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“MAGICAL & HYPNOTIC”
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Stunning Indian Ocean views and salt water swimming pool
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Stunning Indian Ocean views and salt water swimming pool
The front yard
Path to the beach
Beachfront, stunning views of the Indian Ocean
Indian ocean beach
The beach house
Villa at night
Open plan TV and reading area
Tropical breakfast
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Outdoor bathroom
Outdoor Bathroom
Sunset from the villa
Fishermen on the beach
Antique glass fishing buoys
Interior
Sunset
Beach house
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Talpe, Galle District, Southern Province

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matilda8i...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“MAGICAL & HYPNOTIC”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My husband and I spent our last 2 nights on our first trip to Sri Lanka at Salt Beach House Galle.
We arrived just before the most amazing sunset we have seen, a truly magical start to our short stay. It's the closest holiday home we've had to the ocean! Such a hypnotic experience, it was difficult to pull ourselves away! A lovely memory to take away with us watching the turtles feeding on the reef and the mesmerising waves.
The beach house has very comfortable beds and seating and lovely spacious ensuites. The decor has a charming holiday beach house feel. We enjoyed the breakfasts Ranjan cooked for us and our swims in the pool on the beautifully manicured beach front garden.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Wish we could have stayed on a little longer!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Jun 2016
Hi guys, lovely to hear you enjoyed yourselves. The Indian Ocean is truly hypnotic. We wish you safe travels back home, and looks forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!
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georgiabe...
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Serendipity Oasis”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Myself and a group of friends stayed at Salt Beach House for 4 nights and we had a brilliant time enjoying the weather, views and outdoor activities! While staying here we were looked after by Rangen, a kind staff member, who made us feel secure in the modern villa and cooked us delicious meals including a lovely beach BBQ. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing by the water front and recommend the fantastic house to all who are in for a nice treat. This was our first trip to Sri-Lanka and it certainly wont be our last.

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Liked best: Relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
11 Jun 2016
Hi there, glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves so much. Glad to hear you loved Sri Lanka and Salt Beach House! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Gary B
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Did not live live up to expectations”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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I like to travel and i like the finer things in life as i work hard and don't mind spending money for me and my wife to have fantastic trips.

What i don't like is feeling short changed after any trip and this is exactly how i feel after returning from a week here.

This villa as basis furnishing and is so noisy being next to the main road. The fact that the bathroom is open aired only amplifies the noise of passing trucks and endless horn blowing.

The villa is also badly built with gaps in every window and door. Again, a problem for noise but also allows the salty air in which i'm afraid to say is corroding the house away (owner - you need to get a handle on this). I suspect this is why the electricity kept on tripping.

There is also an issue with the night manager who completely freaked us out after one night we caught him huddled under the outside table.

This was our first time to Sri Lanka and did have a great time but this place let us right down and is so over priced and left us feeling ripped off.

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Liked best: outdoor pool
Liked least: most things
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
9 Jun 2016
Hi guys,

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback on the house. Feedback is always appreciated, in whatever form it takes.

In regard to the road noise, all of the beach houses located along the Southern coast are near local coastal roads; our house is actually one of the quieter ones, with the majority of guests sleeping soundly listening to the sound of the ocean. In a country like Sri Lanka, most people that want absolute silence opt for inland accommodation on large estates, not beachfront.

We are very sorry that you experienced electrical issues and salty air coming into the house - we can sympathise with your frustration. However, it is necessary to point out that Sri Lanka has just experienced horrific landslides and record level torrential rain, other areas nearby even experienced flooding. It is very difficult to prevent any water damage during these conditions and we have been very lucky to just have a few minor electrical issues.

In terms of your other comments, the photos on our page show exactly what is in the house. The rate that we charge is very reasonable for an entire house on the beach, with staff, security and wifi and breakfast every day.
Sri Lanka is a fascinating, untouched and quirky place - but sometimes not for everyone. We hope that you will consider coming back outside of monsoon season to experience Sri Lanka at its most beautiful.
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Rimbola
Lancashire
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended!”
Reviewed 21 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed here as a family of 4 for one week after Easter, children aged 11 and 7. We had a fantastic week in a modern, stylish villa situated on an idyllic stretch of beach. The house is well designed, 2 bedrooms with good en-suites and a large communal kitchen/living area. The garden is well maintained and the pool looks bigger than the internet photos. We had a couple of minor quibbles on arrival but Renee, one of the owners, quickly visited and resolved with no fuss. The villa is in easy reach of Galle, Unawatuna and Talpe. Ranjan provides delicious breakfasts, cooked us a lovely beach BBQ one evening and is generally on hand if you need any advice. Then Ram ensures the villa remains secure in the evening and during the night. We thoroughly relaxed for our entire week, spending most days on the beach at our favourite beach bar at Wijaya, a 10 minute walk down the beach, and eating out at different nearby restaurants in the evenings - a great place from which to explore one of our fantastic part of Sri Lanka!

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Liked best: beach location
Liked least: tv/dvd not working, sheets only changed once a week
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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ManVersus...
Berlin, Germany
1 review
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“Comfort. Turtles. Beach!”
Reviewed 7 March 2016 for a stay in November 2015
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person found this review helpful

This was my first trip to Sri Lanka but it won't be my last. I'm not normally into beach holidays, but my stay at Salt Beach House was idyllic.

The house is comfortably furnished, and the beds are particularly good - I slept long and deep. The beach is literally at the back door and you may spot turtles popping their heads up for air now and then. Or go for a swim and you may almost run into one, like I did.

It's tempting to laze the days away in the backyard or in the water, but it's worth visiting the nearby fort, and the sea turtle hatchery.

Galle is a couple hours south of Colombo, but airport transfers are easy to arrange and the drive goes fairly quickly, particularly if you stop for a fresh coconut to break up the trip.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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