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Places to stay in Galle

Places to stay in Galle
to feel space, tranquility and nature...
Nestled in the middle of a large lush garden with sprawling trees and picturesque scenery, our villa is only a 15 minutes drive from Galle Town, the most well-known coastal city in Southern Sri Lanka. Deliberately designed to provide ample space and relaxed privacy for its guests, this is a newly- restored 18th century two-storied building which offers two large suites, each with a private swimming pool and a bath tub. The main house is surrounded by spacious verandahs opening out onto the terraced garden which gently slopes away from the house. Although hidden away, the ingenious planning of the original 18th century original owner (who's said to be a supplier of material to the Dutch Fortress construction) means that the position of building provides almost a lookout over the surrounding area. This suite -- Village Suite -- is a two roomed unit with a balcony overlooking the village. Surrounding jungle mountains are visible from the pool and faces west. The bedroom is air conditioned. Original old building was sympathetically restored in keeping with the history of this very old building, but with a modern emphasis on comfort, space and connection to nature. In a continuation of its heritage & is decorated with antique furniture from the Dutch period including large four poster beds. Time stands still as you enjoy the peaceful comfort and understated luxury of the rooms and the simple pleasures of being close to nature. Alternatively, Galle Town and the famous Dutch Fortress are easily close enough for exploring, shopping and dining. The popular and renowned Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa beach is only 20 minutes away. (Please note that given its large balconies, staircases, and open swimming pool on the first floor, we regret that it is not able to accept guests with small children for safety reasons.) The famous "The Lighthouse Hotel" -- a masterpiece by the world renown Architect, Geoffrey Bawa -- and the beautiful beach just 10 minutes away. Wifi Meals can be ordered or a cook can be hired by prior arrangement. Breakfast included in the rates
Galle Town and the famous Dutch Fortress are easily close enough for exploring, shopping and dining -- 15 minutes by tuk tuk. The popular and renowned Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa beach is only 20 minutes away.
  • The suite consists of two rooms, two bathrooms, a private pool area and a lovely terasse. The Airbnb is situated in a peaceful and quite neighborhood. The house is surrounded by jungle and you observe nature from the pool. Dinesh is an excellent, kind and caring host and made our stay truly special. Charming Galle fort is easily reachable. Tuk tuk transfer can be organised by Dinesh. The Sri Lanka breakfast offered for us, was extremely delicious. We can highly recommend this Airbnb to fellow travelers. Thank you Dinesh and all the best during these challenging times!

    Ayleen2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • An oasis in the middle of nature. We had a huge room with a view of the sunrise. Just beautiful. In addition, the private pool with access from the bathroom left nothing to be desired.

    Alfons2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • The place of Sumudu & Denish is amazing. Densih helped us with the transfer from the airport after our arrival. Everything went completely smooth. The place itself was beyond everything we have expected. From the small private plunge you have a view through coconut and mango trees. The place offers a living room, a spacious veranda and a nice sleeping room. In short words if you want to stay in Galle, stay at their place you will never regret it.

    Maria2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dinesh and Sumudu's place is gorgeous! Lots of space and it's clean and designed well. Swimming pool is amazing! Their family is sweet and warm welcoming. Dinesh was super friendly and helped with all questions we had. Also we were blown away by Sri Lankan breakfasts cooked by a nice lady. Also sometimes someone played by the piano La-la land theme in the evening. Such a romantic atmosphere! It was such a pleasure to stay in this place :) We enjoyed every minute spent in this lovely house. Extremely recommend!

    Anna2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • A quiet, spacious and wonderful place in the nature where you can relax! The hosts are so friendly and helpful with everything! Was a wonderful time to end our trip in Sri Lanka!

    Luana2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • The apt was not so easy to find but Sumudu gave our driver precise instructions so that we could get to our paradise destination quite quickly. We were warmly welcomed with cookies and a drink. What was somehow not so clear to us is that we had 2 rooms. A master bedroom with bath and shower and a "relax room" also with bath and connection to the pool. It was really unique. The house of the two is incredibly large and beautiful! We felt very very comfortable and the breakfast was amazing! The two also had their own tuk tuk driver, which explained the way home. We wrote a what's app to Dinesha or Sumudu and a short time later the driver was there. Very nice and careful driving TukTuk driver We can only recommend this accommodation to everyone, it is pure luxury and relaxation. Thank you very much we will be back!

    Viktoria2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • This stunning old property, restored by the owners and surrounded by trees, is amazing. Dinesh and Samudu couldn’t be more helpful, the breakfast is great and the pool at the back of the room is a very nice touch! We hope to return!

    Andrew2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed as a couple for 5 nights in this charming property. When we arrived we were more than overwhelmed by the beauty of this property. The location is just outside of Galle, in the middle of a tropical garden with a variety of animals, plant fruits and spices. It was a pleasure for us to walk through the garden with Dinesh and Sumudu and to admire the biodiversity. The accommodation is many times more beautiful than in the photos. The private pool is wonderfully cool (the pool is actually on the roof). The room had an air conditioning system, but we hardly used it because the temperature was very pleasant. Dinesh is a superhost who really organizes everything, transfer from the airport to Katagerama, Tuck Tuck everywhere in the vicinity, to the beach .... The breakfast was sensationally delicious and every day there was something different ... delicious, Dinesh tried very hard to serve us something different for dinner ... there was absolutely nothing that could have been better .. many thanks for that wonderful days with you .. with kind regards Angelika and Klaus

    Angelika2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    **New from November 2019: 14x6 foot Plunge pool! ** For those who love the sea, but like a quiet space to relax in away from the crowds and take in the beautiful nature this area has to offer. The self catering apartment is nestled in amongst cinnamon fields and jungle at the end of a residential road in Hikkaduwa. A short scooter ride or pleasant stroll to the beach.
    One of four celf-catering properties on the same site. The apartment is equipped with.. Fitted kitchen- fridge freezer, gas hob and sink with all utensils, large breakfast bar with seating on terrace. Ac/fan bedroom with: desk and chair, large four-poster bed with mosquito net and wardrobe for clothes storage. Not over-looked which is great with our large windows! Bathroom with: Hot water bath/shower, sink and towel rail/towels. It is an amazing wildlife-spotting area and we have built a shady chill-out area in the garden with large barbeque so you can lie-back and watch the monkeys, birds and chipmunks. In addition to this we are now opening up our adjoining garden for guests to access our plunge pool! This is one of 4 apartments which are all slightly different- Bamboo, Jackfruit, Kurundu and Kittul. If you are travelling as a group there is a possibility of booking all four as a discounted block so please let us know if interested. We can arrange transfers, scooter hire or tuk tuks. Amila is a surf instructor and enjoys teaching our guests! Please note that these apartments are designed for 2 adults sharing rather than families. For that reason amongst others, we only consider taking children and infants in certain circumstances where we think it can work. Please consult with us before booking if you're travelling with a child, thank you.
    Hikkaduwa is famous for its surf, nature and watersports. You can swim with turtles, learn to surf, wakeboard on the nearby lagoon and see an abundance of wildlife only a short distance from our doorstep. Seafood (and food generally) is fantastic here-very fresh and we can show you the fish and fruit markets to help you with any supplies you need. If you are here to fully relax and unwind you can try some authentic Ayuevedic treatments including massage and cleanses nearby.
  • Loved the appartment, like a little oasis in the middle of the jungle. Well designed, super clean, nice little pool to cool off after a day at the beach. Tiny Moka express for morning coffee was super appreciated. Loved the kitchen we had everything we needed. Thanks a lot.

    François2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay! A quick tuk tuk into town. Very cute kitchen with everything you would need for a homemade meal. Comfortable beds. I'd recommend an eye mask if you're sensitive to light at night (but most places in Sri Lanka have thin curtains). I'd definitely stay here again!

    Christy2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic experience! Amila was there to receive us and was very kind in explaining to us all the local hang out spots as well as give some travel tips. We also met Hannah briefly, who was enthusiastic and kind to us to make sure we had a comfortable stay. Overall, a really clean place and would definitely recommend. Although it's a fair bit inside from the main road, so be prepared for that. But an excellent property with a quiet, beautiful, natural space. Absolutely loved our experience.

    Devarshi2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amila and Hannah's place is lovely! It's a bit far from Hikkaduwa, but it's clean, cozy and comfortable. And there's a lot of birds and animals in jungle around apartment. Great place to stay for those who extremely tired of the city. Also Amila checked-in earlier because we arrived in early morning. Also he left some fruits for us. We are really appreciate that! Amila and Hannah are very hospitable hosts. We enjoyed every minute spent in this apartment!

    Anna2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • My husband & I had a great time at The Banana Leaf Apartments. Its a lovely place that's very comfortable & cozy. They also offer a well equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals. The hosts are super friendly and are always ready to help you out in anyway possible to make your stay more comfortable.

    Prajwala2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect

    Kristin2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Hannah and Amila are excellent hosts--so helpful and friendly - we even were invited to join a family party on our second night. Perfect hosts and the most beautiful and stylish apartments in a quiet part of Hikkaduwa surrounded by cinnamon fields and jungle. When we were leaving, Hannah reminded us to contact her for any advice we might need on our travels. Also, Amila's cooking is the best! Thoroughly recommend Banana Leaf.

    Anne2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • It's my best place around the world. The beach side is too much hotels ,so it's very touristic. But the place around the house is very quite and peaceful. And Amila and Hanna were so nice hosts. I got Amila's surfing lesson. It was so nice too. Highly recommend this house to all.

    Yasuo2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    CURRENTLY OFFERING BIG LONG STAY DISCOUNT! Please contact us if interested. Renovated 2 bedroom cottage amongst local houses on Unawatuna hill. Amazing view overlooking trees and beautiful Unawatuna Bay. Private gardens and pool. 10 mins walk to the beach and a short tuktuk to Unawatuna, Thalpe restaurants and Galle Fort. If the house is not available, check out our Garden Suites located on the same property with the same wonderful team: https://www.airbnb.ae/rooms/20432112
    Unakanda sits in the heart of a small Sri Lankan village at the top of Unawatuna Kanda (hill). In addition to the White House, we have a brand new duplex with plunge pool, roof terrace and stunning views. The duplex may be booked independently or in combination with the White House. It is not currently listed, so please contact us if you are interested. Unakanda overlooks natural jungle, a Buddhist temple and the beautiful Unawatuna beach. Originally a local villagers home, it has been renovated to embrace the luscious surroundings. Contemporary design using local materials and building skills create a peaceful, relaxed environment. There are two air-conditioned bedrooms, open plan kitchen / living, and 2 large bathrooms. The house is furnished with an eclectic mix of local antiques and custom designed / locally made furniture. The kitchen / living space opens onto a covered cooking area and cantilevered, polished concrete dining pavilion that overlooks the infinity pool. Hidden below the house is a large, private galwala (‘stone hole’) filled with fish, turtles and a magnet to an array of beautiful birdlife. The garden at Unakanda is the soul of the property and the living areas have been designed to access the outdoors as much as possible. The garden features a private pool, rustic tree-house, dam and a vibrant mix of wildlife and plants. Tropical fruits grown on the property include; coconuts, bananas, papaya, passion fruit, lemons, mangoes, pineapples, jackfruit and avocado. Unakanda is a bird watchers paradise. Other wildlife include monkeys, butterflies, squirrels, and fish.
    Unakanda offers peace and tranquility just minutes away from Unawatuna Beach, the restaurants and havens of Thalpe, and historic Galle Fort. It is on a ridge road at the top of Unawatuna Kanda ("kanda" = hill) amongst local village houses. Within less than 20 mins of travelling you will find many casual and fine dining options as well as a turtle hatchery. We provide guests with a list of local eateries, attractions and useful information.
  • We had a wonderful time here! Chi was always smiling, helpful and friendly. And a brilliant cook of Sri Lankan food for us (and less spicy versions for the slightly fussier kids). Thank you!

    Hayden2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Going to the end of the world to relax in a nest called “UNAKANDA” perched in the jungle of Sri Lanka Southern Province, is a haven of peace and beauty to discover. This pretty house with all the comfort assures you a tranquility near an overflowing swimming pool overhanging the sea on the horizon, without forgetting the tasty dishes which are served to you by THI and SUJEEVA rivaling the local restaurants by their flavor. The discovery of this magnificent country with the help of MANOJ, THI and SUJEEVA to guide you in your stay, is very reassuring. Many thanks to SHAR and TIM, supported by the kindness and dedication of MANOJ, THI and SUJEEVA who made us discover their beautiful region. Three Marseillais on holiday.

    Bruno2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a perfect little oasis tucked high up on a hill overlooking the Ocean. The photos are accurate, two beautifully appointed bedrooms and a small infinity pool were perfect for my family for our three night stay. Unawatuna has developed rapidly and so we were happy to have a retreat away from the main drag, hotels and restaurants. The best part of our stay by far were the staff, the manager Manoj was so kind and prompt in helping with our every question and request. But Chi the houseboy and cook was the shining star, his beautiful smile, chill vibe and great cooking would make anyone feel at home and want to return.

    Miles2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . Chirath’s was very helpful and cooked us Delicious meals . I would recommend this house to anyone visiting Srilanka. Romila

    Romila2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Unakanda is gorgeous, as we knew it would be. Chi and the staff at the villa were outstanding. We ate at the villa a few times because Chi was such a great cook. We really did have a wonderful break.

    Amanda2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place! Very comfortable and cozy, close to the beach. The villa is fully consistent with the photo. We are grateful for the hospitality and helpfulness of the villa staff, for excellent breakfasts and dinners!

