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Tangalle Mansion

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Bedroom ground floor
Mezzanine bedroom
Veranda master bedroom

Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Villa
Hiru Sandu Villa caters exclusively to those in search of absolute privacy, peace and tranquility, to be pampered by our courteous staff and enjoy true Sri Lankan style living. Ideal for families with little children and groups who wish to be together yet have the privacy of their own villa. The villa has its own private pool, garden and staff. Hiru sandu Villa has 3 large spacious air conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and 1 master bedroom with a huge en-suite bathroom and private verandah with sofas where you can relax, have your meals or just enjoy the seaview. Spectacular views of the Indian Ocean from the bedrooms, verandah, deck, pool and garden. Fully staffed, 24 hours service available. Breakfast and any meal can be ordered to our staff. Breakfast is 5€/person and ...Hiru Sandu Villa caters exclusively to those in search of absolute privacy, peace and tranquility, to be pampered by our courteous staff and enjoy true Sri Lankan style living. Ideal for families with little children and groups who wish to be together yet have the privacy of their own villa. The villa has its own private pool, garden and staff. Hiru sandu Villa has 3 large spacious air conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and 1 master bedroom with a huge en-suite bathroom and private verandah with sofas where you can relax, have your meals or just enjoy the seaview. Spectacular views of the Indian Ocean from the bedrooms, verandah, deck, pool and garden. Fully staffed, 24 hours service available. Breakfast and any meal can be ordered to our staff. Breakfast is 5€/person and any meal is 10€/meal. You can also if you wish, have your meals cooked by our staff but in that case you will have to provide all ingredients, even the basic ones like salt, pepper, oil, spices, flour, etc...... by yourself as we would not provide them.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
4 Doubles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath3 Showers

