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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Couldn't recommend The Garden House enough. Ulla and Jorgen welcomed us into their beautiful home for four nights at the end of our holiday in Sri Lanka, and our only regret is not staying there longer. The pool overlooking the paddy fields is simply stunning, with monkeys waking you up each morning playing in the palm trees. The birds and...

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Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This such a beautiful place to relax with a lovely view over the pool and the rice paddies. We were lucky to be there when a team came to harvest the rice in traditional fashion. Our hosts were very welcoming and informative. The staff were quiet and unassuming but very attentive and made our stay wonderful. The food was amazing!...

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We stayed in the Gardenhouse for the last 3 days of a very full 3 week holiday to Southern Sri-lanka. We did not want to leave. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left we were treated with such care and consideration. The actual house, garden and pool were blissful, so very calming and settling. The food...

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We spent one week with our family for Christmas period. The stay was really wonderful. The staff is simply excellent, for cooking and housekeeping. They have solutions for all your requests and are a good advise. The place is in a nice village, but the beach is quickly reachable with tuk-tuk or bus. The place is exactly what is described...

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Monterey, California
Reviewed 7 March 2014

The Garden House was by far the best place we stayed whilst in Sri Lanka. The house is set a little inland from the coast (though still only a short ride from the beaches and about 15 minutes to Galle by tuktuk), and benefits greatly from the location. The garden is beautiful and the wildlife abundant (seeing five peacocks perched...

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Århus
Reviewed 9 February 2014

The Garden House is a very personal almost private experience with a very high degree of service and tranquility. The area offers numerous activity options such as swimming, walking, biking and mountainbiking, walkingtours, boardsurfing, bird watching and wonderfull food. We enjoyed being in the very calm environment and yet very close to the beautiful historic city Galle and minutes form...

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Largs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2013

The Garden House was a perfect place to stay. Situated in a beautiful tropical garden with a fabulous pool which overlooks the rice fields, this house is tastefully decorated with lots of space to relax and enjoy the tranquil location. The owners were fabulous hosts who ensured that we were well looked after and the staff were very friendly and...

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Svendborg, Denmark
Reviewed 2 April 2013

This place is full of peace and harmony .The house is placed in the middle of an extraordinary beautiful garden with a pool just a few metres from a lime-green rice field. Colourful flowers adorn both the elegant house and its surrounding garden of a paradise. It is a perfect place to lean back with a great book and a...

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Svendborg, Denmark
Reviewed 7 March 2013

The food is exelent and you have the best coffee in Sri Lanka. The spacious rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly. The well-kept garden is full of beautiful flowers and colourful birds - perfect surroundings for relaxing. The only problem is that you don't want to leave this paradise again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Garden House is set in an acre and a half lush tropical garden with a large infinity edge swimming pool, overlooking coloured paddy fields. It is within easy reach of the walled city of Galle (listed as a world’s heritage site) and close to the glorious beaches of the south coast. The carefully renovated 1870s, planter’s house provides a welcoming retreat which is luxurious yet informal. The emphasis is on relaxation with discrete but attentive service. The whole 5 bed rooms house can be rented as a private villa or the rooms and the garden cottage can be booked on an individual basis. The garden house is ideal for a family get together, a group of friends or any special events. Everything can be arranged to make your stay perfect, what ever the occasion. The house comes fully staffed with experienced, English speaking housekeeper, cook and outdoor staff. A full laundry service is available. Meals and drinks can be taken in the shade of the large, south facing veranda overlooking the gardens and paddy fields. Locally caught seafood with tropical fruits and vegetables are the ingredients of delicious and imaginative menus that change daily. Special diets can be catered for.The Garden House is located in the unspoiled village of Ginigalla approximately ten kilometres outside Galle. The beaches of the Indian Ocean are just a ten minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Garden House

Address: Ginigalla, Habaraduwa 80630, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Habaraduwa
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Garden House Sri Lanka/Habaraduwa
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“All the rooms looked wonderful, but the garden room is separated from the main house, so if you are looking for more privacy, then that would be my recommendation.”
 of 5 bubbles shiger2014, 7 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Al the rooms are fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles MelL57, 15 Jun 2013 | Read review
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