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“A beautiful peaceful home with character and...”
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The Front of the House Our Ambalama at the end of the Pool.  Just ask Saman to get the cushions out for you for it!!
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The Front of the House
Our Ambalama at the end of the Pool.  Just ask Saman to get the cushions out for you for it!!
The Courtyard pond at Night
View of the Pool from the front balcony
Our Buddha statue in the garden
The Living room at the front of the House
The Second double bedroom
Dressing table in the Master bedroom
Our front entrance and terrace
Beautiful doors leading to the outside Master bathroom
Outside shower in the Master bathroom
Covered sink area and toilet in the Master bathroom
View of the second Living room from the Master bedroom stairs
She is a lovely old house full of beautiful features!
Bathroom area of the first double bedroom
View of the master bed
Antique sofa in the second bedroom
The second bedroom's writing desk and wardrobe area
The Courtyard bedroom. A delightful single bedroom off the courtyard
Writing desk and mirror in the Single bedroom
The bathroom across the courtyard for the single bedroom
Ornamental Lion next to one of our bookcases
Fantastic artefacts of the House
Inside/outside Dining area
The Kitchen
House Entrance up a small path
View of the courtyard pond from the Kitchen
Internal Courtyard in the rain
Our Monkey troupe in the garden
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Jilly C
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A beautiful peaceful home with character and charm in abundance”
Reviewed 7 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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I stayed for a week at Hempel House and loved it. A short tuk-tuk ride from the bustling city of Galle, it is set on the edge of a village in a lovely tropical garden with an inviting swimming pool in which you can actually swim and not just splash around.

The staff are kind and considerate and look after you wonderfully. One night when I was on my own, the nightwatchman insisted on putting his mobile phone number into my own phone in case I was frightened. I wasn't but felt very cared for.

The house is beautifully and comfortably furnished - as a home not a hotel and the room and bed very comfortable with everything I needed - soap, shampoo, dirty clothes bin (washing catered for!) etc.

As an animal lover the icing on the cake was the company of two super friendly dogs and a cat. I would happily have kidnapped them!

This lovely old house is also in the modern world.......wi-fi kept me in touch with work and home.

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Feb 2013
Thankyou so much for your lovely review Jilly.
I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Hope to see you again soon.
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