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“Fantastic villa in most romantic setting”

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Jetwing Kurulubedda
Ranked #2 of 131 Speciality Lodging in Galle
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Fantastic villa in most romantic setting”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

The resort only consists of two villas, which are inside a small jungle and mangrove forest. You have to register at the Jetwing Lighthouse location and from here it's 10 minutes drive to Kurulubedda.

Each villa has a private pool down stairs and upstairs is the room with bath room and a large balcony. It feels like a luxurious tree house. You can see all kind of animals from your balcony, we even saw a few monkeys.

The villa is nice and clean with a very nice bathroom. Although perfect, they have to pay attention to the details like broken lamps at the pool but this is being picky.
The pool is very small but nice to cool down. There are sun beds in the garden and you can enjoy the view with a nice warm or cold drink.

There is a private chef for the two villas. He cooked for us and it was the best food we had in Sri Lanka. He can cook what ever you want. The break fast was also fantastic and more then we could handle.

The staff is very friendly and made us feel more then welcome. Even for our 2,5 year old son it was a very nice stay.

If you want you can go with a small private boot through the mangrove forest to the Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel. We enjoyed this and at the other hotel had a cocktail while looking out over the ocean. What a perfect stay.

This was really for us a once in a lifetime experience. It's more then 5* and we highly recommend this location, especially for couples!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Jetwing Kurullubeddha is absolutely lovely! It is made of two stand alone rooms built on an elevation on the outskirts of a small village. Rooms offer all mod cons and are large. Lovely bathrooms and there is a big outside lounge where we chose to have our breakfast was lovely for reading and relaxing.

The views and enchanting environment that the Jetwing website describes is perhaps a little exaggerated but Kurullubeddha is private, secluded and has great service. They have a quaint little garden in which they grow their vegetables, and their chef Nandana was a delight to chat to, and he was always willing to make us whatever we fancied. Excellent food.

The plunge pool on the bottom floor of our room didnt look very inviting, and naturally there were a few frogs in it that looked very much at home. These are things that cant be avoided when you are outdoors so we didnt mind. Plus the fantastic Unawatuna beach is a 5 minute drive from the hotel.

The approach road is a little steep and there is no parking but the hotel arranged for us to park at Lighthouse. Probably a good idea to ask the hotel itself to sort out the known tuk tuk chap if you will be wondering around at night as this is a village, and a little inland.

I would love to return sometime.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Awesome setup with private chalets, Excellent location, Quiet & Private. The food provided from Light-house hotel is excellent

Pros : Location, Food, Service, Price
Cons : Not too many chalets available at the moment

Room Tip: One of the best locations for an romantic get away.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

The Kurulubedda is the most unusual place I have ever stayed in. Surrounded by nature,fireflies,monkeys and exotic birds-sleep at night amidst the sounds of the rain forest. The guys who look after you are amazing-Pathi,the chef,Roshan, the manager and Saman and Mogane. The boat trip is a must. I saw 20 plus varieties of birds and 6 monkeys and water monitors. Pathi is a fantastic cook-his Sri Lankan curry the best. I travelled on my own ,having been working for a few days in Colombo and could not have received better treatment and kindness.. You also have full use of the Jetwing lighthouse hotel too for the full beach pool and spa experience. So the best of both worlds,plus chanting from the Buddhist temple,hymns from the church and the Islamic call to prayer.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

We found about "Kurulubedda" by chance when me and my wife were looking for a weekend getaway. At first we were bit unsure about the place but as soon as we were at the hotel we realize how lucky we were to come to Kurulubedda.
In short Kurulubedda is one of the best places if you want to spend some quality relaxing time with lot of privacy (No wonder the guest book is filled with great complements from Honeymoon couples)
Food :
For me and my wife the food was perfect (Not sure if this will true for everyone but if you want a full buffet meal you only have to take a 5 min drive to the jetwing Light House hotel - We went there only for lunch)
The Room :
Sleep quality was perfect and the room is more than enough for a couple but you have to make sure to keep the doors shut specially during the evening because of the mosquitoes.
Plunge Pool:
really nice..clean and filled with cool water. perfect to have a dip after spending some time in the beach (We went to the beach neat the Jetwing Light house hotel) .But not temperature regulated. So this will be good if you only prefer a nice cold bath
Staff:
One of the best (Actually the best we ever met in a hotel in Sri Lanka). There are only 4 of them and apart from the chef everyone do everything at the hotel. Our room boy/personal assistant/Butler "Saman" was really good with my DSLR camera. And because of him we were able to get some really nice couple photos. The staff was really friendly and tried to full fill all our needs best they can. And when we were about to leave the hotel I found out that they even gave a free car wash to remove some mud stains in the car, So huge thank goes to the staff

Conclusion: Definitely we will go back

Room Tip: If you want privacy in the plunge pool go for the villa 2
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Kurulubedda, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive comments on Trip Advisor. At Jetwing Kurulubedda it is something extremely unique and serene that a guest experiences from the moment they walk in. It is a completely different experience from what is the norm in Galle, Sri Lanka. Upon arriving at Jetwing Kurulubedda you are surrounded by plants and diverse bird life.

