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Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure
Ranked #2 of 60 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful colonial hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely two night stay at Tamarind Hill. It is a little outside of the fort, about 5 minutes by tuk tuk but this is no problem and it provides a peaceful and beautiful refuge away from the busy fort area. The hotel is boutique and luxurious, with only ten rooms which face onto a central grassy area. The rooms are huge as are the bathroom and amazing quality at this price. The breakfast similarly is huge! The pool area is gorgeous and service is exceptional, they cannot do enough for you and love hearing about your day in Galle and your life. Special mention to Gayan who was very helpful and charming! We ate at the hotel both nights of our stay as it is very good value compared to overpriced places in the fort area, I highly recommend the rice and curry, at 750 rupees it is absolutely delicious and a steal in such a beautiful setting. Stay here, you won't regret it!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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TamarindHill, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear Guest

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Tamarind Hill and thank you for taking the time to review us.
Glad you enjoyed the service standards and food at the hotel.

I will most definitely share your review with Gayan for a job well done..
Thank you..
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

There are no words to describe it... The hotel is inside a old colonial house, perfectly renewed and really luxurious. The staff is very nice and helpful, and makes you feel like a king and queen. The room is very spacious and luxurious, but still it seems like you are a couple of centuries ago. Wonderful garden for breakfast ( delicious! ) and swimming pool

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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TamarindHill, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your excellent review. We as a hotel strive hard to make our guests feel truly special during their stay.

We are glad you loved your stay at the Tamarind Hill and we look forward to welcoming you back soon..
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We arrived in Galle, intending only to stay one night. We were lucky and got two rooms at the Tamarind Hill, and stayed as long as we could! Just fabulous. It's just outside the town, so very quiet and peaceful. The rooms are gorgeous, lovely old furniture, huge beds and lots of hot water in the huge bathrooms. Very clean and comfy.
The food was fantastic, best prawn olio aglio ever. My daughter has a nut allergy and the staff were very helpful making sure she ate the right things. We ate out on the lawn every night, just magical.
The pool is lovely, surrounded by flowers and plants. If you are very quiet, large fluffy monkeys come and sit in the tree above you, and watch you watching them.
Galle is five minutes away in a tuktuk, and the beach just a few hundred yards. Not tempted by the beach, as the pool is so lovely.
Will definitely come back and stay again.
Thank you Nishantha Gamage the general manager (for finding rooms for us for three nights) Mano, one of the two superb chefs, and all the staff who were so charming.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank midnightmid
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TamarindHill, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Guest

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and even choose to extend.

We are glad that we met your expectations and hopefully exceeded them in terms of service, food and the property itself..

We and the team at Tamarind Hill look forward to welcoming you once again to the hotel.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I stayed there with friends for 2 nights . The room was lovely... being at the end of the verandah we had two private seating areas. Everything we needed was available. The staff were particularly accommodating even bringing in items not on the menu just because we asked! The calm and inviting atmosphere is certainly conducive to a lovely peaceful break away from the cities. The town as well is lovely with quaint shops and small quiet streets. Great meals, great staff in a beautiful setting. What more can one ask for?

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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TamarindHill, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Guest

We thank you for your great review.

Glad you enjoyed our service standards and sorry for not having the items you requested on our menu in the first place.

Thanking you again ..
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Bahrain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Stayed 2 nights during our short vacation and really enjoyed the quiet stay at this affordable hotel. The staff were very friendly and always there to assist when needed. I think the culinary was second to non and no doubt real value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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TamarindHill, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
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We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Tamarind Hill and we thank you for your great comments..
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Bengaluru, India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Spent 4 days at The Tamarind Hill Resort in the month of June with My Wife. I must say that it is one of the most memorable holidays we have ever had. Quiet Place, Ideal resort if you want some privacy. The Staff were very helpful right from the moment we checked in.
The Manager Nishanth gave us a free upgrade to a poolside villa ,considering it was our first wedding anniversary. Staff Gayan and Chameera made us feel at home. They gave special attention to all our needs.The boat ride along the river right behind the resort is a must. Excellent food at a very affordable price unlike other luxury resorts. They have an excellent chef who spoiled us for choice. We were treated with some of the best Sri Lankan Dishes and other type Of Cuisine of our choice.
Will definitely stay at Tamarind Hill every time we go to Galle.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roshan_Deepika
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TamarindHill, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear Guest

We are glad you chose Tamarind Hill for your accommodation during the period of your first wedding anniversary.

Glad you enjoyed the food and the services of our staff.
We look forward to welcoming you back at the Tamarind Hill soon.
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Late in writing this review as we stayed in February 2014. On arrival we were upgraded to the biggest hotel suite we have ever stayed in! We had a massive bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and two verandas. One was huge, overlooking the front of the hotel with an amazing view of the sunset it went down over the coconut trees . The moment was augmented by some amazing G&T's! The other veranda overlooked the back of the hotel and we were able to enjoy part of our meal there before descending down to the outside dining area. The menu was exceptional and the food and presentation along with the service was impeccable. It was the last day of our tour in Sri Lanka and we regretted that we had not booked to stay longer. It is incredibly, relaxed and quiet and the service amazingly efficient whilst being totally unobtrusive. We enjoyed the pool, gardens and the wonderful buildings which all added to the calm and chilled atmosphere. One of the best hotels we have stayed in.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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TamarindHill, Asia Leisure Team at Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear Guest

We thank you very much for your amazing comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Our food remains one of our strong points and I will most definitely share your review with our Food and Berverage staff for a job well done..
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Property: Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure
Address: No 288 Galle Road | Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Tamarind Hill)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Galle
#2 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#4 Business Hotel in Galle
#6 Family Hotel in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built over 250 years ago, Tamarind Hill, Galle is a magnificent colonial manor house. Today it is a Small Luxury Hotel of the World. Marvellous living is defined in each of the ten spacious rooms & two grand suites, with a great selection of antiques. Suites offer a private balcony and exclusive butler service. Modern ingredients sit side by side with history ... In-room dining, complimentary wifi, LED screen TV's and more. Tamarind Hill's exquisite dining, signature treatments at the spa, a secluded infinity pool and the Gini Ganga river that flows by, are all part of fine pleasures here. ... more   less 
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