- Well-preserved colonial setting
- Sleek offering, great service
- Cookery, cultural visits, cycling, snorkelling
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Tamarind Hill is an impeccable, colonial-style boutique offering located just a mile from the historic city of Galle with its attractive buildings, thriving cultural scene and countless places to eat, drink and shop. The property resides in a 19th Century building which once belonged to a British admiral. Lovingly preserved and dotted with charming colonial features and furniture, this sleek and sophisticated hotel offers high levels of comfort and excellent service and is within easy reach of a huge variety of activities.
There are 10 bedrooms and 2 suites, all very spacious and finely appointed with luxury furnishings, fittings and amenities. The rooms exude elegance and tranquillity and are a haven of peace and quiet. There are three room categories: Crayford Rooms, Captain Suites and Admiral Suites. Amenities common to all three categories include a rain shower, a separate bath, a king size bed with luxury bedding, minibar, an LED TV and a selection of complimentary toiletries.
Seafood delicacies, grilled classics and international dishes are served in the restaurant which operates on an ‘any time, any place’ system affording guests freedom in relation to preferred dining times and locations; meals are not only served in the restaurant, but also beside the pool or in the courtyard. There’s a fully stocked bar with a wide variety of drinks on offer, as well as a breezy, open air lounge area where teas are served. Other on-site facilities include the spa and the excellent pool, which is surrounded by lush greenery and has plenty of lounge chairs for anyone looking to unwind in the sunshine. On site activities include cookery demonstrations and private dining experiences and there’s a great deal to do nearby including cycling tours, kayaking trips, diving and snorkelling, whale watching (seasonal) and visits to nearby villages, tea plantations and the Kanneliya Rainforest. Not to mention, of course, the UNESCO world heritage site Galle Fort which is about 20 minutes away.
The hotel welcomes children who will love the pool and gardens, plus there is plenty for all age groups to do in the surrounding area.
- Elegant, historic hotel
- Excellent central Galle location
- Spa, pool, and beautiful gardens
- Historic property, modern interiors
- Small, stylish boutique hotel
- Cinema room, swimming pool
- Central Galle location
- Central location in Galle Fort
- Plenty of good facilities
- Recently renovated with a stylish feel
- Stunning boutique hotel with 12 rooms
- Central Galle location - UNESCO heritage site
- Swimming Pool
- Intimate, stylish boutique hotel
- Historic property with lovely garden
- Excellent central location
- Characterful boutique hotel
- Access to lovely beaches
- Cultural and wildlife activities nearby
- Select, intimate boutique hotel
- Pool, spa, yoga pavilion, volley ball, cricket
- Expansive tropical gardens
- Super location for Galle and beaches
- Lovely beachside location
- Close to Galle
- Turtle hatchery visits
- Pool, tennis courts and spa
Thank you, Lisa! Our trip was wonderful even with the weather disruption. We loved seeing so many different parts of the country, meeting people and experiencing the culture. The desert was surely a highlight for our boys and the creativity and artisanship of everything from food to crafts were a highlight for me. A special shout out to our guide and driver, they became a special part of our trip and we will forever be grateful for meeting them and learning from them. I cannot believe we had to wait three years for this adventure but it was certainly worth the wait! Thanks for all your help building the itinerary, modifying it and troubleshooting during our stay. Leslie B
Leslie B reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 01 March 2023
Hi Lisa and everyone at Tourdust,
We've had a wonderful time on our holiday and wanted to pass our appreciation to you. Everything has been expertly planned and executed, allowing us to enjoy the holiday to its fullest. Special appreciation to Muhammed, Ibrahim, and Omar, our Atlas guide, cook, and muleteer, who couldn't have done more for us and were just generally wonderful and hardworking. Riad Hanane is a perfect base in Marrakech to complement the trekking as it's ina less touristy area of the medina, which we appreciated. The staff and accomodation was superb.Thank you again for a trip to remember!
Bob, May, Grace, and Lucas
Robert B reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 20 February 2023
Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
Kind regards, Carol
Carolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022