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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sri Lanka as a whole is wonderful but Apa Villa Thalpe (near Galle) has been the perfect place to end our holiday. If you love a good swimming pool this is the place for you (please see photo below). This is the view from our suite. That lovely 25 m pool is only steps away and on the other side... More 

1 Thank John K
Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apa is a slice of paradise and luxury. After a mix up with another booking we were moved from a standard suite and upgraded to the deluxe which honestly was such a touch of luxury and decadence. Enjoy a private dinner on your own verandah overlooking the beautiful infinity pools and palms. The food is amazing - recommend the fish... More 

1 Thank B_Sheriff
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place! We had two days at the Apa Villa and i only wished we'd stayed longer. A beautiful set of low-lying buildings looking out onto a coconut grove and the ocean, and in the middle a wonderful infinity pool. We had a garden view room which was huge, huge bed (two beds in fact), sitting area and a... More 

1 Thank emilyw82
Belper, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Apa Villa was almost our last stop after 3 weeks touring beautiful Sri Lanka. it was just what we needed. lovely rooms opening onto lawn, a gorgeous infinity pool and the sea. Breakfast is served outside your room overlooking the garden, the food is gorgeous too. the beds are exceedingly comfy, with very efficient air-conditioning and mosquito nets. Fabulous end... More 

2 Thank SueD37
Cape Town, South Africa
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Wow, what a gem. Absolute paradise, from the extra large rooms to the location right on the beach, to the service and the superb food. Just stunning.It was pure relaxation in a super private beach setting.

2 Thank kaysny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at Apa Villa after recommendations from a friend and we were not disappointed. We were shown to our room which opened onto the terrace near the pool. We were told that the table directly in front of our room would be where our meals are served and that if we needed the staff we were to ring the... More 

5 Thank jodi85
Manchester UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Enjoyed three nights at Apa after our travel company moved us from a different hotel. the difference was chalk and cheese... Apa Villa is stunning. 7 individual suites that open out onto the law, swimming pool and ultimately the beach and ocean. The room was very spacious, with a double bed and single bed surrounded by the mosquito nets. Unusually... More 

2 Thank Andrew H
Somerset, UK
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stayed in Cinnamon Suites 1&2 which were very comfortable and had lovely views over the garden and sea from the front. This is a small hotel, and meals are served at a table on your private terrace which was lovely. The food was delicious and the staff very helpful and friendly. The infinity pool is gorgeous and the gardens... More 

2 Thank Blackfords
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

With just 6 suites in the establishment, one gets sufficient attention and service from their staff. Location is not too far from Galle City roo. Food was excellent! This place comes highly recommended

2 Thank Dongli L
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Apa Villa has a friendly staff. It also offers a great garden with a beautiful pool. The view on the ocean is great. The villas are perfect. That is also for the breakfast. The only minor thing is that it has a beautiful beach where you can't swim because of the rocks and dangerous currents.

4 Thank Mark196808

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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, Galle 80615, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: ₹ 10,500 - ₹ 24,410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apa Villa Thalpe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Apa Villa Thalpe Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
#9 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Choose a seafaring rooms, but all rooms are nice , as it is a small boutique style hotel”
 of 5 bubbles kaysny, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were very happy with Saffron 7”
 of 5 bubbles Wakey77, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Safron villa at the far end; very nice”
 of 5 bubbles JBP677, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“They are all good, the suites have a nice outside chill out area”
 of 5 bubbles ondnkasia, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cardoman suites are the most luxurious”
 of 5 bubbles janekdavey, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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