    Анна2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • What an incredible stay! An absolute piece of paradise in Unawatuna. Manoj and Chi were such an incredible team that made us feel so welcome and at home. Chi's cooking is superb. Do not waste your time and eat elsewhere!! He even gave us a casual cooking class and shared the magic of his recipes. He also went out of his way to make sure we were happy with anything else we needed. A huge thank you again for the beautiful rooftop dinner on the last night. If you're in Unawatuna and this property is available, book it. You will not be disappointed. We will be back, and a huge thanks to Shar and Tim for sharing your beautiful home with the AirBnB community.

    Lisa2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • We just got back from our roundtrip in Sri Lanka. We spent the last couple of days at the Unakanda White House and we can only highly recommend it. The estate is beautiful - the interior, the pool, the view and the food. The two gentlemen working there are phenomenal, they made our stay to something special. The infrastructure is outstanding as well - you can either enjoy this retreat and quietness, or simply spend your time at the beach in one of the countless restaurants or bars. We will definitely be back soon.

    Michael2019-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Unawatuna, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Pepper Jungle House is an architecturally designed, fully staffed villa perched on top of a lush jungle ridge. Nestled within landscaped gardens, the villa offers complete privacy. It offers the serenity of being inland whilst being just a few minutes away from the beaches and 4km to UNESCO Galle Fort. The villa is a blend of imported luxury and local charm. The villa comes fully staffed, including a private chef. Staff will go the extra mile to ensure you love your time in at Pepper.
    Light, contemporary, and very private spacious villa.
    The property overlooks the jungle towards the horizon and the Indian Ocean. The home is located approximately 5 minutes inland from the nearby village with shops, restaurants, and more.
  • Staying at Pepper Jungle House was just amazing from beginning till the end. The villa is incredibly well located and provide a beautiful infinity pool. There are nothing to say about the rooms, equipments, food and cleanness, all was just perfect. The staff is really friendly and available at any time you need something. We stay at the villa for a night and will definitely recommend the place to friends and family. We also made pictures and videos that we will post through our social media pages and will leave our information to the owner so if you guys need any information or accuracy about the place do not hesitate! Thank you again. With love from France, Marketa & Lioney

    Markéta2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Pepper Jungle House was just perfect. Before we reached there James was super helpful in coordinating for our requirements. Once we reached the place - Chaminda & Sarath looked after us really well. The location of the house is just perfect. We tried to soak in the view and environment as much as we could. Highly recommend it to anyone who’s visiting Sri Lanka.

    Karan2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Super modern villa in the jungle near the ocean. This is the type of housing in which you begin to think about moving to warm countries for a long time) Not typical Sri Lankan architecture, stylish furniture and good plumbing. Branded shampoo, conditioner and shower gel with a pleasant smell. It can be seen that the owner approaches the matter with a soul and stands for the convenience of the guests. Great internet. The jungle makes relaxation unique - wild animals are at arm's length. We really enjoyed. At the same time, we were not embarrassed that in the whole villa an easy modernization is required. These are all trifles that do not affect vacation. caretakers of the villa have prepared a delicious dinner that we shared with friends, yes, perhaps, at a price it can be compared with restaurants nearby (12,000 rupees), but relaxing at home after surfing is gorgeous. Recommend

    Nikolay2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic villa to stay in after a tour around the island. You will be welcomed by a kind and helpful staff which does everything to make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possible. We really recommend this house to others! The pictures are as beautiful as the reality. But be prepared that you have the animals very close to you, but we though this was a fantastic experience.

    Emmy2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • We really liked the villa, stylish interior, comfortable accommodation, very polite, friendly and unobtrusive staff. Responsive manager, a couple of times there were problems with electricity and the Internet, but they were immediately solved. The villa is located on a mountain in the jungle, we saw an iguana and many monkeys, some were right on the territory of the villa - a great immersion in the local nature.

    Olga2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • What an absolutely amazing 5 days! Chaminda and the team made our stay so special. I would highly highly recommend staying here. We didn't want to leave. The best 5 days of our 3 week trip. Thank you Pepper Jungle House!

    Jessica2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing two nights at pepper house. Loved the villa and its setting and especially its staff who were great and accomendating. Would love to come back soon John

    John2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place and great service. Would love to visit again

    Danuka2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Self contained apartment with 4G WIFI...three balconies, living room with books/ kitchen space, bedroom and bathroom. All mod cons, microwave, toaster, gas cooker, refrigerator, washing machine, etc included.
    APARTMENT DETAILS: Self contained, three balconies, living room, bedroom and bathroom. All mod cons, 4G WiFi, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, gas cooker, washing machine, and hair dryer all inclusive, no extra charges. A home away from home! This is a hidden treasure in Galle Fort- a UNESCO world heritage site. Myself and my wife Moninna are retired bankers and are most happy to welcome and host you in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Our homely self contained apartment has full facilities in case you wish to eat in. At the bottom of our street there is a little corner shop which sells many things you may need, or take a short tuk tuk trip into Galle town for a larger supermarket. We can recommend a good driver for you. Galle Fort itself is also full of delightful cafes and restaurants which offer food throughout the day from breakfast-dinner.
  • Stunning building, even more beautiful than the photos. Great location and wonderful host. We would love to come back!

    Georgia2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I have been traveling for 5 months and Ranjit’s flat has been a stand out experience. It is places like this that make Airbnb so special - friendly host, helpful tips, unique space and lots of character. Also the unit is on a quiet street and after 3 weeks in Sri Lanka hearing dog fights most nights, we had blissfully quiet sleeps. Thoughtful touches and great to spend time with Ranjit and his wife. Very close to all the cute stores and restaurants in Galle Fort but away from the tuk tuks and bustle. Perfect spot.

    Lauren2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Galle Fort, and would recommend Ranjit's self-contained accommodation within the fort. It's a wonderful location, with friendly hosts, and great hospitality. Thankyou.

    Brigid2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely spot to enjoy Galle from right in the centre . The accommodation is full of beautiful things and birds on the tree outside your bedroom

    Neil2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Ranjit and his family is very welcoming, warm and social, they went the extra mile in helping us with transfers and good tips. The place is lovely with super restaurant and scenic views just around the corner. The garden inside with lovely trees, flowers and wild life such as squirrels, birds and 2 turtles made the stay even better. Highly recommended place with an extra touch.

    Viktor2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • What a beautiful place to stay! Ranjit and his wife are so welcoming and very helpful. Perfect location, great apartment, we couldn’t have asked for any more! Would 100% recommend this place to anyone!

    Madison2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is one of those memorable places that Airbnb is renowned for. Great host amazing home and wonderful hospitality. What more can you ask for.

    Mohan2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • This gorgeous vintage unit was so charming we could hardly believe it! The location is amazing, and the hospitality sensational. A truly stylish and comfy stay, wish we had more time.

    Angus2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Small bungalow in a serene location next to the Hikkaduwa lagoon. Property includes 1/2 acre of landscaped garden, 10m x 3m private swimming pool and jetty on the lagoon. Separate kitchen and caretaker's room. 5 min tuk tuk ride from Hikkaduwa town.
    Quiet and unspoiled natural location. The lagoon banks are lined with mangroves, and the jetty provides a great view of the water. We have many visiting birds including kingfishers, parakeets, orioles, woodpeckers and waders. Also a couple of water monitors. Canoe available for exploring the lagoon. Fishing rods and basic tackle box. Crate full of board games. Small bookshelf with selection of titles.
    We are situated at the edge of a quiet, friendly local community. There are several fishermen on the lagoon - if you like fresh fish, they will deliver straight to the jetty! Hikkaduwa town and the bustling beach strip are a short distance away.
  • We spent a week at PJ's villa, and had the most amazing time. We loved that the living area was open to the outdoors, so we could enjoy the great weather. It was nice that our toddlers could nap in the air conditioned bedrooms while we enjoyed a complimentary afternoon tea and could read a book next to the private pool. We had a wonderful time swimming in the pool every day, and even paddled around the lagoon in the canoe one evening. We took a couple walks, and were amazed by the neighborhood. A group of boys were playing cricket down the street and invited us to play along. They even climbed a tree to get us coconuts and gifted us with oysters. All the people we met in the neighborhood were so friendly.  The caretaker Nihal took wonderful care of us. He made us a delicious breakfast every morning including really good tropical juices. He also made us really good dinners at our request or helped us to order in food. Jambo, the gardener, had a tuk tuk and drove us into Hikkaduwa to visit the beach, turtle hatchery, tsunami museum, Galle fort, river safari, restaurants, etc. Both he and Nihal had great recommendations for what to do.  We loved all the wildlife at the villa. My husband is a big birder, and was happy to observe 20+ species on the property during our time there. We also saw plenty of lizards, tree frogs, squirrels, monitor lizard, and insects. There weren't as many mosquitoes as I was expecting, but definitely bring bug repellent. We all loved the dog, Ginger, too. She was great with our 1 and 3 year olds. When we left, my daughter gave her a big hug and exclaimed, "I love you, dog!"  Unfortunately, we had to suddenly leave a day early due to travel restrictions surrounding COVID-19. We are now in quarantine because of the travel, but it was worth it. We would go back in a heartbeat! We've never been shown such wonderful hospitality from an AirBNB before. Thank you, PJ, Nihal, and Jambo!

    Kimberly2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic villa for a perfect vacation. Nihal the care taker took great care of us. Great cook of local cuisine and extremely good with local all attachments including taxi to airport etc

    Jacob2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • PJ's place was the highlight of our Sri Lanka trip. Relaxing in the covered living space while my children swam in the pool was perfect. I loved how the living space was nicely shaded by the roof, but had no walls. This was a unique experience for me (being Canadian all of our homes need walls to keep out the snow and the bugs!). We were able to listen to music, snacked whenever we wanted, and enjoyed the peace and privacy. Nihal, the caretaker, lives in a separate cottage on the property and he did a perfect job of being available and extremely helpful, while also giving us plenty of alone time and privacy. He responded to any of our texts within moments and was eager to help prepare any food we wanted and to clean up (it is worth noting that we brought our own food that we picked up in Hikkaduwa before arriving - we also went into Hikkaduwa each evening for dinner - Nihal called us a tuk tuk). The bedrooms were excellent with comfy beds and strong AC units that could be adjusted individually. The bathrooms were beautiful with outdoor showers. We also enjoyed paddling around the lagoon. We saw plenty of birds and a number of local fishermen out in their tiny boats. It really was a special experience and one that I was sad to leave.

    Trent2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Lovely view. Excellent pool. Great care taker. Host was easy to communicate with. Enjoyed my stay so much more than I expected

    Rasula2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • PJ's place is really lovely. Two rooms with really nice outdoor baths. The swimming pool is really lovely as well. There is a canoe which the caretaker will take you for a quick ride in the backwaters. Excellent hospitality with great breakfasts :) Reccomend without a doubt !

    Vivek2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay at!!Felt like I was at home:)

    Azeem2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • It was a nice little house with a spacious garden and a quiet environment. The Caretaker was very friendly even though the communication was sometimes a bit difficult. Nevertheless, he responded to each of our requests. In general, I can only recommend the house l.

    Jonas2019-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • The house is beautiful, very peaceful and the pool is lovely. The beds are comfortable. The house keeper Denish, is really nice and cooked us dinner. There is a lot of bugs in the common area.

    Violette2019-04-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    to feel space, tranquility and nature... Very Spacious suite with a private plunge pool and modern comforts where time stands still as you enjoy the space nature and tranquillity in this very old Dutch colonial villa.
    Nestled in the middle of a large lush garden with sprawling trees and picturesque scenery, our villa is only a 15 minutes drive from Galle Town, the most well-known coastal city in Southern Sri Lanka. Deliberately designed to provide ample space and relaxed privacy for its guests, it is a newly- restored 18th century two-storied building which offers two large suites, each with a private swimming pool and a jacuzzi/ bath tub. The suites are surrounded by spacious verandahs opening out onto the terraced garden which gently slopes away from the house. Although hidden away, the ingenious planning of the original 18th century original owner (who's said to be a supplier of material to the Dutch Fortress construction) means that the position of building provides almost a lookout over the surrounding area. This suite -- Sunrise Suite -- obviously facing east, on first floor, is surrounded by long wide balconies. It also has 6 large windows and 3 double doors giving a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, jungles and paddy fields. The two suites can be booked together or separately. Each suite is completely separated from the other to ensure privacy. Both suites have been sympathetically restored in keeping with the history of this very old building, but with a modern emphasis on comfort, space and connection to nature. In a continuation of its heritage & is decorated with antique furniture from the Dutch period including large four poster beds. Time stands still as you enjoy the peaceful comfort and understated luxury of the rooms and the simple pleasures of being close to nature. Alternatively, Galle Town and the famous Dutch Fortress are easily close enough for exploring, shopping and dining. The popular and renowned Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa beach is only 20 minutes away. (Please note that given its large balconies, staircases, and open swimming pool on the first floor, we regret that it is not able to accept guests with small children for safety reasons.) The famous "The Lighthouse Hotel" -- a masterpiece by the world renown Architect, Geoffrey Bawa -- and the beautiful beach just 10 minutes away. Wifi Meals can be ordered or a cook can be hired by prior arrangement. Breakfast included in the rates
    We are in a very quiet residential neighbourhood. As our home is at the end of a private street vehicular traffic is almost non existent.
  • Great place, close from Galle. Dinesh was very helpful with travel arrangements and suggestions about activities/where to eat. Waking up to the sound of the birds was a memorable experience. You can spot some exotic species near the house itself. The plunge pool is the best part of the room :)

    Jennifer2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • If you’re looking for a beautiful open-air room, furnished with dark-wood antiques; a private plunge pool and a huge balcony overlooking large, shady jungle trees; then look no further than Dinesh & Sumudu’s SR spacious suite. If you dream of watching the sunrise from your luxuriously comfortable four-post bed; listening to the sounds of the monkeys swinging from the branches just outside your window; eating delicious, traditional Sri Lankan breakfasts and being hosted by an attentive, generous couple then all you have to do is book Dinesh & Sumudu’s SR spacious suite. If you want an unforgettably peaceful jungle-retreat, do yourself a favour and book this AirBnB. We did. It was the perfect honeymoon. Thank you Dinesh, Sumudu & Sunethra, we had a wonderful stay and didn’t want to leave!

