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“The Old Lady Sure Did Treat Us Well...”
Summerhut and swimming pool in the ocean front garden
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Summerhut and swimming pool in the ocean front garden
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Summerhut and swimming pool in the ocean front garden
The beach in front of the villa
Walking on the beach
Children playing on the beach
Yoga session on the beach at the villa
Breakfast
Beach side garden
Lunch in the summerhut
Garden with swimmingpool
Bathroom
Bedroom
Veranda
Wedding at the villa
Bride and broom on the beach at the villa
Wedding celebration at the villa
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9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
Pitiwella, Galle District, Southern Province

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nads99lud...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Old Lady Sure Did Treat Us Well...”
Reviewed 3 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018
3
people found this review helpful

A holiday that was spent well with my friends wchich included 2 infants and 10 adults. From the time of reservation to the time of departure it was an absolute pleasant experience. Service excellence was indeed in the DNA of the management & the staff at the villa. Incredibly polite and extremely attentive staff that helps you with every need.
A place that all of us enjoyed to the fullest with a soulful Sri Lankan menu that was made to order.

The old lady... you really did treat us well & will see you soon with a bigger crowd

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Management Response
4 May 2018
Dear guest , thanks for your review . We look forward to welcome you again !
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Gather100
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic 10 night stay at The Old Lady”
Reviewed 19 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
4
people found this review helpful

We stayed here for 10 nights with my parents, wife and little boy, Ted.

The villla is situated in Boossa, around 10 minutes from Galle, and 15 minutes to Hikkaduwa.

We got the bus to Galle and Hikkaduwa which is a very cheap way of travelling at 10 pence per person and a great experience! But if you don’t want to take the bus, you can get the villas driver or a tuk tuk.

On other days we visited the tea plantation (Virgin White Tea) which was fantastic and also unawatuna, whale watching in Mirissa and we also had a safari in Yala which accomodation at The coconut garden hotel, a lovely hotel in a banana plantation, 15 minutes from Yala.

All the above was booked by the villas manager, the very friendly and effecient Siri! He booked the driver, who was also an excellent guide and took us to many places on route to our destinations.

Every night bar one we ate at the villa, the wonderful food cooked by Yosante, the chef who not only cooked us wonderful sri lankan food, she also cooked our little boy some pasta and chippy chips every night and pancakes in the morning.

The highlight of the villa though, was the resident dog, Puwli who our little boy fell in love with. It was so cute and he was so sad to leave him. We won’t forget Puwli.

The owner Wim was unbelievable in all communication when booking the villa and also messaged during our stay to make sure everything was ok. He genuinely wanted to make sure everything was covered.

I also need to mention Bara Beach, where we went for cocktails pretty much every night, which is a two minute stroll along the beach. it’s a wonderful atmosphere which a happy hour 5.30-6.30 every night. The owner is a lovely guy and they have a great atmosphere especially around sunset.

The staff we had looking after us made the trip so memorable and everyone from the manager to the cook, the pool boy, the security guards were so helpful. i even managed to play cricket with them a few times!

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Management Response
19 Jan 2018
Dear Guest , thanks for the nice review . Very helpful for our future guests .
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Hayley M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The old lady at the sea”
Reviewed 31 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017
2
people found this review helpful

A group of 18 of us stayed at the villa for two weeks December 2017. We were of mixed ages from 8 to 67. The villa accommodated all of us with plenty of space and an excellent pool. The staff were truly amazing and looked after our every whim, nothing was too much. The staff are discreet yet always on hand and always with a smile. The manager came everyday and organised amazing trips from safaris to train rides to climbing Adams peak. The drivers were knowledgable and always on time ensuring we got the most out of our trip. Truly lovely place and highly recommended. The cook made amazing food although I’m not sure we made the most of her skills and a tasting menu would be something to consider for future visitors. A washing machine would of been handy but we managed without. All in all a lovely place and fantastic memories made. Thank you for making our first visit to Sri Lanka one to remember and we will be back!

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Management Response
2 Jan 2018
Dear Guest , very nice to read that you enjoyed that much your stay at our villa . Always welcome ! Good idea to have a 'tasting' menu . By the way : there is a laundry close by that does laundry and ironing for a competitive price .
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PayalV51
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 3 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017
3
people found this review helpful

It was my first trip to Sri Lanka, and 15 of my family and friends (ages 2 - 74) joined me for a week long birthday celebration. We flew in from 8 cities around the world and were greeted by this fabulous beach villa. Wim the owner was very prompt and helpful all along the way with pre arrival information, planning and logistics. Once we got there the location and layout of the property exceeded expectations - slightly rustic and you couldn't be closer to the ocean! The staff were very good and yet un-intrusive, they looked after our every need so well, especially the chef Ishanti and the helper Taru. The food at the villa was excellent and it gave us the much needed flexibility on whether we ate out or in each day. There are security guards on the premises as well, and we felt very safe throughout our 9 day stay. The pool was lovely too (note, it is extremely slippery around the edges so do take extra care) and the property affords enough space to spread yourselves out. Rooms are comfortable and cleaned every day. We experienced a few leaks during our stay due to heavy rains but the staff fixed those immediately and it was fine. Transport is easy to access, we took tuk tuk's and local buses from just outside the villa on a couple of occasions, and made plenty of use of the cars and drivers that the Villa manager organised for us, as we were a large group (incl airport pick up). Galle, Hikkadua, Unawatuna, are all within easy reach. We had a week full of joy and hope you do too!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Dec 2017
Dear Payal ,
So nice to read your review .
The way you describe your stay at the villa is so lovely .
Thanks for that .
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wimpsmidl...
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 15 October 2017 for a stay in August 2017
2
people found this review helpful

the delicious food and could not actually think of food! The children were kept There are not enough words to explain how great this villa is. The people who work there make it their mission to make your stay as wonderful as they can. Everything is tailored just for you. There were 18 of us travelling from Australia, Hong Kong and U.K and the ages ranges were 70 - 3 years. The staff helped with taking a sick child to the doctors and making sure everything was ok. Playing with children whilst the pool was being cleaned (was very early in the morning i might add). The food was the best on the island and if i had to moan about anything it would be that the villa needs a sample menu as when asked what we would like for dinner, lunch or breakfast it was normally after we had stuffed our faces with happy with the wide range of food too from spag bol to chicken goujons to everything inbetween. The rooms were clean and any extra bedding or towels that were asked for were quickly delivered. The security guards were discreet and reassuring that every time we went on to the public beach (which was quiet) we were watched for safety reasons. Its true you can't swim in the sea it is too rough but a walk and a paddle is fine. The unawattuna beach a short tuk tuk ride away is fabulous for food, shops and cocktails! I am not a lover of any animals whilst on holiday and try to avoid them if i can, but the villa dog is an exception! My 13 yr old daughter and her friend went on to the beach and the dog followed, whenever anyone approached the dog would go and sit next to the girls and "protect" them as people would walk the opposite direction. It was very reassuring. I could babble on with all the things that are so great with this place (including a phone call from the owner to check you're having a good time and everything was ok). But the truth is If you want a fabulous holiday where you are pampered and spolit - this is the place!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Oct 2017
Dear guest , thanks for your nice review . Also the staff was happy having you and your as their guests .
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