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“Paradise”
Review of Leijay Resort

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Leijay Resort
Ranked #32 of 125 Galle B&B and Inns
Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Paradise”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

My wife and I had visited Sri Lanka some 30 odd years ago and at that time did the usual tour/beach holiday. This time we wanted something a bit different, more relaxing and maybe more authentic - Leijay Resort gave us exactly that - and more. They organised us a "pick-up" at Colombo airport which was great and from the moment we stepped out of the car and into the resort we were treated like royalty. Our room was very clean, comfortable and spacious with AC and a fan. The bathroom was more than adequate. Yvonne (the owner) was really friendly and her team of staff couldn't do enough to make our stay so memorable. Dinesh is always on hand to drive you pretty much where ever you want to go - Galle, Unawatuna beach, jungle beach and Marissa (to go whale watching) to name but a few locations. Don't bother thinking you can walk down to Galle - it might only take around 15 minutes in the Tuk Tuk but believe me, to try and remember which roads he uses is almost impossible!! Previous reviews don't seem to make it clear about the meal facilities at Leijay - in all honesty the menu for lunches and main meals is exceptional with a great variety to cater for all tastes - and its all home cooked, there's plenty of it and above all it was delicious. The grounds of Leijay are beautiful and the pool offers a pleasant dip when the going gets too hot! All in all we could fully recommend Leijay and we shall definitely be returning. A massive thanks to all at Leijay - keep up the great work!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend recently spent 2 nights at Leijay Resort. The resort is immaculate from its beautiful gardens to the room itself. The staff were very friendly and did anything for you. They have their own tuk tuk which we used everyday to get to Galle Fort. This takes 15mins and is reasonably priced, they even came to pick us up on an evening. Overall we would recommend this resort and we would stay again.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

A retreat from the city chaos, this place provides authentic colonial bungalows in a tropical garden setting. Service is gentle and respectful. We liked it so much we came back and used it as our base. Yvonne and her team have married Sri Lankan hospitality with tranquility amidst a homely and exotic setting. Don't miss this !

  • Stayed November 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We were tempted by the excellent reviews into trying Leijay Resort and we were not disappointed! Leijay is the most beautiful place with gorgeous gardens, lovely pool, fantastic rooms - very comfy bed, and the best service I have ever come across - it is thoughtful and attentive without being pushy and in your face. Dinesh deserves special mention and his tuktuk skills are beyond reproach. Thank you everyone for a lovely stay and see you soon.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We had a wonderful stay here for to nights. It's a 400 rupee tuk tuk ride to galle fort, and has beautiful gardens. The common areas and amenities are excellent, and it's an oasis from the hustle and bustle outside. Rooms were clean, spacious and well-priced.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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manchester, England
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We originally intended to stay here for several nights at the end of our holiday but instead, because of the cost,chose to stay at the Dunes in Unawatuna. After three days we couldn't stand it any more so for our final night we reserved a room at Leijay. It far exceeded all our expectations. The room was extremely comfortable, and the verandah - really an open air room - so relaxing. The food, both breakfast and dinner was served on the verandah and was plentyful and very tasty. Then there's the gardens. As someone who has spent a fair part of his career in horticulture and parks and gardens management I can say without hesitiation that the gardens are jaw droppingly wonderful - you really must see them for yourselves. Super staff, brilliant service, the very best place we stayed at in the South. A bit more pricy than we would normally expect to pay but boy, was it worth it!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I had an opportunity to stay at this fabulous breath taking resort. Unimaginable as it was like home awayfrom hhome. Friendliness and polite staff offered me and family every thing upto my entire satisfaction.
I must thank madam yvonne and staff for their efforts and commitment.
I recommend any traveller who wish have a happy days in Sri Lanka to stay at leijay and see the difference.

I wish this resort to grow further up in the hospitality industry.

Welldone and keep the flag fly
Captain Rohan Lelwala

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Leijay Resort
Address: 43 A/B New Lane | Madawalamulla, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 125 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Leijay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ten minutes from Galle Fort, in a quiet and peaceful location, we have 3 villas and an apartment with 15 rooms altogether. There is a beautiful outdoor pool, tropical gardens, large verandas and a gazebo to add to your stay. Each room has a flat screen TV and a DVD player. The TVs have a USB port so you can bring in your own movies. Free movies are available at the reception. There is an AC in every room and all bathrooms are fitted with hot showers. Free wireless is available in the rooms and throughout the property. Airport pick and drop is available. A van and three-wheeler is also available to take guests around to the historic Galle Fort and the Unawatuna beach. ... more   less 
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