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Rathugewatta, Talpe 80615 Sri Lanka
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#3 of 27 Specialty lodging in Talpe
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SAMARAGIRI is a stylish four bedroom antique villa with swimming pool set on an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens near Galle on Sri Lanka’s stunning south coast. The villa has been restored and expanded, remaining true to its antique past while embracing the future. It has been designed to provide comfortable and modern facilities with inviting indoor/outdoor living spaces for a relaxed and luxurious get away. There are four comfortable private guest suites with king size beds; two facing the gardens and pool and two opening onto a shared courtyard. All suites have their own en-suite bathroom with a freestanding bath tub or an indoor rain shower, as well a private outdoor shower garden. Choose to rent the entire villa or one or more of the four suites. Samarigiri has been flexibly designed to provide open spaces for socializing as well as ample private areas. Samaragiri is secure with a boundary wall on all four sides and is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens containing a mixture of stunning coconut palms and native coastal plants. The lawns and gardens include a refreshing infinity edge swimming pool together with an expansive pool pavilion for dining and relaxing.
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Wifi
Outdoor pool
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Adults only
24-hour security
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
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Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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English, Sinhala
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Elisabetta P wrote a review Jan 2020
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka7 contributions6 helpful votes
I visited Samaragiri for 4 nights with my boyfriend and we had a beautiful stay at this tiny hotel. It's the perfect choice if you are looking for peace and privacy. The rooms and the pool are are immaculate an the team was taking great care of us at all time. It's just 10 min walk from the closest beach, but there are plenty of others that can be visited with a short ride on tuk tuk.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Jan 2020
Dear elisabettap54, So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Samaragiri! We're also glad you enjoyed the peace and privacy and hopefully some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! We're also glad to hear the team took great care of you. They really do go out of their way to make our guests' stay as perfect as possible. Thanks again and please come and visit us again soon!
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hchowdhary10 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California18 contributions5 helpful votes
Samaragiri is a homestay, less of a hotel, but it's a fantastic experience! The structure is pretty, rooms are new and nicely done up, the pool is great. There are only 4 rooms so there is a lot of privacy. The whole property is beautiful and charming. We loved our 3 days there. Big shout out to the two guys who run the property - Tharaka and Anu. They were extremely friendly and hospitable. Their breakfast is solid as well (we were able to convince them to make french toast for us too!). The manager of the property (Mr. Kumara), was super friendly and helpful too. Suggestion for the property: If you guys can offer evening snacks (fine to charge for these of course), that would be great! One evening we really wanted to just have a couple of drinks and snacks but there was no food around (I know you can arrange for delivery but it's just not the same). Suggestions for future travelers to Samaragiri: 1. The property is somewhat cutoff from the rest of the town (about a 5 minute drive from the highway but difficult to walk through, especially after sundown), so just be aware of that. The place is also not on google maps, but their website has great directions. 2. Get Mr. Kumara's phone number on the first day so you can whatsapp him to ask for suggestions on restaurants/activities, he has a ton of contacts in town and is super up to date on everything local.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 7 Jan 2020
Dear hchowdhary10, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We're so glad to hear you had a fantastic experience at Samaragiri and loved your time there! We're very pleased to hear Tharaka, Anu and Kasun made your stay so comfortable. As you've mentioned Kasun has a lot of local knowledge and is always happy to recommend restaurants and things to see and do! Thanks for your suggestion about evening snacks,that's a great idea. We're always keen to enhance the Samaragiri experience and we're thinking about ways we can make our food and beverage options even better. Strangely we were on google maps but have recently dropped off - rest assured we're looking into this and hope to be google mappable again soon :) Thanks again for choosing us and we'd be delighted to welcome you back sometime!
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Andrew B wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my 2nd time to Samaragiri - there will be MANY more. Stunningly beautiful villa(s), work-of-the-art gardens/setting, professional but keen & friendly staff, fascinating local shopping, with amazing Sri Lankan/Portuguese/Spanish/English history. It's the kind of place you can sit and think, "Q: Where else in the world would I like to go/see/be? A: Nowhere else: just this will do!"
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 Jan 2020
Thanks for coming back for a 2nd visit! We're so glad you enjoyed your return visit and enjoyed the rich history of Galle Fort and its surrounding area. It truly is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Samaragiri again soon!
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Adam F wrote a review Sep 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom45 contributions30 helpful votes
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It was raining when we arrived and we were greeted by the two gentlemen who work there and they took our bags in for us. It was evening, and having travelled for much of the day, we decided to go for a swim. We had the pool to ourselves and the lights were turned on for us for a relaxing introduction to our stay. Breakfast (included and at requested time) was nice and our egg order was taken the evening before. We also got a plate of fruit and a tea/coffee. We were impressed by the staff members as they were friendly and helpful and on our day of departure they prepared us a packed breakfast (omelette and fruit) and this was ready for us at our 5am departure. Samaragiri is a quaint and peaceful lodge and garden with only 4 bedrooms and friendly staff. We would happily return in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Sep 2019
Dear AdamFair, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very happy to hear you had a peaceful stay at Samaragiri! Tharaka and Anu go out of their way to make our guests comfortable and we're glad you had a satisfying breakfast to take on your early departure. Thanks for staying at Samaragiri. Please come and visit again soon! Best regards,
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ThePrincessTravels wrote a review Aug 2019
Adelaide, Australia15 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed in this stunning villa with friends, 3 other couples. The suites are beautiful. They are serviced daily by the young men who work there. Our suite was NZ and had a view of the pool. The outdoor shower was wonderful! The air conditioning was very effective and the bed extremely comfortable, perfect for a good nights’ rest. Some of my favourite times were spent by the pool, sipping on a lime soda, chatting with friends or reading. Breakfast by the pool was another highlight, always served with a cheery smile. I don’t eat eggs but thoroughly enjoyed the fruit (served beautifully) followed by toast and copious amounts of coffee. Special thanks to the staff for making our stay so wonderful.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded 19 Aug 2019
Dear ThePrincessTravels, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We're very happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Samaragiri! We're glad to hear you enjoyed some relaxing time by the pool and we'll certainly pass on your thanks to our staff! Best wishes.
