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Leijay Resort
Ranked #27 of 160 Galle B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Leijay Resort has very good value accomodations considering the quality of the rooms, the delicous food, and the wonderfull environment with the swimmingpool in the middle of a garden full of trees, flowers, singing birds even nesting under the umbrellas! Staff is very friendly, helpful. It is very easy to travel around with their tuk-tuk. I spent three very relaxing days there, it is so peaceful.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We had a lovely week there in February with our son and daughter in law who live in Shanghai.
Dinesh and his team looked after us so well. Nothing was too much trouble. The gardens were lovely and the team looked after them so well. It was a quiet haven on the edge of Galle

Barry and Anniek Jameson

Room Tip: Looked after very well. Nothing was too much trouble for Dinesh and his team.The garden area is real...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed here for 2 weeks in Jan 2014. It was incredibly relaxing and the excellent staff looked after us with kindness and attention at all times. You actually stay in a large, lovingly cared for beautiful garden, with a surprising amount of wildlife. The resort is located a little way out of Galle but the 10 minute Tuk Tuk ride to the centre can be done in the hotels own vehicle which was always "on call".

Room Tip: Bungalow rooms are best
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

We've started our stay in Sri Lanka already twice in Leijay Resort. It's such a perfect place to relax! The garden around the hotel is so beautiful and as Leijay is not situated next to the main road, you do not get any traffic noise, just the voices of nature...perfect! The pool is clean and really well kept, our children enjoyed that really a lot. And so did the grown-ups...:) Food is really good, too. And all the team of Leijay is such a nice and highly professional---thank you, Dilini, thank you, Dinesh, thank you, everybody! Thank you, Yvonne! We hope to come back!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Quiet, clean and serene with great service and friendly staff. High quality all around, rooms and garden top notch (especially compared to normal SL level). Only drawback is nothing within walking distance. 10 min charming tuktuk ride to Unawatuna beach.

Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

- Beautiful gardens make up a tropical oasis of calm with swimming pool
- air conditioned rooms and verandah to eat breakfast
- VERY friendly and accomodating staff. Nothingwas too much trouble (did our washing for us and returned it the same day, Dinesh got up at 5am in the morning to take us to our boat in Marissa for whale watching (we saw several whales, dolphins, flying fish!!)
- Good value accomodation and good and varied food offered
- Leijay has a Tuk Tuk and will drop you off in Galle and pick you up when you want to return. They also recommend other nearby places of interest, good beaches etc and take you to any of these for a small and very reasonable charge. We were very impressed and will return.

Room Tip: All rooms are good with a verandah (containing comfortable rocking chairs, sunbeds, normal chairs) w...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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Additional Information about 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 #27 of 160 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range: £25 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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