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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2012

This place was to be our "one bit of luxury" and it certainly was! The photos don't lie - the small private beach, whilst not really suitable for sitting out on (the decking at the bottom of the pool floats above the sand providing a great alternative) does play host to some of the most beautiful strolls I've ever taken...

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5Thank mridrid
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2012 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon tour. It was by far the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka. The location is stunning. The pool is beautiful & beach walks are lovely here. We didn't mind not swimming in the sea as the pool was so nice. The service here is impeccable. Staff are helpful, curious & provide...

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3Thank Sparelaxed
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 28 August 2012

The villa is made up of rooms one beside the other, all facing out onto a verandah with your own table, leading onto the garden, pool and the sea. Unfortunately you cant swim in the sea at this point as there is coral, but you have the lovely pool. A beautiful secluded setting. Service and food is brilliant quality and...

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3Thank Sy S
Yorkshire
Reviewed 5 August 2012

We spent 5 nights in this wonderful, peaceful enclave just outside Galle, having travelled for 8 days around sri lanka. We had saffron villas which were spacious and well appointed, with a fantastic bathroom anbd comfortable beds. The staff were all wonderful. The pool and grounds were fabulous and quiet, and the views to the beach and sea were lovely....

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2Thank harold59
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Two night stay - we had the two Cinnamon Villas Sitting on the sofa gazing through the sea mist at the sea was our favourite pastime - very relaxing Small resort with real character Service was excellent - attentive but not overbearing Had a superb seafood dinner - we're from HK so we kow what fresh is when it comes...

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3Thank Turista42
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2012

This is certainly a picture book beach front setting with beautiful grounds and pool. The Saffron rooms are spacious with large open air bathrooms and a private terrace for eating meals and just chilling. Staff were polite and attentive. We did try the food but it was a bit too westernised for our taste so we ended up going into...

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2Thank bfgmiket
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed here for two nights with our four teenage sons and just loved it. Right on the ocean it had everything going for it from the spacious rooms to the guesthouse feel with the incredibly attentive and friendly staff. After traveling across the island and experiencing a range of accommodation this was the best in our holiday. Even the...

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3Thank 2481john
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2012

We stayed at Apa Villas in Thalpe for 5 nights. The ocean right on our doorstep. I have stayed in some beautiful places in my time, in Bali, Thailand, England , France and in Australia, but this place beats them all. The attentiveness of the staff, the service, the food, the surroundings and the villas themselves. The atmosphere is relaxed...

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4Thank PHILnBRON
london
Reviewed 30 April 2012

We stayed at the Apa Villas for 4 nights at the end of our 2 week holiday and loved every minute of it. We had a very comfortable 2 room family suite (Saffron suite 6) with an enormous bathroom and private terrance where we ate all our meals. The terrace was adjacent to a large water feature and the kids...

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7Thank davemorrison
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our bedroom was spacious with mosquito netting and air con. The bathroom was enormous and all was kept clean and tidy. The grounds are fantastic with the sight and sound of the Indian Ocean just a few yards away. The food is of a high quality...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have three distinct stylish bungalows facing the beach front and swimming pool. All rooms except for Cinnamon Suite 2, face the ocean and lovely coconut fringed ground. Cinnamon 1 is linked to Cinnamon 2 garden- facing suite through an adjoining door, ideal for a family with several children or a group of friends. Cinnamon 1, 2 and 3 have exceptional one double bed and one single bed sleeping arrangement under a giant mosquito net. Suitable for a couple with child. Cardamom 4 and 5 are located in the centre a few steps to the lovely pool. Each suite has a separate sitting lounge indoors and outdoors. Saffron 6 and 7 are the most luxurious suites with its own sitting lounge and private verandah. Both suites are separated by a walkway across a fish pond. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and with ceiling fans in all areas. The beach in front is not swimmable but good enough for dips and long strolls along the shoreline. We are about 15 minutes from Galle town and same distance to our sister villa Illuketia inland plantation mansion. Recently refurbished with new cushion covers and in-room coffee or tea service. Our revamped day and dinner menus are prepared by our experienced chefs. Meals are served in the privacy of your own verandah space. Our English-speaking staff will look after guests and their children with warm, friendly service. No one can resist sitting or lounging on the wooden deck and sandy ramps facing the eternal ocean, sunset or rising moon. Just what is needed for a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apa Villa Thalpe

Address: 78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna, Unawatuna, Galle 80615, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: £112 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apa Villa Thalpe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Apa Villa Thalpe Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#9 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Choose a seafaring rooms, but all rooms are nice , as it is a small boutique style hotel”
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“We were very happy with Saffron 7”
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“We stayed in the Safron villa at the far end; very nice”
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“They are all good, the suites have a nice outside chill out area”
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“Cardoman suites are the most luxurious”
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