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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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  • The location is fair but very good enough for relax, a lot of convenience shop down-stair, massa...

    "The location is fair but very good enough for relax, a lot of convenience shop down-stair, massage, restaurant, cafe, exchange by walking distance. The modern apartment is fantastic, the room is clean & the pool with Jacuzzi on the rooftop is perfect!! I would really recommend here to stay."
    Guest: Kar L. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 15, 2016
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  • Cool, clean, comfortable, charming.

    "This extremely aptly named cool retreat is comfortable and elegantly furnished, and we were very well looked after all week by Kingsley and his team, who cooked excellent Sri Lankan dinners for us every night (and showed me how to make the delicious aubergine dish). Kingsley was also very helpful in suggesting day and half day outings and booking a driver for us. We enjoyed cocktails on the terrace and cooling off in the pool, and we both had a marvellously relaxing hour-long massage at the house. !n September, just pre-monsoon season, the sea was too rough to swim in from the beach opposite the villa, however our walks along the picture postcard beach were perfect, and the sunsets spectacular. We saw nothing to suggest a need for a 24 hour security guard on the property but were nevertheless reassured by his presence. The charm, comfort and coolness within are a contrast to the bustle, obvious poverty and general untidiness without, but it is also only 12 years since the tsunami hit many parts of this coastline. On the Galle road there is a tsunami museum and a brutally graphic memorial to the many hundreds who died here. We enjoyed our visit to Galle, which is more touristy than the busy, teeming Ambalangoda, and has some more upmarket shops. We did a long day trip to the Udawalawe national park and enjoyed the safari experience although it would have been better to go earlier or later in the day for an opportunity to see the elephant herd. Kingsley will take you in the tuk-tuk to the river just 15 minutes away for a lovely 2 hour boat trip, mangroves and all, not forgetting the obligatory trip to the Buddhist temple on one of the islands. We ate lunch in randomly chosen roadside restaurants on two occasions, sticking to vegetable curries, which were very good. On your outings try to have handy a collection of 100 and 200 (50p and £1) rupee notes for tips; these are small sums but make a difference to guides, waiters and drivers. Whether you just chill out at the villa, or use it as a base for sight-seeing trips, Samudrawasa is a wonderful place to stay. I felt real regret on leaving it, and Sri Lanka."
    Guest: Tracy B. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 19, 2016
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  • Perfect Location

    "What a wonderful holiday we had this year! This was our second visit to Hanimeli and the newly refurbished apartment certainly has the "wow" factor without losing any of it's charm. It feels so light and spacious...the sea views are stunning. The new kitchen is so well equipped, perfect for those who wish to self cater, but do try some of the excellent restaurants both local and in Kalkan. You will be spoilt for choice! Hiring a car this year enabled us to see more of this beautiful country, Myra, Xanthos and Patara all well worth a visit, as is Bezirgan, the mountain village. We love Turkey and this spot in particular...thank you Annette and David for sharing your home with us."
    Guest: Estelle W. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
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  • The room was great and cozy indeed, its interior design is comparable to a first class hotel. Will

    "The room was great and cozy indeed, its interior design is comparable to a first class hotel. Will definitely stay there again with the family in the near future."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 7, 2016
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