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Apa Villa Illuketia

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Overview
Illuketia Watta Wanchawala, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Eureka! I’ve found it. The quintessential Asian boutique hotel, once a colonial tea planters home, now German-owned. Wonderfully peaceful set in 7 acres of beautiful gardens and ponds full of birds and bare faced monkeys swinging through the trees. Small but functional bedroom with huge,...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous time staying for 2 nights at Apa Villa Illuketia. Beautiful house, caring staff, delicious Sri Lanka food, our children loved the space, the pool, the peacocks, chickens and veggie garden. Wish we could have stayed longer, will definitely return.

1  Thank Mickael Le G
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful villas set amidst acres of well tended gardens, with rooms designed with a balance of international flair and local context. The staff were helpful without being obstrusive; the pool was Bali- villa esqued, and the food was amazing. This is unmissable.

1  Thank Marc L
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Apa Villa feels like a mini enchanted garden, with nature and man-made things thriving in perfect symbiosis. We booked the room through email and General Manager, Ajantha was responsive and helpful. However, the Villa’s website could do with a makeover as it is dated in...More

1  Thank CeylonBoy
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We spent 3 days here as the conclusion to our 2 week tour around Sri Lanka as a place to relax before flying home. It is elegant, tranquil and a tastefully decorated property. It is as if your host has been called away for a...More

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About
Description
A villa hideaway with five suites set in 12 acres of garden and ponds. A luxury that our guests can discern on arrival. Only 15 minutes from Galle town, going to Illuketia is a return to nature and plantation More lifestyle. The splendid mansion with original wooden temple doors, carved window frames and Oriental-style furniture is drawn out of a traveller's journal. A swimming pool in the far end of a lush garden allows a dip while watching birds and monkeys at close range. Three differently styled bedrooms are placed around a courtyard fish pond in the main house and two other suites are located in a separate Pond House. Each room varies in size and outlook, with its own walk-in wardrobe, sitting area indoor or outdoor. The Hibiscus Suite is considered the master room with a long private balcony lined with cushions and facing tall jack trees and rice fields. There is a separate walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. The Lotus Suite is aligned long and spacious with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Windows look out to a water channel and flowering trees. The Citronella Suite is cozy and comes with a dining table and chairs in a private open-air verandah. It has its own wardrobe and en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned with additional ceiling fans and power points. The villa serves organic rice from its own rice fields, fruit, herbs and vegetables from the garden. Apa Villa's Sri Lankan Curry Rijstafel Dinner is all-time favourite among guests.. Apart from this, there is All Day menu of snacks, light meals and tea service. Evening meals are from an A La Carte with our stewards serving in the traditional sarong and tunic outfits. Booking for long-term of Pond House and whole villa welcomed. Illuketia and its grounds is ideal for weddings, anniversaries and birthday celebrations or groups with special interests like bird-watching, workshops, mahjong, painting and photography. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Family
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$ 103 - US$ 248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Apa Villa Illuketia Hotel Galle
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Apa Hotel Illuketia
Location
Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$ 103 - US$ 248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Apa Villa Illuketia Hotel Galle
,
Apa Hotel Illuketia
Location
Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
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Traveller (160)
Room & Suite (32)
Dining (20)
Pool & Beach (11)
Family and Play Areas (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Lionel888
10 March 2018|
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Response from ClaireandKeith | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are though I had trouble contacting them too. Here is the number. I think it is wrong on the website. ‭+94 (91) 438 1410‬
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"Each of the four rooms in the house equal size and outlook, all beautifully decorated. Bungalow is a 2..."
kirstens636
14 Mar 2018
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"Pond Cottages or Waterlily rooms"
hedgepigs
30 Jul 2017
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"All the rooms were lovely!"
mehreennisak
4 Mar 2017
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"The best room is the one with a huge verandah - very welcome in exceptionally hot weather like we experienced"
Helen-Sarah48
9 May 2016
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