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“breezy house, lovely yard overlooking the sea”
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Review of Salt Beach House

Stunning Indian Ocean views and salt water swimming pool
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31 reviews
Stunning Indian Ocean views and salt water swimming pool
The front yard
Path to the beach
Beachfront, stunning views of the Indian Ocean
Indian ocean beach
The beach house
Villa at night
Open plan TV and reading area
Tropical breakfast
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Outdoor bathroom
Outdoor Bathroom
Sunset from the villa
Fishermen on the beach
Antique glass fishing buoys
Interior
Sunset
Beach house
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Talpe, Galle District, Southern Province

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desert_mu...
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“breezy house, lovely yard overlooking the sea”
Reviewed 7 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Location perfect just south of main Unawatuna Beach (a five minute tuk tuk ride) and ten minute walk to Dalawella/Wijaya Beach. Tuk tuks easy to hail just outside house gate. House modern and airy. Yard amazingly comfortable overlooking beach with crashing blue waves. Sea directly in front of property not swimmable as coral bottom clearly visible, but pockets of sandy bottomed areas within 50 meters perfect for frolicking in the waves. Air conditioned bedrooms with an excellent king-sized bed in each. Friendly nighttime security guard on property, and competent, easy going house attendant who cooks a great breakfast and checks in a couple of times a day to make sure you have everything you need. Salt water pool is nice, but some trouble with the pump made pool a little cloudy and then inaccessible for our last two days, limiting our review to four rather than five stars. All in all, however, this is an excellent property with friendly management that we would consider booking again.

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Management Response
8 Apr 2017
Hi guys, so glad to hear you had a lovely time at SALT.
We are really sorry that the pool pump broke at the end of your stay, unfortunately the beach is very harsh on electrical equipment! It was fixed in a couple of days, sadly you had already left. Just for clarification, the villa is actually located on Dalawella Beach, but you are right Wijaya is a 10min walk. Glad you enjoyed lounging on the grass looking at the ocean, this is our favourite thing too. We really hope to welcome you back to the villa in the not too distant future. Thanks for staying with us :)
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JimmyTGR
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Seaside Getaway”
Reviewed 17 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

This is an amazing place! Ranjan is the consumate chef and housekeeper. We enjoyed short tuk tuk rides to the Dutch Fort in Galle, shopping and restaurants. Highly recommend for a family vacation!

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Management Response
19 Feb 2017
Thanks for staying at SALT. We loved having you stay, and hope to see you again soon!
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Suzyhende...
Hong Kong, China
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed 5 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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people found this review helpful

We arrrived at Salt Beach after a 2 hour drive from Colombo airport. The house is fantastic and everything it says it is on the website. There are 2 large double bedrooms both en-suite. There is an open plan kitchen and living room which opens out onto a garden and pool which are feet away from the beach. The beach is lovely with big waves that our children thoroughly enjoyed playing in. Sea Turtles regularly frequent the sea directly outside the
house, it was amazing to watch them!

Ranjan the housekeeper cooks a great breakfast and will on request cook a Sri Lankan curry one evening for you. This was a particular favourite of our children's.

James who manages the property was very helpful throughout our stay. Recommending things to do and places to eat. All the restaurants james recommended were spot on, from places on the beach to more upmarket restaurants for dinner.

We used Idle Bike Tours for a fantastic 26k bike ride through paddy fields and local villages, another highlight of the holiday.

We found the location of the house was great for us, there is an abundance of Tuk tuks waiting to take you anywhere, the house is directly on the beach, where the sea is clean and clear. It is quite wavy but this adds to the fun!

We had a fantastic time at Salt Beach and can't wait to return.

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Management Response
5 Feb 2017
Hi guys,

Wow, you sound like you had a lovely time! Thanks for all your kind words. Come back soon!
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justinegr...
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Beautiful beach house”
Reviewed 22 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

The location of Salt Beach House is just amazing. Walks along the beach to the nearby swimming lagoon were a palm tree lined dream. With good restaurants within walking distance we could really relax. Even better, the housekeeper Ranjan, can provide an awesome beach seafood BBQ or a curry dinner - both excellent. Just check with him a budget for the ingredients and he will buy and prepare everything you want. We appreciated James the manager popping in for a friendly chat and to make sure all was in order. The house and grounds were so comfortable, stylish, contemporary and yet still had a Sri Lankan flavour. We also had a night with a sick child so it was such a relief to have information at the house about a local Doctor. He answered the phone straight away and we received all the help we needed for our daughters quick recovery.
We highly recommend Salt Beach House!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jan 2017
Hi guys,

Thanks for the kind words. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay at the house and that your daughter is feeling better! We hope to welcome you back soon one day.
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Mel582
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gorgeous beach house”
Reviewed 1 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Great house located right on the beach. House is modern, clean, comfortable, safe and well decorated. Some bars and casual restaurants close by with nice beach vibe. Only 15 mins to Galle by tuk tuk which is a lovely historic town to wander around with nice cafes, restaurants, shops and bars. Great manager and staff who make sure you have a great stay.

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Liked best: Location as well as very nice house
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Dec 2016
Hi ladies,

We are very glad to hear your enjoyed your stay. Safe travels and we hope to welcome you back to Galle soon!
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Petra v
2 reviews
“Nice house with pool and sea”
Reviewed 10 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We have had a splendid stay in the Salt house. Due to rough sea it is great that you can have a swim in the swimming pool.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Aug 2016
Hi guys, glad to hear you had a nice stay at Salt. The ocean conditions fluctuate particularly in the monsoon season when you stayed. It can be rough one day and calm the next and this is the beauty of Mother Nature. The beach lagoon is flat all year round.Thanks so much for staying with us!
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matilda8i...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“MAGICAL & HYPNOTIC”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My husband and I spent our last 2 nights on our first trip to Sri Lanka at Salt Beach House Galle.
We arrived just before the most amazing sunset we have seen, a truly magical start to our short stay. It's the closest holiday home we've had to the ocean! Such a hypnotic experience, it was difficult to pull ourselves away! A lovely memory to take away with us watching the turtles feeding on the reef and the mesmerising waves.
The beach house has very comfortable beds and seating and lovely spacious ensuites. The decor has a charming holiday beach house feel. We enjoyed the breakfasts Ranjan cooked for us and our swims in the pool on the beautifully manicured beach front garden.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Wish we could have stayed on a little longer!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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
10 Jun 2016
Hi guys, lovely to hear you enjoyed yourselves. The Indian Ocean is truly hypnotic. We wish you safe travels back home, and looks forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!
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