Meet the host
Soraya K
Hosting since July 2007
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (27)
STUDIO J
STUDIO J
France5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Régénération ! Époustouflant
Nous avons passé 20 journées dans cette villa, nous avons toute légitimité pour donner un avis et un retour d’expérience constructif. Je suis arrivé avec ma famille dans cette villa en janvier, j’avais besoin de repos suite a un accident de moto et des problèmes de palpitations au coeur qui ne cesse pas depuis 1 an. A peine 3 jours après notre arrivée, je ressent un bien être et un apaisement inexplicable, le lieu est merveilleux, une déconnection total et un service bienveillant. Je ne remercierai jamais assez Soraya la propriétaire de nous avoir accompagné dans le processus de notre arrivée, un énorme merci aux hommes de maison pour les repas somptueux servis, les petites attentions à notre égard et pour leurs discrétion. Vous allez pouvoir profiter d’un lieu paradisiaque, en face d’une très belle plage peu voir pas fréquentée. De temps en temps vous aurez les singes qui passeront par les arbres du jardin, un spectacle a coeur ouvert qui nous ont laissé des souvenirs inoubliables. Nous sommes revenu en France le coeur allégé et le corps reposé, mais aussi le coeur lourd de quitter un lieu, un pays et un des hommes de maison attachant. Nous reviendrons sans hésiter si la vie nous offre cette opportunité. Si je dois vous donner un point négatif du séjour dans cette villa, j’en aurais peut-être un ! Nous sommes restés trop longtemps et nous avons presque oublié que cette villa ne nous appartient pas ! À bientôt Et bon séjour a tout les voyageurs a la recherche du bonheur.
Visited January 2023
Written 8 February 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pascalguguin58
pascalguguin58
Brech, France1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Convivial
Excellent séjour pour se reposer, personnel de maison très intentionné et dévoué. Excellents repas pris à la villa. L'emplacement de la villa, proche de la plage, favorise le contact avec les Sri Lankais.
Visited January 2018
Written 19 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Compass293062
Compass293062
Merci et en espérant vous revoir.
Written 20 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adam Z
Adam Z
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had some issues
Airbnb directions took us to the wrong location -- when we tried to call to get correct directions the number provided by airbnb was in France, so we couldn't get ahold of anyone. We finally found the property after asking various homeowners in the neighborhood. When we arrived to the correct location, there was a group of men sitting around the dining room table eating lunch. The staff weren't expecting us to arrive -- they said they thought we had canceled the trip because of high rates of dengue. The rooms smelled because bathrooms were unclean and not flushed. There were fish in the upstairs bathtub. We couldn't use the pool because it wasn't ready/clean. So all in all, a bad first day and first impression. The following days were better, the staff made an effort to turn things around and did a good job cleaning/cooking. Location was nice, on quiet non-touristy beach, quiet clean pretty bay not too far from hiriketiya.
Visited July 2017
Written 27 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Compass293062
Compass293062
Dear Adam, I already replied to you in private but I will also do it here. I spoke to my staff who told me that there was no issue at all, that the rooms were ready for you, that they asked you if it was any trouble if they left the fish in the tub as the pond was leaking and the tome they fixed it the fish would have died in a bucket, you said it was ok. The fact that some people were having their lunch in the verandah, did not mean that they had lunch from the villa, they were telephone people who had fixed the lines and were having their lunch packet just there in front of the sea.......as my staff did not know exactly at what time you were coming, they thought it was not trouble for you. All our customers always ask for a contact number so that they get the exact directions to the villa and also inform the staff of their arrival time. I never got a message from you, but I had put their contact on the website which unfortunately, as the correct address, did not appear. People also ask the address so that they mention it on their visa. I am sorry if the directions on the website were not correct but the address is, and the villa is on Mawella beach. Anyway you came on time and enjoyed all nights of your holiday with as you wrote a very good service from staff during the whole stay, which seems to me the most positive point to mention, as I guess you all were very happy when you left from the villa. My staff even did not understand your review and complain as they told me that you have been very generous with the tips and I thank you for this...!!! Hope this reply has cleared all what you thought was wrong and that you still will keep in your mind and heart a good memory of your stay :-))) Kind regards
Written 29 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tami3004
Tami3004
Tel Aviv, Israel9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In 5 words:
We would definitely go back! Any constructive criticism is hardly worth mentioning, this place is heaven on earth. Lakmal is an angel and we ate like kings. Soraya is the benevolent queen of this castle. I wish we could rewind and replay the whole experience over and over! Thank you🙏🏻
Visited April 2017
Written 18 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Compass293062
Compass293062
Thanks to you Tami, Moshan, Jonathan and Danna to have been just great hosts. It was a pleasure to be with you all. I really do hope we can keep in touch...... Take good care of yourselves, you are such a lovely family. Soraya
Written 23 April 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trek680844
Trek680844
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Belle pause sur une plage de pêcheurs avec tumulte de l'océan
Avons passé 3 jours en famille dans cette maison sympa mais qui aurait besoin de petits rafraîchissements ( coussins tâchés, petits filets d'eau dans 2 salles de bain..). Le personnel est charmant et aux petits soins. A savoir, le positionnement de la maison ne correspond pas à celui affiché sur la carte de Trip Advisor, cette maison se situe à une dizaine de kilomètres de Tangalle sur la route de Colombo, sur une plage magnifique et sauvage, l'endroit est isolé, un véhicule est obligatoire pour accéder aux commerces. Il serait bon que le propriétaire donne une carte avec l'adresse exacte afin de faciliter l'arrivée des occupants. Autre petit désagrément, les espaces communs n'étaient pas propres à l'arrivée, visiblement un problème logistique suite au départ tardif des locataires précédents. La baignade en mer est dangeureuse, ne pas s'aventurer trop loin et surveiller les enfants. Piscine agréable et jardin très entretenu.
Visited February 2017
Written 21 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Compass293062
Compass293062
Bonjour, et merci pour vos commentaires qui sont toujours apprécies afin de nous améliorer. Pourriez-vous svp indiquer ce qui ne vous paraissez pas propre a votre arrivée dans les parties communes afin que nous puissions y remédier. C'est assez étrange car habituellement la villa est nettoyee de fond en comble après le depart de chaque groupe. En ce qui concerne le filet d'eau, nous sommes malheureusement ou heureusement devrions-nous dire, au Sri Lanka, et l'eau arrive d'une tour située a l'arrière de la villa et lorsque les salles de bain des 4 chambres tirent l'eau en meme temps il se peut que la puissance ne soit pas satisfaisante pour vous, car c'est la toute 1" fois que l'on nous fait cette remarque. En ce qui concerne les coussins taches peut-etre que cela est du a des groupes precedents et nous n'avons pas eu le temps de remédier étant en tres haute saison, car de gros travaux d'entretien ont ete' realises en décembre a la villa. La description de la villa devrait vraisemblablement indiquer qu'elle se trouve a 7 kms avant Tangalle en venant de Colombo, mais cela sera vérifie' au plus tot. Il est néanmoins toujours indique' lors de nos échanges préalables qu'il est nécessaire de contacter Lakmal afin qu'il puisse indiquer la route au chauffeur ou bien venir vous accueillir sur la route principale. L'état de la mer ne depend pas malheureusement de nous, étant donne' que comme tout le monde sait, le Sri Lanka est entoure' par l'Ocean Indien, ce qui n'a donc rien a voir avec la villa en elle-même ni avec son personnel. Nous regrettons cependant que vous n'ayez pas mentionne' dans un souci de transparence, le fait que les 2 chauffeurs ont ete' gracieusement loges a la villa et que votre groupe était de 10 personnes et non de 8 comme nous le recommandons habituellement. En ce qui concerne l'obligation d'un véhicule nous ne partageons pas votre commentaire car des tuk-tuks sont toujours disponibles a 2 pas de la villa pour vous amener a Tangalle et dans les environs a moindre cout. Nous n'avons d'ailleurs nous-memes aucun autre véhicule pour nous déplacer et faisons tres volontiers appel aux tuk-tuks du village. Votre arrivée a la ville s'est néanmoins tres bien déroulée a partir du moment ou' vous avez contacte' Lakmal meme si nous regrettons que la taille de votre bus ne vous ai pas permis d'accéder a la villa directement. En espérant que vous-même et les autres membres de votre groupe, aient cependant et cela malgre' tous les inconvénients que vous avez cites, apprecie' leur séjour a la villa et au Sri Lanka. Bien cordialement,
Written 21 February 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mrtoosi
mrtoosi
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing villa on an amazing quiet beach!
A friend and I spent a week in the villa and what a wonderful experience we had while we were there. A memory for life! Everything was immaculate! From the moment you get off the Tuc-Tuc from the airport to the moment we step back into the Tuc-Tuc to the airport, everything was arranged for us by the madame Soraya (the owner of the villa) and Lakmal (our host). Lakmal was so helpfull and kind and arranged everything beautifully during our stay! Everything was an absolute first class service, great atmosphere palatial but yet suttle surroundings accompanied by the sound of the ocean in the background. Everlasting beaches with everlasting fresh King Coconut to slurp with friendly fishermen. In short, this place is everything one could wish for!
Visited January 2017
Written 1 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nanna G
Nanna G
Jarfalla, Sweden2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfection!
When I read the reviews prior to coming to the villa, I was certain that the reviews were exaggerated, or that perhaps that people didn't have the same standards regarding holidays and housing that I have. Oh boy, was I wrong. Everything was amazing and just as perfect as described. We had two small children, aged 3 years and 9 months, and they loved it as well. Lakmal and his team were wonderful and made us feel so relaxed the whole time. They took great interest in the kids, who adored them, and even now my three year old will ask "where is Lakmal?" and says "I love Lakmal" <3 Lakmal and his team prepared wonderful food, absolutely gorgeous food, and they showed my brother how to make roti! I can't recommend this place enough - go, go, go! Xoxo Nanna (and Grant, Loke, Grimm, Mingus, Karianne, Onita, Torbjorn, Ingrid and Jan :) )
Visited December 2016
Written 29 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

