Mandalay Villa

9.6/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

3 3 6



per night

Latest reviews

Average rating of 9.6/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

Stayed: September 2018

Heaven on earth!

Everything about this property and the team there is amazing. From the greeting at the door on arrival, to the sumptuous food, the character of the villa itself and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Nothing was too difficult for the team. The villa is extremely well kept, and has some outstanding features. Very spacious, with spacious grounds and a massive pool that are tended to daily. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a quiet but convenience place to stay outside of Galle.
Stayed: September 2018
Roland B
Roland B

Stayed: August 2018

Lovely lakeside villa

Just home from two weeks at Mandalay Lake Villa, and certainly didn't want to leave. Lovely house on the shores of Koggala lake. The staff do a great job looking after guests. Chintaka's Sri Lankan curry was a winner with the kids - evening after evening. Great for peace and quiet, but close to the beach and a short drive to Galle Fort. We also spent many happy hours bodyboarding at Weligama which is a short drive south down the coast.
Stayed: August 2018
Kumar P
Kumar P

Stayed: May 2018

Heavenly getaway

Mandalay Villa is a short drive away from Colombo and perfect for a quick getaway. Situated on the shores of Koggala Lake it is constantly fanned by the breezes across the lake. Beautifully styled an well appointed the accomodation comprises a very large, stylish master bedroom on the top floor and two other bedrooms at ground level and a spacious dining pavilion. Large garden areas and a great swimming pool all help make it a stunning resort. The added bonus of a little jetty from which to watch the spectacular sunsets with a sundowner at hand, there is nothing else one could wish for. The attentive and obliging service from Dulcie the housekeeper and the excellent skills of the chef made our stay a memorable one.
Stayed: May 2018

Stayed: March 2018

Lovely secluded villa - great with kids

Had a great stay for nine days with two kids (7 and 9) and even had guests over for a few days. The pool was perfect for the kids, the location secluded, the staff was super helpful and professional, and there's plenty of activities nearby, including the lake that offers fishing, island hopping and more. All in all I'd highly recommend Mandalay, and the kitchen is great for up to a few days, but anything beyond that, or anything beyond traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, and the kitchen gets monotone - at best.
Stayed: March 2018

Stayed: April 2018


Such a special villa in a really peaceful part of Koggala Lake. One occasionally hears the rumble of the nearby train. The staff took great care to ensure all our needs were met and nothing was too much trouble. The chef prepared the most delicious Sri Lankan meals for us - fresh fish, curries, egg hoppers and always fresh juice for breakfast. We enjoyed a lovely boat ride where we visited an old Buddhist temple and cinnamon island, all from the convenience of the villa’s private jetty. We even saw some crocodiles. This was our fourth visit to Sri Lanka and Mandalay definitely stands out as a favourite. A beautiful colonial villa and grounds.
Stayed: April 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
  • Baby cot
  • Air conditioning
  • King Size bed
  • Twin bed

Bathroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Bath tub
  • Rain shower
  • En-suite bathroom

Dining facilities

  • Gas stove
  • Freezer (standalone)
  • Fridge (standalone)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Juicer
  • Coffee machine
  • Blender
  • Water cooler
  • Breakfast bar

Living facilities

  • Lounge seating
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • TV
  • Satellite channels
  • iPod Dock

Outdoor facilities

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


An epitome of Sri Lankan style of architecture, Mandalay is set in the sleepy village of Kathaluwa on Lake Koggala. Located about 700 metres to Koggala Beach, the villa captures spectacular views across the water to the mystical, uninhabited island of Madol Doova. It is also at convenient distance from the historical city of Galle, which is home to the Galle fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The villa offers the perfect location to enjoy a typical Sri Lankan rural experience while being at an easy distance from local attraction and beautiful beaches.


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Rates Include

* Tropical breakfast
* Staff
* Electricity, mains water
* Basic cleaning and garden supplies

Rates Exclude

* Taxes & Services
* Telephone costs
* Provisioning costs
* Transportation
* Extra services (nannies, drivers, therapists, tour and event organization)

Cancellation Policy

* For cancellations more than 60 days before the arrival date 80% of the total rental amount, minus a USD 150 administration fee, will be refunded.
* For cancellations and/or amendments 30 - 60 days before the arrival date, 50% of the final booking amount, minus USD 150 in administration fees, will be refunded.
* For cancellations 1 - 29 days before the arrival date and for no -shows, no refund will be made.
* During peak periods, 30 days will be added to all cancellation periods.
* A refund may be offered, if the Villa is re-let for the same duration and at the same rates.
* Any amendments that reduce the total rental amount will be treated as a partial cancellation and may be subject to the cancellation fees stated above.
* Any amendments that involve the booking of another property altogether, will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and the creation of a new one.
* In the unlikely event a villa booking is cancelled by the owner, the owner will attempt to secure a booking in an alternative property of the same standard, at the same rates. If this is not possible, a full refund will be made.

Payment Terms

* Prices quoted are in US Dollars, are listed by the Villa Owners and are subject to change without prior notice. However, once a deposit or payment has been received, the prices will not be amended for the dates of the rental.
* All payments are to be made in US dollars unless an exchange rate for other currencies has been agreed on prior to the payment being made.
* Bookings more than 30 days before the date of arrival will require a 50% deposit to confirm the booking. The full payment must be received 30 days (60 days if peak period) before the date of arrival. No reminder will be sent and failure to pay on time may result in a loss of the booking.
* Bookings made within 30 days of the date (60 days if peak period) of arrival, will require full payment.
* Once the deposit or payment has been received, a final booking confirmation will be sent.
* A security deposit equivalent of one night rent will be payable in US Dollars, in cash, on arrival at the villa. This deposit will be used against any damages or charges incurred during the stay. The difference or full amount will be returned in USD on the day of departure. If the charges cannot be determined at the time of departure, the Owner is entitled to withhold a reasonable estimate from your security deposit and will return any balance as soon as the actual cost has been determined.


Beautiful lakeside villa

Mandalay is a beautiful villa which is set on a peaceful area of the massive Koggala Lake about 15 minutes from the historic town of Galle. The main house has 2 rooms with double and a twin, all with ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning. The master suite is located upstairs and has floor to doors ceilings that open fully to reveal spectacular views of the landscaped garden and the lake. Besides, there is also a private terrace to relax and soak up the brilliant outdoors.

The living area of Mandalay villa is located in a separate pavilion overlooking the pool. The main living area comprises of an open sided area overlooking the lush lawn. The area houses the dining table that can seat ten. Besides, it is comfortably fitted to allow for relaxing and socializing. In addition, there is a garden pagola full of cushions with spectacular views across the lake. The local fishermen bring their catch to the private pontoon. You can purchase fresh fish and have the cook prepare you a sumptuous lunch or dinner.

Outdoors, the main attraction of Mandalay villa is the soothing swimming pool, perfect to have a refreshing dip. It is decorated with comfortable sun loungers to relax over a drink. The villa is serviced by a cook, housekeeper, gardener, security guard and a 24 hour management staff. The quiet village in which the villa is located plays host to the famous Giniwella temple and the ancient Kathaluwa temple known for its Buddhist murals. It is also close to a 5 star spa and fabulous beaches. A stay here allows you the option of venturing out to the surf followed by a massage and then retreating back into the peace and tranquillity that it offers.