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Plunge Pool next to the living area
Walk in and feel the space
Walk in and feel the space
A few steps in and Picasso's 'Head of a Woman' welcomes you to the 2 bedrooms downstairs...
... on your left, twin beds that can be joined into a queen-size bed...
... with its ensuite bathroom.
... on your right another queen-bed bedroom with views to the inner garden...
... also with its ensuite bathroom.
Step back out and discover the corridor leading to the kitchen and staff quarters.
The kitchen is downstairs, away from the main living area upstairs, ensuring privacy and quiet.
Now climb up to discover the upstairs space.
At the top of the stairs, another inner garden open to the skies...
... a bridge to the master bedroom...
... 8 seats dining area...
... behind which the plunge pool catches the breeze to refresh the space...
... offering views outside to the ramparts and the Ocean.
Now, look outside...
... and enjoy unique views in the fort.
Next to the pool, facing south, the living area.
Back to the main space and ...
... across the bridge leading to the master bedroom.
A comfortable queen-size bed.
... the master bedroom  opens to the whole upstairs space, even offering views through to the ocean!
Its ensuite bathroom is spacious and cool.
Sliding panels allow to take a shower just next to the upstairs garden.
Ramparts Front at Night
Street front at Night.
View from the the living area.
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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966veroni...
Toulouse, France
1 review
“wonderful memories”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in February 2016

a wonderful place in a charming location. The house of your dreams in life as in hotel.
Un excellent and charming staff , a view at 180 ° on the ocean from the fort that every day changes with the light, an exceptional atmosphère in this city that makes you wants to stay .
We want to come back !!!!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Amanda M
Hobart, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Can't wait to return”
Reviewed 15 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This villa, centrally situated, was the our highlight of the trip. I cannot rate it highly enough. The moment we arrived, we were greeted by the staff with a refreshing drink. The villa was beautifully decorated and the staff were on hand to help us. They cooked us dinner, provided a wonderful breakfast each morning. Watching the sunset, with the school students walking by, in the pool was something that I will never forget. I would return to Sri Lanka, and to Galle in particular just to stay at this villa once more.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kathleen...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb quality villa and excellent service.”
Reviewed 3 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at Maranel for 1 week and wish we could have stayed longer. The villa and location was stunning . The staff were superb , discreet and attentive. We enjoyed the home cooked Sri Lanka meals made for us by Nishanka and his team. The villa is situated in an ideal location within the fort giving superb views over the ocean. We would highly recommend this villa and would give it more than 5 stars! Will deffenetly return .

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving the villa and the wonderful staff
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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sheela21
Mumbai, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Location and experience”
Reviewed 1 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for 4 nights in December and had a fantastic experience. The house is beautiful, clean and perfect. It has a large common area that we used to hang out and play board games, etc. The housekeepers are perfect too. They are there when needed and disappear the rest of the time to give us complete privacy. Made us delicious breakfast. The location is perfect to walk around the scenic fort as well as proximity to restaurants.
A perfect find for us!!

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Liked best: The size of the house and the view of the ocean
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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tripty a
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Hospitality”
Reviewed 1 December 2015 for a stay in February 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed at Maranel@82 for 4 days with our family and we loved it. Its an oasis in the fort. The property is stunning and the guys are exceptional. They really took care of us and cooked some amazing Sri Lankan meals.
We have returned from our vacation and miss our tea with a view and the friendly faces of the staff.
We would recommend it for all families & groups travelling together.

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Liked best: The hospitality
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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walter b
New York
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Indian Ocean views from private indoor pool”
Reviewed 15 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The upstairs window looks over the rampart of the Galle fort, so the views from dawn until sunset are amazing. Sea breezes are very much a part of the stay in this place.

During our stay the weather was hot, so we made use of private upstairs indoor pool with views of the ocean. This and the high speed wireless internet were highlights for our preteen daughter.

The house is recently renovated, and very clean. Big bedrooms, all the amenities of a five star hotel. No complaints.

Location is ideal, inside the fort, steps away from the restaurants, shops, and sights of the Galle Fort.

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Liked best: Ocean views, pool, decor
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Sébastien...
Lyon, France
1 review
“Fantastic place !”
Reviewed 14 May 2015 for a stay in February 2015

A two storey house, more like a loft in the fort but with great confort and style. Beautiful bedrooms with private bathroom, air-con + fans, big comfortable beds. Once upstairs, the only thing you have to do is enjoy the sun set over the ramparts, take a dip in the inside pool and enjoy your drink...
Any thing you need, the staff will do their best to make sure you get it.
A place where to stay with your lover, friends or family :)

Travelling group: Extended Family
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