    Jonny2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Dinesh and Sumudu’s place is stunning. It was such a beautiful oasis from the busy city of Galle surrounded by amazing lush scenery. The room was even bigger than we expected and having our own private plunge pool was an absolute treat! Dinesh and Sumudu were charming and helpful and I would be back again if I ever return to Galle. Thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay!

    Anna2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • We only just left today after staying there for 3 nights and I must say, it was the definitely our favourite stay in our whole trip in Sri Lanka! The house itself has full of character. A very lovely colonial styled home surrounded by pure nature! The private plunge pool and the jacuzzi (although we didnt use it) were just perfect added bonus, it’s so easy to want to just stay in the whole day! Dinesh and Sumudu, the famiy and the staff are very attentive and hospitable! They were away on some part of our stay and they still arranged to get us take away dinner on a rainy night! Coudnt thank you enough! Daily Sri lankan breakfast was just lush, plus watching the monkeys and birds and occasional cat visitors, what more could you ask for?! We highly recommend this place, particularly if you want a nice peaceful stay away from the busy streets but close enough to Galle, Hikaduwa and Unawatuna beaches.

    Gretchelle2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Dinesh is a wonderful host fully deserving his superhost status. The room we stayed in was spectacular and enormous, with a very comfortable bed, wonderful plunge pool, good hot water and a spectacular view into the jungle. It was great to watch the monkeys leaping from tree to tree. Dinesh has a close neighbour with a tuk tuk who is charming and can easily whisk you off into Galle Fort or beyond. We had a really lovely stay - thank you very much!

    James2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • We can only join the many almost exuberant comments. Sumudu and Dinesh are great hosts! And once you have moved into your quarters on the first floor with the surrounding veranda and the small refreshment pool and watch the monkeys jumping and climbing halfway up the tree, you don't want to leave. Edda and Nicolas We only can confirm all the positive judgments we have read about Dinesh and Sumudu. They are great hosts !! And if you arrive at your new "home" on the first floor in the big apartment with the Veranda and the refreshing pool, watching the monkeys jumping from tree to tree, discovering beautiful white birds with long tailes, then you will never leave! We will come back. Edda and Nicolas

    Edda & Nicolas2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It was a total oasis, complete with monkeys and fireflies! Dinesh and Sumudu were lovely - so helpful and definitely knew the best places to eat. Loved the plunge pool and the hoppers perhaps the best!

    Steve2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Get ready to reach paradise. The accommodation is a gem hidden in the most beautiful green jungle with the sounds a birds, monkeys and squirrels. And yet, only 10min drive by tuktuk or bus to Galle. The room is extremely well and beautifully decorated. The pictures on the accommodation are beautiful but the reality is much better. The bed is comfortable and lovely dressed with beautiful white linen. The bathroom well equipped, and the fresh plunge pool was calling for us after a long warm day. There is a little fridge with ice cold water, small candlelights to enjoy the evenings on the terrace. Local breakfast served on the terraces by smiley and friendly staff. Lovely and interesting discussion with Dinesh and Sumudu. Extremely nice and helpful hosts. They really went beyond a hosts normal and expected attributions with food, guidance and assistance in any way. Our stay here, was definitely the best in Sri Lanka as being so authentic and so charming.

    Lisbeth2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Fort Sky is a double bedroom apartment with en-suite attached bathroom, and a wonderful terrace on the top floor with a lounge bar, kitchenette and open to sky balcony. The upstairs rooftop terrace has a small kitchenette where guests can prepare and cook simple meals, and dine under the sky. Fort Sky is located in a very convenient central location, just minutes walk from the best restaurants and shops. It’s the perfect base to explore all the charms and delights of Galle Fort.
    The whole apartment just been fully renovated with brand new furniture and furnishings. Fort Sky is located in a very convenient central location, just minutes walk from the best restaurants and shops..
    around the flat is have coffeshops,restaurants,Bank ATM also.good and friendly neighborhood.
  • Very cozy place, well located at the entrance of the fort which is exactly where you want to be! Nice rooftop with a comfortable terrace and well equipped kitchen! Perfect!

    Suzie2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Fort Sky house is the perfect place to stay at if you are visiting Galle. Given that its situated on a street with lot of luxurious hotels this place stands out on its own as a one room appartment with a rooftop kitchen. There is only one word to explain this property- 'WOW'. Such a well thought out property with all possible amenities available to rock the nights as well as enjoy a beautiful and a peaceful sleep. The rooftop kitchen cum seating was the perfect place to enjoy the evenings and get a clear look of the clock tower and the galle fort skyline. Please please please book this property if ever going to Sri Lanka and visiting Galle. A special mention to the caretaker Kent for his hospitality and giving us an insight and a tour of this amazing house.

    Prateek2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed for 2 nights and it was amazing. Couldn’t fault anything wish we stayed a night or two longer. Definitely would recommend

    Frazer2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Super comfortable Super stylish Super host Super place to stay What an amazing discovery. This place is located just with the walls of Galle Fort so it’s easy to locate. Sakila is an amazing host and with the help of Kent, they provide a stylish retreat for you. The bedroom is dark and cool, the perfect place to rest after busy days exploring the fort. Plenty of space for our luggage and growing collection of shopping bags. The top floor, open plan kitchen and sitting area are incredible. The fridge was fully stocked with drinks, beer, water, and snacks which was an added surprise. We enjoyed our evenings watching the world pass by below as the sun set over the neighbouring St Joseph’s Chapel. As previously stated, this is an amazing place to stay. We walked everywhere in Galle Fort as it was so easy and if you happen to be traveling by bus or train, the station is not that far either. Sakila & Kent greeted us and welcomed us to Galle, they were full of advice and information and easy to contact if we needed them. If you are looking at booking, do not hesitate...book it now. You will not be disappointed.

    Daniel2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and to be very honest we did not want to leave. Sakila was very helpful and always on hand to answer any questions we had and even helped arrange for our laundry to be done on short notice. The rooftop was our favourite, it's a beautiful space to sit back and relax after a long day exploring.. not to mention the stocked fridge which was a really nice touch. Would definitely stay here again should we pass through Galle Fort! A+++

    倫強2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • What a great little house in a fantastic location for being right in the middle of the Fort. Easy to walk everywhere, great restaurants and shops just a stroll away. Fort Sky was spotless and a great fun place to stay! Loved having a G&T on the rooftop watching the world go by! And the stocked fridge full of drinks was a great touch. Thanks Sakila for a great stay!

    Nikki2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A very clean apartment in a great location for the main sights in Galle. Aircon in bedroom very welcome as it was very hot outside. Excellent communications on check in and departure.

    Mike2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Sakila's house is in a good location, right in the old town, and easy to get around. The host responded promptly, the room was clean, and I liked the open kitchen very much. It was very comfortable to sit and watch the stars and the moon at night.

    虹(Hong)2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Entire flat1 bed
    Fort sky house
    Price:$48 SGD/night
    122 reviews
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    The cottage is located 150 meters away from famous Teaching Hospital Karapitiya & The Faculty of Medicine at University of Ruhuna ,Galle(05minutes walk) in a peaceful hilly area of a land .The chargers are With Out AC US$ 11 with AC US$ 15 per Day.This place is Ideal for the Foriegn Elective/Medical students coming for their internships to the Teaching Hospital & Ruhuna Medical Faculty at Karapitiya,Galle,Srilanka.It is consisted A gas stove,toaster ,water heater fridge & coffee maker etc.
    Ample space is available in the veranda which is located in front of greenish garden. Bird watching can be done from there .A prepaid 4G router can be provided for internet & the guests have to Top Up directly.All basic facilities such as gas cooker,electric kettle,fridge,iron & kitchen utensils etc are available.There is special area for washing cloths & dry.Air-condition facility can be obtained by paying an additional charge.Hot water facility is available at the wash room
    The greenish garden with a lot of vegetable & fruit plants will create a difference atmosphere.The sounds of various birds & animals can be heard during the night & can be seen at the garden. The area is calm & peaceful.The neighbors are professionals attached to Teaching Hospital & Medical Faculty.You can reached to famous Galle Fort & Galle International Cricket Stadium with in 10 to 15minutes by a scooter/Truk tuk You can walked to a large super market with in 10 minutes & you can also purchase fresh fish ,fruits & vegetables in the area. You can reached famous Unawatuna beach or Jungle Beach at Rumassala with in 15 minutes by a scooter or a Tuk -Tuk.
  • Had a great stay at Karapitiya 44. Was looking for a peaceful few days and found exactly that here! Convenient location near the bus station allowed for easy trips into Galle, yet serenity out of the city. The kitchen was great for cooking my own meals, and the garden area is lovely to have a sit surrounded by beautiful birds and trees. Rajitha was a very friendly, helpful host. He's built a wonderful property and I can definitely recommend staying here!

    Rachel2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely little cottage in midst of a residential area in Galle. The place itself is chic and neatly kept. A combination of antiques and modern amenities with a lawn and sit out it makes a great place for vacations. The only con might be the distance from Galle fort but if you are game for figuring out local commute or use the local app to get a tuk-tuk, you would be sorted. The host, Rajitha himself is professional and genuine when it comes to coordinating with his guests. Though there was some confusion with our booking dates n room availability, he managed it quite well to ensure us a pleasant stay. Not just that, when my husband left his much loved sweatshirt in the Airbnb, Rajitha managed to coordinate and get it back to us in Colombo! Overall, if you want to be away from the tourist crowd, or if you don't mind exploring the local areas, or you want to have a quite stay, this is the place to go!!

    Vidya2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • This place was great to stay for medical students on elective at the Hospital. 12 minute walk to the hospital. Only 15 minute drive by tuk tuk to Galle Fort. Rajitha was extremely friendly, accommodating and helpful with anything we needed during our stay. The house is very clean and feels very new. Kitchen has all the essentials. Running hot water and AC. We recommend staying here.

    Malav2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I lived for 1 month in this dome. The house is clean, everything you need was. All the way to the description and to the photo. To the beach on the bike, min. 15-20 to go. It is very quiet area, but 3 minutes by bike or 10 min walk , there is a supermarket. The owner of the house, Rajita, is a very good person, he constantly wrote to us and stopped by, was interested in how things were going with us, he helped us in all matters, he told us everything about where to buy and what. In general, we now have a real friend on sri lanke.Ochen advise, you will not regret having spent time in this house !!!

    Olesya2018-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • 44 Karapitiya is a wonderful place for anyone to stay! For the numerous medical students that float through this area it is really ideal. It takes just about 10min to walk to the Ruhuna Medical Center, sometimes less, it’s located nicely to the Tuk tuks, buses, and local grocery store along with scattered food and other stands along the way. It’s near to the beaches and the fort. The place is in a pretty quiet neighborhood (sometimes the monkeys make a racket), the space is comfortable and big enough for 1 or 2, the yard and table outside is the perfect addition for meals or morning coffee. Rajitha has a nice small kitchen set up with a gas stove top, dishes, pots, utensils, cutting board, water boiler etc. It was really nice to be able to make meals and eat right outside. There is a laundering area that worked great, hangers, an iron. Rajitha really has made an effort to make this place feel like home. He was also so helpful in picking me up from the train station and showing me around Galle, taking me shopping when my luggage didn’t arrive, and always had suggestions or tips for weekend getaways. His communication is always prompt and helpful. I would recommend anyone to stay here and if the opportunity arises for me to return I’d book with him again!! 👍🏻👍🏻

    Meghan2018-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Rajitha's place is located in a secluded area, slightly outside the city of Galle. Quaint, rustic and compact-- the place is perfect for couples or those who are looking for a little privacy. The property was well equipped with towels and some basic amenities. The house was very clean and looked exactly like it does in the pictures. Rajitha is a very attentive host and goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable. He was in constant touch with me to ensure my stay was comfortable and smooth sailing. Even though the accommodation didn't offer a laundry service, Rajitha was really kind and allowed to do my laundry at his home. He knows Sri Lanka very well and has some amazing tips if you want to experience local cuisine and culture. He was very helpful and suggested some hidden gems that less frequently visited by tourists, but is totally worth going to. I also had a chance to meet his wonderful family too! I would highly recommend Rajitha's place for those who are looking to experience the best hospitality on a budget.

    Tanvi2017-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Rajitha is an incredible host and for my experience in galle his was the best place imaginable. I did an internship at the hospital close by and he helped me with all his contacts to have the best time possible. The place is clean and located in a quiet area- the pictures speak for themselves...

    Daniel2017-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • We have a very good time in the house, the house is very cute with hot water and an area for washing clothes, and Rajitha are so nice for us, he drive us to find shop and come back to the house. The house is located at a very quiet place and safety, you can call Rajitha when you need help.

    2017-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Karapitiya, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    This is a very nice cozy room for 2. Good for a single traveler or a couple. Includes fan and net. Non A/C. Attached bath. Car available at reasonable prices for airport pick up + short and long tours You can also check our other listings: - The Garden Room - Beach Front Stay https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15834592?adults=1&children=0&infants=0&s=yKs1y9hc
    A small but cozy room for a couple or an individual -Washrooms with hot water (update 25th Nov)
    Roughly 100m walk to the fort ramparts and the beach
  • A simple room in an outstanding location, at the heart of the Fort. Perfect jumping off point to explore the local area. Bary is lovely to chat to. We had a very pleasant time.

