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128 reviews
Pool
Seating area near pool
Seating area near pool
Seated area off lounge
Seated area off lounge
Seated area off lounge
Lounge area
Hallway
Open Dining area
Open Dining area
Open Dining area
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 1
Unawatuna Beach
Blowhole near Tengalle
Sunset at Unawatuna
Paddy Fields near Unawatuna
Koggala Lake
Habaraduwa Beach
New Unawatuna Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed 19 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We stayed in Shalini villa for over a week in January and had a perfect holiday.We had been travelling around for a few weeks before we arrived. We had been covering a lot of ground and it was such a delight to arrive to the calm and lovely surroundings of this lovely house and garden. The house is beautifully designed and perfect for a family or group of friends to share. The high ceilings, very spacious communal areas and bedrooms...with large and very comfortable beds exceeded our expectations. The house has been designed with a lot of thought and attention to detail. It is also very well cared for and very clean.
Kamindika the housekeeper and Taranga the cook are a delight. They are extremely friendly and helpful.....nothing was too much trouble but they manage to be very unobtrusive as well so it is very easy to relax in the house. Taranga is a great cook and a very good cookery teacher. We had some of the best food on our trip here.
Kamindika will call you a tuk tuk or arrange any other transport you might need.
I really cannot be more positive about our stay here.We really enjoyed the pool and the garden,sitting around on the comfortably furnished terrace chatting in the evenings and being so close to every thing when we could bear to leave and explore our surroundings.
This was a perfect place to stay!

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Liked best: design and comfort of house
Liked least: liked everything
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LondonPol
London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect in every detail”
Reviewed 17 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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I stayed here with friends over Christmas and New year and quite simply the beautiful house and gardens and pool and wonderful staff made it a totally magical stay. Where to start - the house is a dream with spacious and peaceful bedrooms, big comfy beds, lovely linen and super en suite bathrooms. The vaulted high ceiling in the main living area is a feat of architectural delight. The kitchen is great- but if I could I would have taken the cook home! To get up and be greeted by a Sri lankan breakfast and beautifully prepared fruit was the biggest treat. Not to mention perfect poached eggs and amazing curries for supper.... The staff could not have been more helpful, always on hand in an unobtrusive way.
The loggia around the house has everything you could want - sofas to lounge on - a table to drink coffee by and views of the pool. Monkeys visit the garden in the morning and birds swoop over the pool in the evenings.
No hassle with transport or arrangements to go on forays into the countryside or to the sea as the staff arrange Tuk Tuks and look out for you.
If you can tear yourself away from the haven of the house and pool there are picture postcard beaches all around - either with lots going on or nearly empty, as you like and it is well worth going inland in a tuk tuk to see the rice paddies and unspoilt lush vegetation. Galle is great to visit for it's historic intact Fort area and full of enticing shops!
This place is ideal for friends, family and children - if you can find it free to book don't hesitate. I know this is something of a eulogy! but i have honestly never stayed anywhere better - there is really nothing negative to say

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Liked best: A peaceful luxury haven that feels loved, tasteful furnishings and the pool and beautiful gardens
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2015 for a stay in May 2014
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Travelling group: Solo
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Reviewed 10 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

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Declan B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“pure bliss”
Reviewed 9 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

Beyond brilliant place to stay , near all the great amenities and beaches of Galle area. We hardly left the villa as every whim was catered for, so fantastic was the food prepared by the chef Tsaranga (my spelling may be wrong!) that we rarely ate out much. Couldn't recommend it more highly for a blissful stay in Sri Lanka …a haven of peace and tranquility.

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Liked best: peace and calm and delightful clean property with excellent service
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
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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