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Mawella Villa

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- Colonial-style property
- Beautiful beachside location
- Large pool in tropical gardens
- Cultural & safari activities nearby

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Mawella Villa is a contemporary and sophisticated luxury boutique hotel in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province. It’s one of many hotels to line the coast, sitting just outside of Tangalle, a popular tourist resort and fishing hub, and combines a colonial-style feel with plenty of modern touches. The service is very friendly and there’s a large pool and direct beach access along with a great deal to explore in the surrounding area.

The accommodation consists of four pristine-clean Double Rooms in the main building, along with two more Double Rooms in the separate Pool House. Each of the rooms can accommodate two adults, with a maximum of just 12 adults staying at the hotel at any one time (though there may be a few children as well). Amenities available in all rooms include air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, overhead fans, a TV with cable channels and a safe; some even have their own private plunge pool. Each room has a luxury four poster bed with high-quality bedding, along with a good amount of private outdoor space where guests can unwind in the fresh air while taking in the views of the scenic surroundings.

Mawella Villa has a distinctly laid-back feel. Not only is there the vast stretch of beach to explore with direct access from the hotel, there’s also the beautifully presented tropical garden to enjoy. On-site facilities include a large 40ft swimming pool and a full-service restaurant that offers three meals a day comprising a selection of popular Sri Lankan dishes, along with some international favourites and plenty of healthy options.

Activities in the area include day excursions to the nearby historic city of Galle, a UNESCO world heritage site, safari expeditions in Yala National Park and whale watching trips.

Children of all ages are welcome and those of three to six years of age can either sleep on an extra bed in the room (availability depends on the room) or they are permitted to share their parents’ bed. While there are no particular designated child facilities at the hotel, there is plenty for all age groups to enjoy in the area, and the beach and swimming pool will doubtless keep youngsters entertained. Parents are reminded to make sure their children are under adult supervision at all times.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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