sri Lankan curry, sambals and chutneys, (all from local produce or catch of the day) this is a place to relax and u...
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Listing #FKN6772850
About the Owner
Eduard H
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
Interaction with guests
We can be available as much or as little as you wish. Emma will stop by the house from time to time to check on everything. Eduard, the owner, may also be around
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

This place is exceptional - a real gem hidden away from the hustle and bussle of city life and set in the jungle but only a10 minute tuk tuk ride from the centre of Galle and the famous fort.The central area is open and is...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shared Yard
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
No other particular rules.
Just enjoy!
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $50 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
The Village that the house is near is called Milliduwa which is a vibrant, busy Muslim village with a great Indian takeaway and many local food shops selling amazing fruit and veg!

There is parking for 3 vehicles in the house driveway, and a local bus stop at the end of the road which can take you into the local town if you so desire.
The easiest way to get about in Sri Lanka is by TukTuk/3 wheeler which are easy to find and cheap to use.
If you wish to go slightly farther afield on your visit the bus and train stations in Galle can take you to other delightful cities such as Colombo and Kandy for a very reasonable price
Getting around
You can easily get around by tuk tuk, bus or we can arrange you a car.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo Airport: 94.4 mi
Railway: Galle train station: 2.4 mi
Transport can be arranged for you from the airport and during your stay. It takes around 2.5/3 hours from the airport depending on traffic.
Directions will given upon booking and tuk tuks or cars with drivers can be arranged for trips around the local area and further afield.
Activities nearby
Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.7 mi.
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