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“Exclusive Villa & Amazing Food in Sri Lanka”
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Review of The Saffron House

Looking due south across the veranda
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35 reviews
Looking due south across the veranda
Exceptional views and sea breezes
Pool steps
Two horizons
The Dikwella-Hiriketiya headland
From The Courtyard Bedroom
The Saffron House looking east
A storm coming in
The Croquet Lawn
Entrance steps
Looking towards the central courtyard
Hiriketiya Bay; a few minutes stroll down the lane
Fishing boats on Hiriketiya beach
Hiriketiya beach from the bottom of the lane
The Penguin and Japanese Araliya
The Veranda Sitting Area at sunset
The sitting area
Master Bedroom Two
Master Bedroom One Bathrrom
South east from the terrace
Bathroom shower
The Sea Bedroom from the east
From The Courtyard Bedroom
The Penguin by the pool
Nighttime across sthe pool to the coconut tree
Mater Bedroom One shower
Looking south west from the veranda
The Veranda Sitting Area
The Veranda Sitting Area at sunset
The Veranda Sitting Area at sunset
Desk in dining area and cloakroom
Bougainvillea on the drive
Heliconia
Master Bedroom One desk and chaise longue
Master Bedroom One
Master Bedroom One Bathroom
Master Bedroom One
Master Bedroom Two
The Courtyard Bedroom Bathroom
Master Bedroom Two and Japanese Areliya on the terrace
Master Bedroom Two
Master Bedroom Two
The Courtyard Bedroom
The Courtyard Bedroom
The Courtyard Bedroom
The Courtyard Bedroom
Master Bedroom Two
Master Bedroom One Bathroom
Japanese Araliya around the terrace
Nightime across the pool to the courtyard
Peacocks on the rocks at the bottom of the garden
Dikwella beach in the evening
From the terrace to The Sea Bedroom
The Sea Bedroom from the swimming pool
South east through the coconut trees
Gardens from the top of the drive
Lilies in the Koi Pond
Courtyard from Master Bedroom Two
South west across the Koi Pond
Looking south east from Master Bedroom Two
Heliconia in the flower garden
Whales occasionally pass the bottom of the garden within 400 meters.
The Courtyard Bedroom
The Courtyard Bedroom
Path up to the staff house
Looking south across the main lawn
Heliconia around the staff house
Looking south from the vegetable garden to the Croquet lawn
Looking west on the rocks towards Dondra lighthouse
More Heliconia in the flower garden
Looking West by the Croquet Lawn
The Croquet Lawn
Looking south west to The Sea Bedroom
From the Courtyard Room lawn
Side entrance from Dickwella side in the rain
Dickwella Beach to the west; a short stroll.
South east from the terrace
Looking south from Master Bedroom Two
From The Courtyard Bedroom
The Dikwella-Hiriketiya headland
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Tangalle, Southern Province

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fabienc16...
Garches, France
1 review
“Exclusive Villa & Amazing Food in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 15 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

This villa was recommend by our nanny who takes care of our two young children when we stay in the area. Their parents are the villa managers.

Truly amazing house with stunning view on the beach. As soon as we entered in there, it was such a relaxing atmosphere. We felt truly like home, within our local family.

We stayed only for dinner. Stunning home made cooking with fresh fish.

We are looking forward to come back next year and stay more in this villa.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Dec 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words & I'm pleased you enjoyed Chris's cooking!
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timgrubb
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Perfection in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 17 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We just spent 6 amazing days at the Saffron house and it is truly paradise. I had to drag my wife out at the end because she never wanted to leave. The property and house are so tranquil and you can tell that no expense was spared creating this unique place - top notch design, amenities, and the best part was the staff and food - no request was too much. The villa managers Chris and Jeremy (who are Sri Lankan but have lived a fascinating life in high-end hospitality all over the world) make sure everything is up to their world class standards. My wife provided an extensive list of Sri Lankan cuisine (including desserts) and Chris made sure they were all taken care of - and more. We had the most amazing crab curry, prawn curry, fried fish, fresh parathas, banana cake, wattalapam pudding, etc. - every meal was a gourmet feast.

The location is very peaceful looking out over a coconut grove and the Southern Ocean. The only sounds are the crashing waves and the local peacocks from time to time. The swimming beach is just a short walk down the road (2 min) and is a great sandy swimming beach (which is sometimes hard to find on the Southwest coast (we've stayed right on the beach at a few places in Talpe and you couldn't even swim because it was too rocky up and down the shore)

Over several visits we have stayed at many of the top villas in this stretch (Talpe/Mirissa/Tangalle, etc) and the Saffron House is at the top of the list. We will definitely be making plans to return soon.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Sep 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words, particularly about Chris, Jeremy and the other staff. It means a lot when their hard work is recognised and when they know they have succeeded in making someone’s stay so enjoyable; so thank you on their behalf. And thank you for being such lovely guests and giving us such a great first review! Kind regards, Paul
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