We stayed here for the last night of a 10 day tour of Sri Lanka. It was the most basic hotel we stayed at. We were greeted with a cold towel and a leaf (apparently thought to bring good health). Location was good, being high on a hill, giving excellent views over Galle, and the purple-faced langur antics outside our room was worth seeing from the balcony. There was no lift, so having had lunch and been in our room for some time with no sign of our luggage we went down the 4 flights of stairs to investigate. Our luggage was quite happily sitting in reception with everyone else's. We therefore carried the suitcases up ourselves. The room was clean but was badly in need of re-fitting. My husband spent a few minutes re-fitting the bathroom door which was off its runners. There was a nice line of ants crawling up the shower wall - though they quickly ran away once the shower was turned on! The pillows were not worth having being all lumpy and thin - I slept on a cushion. When our group returned to our rooms after lunch and put our keys into the slots the power supply for the whole hotel failed, as soon as we left our rooms and went to dinner it was fine, but again once we returned to our rooms later it started playing up again. Food was okay, but by far not the best that we had had during our trip. There were no tea and coffee making facilities or a hair dryer in our room unlike all the other Sri Lanka hotels on our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled atop the highest point of the ancient port city of Galle sits the Lady Hill Hotel, where you will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking and panoramic “Bird’s Eye View” of the lush green countryside stretching from the tea covered slopes of the Southern foothills all the way down to merge with the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Located in close proximity to the city’s pulsating heart and to some of the best beaches in the Island, yet secluded enough to offer a measure of tranquility and serenity, that the discerning traveler eagerly looks forward to after a weary bout of sightseeing and exploration. Thereby, adhering to the watchwords “Lose yourself in the Experience and not in the Crowd”.Entering the portals of the Lady Hill, one is treated to an architectural edifice, echoing the legacy of the ancient Colonial Dutch period, from the imposing entrance archway, down to the natural cobblestone floor. However, as you progress through the lobby, where you will be greeted with the traditional Sri Lankan welcome of “AYUBOWAN”, which translates as “May You Have Long Life”, you notice a subtle but appreciative change in the conceptual idea.You will be ushered to your room via a rustic granite stone stairway, flanked by a strip of fresh water fish ponds and upon entering your room, will be amazed to find that you have been transported from the past into the future within the space of a few short ticks of the clock. The rooms are furnished with ultra modern futuristic style décor and posses state of the art facilities and amenities which are all that you, as an honored guest, could possibly hope for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lady Hill Hotel Galle