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“A Highlight of an Amazing Vacation!”
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Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house.
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Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house.
Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house. Main sitting/ lounging space looking out to garden and pool
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Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house.
Old Clove House, a fully renovated and modernised Sri Lankan antique house.
Main sitting/ lounging space looking out to garden and pool
Poolside TV Lounge/ sitting area
Central reception with natural light from overhead skylights.
Fresh exotic tropical flowers for all guests.
Main master-bedroom with King-sized bed.
Poolside dining pavillion which seats up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
Poolside dining pavillion which seats up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
Poolside dining pavillion which seats up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
32 feet long wet edged swimming pool, perfect for cooling dips on hot tropical days and nights.
32 feet long wet edged swimming pool, perfect for cooling dips on hot tropical days and nights.
Master suite with King bed
Master Suite with King Bed
Master suite sitting area
Master suite bathroom
Poolside bedroom with King bed
Poolside room bathroom
Children's Room with Queen bed and 2 single beds
Poolside dining pavillion and lounge area with pool loungers.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Large, flat lawned garden, perfect for cricket matches with the houseboys.
Old Clove House, a fully renovated, restored and modernised traditional Sri Lankan house.
Morning tea at the front sitting space.
Fresh flowers from the garden for the house.
Pan seared fillet of snapper with ratatouille and fresh basil from the garden.
Bruschetta, green garden salad, coconut roti and guacamole.
Pan fried fillet of snapper with green mango and papaya salad.
Fruit platter of tropical fruit.
Selection of Sri Lankan curries and sambols with rice.
Tropical fresh fruit platter.
Healthy salad of tomato and rocket with balsamic vinaigrette.
Fresh green garden salad.
Pan-seared medium rare fillet of yellow-fin tuna with deep fried matchsticks of potatoes.
Dewata beach, a calm surfing beach perfect for beginners. Unawatuna and Thalpe Beaches very close by
Pan-seared fillet of snapper with rataouille and garden fresh basil.
Whole oven roasted giant trevally with garden salad.
Pan-seared swordfish with matchstick potatoes, and green garden salad.
Grilled fillet of mahi-mahi with curried lentils and tamarind squid.
Pan friend fillet of trevally with potato curry and Sri Lankan salad of cucumber and onions.
Whole steamed red snapper with ginger, garlic and soy sauce.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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henderdaw...
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
1 review
“A Highlight of an Amazing Vacation!”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We absolutely loved our first trip to Sri Lanka, and staying at the Old Clove House was a highlight of an amazing vacation! The house is beautiful. The pictures online don’t begin to capture how great it is. The location nestled back in the trees meant that the kids woke up to the chirping of exotic birds, ecstatically watched monkeys in the trees and sighted a number of indigenous animals scurrying across the lawn. The pool was lovely and stocked with toys. The kids swam every morning, evening and in between outings.

Each day when we returned home we were greeted with cold towels and a delicious drink. And every morning when we left our bedrooms we had a yummy smoothie waiting for us while breakfast was prepared. The food was absolutely incredible, exceptional really. We loved every meal that was prepared for us and kept saying we had to come back for another vacation just because of the food!

We fell in love with the staff and the tuk tuk drivers Tai, our host, hired for us. We were overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and professionalism of the staff. They were particularly good with our kids and just pleasant to have around. We quickly came to trust and appreciate the tuk tuk drivers. They helped carry bags, herd children, run errands and stayed close by throughout the day. They were pleasant and we enjoyed having them around. We quickly learned to trust the recommendations of our host. He put a great deal of thought into what places and foods our group would enjoy the most.

A quick example of how great Tai was. On our last morning in Sri Lanka we went souvenir shopping in Galle before heading to the airport. When we got back to the house to pack up, I realized I did not have my daughter’s dress I bought. I asked Tai if we would drive near that store on our way to the airport. Next thing I know Tai is calling me, telling me he is in the store and looking for my dress. He made it back just in time before our cab pulled away. Talk about customer service!

We all agreed that 5 days was not enough time for a trip to Sri Lanka and will come back again soon. And when we do, we will definitely stay at Old Clove again.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jun 2015
Thank you so much for your long and lovely review of Old Clove House. Its really so kind of you to take so much time to write this wonderful review and for that, we all really do appreciate your kind consideration.

We are all really happy that you, your family and friends enjoyed your stay at Old Clove House. Your being such wonderful guests only made it so much easier for all of us to make your stay a truly special and wonderful one.

Also, thank you so much for your generosity to the staff and for that they are truly appreciative. This gesture of kindness really means a lot to them.

We all really do look forward to welcoming all of you, your family and friends back to Old Clove House and to try to make your next stay one that is even more memorable and special.

All the very best wishes,

All of us at Old Clove House
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