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Owl and the Pussycat Hotel

N 788 Matara Road, Talpe 80615 Sri Lanka
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Our small, luxury hotel sits at the water's edge with 17 suites. We dreamed of a simple, fun and unpretentious place... with a sense of romance, food, and dancing in the moonlight... All OTP hotel rooms have been laid out as flexible spaces with generous balconies and terraces overlooking the wild and the wonderful Indian Ocean. Every detail is lovingly restored and crafted by hand. The place is tranquil, but social too. The Runcible Spoon is a little restaurant, on an elegant dining terrace with superb wines and light, fresh food - includes Sri Lankan specialities-. Our flamboyant pastry chef will see to it that you have sweet dreams. One of our main attractions in our garden is a fabulous, turquoise 18m swimming pool that spills onto the ocean. A therapy hut offers no-frills seaside massages. A yoga platform for early sun salutes converts in the evenings to an outdoor living space with sofas and candles. When needed, this space morphs into a wonderful dance floor...
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
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Wifi
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Taxi service
24-hour security
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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N 788 Matara Road, Talpe 80615 Sri Lanka
Owl and the Pussycat Hotel
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Ganga D D wrote a review 15 Feb
New Delhi, India533 contributions264 helpful votes
The manager was very friendly and helpful . He guided us on which beach wd be worth exploring and how one cd reach there in a tuk tuk. The people are friendly and the tuk tuk drivers are willing to drop and pick you up after a few hours too for a pre negotiated fee . The rooms are bright and spacious . And you get beach robes , mat and towels to carry . It’s a boutique hotel , with stair cases . The pool looks good but is a bit shallow . The morning breakfast is literally by the sea and feels wonderful. The bar man goes all out to make cocktails of your choice . At breakfast , it’s a bit disappointing when they tell you that the items you order are not available that day . When we spoke to the manager he said that he would have organised it for us had he known . So next morning they again said no Nonveg was available and the cereal too ! So we insisted that we wanted both and they finally gave it ! The food is good and the general ambiance is great .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian W wrote a review 13 Feb
56 contributions54 helpful votes
Beautiful location with rooms looking out over the ocean. Very friendly and helpful staff. Bar staff very obliging in providing unique cocktails. Food to a very high standard, breakfast and evening meals. The rooms have a unique decor which together with the owl and pussycat themed make this resort hotel a very pleasurable experience. A short trip down the busy road takes you into the heart of historic Galle.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Юлия Ч wrote a review 4 Feb
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The best holiday! Thank you for organization of our rest. Sri-Lanka and Owl and the Pussycat are our new love! These emotions are priceless, new memories will help to survive our cold winter. The hotel has a very good location, there is a very good and clean beach within 50 metres. Well-desinged suits, cleanleness, perfect service, well-behaved stuff. Only downside, there is not enough variety of breakefasts. All in all, it is a perfect hotel for spending your holiday!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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defected1977 wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at this hotel, the accommodation was clean, the staff really friendly, amazing breakfast with amazing views of the sea. Nice Gym too. The hotel is a little bit away from anything, but the concierge easily helped us get a TukTuk that took us locally for minimal cost. We would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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SanjeevAstral wrote a review Jan 2024
Nairobi, Kenya97 contributions73 helpful votes
We had a wonderful 2 night stay at the Owl and Pussycat Hotel. On arrival we were upgraded to the 2 bedroom suite by the Hotel Manager who made every effort to ensure that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. We had a half board package and our meals were splendid, although with a limited choice for breakfast. Although the beach was rocky we were directed to another beach near to the hotel which was less crowded. Overall an enjoyable stay...
