We were lucky enough to stay at Templeberg at the end of our 2 week trip to Sri Lanka. I occupied the very comfortable and beautifully furnished villa. My 2 daughters occupied the equally beautiful and well furnished bungalow. The villa is set in a peaceful plantation, is beautifully and tastefully decorated and a perfect place to relax with a masseuse at hand, if required.
The staff are exceptional and in particular the meals are some of the tastiest I have experienced in Sri Lanka. We ventured down to the local market and shops in tuk tuks with the staff so that we could shop and prepare for our cooking lesson.
Templeberg offers the tranquility and calmness that you might be looking for on a holiday. However, there is no shortage of things to occupy you either. Set just outside Galle - so only 5 mins away, for some retail therapy or visit the Galle Fort and watch the sun set. A beautiful part of the world.
Karin the owner was a wonderful host and very welcoming to us all. We felt very much at home from the moment we arrived.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Templeberg Villa is a boutique Dutch- Colonial breakfast included accommodation option set on a 5 acre tea and coconut estate near to the historical Galle Fort with a dramatic 30m jungle edge infinity pool. Built in 1864 and updated yearly, it features 6 bedrooms, a 20 seat outdoor dining area, landscaped gardens, large Suites and Double rooms with free Wi-Fi. Fitted with tiled flooring, evaporative cooling and overhead and floor fans, Four Poster mosquito netted beds with ample storage space, occasional chairs and writing desks. Each room option has a private bathroom with walk-in showers and toiletries. Two Suites occupy the front of the villa with separate sitting areas, private French doored balconies, antique soft furnishings and fully equipped western bathrooms. The beautifully appointed Navy Room with Queen Four Poster Bed, occasional chair, private bathroom and garden views is a fantastic entry level room. The 2 bedroom Family bungalow with adjoining doors, private bathroom, single, bunk bed or Queen configurations and outdoor dining options is a popular choice with families. The 10 full time staff arrange everything from airport shuttle and tuk tuk transport, housekeeping, laundry, sightseeing activities, home cooked meals, yoga, massage and health and well being services. A complimentary Sri Lankan and Western breakfast is included. Tailored meals are also provided by the in house cook starting from 1200LKR per person. Meals can also be eaten in neighbouring beach and Fort areas or takeaway meals can be arranged from the popular southern Indian Lime Leaf Restaurant from the Beach at Bona Vista. Hawker stalls in Kaduruduwa village also sell rice packets and meals. Easily accessible to Galle Fort, Unawatuna and Thalpe beaches. Major Tourist attractions of the Southern Coast are a 10 minute tuk tuk ride away. Fluently-conversed in Swedish and French, the friendly New Zealand/Swedish host can assist guests with any requests. ... more less
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