    Hermione2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet and clean place. Good location. We were very well received by the hosts, who made us very comfortable in their home. We had a private room, we slept very well and had a great bath. I super indicate this place in galle fort. Thanks

    Cléo2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • God price value. Air b&b as is should be. Great location in the Centre of the Fort. Wonderfull People. They arranged a great cooking class for me on very last notice, with Mama’s in Churchstreet.

    Fanny2019-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • Bary and his wife were wonderful hosts! Their home is the perfect location if visiting Galle. Shops and restaurants are next door. Their English is very good, as Bary is an English teacher. They are both super friendly, made me feel at home and even cooked me a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast!

    Nicole2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Bary and he's wife were very lovely and gracious hosts. The room was neat, tidy and very comfortable. Couldn't hear a single noise from the street which is a big plus in such a busy location. Would recommend to anyone traveling to the area.

    Yeshan2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Bary and his wife are very nice hosts with whom we enjoyed sharing. The accommodation is very well located and allows you to discover the city on foot.

    Héloïse2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay with Barry and his family. The location could not be better - right in the centre of the old Dutch town in a lovely old colonial building. The house has a great atmousphere as Barry's family were super friendly and hospitable. We ended up extending our stay and it was one of the highlights of our holiday!

    Eli2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • bary and his wife are very friendly and knowledgeable hosts with whom it is worthwhile to have a pleasant chat. highly recommend this nice homestay with a cute garden

    Anja2019-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    The room is spacious, airy with a view of the beach, ocean and hills from the two windows. It's almost a studio apartment. Located in a separate section of the house, there's privacy and freedom to come and go whenever you please. It is close to the beach, bus and train stations, the Galle Town and main attractions of Galle. (Please see photos for location + map) Breakfast is not provided but there are several cafes nearby. Car available at a reasonable rate for airport pick up and drop.
    The space has great views. The lighthouse is almost opposite our house with a beach at the foot of it. The ramparts (grassland to walk around) and a car park is right in front of the house. The sunrise can be seen from the windows. The scenic beauty from this room can be admired. There are huge trees around and the fresh air from the ocean and trees keeps the place cool and nice. This house is walking distance (a 10-15 minutes) to the bus station, railway station, market and town. We are there to help you with any information you need and also make your stay comfortable and happy. You may discuss anything regarding the culture and the historic places etc. This room is available for long stays too and facilities can be added upon request. Please inquire for stays 1 month or longer.
    The Galle Fort is a world heritage site therefore, there is much to see and do. The neighborhood is safe and easy to get around. Many restaurants and shops close to the listing.
  • Fazmahal is a super host! You need something?ask to him and he have the solution. His house is very closer to the best adresses at Fort Galle! Thank you again!

    Cédric2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Fazmahal is excellent in communications. The place is very rustic and simple but you get rewarded with an amazing sunrise just in front of your window. Location is perfect and safe and I loved being able to walk outside and go for a quick swim.

    Marencita2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Perfectly located in Galle!

    Thomas2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Nice views, at walking distance to beach and light house, nice host

    Ravi2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • I highly recommend to stay at their house! Their hospitality shows how the real Sri Lankan people are like! We really felt like home! 😊

    Oranat2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Shaahim and Razka are great hosts. The place is adorable. It was better than we expected; a massive wooden door on the street opens to a flight of stairs, which leads to a large bedroom. Excellent location. The host sent us detailed directions and we found it easily. Very cool old building. Clean. Had all the basic amenities we needed and the hosts live in the same building and are always at hand. They left lots of notes around the room, including restaurant suggestions and the WiFi was excellent. Windows face the sea and if you leave the curtains open you’ll wake up to a beautiful sunrise. As a few reviews mentioned earlier, there are lots of mosquitoes but we found that in most places in Sri Lanka. The hosts were thoughtful enough to leave mosquito repellent in the room and once we had that on and the net nicely tucked in around the bed, we got a good night’s sleep. Wish we’d stayed longer and would definitely recommend it to people. P. S. The bathroom is through an outside corridor and since I’m easily scared I was a bit afraid to use it at night but I’m happy to report it’s perfectly safe.

    Oviya2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our time here. The apartment is spacious and very well located. Everything was clean and our communication with the host was great. Definitely would recommend it

    Rosana2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Well the entire Galle fort area is to die for, but I guess we just happened to get lucky with Fazmahal. It is right opposite the lighthouse, so you can imagine how convenient is the location, but this street is still away from the noise of the tourists. It is an old property and has been left that way. Nicely maintained without tampering with the old world charm of the place. You will love it if you don't fancy a fancy place. There is no pantry or kitchen as such, but ask for what you need and the host will quietly put it in place. Full points for the communication and respect for privacy.

    Devanshee2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    A quaint bungalow approved by SLTDA with two luxurious bedrooms, a veranda, living room, reading area, dining area, a pool and a fully equipped kitchen, which gives you comfort and warmth to make you feel that you’re at your own home in another country. It’s cool shady garden always relax your mind and refreshes you. By just 10min walk you can reach historical Galle Fort and can go to popular tourists attractions by less than 10min drive and easy to explore southern part of Sri Lanka.
    * We have two very comfortable bedrooms for our guests. Pigeon Nest and Cuckoo Nest. Pigeon nest is very spacious and airy with high ceilings, guests can enjoy a soothing view as it blends with green shady garden through the curved windows. Cuckoo nest is another comfortable airy room fully equipped with the necessities of the guest. * Breakfast is served as a standard, either Sri Lankan or Western menu. Menus consist of fresh fruit platters, fruit juices, Western and Sri Lankan dishes, Tea/Coffee. * The swimming pool is located under shady trees in the garden with enough space for guests to simply relax under green tropical trees. * An Extra bed can be provide on guest's request for $20 (with breakfast and Linen) * BBQ on request
    Very residential and quiet area. Situated on a higher ground. Easy access to fish, vegetable, fruit and Super markets. Easy access to Bus Station and Train Station. Easy access to Beaches and Historical Galle Fort. Easy access to Galle International Cricket Stadium.
  • Huge place, sparkling clean and very safe/ secure. Breakfast had lots of options and was fantastic. One of the best Airbnb’s I’ve stayed in the world!

    Ravi2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Hospitality, nice space and location, lovely garden and pool, peaceful.

    David2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy Nest really lives up to its name. It’s quaint , old world charm and warm welcoming feel made us very comfortable. Ranjit and Nirmala , were everything one expects from good hosts and their warmth was genuine. We would really recommend it as the place as it’s very conveniently located too !

    Shashank2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable, clean fully equipped house in a very good location. Breakfasts prepared by the hosts. The owners help in organizing the stay and airport transfer. Recommended.

    Krzysztof2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful villa conveniently located in central Galle - a 10-min walk from the Fort. Ruvinda’s parents and the caretaker were extremely warm and friendly hosts and were super helpful in terms of helping us arrange means of transport for going around Galle. The villa itself has two beautiful rooms, spacious living area along with a lovely garden and swimming pool. On top of that, a wholesome breakfast was provided every day. Would definitely recommend staying here to experience top-notch Sri Lankan hospitality - thanks Ruvinda!

    Shivank2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • A nice to place rest near all the Galle attractions.

    Preneshen2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely and spacious home. Very clean and cozy, just as the name says. This stay was definitely one of the highlights of our Sri Lanka trip. Ruvinda's parents were extremely nice and attentive to our needs. Breakfast was delicious. Looking forward to coming back soon!

    Daniel2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Good location, about ten minutes from the fruit market location, about 15 minutes walk from Galle Fort... Because the breakfast was cold at night, the housekeeper uncle was very enthusiastic about helping to heat up, and the service attitude was very good. The fly in the ointment is that the pool is a little smaller.

    瞳魇2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Old Dutch colonial Villa type house inside Galle Fort, A World Heritage Site. One minute walk away from the instagrammable fort lighthouse, rock jumpers and beachfront (snorkelling site). Offers 02 AC and Non AC rooms for travellers to Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. Spacious bedrooms with Attached Bath. Nestled in the heart of historic Galle Fort, US$ 35 a night. For the discerning traveller.
    Unique to Galle Fort that is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site. Simply waiting for the traveller looking for comfort mixed with old world charm. Guests are allowed the use of sitting area, dining area and verandah.
    1. Historical colonial sites within reach. 2. World famous Unawatuna beach within 5 km 3. A day trip to Yala Wild Life Sanctuary famous for sighting leopards and bears. 4. Meditation in famous Buddhist shrines 5. Exotic sea food in restaurants and hotels spread over around Galle.
  • my friend and i booked the room for 3 nights. the room was very clean and quiet. ac worked all the time. wifi was super quick. we enjoyed everything at galle fort.

    Yvonne2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for visiting Galle! Super central location, equipped with anything one might need and very friendly host. We even go to check in especially early in the day since the room was free the night before; that was amazing because we had been traveling for quiet some hours beforehand. Overall, great experience and we’d definitely go back!

    Laura2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Waseema, the lady of the house, was a wonderful host and she looked after me really well. She speaks English well and it was a big comfort knowing she was always around. She was quite resourceful as well and she could guide me with local insights in Galle. The morning cup of Sri Lankan coffee from her kitchen was a much appreciated bonus and so was the umbrella she lent me for protection from the scorching tropical sun. God bless you!

    Barnali2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent space , well situated a great dip into Galle’s authenticity not gentrified or nostalgic about colonialism without losing the past. You come to live with a family that carries a glorious history

    Sumesh2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • We loved it. Very well located, great AC, but despite being very hot outside the room was comfortable, specially at night. People are so kind. They arranged us a driver for our trip to Mirissa at a very fair price, were always interested in our well being. I would definitely go back and recommend it.

    Paulo2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • The host family were present, helpful and friendly. If location is a priority, this is the place for you!

    Will2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and exactly as described. Great shower and comfortable bed with AC that works. You will wake up at 5 am due to proximity to the mosque. Had a great stay!

    Tom2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, comfy bed and lovely hospitality 😃

    Fabrice2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Experience the subtle magic of the jungle in a secluded sanctuary at The Jungle Loft - Galle™. Bungalow Ameliya is nestled into a small hillside on the edge of the jungle and a lush paddy field. Wildlife abounds here and the terrace place you right into the treetop canopy. Our village sits up just above the popular Unawatuna Beach - with us you are far enough away to surround yourself in the tranquility of our jungle garden, yet close enough to jump into the golden sandy beaches in few minutes.
    Bungalow Ameliya is a recent construction that has been finished with antique pieces and local, reclaimed materials - so you will enjoy all the creature comforts a modern, boutique accommodation provides while also being able to take in and appreciate the history and architectural details of Sri Lankan design. BEDROOM Crisp and uncluttered. Soft, fresh linens. Comfy, plush mattress and pillows. - 4 poster king bed with mosquito net - mini-bar and self-service tea/coffee - laptop-friendly work area EN-SUITE BATHROOM Full, modern bathroom. Indoor, or out - enjoy being surrounded by our tropical garden. - indoor: hot water shower and large, custom-made soaking tub - outdoor: refreshing, cool shower - shampoo, conditioner, body soap PRIVATE TERRACE Sit back, relax and take in the diverse jungle life moving around you - a troop of monkeys swinging by at dawn and dusk; an array of tropical birds from sunny yellows and ruby reds to iridescent blues, dazzling you with their plumage and songs; playful squirrels scurrying to and fro; and a porcupine or two foraging down below.
    NEARBY BEACHES (10-20 min) - Unawatuna Beach - Jungle Beach - Dalewella Beach - Wijaya Beach - Koggala Beach A LITTLE FURTHER SOUTH (30-50 min) - Ahangama Beach - Weligama Beach - Mirissa Beach SEE (20 min) - Japanese Peace Pagoda - Galle Fort - Rumassala Sanctuary - Sea Turtle Hatchery DO (10-20 min) - Diving - Snorkeling - Yoga - Spa
  • Indika's place is amazing. It is more than what we expected. Great location close to the beach, great restaurants, and whatever you need. Indika is a great host. We loved the morning breakfast. He was always one call away from helping us. It felt so homely. He has two lovely kids who brightens your day with a lovely smile. So don't forget to bring them some sweets or snacks.

    Renusha2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Very good B&B with outstanding breakfast and an accommodating host. We felt very comfortable during our stay in the jungle loft and would definitely come back!

    Jona2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • If you want to spend time with a local Srilankan family and experience their warmth and love, this is the place to stay. The place tastefully designed by Indika himself and even has a beautiful outdoor shower. It has an amazing view of trees and nature and is very spacious. Indika and his family are very loving people who made our stay memorable :-)

    Shwetha2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Indika and his family were incredible hosts. They were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The room was beautiful with a great backdrop of the jungle to watch whilst eating breakfast. The bathroom has a large bath (which we didn’t use due to the heat) and an outdoor shower. The bed is comfortable and spacious. The food was amazing and we asked Indika to cook us dinner one night which was delicious and one of the best we have had in Sri Lanka. He also assisted us with Tuk tuks, jewellery and handmade textiles from locals at better prices. A wonderful stay and we were sad to leave!

    Anna2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Such an amazing host and beautiful bungalows. Great location, 10 minutes to most attractions . I highly recommend anyone coming to Sri Lanka to stay here.