onitawass
onitawass
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place to stay
Excellent location. Very good house to stay in with children. Right on the beach and hardly any tourist. Some local fishingboats ate there. The sea can be a bit hard though. But for grown ups the beach was perfect. The kids (3 and 1 years) swam in the pool. Only negative thing is that there are not many restaurants around. One shack on the beach only. But Lakhmal and his staff can cook good Sri Lankesion food. Like rice and curry. We had manly veg food and some fish ( fresh fron the sea).
Visited December 2016
Written 7 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Compass293062
Compass293062
Dear Onita, thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to read that you all had a good stay at the villa. regarding restaurants, some are available but are not advertised. The sea at the end of the bay going to the right is better for swimming, but of course it is still ocean. Hope you will recommend our villa to friends and relatives. Happy New Year 2017 to you and family
Written 8 January 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AnnieAppleI
AnnieAppleI
London, United Kingdom80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic location, house needs some TLC
We stayed here in August with a small group of friends. After travelling the entire island, we set aside some time at the end to relax and unwind. Finding the property wasn't easy. We were lucky that we have both a Tamil speaker and a Sinhalese speaker with us. The staff at the house came out to meet us so we could follow them to the house which was a life saver! If we didn't have the local language though it could have been much much more difficult This was the perfect location. Absolutely dreamy. The beach was literally 10 steps from the pool and it is the most beautiful deserted beach. You can walk for miles and miles and get lost on the dusty white sand. There's wildlife to be seen in every direction, even when sitting having breakfast on the veranda you see huge lizards, giant squirrels - you name it all strolling across the garden. Having the pool is great, we visited in monsoon season for the south island so it wasn't roasting hot all day, so the pool was a nice alternative to the sea when you just want to relax. The staff in the house were amazing. I cannot praise them enough!! The food they cook is outstanding, they really know what they're doing and they really do anything they can to help! We bought all the ingredients and then they cooked us authentic Sri Lankan meals and it was lovely. The house itself was beautiful however its in need of some serious TLC. the grass around the pool was over grown, one of the rooms was covered in dust. The air con in the master bedroom didn't work - or really, if we turned it on, it tripped the electricity in the rest of the house so that was a really annoyance. Especially when its 25-30 degrees with humidity close to 90%. The house was also advertised as having a washer dryer which it does not. That needs to be clear. We had expected to be able to wash some clothes at the villa and re-stock our supplies. When we asked the staff they took our clothes but while they kindly washed them, there was no way to dry the,. the humidity was so high that hanging them wasn't an option so we all just ended up with even smellier clothes which was a real let down. Also, don't rely on the WiFi as it doesn't work. The whole place would benefit from a fresh paint job and just little fixes around. If those were fixed then it would have been amazing! We still enjoyed the time but certain things were too much to ignore. I can see below I am asked if I would recommend this holiday rental to a friend? If they fixed the little things and provided a washer (or just took washer off the amenities list) then absolutely in a heartbeat!!!
Visited August 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 20 November 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Compass293062
Compass293062
Dear Ignatius, Thank you so much for your review. I will try to reply to the negative things you have pointed out so that other guests do not get a bad idea of our place. - we do provide a washing machine which in fact has been used to wash your clothes. Sorry but it only washes, no drying. Unfortunately you came during monsoon season but this was not our fault if weather was humid. - Wifi: we do provide it but as you pointed out we are on a very isolated beach and it is a miracle that we can at least have the privilege of these modern facilities, but it depends on the weather conditions, and when raining the signal is poor. Also the sri lankan system does not allow for unlimited so we buy a monthly package, with a certain amount of datas, and this does not allow videos, movies down loading but it works very well for emails and even Skype... - maintenance: as you mentionned, you came monsoon season and this is not the right time to make maintenance as paint, varnish do not dry, also you must keep in mind that what makes this place special it is its position but a villla on a beach with wild life around suffers from this as well, insect and squirrels, monkeys that damage and dirt the place, rain and sea breeze that washes away the paint..... Anyway, the villa is frequently maintained and in these days all jobs (paint, electricity, plumbing, etc...) are being done under our control. - A/C : staff said that the electric problem had been fixed the same day. Wires corrosion can occur anytime unfortunately. We thank you again for the positive and negative things that you have pointed out. Kind regards The owner
Written 21 November 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

