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Taru Villas - 42 Lighthouse
Why we like it
- Located in the heart of Galle
- Colonial and full of sophisticated charm
- Nearly everything within Galle is only a 10 minute walk from 42 Lighthouse Street
- With only four rooms, this is a great boutique option, or take the whole villa on an exclusive basis
- Meals are a delight and the chef is more than happy to talk through the options with you – we love the breakfasts here
Watch the sunset over this historic trading port, from the rooftop terrace.
All in all a great trip and we will be recommending Sri Lanka and Abercrombie & Kent to our friends.
- AM, Hampshire
42 Lighthouse Street dates back to the 1800s, built for a Dutch merchant and his wife, the villa has been beautifully restored to its former glory offering a stylish and elegant place to stay. Full of antique furnishings with modern amenities and a superb team of attentive staff. Stay in a superior or deluxe room. Each one individually styled and full of photographs that reflect the rich history that Galle has to offer.
The villa boasts a spacious living room and lounge area the perfect retreat from a day exploring the winding streets of Galle. Dining in the villa is excellent, a hearty breakfast Sri Lankan style or a more conventional continental breakfast is sure to set you up for the day. Lunch and Dinner are offered on an a la carte basis and the chef is more than happy to be guided by you with your personal preferences.
Best time to be there
During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.
Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)
10 hours non-stop
GMT +6 hours
Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
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