    David2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful experience! Indika’s hospitality was five star. He has lots of local tips and the breakfast was sooo good. The location is also worth mentioning as staying in Galle can be very hot and busy. This is a much calmer and cooler option. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Roshan2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Really enjoyed our stay here. Indika and his lovely family are the greatest hosts you could ask for. Friendly and caring. Breakfast was great and Indika provided us with all the required transport in to Galle and on to our next location. Wish we had stayed longer than just one night.

    Joe2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a piece of heaven on Earth. Our superbly comfortable stay was enhanced by the tropical outlook- with birds, squirrels, lizards and monkeys bringing their animation to the setting. The food was great- and we did a very informative and intoxicating- the wonderful aromas- cooking class in which we learnt how to cook 5/6 Sri Lankan curries- and then were able to enjoy them. Could barely move. The hospitality was great and we learnt a great deal about life in Sr Lanka- especially the horror of the tsunami. The children were delightful- and even the 2 yo was bilingual. Highly recommended!

    Trish2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    We @ center of the historical Galle City and it is cool and comfortable private house . 100% privacy guaranteed. All amenities @ walking distance Galle fort 500m, Beach 300m, shopping malls 200m. Coffee shops ,KFC, Sup.market ,Bar , Restaurant just 100m . Surfing beach 1km and Unawatuna beach 2km .Galle main busts and and railway station just 200m .. You’ll love my place because of We are @ the centre and cool environment . My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers.
  • Great place at the center of the city... walkable to the train and bus station, infact u walk to the fort as well. The house was sparkling clean and Janaka gave us the entire villa which had enough space including a kitchen and hall.

    Danish2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had the entire place to ourselves. The place was spacious, clean and we had our own privacy. There’s a TV with English movies, a fully equipped kitchen, toilet with heater, machine and comfortable beds. A walking distance to Galle Fort, Cargill’s food city, bus station and railway station which were very convenient. Thanks Janaka for hosting us! :)

    Joash2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Appartment was super clean and central (15 min walk to Galle fort) Great Host! Janaka was very helpful helping us to find our way to Galle

    Ludwig2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Not far from Galle Fort. Less than a 5 minute walk to a grocery store, which was great as we were able to prepare our own meals at Janaka's place. Super convenient to have a washer in the apartment as well, especially if you've been travelling a while, as we have. Janaka ensured that we were well taken care of. At check out, he was kind enough to drop us at the bus station. Would definitely recommend his place!

    Megan2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. The location was awesome and the host was very friendly and helpful. All the amenities advertised were there and worked well.

    Katie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Everything went smoothly and Janaka was great help in assisting us finding and leaving the city of Galle. He was always very attentive and made sure we were okay and satisfied with his help. Great location and great for the value. I would recommend his place if you’re in the area.

    Nicole2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely safe space within easy reach of the bus station, the fort and local shops and restaurants! A bit tricky to find, lucky I had a great taxi driver to help me. Otherwise a great spacious place!

    Mary2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • The house is located about 10 minutes walk from the fort, and is very affordable compared to the hotels in the fort. Janaka has been a great help with excellent communication. He gave us lots of local tips and helped to arrange transport to the airport. The house is well furnished and we had a great time in Galle. :)

    Kai2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    The Surf Shack is a cozy and unique studio right on the beach, complete with air con, an outdoor lounging area, a kingsize double bed and ensuite bathroom. Its private outdoor area has sunbeds and is directly facing the surf break on Dewata beach. Enjoy all the activities on offer such as surfing, slackline, climbing wall, kayaking and much more. This studio is part of the famous Shack Beach Cafe which serves great food all the day and you will receive a 10% discount on all food and drink.
    Dewata beach has the combined benefits of a great surf break, good shopping and its proximity to Galle. For those who are looking for more than just a studio why not check out the Love Shack apartment with its own kitchen. Also if this studio is busy look for The Beach Shack which is also right on the beach.
    The property is directly on Dewata beach, one of the best places to learn to surf in Sri Lanka. The restaurant "The Shack Beach Cafe" offers great meals from 7 am to be enjoyed along with the stunning sea-view. There are also some great local shops!
  • We had a great stay at the surf shack, John and the staff was really helpful. Would definitely go back!

    Olivia2020-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • A Memorable Stay! our favorite place we stayed in srilanka. this place is a gem! location is so beautiful, the house is just next to the the beach! Wonderful interiors! the hosts are super welcoming! their behaviour was absolutely impressive. very good service. Food was homely and tasty. Excellent dinning, pizzas are must recommend! you can learn surfing over there and yeah you can try your hands on kayaking too! its a must visit place in galle! it should be on everyones bucket list! we definitely would stay here again! Best experience ever.

    Himani2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at the surf shack for 4 nights and had a very great time! The accommodation is localized right on the beach almost inside the shack beach café, which means, that when you step outside your door you are already where you want to be. It seems like a place where both tourists and locals go. Even the managers hang out in the common area to work - which all in all creates a very welcoming and layed back atmosphere. The food at The Shack has been the best we’ve had on our trip so far! They make everything from sweet to savory and easily cater to kids. All options on the menu were cheap and the service was amazing. A good thing to know is, that because you almost live inside the café-area, there might be a bit noisy, but there will be quiet around 10 o’clock at night. We very much enjoyed our stay at the shack and would definitely recommend!

    Simone2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • The shack was in a great spot, beautiful on the beach. Was quite inside the room you couldn’t hear the main road only the ocean. The beach shack food was delicious and they offered a 10% discount as well! Had surfing lessons available, sun lounges right on the beach, outside shower, water cooler in cafe. Great location for lots of great places to eat

    Tim2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We only stayed here for two nights, but we really loved it! If you step out of the door, you’re already at the beach. It’s a great place if you just wanna relax and looking for a great vibe. The staff is always ready to help you with whatever you need. Also John is (almost) always there to help you if you need something (or broke something;)) We would definitely recommend this place!

    Cune2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location and great place for chilling and surfing, thanks for a great stay!

    Decc2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place to have kicked our Sri Lanka trip off. The accommodation was perfect. We woke up every morning with a delicious brew from the Surf Shack Beach Cafe and swim in the ocean. The staff were exceptional. Friendly faces all around and always willing to lend a helping hand. The customer service was on point. We did day trips around the area but found that best place to be in the area was in fact The Surf Shack. A comfortable place to learn how to surf, good vibes and delicious food. I would definitely come back and I am telling all my friends.

    Simone2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect beachfront stay in Sri Lanka. Really doesn't get any better than this, all the amenities you need at your doorstep, facing the incredible ocean views and have the calming waves rock you to sleep. The cafe food is best in town.

    Joseph2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Standard room/ with basic facilities for a comfortable stay. Newly renovated with private bathroom. If you are expecting hotel style accomodation this may not be for you, but if you need a clean, safe, centrally located place - then this is the one! *Sorry, the space is not suitable for children under 7 years.
    The room is in a Dutch/ British era house which is about 150 years old. -Basic room with standard amenities - Right next to the garden - Not a high end room but provides all standard facilities for a comfortable stay - A good place if you are on a budget and spend most of your time sightseeing - Experienced, friendly and helpful hosts - Located in the center of the Fort - close to restaurants, cafe's and transportation
  • Great location great hosts

    Ben2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic place to stay. The hosts are simply brilliant and give great advice on how to enjoy Galle. Simple, but authentic and friendly. Location is right in the middle of town, so perfect for exploring.

    Ollie2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • We 100% recommend staying with this lovely family. They are so kind, thoughtful and hospitable. The room was nice and big located through and out the back of their wonderful big old house. Good bathroom next door too. The location is great, we woke up at 6am and wandered the quiet streets before watching the sunrise. A lovely recommendation by our host. He even treated us to some of his favourite sweet treat as we came back after a walk and he was finishing his dinner! A very peaceful location and good comfortable bed too. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Sadie2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location, room peaceful and nice.

    Jack2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Accessible location. The room and toilet was very clean and the hosts were so friendly. I really loved the garden view infront of the room. There are plenty of places to eat nearby and places to sightsee just minutes away. We had a great stay at the garden room 😊

    Laisa2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot in a great location for the price! They were very kind hosts who helped us with anything we needes!

    Mary E2019-04-07T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place with wonderful hospitality from Barry and wife! Other than the shortage of wall plug, everything else was great and definitely worth staying at. One of if not the best place to stay in Galle! Thank you Barry and wife!

    Jerry2019-04-05T00:00:00Z
  • The most kind hosts and the best location in Galle !

    Eva2019-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    The house is located 250 meters away from famous Karapitiya Teaching Hospital Galle & the Ruhuna Medical Faculty(05minutes walk) is located at cool calm and quiet place . All infrastructural facilities are available . Ideal for Medical Students, Couples, Solo Travelers ext.
    All facilities including a kitchen with a refrigerator , gas cooker, toaster, electric kettle ,microwave oven coffee /tea making facilities & basic utensils are available. Iron and iron table available. Hot water shower , TV facility Air condition, Fans, Mosquito nets, Open bath facility are available. Size of the beds are 180 cm x 150 cm
    Food delivery services are available from KFC, Pizza Hut & Local Restaurants. A branch of a famous Sri Lankan food chain P & S is located at a walking distance. You can go there for breakfast , lunch , & even for a snack .You can have traditional Sri Lankan rice & curry ,fried rice in a Chinese way at a fixed price. A live action vegetarian restaurant which is manage by government is also located at very closely .You can see how varies types of traditional Sri Lankan food are made.
  • Very clean and comfortable house with full amenities that is well equipped for long home stays. The owners are very nice and did all they could to make my 5 weeks here very nice. The location is in a nice suburb within walking distance of the hospital, grocery store, some local restaurants, and plenty of public transportation.

    Adam2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy little place. Will recommend !

    Shanith2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • We are a small group from Colombo. And we stayed2 nights. Very comfortable rooms. The surrounding area calm and quite. Recommended for others.

    Chamath2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely a place I would come back to. Nice clean and quiet. Great value for money. Easy access to galle and surrounding places. Highly recommended this place.

    Chamal2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • I lived at Cinnamon Karapitiya for 2.5 months while doing a clinical rotation at Teaching Hospital Karapitiya and absolutely loved my stay. The house was clean and very well maintained, located on a safe and quiet residential street just 10 minutes' walk from the hospital and easily accessible to Galle Fort via bus (25 minutes) or tuk tuk (10 minutes). The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and cookware/dishes/silverware, the bathroom has a hot water shower with good water pressure and a dedicated space for showering, and the master bedroom has AC and is well-sealed against bugs. WiFi, available at a small extra cost, was reliable and very fast. The entire host family was phenomenal - extremely kind, responsive, and helpful, even helping me to arrange long-distance car rides to Ella and Colombo. They really treated me like family. I could not have asked for a better stay and enthusiastically recommend this place for both long- and short-term stays!

    Helen2019-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • We would thoughly recommend this lovely house, it has a everything you will need to have a comfortable stay and the host family are extreamly helpful hosts. They made us feel welcome and were on hand to help our stay become a very happy one. A five star stay for sure!

    Mark2019-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed at Cinnamon Karapitiya during my medical elective placement at the Karapitiya hospital. This has been a great stay. Chanaka (Wickramasinghe's Son) and his family have been amazing hosts. They were always available to answer any queries I had and were very accommodating. The location is quiet and the stay neat and tidy. In terms of location, Cinnamon Karapitiya is only about a 10 minute walk from the hospital and about 15 minutes by tuk tuk to Unawatuna (great surfing spot). I would highly recommend staying at Cinnamon Karapitiya especially if you are an overseas elective student at the Karapitiya hospital, it's great value for money!

    Yohan2018-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely two weeks tay in this house. The whole host family is extremely welcoming and helpful. They picked us up from the station, showed us around the area, and always answered any questions about the local area and other trips extremely promptly with excellent communication. We were even given a lift to the hospital one day when it was raining! The accommodation is situated in a very beautiful rural area and the inside is clean and feels very safe with a good amount of space for the two of us staying there. There is also a hot water shower which we have heard can be difficult to come by in the area. The location is great for walking to the hospital (10 mins) and is close to restaurants and a supermarket. The accommodation is also close to a bus stop where you can get to the centre of Galle and the family provide you with a number for a tuk-tuk driver with very reasonable rates. We were sad to leave the house and would recommend it to anyone for long or short stays!

    Zara2018-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    COME AND ENJOY YOUR STAY WITH US IN OUR PLACE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE WONDERFUL GALLE FORT, CLOSE TO THE RAILWAY STATION , THE MAIN BUS STATION. ALL BEACHES ARE AT 5 MINUTES WALKING SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE INDIAN OCEAN , HIS BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS AND APPRECIATE WATCHING THE SRI LANKAN FISHERMEN. ALL COMMODITIES ARE AVAILABLE AROUND , ALL STORES , RESTAURANTS AND YET OUR PLACE IS VERY QUIET.
    Our beautiful and cosy house is thought to make our guests feel like at home. You just have to bring your slippers and join us ! Our home is your home ! Sanju makes everything possible, and he will receive you with his heart ! Always happy, he makes you feel everyone is special and try his best to make you as happy as he is. He loves his country and his pleasure is to show you all the good places so you can feel sri lankan for a moment. Always available, always happy to help you, he'll do everything to make your stay unforgatable !
    5 minutes outside fort Galle, in the heart of the city( all commodities) The place is very quiet. 5 minutes from the rail station. 5 minutes from the main bus station and the beaches. The happy place est située à 5 minutes hors du fort de Galle classé au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO. Au cœur du centre ville ( toutes commodités offertes) et pourtant dans un endroit très calme! 5 minutes de la gare de Galle, de la gare routière, et de la route principale menant aux plages tout le long de la côte.
  • I never made it to Dylan’s place or Sri Lanka because of the Coronavirus. However , he was really helpful with information and offers for a lift from the airport. I wish him all the very best riding out the difficulties that the Coronavirus has brought to the world.

