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Liyanagoda Polkande, Habaraduwa 80630 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 13/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 3 in Habaraduwa
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Tabula Rasa is a 25-room new luxury 5* resort in a village style architecture with individual bungalows, some with private plunge pools. The hilltop location, fringed by 100 coconut trees offers breathtaking views over the lush outskirts of the jungle towards the breaking waves of the Indian Ocean.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Highchairs available
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Refrigerator
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, French, Dutch, Hindi and 1 more
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Rebecca O wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom28 contributions33 helpful votes
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We weren’t sure what to expect when we were recommended Tabula Rasa. A smaller resort set away from the beach.. could we feel cut off? How wrong could we be. Being set on a hillside away from the main road but overlooking miles of beautiful coastline is one of the most amazing things about this resort. It is beautifully designed and landscaped but so peaceful and tranquil, and a welcome break from the craziness of the beach area but is literally just five minutes by tuk tuk which reception will call for you. In fact, we went everywhere by tuk tuk as the resort is in such a good location, one way to weligama, mirissa and kabalana beach and then the other to Thalpe, unawatuna and Galle. The team were so incredibly helpful, always welcoming us back with a smile, making us cups of tea or serving glasses of wine late into the evening. They made our stay truly wonderful. Thank you! Rooms are lovely, really clean, great bathrooms and tea and coffee. Making a coffee each morning and sitting on the balcony watching the monkeys and birds in the trees and a regular morning visit from the mongoose down in the gardens below was a wonderful start to the day. You must try the Sri Lankan breakfast, delicious Hoppers and spicy Sambal, yum! Overall this is a very special resort for its location, beautiful design and amazing staff. I almost don’t want to write a review as I want to keep it all to myself. Thanks team Tabula Rasa for a wonderful holiday.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Rebecca, We are overjoyed that you had a lovely time with us and you wanted to share your positive experience with the rest of the world. We are glad to note that you enjoyed your environs and you found the commute to popular tourist hot spots easy. At Tabula Rasa we strive to give our guests everything they need to have a memorable stay with us. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to serving you again. Warm Regards, Team Tabula Rasa
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Travelwithme wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa303 contributions182 helpful votes
Thank you to Anouk for the privilege to enjoy 8 amazing nights in her beautiful and luxurious 5 star hotel. The hotel is homely, beautifully decorated, fabulously designed, boasts fantastic sea and jungle views, in a quiet and tranquil area and a convenient tuk tuk ride from pristine beaches and the city of Galle. The rooms are comfortable and luxurious, and Anouk spoiled us with an upgrade to one of the prestige pool suites - thank you so much Anouk - what a treat to cool off in your own rim flow splash pool in the middle of the jungle. Stuff travel brochures are made off! We can only highly recommend this amazing hotel. Many Many thanks for your generous hospitality, the stay was unforgettable!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
We are elated to note that the very essence of our property has resonated well with you. We have to agree that Tabula Rasa is a tranquil idyllic escape that immerses you in the bounties of nature and force you to look beyond the mundane everyday and escape to another world. We are pleased to note that all aspects of our guest experience has made its mark and we look forward to welcoming you at the resort soon. Warm Regards, Team Tabula Rasa Resort
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Bianca wrote a review Apr 2022
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I stayed in the resort for over one week and I really loved it! The stuff was very helpful and always friendly. My room was just beautiful and every morning and evening I could watch monkeys :) Food and drinks were super delicious! And also the pool area was very relaxing and beautiful. I really enjoyed the stay in the Tabula Rasa Resort and I will definitely come back again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Tabula Rasa Resort aims to deliver the highest level of service that is synonymous with its island culture. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed our environs and food. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Warm Regards Team Tabula Rasa Resort
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Garvan H wrote a review Mar 2022
Virginia, Ireland4 contributions3 helpful votes
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After travelling around Sri Lanka we found tranquility in the jungle in a place where we felt like guests in a beautiful home rather than a hotel with the finest service (Domica was like our personal butler) and most stunning views over the jungle, lake and sea. This place sets a really high standard for others to aspire to. Congratulations to all who make Tabula Rasa special!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Tahini De Andrado George, Marketing at Tabula Rasa Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are happy to note that you had an impressionable stay with us. We will certainly pass on your compliments to our staff who work tirelessly to deliver a special experience at Tabula Rasa Resort. Warm Regards, Team Tabula Rasa Resort
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Andrew M wrote a review Feb 2022
Split, Croatia31 contributions26 helpful votes
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We are staying here nine nights in February 2022. We have had a really relaxing time. It’s potentially a hotel where families might bring children but largely it’s couples and has a rather adult vibe to the whole place. It’s a short Tuk Tuk ride away from Galle. That’s where you will get really good quality food. The Sri Lankan food here on the menu is its greatest strength. Each room has a Veranda and sea view which is just charming with many Sri Lankan sites to see such as monkeys monitor lizards mongoose and a wide variety of superb bird life. The restaurant lounges are absolutely lovely and I cannot say enough of the level of service which is quite superb staff are incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area. It is also extremely easy to get about by Tuk Tuk down to the beach which is very pleasant kilometre and a half away and there is a lovely walk around the local jungle and rice paddies where you will come across local residents. I cannot recommend this place highly enough if you really want to have a deep relaxing experience. However if it’s more the backpacker experience you’re seeking that’s just available down on the main road a kilometre and a half away as is the beach. The one disappointing thing about this area is the uncontrolled development along that road however there are one or two notable cafés and beach club such a been picked out by Tripadvisor which I would highly recommend however there is an awful lot of tart and grubby looking establishments which somewhat spoil the area in a way. Goal itself inside the thought is an absolute treasure however so you pick and choose and you will have an absolutely lovely time.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: As stated the level of development over 20 or 30 years along the main road south from Galle is...
