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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Derek-LaC...
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Lovely property, fabulously situated with stunning views.”
Reviewed 3 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Ivory House is situated in a quiet lane set among paddy fields with stunning views. You really feel like you're right there in rural Sri Lanka. The property is beautiful and well appointed with very comfortable and spacious living rooms and comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. The gardens are attractive and well maintained and the pool is fabulous - again with those stunning paddy field views.

The staff are all very attentive but in the background and the chef makes the most delicious Sri Lankan or Western style food and seems able to be able to turn his hand to anything.

Galle, with it's historic fort, and the nearby beaches are only a short tuk tuk drive away and to get back to Ivory House after a day sight-seeing is bliss.

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Liked best: The views and the food.
Travelling group: Friends
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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Management Response
3 Dec 2013
Dear Derek,

Many thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Charith @ EVM
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adrob1
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Beautiful house, idyllic location and amazing team”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This was our first trip to Sri Lanka and our first stay at Ivory House.

We had obviously seen pictures of Ivory House but were blown away at its incredible location and understated beauty, with Sunil and the team waiting on the veranda with fresh fruit cocktails on our arrival! The whole team looked after our every need, and every meal surpassed our expectations in presentation and taste.

Lying by the pool, heading into town or down to the beach, Sunil and the team were on hand to arrange everything for us - their local knowledge and recommendations just added to the overall experience.

I cannot recommend Ivory House highly enough - total luxury in a unique and beautiful part of Sri Lanka

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Liked best: The location of the house and the understated luxury of it al
Liked least: The weather was not the best
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
10 Nov 2013
Dear Adam,

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write the review. We are very happy to hear such comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards,
Charith @ EVM
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StueyP77
Bangalore
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Surpassed Expectations!!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Fantastic house with great facilities, Sunil and his team looked after us very well, the food was always delicious combining local flavours and ingredients with an international palate. There was a relaxed feel and nothing was too much to ask. A great desire by the team to make our stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Villa is a little off the beaten track so a car (or car + driver) recommended, Approx half hour drive into Galle Fort but given the high quality food in the villa we only strayed out twice in the week.

We had my parents + 2 year old daughter and suited all of us, daughter loved the wildlife (monkeys/mongoose/lizards etc).

Note - not easy to find on your own as tucked away so call Sunil once close to be guided in!!

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Liked best: Well set in the countryside with a great feel/views/nature
Liked least: A lot of bugs as an open property and in the countryside
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
28 Oct 2013
Dear Stuart,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review and for your comments. A word to future guests about the location, we can provide google map coordinates to make it easier to find as well as encourage use if one of our drivers.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Thanks again

Regards,
Charith@EVM
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Chris0000...
1 review
“Unforgettable holiday experience at The Ivory House”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This was my first time in Sri Lanka staying @ the Ivory house with 5 friends and we all can't wait to go back! Staff so friendly and accommodating, the chef's food amazing ..just tell him what you want and he'll do it! The house is so comfortable and stylish while keeping a both modern and old feel of Sri Lanka. The pool overlooking green rice fields was definitely a highlight! Great value for money and just a short drive to the beach and fort. Highly recommended .

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Oct 2013
Dear Chris, thank you so much for writing the review. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Best Regards.
Jack @ EVM
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Bruno304
Montreal-la-Cluse, France
1 review
Reviewed 26 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Liked best: Setting of property, staff
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
20 May 2016
Cher Bruno ,
Merci beaucoup pour écrire l'examen . Nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir à nouveau Ivory House .
Meilleures salutations.
Charith @ EVM
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