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Niyagama House

Niyagama - Akmeemana, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 82 hotels in Galle
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Niyagama House is a retreat with seven luxury rooms in the middle of a tea plantation. Situated only 9 kilometer inland (a 20 minutes tuktuk drive) from the beaches at the Indian Ocean and the charming World Heritage Site Galle Fort, it is a perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Alika L wrote a review 19 Jan
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Niyagama House is a place, which seems surreal and absolutely breathtaking when you enter it the first time. You can tell that every inch has been thought of carefully. It is by far the most beautiful and stylish Hotel I have ever been to. It‘s a place to meet yourself while chilling at the extraordinary Pool and enjoying the outstanding cooking skills of the restaurant. But you also want to have time in your room, which is spectacular in furniture, lightning, comfort and view (monkey neighbours!). And what makes a stay in Niyagama House feel like home is the staff, of course. Costumer relations is a big thing here, so lay back and let the magic happen. Elke is an exceptional landlady and a beautiful soul, which is sharing her wisdom and good vibes around the house. If you are lucky she is offering yogaclasses in one of the special Yogaplaces at Niyagama. Don’t miss to book an Ayurvedic massage while your stay. I recommend you to book at least for 3 days to dive into the Niyagama experience. Highly recommended. Thanks for having me!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Piero A wrote a review Apr 2020
Florence, Italy23 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent a few days in January 2020 at this beautiful house on a hill on top of a tea Plantation and it is something we will remember for a long time. Everything worked perfectly well from food to the pool to the Yoga classes and the conversations with Elke. Everyone was exceptionally friendly and we felt at home from the first minute. Elke is a star, full of passion and knowledge, she is a great person to meet and to spend time with and talk about tea, yoga, Buddhism ,history, music and literature. The combination of relax and activity, food, pool, even a walk around the plantation made our stay complete. Try it, Piero and Luisa
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Date of stay: January 2020
Anna Andersson wrote a review Mar 2020
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Everything was great, the food, rooms, pool and the yoga! The atmosphere at Niyagama House was everything you could wish for and more. The spot in Galle is perfect both close to nature but also to the Galle town.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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t0d wrote a review Mar 2020
Istanbul, Turkey20 contributions17 helpful votes
I can't imagine there being a better place in Galle. Peaceful. Quiet. Lovely owner. She was so nice to us, my wife was pregnant and even let us stay a bit longer whilst we waited for our taxi as she wasn't feeling well. What a lovely human being! We were welcomed with drinks and a hotel towel. Breakfast was amazing. Staff are really nice. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from NiyagamaHouse, Owner at Niyagama House
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear T, thank you so much for your review and your kind words, which are very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you here as our guests and it just was a small gesture to try to make the waiting time for Z a little bit more comfortable. All the best to you and your family! Take care, Elke
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Judith wrote a review Mar 2020
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It is like paradies here: amazing food, lovely people, silence and peace. Perfect place to relax and to have a great time with everything you could ask for. I felt very welcomed and will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from NiyagamaHouse, Owner at Niyagama House
Responded 6 Mar 2020
My dear J, is it you behind this user name? If yes, what a very great one :-)))!!! A big hug for this great review!!! You really created your perfect, private "Pre-Vipassana" retreat here :-). And I truly enjoyed our yoga and meditation session together! All the best and stay on the mat - you can do it :-)!!! Best wishes and namaste from the tea plantation, Elke
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Frequently Asked Questions about Niyagama House
Which popular attractions are close to Niyagama House?
Nearby attractions include Sooriya Weaving (5.0 km), Forbes Gems & Jewellers (7.9 km), and Galle International Cricket Stadium (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Niyagama House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Niyagama House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Niyagama House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Niyagama House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Niyagama House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Shack Beach Cafe, Coconut style, and CocoBay La Mer Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Niyagama House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Niyagama House have airport transportation?
Yes, Niyagama House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Niyagama House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Niyagama House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (8.0 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (8.3 km), and Meera Mosque (8.4 km).