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Villa Don Hendrick

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Pare Gedara Wagegoda, Tangalle 82200 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 232 Speciality lodging in Tangalle
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In the quiet village Wagegoda, at 3 kilometers from Tangalle and in the midst of the paddy fields, a neglected piece of paradise, on a amazing piece of land, surrounded by old palm trees, teak trees and lime trees has been transformed into a Boutique B&B for guests who want to feel “at home” in pure luxury.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Adults only
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bidet
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch
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Sakuntala S wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka21 contributions5 helpful votes
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I have now stayed at Villa Don Hendrick on three occasions. Initially I picked this place as I wanted to avoid crowds (travelling during the pandemic). From that perspective it cannot get any better. The hosts are very careful in the "public" spaces which is essentially the breakfast/dining area which is an open verandah. The staff are masked and gloved and there is sanitiser everywhere and a twice daily temperature check. If you book in they will not give out the other chalets to any other group so one can safely travel in ones bubble. The fact that I was accorded this privilege as a solo traveller was just fantastic and I was incredibly pampered! Hence the next two visits. For travellers from Colombo - its an easy drive on the southern expressway and a few minutes from the Bedigama exit. The rooms are beautifully clean. The gardens manicured. The main house a restored jewel of a place. The pool all to one self. The resident jungle fowl and the peacocks may perhaps be slightly noisy companions but I have come to enjoy them. Two resident much loved pooches do a lazy job of keeping the monkeys at bay. They are both loved and overfed. At the bottom of the garden there is a body of water and if one wakes (in response to the peacocks) the dawn chorus will mesmerise you. Take with you a Helms guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka. Harold and Ralf will on request cook the most delightful 3 course surprise dinner. Breakfast was filling and wonderfully presented. Tangalle is a few minutes away and there are plenty of places to eat out at if that's what you want. The beach, surfing, just evening walks. Excursions if one is desirous of some view of the history of the south again within easy distance. I cannot recommend it more.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Raf Harold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick
Responded 4 May 2021
Dear Saku, Thank you so much for taking your time to write a very kind review and to share your experience of you stay in Villa Don Hendrick with other travelers. It is not easy to travel in these bizarre times of pandemic and feel comfortable during a stay. We are pleased to read that you appreciate all our efforts towards safety & cleanliness and the "travel in one bubble" system which we propose to our guests. It is a great compliment to us that you have already stayed with us three times in a short period of time. We are happy that you share your love for nature with us... there is always something to see in our garden ! Perhaps you didn't see everything jet, so do come back ! We hope to welcome you soon again. Warm regards, Raf & Harold
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copperhill2692 wrote a review Feb 2021
Maidstone, United Kingdom4 contributions
We spent 4 nights at Villa Don Hendrick and felt utterly relaxed from the moment we were welcomed into Raff and Harold’s home, they certainly are “hosts with the most”! The attention to detail was outstanding, from the fresh juice on arrival, beautiful individual villas, the exquisite crockery and delicious breakfast items with a new surprise every day, to the manicured green garden. Nothing was too much trouble and reliable tuk tuk drivers on hand for when you want to venture into Tangalle. The utmost care was taken to ensure a safe stay in this new era of travelling with all touch points sanitised, sealed masks and a new bottle of hand sanitiser in the room. We certainly will be back and would highly recommend this B&B to any couple looking for a relaxed break away from it all. A stay here simply can’t disappoint!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Harold Raf, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick
Responded 24 Feb 2021
Dear Gemma and Stephan, Thank you so must for your very kind words about your experience of your stay in our villa. After months of closure we were excited to be busy again for both of you and to make your stay unforgettable. We are pleased to read that you appreciated our hospitality and our attention to detail. Thanks for mentioning our effort to offer a safe stay. As an approved accommodation by the SLTDA we follow strictly all their guidelines to guaranty a safe and secure stay to all our guests. We hope to welcome you again ! Warm regards, Raf & Harold
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lynsey w wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
We have returned from our first trip to Sri Lanka and spent 5 nights at Villa Don Hendrick. From the minute you enter through the gates you are transported into paradise. The villas are of a very high standard throughout and are decorated beautifully, they also have everything you could possibly need for your stay. The hosts Raf & Harold provide you with impeccable service and make you feel so welcome . The breakfasts & dinners if you wish to dine there in the evening are excellent. We have been fortunate to stay at some beautiful places including The Taj Palace, Mumbai & The Oberoi Taj Mahal, Agra and Don Hendricks is up there with the best, it really is first class. We arrived as guests but feel we left as friends. A huge thank you to Raf, Harold and all the team for such a memorable stay. We are already planning our next trip to Sri Lanka and Villa Don Hendricks is definitely on the itinerary! Lynsey & Steve Wallace
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Harold Raf, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Dear Lynsey and Steve, Wow... to compare us with The Taj Palace and The Oberoi Taj Mahal, it makes us blush ! With our Boutique B&B ( Adult-Only ) the staff and ourself do our best to make it as much as comfortable for our guests. The beautiful surroundings and the sophisticated ambience are a plus and are appreciated by our guests. Despite all the excellent reviews, we remain with our feet on the ground.... Working hard and creating a great holiday for our guests is our goal. Thank you for your appreciation ! We hope to see you again in future. Warm regards, Raf & Harold
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bromboroughroadc2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
Wirral, United Kingdom1 contribution
If you are going to stay anywhere on your trip to Sri Lanka make this your number one pick! We had the pleasure of a 3 night stay here and were simply staggered at the attention to detail,the beauty of the surroundings and the welcome of Harold and Raf. We could not recommend this property any higher and will definitely return. Thanks again gents, Martin + Claire xxx
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Harold Raf, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Dear Claire and Martin, Thank you very much to recommend our villa to other travelers. It was a pleasure for us to host you and we are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back ! Warm regards, Raf & Harold
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Pete Holman wrote a review Mar 2020
Norfolk, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We’re so glad we found Villa Don Hendrick and had a perfect 6 night stay. The gardens are so beautiful, the rooms are lovely, the pool is very inviting but most of all it’s the welcome you receive from the charming owners Harold & Raf. They are such great hosts and can’t do enough to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The breakfasts were very tasty (especially the pancakes!) and they serve dinners every other night which are equally tasty and it’s so special eating on the outside terrace. If you’re in Sri Lanka you must stay here!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Harold Raf, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear Pete and Martin, Thank you so much for your very promising words in your review. When they are written by someone who is also working in hospitality it means a lot for our staff and ourself... a great compliment ! As you know we have no background in hospitality but we like to pamper our guests in a relaxed ambience & making food in a way that we like to be treated when we go on holiday. Thank you for staying in our villa ! We hope to welcome you back. Warm regards, Raf & Harold
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PRICE RANGE
US$140 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceTangalle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Don Hendrick
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Don Hendrick?
Nearby attractions include Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) (3.2 miles), Tangalle Lagoon (2.1 miles), and Tango Dream Tours (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Don Hendrick?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Don Hendrick?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a bidet, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Don Hendrick?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Don Hendrick?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Don Hendrick?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ceylon Excel, Maheshee Home Restaurant, and The Trees Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Don Hendrick?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Don Hendrick have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Don Hendrick offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Don Hendrick?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Don Hendrick?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara (5.7 miles).