Arriving at Tamarind Hill
Garden lounge and bar
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.
From Colombo it's about a 3 hour drive to Galle.
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.