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Garden and House
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18 reviews
Garden and House
Interior Pond
Garden and House
Twin Bedroom
Interior Pond
Junior Master Suite
Junior Master Bathroom
View From Balcony
Garden
View from Lower Double Room
Pool Lounge Room
Master Bathroom
Pool
Double Room
Pool Lounge
Double Room
Kitchen
Kids Room - 6 Bunk Beds
Master Bathroom 2
Pool and House at Night
Dining
Living Area
Kitchen
KItchen
Pool at Night
House at Night
Breakfast by Pool
Landing
Interior
Beach Facing Frontage
Double Room Bathroom
View From Upper Balcony
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Fiona M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved this place!”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Had a blissful 8 night stay in Skye House with two other families (6 adults and 6 children altogether). The house, layout and location was fantastic, with the kids loving the garden gate right onto the beach and the warm indian ocean! Nothing was too much trouble for Janeka and his hard working team! Samantha's authentic food was excellent and catered for all tastes. Janeka organised and recommended lots of excursions for us including, tea plantation, cinnamon experience, boat trip on Koggala lake, lunch out in Galle, dinner at the Fortress hotel, sunset cruise from Mirissa, elephant ride, bike trecking through paddy fields, picnic and snorkelling on Jungle beach and a particular high light for my 11 year old son was getting to drive Janeka's tuk tuk on several occasions! He even took us to his local village to join in the Sri Lankan New Year games and celebrations. The locals were extremely friendly and we felt safe where ever we went. It was lovely to get up to a beautifully prepared breakfast of fresh fruit, yoghurt, eggs, pancakes, Sri Lankan omelettes and hoppers! We had a most memorable time at Skye House and would be delighted to return one day. A big thank you to Janeka and his team xx

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Liked best: Service
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
20 May 2016
Dear Fiona,
Thank you so much for writing the review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Skye House.
Best Regards.
Charith @ EVM
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Caryl2191...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great beach holiday”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The location of this property is really excellent. A short distance from Galle and shops. The facilities were adequate but not plush. More comfortable sitting room furniture would have been much appreciated. All the removable covers on the furniture were dirty and stained from previous occupants. Covers should be taken off and washed in preparation of the incoming occupants.

The staff were friendly and willing to please us with any request made. The chef is to be commended for the variety of meals served exactly to our liking.

A wonderful holiday venue for children and young families.

The beach was above expectations and could have been excellent with the removal of large items of debris left from incoming tides.

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Liked best: Access to the beach
Liked least: The very few beach towels put out each day. Some days there were none.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Susan K
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A wonderful home for a large family group, and great location”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

A group of 8 of us stayed at Skye House in July 2015. Two families with mostly adult children. This was the second of our two week trip to Sri Lanka and our villa stay was for some rest and recreation after a busy first week of activities. The Villa is welcoming, beautiful and private. Whilst right on the main road in to Galle, it hides securely behind a large wall & gate to reveal a tranquil oasis. The bedrooms are large with very comfortable beds and spacious ensuite bathrooms. The view from upstairs bedrooms is straight to the ocean. Living areas also spacious and the pool very inviting. The staff were very attentive. Janaka looked after us well and every meal prepared by the chef Samantha was outstanding. There is direct beach access, however as the weather was very windy when we were there, the water was too rough and we did not go to the beach at all - we relaxed by the pool instead.

The location was good - only a 15-20 min car ride to Galle for sight seeing, shopping and eating, and right on the bus route. The local bus was an experience in itself! It is also only a couple of doors away from a Turtle Hatchery which was worth a visit. We also went on a local guided bike tour with Idle Bike Tours that was just up the road.

Overall a lovely, relaxing and comfortable stay. We would have stayed longer if the weather had been better.

Only comment for improvements - the wifi did not work in both lounge area and pool room. Could only have one or the other which restricted use of the pool room. And also the cable TV did not work on the TV in pool room.

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Liked best: Pool and chef
Liked least: Wifi not throughout both living areas.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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AndyVan82
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highly recommended and will come back one day.”
Reviewed 26 January 2015 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Thank you for making my first trip to Sri Lanka an amazing first few days. Such a lovely place and such friendly staff. The food was incredible (thanks Chef) and the afternoon cricket match – a highlight. Highly recommended and will come back one day.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
24 Mar 2016
"Dear Andy,
Thank you very much for taking time to write the review. We are glad to hear such comments from you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Skye House.
Best Regards,
Charith @ EVM"
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mohadoha
Doha, Qatar
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“3 Families: One amazing week”
Reviewed 9 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We had an absolutely fantastic time at Skye House when we went for a week long vacation with 2 other families.

6 adults + 7 children and it never felt crowded. The chef took great care of us with a variety of dietary needs; the property is well maintained (not that sure about chlorine levels in the pool but that was a minor detail) and the staff eager to please.

Janaka, the house manager, was always around and open to suggestions.

The only slight note is that there are services that can be booked for people to come to the villa. We were not that impressed with the pedicurist or masseuse who were recommended but that's really a minor detail. If these types of services are important to you, go to an establishment if you want 4 or 5 star service.

The house has a lovely yard and also beach access; is very conveniently located next to a turtle hatchery and about 10-15 minutes from Galle.

The house manager provided us auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk) rides to the store as well as to Galle city proper, including shopping areas there. Best family vacation on record.

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Liked best: Relaxing, comfortable, clean, safe, luxurious meal service
Liked least: Not that many towels for swimming, bathing, etc. for a family of 4
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Oct 2014
Hi David,

Many thanks for taking the time to write the review. In relation to the massages we do take care about who we recommend and you'll appreciate that what is engaged by one person is not necessarily engaged by another. But we will be more careful in future and take care to make all therapist details known.
Thank you for coming and we hope to see you back again.

Charith@EVM
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Joe H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great family holiday in perfect location”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Great week with 2 other families in April. Spoilt with good food, perfect weather and, crucially, happy kids.

Super property right on the beach. Well maintained & managed.

Will come back.

How easy was it to book the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
16 Apr 2014
Dear Joe,

Thank you very much for taking time to write the review.
We are glad to hear such comments from you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Skye House.

Best Regards,
Charith @ EVM
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Apr 2014
Dear Oscar,

Thank you very much for taking time to write the review.
We are glad to hear such comments from you and the photos describes all. We look forward to welcoming you back to Skye House.

Best Regards,
Charith @ EVM
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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