Ambassadors Villa

9.8/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

5 5 10

from

USD 600

per night

Latest reviews

Average rating of 9.8/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)
10/10
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FiP123
FiP123

Stayed: April 2015

Beautiful villa with excellent staff .

We stayed in the villa with 2 families for 5 nights. We choose the villa as it was better value than a hotel and offered more flexibility especially for the young children This was our favourite place that we stayed for our whole Sri Lanka trip The villa is beautiful very spacious with a lovely pool It is in a great location in the heart of Galle Fort The staff are all very attentive and we had some of the best food especially the Sri Lankan breakfast The villa manager went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed and provided lots of useful local knowledge
Stayed: April 2015
10/10
tripadvisor
Cheekeke
Cheekeke

AMAZING HOUSE

Located in the fort, the house and staff is great. All meals are prepared well prepared, house and grounds are well maintained. Highly recommended!
8/10
tripadvisor
Shanghailiz
Shanghailiz

Stayed: May 2016

A perfect place to stay in Galle Fort

We were a family group visiting Galle after a family birthday party in Nuwara Eliya. We chose this house as it catered for a large group and it looked full of atmosphere. We were not disappointed. It's a beautiful house, with spacious rooms, a large living area and a small pool. It's also well located for exploring the streets of the fort area. The staff were friendly but not overly so and left us to do our own thing. Our cook was excellent and we ate several super meals in the house. Loku was our housekeeper, and Rob the villa manager. We only met on arrival and on the day we left, but we had contact details should we have needed to contact either of them. The house was well appointed and tastefully decorated. The living room area could do with another portable fan perhaps. It was extremely hot when we were there, and a little difficult to keep cool. A couple of comments I would make on the property - it needs a lick of paint here and there, and the beautiful wooden floors could do with some attention and a good polish. The towels should also be replaced. Threadbare, grey looking towels and towels with holes are not acceptable in a property such as this! These are meant are constructive comments and nothing more. We had a fantastic stay and we would certainly go back. A last note - we booked the property through Elite Havens and our contact was Cara. She was very efficient and thorough and I am sure we will use Elite Havens again.
Stayed: May 2016
10/10
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Doobaz8
Doobaz8

Stayed: July 2016, traveled with family

An excellent stay in one of the best!

This incredible property situated in a perfect location on Lighthouse Street in Galle Fort is magnificent and is only enhanced by the amazing staff that ensure it is tip top. This private villa is easily one of the best that is available at The Fort with 5 beautifully appointed bedrooms and I must say, equipped with one of the most comfortable beds I've slept on. Filled with some beautiful antiques, the villa exudes a majestic aura of bygone days. A lovely pool is situated towards the rear of the property and is an ideal space to relax and congregate after exploring the Fort and is a welcome respite from the heat. As the home is designed with courtyards and open spaces, expect lovely breezes and some cute birds and squirrels to visit. You will be well taken care of by Loku the villa manager and an amazing staff including in my opinion one of the best chefs in Sri Lanka. The food was spectacular and easily the best we have tried in Galle. Don't bother going out to look for great Sri Lankan cuisine - your best bet is right here at Ambassadors House. We all loved this fantastic place and were actually very sad to leave. This was really an excellent stay and one of the best!
Stayed: July 2016, traveled with family
10/10
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Hugo R
Hugo R

Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends

Stunning house in the heart of Galle

I stayed at Ambassador's with a group of friends. This is an exceptionally beautiful property, tastefully decorated and well appointed. We were very well looked after by all the staff. The chef was fantastic, and I would definitely recommend sampling the Sri Lankan breakfast (we did so every day!) and at least one Sri Lankan rice and curry feast. All in all, an amazing stay!
Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends

Facilities

Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Security
Maid
Chef
Swimming pool
Internet/Wifi

Bedroom facilities

  • Personal safe
  • TV
  • Sound system
  • Air Condition
  • iPod dock
  • King Size bed
  • Twin bed
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV

Bathroom facilities

  • Bath tub
  • En-suite bathroom

Business facilities

  • Telephone
  • Local mobile phone or card available

Dining facilities

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Juicer
  • Coffee machine
  • Blender

Living facilities

  • Sofabed
  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling Fans

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • BBQ / Bar area
  • Gazebo or pergola

Location

Seemingly timeless, a stay within Galle Fort's richly historic walls is an honour as you join the glittering ranks of merchants, traders, colonialists and foreign nationals, who have all left their indelible mark on this seventeenth century Dutch fortress. Narrow streets bearing English and Dutch names lead past an astounding concentration of colonial properties whose delicate fretwork, magnificent columns and ornate plasterwork are a constant source of amazement.

Walks atop the grassy western ramparts at sunset are a highlight for many; watch cricket matches, couples stealing private moments together and kamikaze jumpers launching themselves into the sea below. Museums showcasing the fort's rich history plus a number of restaurants and boutiques are all less than a ten minute walk from Ambassador House's front door.

