GREAT FOR

    This villa is great for a couple or a group of family/ friends, looking to stay in a villa with impeccable hospitality, a master chef, a private pool and state of the art bedrooms, while being in the heart of Galle fort.

What we love

  • Located on the ramparts of the UNESCO protected and historically rich Galle fort, is a mansion from a bygone era. The exterior facade retains its vintage charm with sloping red tiled roofs, stately white pillars, generous patios and verandahs, while the interiors have been transformed completely with an understated elegance, achieved through rustic wooden flooring, subtle hues and tropical green frangipani flowering trees.
  • There’s an artistic and designer’s touch to everything that’s here. From interesting statues and sculptures to carefully selected antique furniture. Each space within the villa - relaxed dining set up and the soothing lounge area - has been tastefully furnished and beautifully lit by the warm glow of resplendent lamps, candles and hanging lights.
  • Get transported to a world of serenity when you enter the perfectly appointed bedrooms. Two of them offer magnificent views of the sea and the ramparts while the another two offer views of the garden and pool within the villa. It’s a choice between watching the sunsets or nonchalantly entering the aquamarine waters of the swimming pool.

What to know

  • Relish the delicious taste of traditional ‘lampries’, a Sri Lankan Dutch Burger delicacy, where an ensemble of preparations served with rice and curry are put together on a banana leaf and steamed until the flavours are infused. If crab is your thing, ask the chef to prepare his signature crab curry for you. And if neither of these appeal, let the chef know of your preferences and taste, and he’ll whip up something scrumptious for sure!
  • This is one of the few villas in Galle fort, that comes with it’s own private pool. After waddling through the cobbled streets of the fort, browsing through boutiques and having a latte at the cafes, take a dip in the plunge pool while on this beautiful tropical coastal fort town.
  • The attentive yet non intrusive staff will ensure you have the best vacation while here. From organising excursions around the area, to ensuring your comfort while in the villa, they’ll do everything and more to fortify a memorable holiday in Galle!
 Villa
 4 Bedrooms
 4 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 9 people

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • In-room safe
  • Bath tub
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Media/ TV Room
  • Lawns/ gardens
  • Beach/sea/water front

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Music Player/ speakers
  • Ipod docking station
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbecue set up
  • Gym/ fitness equipment
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven/ Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Water filter/ purifier

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 February to 31
May '16
1 June to 31
July '16
1 August to 19
December '16
20 December to 10
January '17
11 January to 28
February '17
Sea View Room USD 380 324 380 497 435
Garden View Room USD 336 286 336 460 410
Pool View Room USD 311 261 311 435 398
Whole Villa - 4 Bedrooms USD 1,243 1,120 1,243 1,740 1,616

Rate Includes

  • Accommodation on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast for two
  • All applicable taxes

Additional Details

Minimum Stay:

  • There’s a minimum stay of 2 nights

Extra Bed Charges:

  • Children upto the age of 6 years of age can be accommodated in the room with parents on complimentary basis

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 3 weeks prior to the arrival date, 1 night’s charges will be retained
  • For cancellations made within 21 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be provided
  • No refund will be provided during peak months of December and January.

Check in and check out time: 1300 hours and 1100 hours

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Barefoot, Galle Fort

​Address: 41 Peddlar Street, Galle Fort, Galle | Phone: +94 91 2226299 | Open: Mon to Sat: 9 am to 8 pm, Sundays: 10 am to 6 pm

If you have a taste for the artsy, you must stop at Barefoot- a boutique gift shop founded in 1964 and curated by the talented Barbara Sansoni who is famous for her eclectic designs. Choose from a colourful variety of hand-woven sarongs and mats, cute hand bags, cloth toys, draped garments, ethnic jewelry and stunning home décor pieces. Bring home the vagabond Barefoot mouse toy for your kid while you pick up and some interesting collection of local tea from Sri Lanka for family and friends back home.

