What We Love
- The huge rooms start at 656 square feet
- Sri Lankan specialties are served at the restaurant
- The outdoor pool is shaded by palm trees
What To Know
- Suites come with 24-hour butler service
- Galle Fort is a 10-minute drive away
- The hotel can arrange boat, canoe and fishing trips on the nearby Giniganga River
- Free WiFi and parking
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set on lush grounds near the Giniganga River, a 10-minute drive from Galle Fort, this elegant manor house dates to 1764 and once served as a private residence for Sri Lankan aristocrats and a British admiral. Now an intimate 12-room retreat, the hotel is full of Old World charm and colonial decor. Rooms start at 656 square feet and feature Dutch furniture, antiques and four-poster beds alongside mod cons including AC, flat-screen TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities and rain showers. Splurge on a Suite for 24-hour butler service and a private balcony. Spend lazy days by the secluded, tree-shaded outdoor pool or hit the spa for a treatment that incorporates spiritual healing techniques and local herbs, spices and oils. The restaurant serves Sri Lankan specialties and grilled seafood all day long. There is also a bar that offers light bites and a lounge for an impressive selection of Ceylon teas.
In the Area
The 400-year-old Fort Galle, built by the Portuguese and then fortified by the Dutch, is a 10-minute drive away. Take a daytrip to Udawalawe National Park to spot elephants, wild buffalo, deer and leopards; the park is said to rival the savannah reserves of Africa. A little farther afield, Yala National Park is home to the world’s highest concentration of leopards. A visit to the Handunugoda Tea Factory, a traditional low country facility that produces some of the best silver tips, is not to be missed. This area truly is a diver’s paradise. The short drive to Unawatuna is worth it for the stunning wildlife and shipwrecks in the deep sea just off the coast. Head into Hikkaduwa to try the roti, an Indian flatbread that’s simple but wonderfully tasty. The Roti Shop has a variety of sandwiches, including avocado, prawns, bacon, chocolate banana and pineapple.
How to Get There
We visited Tamrind hill galle in October 2019. An unbelievable experience started the moment we entered the premises. We were helped to have early check in as an exception. Superb tamrind welcome drink was served. Room was specious for family of 3. The location of Tamrind hill is breathtaking. Absolute serenity to rejuvenate from hectic schedule. Awesome team serves you to make your each moment special. Seoul, Tamal, umesh, sangeeth, jeevan, the list will not end. Each one was part of special moments. Great swimming pool to enjoy with company of lots of peacocks. The best part of the stay was delicious food served under supervision of chef Lakmal.
It was great break from routine and boutique property of Tamrind Hill made it a life te memory for me and my family.
Four days spent in luxury surrounded by happy faces and good food. The place itself boasts 250 years of history , wonderfully complimented by the modern luxuries. The rooms are spacious , clean and comfortable, food is delicious and in abundance and staff friendly and courteous. We had the pleasure of sharing our stay with friends and family and the staff accommodated our big group with utmost professionalism. The tables were meticulously arranged and the staff diligently offered us different dining options. The rooms were cleaned regularly allowing us to have the luxury of sleeping on clean and crisp sheets. With all these attention to details I wasn’t surprised to see the awards of recognition they have won over the years consecutively proudly displayed in the front lobby.
This 5 star hotel boasts just 20 or so rooms which are wonderfully appointed. The reception and general rooms are amazing as a 2 century old mansion should show. These buildings have been restored to perfection.