Rates

Include all taxes - No booking fees

Season Dates Bedrooms Daily Rental Minimum Stay
Standard Rate (5BR) 11 Feb 2019
11 Apr 2019
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 12 Apr 2019
21 Apr 2019
5 bedroom USD 950 5 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 22 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2019
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 May 2019
30 Jun 2019
5 bedroom USD 600 2 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 Jul 2019
31 Aug 2019
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 Sep 2019
30 Nov 2019
5 bedroom USD 600 2 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 Dec 2019
19 Dec 2019
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 20 Dec 2019
11 Jan 2020
5 bedroom USD 950 5 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 12 Jan 2020
19 Jan 2020
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 20 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2020
5 bedroom USD 950 5 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 Feb 2020
2 Apr 2020
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 3 Apr 2020
12 Apr 2020
5 bedroom USD 950 5 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 13 Apr 2020
30 Apr 2020
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 May 2020
30 Jun 2020
5 bedroom USD 600 2 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 Jul 2020
31 Aug 2020
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 Sep 2020
30 Nov 2020
5 bedroom USD 600 2 nights
Standard Rate (5BR) 1 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020
5 bedroom USD 720 3 nights

Rates Include

* Rates include all taxes and service charge
* Discounted rates for stays of 14+ nights
* Electricity, mains water
* Complimentary Wifi
* Daily breakfast
* Daily maid service
* Gardener
* Pool attendant

Rates Exclude

* Provisioning costs
* Tour & activity reservations & coordination
* Spa treatments
* Laundry

Cancellation Policy

If the Guest wishes to cancel a confirmed booking, written notice of cancellation must be sent to the manager. All cancellation notices received by the manager will be acknowledged in writing. It is strongly recommended that the Guest and all members of the Guest's party purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Cancellation of a booking includes but is not limited to:
* Cancellation of one or more days of a booking.
* An amendment of a booking so that none of the dates of the booking once amended fall within the same dates that originally constituted the booking.
* Failure of all Guests to provide the required documentation on arrival (eg. Passports or suitable identification).
* Attempt by the Guest, their party or visitors to hold an event at the Property in breach of these Terms and Conditions or breach of any rules applicable to the Guest's chosen Property.

In the event that the Guest cancels a confirmed booking, the following cancellation fees will generally apply:
* 20% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made more than 60 days before the start of the rental period.
* 50% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made between 30 and 60 days before the start of the rental period.
* 100% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made between 1 and 29 days before the start of the rental period.

The applicable amount will be deducted from the deposit and moneys paid, and the manager will refund any remaining balance to the Guest.

Please note that these cancellation terms apply for regular booking periods. Special cancellation terms may apply for peak/high seasons and will be stated in the Property description, booking confirmation or reservation voucher. If the information in any of these is inconsistent, the most recently issued terms will prevail.

Payment Terms

Payment:
When the Guest makes a booking request, the Guest must make the appropriate deposit payment to EH within 5 working days of availability confirmation. If the required deposit payment is not received within the 5 working day period, EH reserves the right to void the Guest’s booking request. The following deposit payment applicable to most villas (see individual villa terms for full details) must be received by EH:
For villas in Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka:
For rentals beginning more than 75 days after the date of the booking request – a deposit of 20% of the total rental amount is payable For rentals beginning 75 days or less after the date of the booking request – the total rental amount is payable as a deposit
Where a 20% deposit applies to the booking, the Guest must pay the remaining 80% balance not less than 75 days before the scheduled arrival date.
For all other countries:
For rentals beginning more than 60 days after the date of the booking request – a deposit of 50% of the total rental amount is payable For rentals beginning 60 days or less after the date of the booking request – the total rental amount is payable as a deposit
Where a 50% deposit applies to the booking, the Guest must pay the remaining 50% balance not less than 60 days before the scheduled arrival date.

Description

The essence of what makes a tropical house special

Atmospherically tucked within Galle's historic seventeenth century fortress on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, Ambassador's House is a magnificently proportioned five-bedroom property bursting with colonial charm.

Once the residence of the Bangladeshi Ambassador, this majestic house boasts an abundance of living space, including a spacious roof terrace and a cavernous lounge, which make it an exceptional place for entertaining.

Families and groups of friends will cherish time spent in these elegant surroundings soaking up the nostalgia. The house is fully-staffed and comes with an elongated plunge pool, wireless internet and a satellite-enabled TV and DVD player.

Houses in Galle's historic seventeenth century fortress tend to hide their expansive interiors behind deceptively modest facades as carefully as secrets remain hidden for hundreds of years, and Ambassador's House is no exception. Although the property's pillared frontage and arched doorways are strikingly elegant, they are not particularly large. Step across the threshold however and be amazed at the generous proportions of the living room alone; and this awe-inspiring combination of magnificence and grace, ambiance and charm offer a tantalising taste of what's to come as you surrender to your curiosity and step further inside.

Ambassador's House dates back 300 years and significant remnants of its eminent past remain; soaring ceilings, pillared verandas and graceful archways combine with a contemporary-colonial interior design that harks back to the Dutch, under whose authority this magnificent property (and indeed the fortress in which the house stands) was built. Until recently, the building was the much-admired residence of the Bangladeshi ambassador, hence its name, and its spacious interiors were quite aptly used for the entertainment of visiting dignitaries. Today, it is with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality that our staff team welcome you; keen to cater to your every requirement we're sure their warm welcome will make you feel immediately at home.

All five ensuite bedrooms at Ambassador's House come with both air conditioning and ceiling fans, whilst beds are dressed in the crispest cotton sheets and shrouded in soft linen mosquito nets. Bathrooms are brand new and have been beautifully finished in smooth terrazzo. Each comes with a hot water rain shower and single sink except that of the master bedroom who's ensuite features a moulded tub, twin sinks and his-and-hers showers.

Ambassador's House is well suited to group gatherings and large families as the amount and variety of sumptuous living space on offer - from the expansive living room and roof terrace to the intimate TV room and master bedroom lounge - allows everyone either to find their own quiet and peaceful corner or to enjoy the spacious rooms together. The house comes with a gorgeous courtyard plunge pool enhanced by a cascading wall of water that gushes quietly in the background and echoes softly amongst the petite pockets of tropical gardens.

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