GREAT FOR

    A small group of about 14 to 18 people looking for a rejuvenating vacation in a private and luxurious holiday villa with 8 bedrooms in Galle in the enchanting island country of Sri Lanka. A fabulous place for small celebrations or long over due holidays with the family and close friends.

What we love

  • Perched on a hillock is this period colonial 8 bedroom villa, once owned by a spice merchant, that offers a matchless bird’s eye view of both the town of Galle and the well protected world heritage site of the Galle fort. The villa dates back to the 19th century when the British empire was at its acme and is a brilliant example of restoration well done - the old world architecture has been cleverly synced with modern creature comforts. The open plan villa is done up beautifully in muted browns and quiet whites, creating a soothing setting for a relaxed vacation.
  • All 8 bedrooms, fittingly decorated with colonial era furniture and themed after elements of nature, offer pleasing views - some of the tropical garden, sparkling bay while others of the ocean or pastoral greens. The suites boast additional generous sized sitting areas and are great for couples looking to indulge.
  • Wake up to the sweet scent of frangipani, stroll the two tropical gardens while befriending the songbirds around. The turquoise pool shaded by the frangipani trees is a great place to cool off or take it easy on the poolside loungers.
  • The staff go all out to help with all that you need - from laundry, special dietary requirements, transportation and even suggestions on the best places to explore around. On request baby sitting services are offered as well - enjoy the nightlife of Galle while the children are looked after.

What to know

  • ​Sample gourmet food, both local flavours as well pan Asian, Mediterranean and Continental, prepared using the freshest of ingredients. You can enjoy your meals out in the alfresco courtyard, verandah or garden or choose to take a seat at the indoor dining room. From lip smacking barbecued food to grilled favourites, enjoy all of these with drinks of your choice or if you’re in the mood to experiment, one of the in-house cocktails!
  • Bookworms will love the well stocked library, vintage car fans are likely to drool over the array of cabriolet cars, while those in need of a pampered holiday will love the massage and spa services.
  • The villa’s excellent location makes it a great base from which to mount excursions to Galle fort to explore the historic sights, dine at the best restaurants, shop at the eclectic boutiques or enjoy the tropical sunshine on one of the beaches nearby. From river boat trips, cycling expectations to nature trails and whale watching experiences, the location is ideal for all adventures.
  • With 8 bedrooms, the villa is ideal for a group of 16 to 20 people who wish to stay in Galle. There’s an option to book just one room or more as well depending on the group size.
 Villa
 8 Bedrooms
 8 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 16 people

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • 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
  • Ipod docking station
  • Swimming Pool
  • Barbecue set up
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

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

Housekeeping

  • 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
  • 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 June to 14
December '18
15 December to 31
January '19
1 February to 30
April '19
Deluxe Room INR 14,242 17,802 14,242
Luxury Room INR 16,022 19,582 16,022
Suite Room INR 19,938 24,923 19,938

Rate Includes

  • ​Accommodation on double occupancy basis
  • Daily breakfast

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • Government taxes of 17% and service charge of 10% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates (subject to change)

Extra Bed Charges:

  • Extra person can be accommodated at USD 75 per person per night

Cancellation Policy:

  • Low Season: For cancellations made more than 21 days prior to arrival, 80% will be refunded; cancellations made between 11 to 20 days prior to arrival, 50% will be refunded; no refund for cancellations made within 10 days of arrival
  • High Season: For cancellations more than 31 days prior to arrival 80% will be refunded; cancellations made between 16 to 30 days prior to arrival 50% will be refunded; no refund for cancellations made within 15 days of arrival
  • Peak Season: For cancellations more than 61 days prior to arrival 80% will be refunded; for cancellations made between 31 to 60 days prior to arrival 50% will be refunded; cancellations made within 30 days prior to arrival no refund will be provided

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

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
2

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
3

Paradise Road, The Gallery Café

Address: 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 3 | Open: Daily from 10 am to 12 midnight | Phone: +94 11 2582162/ 2556563

The Gallery Café, oozing with charm, is housed in the former office of late Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most loved and respected architect. It’s a space that reeks of character with its bare brick walls, archaic structure, quirky artefacts and eclectic paintings. Served on black and white crockery, the food is just as good! From salad to local Sri Lankan preparations to mouth watering desserts coupled with drinks of your choice - this is one of the best places to relish a meal while in Colombo.

The café is popular with both the locals as well as tourists who find their way here navigated by travel guide books. Reservations are highly recommended.

Paradise Road, Gallery Cafe, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Paradise Road, Gallery Cafe, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Paradise Road, Gallery Cafe, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Paradise Road, Gallery Cafe, Colombo, Sri Lanka
4

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