Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure

Bejeweling the yellow-gold shores of Dadella, Galle is the stylish old-world boutique hotel of ‘Tamarind Hill’. Presented by renowned ‘Asia Leisure’, the hotel treasures a restful backdrop located 130 KM from Colombo.

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A former Manor House converted into a lavish private getaway, ‘Tamarind Hill’ impressively captures an awe-inspiring heritage of over 250 years. An emblem of the gentry, the boutique hotel rejoices in the crème de la crème of architecture and timeless designs that distinguished aristocratic residences of yore.

The Experience

The 10 Crayford rooms at this elite boutique hotel feature a glory of sophisticated colonial furniture. Four poster beds, towering almirahs, Queen Anne style tables and classical whatnots lend the rooms a fashionable character. The Admiral suite and Captain suite combines quaint classical arts and exclusive aristocratic designs, presenting a sumptuous ambiance rooted in centuries-old Ceylon. Esteemed heirlooms which include grand almirahs and magnificent chests repose amidst the tranquil tones of the suites. These 2 suites also come with charming old-fashioned claw foot bathtubs and private balconies. Guests at ‘Tamarind Hill’ are provided an exclusive butler service.

The cosy and secluded restaurant at the colonial hotel serves an assortment of global picks and Sri Lankan favourites whose highlights include seafood dishes and time-honoured 19th century recipes. The bar glasses out fine wines and spirits in a laid-back, refreshingly modern setting, amidst lounge music taking to the air. The lounge is appointed with beautiful woven chairs to bask in an interesting read or a tête-à-tête.

The spa presents an assortment of healing rituals that are centred in the wisdom of ancient wellbeing traditions and exotic island herbs. The infinity pool is an oasis of tranquillity; enfolded in a ring of palm trees and the peaceful Gin Ganga River meandering beyond it.

Around and About

Take in a picturesque canoe safari on the serene waters of the Gin Ganga River and enjoy the cheery sights of monkeys swinging between trees and birds rollicking. Enjoy the laid-back beauty of the tranquil path which leads to the charming Kovila Godella Temple which is just a stroll away from the hotel.

6 KM from ‘Tamarind Hill’ is the eloquent old-world spectacle of Galle Fort, a historical lacework of Portuguese, Dutch and British architecture. Stroll around the ramparts leisurely, exploring the wonder of a quaint clock tower, 3 ½ century old church, lighthouse reminiscent of bygone days, old-world houses and many other evocative colonial landmarks.

Sunbathe on the soft sands of Talpe. Lounge on the laid-back beaches of serene Unawatuna and the idyllic Koggala.

Watch the river go by as you canoe down the sleepy white waters in the afterlight and come home to a hearty, down-home dinner laid out on the river deck. Learn quiet joys of life at a drowsy tropical hamlet…

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