Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, Galle
Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure, Galle
(SKU: LK1500BA58) Taking you back in time to an era of elegance and royalty, Tamarind Hill in Galle is a Manor House which has been converted in to a chic boutique hotel without harming its originality. The property which has a courtyard in the middle is an epitome of luxurious living adorned with antique furnishings. The rooms and suites are spacious while they comprise of a host of features that will certainly help you to make your holiday memorable. From enjoying a whole day by the pool sipping cocktails to getting pampered at the spa, Tamarind Hill offers exclusive services away from the hustle and bustle of your daily lives.
Built over 250 years ago, Tamarind Hill is a manor house located in the historical city of Galle. The luxury boutique hotel is set slightly inland but you can easily reach the Southern shores of the island in no time. The property is ideally located approximately 10 minutes away from the Dutch Fort in Galle which is a well known UNESCO World Heritage Site. The drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake takes about 2 1/2 hours via the Southern Expressway while if you prefer a coastal scenic route you can always take the Colombo - Galle motorway. You can avoid traffic completely and take and Air Taxi which flies from Katunayake to Koggala which is about 30 minutes away from Tamarind Hill.
Tamarind Hill offers you a mix of Rooms and Suites that speaks volumes about the bygone era. You can choose between Crayford Rooms or the Admiral and Captain Suites. The rooms and suites are adorned with colonial furnishings that emanate a noble ambience. From a luxurious pillow menu to a bathroom with lavish amenities, all units are well adorned with a number of facilities. Standard in-room features include in-room dining, complimentary Wi-Fi, LED screen TV, mini bar, electronic safe, tea/coffee maker, turndown service, rain shower and superior bath amenities based on Sri Lankan Ayurvedic healing.
A Colonial style luxury boutique hotel, Tamarind Hill has been transformed in to a serene living space without harming its grandeur and charm. At Tamarind Hill, it's all about going back in time with the ambience and eminence of the Colonial period. The Restaurant which is quite cozy, offers you a fine dining experience with a wonderful selection of dishes from all over the world. Fresh produce, local fare and a mix of Sri Lankan herbs and spices are used to create these dishes while the sea food and grills are always a favourite among visitors. Adding a contemporary touch is the Tamarind Hill Bar that is set with soothing sounds and beautiful lighting. You can enjoy wines from around the world, classic cocktails and exclusive spirits. The lounge area offers complete relaxation where you can enjoy long conversations or a cup of Ceylon Tea from the tea menu.
Tamarind Hill, Galle is also a fine place to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. With a mix of the island's exotic herbs, ocean salts and oils, you will encounter the healing practices of the village healers presented in a signature menu of treatments at the Tamarind Hill Spa. The infinity pool is the perfect place to relax under the sun and enjoy a dip in warm weather. The area is surrounded by tropical foliage and the river beyond. Guests can also relax in comfortable day beds and cushy pool chairs and maybe enjoy a cocktail. The Giniganga River runs by Tamarind Hill while guests can enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or an intimate dinner on the river deck while listening to the sounds of nature.
Adding more to its grandeur, Tamarind Hill is a much sorted venue for a lavish banquet, classic wedding or even a cocktail party for your high-end clientele. The ambience, the antique furnishings, the breezy courtyard lined by verandahs and the water lily pond are perfect to enjoy some exclusive fine dining and also an intimate gathering.
Excursions and Day Tours
You can enjoy an evening river safari in a canoe with the assistance of some trained village folk and witness the natural habitat that surrounds the Giniganga River. Fishing expeditions can also be arranged while you can also practice local fishing techniques to catch some fish that are seen in these fresh waters. A 10 minute stroll will take you a temple which is home to a 400 year old Bo tree. About 1 1/2 km away is the historical Dutch Fort and an interesting ensemble of Colonial architecture. You will see a collection of jewellery shops, cafes, fashion boutiques, books, hand craft items, museums and churches within the magnificent walls of the Fort. The South beach is also well known for numerous water sports while Whale Watching is also a much loved activity off the coast of Mirissa during the season. Nearby places of interest includes Rumassalla and the Handunugoda Tea Estate.