    Hugh2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • Friendly host and nice hostel. He gave me the bigger room because it was free for the same price. Always clean and nice balcony.

    Ben2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • It was a good choice to stay at this hostel for exploring Galle and the surroundings. The place is about 10/15 mins walking distance from the Fort. On the way, there is plenty of shops where you can buy your last minute presents or souvenirs (tea & spices shops) and a lot of small local restaurants. The host Dulan has been really great with us. He is a nice person. He told us some nice recommendations and he was always smiling. We could have a quick shower after check in time before getting our bus for Negombo. The hostel is new (only one year) and really spotless. The room was basic and perfect for us. It is a good value for money. I can only recommend this place.

    Elo2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room was good enough to cook

    2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • It was a very comfortable stay, because Dulan makes me really like feeling home. Additionally he knows all the places around and can help with recommendations. The rooms is simple and have everything I needed. The place is central and quite. Supermarket and restaurants are just 1-5 minutes by walking away. I can highly recommend this place.

    Thomas2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • All perfectly! The only thing in Gala is very much bred at fruit prices! And the housing and the owner are excellent)

    Ольга2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • We just used Dulan’s place to drop our bags to explore Galle and have a shower before heading to the airport. Just what we needed. Dulan was super friendly and helpful. He offered us bikes to use and organised an airport transfer for us. Just what we needed and great value for money!

    Paul2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • the hostel is located around 10‘ outside of galle fort in a quiet area. i really enjoyed my stay & would definitely come back. and of course: the breakfast was amazing! :-)

    Carole2019-10-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    This winsome top floor apartment is on Dewata beach with easy access to the beach. It has an open plan kitchen and a lounge area that leads onto a terrace overlooking the bay. Located in-between the UNESCO Heritage Site of Galle Fort, and the sandy beach of Unawatuna, it is perfectly located to access everything that Galle and the South Coast has to offer. If you're seeking great waves or just a break on the beach, HABU Surf Stays are a great place for the modern traveller.
    HABU Surf Stay 2 - is fully self-catering and is stocked with all kitchen essentials. Housing creature comforts: high-quality bed linen, plush towels, reading lights, wifi, ceiling fans and air conditioning when temperatures get hot. As the sun goes down enjoy the private terrace on a tropical balmy night.
    Below the apartment is the Soul Riders Retail Outlet. It sells reef-friendly sunblock, HABU surf clothing and should you be feeling adventurous one can hire a Royal Enfield by the day. Also attached to Soul Riders is The Shack - a great cafe on the beach which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is great, the staff are super helpful and very kid-friendly. A great place where kids can be kids and parents can enjoy a nice cold beverage. Dewata is full of lively stalls and lots of cheap eats. Harbouring supermarkets, pharmacies, fruit stalls and an ATM machine, all of which are a walking distance from the apartment.
  • This place is great, right by beach with beautiful view. The landlord is nice and helpful. During curfew we have nowhere to go, but we had great time to stay at home.

    Eve2020-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • The flat is very clean and cozy. The view from the balcony is stunning and once the patio doors are open it’s like the whole living room is outdoors. The cage right downstairs is also pretty good for drinks and brunch. The street outside tho brings you back to reality

    Daniel2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed here (Wife and I and our 2.5 year old son) for 4 weeks and had a lovely time. The apartment is beautifully presented, and has all you need, even for a long term stay. It was spotlessly clean and regular servicing kept it looking that way during our stay. ( as well as regular supply of filtered water! ) The beds are very comfy with great linen which makes all the difference! The kitchen is super functional and has all you need. No oven but gas hobs meant we could cook simple meals when felt like staying home. A stove top espresso was a big bonus for coffee lovers like us. And having a washing machine is a major bonus with kids especially for a long term stay. The location is right on Dewata Beach which is a great safe beach for swimming - especially kids. And learning to surf. It does occasionally get decent waves for the more serious surfer, but plenty of great waves a tuk tuk ride away for you if your looking for good surf. The terrace is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the bay, we had a lot of magical evenings here. It is on a pretty busy road, which can at things be a little noisy but it does mean you have everything at your door step. A couple of great supermarkets, ATM, a pharmacie and plenty of great options for cheap and delicious Rotis. Directly below the Apartment is ‘The Shack’ which became our second home. They serve great food, the best in Dewata. And nice place to hang for the day and have a cold beer in the evening. The beautiful historic Galle Fort is a 5 min tuk tuk ride, definitely worth a visit. We went a bunch of times, great for an evening stroll and diner at one the many amazing restaurants there! There’s plenty great beaches and places to explore in the surrounding area, so it was a great place to base and do lots of day trips. Our hosts were super helpful with lots of great info on places to go and things to do. We didn’t have any major issues but they were very quick to respond and remedy any of the minor issues that arose.

    Brant2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing spot!! From the deck overlooking the bay, to the very homely feel the apartment has as soon as you walk in the door. A very thoughtful space for people travelling, with a water cooler with fresh drinking water provided, and power outlets with built in travel adaptors. An excellent place to relax right on the beach or base yourself for exploring Galle. Clean and very spacious with a great little bathroom and kitchen if you are wanting to cook. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the Galle area!!

    Ben2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The location of HASU's house is very good, the beach is downstairs, the supermarket is across the road, and there are hawkers selling vegetables in the morning, so it is convenient to cook by yourself. If you do n’t do it yourself, eating around is also very convenient. The rooms are well-equipped, clean and I love this place.

    虹(Hong)2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • A great little apartment right on the beach. Lovely space with nice touches and all the cooking utensils for self-catering. Can’t fault it. Perfect for our week stay with our 5-year-old son. Really friendly people around the property to offer surf lessons, tuk-tuk rides and a great cafe next door.

    Helen2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic view, cozy and stylish interior. HABU hosts are amazing. React immediately to our problems.

    Christine2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location, right on the beach. Not too out from Galle (just a quick tuk tuk ride in). The cafe and board hire place below are fantastic, literally ate brekky and lunch everyday there. The apartment itself is simple, stylish and spacious with sunset views that you could only dream of. They provide a lot of info of places to go and what’s around as well as all contactable emergency numbers! Highly recommend staying here. We know we will be back xo

    Nicole2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Galle, Sri Lanka

    Galle is magical: the most perfectly preserved colonial town in Sri Lanka, and an atmospheric piece of time-warped island history. The apartment which has two bed rooms located 1 Km away from the Galle Fort, a world heritage site declared by UNESCO.
    Calm and private
    Residential Nabougherhood
  • Everything was just wonderful. We felt at home. The service is super! We are very satisfied! I recommend to everyone!

    Yuliya2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place, great and helpful hosts. Good and big rooms. Fantastic to finally have a wifi that work. And it was nice to have access to kitchen.

    Marcus2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • the place is quiet . the host is very helpful . we had a great night here. and we had the best breakfast in sri Lanka . thanks a lot

    Jay2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay Very good meal The pool is well maintained and accessible when you want I recommend

    Louise2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time, the children enjoyed the pool after days of walking. The accommodation is very well located, quiet and close to the historic center (15 min walk or 200 rupees in Tuktuk). We were made to feel very welcome despite the late hour.

    Erwan2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • The house is in good condition and the swimming pool is great.

    xsk2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Overall it’s a great stay. I would like to comment on 2 aspects: 1) Property: the property is perfect. It has spacious rooms, facilities like a/c, refrigerator, sofa, beds and a pool to chill around. Hosts (Iliyas and zeenat) are also friendly and warm. They informed us about the nearby attractions and even arranged a tuk tuk for us. Made us comfortable in each possible way. 2) location: the property is situated near railway station galle but in the middle of muslim dominated society. So if you have any reservations about the same please be sure before booking the place. However, all attractions are near the property. It took us not more than 10 minutes.

    Pooja2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent, friendly host who went out of his way to be helpful, arranging a driver to our next destination, helping us to get a tuk tuk to the fort the first day we stayed and even taking us to the supermarket one day. The accomodation itself is clean and there is a good pool in the shared garden. It is an easy 5 minute tuk tuk ride to the fort area. Overall would definately recommend.

    Matt2019-04-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    My place is about 2.5 km from Galle city center. It's a 15 min drive to the Beach and the world heritage Dutch fort. You’ll love my place because of the location, the outdoors space, and the ambiance. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
    There are 4 bed rooms available to be selected based on your requirement. You are free to use the living and dining area. If required you can utilize the facilities in the kitchen. You will love the big spacious garden as it can be utilized for outdoor activities. Kids can use the garden space to play games. We provide sports equipment free of charge. There's a special indoor area for kids to play inside. If you wish to move around, we provide mountain bikes. This will be an extra cost; USD 2.00 per bike per day. (Losses or damages will be claimed from the guests) Motorbike is available on site for renting per day basis
    Arana Bungalow is located within the Galle city limits. However you will experience a peaceful and serene stay in lush green environment. There's lot of space in the garden to do outdoor activities specially for kids.
  • Had a great stay at Tharinda's place. Bathrooms and room were very clean. The host was warm and welcoming.

    Shrithika2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • I had a comfortable and memorable stay. The host and the caretaker of the place is very helpful and they made the stay enjoyable. They are very responsive and will go out of the way to meet your requirements. The place is centrally located and therefore most of the places up South and North to Galle are easily accessible. The house is big and clean with all modern amenities which takes care of all your needs. Am coming back again for sure & soon!

    Jawed2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfortable place to stay!!

    Michael2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Will check in again. Recommend it highly.

    Kasthuri2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy place, air conditioned, clean bungalow, common space, hot shower, big rooms, morning tea, friendly staff, quiet and calm place close to market place. WiFi available.

    Vivek2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • House is good

    WeiMin2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • It was a good location.

    Randil2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • The housekeeper is nice and taking a good care of all.

    Will'Z2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    My place is close to restaurants and dining. You’ll love my place because of the comfy bed. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    This fantastic beachhouse features large open rooms with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light. The white decor is accentuated by bright colours and wooden textures with a glistening pool outside that's great for relaxing. Enjoy our spacious verandah with a cool drink in hand to watch the sunset. Start your day beachside with our complementary breakfast. Traditional or Sri Lankan -your choice..
    The house features - 3 bedrooms all a generous size with comfortable bedding, AC & ceiling fans. All bedrooms have ensuites and the master a sunken bath. The bedroom with twin beds can be combined to make another king size bed. Downstairs you will find entrance lobby, stairwell, family (dvd's & music), dining/kitchen and 2 bedroom/ensuites. Upstairs the lounge with TV, kitchenette, verandah (covered and open), guest wc and master bedroom/ensuite and study. Outside we have 10m pool, laundry (poolside wc), garden & direct beach access. The property is gated to the beach and roadside entry.
    The home's location ensures an authentic Sri Lankan experience right on the doorstep. Watch local fisherman ride the waves and experience great meals before heading to the famous UNESCO heritage Galle and its fortifications.
  • The property is located bank on the beach.. Villa. Pool. Garden. Shore. Sea Property is a excellently designed but there are few issues with respect to air conditioning in centre hall at ground floor and first floor.

    Arpit2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic property situated right on the beach. The accommodation is excellent with nice touches all around the house. Quality is everywhere and Indie was the most luxurious of all the places we stayed in our 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. You don't need to leave the property, everything is there for you - pool, beach and a restaurant next door that serves excellent food (with a 10% discount for Indie guests). This is where we need to mention Niman (manager) and Anoja (cook) who could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Breakfast is served in the garden overlooking the sea. A snack menu is available and the are around 5 dinner menu options. Anoja is very flexible and would source other foods of your choice. There is nothing to fault at Indie but you need to be aware that the sea can be a bit boisterous and on 2 of our 4 days we were advised not to swim. You can still paddle and have a walk along the beach to 3 or 4 beach bar/restaurants. The property is on the main coast road so there is a little road noise (mainly the crazy bus drivers hooting as they overtake everything in sight!). Niman and Anoja arranged transport for us to various places including Galle Fort, a small local turtle hatchery and and a boat safari on a lake.... There is a book in the house detailing local attractions. Highly recommended. Not cheap but still very good value at the price. 10/10 .

    Ray2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Wow. What an absolute amazing experience Indies beach house was. Indie and her staff were extremely helpful and attentive to us and our needs. Truely exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much. Will definitely come back.

    Harry2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed the stay as a family. The apartment is right by the beach and there is a boutique hotel next to it with a bar and restaurant. Good vibe, nice breakfast, convenient location. It was out of electricity at 4am on the first night of our stay. Couldn’t reach the house keeper by that time but it was fixed in an hour so didn’t bother me too much. Overall very nice experience.

    Joey2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very beautiful seaside villa, very design and well maintained. Good location, about 3 kilometers away from the Galle Fortress, it is still very convenient to communicate, the overall living experience will definitely be better than living in the Fortress. Breakfast was included during the stay. The breakfast was great, not only hearty, but also arranged on a large table facing the sea, which was very ritual. The overall furnishings of the villa are great, except for the slightly smaller living room on the first floor. The villa has three housekeepers under maintenance. The swimming pool is cleaned every day and it feels very clean. Playing with children in the pool, or lying on a lounger in the yard, blowing the sea breeze and basking in the sun is one of the most beautiful pictures of our trip. There are two shortcomings. One is that it is not convenient to eat. The villa itself can provide cooking services, but I do n’t know why. Two times asked if we could make dinner for us. Both rejected us for different reasons. There are several around the villa. Restaurant, but most of the meal choices provided are relatively simple. We spent the Chinese New Year here, and the New Year's Eve dinner was quite simple. Another point is that the master bedroom on the second floor is facing the street. At night, there will be some noise. On the roof of the master bedroom, there is a large water tank, which should be used for domestic water. Every time someone uses water, the water tank will buzz. It also affects sleep.

