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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

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mcampbell...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Fabulous setting, spacious grounds in the Galle countryside.”
Reviewed 23 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Immersed in its own beautiful garden, The Petals is a charming, attractive villa, surrounded by a forest of tranquility, the perfect place to unwind and take it easy by the pool while soaking up the superb atmosphere. It is within easy reach of beautiful white sand beaches and all the good things about Galle - its Portuguese, Dutch and British architecture. The in-house catering is delightfully traditional and most of all uses superb fresh ingredients everyday. Upul and Jagath, the house staff, are perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Completely exceeded our expectations. So glad we discovered this secret garden.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 May 2017
So glad to hear you had a fantastic stay and enjoyed all aspects The Petals has to offer. We hope to welcome you all back in the not too distant future. Thanks for your kind words and for being such delightful guests. X
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Jimmy Z
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The house, location and staff are absolutely stunning in every possible way”
Reviewed 11 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Our two weeks holiday at "The Petals" was epic. The peaceful secluded location, with a lovey garden and pool surrounded by paddy fields with an abundance of wildlife was second to none and it was only a five minutes tuc tuc ride from the beach. The house staff Upol and Jagah looked after our every need. We ordered our lunch and dinner meals after breakfast every morning and Upol went to the market to buy the fresh food his cooking was FIRST CLASS the cost was less than eating out and just as good. Our daughter, son in law and (one year old) grandson were with us for the first week. Upol cooked special meals for him and arranged a baby sitter when we dined out.
In conclusion it was a holiday of a lifetime made by the seculded location of
"The Petals" and the attention and care we got from the lovely house staff.....nothing was ever to much trouble. I would highly recommend anyone considering staying within twenty minutes of Galle to give it serious consideration

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Amanda T
1 review
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 6 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Brilliant base for staying near Galle- Upul, Jagarth and Linda made all the arrangements so easy and the villa is well equipped for smaller persons (my daughter is 18 months old and thought it was amazing). The food was incredible and we spent many hours in the garden between the pool and the swing and the hammock. Easy trips nearby included a local tea plantation and Unawatuna beach and Galle. We hope to return very soon!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Apr 2017
Many thanks for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed the place as much as we do. You were all terrific guests and we hope to welcome you back some time soon. X
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Ahmed B
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pure pleasure.”
Reviewed 21 April 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Dear all if i had to describe the petals it would be a heaven of kindness,linda the owner is a fantastic person surouded by a fantastic team jagath and upul.th house it self is a amazing place confortable ,the garden ...thanks to the outstanding jagath is a marvel the swimming pool perfectly clean and refreshing ,the tropical birds the insects the butterflys the iguana...dont worry it looks very big but she is vegetarian,the turtules le peackoks....thevmonkeys....ahhhh it is noas arch in a garden .the surrounding of the villa are fantastis rice paddys and the jungle and at dusk you can see giant bats flying out of the jungle. ,they are impressive a little bit like jurasic park...then the place is so vigin ....the food is a pure delight and upul allways keen on helping it is cheap and delicious tuktuks are allways available on the call and the city and markets are a stone throw away .if you visit the petals forget all i said and only go for the nicest people i met so far .linda jagath and upul the are the plus and the soul of this place as all the people of sri lanka generous and welcoming.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your feedback and kind words.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back sometime soon!
Best wishes,
Linda, Upul and Jagath
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abiman
Kungsbacka, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“superb!”
Reviewed 13 November 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The property is nicely located among rice paddy fields. Upol, the cook cum housekeeper and the gardner Jagarth tokk very well care of us.
We stayed for a month and spent time at the closest beach, Vijaya where one swims in a small lagoon. The local restaurant serves good food and drinks.

Galle is definitely wothwhile visiting for sightseeing shopping and/or dininig. There are nice shops and good reatauranst in the Old Dutch Hospital complex.

Close to Galle you will find the Lighthouse Hotel where you can enjoy a day at poolside for a reasonable fee, which includes a sunbed and towels.

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Management Response
10 Apr 2017
Many thanks for your kind words and for taking time to review The Petals. We are super thrilled you enjoyed your stay hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Travelman...
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A true get away”
Reviewed 12 November 2015 for a stay in January 2015

If you like being slightly off the beaten track, this little gem is for you. The garden and pool are glorious ( a flora and fauna delight). Transport is immediately on hand but hey! what about a meander though the paddies!
The hosting staff cannot do enough to pander to your wishes and you can get some serious curry cooked for you on the verandah. Super.
OK so there was is an air of faded glory but we defy anyone not to enjoy sunrise from a great bed overlooking the floral masses of the garden.
We had a very contented month - pooling/reading, Galle, local beach and eateries and above all the lovely folk of Sri Lanka.
Go for it!

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Liked best: Just read the preamble, it says it all
Liked least: Garden furniture could have been more comfortable
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. We're delighted you had a great month at The Petals and hope to welcome you back sometime soon.
Best wishes,
Linda, Upul & Jagath
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Travelling group: Young Children
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