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Response from Tahini De Andrado George, Marketing at Tabula Rasa Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are excited to note that you had a wonderful time with us and you enjoyed the local wildlife and our environs. Your comments with regard to the greater area is noted and while we have little control over them we strive to give all in-house guests and unforgettable experience. Warm Regards, Team Tabula Rasa Resort
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dinalilokugamage wrote a review Feb 2022
Dehiwala, Sri Lanka21 contributions
I sent an email and asked for travel agent rates and as my client found a better deal online asked the hotel about the rate difference. It was so huge, USD 60 per room per night. I understand that sometimes booking engines have promotions, but still many hotels still try to give agents a better rate and try to work with them. This team were rude and very unprofessional and it was my first time trying to get them a booking. Said they are not really interested in working with agents. And I told them that I am going to share my experience as a review. When I checked with some travel agents I was told by many this is the case. Sad and very unprofessional I thought. We all have to come out of these difficult times together.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Roshan Adhihetty, General Manager at Tabula Rasa Resort
Responded 19 Mar 2022
Dear Dinali, Thank you for your feedback and I have discussed this situation and your concerns at length with the management team and taken in to consideration your thoughts on this matter. As you have mentioned, at a time when everyone should be thinking about recovering that’s needed from a difficult time, I agree that we should be giving a fair hearing to all our steak holders. Taking in to consideration that we should all look at working together, may I suggest you contact the undersigned at your convenience (gm@tabularasaresort.com), and if you’re in the area, please visit us at Tabula Rasa Resort. Thank you, With my best wishes, Roshan
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René E wrote a review Jan 2022
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Accommodating, friendly and professional service. Lovely place with a great view and good food. Breakfast on our terrace was a feast. Fireflies at night - monkeys and birds in the day. Just lovely - like the owners
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Your encouraging words are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Warm Regards Team Tabula Rasa Resort
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Richard J wrote a review Jan 2022
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A super high quality hide away on the top of a Mountain with magnificent Ocean and forest vieuws. Extremely kind and service oriented staff and dito restaurant. They really go that extra mile. The accomodation is really worth your visit. We stayed one full week and for sure will come back om our way to Colombo.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: The way to the resort is easy to find, just follow the signs. There are two roads you can choose...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
We have to agree - Tabula Rasa is what dreams are made of. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards Team Tabula Rasa Resort
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Travels-with-Bri wrote a review Jan 2022
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Would really recommend the massage here - it’s in a great location - high up, surrounded by trees looking down on the beach in the distance. The treatment room has an open side so it couldn’t be safer in these Covid times and they use a fan to keep you cool, but the best thing is Nuwan, he provides the perfect professional massage - I booked again, after my first session with him - his technique was she perfect mix of pressure to ease the knots and long flowing strokes.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Tahini De Andrado George, Marketing at Tabula Rasa Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Our spa is magical and the various treatment rooms, herbal baths and massages deliver a relaxing experience. We will certainly pass on your compliments to our staff who work tirelessly to offer the very best in terms of guest experience. Warm Regards, Team Tabula Rasa Resort
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Eddie L wrote a review Dec 2021
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To encapsulate the whole stay it was outright wonderful. Waking up to beautiful views on the balconies every morning before going surfing is just the perfect way to start a day. The selection of breakfast is great and everything i tried tasted exceptional. The staff is lovely and are always there to make your stay as plessent as possible. To get from the resort to the beach is no problem at all and the surfing destinations are no more than 10-15 minutes by scooter. To finish of i couldn't have been happier with my stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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We are happy to note that you had an impressionable stay with us. We will certainly pass on your compliments to our staff who work tirelessly to deliver a special experience at Tabula Rasa Resort. Warm Regards, Team Tabula Rasa Resort
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PRICE RANGE
US$106 - US$1,516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHabaraduwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tabula Rasa Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tabula Rasa Resort?
Nearby attractions include Sooriya Weaving (6.9 km), Handunugoda Tea Estate (7.3 km), and Ashintha Tours & Taxi Service Koggala (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tabula Rasa Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Tabula Rasa Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tabula Rasa Resort?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tabula Rasa Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tabula Rasa Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barista Cafe Aroma Unawatuna, Love Gelato, and Sea Waves Restaurant & Cooking Class.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tabula Rasa Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Tabula Rasa Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tabula Rasa Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tabula Rasa Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tabula Rasa Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Hindi, Dutch, and Sinhala.