    Suo2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay at Indie Beachouse. It was immaculate, beautifully presented and well cared for by Nirman and Anoja. The amenities were excellent, we’ll never forget our breakfasts by the beach. Thanks for a wonderful break.

    Robert2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Whilst the pictures look amazing, and the reviews were are all so positive, this still managed to exceed our expectations. We were a group of 6, and Indies villa had more then enough space. The rooms and bathrooms are all large and clean, the pool a perfect temperature to cool off in, and the beach is literally an extension of your back yard. Whilst the villa is a tuk tuk ride from the hustle and bustle of Galle, you’ll appreciate the quiet of your private beach. Finally, and most importantly, Nirman and Anooja are the finishing touches on your amazing stay at Indies. Not only are they so lovely and willing to go the extra mile for everything and anything you ask, but Anooja’s cooking is out of this world. Do yourself a favour and make sure you eat in as much as you can and be sure to ask for her green bean curry! Would 100% stay here next time we were here. Thanks again Indie, Nirman and Anooja!!!

    Ricky2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Indie is a wonderful host. Beautiful house with a great view. It has a direct access to the beach. Location is close to galle fort and other view points. Highly recommend this place for everyone who is planning to stay in galle. Keep being a great host which you already are 👍😊

    Shashi2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    We @ center of the historical Galle City and it is cool and comfortable private house . 100% privacy guaranteed. All amenities @ walking distance Galle fort 500m, Beach 300m, shopping malls 200m. Coffee shops ,KFC, Sup.market ,Bar , Restaurant just 100m . Surfing beach 1km and Unawatuna beach km .Galle main bus and railway station just 200m .. You’ll love my place because of We are @ the centre and cool environment . My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers.
    Enjoy a spacious ensuite bedroom with access to a shared lounge across from one of the prettiest beaches in the south. Solar hot water and unlimited WIFI . Close to public transport and beach bar/restaurants
  • Lovely and helpful hosts. Great location if you want to stay outside old town but only a 10 minute walk away. The place was extremely clean

    Shelby2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Everything is ok! If you want to experience the rainforest room, you can book here!

    Xiaobing2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Nandimal and his family are wonderful hosts. I felt so at home and welcome. The rooms are cozy and there is a desk which is nice for digital nomads. Also, the best curry I’ve had thus far in Sri Lanka. I hope my travels bring me back to your Homestay.

    Maia2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Nandimal’s place was a lot better than we expected. Very clean and spacious room and bathroom. The breakfast was delicious. Nandimal was a great host. His English was very good and he was very helpful. We definitely recommend his place.

    Carolina2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice stay at Nandimal place situated in a beautiful small jungle space close to the centre and 10 to 15 mn walk to the Galle Fort area, the main place to visit. Nandimal and his wife are very nice people, helpfull for anything you could need and the food they cook is very tasty. Thank you !

    Yvon2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Good location. Very clean. The owner and his wife are very friendly, Nandimal picked me to the bus station. Very-very simple breakfast: eggs, toasts and fruits (the worst I have within 2 weeks in SL)

    Evgeniya2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice accommodation with a breathtaking view of nature

    Farina2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Nandimal is such a nice guy and his wife is very sweet too! He really goes out of his way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The bed was really comfortable and the aircon worked well. We had a problem with getting some hot water in the shower but Nandi immediately offered us to use another shower whilst he fixed the problem. The breakfasts were all so so good! Him and his wife even cooked us lunch one of the days as they were making for an old age home, not only does that show the kind of people they are but the food was some of the best curry we have had in SriLanka. The walk to the nearest beach is very short, mayne 10 minutes and we even walked to jungle beach in 45 minutes. The fort and old town is about a 15 minute walk away. Everything was easily accessible by foot yet you felt tucked away in the forest staying at his place. We saw some beautiful birds from his balcony. Great value for money. Definately recommend staying here when in Galle!

    Bianca2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    My place is on the Surfing beach and close to Galle Fort, Unawatuna Beach, Jungle Beach. This place is located on Galle Matara main road. In just in front of the super market and so very easy to comes to the place by public transport systems from any direction. Also we have a sofa bed for an extra person at the rate of USD. 15.00 per night.
    We have a Restaurant in ground floor face to the beach We serve you 8.00am to 11.55 pm Our staff available 24 hours at the property
  • The view is so lovely and marvelous!

    Graham2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Super close to the sea, downstairs is a beach pub, there is a supermarket opposite, this is very good overall, it is worth staying, the sound insulation effect is super good.

    2019-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • The room was just like the pictures. The curtains were a bit tired. There is a supermarket across the road which is handy.

    Julie2019-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, Can highly recommend it!!

    Sebastian2019-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great

    恬语2019-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • The property is located right on the beach, opposite is a supermarket and in 10 minutes at Tuk Tuk you are at the fort. For us, the location was not perfect, as relatively little restaurant, etc. were within walking distance and the adjoining street is noisy. If you want to surf the whole day is well served with the room.

    Yolanda2019-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and spacious room. Very nice view. Very nice air conditioning.

    Ronnie2019-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for everything.

    Du2019-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    You can find us in Galle, the south of Sri Lanka. Our villa is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life and yet it is only 5 to 10 minutes away from where the action is. This 3-bedroom-villa with private pool provides the perfect balance between a romantic ambience, serene surroundings and exclusive privacy, and it is just a few minute drive to some of Sri Lanka’s best white sand beaches
    Our rooms are fitted out with all conveniences. All rooms have a private bathroom with bath or shower, a separate toilet, television, safe and coffee or tea facilities. The rooms have natural ventilation as well as an electric fan and mosquito nets. The villa is designed by the Belgian architect Anne-Mie Demeulemeester. Anne-Mie is a professor at the Institute for Architecture and Visual Arts Sint-Lucas in Belgium. The garden is designed by a student and employee of Bevis Bawa. The furniture design is done by Jacob Pringiers.
    The must see is Galle Fort the 18th-century Dutch walled town a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Galle fort is compact and easy to travel around. In the narrow streets you will find nice shops. Our central location makes it easy for our guests to make many half day or full day sightseeing tours such as whale watching , surfing in Hikkaduwa , visiting a white tea plantation, a safari tour in Yala and much more. While many of our guests come to Amma Erna for the full duration of their holiday, others like to combine their stay at the villa with a tour of Sri Lanka. To assist with any additional holiday plans you may wish to make, we have teamed up with travel expert Frank. He is an official guide in Sri Lanka and knows his country very well.
  • Super stay during bad conditions with corona and curfew hitting. Recommend this special place to everyone!

    Arvid2020-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • I am very glad that I chose this villa. A wonderful place in the jungle, surrounded by nature, peacocks and monkeys, at the same time - very close to the city. Laconic and modern design and decor, perfect cleanliness, cleaning is done every time you leave the room. Responsive and friendly staff. Chef Maru deserves special attention; dinner at the villa has become one of the main gastronomic experiences of the trip. Also very pleased with the attitude of the hostess of the villa to reasonable consumption: the use of solar panels, organic detergents, waste recycling. I will be happy to be back here again.

    Yana2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • An outstanding villa in an amazing setting. Great food and lovely personal touches from the small team of staff. A very relaxing week.

    Rob2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Perfectly situated in peaceful surroundings just 15 min from Galle Fort. The villa is secluded with beautiful views over the jungle. The villa has large bedrooms and common areas which makes it easy to feel at home. The outdoor lounge area with pool is the perfect place to spend the day relaxing. This Villa is really a perfect place to stay and relax! The food is amazing and the staff is very helpful.

    Åsa2019-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • The house was superclean and the staff was very sweet and helpful :) The overall design is really beautiful and the views where breathtaking - you have multiple platforms to see the jungle landscape infront of you. We saw monkeys, peacocks and many other birds really close-by. Be aware it can get noisy during the night as the house has screens only, which gives you a really nice ventilation, but fresh earplugs were supplied every night. We loved to be so close to nature and wildlife and found it as a blessing to see and hear so many animals. :) Communication was swift and effective and Galle Fort and Unawatuna Beach where only a 15 min TukTuk right away. Go and enjoy this place and its kind staff just like we did.

    Ufuk2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous place to end our stay in Sri Lanka. A beautiful hidden and quiet place but close to the city of Galle and many beautiful beaches. The staff are lovely and very attentive. We were very touched by their concern to make our stay the best. I highly recommend. I hope to return one day! Bravo Ann!

    Sophie2019-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Honestly the most amazing place I've ever stayed at. We travelled around Sri Lanka for 3 weeks and ended our holiday here for 4 days to relax before heading home. And relaxing it was! The staff us extremely nice and super helpful to make sure you have the most pleasant stay. Location is perfect, just a 5 mins scooter ride from Galle Fort and beaches. You're in the middle of the jungle so there are monkeys and beautiful birds around that wake you up nice and peaceful every morning. Can't recommend this place enough!

    Eline2019-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect place to stay in Galle. No doubt. This is a place where you can relax in peace, or you can do a lot of activities which are located near Amma Erna. They provide tuktuk drivers that are punctuate and easy to talk with. Best service and an amazing property. Absolutely love it.

    Mikkel2019-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Located within the Unesco World Heritage Site of Galle Fort, this old house has been renovated and transformed into a modern, open plan, comfortable two bedroom villa. Where the house is located it catches the cooling sea breeze making for a very pleasant stay.
    The property has a comfortable and spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining, with two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with two single beds and both are en-suite. All rooms open out to the garden courtyard and there is a veranda at the front of the property to catch the sunset.
    Built by the Portuguese and fortified by the Dutch, Galle Fort is full of history and charm. With ample restaurants, bars, boutique hotels and shops nestled amongst crumbling architecture and family homes filling the streets with home cooked curries, it really is a treat for all senses. A walk along the ramparts is a must and a perfect setting to catch the sun setting in the Indian Ocean. The Fort is easily accessed on foot, with plenty of places to pop in and take advantage of the A/C and maybe pick up a bargain! There are plenty of beaches nearby, Jungle Beach, Wijaya Beach and Unawatuna are all popular. Devata is a great area for beginner surfers which is a short 10 minute tuk tuk ride away.
  • We had a lovely time staying in James' place in Galle. The photos in the listing do not do it justice; it is spacious, stylish, well equipped, brilliantly located and altogether amazing. We very quickly felt at home there. We stayed there for three nights, but I would have been happy to spend eternity there. It helps that Galle Fort is also a ridiculously beautiful place and this house feels very much part of that overall environment.

    Jacob2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great space in a perfect location in the fort. We travelled with a baby and it was very spacious and allowed him to practice his crawling, with a nice outdoors area and good bedroom space.

    Mark2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • What you see is what you get, a great villa right at Galle Fort making it a prime spot for sightseeing nearby. Super stylish decor, wonderful restaurants nearby, and we were sad to leave.

    Joyce2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is such a great place to stay if you're visiting Galle. We felt so comfortable in this spacious & stylish house. Even though its right in the fort it was super quiet at night. Having Madu there to help with anything & prepare our breakfast was just wonderful.

    Kay2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • It is a beautifully restored old colonial house. House manager Madu does a great job to keep the place spotless clean. Thanks James for the breakfast and fresh fruit.

    Grace2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very stylish spot, in the perfect part of Galle Fort! Two couples stayed there together and it was just perfect for us. Neither room is "better" than the other so it's easy to split. The common areas are really lovely and comfortable. And Madu, the house manager, is such a dear. He made us a yummy breakfast one morning, did our laundry and overall was just very warm and welcoming. Can't recommend this place enough!

    Auna2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, lovely comfortable and beautifully appointed and well-decorated old colonial house, situated perfectly close to everything you need in the Fort; Elitya seafood, Cara jewellery maker, Pedlar St shopping, ramparts and historical museums etc. House comes with housekeeper 6/10 but English host very helpful to deal with before & during rental. Highly recommend this house for a peaceful and interesting stay in Galle.

    Fiona2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Thankyou for sharing your place with us James. Its a lovely space and very calming when you walk in the front door with those lovely old high ceilings and soothing neutral tones. Tastefully decorated. A nice big table to sit around. Great layout with the courtyard garden out the back. Madhu cooked a lovely breakfast and was generally very helpful

    Melanie2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Apartment is located in the heart of the Galle city .It is only 600m from the Galle international cricket stadium.Walking distance to Galle town, Dutch fort,Railway station and the bus stand.Easy access to pulic transport to Unawatuna and other famous tourist destinations
    This apartment includes large bed room attached with a bath room and some unit inculded mini pantry.Small lobby and balcony is also available. If need good breakfast can be served to the room budget price and separate dining table is also available.Air conditioning facility is available in the room and it can be provided at a surcharge. Laundry service also available for budget rate
  • Nice place of nice people in a central location. Worth the money.

    Iwan2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to stay when in Galle. Close to railway station and also other tourist locations. The ma’am who manages the property is great and very helpful always smiling and treating you like family. The food prepared for me was very tasty as well. I had dinner and breakfast was a good authentic srilankan experience ma’am also kept my vegetarianism in mind while preparing the food. I would recommend this place when in Galle

    Anjan2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Safe and accessible location, host’s family is really kind, accommodation is spacious and clean with modern bathroom, you have a separate access to the upper level where the rooms are. Small convenience shop just outside the house is superb for getting basic amenities. Local food shops and pharmacies just 50m away. Tuks to Galle fort just 150rp max. Bus interchange within walking distance. Very comfortable stay.

