- Intimate, stylish boutique hotel
- Historic property with lovely garden
- Excellent central location
Mango House is a charming, stylish boutique hotel in the heart of historic Galle, on the south west coast of Sri Lanka. Friendly and intimate, this tranquil Dutch colonial style property offers just seven rooms along with pleasant and airy communal areas, including a lovely verdant garden. Situated within Galle Fort and in easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and historic sights, Mango House will appeal to travellers looking for a mid-range yet well-presented, characterful and atmospheric property in a superb central location.
The hotel offers an extensive, varied breakfast served by attentive staff in its high- ceilinged dining room where pale walls contrast with richly coloured textiles. Guests can also opt to have breakfast on their private balcony or terrace. Facilities include a well-stocked DVD library which guests are invited to use. Outside, there are peaceful courtyard areas and a leafy, tranquil garden filled with palms and fruit trees. Mango House has a strong eco-friendly ethos and actively participates in recycling and energy saving initiatives.
The accommodation comprises seven well-appointed guest rooms, featuring a blend of traditional furniture and contemporary artwork. Simply but stylishly furnished, each modestly sized room contains a double four poster bed draped with mosquito nets, a desk and wardrobe, and a contemporary ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower. All rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans, satellite TV, a DVD player, and hot drink facilities. Most units have French doors opening onto a private balcony or terrace. Ground floor rooms have private courtyards and those on the upper floor come with a private balcony with lovely views across the rooftops of Galle Fort. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and throughout the hotel.
Children of all ages are warmly welcome at Mango House. The hotel offers a family room which comfortably sleeps four guests and comes with additional living space including a mezzanine loft area. The family unit comprises two double four poster beds with mosquito nets, a modern ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, fans, satellite TV and DVD player. Guests under five years of age are accommodated free of charge when sharing a standard room and bed with their parents, with reductions offered for older children sharing with parents. Cots can be provided, subject to advance request.
- 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
- Characterful boutique hotel
- Access to lovely beaches
- Cultural and wildlife activities nearby
- Historic property, modern interiors
- Small, stylish boutique hotel
- Cinema room, swimming pool
- Central Galle location
- Elegant, historic hotel
- Excellent central Galle location
- Spa, pool, and beautiful gardens
- Well-preserved colonial setting
- Sleek offering, great service
- Cookery, cultural visits, cycling, snorkelling
- 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
14 day Sri Lankan surf and sightseeing family holiday, featuring idyllic beaches, stunning Tea Country, ancient cities, and verdant national parks
Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks
From $2,749 per person
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019
Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
Riva Surya- good location.
Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.
Natasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019