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Reviewed 2 November 2016

amazing place, situated near the koggala lake It has its own security and when your there you are in a world of your own. It is very colonial. It only has 5 rooms or so . within the villa, you have fish areas cooling the place down. The furniture is old and amazing.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

As a family we booked this amazing place for one night. This villa is situated near the koggala lake and I can't explain how amazing this place specially for those who busy all the time and seeking a quite beautiful place to lay down and relax. The garden is green with full of temple trees, coconut trees and many more...

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Thank Sue1114
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Situated on Koggala lake, this old colonial house and grounds are truly stunning. The property retains most of its original features and ridding yourself of technology (coupled with the frequent power outages) really puts you in another century. The wildlife is incredible. We witnessed a fight between a rabbit and monitor lizard while eating our breakfast and the fireflies at...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Only Two downsides on this property . 1 no a/c in rooms and 2 the pool was warm but................if you discard them what a find. This place is amazing . It has its own security and when your there your in a world of your own. It is very colonial. It only has 5 rooms or so . within the...

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Thank bowdenkeith
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 11 November 2015

​Very nice place in koggala.Close the lake.Green environment.Food​s​ was very good.Service is excellent.​Thank ​for ​your kind​ hospitality.Staff is friendly.Boat ride is real experience.Finally i like to say,i recommended "Villamodarawaththa".

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Thank Jayasooriya N
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We made a very last minute reservation at the Villa after our original hotel did a double booking on one of their rooms. We originally wanted to stay at the seaside, but this was even better. This place is so relaxing and calming - it's worth staying a couple of nights, if you're heading south, and getting some rest. It's...

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Thank ClarkaTravels
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

What a beautifully located property! The mornings were most relaxing having the stunning view of the lake & enjoying my cup of coffee. The rabbits in the garden added a fairy like charm to the place too. Staff is well trained & obliging. However we were a bit disappointed with the breakfast - very small portions and had no options...

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Thank Mihiri D
Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

A very small and idyllic place! View to the lake is awesome! The staff has always been friendly and helpful. I like the cool pool but cut myself in my fingers cause the tiles on the floor are very sharp (happened also to my friend). They also offer massages (a guy from Colombo will come for that), didn't tried it...

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Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed there 2 nights and we had the best experience! The view, the staff, the food-everything was great . The ambiance is incredibly peaceful and relaxing... Wish we could stay longer! Galle and all of the must see tourist attractions are super close. You can also walk to the beach from there

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Thank Bianca T
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

This is definetely the place to come of you want some peaceful R&R. The villa is a beautiful and open old building with around 5 rooms, fish ponds, and bunnies running around the garden. Security is higher than I've seen at other places, and they have a guard at the gate who always closes and opens the gate to control...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We take pride in introducing Villa Modarawattha as a Villa of absolute serenity and tranquility. Ideally situated on the banks of the famous Koggala Lake which is home to the historical Madolduwa Island and many other smaller islands such as Cinnamon Island etc; Great writers of the likes of Mr. Martin Wickramasinghe & Sir Leonard Wolfe, onetime Government Agent of Hambantota, would have had more than one reason for writing many stories based on these historical Islands.The Villa itself is a typical Dutch House which is over 150 years old. It has been completely refurnished to retain its original splendour and glamour to blend with the modern times. Consisting of four luxurious bed rooms with en-suite bath & toilet complete with hot & cold running water, four poster beds inclusive of all amenities, adequate fresh air with a very soothing and simple design to create the right atmosphere for a retreat. The guests are pampered by our well trained butlers and are free to relax on the verandas over looking the waters of the Koggala Lake while watching the local fishermen cast their nets and the boats carrying holiday makers to and from the Islands. Dooland de Silva, the once head gardener of the famous Bevis Bawa and now the proud owner of ‘The Breef’ has transformed a scrub jungle into an Eldorado. The lush lawns, the pergolas, the ponds that attract many a species of bird life, paths, and shady corners, all designed to give the Villa a true sense of harmony which makes your stay here very close to nature. Seated watching the sun go down, the birds flutter in the water, sipping a freshly brewed cup of tea or a mock tail would definitely stir your senses. As we take great pride in the Villa, we take even greater pride in our garden, which is the ultimate.Dining at the Villa is an experience. Exotic! A gourmet journey that would leave you mesmerized. Be it a candle lit dinner by the lake or on the veranda, our selection of wines & spirit will complement your food. We have thought of everything, left no stone unturned to create the right ambiance, just for you ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Modarawattha

Address: Madol Duwa Road | Kathaluwa, Koggala, Galle 82104, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Price Range: £47 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Modarawattha 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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