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Villa Godahena

Enjoy the best of Sri Lanka in this charming colonial villa with its own gardens and infinity pool.
2 reviews
Enjoy the best of Sri Lanka in this charming colonial villa with its own gardens and infinity pool.
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern Province
An old colonial villa carefully restored to keep the original character and to provide luxury and modern comforts. The villa sleeps up to six in three air conditioned bedrooms - two with double beds (one queen sized) and one with two single beds. Each bedroom has an en suite shower room. In addition, there is a living room, kitchen and veranda for dining and relaxing. The villa is situated in private landscaped gardens with a 40 foot infinity swimming pool overlooking the 390 hectare Madampe lake. The lake creates a unique biodiversity with a great variety of birds, wildlife, different types of vegetation and fish. Close to paradise and an ideal place to relax and unwind, yet only about two hours from Colombo airport, depending on the traffic.
About the Owner, Martin R
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 41 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2018
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
The villa manager and staff will be available to look after your every need, including transportation, excursions and in house dining. Breakfast is complimentary (tropical fruits, eggs, toast and homemade jams, tea or coffee) and there is an extensive menu for later in the day - all dishes are freshly prepared in the adjoining service house.
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Listing #FKN9398956
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Excellent - based on 2 reviews
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in March 2018

We have not long returned from a fantastic stay at Villa Godahena and highly recommend it. From the moment we were greeted at the airport with floral wreaths by the wonderful Sampath we felt welcomed. The villa is finished to a very high standard and both the villa and grounds are kept absolutely spotless by the team. Meals were delicious and plentiful! A particular highlight was the barbecue with fresh local fish, prawns and basically anything we fancied!
If you like wildlife and nature, this is the perfect place for you. On our first day, we were treated to the sight of monkeys climbing across the nearby trees and the variety of birds was spectacular too. Eagles soaring above us as we soaked in the pool and kingfishers watching in the trees above, plus visits from the resident peacocks as well as a whole host of other birds really made us feel engaged with our surroundings. Our kids were particularly keen to spot the squirrels and water monitors.
The villa is situated on a...

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Couldn't fault this amazing Villa , the most beautiful location overlooking the river , fabulous garden and extensive grounds .Amazing infinity pool . My husband is a bird watcher and the variety of birds he spotted from the villa and in the surrounding area was very impressive . The staff are so helpful, courteous and kind , nothing is too much trouble , all transport was sorted to get to Galle , the beaches , reclining Buddha ( X 2 - a must , don't miss them ) the local towns , they dropped us off at places to buy food , wine and beer , banks and ATM's , we had transport by cars and Tuk Tuk arranged , just all so smoothly sorted and arranged for us .We had a great evening trip out on the lake / river ( just ask ) incredible to see the Indian flying foxes ( go out about 5pm to see them leave the trees by the hundreds ) You will see Purple leaf monkeys in the trees around the Villa , Eagles nesting nearby , The beds are comfortable , part outdoor showers fabulous , great kitchen...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Twin
    1 King
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 3 nights
RM 656
16 Apr 2018 -
14 Dec 2018
3 nights
RM 520
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Godahena is a quiet village, about 15 minutes by tuk tuk from Ambalangoda and some quiet and beautiful beaches. Ambalangoda is a lively town with many things to see, including the famous mask factory and museum and an historic bell tower. Not far away can be found the longest reclining Buddha statue in South Asia, a moonstone mine and turtle and fish farms. The villa is near the South Western coast and Indian Ocean and in probably one of the most beautiful regions of Sri Lanka.
Getting around
Our manager will be on hand to advise on and arrange your transportation and excursions. The villa has its own boat for trips on the lake and to nearby Ambalangoda.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo : 90.0 km
Railway: Ambalangoda: 6.0 km
Only about two hours from Colombo airport, depending on the traffic. Our villa manager can arrange your airport pick up and drop off in an air conditioned mini-van, at a competitive cost.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby.
Nearby cities
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