If you’re there over a weekend, stop by for dinner of black pork curry and red wine or beer to live jazz music, played just on Fridays evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Barefoot, Galle Fort, Galle
Barefoot, Galle Fort, Galle
Barefoot, Galle Fort, Galle
Barefoot, Galle Fort, Galle
2

Galle Fort & Lighthouse

The quaint historical town of Galle is a delightful example of Portuguese and Dutch architecture that seamlessly blends in with native traditions. A fortified city that bravely bounced back after the 2004 tsunami, the Galle city is full of wonders and surprises if you’ve got a quick eye and are ready to explore. There’s nothing like spending a day strolling along the decadent ramparts or the ancient cobbled paths with fascinating names such as the ” Moorse Kramerstraat” or the Pedlar Street while peaking into the magnificent Dutch Reformed Church.

Take a selfie with the oldest breadfruit tree in Galle and or have an engaging conversation with many a writers and artists who take a seat at their favourite watering holes in and around the fort area. Call it day with a visit to the Galle lighthouse soaking in the panoramic views.

Southern Ramparts of Galle Fort
Southern Ramparts of Galle Fort
Galle Fort Lighthouse
Galle Fort Lighthouse
3

Crepe-ology

Address: 53 Leyn Baan Street, Galle Fort | Open: 11:30 am to 9 pm

Indulge your love for crepes in this charming restaurant ideal for rooftop romantic meals. Order any of their savoury crepes, scrumptious starters or healthy salads along with a refreshing iced drink served with love. End your meal with a delicious sweet crepe and a flavoured shisha.

Crepe-ology, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
Crepe-ology, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
4

The Three by TPV

Adress: 43 Leyn Baan Street, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka | Phone: +94 91 2 231003

The boutique store of Three by TPV will call you out from a distance. Bathed in white, this stunning corner store in the heart of Galle fort, has an eclectic collection of home decor items, exquisite jewelry, paintings and fashionable clothes. Each item on display has been carefully handpicked and designed by a team that’s passionate about design.

Give your own home a make over mini make over or spruce it up with one of the many collectibles from here. The boutique is also the perfect place to pick up a little something for friends and family back home. Even if you don’t end up buying anything at all, which by the way will be tough to do, just browsing through the store is such a lovely experience!

The Three by TPV, Galle Fort
The Three by TPV, Galle Fort
The Three by TPV, Galle Fort
The Three by TPV, Galle Fort
5

Exotic Roots

​Address: 36 Church Stree, Galle Fort, Galle | Phone: +94 91 2 245454

Exotic Roots has everything an art lover would want from stunning acrylic on cotton paintings to hand designed plates and bold artsy kitschy household objects ranging from tiles to vases. You could also take back a quartz ring for your beloved or a ruby red scarf for winter.

Exotic Roots, Galle Fort
Exotic Roots, Galle Fort
6

Stick No Bills

Address: 35 Church Street, Galle Fort | Phone: +94 774 834 262 | Open: 8 am to 8 pm

Originally built to showcase the rich culture and beauty of Sri Lanka, the flagship gallery is situated in a Dutch colonial townhouse and stocks a lovely variety of vintage and retro themed travel and film posters.

While the travel posters showcase a quirky side of ‘Ceylon’ often ignored by mainstream media, the film section that stocks premium classic Bollywood and Hollywood posters is a haven for cinephiles. Splurge to your heart’s content and bring a whiff of Sri Lanka back home.

If you’re an artist, you could send in your works as well, and who knows, if liked, it could be up on the walls, available for sale to the many tourists who set afoot on this fort town of Sri Lanka!

