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Simple sophistication in an historic setting, within a mile of Galle Fort

Unique Qualities

  • Aristocratic manor house and former residence of the British Admiral of the 19th century P&O Line
  • Rooms with fine colonial furniture including four-poster beds and valuable antiques and collectibles
  • Secluded infinity pool, river cruises and fishing for relaxation

The hotel in detail

Tamarind Hill dates back to 1764 and is a wonderful example of colonial architecture at its most elegant. Attractive arches at the hotel entrance lead to a large veranda while inside high ceilings and an attractive grass courtyard add to the sense of spaciousness. A superb blend of sophisticated service, beautifully designed rooms and suites, and a fine dining restaurant ensures a uniquely relaxing experience.

Sit out on a veranda and take in the calm atmosphere of Tamarind Hill. Surrounded by beautiful antiques and historic works of art, feel the cooling breeze that comes up from the nearby Giniganga River. Choose a suite for bespoke butler service plus a private balcony from which to watch a glorious sunset. 

Head into the historic trading port of Galle in the morning and visit Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then wander the narrow streets within the walled area of the town with its lace and jewellery boutiques. Return to Tamarind Hill for lunch followed by a late afternoon canoe trip down the river to see exotic birds and chattering monkeys in the treetops. End the day with a delectable dinner by the pool.

  • 12 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 floor


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

Swimming pool

24 hour room service

Airport shuttle

Butler service

Wedding services

Check in
  • 01:00 PM
Check out
  • 11:00 AM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Business centre
  • Coffee shop
  • Free parking
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Outdoor parking
  • Restaurant
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bath with shower
  • Bathrobe
  • CD player
  • Clothes press
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Free newspaper
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Tea or coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • 24 hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business services
  • Butler service
  • Car rental desk
  • Childcare service
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Local shuttle
  • Masseuse
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services
  • Fishing
  • Jogging track
  • Nature trails
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Gym 0.5 Km
  • Surfing 1 Km
  • Children's activities 1.5 Km
  • Cricket 1.5 Km
  • Snorkeling 1.5 Km
  • Scuba diving 4 Km
  • Jet skiing 26 Km


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