We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Apa Villa Thalpe

Expedia.comUS$ 134*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 154*
US$ 134*
US$ 154*
US$ 134*
US$ 154*
US$ 134*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Apa Villa Thalpe
Apa Villa Thalpe
Panoramas (40)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 236: English reviews
Start your review of Apa Villa Thalpe
 Click to rate
Sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you arrive you feel like they have been waiting for you for years. Right on the beach with an inviting nature pool and very generous accommodations. Conveniently located to explore they Galle Fort it is a great home to rest and meander. We also visited the sister property Iluketia with lush gardens and the cool interiors that...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank wolfgang13
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Apa is more than a hotel it's more like a home - ok palace of your own by a gorgeous clean beach in thalpe ,Sri Lanka. Being low rise and small it didn't really feel like a hotel .The staff were very attentive and friendly. The hotel was very clean and beautifully designed -- a mix of minimalist polished concrete...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Leslie D
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful environment. Friendly staff. Great food delivered to your terrace. Lots to do around the area including visiting the sister hotel (check if the pool is full before you go). We had two rooms and found them very comfortable. Monkeys, squirrels, iguanas and monitor lizards on the ground as well as seals sighted in the water. And crab watching, all...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank janot65
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have spent 3 days here in one of the Cardoman suites. The hotel gets generally great reviews on Tripadvisor but I am surprised it has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence. Once in to the small garden off the busy, noisy road, the initial impressions are good. Pleasant, attentive staff and a beautiful setting overlooking the sea in a...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Emcgsy
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights in the saffron suite. The grounds and pool area is stunning. Great place to relax, very tranquil. There is a narrow beach immediately in front of the pool area. It's not suitable for swimming but you can walk to a safer area or get a tuk tuk to the nearest swimming beach. The pool looks...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank claif
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had a lovely stay at Apa- 3 nights with two adults and 3 children in adjoining rooms. It's a really iconic, cool, Sri Lankan villa with its signature swimming pool and direct access onto a beautiful stretch of beach (but no swimming there). We had a great time in spite of a late night arrival where we discovered that...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank rorywg
Mumbai, India
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with my parents for a couple of days. Feel: beautiful villa, with large and spacious rooms. The rooms are very tastefully done, with earthy colours. The beds were super comfy and the nets around it gave a fairytale look! It was lovely. Great sea view from the room and relaxing sound of waves. The staff is polite and...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank gargi_l
Hong Kong
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed here last summer (July) for two nights. The hotel is small in size (less than ten rooms in total) which makes for an extremely pleasant and enjoyable stay. There is a great pool that can be used to cool down in during the hot Sri Lankan days. The extremely friendly staff were on hand to provide food and...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank HKEagle1990
glasgow
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I hardly ever bother writing reviews but Unfortunately I have to agree with some of the other reviewers in that this hotel is not worth the high prices charged . The rooms were clean but the "private" terrace is not private you sit 3 metres from all other guests with no screening or privacy . Pool was ok but As...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank travelinghaggis
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We are currently staying at Apa Villa and are really enjoying the setting and attention of the staff. The reviewer who says the pool is dirty didn't look properly it's is very CLEAN, indeed I have watch the pool attendant clean it every morning since we have been here. However what he is right about is the beach, the hotel...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Roger S

495 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (252)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (37)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (40)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (51)
Viewed
Dining (22)
Viewed
6:49
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (83)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (224)
Viewed
Amenities (5)
Viewed
Beach (9)
Viewed
Pool (16)
Viewed
Suite 1 - Cinnamon Villa (54)
Viewed
Suite 3 - Cinnamon Villa (64)
Viewed
Suite 5 - Cardamon Villa (52)
Viewed
The Hotel (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Other (2)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Unawatuna
5.0 km away
CoCo Bay Unawatuna
CoCo Bay Unawatuna
#2 of 31 in Unawatuna
670 reviews
2.1 km away
Cantaloupe Aqua
Cantaloupe Aqua
#9 of 31 in Unawatuna
241 reviews
3.6 km away
Thaproban Beach House
Thaproban Beach House
#5 of 31 in Unawatuna
876 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 km away
Cantaloupe Levels
Cantaloupe Levels
#3 of 31 in Unawatuna
391 reviews
3.5 km away
Flower Garden Hotel
Flower Garden Hotel
#10 of 31 in Unawatuna
805 reviews
5.7 km away
The Fortress
The Fortress
#1 of 5 in Koggala
1,391 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have three distinct stylish bungalows facing the beach front and swimming pool. All rooms except for Cinnamon Suite 2, face the ocean and lovely coconut fringed ground. Cinnamon 1 is linked to Cinnamon 2 garden- facing suite through an adjoining door, ideal for a family with several children or a group of friends. Cinnamon 1, 2 and 3 have exceptional one double bed and one single bed sleeping arrangement under a giant mosquito net. Suitable for a couple with child. Cardamom 4 and 5 are located in the centre a few steps to the lovely pool. Each suite has a separate sitting lounge indoors and outdoors. Saffron 6 and 7 are the most luxurious suites with its own sitting lounge and private verandah. Both suites are separated by a walkway across a fish pond. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and with ceiling fans in all areas. The beach in front is not swimmable but good enough for dips and long strolls along the shoreline. We are about 15 minutes from Galle town and same distance to our sister villa Illuketia inland plantation mansion. Recently refurbished with new cushion covers and in-room coffee or tea service. Our revamped day and dinner menus are prepared by our experienced chefs. Meals are served in the privacy of your own verandah space. Our English-speaking staff will look after guests and their children with warm, friendly service. No one can resist sitting or lounging on the wooden deck and sandy ramps facing the eternal ocean, sunset or rising moon. Just what is needed for a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apa Villa Thalpe

Address: 78 Mile Post Matara Road Mihiripenna, Unawatuna 80615, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: ₹ 8,073 - ₹ 20,603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apa Villa Thalpe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Agoda, Priceline, Cancelon and TripOnline SA so you can book your Apa Villa Thalpe reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Apa Villa Thalpe Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#9 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Apa Villa Thalpe staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Apa Villa Thalpe staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a seafaring rooms, but all rooms are nice , as it is a small boutique style hotel”
kaysny, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were very happy with Saffron 7”
Wakey77, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Safron villa at the far end; very nice”
JBP677, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“They are all good, the suites have a nice outside chill out area”
ondnkasia, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cardoman suites are the most luxurious”
janekdavey, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Expedia.com
US$ 134* /night
View Deal
Orbitz.comUS$ 134
TripAdvisorUS$ 134
CancelonUS$ 154
View all 9 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates