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“Superb.”
Summerhut and swimming pool in the ocean front garden
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Summerhut and swimming pool in the ocean front garden
The beach in front of the villa
Walking on the beach
Children playing on the beach
Yoga session on the beach at the villa
Breakfast
Beach side garden
Lunch in the summerhut
Garden with swimmingpool
Bathroom
Bedroom
Veranda
Wedding at the villa
Bride and broom on the beach at the villa
Wedding celebration at the villa
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9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
Pitiwella, Galle District, Southern Province

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Excellent - based on 74 reviews
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SuhaC3
Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb.”
Reviewed 15 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
person found this review helpful

It was an excellent location. The food was superb. And the staff absolutely phenomenal as only Sri Lankans can be.

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Management Response
16 Jan 2017
Thanks for your review . Also the staff was very happy having you and your family at the villa . Always welcome .
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alisonmoo...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect place to relax with a big party”
Reviewed 11 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This was perfect for a family holiday of all ages. The location is brilliant and the beach very unspoiled with lots of fishing and other interesting things to enjoy - particularly the Mohitos in the Reggae Bar! Yasinta is a brilliant cook and with her team looked after us so well - able to cater to everyone's desires. Superb curries down to chocolate cake! The villa is well equipped for a large party and has space as well as facilities to make it really enjoyable.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jan 2017
Thanks for your lovely review . Happy to read you enjoyed your stay at our villa .
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Tjs333
Romsey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Relaxing break away with friends”
Reviewed 12 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We wanted a villa for a group of 10 friends to have a short break, this villa was just perfect for that, as there was plenty of space for us to enjoy time together around the table enjoying beautifully cooked meals, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, whatever you wanted, they catered for. The villa is set overlooking the beach which was wonderful, we all went for several walks along the beach every day.
The staff looked after us very well, whatever we wanted they sorted, without being in the way. I would definitely recommend this to friends and would consider returning!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
Dear Guest , nice to read you enjoyed your stay that much .
Always welcome to The Old Lady at the Sea .

Thanks for writing the review .
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anickcham...
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An excellent place where to have a family reunion”
Reviewed 31 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Our family being spread between Europe, Asia and Oceania, our group of 11 persons (aged from 4 to 70 years) spent 11 very happy days at the Old Lady. Very well located at some 5 km from Galle, the house is next to the sea (which was a little too rough at this time of the year). It is well designed to look after a group such as ours. Privacy but closeness as well. Sandy is a tremendous chef and Saman, the driver, looked after us and our security. It was almost perfect.
The rooms are very comfortable but not luxurious. Some additional help in organising our outings / visits (e.g. to check the opening dates and times) and the availability of a small library would have been appreciated.
Overall, all participants were delighted by the Old Lady at Sea and the friendly, professional staff and we have no hesitation in recommending them. Mille mercis!

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Liked best: Location and staff
Liked least: A little noise from the main road
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
1 Sep 2016
Dear guest , thanks a lot for writing this review , mostly appreciated .
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galina123
Mumbai, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sea face villa with perfect service”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for 4 nights with group of friends, 24 in total. Can not think of to make it better. Best thing: very helpful team, very flexible and reliable. the chef is just great, heavenly tasty food and always with a smile. Thank you Old Lady team for everything!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 May 2016
Thanks for your review .
Always welcome at The Old Lady of the Sea !
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PSK928
Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A jewel in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 21 March 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here for 4 nights in January for a family gathering celebrating a 70th birthday. The place was comfortable for all ages, ranging from 2 to 76 years. The house sits on the beach so you step out onto the sand and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quite roomy. The gazebo was our favorite spot for all to gather for morning tea. Siri and the staff made this feel like home away from home and Ashanti cooked us better Sri Lankan food than we had at any restaurant in town. A terrific stay and would recommend to anyone looking for a place for a large gathering.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Mar 2016
Thanks for the review .
Always welcome at The Old Lady at the Sea !
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Richard M
Marbella, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great holiday villa on the beach!!”
Reviewed 2 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We were a party of 13 staying at the villa for 4 nights to celebrate a 50th birthday ... but our group included both young and more mature adults ... and this was undoubtedly the perfect place in Sri Lanka!

Each with our own private cabin, this was a fantastic villa in a stunning location right on the beach. With outdoor but covered dining for breakfast / dinner and another area beside the pool for evening cocktails and drinks, this villa had everything we were looking for.

All the staff including our own security guard were so friendly and helpful and Siri, the property manager, was always available to help out to arrange transport, buy groceries and drinks and guide us on what to do in the local area.

Simple but comfortable rooms - although we spent most of our time outside in the pool and garden area. Great value for money. Highly recommend this for larger group of friends and family looking to have a holiday to remember.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Mar 2016
Thanks for your review . Very helpful for our future guests .
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