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14 reviews
Swimming pool
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Entrance Steps
Back Courtyard / Entrance steps
Back courtyard / Entrance Steps
Hall/Entrance
Hall/Living room
Living / Chill out
Dinning Room
Breakfast
View from the Verandha
View from the Verandha
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Ensuite bthroom
Ensuite bathroom
Showering under the sun
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Swimming pool
Swimming pool
Swimming pool
Swimming pool
Swimming pool
Swimmable sea ideal for snorkelling
Sunset over Unawatuna Bay
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, beautiful property!”
Reviewed 7 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

It is an amazing home! The aesthetics are great, it's very chic and artsy. The kids loved the pool, the rooms and the master bath are lovely. The kitchen is not really functional for the guests to cook, all the cooking has to be done by the caretaker boys in the home. The view from the deck is lovely, sea breeze sets in by 3 or 4 pm, and flows thru the home!
We chose to eat out, except for breakfasts. The quality of the BF was average and was expensive for what we got. I am comparing this with other locations we stayed at.
The owner is quick to respond to queries.
Some of us had cold water for our baths the first day, and the heater had to be repaired. Then we had no power the next day because of electrical work in that area ( not the owner's fault).
The price was high, given the holiday week, but this property is of international quality.

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Dima J. A
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hedonist hideaway”
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Thambilli beach house is located in the heart of unawatuna, 15 minutes walking distance from the market and 15 min by bike/tuktuk to Galle.
Highly recommended for families and or friends.
Staff are friendly but make sure you bring and make your own food as their kitchen offering isn't the best.
House maintenance and cleanness was great however the AC broke down on the last 2 days and was uncomfortable...
The view from the villa is mesmerizing and the infinity pool was the cherry on-top.

Travelling group: Friends
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Ru d
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful place with amazing views!”
Reviewed 7 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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We spent two nights at the Thambili Beach House in February. We were a group of 9 and Ranga was very accommodating and provided us an extra bed. The villa is beautiful and has stunning views of the ocean. The place is tastefully decorated and is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday. The beach is short walk away but its not such a big issue. The infinity pool and the surrounding area is great for chilling out. The rooms were cleaned and beds were made daily which was great! Mahesh who was very obliging made some delicious meals for us. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at the villa. The villa is ideal for 6 people as there are only 2 bathrooms.

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Clara T
1 review
“Excellent place, great staff, wonderful food and location”
Reviewed 15 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I went to Thambilli Beach House with my husband and two children. It was our first holiday with my two children now both officially "adults" (i.e. over 18). We had the most fantastic time and one of the best holiday's I have ever had. The staff at Thambilli were wonderful and made sure that we always had everything we needed - often sorting things out before we even realised we needed them sorted. I would recommend the home cooked meals, the trip to the snakefarm, the saffari and the whale watching. Also recommend the tailor we bought a load of material from the local supermarket and had some wonderful casual pants, dresses and tops made up for all us. All in all I would highly recommend both Thambilli Beach House and Sri Lanka as a wonderful holiday destination!

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Management Response
22 Feb 2016
Excellent ..so happy you enjoyed Thambilli and all it has to offer
lovely memories to look back on ...come back !
Fiammetta
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rashidafs
Mumbai, India
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellant Bungalow by the Beach with Swimming Pool”
Reviewed 20 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

The Property is beautiful and worth the price we paid for.
The place is kept clean and though has a staff of 3 you get enough privacy.
The Property comes with a cook and has 2 caretakers.
You can buy groceries from the store and tell the cook to prepare food or tell them to buy groceries and they will cook for you.
Language is a problem. So be prepared to explain things a couple of times.
Overall the experience, the persons looking after the property is great.

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Management Response
20 Nov 2015
Super so happy you enjoyed it
Welcome back any time
Best
Fiammetta
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LemonadeA...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stunning beach house in perfect location”
Reviewed 9 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Thambilli very much. The house and facilities and location are 5 star, but the service was only 3 star, hence the 4 star rating.

The pool, the view, the house where all stunning. The booking process with the owner was easy and straightforward and the owner was very lovely.

The only thing that let down our stay was unexperienced onsite staff. Given adequate training to upgrade the level of service, Thambilli house would offer a truly 5 star Sri Lankan experience.

Travelling group: Young Children
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Kurt P
Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice location at the most beautifull beach of Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 28 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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From an architectural point of view, absolutely a great house. The swimming pool is great. You have the feeling to swim in the ocean. There is staff available only if you need them. They prepared us every morning breakfast and we had one evening dinner. The house is located at only a few minutes from the village Unawatuna with a took took. The view you have from the terras is amazing. For all these reasons, we would really advice the house. It has place enough for 8 people, and 9 is possible (we were there with 2 families with 2 and 3 children).
There are also points to improve. It's a pity to have a kitchen without equipment (they say that they cook whatever you want but however ...) and unfortunately, the construction is not so perfect with as a consequence leaks when it rains a lot. It makes also that there is a lot of humidity in the house. The owner told us that they would do repairing in the coming months which is necessary. The staff we had was great. Two young guys that do the cleaning when you asked, and one woman that cooked, were really very friendly. We had our questions about the honesty of their manager (asking 1000 roepies for a van to Unawatuna centre was ridiculous as it was not bringing the 9the mattress in the beginning), but haven't seen him anymore after complaining about him to the owners. We really have had other managers of staff in Sri Lanka who understood that foreigners are not so stupid, and do deserve respect and not only there to spend money. But let's stay optimistic, he was young and can learn. So even without his apologizes, we will give him a next chance :-).
To conclude: nice house, but expensive and certainly not 100% perfect

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The manager of the staff and the humidity in the house because of leaks
Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
Your age range 35-49
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