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Review of Old Clove House

Fully renovated and modernised for modern living. Perfect base to explore the beaches and Galle Fort
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Fully renovated and modernised for modern living. Perfect base to explore the beaches and Galle Fort
Very comfortable sitting/ lounging daybed. Light, airy and bright central reception with fresh flowers for all guests.
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Fully renovated and modernised for modern living. Perfect base to explore the beaches and Galle Fort
Very comfortable sitting/ lounging daybed.
Light, airy and bright central reception with fresh flowers for all guests.
Light, airy and bright central reception with fresh flowers for all guests.
Light, airy and bright central reception with fresh flowers for all guests.
Poolside/ TV Room sitting area.
Poolside dining pavillion that seats 8 comfortably, but up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
Poolside dining pavillion that seats 8 comfortably, but up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
Poolside dining pavillion that seats 8 comfortably, but up to 12 with extra table and chairs.
Upper Level Master Suite, with King-sized bed and extra thick spring mattress.
Upper Level Master Suite private sitting area.
Upper Level Master Suite dressing area.
Upper Level Master Suite en-suite shower and toilet.
Upper Level Master Suite.
Poolside Double Bedroom with direct pool access and private sitting area.
Shower and bathroom that's attached to the poolside double bedroom.
Children's Room with a double bed and a single bed. Perfect for a family or group of kids.
Single bed in Nanny's room that's attached to Children's Room. Perfect for the nanny
Bathroom that's attached to Children's and Nanny's Room.
33 feet long wet-edge pool that's perfect to cool down on hot balmy days.
Bathroom that's attached to Children's and Nanny's Room.
33 feet long wet-edge pool that's perfect to cool down on hot balmy days.
Lush, green verdant grounds and expansive lawns.
Lush, green verdant grounds and expansive grounds.
Thalpe Beach, an easy 2 minute tuk tuk ride or 15 minute stroll from the house.
Unawatuna Bay, an easy 5 minute tuk tuk ride from the house.
An example of the cuisine served at Old Clove House.
An example of the cuisine served at Old Clove House.
An example of the cuisine served at Old Clove House.
Fresh flowers from the garden for the house.
Our guests go through a lot of fresh tropical fruit at Old Clove House.
A typical tropical fresh fruit platter of pineapples, watermelon, mangoes, papaya and passionfruit.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Talpe, Galle District, Southern Province

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HJC757
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“Everything we needed for a relaxing holiday with young children”
Reviewed 21 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

The Old Clove House is set in a big lawned garden with a swimming pool. The house has all the space and bathrooms we needed and is beautifully decorated. It feels clean, light and airy. The house manager and his staff are what made our holiday relaxing. Until our stay at the Old Clove House I thought that a relaxing holiday with a two and a four year old was impossible but during our stay we read books, floated about in the pool, went to the beach every day and relaxed in the afternoons and evenings. The children were happy and settled straight away. The team of staff were friendly, helpful, efficient and organised. No request was too much. The house ran like clockwork even with four small children around. The chef was excellent and all the food was delicious. We would love to stay there again in the future.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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PJCotton
Shanghai
1 review
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“Beautiful House and Wonderful Staff - perfect family villa”
Reviewed 17 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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We had booked to stay at the Old Clove House over the Christmas and New Year period, but we were so happy there we extended our stay. It was the perfect place for us to base ourselves with our young children (aged 2 and 4), plus visiting family and friends. While only 3 bedrooms, all are very spacious and offer flexible accommodation to allow for additional guests to stay. It has a huge garden, which is very safe for the children, and comes complete with visiting monkeys. The staff were all exceptionally professional, helpful and very lovely with our children and other young guests - even when we caused a lot of mess. The food was excellent throughout the stay and again they were very accommodating in catering for our fussy eaters. The location is great too - very quiet and private yet a two minute tuk-tuk ride to the most child friendly beach and beach bar. All in all an excellent house - and we have stayed at many in Sri Lanka - and one of our best holidays.

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Liked best: Lovely quiet, safe garden, the staff and convenient location.
Liked least: The pool is quite deep.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jane B
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Marvellous Holiday”
Reviewed 20 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

My Husband, children, and grandchildren have just spent a fabulous holiday at Clove House, Sri Lanka, where everything from beginning to end was top quality. The service provided at the house was first rate, and the food was nothing short of excellent so much so that we did not bother eating out as we were so happy with what was served at the house. Everyone concerned couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to stay there.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jan 2014
Thank you very much for your very kind words and we're very happy that you've had an enjoyable stay at Old Clove House. We're extremely pleased that you've found the food and service to be good and the staff are very appreciative of the very generous gratuity that you have given them. A big thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you back to Old Clove House.
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VIRGINIE6...
Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
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Management Response
6 Sep 2014
Thank you very much for your review and it was a pleasure having you and your family stay. The team at Old Clove House looks forward to welcoming you and your family and friends back to Old Clove House.
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