What a place! Everything has been thought of here, staff are amazing, food quality and choice extensive and beautiful interiors.
The villa was beyond expectations, with HUGE rooms and bathrooms, masses of outdoor space, DIRECT access onto the beach and close to restaurants, bars etc.
Cannot recommend this place enough!
Villa Five is situated on a gorgeous and semi-secluded stretch of tropical paradise.
Each suite is spacious and well designed with plush linens, airy bathrooms and wide views of palms and ocean. Individually, they are wonderful, but the house is best enjoyed by a group. As a group of six adults, there was the prefect combination of plenty of privacy and great space for entertaining.
Everything you could possibly want was arranged by the staff we affectionately nicknamed "the ninjas." They had an amazing ability to read minds, predict everyone's needs and then disappear. The food was the best we had during our trip.
The only small drawback was some street noise, but it seems like almost every property is situated along the main road into Galle. The upside - tuk tuks were easy and the trip into town was very quick and easy.
Can't wait to visit again!
Our group of 6 adults and 6 small children (age 2-5y) booked the whole villa for a week-long getaway in late January. Communication prior to booking, during our stay and afterwards was stellar. Our questions were answered in a timely manner, we were given useful tips and the staff was able to help us with coordinating transportation bookings. Our late night flight was delayed and arrived in the middle of the night. But the villa staff was awake and had the everything prepared for us: cool hand towels, welcome drinks and more importantly, the bedrooms prepped and air-conditioned so we could get the unhappy kids to bed as soon as possible. It was 2 or 3 a.m. when we arrived at the villa and it was a welcome sight!
The villa itself is stunning. High ceilings, quality furnishings and a lot of attention to detail. Drying racks for wet beach wear, various toiletries, beach towels, conveniently located USB ports and power outlets, etc. Each bedroom had in-suite bathrooms, fans, powerful air conditioners and mosquito nets. This is a luxury villa with the perks of a personal chef and manager to arrange travel and tours. The staff was pleasant and accommodating.
We enjoyed having breakfast each morning and taking dips in the pool. The staff is around to tidy up and refresh the rooms each day. Most evenings, they close the doors in the bedrooms and lanai to minimize mosquitos. Having a chef in-house was convenient for meals and snacks; With so many small children on different schedules, this was a big factor in making our time at the villa truly enjoyable and leisurely. One suggestion would be to update the board announcing the daily dessert - the entire time of our stay, the placard did not change, and to replenish the washroom toiletries every few days.
The location of the villa was the icing on the cake. A protected lagoon is a few minutes stroll on the beach. During low tide, the children enjoyed exploring the rocks and small pools of water and when the tide rose, adults could take turns snorkeling and swimming. Nearby and further down are beach front entrances to other hotels and restaurants. The villa is close enough to visit restaurants via a short tuk-tuk ride but also remote enough to ensure tranquility and privacy.
One of our highly organized friends pre-booked most of our activities prior to our arrival to Sri Lanka. The staff at the villa offered to book tours and activities, and our friend politely declined and informed him she had already made arrangements. She reported that the staff member seemed annoyed and felt the level of service deteriorated a bit after that encounter. There were a few instances which seemed to support her feeling, such as rooms not being turned down for the evening, etc. but these issues could have been small unintentional oversights as well.
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Five and would highly recommend it to anyone searching for a place to stay on the southern coast. Thank you for accommodating our group and making our visit to Sri Lanka a memorable experience!
one of our greatest experiences in sri lanka was staying at Villa 5. The villa design and rooms were incredible including the swimming pool and copious amounts of space for us to relax. furthermore we appreciated very much the expereince of the culinary delights of the chef, which was one of the most memorable moments, curry dreams came true!! be sure to ask for the curry and the amazing chocolate brownies!! The rooms were super clean, big, comfortable, with AC and breathtaking view!!!
we were so sad to leave after this 5 holy days!
Villa Five was so much more than we imagined.... from the sound of the surf to the superbly spacious luxury bedrooms and multiple living areas, to the wonderful attentive caring staff ... our 5 days were fantastic.
Having the option to walk 1 minute to a safe lagoon to swim was a real plus. The outdoor dining and living areas made having a group perfect and the chef on site was a dream.
Perfect for a few families or for a romantic get away I cannot recommend the beautiful villa enough.
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