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SAFE BUT SEASONAL SWIMMING
TURTLE BEACH
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BEDROOM 1
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SHOWER ROOM
BATHROOM 1
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Kim S
Mona Vale, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa great location”
Reviewed 12 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Beautiful villa in a great location right on the beach, 5mins walk to a turtle hatchery and 20mins tuk tuk rom Galle. The villa is well equipped and best suited to 2 couples or a young family. There is a loft bedroom but it is separate from the rest of the house and bulit for a maid. The in-house staff are wonderful, always available but never intrusive. Make sure to have a meal prepared by the in chef, fantastic.

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Liked best: Villa, staff, location
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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12 Oct 2016
Thank you Kim
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Samantha...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Already planning our return”
Reviewed 6 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We stayed at Samudra as a family of four, on our annual holiday together, and had a wonderful time. The location is perfect, right on beautiful Habraduwa beach, with a turtle hatchery just a few minutes' walk away along the sand. Galle Fort is 15 minutes away by car and definitely worth a visit when you can tear yourself away from Samudra's poolside.

The weather during the low season of August had been a concern, but we had gorgeous blue skies, sunshine and a nice breeze every day.

The villa was very well kept and the design is lovely, with a large open living room and comfy bedrooms. The staff were fantastic - especially Ruwan, the cook, for whom nothing was too much trouble. (We recommend his veggie soup and chili crab!) We also enjoyed a visit from Henri, the villa manager, who was full of tips about the local area.

If you're planning a trip to southern Sri Lanka, we would absolutely recommend staying at Samudra. We felt very well taken care of and the value for money is spot on. (We were told the owners are building an extra bedroom, so the villa will be able to sleep up to 6.)

The only (small) downside for visitors looking to stay here in the next few months: There is a fair bit construction noise from the property next door, and from the other side there tends to be some smoke when piles of debris are burned. Not as bad as it might sound, and more than made up for by the great experience overall. We are already planning our return!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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varunigan...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
“Galle "has not anything to show more fair"”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Everything about Samudra Villa makes you want to return.
The first view of the house and view from the house catch you by surprise..the architectural splendour of the house, the elegant furnishings, the stunning beauty of the location, all weave a spell on you ... And then there's Ruwan and Sanjeeva; the courteous, unobtrusive, extremely accommodating, and good natured staff. Ruwan can weave his own magic with the food. His 'pol sambol', curries, and 'gotukola salad' are a Sri Lankan's dream.
Borrowing the words of Wordsworth, Galle "has not anything to show more fair"...
We will return.

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Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Romina R
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible location & house”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Samudra is stunning! The house is spacious and beautifully decorated - no detail has been left to chance and there are a lot of nooks and outdoor seating to read, relax and nap.

The location is simply incredible - right on the beach although there is also a pool overlooking the ocean. It is without a doubt the most magical place I have ever stayed at. Cannot recommend it enough.

Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
7 Jun 2016
Thank You So much-So glad you had a great stay.
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Tom G
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Already booked to go back! ”
Reviewed 19 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Wow. This really was an amazing place to spend a week. The villa is so close to the sea that you hear the waves lapping in as your head hits the pillow in a large and airy bedroom with a huge 4 poster bed. Opening your bedroom door in the morning to an empty beach with palm trees beautifully littered along the coast line doesn't get boring. If you want somewhere beautiful, quiet and ultimately relaxing, this ticks all the boxes. You'll also be served amazing food by the charming chaps who work at the villa. Fresh fish, prawns, squid, light curries and dhal and make sure you get hoppers for breakfast. Finally, the villa is in a great spot for day trips out to Galle fort, Mirissa beach, diving and whale trips, and if you fancy a bit of a night out Unawatuna. Can't wait to go back next year!

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