Great food, great staff team, great vibe.
We were lucky enough to be staying at Tisara the week that the owner flew in some celebrity chef called Herman to train the three resident chefs and improve the menu. So we were guinea pigs for some delicious new additions including fresh rock oysters, kingfish with pumpkin mash, green mango and papaya salads and suchi and sashimi yum yum! The resident chefs haven't quite got Herman's flare (I think partly because they were too preoccupied with the Lanka-England test match to inject passion into their cuisine) but they don't do a bad job either. Apparently they are adding a clay oven pizza soon too so if you stay here for too long you’ll be packing on the pounds. We had had a frustrating time of it up in the hill country with standards of service repeatedly disappointing. By contrast the staff at Tisara – from the four dedicated gardeners, the boys who clean your villa and make your beds every day, the guy with a big moustache who gives great massages through to Neil the manager and Anura the owner … were outstanding in terms of cheer and bending over backwards to make our stay relaxed. Our kids loved the place as its so secure they could just roam free in the garden and frolic in the pool all day. We’ll be coming back, and for longer than a week next time as I was just starting to feel like a reformed movie star when we had to hit the highway and head back to our rat race existences.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique hotel with 8 villas set in a lush tropical garden, Tisara Villas is a quiet oasis of tranquility. Only 500 metres form the beach, Tisara Villas offers you a very private and secluded villa for complete relaxation. Very close to Galle, Unawatuna, Thalpe and koggala. Scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, surfing, visits to rain forests, safaris, and other excursions arranged for guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tisara Villas Hotel Koggala
- Tisara Villas Sri Lanka/Koggala