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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 December 2013

After working through the trauma of not reaching management to confirm my transportation before I got on the plane for Sri Lanka, I arrived at the airport to find a driver awaiting my arrival. I found Apa Villa was itself a seaside respite, but if you are looking for luxury this is not your hotel. Apa Villa is modest in...

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1Thank TravelWithMeaning
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Super stylish and tranquil, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Apa Villa. Completely relaxed we checked in quite late and was taken to the room, no need to wait around and check in or check out. Our personal butler was very helpful and breakfast in the morning just outside your room with the view of the ocean and pool was...

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1Thank thelam
Newark, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Visited Apa Villa as part of a trip to Sri Lanka. This was very disappointing. The rooms are quite spacious but were unclean, and the facilities within were not well maintained. The AC did not work. We shared the front with groups of other guests who had children racing around all over the place - including under our dinner table...

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2Thank AngeliaJolie
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Just returned from 2nd trip to Sri Lanka this year. This time "Best of Boutiques" with 2 nights in each of Galle Fort Hotel, Apa Villa and Kahanda Kanda. A perfect short break to this beautiful island. Apa Villa is only 20 mins from Galle and 10 from Unawatuna Beach. Enter through the gates and into this oasis of calm....

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6Thank Alliwilt
India
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Me & my husband were here for our honeymoon 2 years ago december 2011, we absolutely loved it! The place was just what we needed, peaceful, beautiful, calm... the staff was very friendly and helpful and the foood was delicious! Wewould defi want to come back! Just 2 things: need to have more variety in the sri lankan food and...

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5Thank Chubbyswami
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Yes, the place is excellent, an isle of solitude right next to the noisy road, a mirror pool and a deserted beach, very friendly staff and perfect privacy. But I should also mention that even the luxury suite rooms have no TV, no locker box for your valuables, and hot water only periodically. We noticed that our room had a...

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5Thank michael s
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

What a gem this place is... We spend 3 nights at Apa and had an amazing time. The service and attention is second to none, the staff really go out there way to make sure all your needs are met and are extremely friendly in the process. The food is top shelf and could rival many top restaurants, and for...

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2Thank Alex M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The first thing that strikes you when you arrive is how calm , quiet and beautiful this little boutique hotel is then to make things even better we were greeted by the owner and staff who were warm friendly and very helpful we thought things could not get any better then we were taken to our room and WOW what...

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5Thank kong0036
Singapore AKA "Brisbane"
Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

Seven days of pure relaxation - perfect location to do absolutely nothing. 😊 A holiday where you don't have to plan your day or oblige to wander around town. Grateful to all Apa staff who have been most welcoming and provided us with remarkable service during our stay. Our holiday was a total bliss! I would say -- lazy because...

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4Thank JesTony
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Friendly staff, good location, close to town, good food and a relaxing atmosphere. The family and I really enjoyed our stay. The pool was a hit and the beach was often visited for a variety of things. We came here for a little R&R and that's what we got! Good times!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have three distinct stylish bungalows facing the beach front and swimming pool. All rooms except for Cinnamon Suite 2, face the ocean and lovely coconut fringed ground. Cinnamon 1 is linked to Cinnamon 2 garden- facing suite through an adjoining door, ideal for a family with several children or a group of friends. Cinnamon 1, 2 and 3 have exceptional one double bed and one single bed sleeping arrangement under a giant mosquito net. Suitable for a couple with child. Cardamom 4 and 5 are located in the centre a few steps to the lovely pool. Each suite has a separate sitting lounge indoors and outdoors. Saffron 6 and 7 are the most luxurious suites with its own sitting lounge and private verandah. Both suites are separated by a walkway across a fish pond. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and with ceiling fans in all areas. The beach in front is not swimmable but good enough for dips and long strolls along the shoreline. We are about 15 minutes from Galle town and same distance to our sister villa Illuketia inland plantation mansion. Recently refurbished with new cushion covers and in-room coffee or tea service. Our revamped day and dinner menus are prepared by our experienced chefs. Meals are served in the privacy of your own verandah space. Our English-speaking staff will look after guests and their children with warm, friendly service. No one can resist sitting or lounging on the wooden deck and sandy ramps facing the eternal ocean, sunset or rising moon. Just what is needed for a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apa Villa Thalpe

Address: 78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna, Unawatuna, Galle 80615, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: RM749 - RM1,486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apa Villa Thalpe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Apa Villa Thalpe Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#9 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Choose a seafaring rooms, but all rooms are nice , as it is a small boutique style hotel”
 of 5 bubbles kaysny, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were very happy with Saffron 7”
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“We stayed in the Safron villa at the far end; very nice”
 of 5 bubbles JBP677, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“They are all good, the suites have a nice outside chill out area”
 of 5 bubbles ondnkasia, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cardoman suites are the most luxurious”
 of 5 bubbles janekdavey, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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