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“Home away from home”
Summerhut and swimming pool in the ocean front garden
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Summerhut and swimming pool in the ocean front garden
The beach in front of the villa
Walking on the beach
Children playing on the beach
Yoga session on the beach at the villa
Breakfast
Beach side garden
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Lunch in the summerhut
Garden with swimmingpool
Bathroom
Bedroom
Veranda
Wedding at the villa
Bride and broom on the beach at the villa
Wedding celebration at the villa
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9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
Pitiwella, Galle District, Southern Province

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Sps G
Chandigarh, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Just an ideal place,location and environment. Siri and his staff were excellent and always ready to help in whatever way. Best food possible .Ashanty,the chef, is unmatchable.we stayed for 4 days at a stretch and spent one day away for a change but hurried back immediately and stayed for another couple of days. Epitome of neatness and hygiene and to top it all a lovely pool and virtually a private beach.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jan 2016
Thanks for your warm review .
Always welcome at The Old Lady at the Sea !
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Shamsparv
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect for friends and family”
Reviewed 1 December 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A beautiful property with such great staff , We stayed there over a long weekend and had the most amazing time in this villa. A big thank you to Siri who would co-ordinate everything with us from Day 1 , met all our requests with a smile, to their staff who looked after our needs till the wee hours of the morning. I would definitely recommend it to large groups who are looking at a good view, good food, great service and a relaxing stay. Make sure you try the king coconuts

P.S lots of love to Pully

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Liked best: View , food, staff, service
Liked least: Distance
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
3 Dec 2015
Thanks for you review . Mostly apreciated .
Always welcome at The Old Lady at the Sea .
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The_Nomad...
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Our Wedding ”
Reviewed 2 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

After extensive research on destination weddings we stumble across this Gem, and a gem it was... It suited us perfect with all our friends & family coming from different parts of the world " A Home Away From Home"

A charming beach front property imbedded within the local culture... You will wake up to the roar of the Indian Ocean and are able to see the sunrise & set from the summer hut and watch the local fishermen go about the day's work.

The grounds are beautiful, with lots of space to spread out, with coconut trees throughout the property you'll never go dehydrated!!! Just ask Siri or one of the team and you'll have fresh coconut juice!

The staff are just wonderful, nothing was ever too much trouble... Even our wedding, without their coordination & input with the wedding planner the day would not have ran the way it did. Siri & His team we cannot thank you enough!!!

The kitchen... Well what can I say other than my waist line grew... :) the food was spectacular, what ever we asked for was prepare no questions asked, they would even brings fresh meat & veggies from the market daily!!! The were also very accommodating with allergies too!

The rooms were pleasant and spacious and housekeeping always did a super job making up the rooms & keeping on top of thing!!!

Thank you all so much!!!

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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
Thanks for your nice review .
Also our manager and his team were very pleased to have your wedding celebration at the villa .
Always welcome at The old Lady at the Sea .
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Dingbat-W...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wedding Venue”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I chose the Old Lady at the Sea, as it was one of the few villas in the area that accommodated our wedding party in one location. Not only is the villa perfect for large groups getting together, it's also a great location for a wedding... We had the blessing on the beach and the reception within the grounds of the villa. With the experienced manager Siri and his staff on hand to assist the wedding planner, the ocaision was perfect in every way. The accommodation is well laid out with nine bedrooms, including two with sea views. The common areas are plentiful, with lounges, open air dining areas, with one offering the spectacular view of the golden beach and the local fishing boats. Siri the manager is descreetly on hand to advise and organise food and beverage purchase if required. There was transport on hand whenever we wanted to venture out. This villa is a true home from home providing all the usual comforts with the added bonus of a full staff to take care of you. I rate this villa as a 5 for its overall feel, attentive staff, location, cleanliness and value for money.

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Liked least: Close to road / noise
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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Management Response
30 Oct 2015
Thanks for your wonderful review . Much appreciated .
Always welcome at The Old Lady at the Sea .
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GrahamWoo...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous Position and Food”
Reviewed 7 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We travelled as a group of 15 (ages 20 to 60ish) to the Old Lady in late July (the SW monsoon season in Sri Lanka) we had a great time although there was the odd shower the weather was beautiful. The villa is set on a sand fringed crescent of beach with the sound of the Indian Ocean crashing onto it. The large garden leads directly on to the beach and has a well maintained swimming pool. On the other side of the villa is the quite busy coast road where you can catch very cheap buses to Galle or Hikkaduwa or further afield. Tuktuks soon arrive if you prefer to spend a bit more and have a guaranteed seat. On the other side of the road there is a village with a small temple, people making rope by hand, sitting outside their houses always keen to know where you are from, iridescent kingfishers, mongoose and even an elephant at some times of the year (but not July)
We really want to thank all the staff who kept the villa spotless but were extremely unobtrusive, Siri the onsite manager who found nothing too much trouble, our drivers who made our holiday so enjoyable but especially Yosanthi the cook. The holiday was made for us by Yosanthi from egg hoppas for breakfast, the best chocolate cake on the island for afternoon tea to a beautifully prepared aromatic buffet for dinner. Every evening Yosanthi would ask us what we would like for breakfast at what time, then what sort of cake and finally what would we like for dinner but everything was always so good that by the end of the holiday we would just say you decide.
We would thoroughly recommend the villa especially for a large group where you have the luxury of sole occupancy. The booking was made with Wim the owner and was straightforward and secure.

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Sep 2015
Thanks for your review and the wonderful way you describe it all .
Our staff was very happy having all of you as guests at The Old Lady at the Sea .
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