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Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house.
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Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house.
Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house. Main sitting/ lounging space looking out to garden and pool
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Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house.
Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house.
Main sitting/ lounging space looking out to garden and pool
Poolside TV Lounge/ sitting area
Central reception with natural light from overhead skylights.
Fresh exotic tropical flowers for all guests.
Main master-bedroom with King-sized bed.
Poolside dining pavillion which seats up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
Poolside dining pavillion which seats up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
Poolside dining pavillion which seats up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
32 feet long wet edged swimming pool, perfect for cooling dips on hot tropical days and nights.
32 feet long wet edged swimming pool, perfect for cooling dips on hot tropical days and nights.
Master suite with King bed
Master Suite with King Bed
Master suite sitting area
Master suite bathroom
Poolside bedroom with King bed
Poolside room bathroom
Children's Room with Queen bed and 2 single beds
Poolside dining pavillion and lounge area with pool loungers.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Old Clove House, a fully renovated, restored and modernised traditional Sri Lankan house.
Morning tea at the front sitting space.
Fresh flowers from the garden for the house.
Pan seared fillet of snapper with ratatouille and fresh basil from the garden.
Bruschetta, green garden salad, coconut roti and guacamole.
Pan fried fillet of snapper with green mango and papaya salad.
Fruit platter of tropical fruit.
Selection of Sri Lankan curries and sambols with rice.
Tropical fresh fruit platter.
Healthy salad of tomato and rocket with balsamic vinaigrette.
Fresh green garden salad.
Pan-seared medium rare fillet of yellow-fin tuna with deep fried matchsticks of potatoes.
Dewata beach, a calm surfing beach perfect for beginners. Unawatuna and Thalpe Beaches very close by
Pan-seared fillet of snapper with rataouille and garden fresh basil.
Whole oven roasted giant trevally with garden salad.
Pan-seared swordfish with matchstick potatoes, and green garden salad.
Grilled fillet of mahi-mahi with curried lentils and tamarind squid.
Pan friend fillet of trevally with potato curry and Sri Lankan salad of cucumber and onions.
Whole steamed red snapper with ginger, garlic and soy sauce.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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jocusande...
Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderful Hospitality and Colonial Comfort in the Clove House”
Reviewed 8 July 2017 for a stay in February 2015
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We stayed here two years ago and this review is well overdue (!) and we hope the staff are still the same. Our family of 5 ( 3 boys between the ages of 8 - 13 at the time) stayed at the Old Clove House for 5 nights over the Chinese New Year.
On our return home we suffered withdrawal symptoms, missing the wonderful hospitality of the Old Clove House, its owner Tai and his team, headed by Kumara. From the moment we arrived after a rather gruelling trip, Tai and his team looked after us.
Old Clove House is a beautifully renovated plantation house located down a quiet road just off the main strip and within easy walking distance from Widjaja Beach where we swam late afternoons. On arrival and after each daily trip we were welcomed by an "Ayubowan", a cool face towel and sometimes treated to a lime and soda before we entered the acre of lush verdant garden. Each morning and afternoon we were treated to a chorus of monkeys and their jungle antics that added to our enjoyment of the place and the sense of escapism. Given that we arrived during the Cricket World Cup we had bought a cricket set and Tai's staff humoured our children and us by playing late afternoon cricket with the boys each afternoon which was one of their highlights. Old Clove House has all the pros of a 5 star boutique hotel complete with a fabulous chef Cjami and house boys Dinesh and Sahara who kept the house shipshape during our stay. Cjami's western and Sri Lankan food was some of the best we have had during our two trips to Sri Lanka.
The 4 poster beds were a dream to sleep in and the house has enough living spaces to provide a nice place for all to unwind or curl up with a book. The deep pool was also well suited for adults and older children to enjoy. We had another family of 5 who joined us for the final 3 days and the Old Clove House was able to accommodate us very comfortably. Thank you Tai and your team for a wonderful stay.

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