I am happy you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. The service we provide is very personalized to go hand in hand with the cozy and intimate feel of the property. I am glad you enjoyed the facilities including the plunge pools, the food, and also the service which we have high expectations of as in a small property like this can be the deciding factor of whether a guest leaves satisfied or not so satisfied. I will pass your compliments on to the entire team.

Thank you again for recommending us this highly, and we look forward to seeing you back at Jetwing Kurulubedda in the future.

Sincerely,
Robert Claesson
General Manager
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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

A different aspect of one's experience in Galle.. Usually, when Galle is thought of, it is just the beach, but Kurulubedda with the flexibility allowed to have meals and use the pool at Lighthouse just gives another meaning to the otherwise "beach only" experience Galle gives..

When you are at Kurulubedda, you would not feel that you are in Galle.. It feels like you are taken to a another part of Sri Lanka.. The property is down a narrow road just opposite Lighthouse and the best part is that until you get inside the property, you would not feel the wilderness, as the entrance and all is just normal and nothing grand..

Apart from the beauty of the nature, the most important feature at Kurulubedda is the staff, Sujith and Saman.. They make the beautiful location full of hospitality.. Sujith definitely cooks really tasty meals and did not fail to live up to the expectations, as expected in the previous reviews here..

The food at both Kurulubedda and Lighthouse was really great and the stay at Kurulubedda was so relaxing.. The plunge pool at the bottom level of the deck was another heavenly experience!

Since we got a good rate under the Room Rush promotion, it was definitely Value for Money too!

I would end this by saying "A MUST for Honeymooners"! However one day is not sufficient to enjoy fully..

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Kurulubedda, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Dear Guest,

Jetwing Kurulubedda is a very different property to the other accommodation options you will find in Galle, in the South of Sri Lanka. When you walk in to Jetwing Kurulubedda, you are greeted by the group of associates we have based at the property to provide the best service to suit your need, and also the vast amount of green that seems to stretch as far as your eyes can see. It is a very important part of what we are doing at Jetwing Kurulubedda and the nature that surrounds it is a vital part of bringing this completely unique concept together.

I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Sujith and Saman, as they are a very vital part of the property and how satisfied a guest is when they leave. I am pleased that you were able to enjoy their services and food provided by them, and it is no doubt one of the most frequent compliments we receive. This setting and environment we have created is an ideal location for honeymooners and couples to come and completely get away and spend time with each other.

I also would like to thank you for recommending us so highly on Trip Advisor, and I hope to see you back at Jetwing Kurulubedda in the future.

Sincerely,
Robert Claesson
General Manager
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

this place is a bird sanctuary where there are only two private villas with privates pools..
here we had our private butler and chef who made awesome food for us..
u see flowers of different sorts and its complete nature.
u come to this place either by car or by a motor boat which drops u off at the dock of the villa itself... the river as many species but not dangerous one... we even got to see night crabs and water lizard in the area near our villa ...
but do carry mosquito replant there as u will be needing it at night when u sit outside...
the nature is at its best here...
kids are not allowed here due to the sanity of the place but if ur kid is well behaved and u take the responsibilty then they do allow too..
we had our 5 year old daughter with us who enjoyed this place more than us as she was so close to the nature plus the private pool was a bonus to her...
if u stay in galle then this is the place provided u love nature and not not much night life just for a night...

Room Tip: both the villas are the same so dosnt make a difference...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Kurulubedda, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Dear Guest,

Jetwing Kurulubedda is a truly unique property where nature is blended in to the experience a guest is bound to have. The property is surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna, and is a great place to spend time to get away from the busy city life. The many varieties of birds that can be found on the property and the surrounding areas have also made it a very popular with guests who frequent the property for just that reason.

The team here is put in place to provide individualized service to each and every one of our guests who visit Jetwing Kurulubedda. I am glad you were able to enjoy the hospitality extended by them. The secluded villas, blended in with the nature and personalized service is an ideal location for travelers who are looking to see a different side to Galle, and indulge themselves in extreme relaxation.

I would also like to thank you for taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor and I appreciate your comments very much. Please do feel welcome to come back to Jetwing Kurulubedda when you travels bring you to Galle, Sri Lanka.

Sincerely,
Robert Claesson
General Manager
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Property: Jetwing Kurulubedda
Address: Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 131 Speciality Lodging in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Jetwing Kurulubedda 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a boat ride along a quiet rivulet that leads up to Jetwing Kurulubedda, a scenic refuge in the coastal city of Galle that lies tucked away amidst lush greenery. Lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity of a tropical paradise and enjoy your very own contemporary luxury villa complete with a private plunge pool. ... more   less 
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