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Arriving at Tamarind Hill


Courtyard garden


Swimming pool


Garden lounge and bar


Breakfast terrace


Crayford Room


Captain Suite


Dining in the courtyard garden


View of the dining terrace

Tamarind Hill, Galle, Sri Lanka

Sophisticated boutique colonial manor house on the peaceful outskirts of Galle

Rooms from around under £100 per night. Only available as part of a tailor-made tour of Sri Lanka.

Dating back to 1764, this sophisticated manor house exudes colonial elegance with soft contemporary touches. With only 12 rooms and suites, this boutique property was once the official residence of the British Admiral of the Peninsula and is now a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, providing an excellent base from which to explore the fascinating city of Galle, a UNESCO Heritage site.


Each of the 10 bedrooms and 2 suites are spacious and well proportioned, featuring a four poster bed and an array of carefully selected antiques and collectibles. All rooms and suites have either a private patio, garden or balcony

Activities & Experiences

Take a River Safari on the Gini Ganga to see the wildlife on the river banks, including the tropical birds and monkeys, or go fishing with a local expert to learn the Sri Lankan methods. Very near by is the Kovila Godella Temple, which is the site of a 400 year old Bo tree. Visit the famous historic Galle Fort and walk around the outside walls along the seafront. For an informative introduction to the history of the city, visit the Maritime Museum and the Historical Mansion Museum, both of which sit just beside the harbour.

Facilities & Services

The centre piece of Tamarind Hill is the courtyard garden hemmed by shaded terraces, whilst inside, the high white ceilings create unique spaces and home to a fine dining restaurant where you'll enjoy the delights of Sri Lankan cuisine - although dining al fresco in the garden or on the terrace is a popular option. Hidden in the gardens is an infinity lap pool surrounded by trees, sun loungers and oversized day beds.

Tamarind Hill is a tranquil haven to retreat to after a day exploring the busy port town of Galle.

Weather & Seasons

 The driest and best months on the south and south west coasts are from December to March with an average temperature (on land and

in the sea) of 27°C.

Getting Here

From Colombo it's about a 3 hour drive to Galle.

Consider Also

Vil Uyana - close to Sigiriya in the Cultural Triangle, 2 hours north of Kandy

Tamarind Hill features in our suggestion for a 13 Night Luxury Tailor-Made Tour of Sri Lanka's Highlights

Kings Pavilion Kandy - boutique hotel set in the hills just 15 minutes from central Kandy

Santani Wellness Retreat & Spa - near Kandy in Hill Country

Ceylon Tea Trails - luxury lodges in the heart of the tea plantation mountains, 2 hours south of Kandy

Cape Weligama - superb family friendly hotel on south coast, near Galle

Cinnamon Wild - for wildlife safaris on the south coast in Yala National Park

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle - family friendly resort on the south coast

Reef Villa & Spa - just 7 suites beside the beach, 2 hours south of Colombo on the south west coast

The Wallawwa - boutique gem just 15 minutes from Colombo airport

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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