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MARANEL82 - Serviced Villa in the Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

10 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
It's not only the view you get, it's the whole concept of a space designed with sustainability and natural ventilation in mind. The villa remains cool on hot days (and they can be hot!). Facing the ocean it was built to let a constant breeze in. The inner courtyard/garden connecting ground and upper floor is open to the blue skies and allows a constant mild draft to cool the house throughout the day. Building materials and furniture were selected not only for their style but also for their durability. As an example, you will sit, dine and sleep in furniture hand-made using 150 years old teak wood! Entering the house one'e eyes cannot but be drawn into a big space. High ceilings, a long corridor along the 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on this floor leading to the kitchen, a grand stairc...It's not only the view you get, it's the whole concept of a space designed with sustainability and natural ventilation in mind. The villa remains cool on hot days (and they can be hot!). Facing the ocean it was built to let a constant breeze in. The inner courtyard/garden connecting ground and upper floor is open to the blue skies and allows a constant mild draft to cool the house throughout the day. Building materials and furniture were selected not only for their style but also for their durability. As an example, you will sit, dine and sleep in furniture hand-made using 150 years old teak wood! Entering the house one'e eyes cannot but be drawn into a big space. High ceilings, a long corridor along the 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on this floor leading to the kitchen, a grand staircase with beams each a wholesome 22' long piece of Teak wood invites you to go upstairs, giving you a hint of what you will discover on the upper floor... A bridge connecting the master bedroom (also with its en-suite) and the dining area, passing along an open courtyard, a dining area tucked a few steps below the main living and its design pool. And the view is just sensational and unique in the fort.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
TV
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Dryer
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Private Indoor Pool
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1 - 5 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Loved the artwork, modern architecture, open plan breezways and indoor pool. The staff were very helpful and unobtrusive. Basically you are self catering, no tea/coffee/brekky provided so you will either need to go out to eat in the Fort which is wonderful in itself OR...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 12 July 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...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank 966veronique
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

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....More

Date of stay: April 2016
1  Thank 53AmandaM
Reviewed 3 January 2016

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....More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 January 2016

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...More

Date of stay: December 2015
1  Thank sheela21
About the Owner
Yann L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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About the neighbourhood
In the heart of the Galle fort, the villa is at walking distance from the best restaurants and shops in the south of Sri Lanka, museums and much more. A lovely little beach is just a few steps away from the villa, down the ramparts in front of the house, bigger and surf beaches are outside of the fort a from just few minutes up to 35 minutes away by van or car.
Getting around
Most of what should be seen in the fort can be done walking around or grabbing a three-wheeler, but should you decide to travel further and venture out, or even take a day-trip the staff can arrange for a 6 to 8-seater air-conditioned van to take you around. Simply ask.
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