The Saffron House

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

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Latest reviews

Average rating of 10/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)
Alex H
Alex H

Stayed: September 2018

Amazing sea views, delicious food - what more could you ask for!

The location is amazing. Sea views, incredible pool, extremely comfortable rooms, friendly helpful staff and the FOOD wow! Chris and her team ensured that our stay at Saffron house was perfect. We had six meals in the villa and each and everyone was AMAZING. Paul was incredibly fast and extremely helpful to respond to all my questions when I was booking the villa. If you're looking for somewhere to really relax and enjoy what Sri Lankan has to offer then please book Saffron House. We can't wait to go back.
Stayed: September 2018

Stayed: August 2018

the best place that we have ever visit - great view, great staff, amazing property.

we even supersized our self. we had a great 7 nights. the design of the rooms is perfect - i liked the under sky bathroom with its small garden. the pool was just in the right size and the right temperature. easy walk to the nearest beach. it is very safe place - all surrounded by a fence and you feel like in a 5 star island. 4-6 persons took care for all our needs, all with gentle and kindness. a real place to come back
Stayed: August 2018
Sarah d
Sarah d

Stayed: February 2018

Wow-factor villa with wonderful staff, beautiful gardens and breathtaking views

We had such a fabulous stay at this wow-factor villa, set in beautiful tropical gardens with panoramic sea views. The layout and design has been really well thought out and the whole place is nicely kitted out. We loved the huge canopied beds and indoor/outdoor bathrooms and beautiful gardens... and the views are really something special. The villa is set high on a headland looking out to miles and miles of sea, if you are lucky you might even spot dolphins or a whale in the distance. To the left is Hirikitya Bay (also known as Horseshoe Bay) a beautiful little cove with laid-back bohemian charm and chilled out cafes and beach bars. To the right is Dikwella beach, a long and deserted stretch of golden sands. Utter paradise.... you'll find it very hard to leave.
Stayed: February 2018

Stayed: February 2018

THE most relaxing week's holiday!

We could not have enjoyed our stay at The Saffron House more! From the moment we arrived, to the warmest of welcomes, the staff took such good care of us and were utterly charming. They really are an exceptional team, ably headed up by Chris. We had asked for typical Sri Lankan food and were not disappointed; it was absolutely delicious. We decided against doing any day trips as we all wanted to relax and unwind during our week there and left feeling utterly refreshed.
Stayed: February 2018

Stayed: January 2018

I'd go back to Saffron House tomorrow....

Amazing location between two stunning beaches, incredibly beautiful villa set in stunning gardens. Chris and her staff looked after us brilliantly all week. Superb food and they were so friendly and kind. The rooms are extremely comfy, huge beds with nice sheets and modern polished concrete bathrooms. Good day trips organised by the staff too. All in all 5 star in every way.
Stayed: January 2018


Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Swimming pool

Bedroom facilities

  • Personal safe
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • King Size bed

Bathroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Rain shower
  • En-suite bathroom

Business facilities

  • Local mobile phone or card available

Dining facilities

  • Electric stove
  • Gas stove
  • Dish washer
  • Freezer (standalone)
  • Fridge (standalone)
  • Oven
  • Juicer
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Wine cooler
  • Water cooler
  • Food processor
  • Dining area seats 10 people.

Living facilities

  • Sofabed
  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling fans

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • Speakers system
  • Hammock


The Saffron House lies about 15 kms from the southern tip of the island on the edge of the town of Dikwella, 25 minutes from the end of the new Southern Highway. The stunning Dondra to Tangalle coastline is now within easy reach, with Galle only 45 minutes away.

With Yala National Park (to the east) close enough for a day’s tour and Galle now easily accessible to the west, this is the perfect location from which to experience all Sri Lanka’s "deep south" has to offer; from elephants and leopards at Yala to leatherback turtles at Rekawa and blue whales at Mirissa.

The entrance gates lie up a quiet lane, 30 metres above sea level, the highest point on this small headland and sandwiched between two of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches, each just a few minutes’ walk away.
Directly ahead, across 5,000 miles of uninterrupted water, lies the coast of Antarctica. We have seen blue whales passing close to the bottom of the garden; few places on earth offer such an opportunity. There are also monkeys, tortoises, many types of birds, including sea eagles and most evenings the local peacocks arrive to roost in the coconut trees.

Once around the southern tip of the island from the Galle coast, the main road is mostly set well back from a complex coastline, with small sandy bays, jagged rocky seafront and quiet, bird-filled lagoons. The road from Matara is quite new and a pretty drive through numerous tidy villages. The coastline is blessed with many kilometres of stunning, empty beaches and not far inland, serene paddy fields, cinnamon estates and wooded hills bursting with wildlife.


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Rates Include

The rates include 10% service charge and government taxes. The villa is fully staffed. Guests discuss their requirements with our chef who has a broad repertoire from local dishes to other asian and western cuisine.

Rates Exclude

The rate excludes transport, drinks and food ingredients.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations notified within 60 days, but more than 30 days before the booked arrival date will receive a refund of 25% of the booking total. Cancellations notified within 30 days may also receive a 25% refund at the discretion of the owners. We recommend our guests purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances.

Payment Terms

A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable when a booking is confirmed. The deposit can be paid by electronic bank transfer. Balance payment will be due 60 days before booked arrival date.


Luxury Ocean-Front Villa

The Saffron House mixes traditional and contemporary design, reflected in hand-built furniture, hand-finished floors and simple tropical architecture, all from local materials. The villa has four double bedrooms, with extra beds available for children.

The gardens include bougainvillea, heliconia, Japanese araliya, hibiscus, mango, wood-apple and much more, including a vegetable garden. Below the main lawn, a coconut grove slopes down to 100 metres of dramatic rocky shoreline; all to explore. Watch the sun set over Dondra lighthouse on the southern tip of the island and later, the fishing lights out to sea at night.

The house is set around a central paved courtyard, about 20 metres above sea level. The courtyard is flanked on two sides by a large covered veranda with an adjoining kitchen, an open veranda for sunbathing and a 6 x 10 metre swimming pool. The pool's infinity edge faces directly south through the coconut trees and over the surf to the horizon.
The main covered veranda is the centre of the house with a dining area by the Koi fish pond and large sofas for relaxing at the south end, overlooking the terrace, the pool and the ocean beyond.

The bedrooms are cool and airy, with polished concrete floors and contemporary furniture, hand-built from local teak and mango. Thick 12" mattresses and fine linen lie on striking, under-lit polished concrete beds topped with huge mosquito nets. Each room has a selection of thick white towels, coloured beach towels and lots of flowers.

The house has broadband Wi-Fi and receives a 3G signal. All bedrooms have mosquito nets, fans and air conditioning. There is a good quality amplifier and wall speakers on the veranda for ipods etc.

The Master bedrooms: The two largest Master bedrooms are set on the north side of the courtyard, each with large adjoining bathrooms partially open to the sky. While both of these rooms face the courtyard, they also look onto separate small gardens of their own.

The Courtyard bedroom: This smaller bedroom lies on the west side of the courtyard and has wonderful elevated views across its own small private garden and lawn to the sea. Behind the bedroom is a simple, stylish bathroom.

The Sea bedroom: This bedroom lies much closer to the sea and provides more privacy. A similar size to the Courtyard bedroom, it is bright and airy, with the whole of the south end of the room opening onto its own private terrace, just 30 metres from the sea and the sound of the surf.