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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2globetrottingfoodies wrote a review Dec 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom169 contributions79 helpful votes
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We spent 5 nights at the lovely hotel. Outside the hotel is a rocky beach but you see the stilt fishermen at work. There are beautiful beaches where it is safe to swim 5 minutes away by tuk tuk - a £2 journey. Breakfast is included with some great freshly cooked options. The spicy scrambled eggs and Sri Lankan omelette were delicious. We had a room overlooking the pool - room 11. Staff are super friendly. I really recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda N wrote a review Aug 2023
Krakow, Poland116 contributions40 helpful votes
this is a lovely hotel in a beautiful location. it is pricey for sri lanka but rooms are suites with a kitchen, lounge and bedroom. they are very comfortable rooms. very good manager who hosted very well and was welcoming. the pool area is lovely and a short walk away is excellent sea swimming with large turtles.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shoushan A wrote a review Aug 2023
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The ideal hotel to immerse yourself in the unique and inimitable rhythm of this island nation. Set on the shores of the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, Owl & the Pussycat Hotel has all the amenities you need to relax and enjoy the live concert by the Mother Nature. Safe harbor in Galle with state-of-the-art service and care. Building - this hotel is an epic of creativity and tranquility. When my agency suggested this place, one of the first things that caught my eye was the legend behind the hotel and its name. For me, it is important that everything in the world has a personal legend. Thus, this hotel and every corner has its own legend to share and make you part of its chronicle. Don't forget to visit two libraries in one hotel... Where in the world can you find such an approach? Do you like to just lie by the pool and watch the sunsets and sunrises - this is a calm place where you can collect your thoughts. Are you interested in spending some time in the room and working on unfinished projects - carefully thought out and designed rooms will spark thousands of creative thoughts during your vacation or business trip. Are you a fan of long walks along the beach - the shores of the Indian Ocean at this hotel and its waves will become your best friends, and the team will be attentively waiting for your return to continue the endless dialogue. Are you travelling to do a VOGUE pictures - this is the place to shoot at least two issues of VOGUE with a unique legend in each of them. I won't give any stars for the service, as it would detract from the soul and care of this unique team of welcoming new guests, catering to your every need, no matter how bizarre they may sound. Thus, the services provided by Mr. Nihal, Itsuruku, kitchen and housekeeping teams go beyond organizing your stay or travel around Sri Lanka, serving delicious food and keeping your room clean. Their care and concern revive the true meaning of the word "service". They become your friends and while you are immersed in the life and culture of Sri Lanka, during your stay they try to immerse themselves in your culture and your way of life. Huge thanks to Chef Asitha and Kavi for the best curry making class and willingness to explore foreign cuisine which is a sign of true craftsmanship. While enjoying delicious breakfasts or dinners, make sure to mingle with the outstanding, energetic and fun team of waiters as you learn about the daily lives of Sri Lankan youth who live too far from the rubbish of social media but have a lot to share, a much more interesting pastime than flipping through the phone. I started my solo trip to Sri Lanka with the hope of making one or two friends. In Owl and the Pussycat I found an entire Sri Lankan "family", all from different walks of life, but each extremely tolerant and kind. When in Galle, make sure to book a room in this outstanding hotel! P.S. I am sorry if any names were misspelled...
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Qais A wrote a review May 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions4 helpful votes
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We didn’t stay at the hotel but spent few hours enjoying the serenity, food and the quirkiness of the hotel. The food was absolutely delicious. Locally sourced ingredients and traditional flavours with lower spice levels.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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MerelSydney wrote a review May 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia29 contributions59 helpful votes
If you're looking for an ocean view quaint hotel with great service, the place is it! Hotel rooms are amazing in design, the place feels very cozy, pool is super nice and shallow (so safe for little ones) and the ongoing waves right in front of the hotel are absolutely stunning. Galle is about 20 min by tuk tuk, the large beach of Weligama about the same. No need to say that we had a great time on the veranda, next to the pool, the restaurant and oh what could possibly be better than having a massage in the small cabana next to the ocean?! Breakfast is included and is a small but super nice buffet, with optional choice of breakfast from the menu. Hats off to Mr Nihal, for his ongoing superb service and great help.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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PRICE RANGE
₹16,161 - ₹34,560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictTalpe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Owl and the Pussycat Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mihiripenna Beach (0.1 km) and Dalawella Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wijaya Beach Restaurant, Persian kitchen and BBQ, and Shanti Shanti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Owl and the Pussycat Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Owl and the Pussycat Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Owl and the Pussycat Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Talpe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Owl and the Pussycat Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (6.6 km), Galle Fort (7.0 km), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (6.8 km).