Stick No Bills, Galle Fort
Stick No Bills, Galle Fort
Stick No Bills, Galle Fort
Stick No Bills, Galle Fort
7

Pedlar’s Inn Café

Address: 92 Pedlar Street, Fort Galle | Open: 9 am to 10 pm | Phone: +94 91 22 253 33

A delightful café and coffee shop, Pedlar’s Inn is where you stop to take a short break while walking on the cobbled streets of Fort Galle, ushered in by the melodious music that fills the air around. Order a day’s special sea-food platter if you’re there for a timely meal or sip on a warm cappuccino at other times in the day.

Walk inside stumbling your way into quaint alcoves for private family dinners while admiring the art, jewelry galleries and old musical instruments on the way. Family-owned, Pedlar’s Inn promises warm ambience and great food and is a must visit place in Galle. If you’re headed there for dinner, go early to get a table. Pedlar’s Inn is one of those places you’ll end up dining at more than once during your stay in Galle.

Pedlar’s  Inn Café, Galle Fort
Pedlar’s Inn Café, Galle Fort
Pedlar’s  Inn Café, Galle Fort
Pedlar’s Inn Café, Galle Fort
8

Spa Ceylon

Combining elegant luxury with ancient Ayurvedic techniques, Spa Ceylon is the magic haven where you go to rejuvenate yourself and emerge healed, beautiful and tranquil. If you’ve got the luxury of time, go for a full body ritual or pick up a collection of nail and body creams, exfoliating bars or wellness oils and balms from one of their many stores across Sri Lanka.

Spa Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Spa Ceylon, Sri Lanka
9

Tea Zone

​Address: 53, Leyn Baan Street, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka | Phone: +94 77 790 7878

Tickle your taste buds and spoil yourself at the delightful ‘Tea Zone’ that stocks almost every variety of tea available. Visit the tea factory in the plantation and learn the secrets of tea making and brewing from the friendly locals. We loved their vanilla and jasmine flavoured tea.

Tea Zone, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
Tea Zone, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
10

Lucky Fort Restaurant

​Address: No. 7, Prarawa Street Galle | Open: 8:45 am to 10:30 pm | Phone: + 94 912242922

A gem of a local find in Galle, Lucky Fort Restaurant is your go to restaurant for a taste of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. Work up an appetite and go for their special rice with ten curries on offer for two people or their chicken curry with gunner juice and pumpkin curry with rice.

Lucky Fort Restaurant, Galle Fort
Lucky Fort Restaurant, Galle Fort
11

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is the perfect haunt for history lovers and those passionate about the sea. This place is alive with antique underwater artefacts and life-size dioramas. Learn all about the history of fishing while admiring sailing paraphernalia (some over 800 years old) - an experience that’ll take you back into the era of Columbus and Vasco da Gama!

National Maritime Museum, Galle Fort, Galle
National Maritime Museum, Galle Fort, Galle
12

Mirissa Dolphin & Whale Watching

Regardless of which part of the Western coastal strip you’re staying at, we’d highly recommend an excursion to Mirissa to go dolphin and whale watching! The excursions start in the early hours of the day where you join a group of people and head out deep into the sea. On the way, while you soak in the vastness of the sea, trained guides will help you spot the different types of playful dolphins that spy hop and leap out of the water to take stock of their surroundings!

Whales, fewer in number and deeper in the sea, are tougher to spot. But in the company of those who make these trips into the sea everyday, you’re bound to spot one! Watch out for the whale’s spout that appears like a fountain of water, a signal to keep the camera’s ready and eyes wide open! Book with Mirissa Water Sports or Raja & the Whales.

Dolphin Watching, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Dolphin Watching, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Whale Watching, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Whale Watching, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
13

Stilt Fishermen

In the past, to battle crowded fishing spots, fishermen affixed sticks in coral reefs right on the water during dawn and dusk to get their catch of the day while balancing themselves delicately on right angled offshoots known as ‘petta’. Many of these fishermen pose for the camera between Welligama and Unawatuna on the coastal strip and earn a better living than by just fishing!

Stilt Fishermen | Photo Credits: Steve McCurry
Stilt Fishermen | Photo Credits: Steve McCurry