    Kendi2019-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • The place is very clean and easy access, close to the train station and 15 mins to the fort. The housekeeper is very nice and help us to do our laundry. I heard the breakfast is nice too but we didnt have time to try. The rooms are big and clean.

    Onon2018-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • The host is nice ,and the room is clean and comfortable. The breakfast is sweet, and the location is convenient to fort and railway station, recommended.

    Yolo2018-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • The house is right in the center of the city, and the transportation is convenient.Pay attention to the ant.

    Li2018-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality, very nice family. Big breakfast. You are in good hands if you go in this place :)

    Gaia2018-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Very good accommodation experience, excellent location, walking distance to the ancient city, very close to the transportation hub, friendly hosts, friendly family.

    Qian2018-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    3

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    The SC Galle is only 3 km from the famous Galle and his Cricket Stadium away. A big garden arround the house invite you for sunny hours. The room has A/C (extra fee), fan and a sitting area. The bed is with a TOP comfortable mattress and mosquito net. Scooter for rent possible. The property is closed at 9:30 pm. There is no night watchman. The price for 2 persons is only valid when traveling together. Friends who come to visit for one or more nights pay 5, - € extra / night.
    Our accommodation has a large swimming pool 6 x 25 meter competition lanes. A terrace with a panoramic view of his unequaled. It's also very quiet. The property is privately rented, very clean and accessible from anywhere.
    The neighbors are very nice and helpful. They take gifts like. The whole plot is very dominant, so that a good view is guaranteed.
  • Jacky & Ingmar looked after me very well. The room was kept spotlessly clean and had a great shower (and thick towels). Its a large property situated on the top of a hill with spectacular views. Its very peaceful with an abundance of wildlife to observe all day.. It has a proper swimming pool that's fantastic for an early morning swim. Internet speed was fine and they can provide you with a dongle for your laptop. I would return without hesitation...

    Colin2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Hello. We arrived earlier than check-in time. We left things and immediately removed the bike from the hostess. We arrived at the time of settlement. Things were already in the room. The room is very clean. Cleaning was carried out daily in our absence. There is hot water. Bed and windows with mosquito net. The room has a kettle, hairdryer, dishes, a ceiling fan. For a fee, you can rent air conditioning, a refrigerator, order breakfast and laundry. There is enough fan in the room. On the territory of a large 25 meters pool. You can swim from 7.00 to 20.00. Near the house there is a supermarket. The house is located on a mountain. Therefore, we recommend using a bike. The hostess is very responsive. Helps in resolving any issues. For this price it’s better not to find an option. Recommended !!!

    Denis2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Jackey & Igmar's. They were lovely hosts, the room was sparkling clean and Jacky would tidy the room everyday which we were not expecting. You definitely get a bang for your buck! There is so much space in the room and you get free access to the pool (which is also very clean) which is a massive plus! The only downside would be that its far out from the fort. Only a 15 minute drive at most but tuk tuks seem to have trouble finding the house and will charge a fortune. Highly recommend using 'pick me'! Overall I would highly recommend staying at Jacky and Igmar's, they were great hosts and were always there to help.

    Shreena2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet location with an exceptional pool On top of a hill overlooking Galle Impeccable cleanliness Value for money, could not be better I recommend without hesitation One of the best Airbnb I have experienced.

    Jean2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very spacious and clean room. Far from the hustle and bustle of Halle, but quite conveniently and quickly you can take a bus from the city center. Lovely terrace with amazing city views. Very safe. And a great bonus for staying at Jacky & Igmar is the pool, which is so refreshing after walking around Galle. Thanks Jacky & Igmar!

    Nadezhda2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious and very clean room (cleaning is done every day) The pool is really top! Located at the top of a hill that offers a nice view! Bus nearby to get to the center of Galle! A binder available with all the necessary information (very useful)! Jacky and Igmar were very responsive and were able to answer all our requests / questions. I recommend 100%

    Flore Et Germain2019-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely recommended !!! At no place on our entire journey could we come to rest. The room is exactly as you see it in the pictures. Really spacious, well thought out, with cutlery, crockery and kettle. Jacky and Igmar are great and give you all the tips you need. SC Galle is a bit out of the way and escapes the hustle and bustle of the city and the expensive prices of the fort. On the main street you have a huge supermarket where you can get everything for breakfast and co. In the evening or in the morning a few laps in the pool, yes you can call it not only pool, to swim, completes the day. We rented the very new scooter of the two for an absolutely fair price. SC Galle is also a perfect base for exploring the beaches (including Jungle Beach, Unawatuna, Hikkuduwa). The sunset at the temple next door completes the evening. Greetings and a big thank you!

    Alina2019-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Jacky & Igmar is a couple I like very much. They are kind, make sure you're having a good stay, and available at any time. They have been living in Sri Lanka for a very long time, so no doubt they know they way around, local customs and history. Room pricing is very reasonable. The entire place is very clean, and the room gets cleaned every day, which is superb. One feature that you won't find anywhere else: the long swimming pool, which can be used pretty much any time of the day. To move around, the best is to rent their bran new affordable scooter, or if on tight budget, use the mobile app "Pick Me" to call a tuck tuck and/or taxi. It's cheap.

    Adriano2019-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    Gratings for everyone, My place is very calm and beautiful place to stay.it is a small village call oapatha in galle city.only 7Km far from galle bus station and railway station.Near to the commercial areas like Karapitiya,Galle fort and only 20 Minuets to Unawatuna. This is a perfect place to spend a lovely time in a quiet environment
    My place is perfect for couple who love to enjoy in a quite place without disturbs
  • This is the best house in which we lived in Sri Lanka, great hosts, great views, birds sing. To the beach 10 minutes by bike, all the necessary shops . If you plan to stay in a galle, then only in this apartment.

    Мария2020-04-16T00:00:00Z
  • Pradeep is an excellent host who will is always there to help. We stayed for 2 months and we had several dinners with his family. They are very welcoming and hospitable. We were able to meet his newly born daughter and really be apart of Sri Lankan culture. His parents are wonderful and live in the property adjacent to apartment. Frequently they would bring round hoppers and other snacks which made us feel very welcome. Would highly recommend for a authentic Sri Lankan village experience.

    Lewis2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Peaceful and private, lovely little spot with beautiful views of the rice land and jungle. An abundance of birds and wildlife and very gracious hosts. All amenities work well and Galle and Hikkaduwa are accessible by scooter. We enjoyed our stay so much we extended...twice!

    Sarah2019-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed for 2 weeks at Pradeep's place and everything was just great. Clean, quite, close to the road, hosts are very friendly and helpful.

    Yulia2019-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • Pradeep’s place was amazing and looked exactly like in the pictures. Situated about 20 minutes away from Galle Fort, the village was a peaceful respite to come home to after a busy day. He rented his scooter to us so we never felt the distance was too far, and enjoyed the independence it gave us. During the 6 nights we stayed, we thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in the large and comfortable bed with the AC on, cooking breakfast in the fully-stocked kitchen, and relaxing on the couch in the evenings to watch some TV. From the beginning Pradeep was very responsive and helpful. We highly recommend the Freedom Apartment.

    Lisa2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Freedom Apartment was awesome. Pradeep and his family showed the most extreme degree of hospitality! They always helped in resolving issues and they made our stay in Galle really enjoyable. On one of the wonderful days, the Pradeep family cooked us a delicious Lankan dinner. It was wonderful! The road from the apartments to the city center takes some time (15 minutes on a moped), but this is a huge advantage because it made our evenings quiet and peaceful. The balcony offers a beautiful view of the tropical garden, all amenities are in excellent condition, the king-size bed is really comfortable. Highly recommend!

    Kseniya2019-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Pradeep, a great host and a great guy! He met us in person. He answered any questions and helped us. The apartments are in excellent condition and fully correspond to the photos. There are all-AC, fans, washing machine, toaster, stove, kettle, microwave, oven. The bathroom had hot water and it's great! Perfect cleanliness throughout the apartment and pleasant smell. The view from the balcony to the green meadow where cows graze is very beautiful. We needed a scooter and he provided us with his own at a super price. When we needed a transfer to the train station of Halle, early in the morning, his father took us in a tuk tuk. It was excellent. We will miss our stay at Pradeep.

    Владимир2019-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed in apartments for 10 days. I would like to thank Pradeep for his efforts and desire to help the guests. A room on the second floor of the house, on the first floor - a small shop. The owners live in the house next door and always come to the rescue promptly if you need something. The house is located far from the beach, but Pradeep rented us his scooter for a good price, so we moved easily. Around the house is silence and nature, chipmunks run, monitor lizards, birds sing. Very beautiful view from the balcony on the palm trees and the meadow, where several cows graze. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking, including a microwave and grill. There is hot water, which is not often found in Sri Lanka, and a washing machine. Air conditioning is working properly. In general, we are very pleased with our stay here. I just want to wish Pradeep to pay more attention to cleaning and changing towels.

    Evgenii2018-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

    The Unit consisting 2 AC rooms is situated at a walking distance to the Teaching Hospital & to the Ruhuna Medical Faculty Karapitiya,Galle .The pantry is equipped with all facilities including microwave,gas stove & a fridge.Towels & bed linen are provided .The bathrooms comes with a washing machine & hot water.This is ideally suits for Medical/ Elective students .Guests can reach Dutch Fort/Galle & Unawatuna with in 10/15 minutes from a TukTuk /Scooter. Supermarket is available at 200m away.
    This place is situated in a very peaceful area surrounded by plants & trees.This Apartment is well enough for 3 person.It has two bed rooms with King size beds. Rooms have Air Condition facility .Guests has to pay an additional charge of USD 5 per day per room if they avail AC facility.A large living room with a modern pantry with all facilities such as gas cooker,toaster,coffee maker & electric water heater ,microwave & a toaster are available . Wifi router will be provided & guests have to top up for internet directly from the service provider .A large bathroom with a hot water shower & a sink is available.In addition a fully automatic washing is available at the unit for guests.A small verandah is also available out side with some chairs facing a small garden.The Apartment is also located at very close to the Galle International College & Thomas Gall School. Pre paid WiFi router can be provided for internet & guests have to top up same to avail the service
    Most of the neighbors are professionals working at Teachings Hospital & Ruhuna Medical Faculty.Guests do not have any problems with neighbors.Cargills Super Market, P & S Restaurant ,AFC Resturant & Bank ATM’s are situated at a walking distance. The Apartment is also located at very close to the Galle International College & Thomas Gall School.
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    Gerda2020-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and homely place, 10 minutes walk to Karapitiya hospital and 15mins drive to Galle. You have everything you need in the apartment. Very peaceful area. Mr.Ranjith and his wife are excellent people, very kind and helpful. Highly recommended .

    Lakshi2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Rajitha is an amazing host. Always quick to respond and very accommodating of any requests. This airbnb is great value for money with the location being close to the Karapitiya hospital as well as Unawatuna (great surf spot) and Galle town itself. The accommodation is spacious and tidy with all necessary amenities in place. Would highly recommend this airbnb to anyone travelling to Karapitiya.

    Yohan2019-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We lived in a comfortable two room apartment with a big living kitchen area. Well equipped and very clean. They have an aircondition and hot water. The gas cooker and the fridge gave us the independence to stay some days longer. The house with a small garden is situated in galle town in a very quiet area but only 15 minutes to the beach with tuk tuk. The host was very helpful, polite and the communication was perfect. We highly recommend this casa44 and for sure we come back.

    Rob2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • rajitha himself and his place are just awesome! the place is really nice and clean and you have everything you need. even before we arrived he helped us organzing our trip from the airport to his place and gave us important and very helpful tips. he welcomed us in the middle of the night with a coconut drink;) if you have any questions on what to do or where to get something he was always reachable and replies instantly. he organises everything you ask for or tells you who you can go to. we have been traveling a lot but he is defenetly one of the greatest hosts we have had! so all in all the place is 100% recommendable!

    Katharina2018-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Rajitha is an exceptional host who promptly responded to all my queries professionally. I booked this place because my sister was allocated to sit her medical exams at Medical Hospital next door to the venue. He was very supportive during the booking, helped my parents and my sister with the check in and accomodation. His assistance and exceptional service helped my sister relax and focus on her exams. I would highly recommend anyone book his places via air BnB

    Nabeel2018-04-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very lucky to be booked to this brand new house! The landlord is particularly good, because I come alone, take special care of me, add a micro channel after booking to keep in touch, give me a lot of help. Meticulous, caring, meticulous, responsive. Specifically for me to install a water heater! I arrived early in the day Galle, he not only allowed me to check in, but also drove to the station to pick me up and take me to the nearby supermarkets and restaurants to buy food! The next morning brought me to the ancient city sunrise! Super touched! The house is great, clean and tidy. All equipment is brand new! And super complete! There are refrigerators, kitchen utensils and seasoning, you can buy seafood back cooking. The environment is quiet, there are many plants, there are a variety of birds and squirrels! Convenient transportation, 7-8 minutes walk to supermarkets, restaurants, banks and bus stops. Take the bus to the ancient city about 15 minutes. Cost-effective house! highly recommended! Loved this place! Amazing stay! It was very lucky for me to book Rajitha's new house! I booked for 3 days and extended to 6 as it was so great! Everything was new and clean here. The kitchen has enough basics to do some cooking I really appreciated for that. And the house was private, this is very good. A bus to town is within short walking distance, as well as a supermarket. Rajitha was extremely warm, considerate and helpful. I definitely enjoyed my stay and truly recommended Rajitha and his wonderful family.

    Lizzie2018-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Karapitiya , Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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