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“Outstanding luxury for a group stay”
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Ambassador's House - Entrance at night
Ambassador's House - Pool and bedrooms
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Chad D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding luxury for a group stay”
Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Four nights at Ambassador's house after a week of chaos and traffic traveling around southern Sri Lanka was the perfect end to the trip. The villa has lots of space for everyone to hang out, or get some peace and quiet. The staff were amazingly helpful and friendly. All of the meals prepared by the chefs were exceptional and there was enough space to eat in a different spot each night! The location is ideal, in a quiet street in the middle of Galle Fort with everything you need within walking distance. Really cannot recommend Ambassador's House enough. We have even tried to book another say, but the dates weren't available!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Dec 2017
Thank you so much taking the time to share your high recommendation of Ambassador's House. We are pleased that we gave you the perfect end to your trip in Sri Lanka. Feel free to contact us to check availability for your next holiday. We look forward to your return!
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Suman_ind...
New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ideal for a group stay”
Reviewed 15 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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person found this review helpful

The Ambassador's House is a 5 BR property with a spacious siting area Dining facilities and a small private pool. The staff is efficient and cordial, the beds are comfortable and the linen was clean.
Three rooms are on the ground floor and two on the first floor. No lifts there.
The location is close to the water front and also to the tourist specific shopping areas. No of eateries are in close vicinity but the chef at the property is competent and one can have a great meal cooked to perfection.
The only issue which could be a cause of concern for some is the high level of mosquito repellents in use which although a necessity, but lead to some discomfort.
The staff went beyond their call of duty to book seats for us on a whale watching trip at an extremely short notice. They even went on to provide us packed picnic breakfast very early in the morning to ensure we got tastier and more hygienic stuff than what was offered on the ferry.
Overall a surely recommendable rental property.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Apr 2017
Thank you so much for your warm words sharing your high recommendation of Ambassador's House. On behalf of Loku and the entire villa staff, we eagerly await your return!
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Tim W
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Exceptional. You wouldn’t believe you can stay in a villa like this within the Galle Fort!”
Reviewed 16 November 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My work colleagues and I should have realised from the name Ambassador’s House (historically once the residence of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh we understand!) that we were in for something special, but this villa took our breath away upon entering the gates. The sheer size and majestic nature of the property right in the Galle Fort is one that needs to be seen to be believed!

From the impressive entrance, to the expansive living, dining, and courtyard areas, the property seems to just keep opening up as you continue to walk through and explore. The designer was truly a master of his craft, as every foot of space has been cleverly (and stylishly) utilised to maximise the sense of space for guests to enjoy.

With each room obviously painstakingly cared for with attention to detail in keeping the authenticity of the colonial style of the villa throughout, there were exquisite modern luxury touches added such as a brightly coloured plush lounge with flatscreen TV, and sunbed rooftop lounges overlooking the private pool. The pool! Such an impressive and inviting pool situated in the courtyard, you almost feel as if you are swimming in the glorious water feature of an old romance novel.

We unfortunately only had a short stay, but had a lovely chat with the manager and definitely see ourselves coming back again – and this time bringing with us our family and friends to truly relish in the old style charm of the place! Ambassador’s House is such an impressive property that channels traditional Sri Lanka essence for all its guests.

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Liked best: The courtyard and private pool
Liked least: Mosquitos were around (but these were in the outdoors of all of Galle Fort)
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
22 Nov 2016
Thank you so much for your warm words detailing your exceptional stay at Ambassador's House. On behalf of Loku and the entire villa staff, we eagerly await your return!
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Hugo R
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stunning house in the heart of Galle”
Reviewed 1 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

I stayed at Ambassador's with a group of friends. This is an exceptionally beautiful property, tastefully decorated and well appointed. We were very well looked after by all the staff. The chef was fantastic, and I would definitely recommend sampling the Sri Lankan breakfast (we did so every day!) and at least one Sri Lankan rice and curry feast. All in all, an amazing stay!

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Liked best: Staff service
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Doobaz8
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“An excellent stay in one of the best!”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

This incredible property situated in a perfect location on Lighthouse Street in Galle Fort is magnificent and is only enhanced by the amazing staff that ensure it is tip top. This private villa is easily one of the best that is available at The Fort with 5 beautifully appointed bedrooms and I must say, equipped with one of the most comfortable beds I've slept on. Filled with some beautiful antiques, the villa exudes a majestic aura of bygone days. A lovely pool is situated towards the rear of the property and is an ideal space to relax and congregate after exploring the Fort and is a welcome respite from the heat. As the home is designed with courtyards and open spaces, expect lovely breezes and some cute birds and squirrels to visit.
You will be well taken care of by Loku the villa manager and an amazing staff including in my opinion one of the best chefs in Sri Lanka. The food was spectacular and easily the best we have tried in Galle. Don't bother going out to look for great Sri Lankan cuisine - your best bet is right here at Ambassadors House. We all loved this fantastic place and were actually very sad to leave. This was really an excellent stay and one of the best!

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Liked best: Location, service and the food!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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