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Your own private 5 star
Indian ocean at your feet
Magical evening
Luxury and comfort assured
A home from home
Ocean terrace
Italian styled bathrooms
Relax among the palm trees
Elephants on the beach
Our wonderful beach looking south from the end of the villa
Private pool area
Luxury four poster beds with imported mattresses for added comfort
Large lounge area fully equip
Italian inspired bathroom
Lounge to pool area
Luxury interiors
Let us look after you
Entrance to Rose Villa
Welcome to paradise
Bathroom three robes providing for your comfort
Sunset from the the pool
Handmade kitchen
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Gary L
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unbeatable!”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Second visit to this group of properties - the other being Monstone Villa next door but one. Everything about the place is 5 star. The villa is beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home and more. Meticuloulsy clean inside and out ther is no better place to stay in Sri Lanka in my opinion. Staff are fabuolous and will look after guests like family. Wonderful and can't wait to go back again.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing!
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stephen D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Why stay in a 5* hotel”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We had the pleasure of staying at Rose Villa for just over a week. I have never reviewed accommodation before and have travelled for years but the fond memories Rose Villa have left me with, have compelled me to do so.
It is set beautifully on a private beach just outside Galle and it ticked all the boxes for us with a young family. The garden and pool were ideal for lounging and for our daughter to play and splash. The house itself is exquisite and furnished to a very high standard. This is one of those occasions when the photos are actually what you find. The staff were excellent in every possible way and made our stay, with no request being too much. The chef which the villa offers is REALLY good. We ate almost every breakfast, lunch and dinner in house as the quality was so high and the prices were so competitive. For me this was as I stay everything I would expect in a 5* hotel but it is a Villa and means there are far more pluses in my book.

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Liked best: The quality of the Villa and it's furnishings
Liked least: I really can't fault it
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Tim W
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“Fantastic Villa in an Exotic Setting”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Beautifully decorated, spacious Villa with well appointed rooms and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a lovely pool and garden area, the garden gate opening onto a stunning beach with crashing surf and picturesque walks, we even helped the local fisherman haul in their nets!

Security and Domestic staff were friendly and attentive with Sylvia producing a tasty breakfast each day, one regret is that we did not have enough time to book an afternoon cookery lesson and trip to the market with her, hopefully next time. (At one point there was a slight problem with the Air Conditioning System which was fixed within an hour of being reported).

Our daughter is 10 years old and found the Villa facilities very impressive, with board games in the lounge area, her own very grown up bathroom and, especially in the evening if our conversation bored her, English speaking channels on the TV with plenty of films to choose from.

The location of the Villa is convenient for both Galle in one direction and Hikkaduwa in the other both 10 / 15 minutes by Tuk-tuk. We enjoyed several trips organised by the host, the river trip in particular was very basic but fascinating, friendly and not to be missed!

Despite the opulent furniture and exotic setting the Villa felt very much like a home to be lived in and enjoyed, somewhere to relax with family and friends.

We enjoyed our stay and will be returning.

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Liked best: Speed with which we felt at home
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chris M
Doha, Qatar
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gorgeous villa, great staff and beautiful location.”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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people found this review helpful

I travelled to Rose Villa with my Wife and 2 children for a 1 week stay in Sri Lanka. When we arrived we were ecstatic as the villa was gorgeous, modern and welcoming. At our request the essential beer, wine and water was waiting for us on arrival which helped us settle in upon our late arrival. We felt extremely safe in the villa as there was 24 hour security close at hand, Sylvia and the girls cooked lovely breakfasts and all of the staff were very discreet and respectful. Dom, the owner was very attentive and was keen to ensure we were happy with everything at the villa..
The villa is located on a beautiful quiet beach between Galle and Hikkaduwa, a short Tuk Tuk ride from both towns, so very convenient for days out.
Airport transfers and drivers for day trips were arranged for us which was excellent as it ensured we had reliable drivers who were always on time.
We had an excellent holiday at Rose Villa!

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Liked best: Beach access
Liked least: Road noise
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Cio1664
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quality in Paradise”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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I stayed in Rose villa in April 2014 with my family and some friends. In total there were four adults and two children. The villa is situated on the beach and has its own private pool. It is generously appointed and decorated to a very high standard. The owners have chosen quality furniture and art that represents Sri Lanka’s cultural diversity. It is conveniently situated for Galle and Hikkaduwa; both of which are short tuk tuk rides away. The security team and house staff are all extremely professional, attentive and friendly. I can thoroughly recommend Rose Villa and I will certainly be returning.

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Liked best: The feeling of tranquility and security in the villa
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Large Group
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elena v
St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous villa”
Reviewed 1 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Have fun with friends. We are thrilled with this lovely villa and service. Very attentive owners of the villa, nice staff. Very convenient location, beautiful pool, comfortable rooms, clean secluded beach. I liked everything, happy to come again and will recommend to others.

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Liked best: location, service, amenities
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Agnes41
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely luxury villa, amazing holiday”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here in August 2013 and had a brilliant time. The recently built and finished villa has been decorated to a very high standard with beautiful furniture. The house is very spacious with two en-suite bedrooms with four-poster beds, a children's bedroom with two bunk beds and a further family bathroom. There is also a large open plan living area (with a kitchen/diner) with a comfortable sofa and plenty of space. The villa also has all the necessary amenities, including air conditioning, satellite tv and wi-fi.
Our bedroom was very comfortable with soft luxurious bedding and we slept really well. The en-suite bathroom was large and well equipped, with toiletries, a hairdryer and plenty of towels.
The kitchen has everything for your cooking/dining needs, including a fridge, microwave oven, hob and even a blender. The housekeeper, Sylvia's cooking is highly recommended, should you wish to sample some local dishes. She can also assist with your shopping, if you would like to purchase ingredients for your own meals.
The pool area is lovely with sun loungers, armchairs and hammocks on palm trees. The pool is unheated, but it stays warm enough for swimming even in the evenings. The garden leads directly to the beach and as there are no nearby hotels, it's beautifully quiet and peaceful. The garden, pool and the house are all spotless and cleaned on a daily basis.
The staff are polite, friendly and helpful. With an alarm system, security cameras and staff around, we felt very safe.
The villa is situated on the road leading to Galle town, which is only a short distance away, with convenient access to shops, restaurants and beaches.
We ate at the Lighthouse Hotel, Crepe-ology and at the Crab (Chaaya Tranz Hotel), and the food was excellent (although be prepared for slow service everywhere).
We had great weather, with little rain, mainly late in the evenings.
We would highly recommend Rose Villa and we will certainly return.

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Liked best: Beach location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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