patrick v
patrick v
Merville, France6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
vacances de rêve
Nous avons passer 15 jours dans cette superbe villa décorer avec beaucoup de gout . La propriétaire de la maison est vraiment disponible dés que l'ont n'a une question , le personnels est vraiment formidable ils sont vraiment aux petits soins pour vous, ils font tout pour votre confort, la nourriture es excellente cuisiné par Lakmal. Upul le chauffeur nous a fait découvrir de beau endroits grâce aux excursions qu'ils nous a proposés tout au long de notre séjour , je recommende vraiment cette destination et cette villa repos total assuré. Nous y retournons l'année prochaine avec un grand plaisir
Visited August 2015
Written 9 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Children's pool
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Property features
  • Staff on property
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
Getting there
Bandaranayake Intl Airport
162.4 km

Mawella Lagoon Airport
15 km
Restaurants
Ceylon Excel
2 min

Chill House Restaurant
1 min

The Tree's Restaurant
5 min

Dream Family
3 min
Attractions
Medaketiya Activity Beach
4 minBeaches

Wise Way
2 minShopping Malls
About the neighbourhood
Royal and sacred cities, colonial strongholds, temple caves and virgin forests – with no fewer than seven World Heritage Sites declared and listed by UNESCO, Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s richest treasure troves of both natural and man-made wonders. Six of these marvels span some 2,500 years of history – from the sacred city of Anuradhapura and the cave temples of Dambulla, to the magnificent temples and palaces of the royal city of Kandy. The Dutch fortification at Galle has the added distinction of being a living World Heritage Site. But the seventh jewel in Sri Lanka’s heritage crown owes nothing to man and everything to nature: the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot, with its own unique eco-system consisting of protected birds, flora and fauna. The country’s former royal capital, Kandy, the archaeological sites at Polonnaruw, Sigiriya – the palace in the sky – form Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle – a world of ancient wonders. Spiritually inspiring, year after year, visitors from around the world make their personal pilgrimages to the seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport pick up and drop can be arrange on request. Luxury cars and vans available. Air Taxi service available arrangements can be made on request depending on availability Easy travel from villa to Galle and and other tourist attractions by local taxi's and luxury vehicles.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Depending on the availability, you can also rent a standard double room only, shared facilities, which means that you may have to share dining room, living room, pool with other guests, as in a standard hotel, at 70€/night. Master bedroom is 100€/night. Breakfast is 8€/person per day Any meal is 15€/person

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tangalle Mansion

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