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Andrew B wrote a review Aug 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely EVERYTHING about Samaragiri is just as-good-as-it-gets. Spacious and exquisitely-decorated rooms; tranquil beautiful grounds; friendly professional staff; lots of interesting places to visit and things to do very nearby. We'd give it 6 out of 5 stars if we could!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 19 Aug 2019
Dear Andrew, Wow I think this is our first 6 star review - thank you very much! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Samaragiri so much. Please come back and visit us again soon!
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Sue G wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful villa with fantastic swimming pool & beautiful gardens. The staff were very accommodating. Organised food,drinks & transport in a very friendly manner. The pina coladas were the best I've ever drunk. Great room with very comfortable bed & fantastic outdoor shower
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 19 Aug 2019
Dear Sue, Thanks so much for your kind review. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the pina coladas! We hope to see you back at Samaragiri soon!
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Zeemaan wrote a review Apr 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands74 contributions62 helpful votes
We arrived in Sri Lanka just as the terrible events of 21 April unfolded. We changed our itinerary to avoid travelling too much and the crowded spaces of railway stations and city centres. We headed south to the old Dutch fort at Galle and found Samaragiri on Booking.com. What a choice! The villa houses 4 en suite rooms and we took one with a pool view. As the only guests we had the place to yourselves but Im sure the fantastic service we got from the on site staff would be replicated even if the place were booked out. Friendly, smiley, always wanting to help and a real credit to the place. The grounds of the villa are like a mini safari park with purple faced langur monkeys playing in the trees above us, squirrels scurrying around lower down, lizards occasionally surfacing and moving slowly amongst the undergrowth, frangapani, mango and coconut trees a home to all manner of bird life, including the beautiful Kingfisher. Idyllic. A tuk tuk will take you into Galle in 20 mins and if you want one for the day ask for Ranju and he will take care of you for about €5. 10 mins walk and you are at Coco beach whwre you can sit in the shade with an ice cold Lion lager and watch the Indian ocean crash against the shore (too steep a beach and strong currents to swim unfortunately). Sri Lanka is suffering in all sorts of ways at the moment but the people and the country are really beautiful and well worth a visit. And if you come to Galle, come to Samaragiri.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Apr 2019
Dear Sir-Meltdownalot, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed and thoughtful review. We're also shocked and upset by the recent events in Sri Lanka. As you so rightly say its a beautiful country with beautiful people and our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Samaragiri though and got to see some of the wonderful local wildlife roaming around the gardens. Kasun, Tharaka and Aniruddha do a wonderful job looking after our guests and we'll be sure to pass on your fantastic feedback. Thanks for choosing Samaragiri and we hope to see you back sometime.
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Saulius Žalnora wrote a review Apr 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our international family (Lithuania, UK, China, USA) spent five wonderful days and nights in this beautiful villa. Everything was at the highest level - environment, villa design, aesthetics, services. The employees are warm, smart and very helpful. At our request, the villa staff even invited the official Discovery chef to prepare a special dinner for us. Amazing experience !!! We will, of course, once again come back to Samaragiri.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The pool view and garden view rooms are equally delightful.
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Responded 7 Apr 2019
Dear Saulius, We're very pleased and thankful for your wonderful compliments, and very happy to know your experience was amazing. We spent over 2 years designing and developing Samaragiri as if it were our vacation home, so it represents the quality and experience that we'd like to have when visiting Sri Lanka. We're glad guests like you appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again sometime.
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Foodfreza wrote a review Mar 2019
Taipei, Taiwan12 contributions8 helpful votes
Absolutely beautiful property! The villa plus the open garden/ pool area is the perfect holiday space! The villa staff were great, always there when you needed them, yet not intrusive. They helped us organize a private chef to come cook dinner at the villa, the food was fantastic! A five star property! Great location too, 20 min tuk tuk ride to Galle centre, wild beaches 5-10 min away. Would recommend to a friend no doubt!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 14 Apr 2019
Dear Foodfreza, Many thanks for leaving such a lovely review! The private chef experience is a lovely way to enjoy the villa. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you at Samaragiri again soon. All the best!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samaragiri
Which popular attractions are close to Samaragiri?
Nearby attractions include Mihiripenna Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Samaragiri?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and an outdoor pool.
What food & drink options are available at Samaragiri?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Samaragiri?
Conveniently located restaurants include WB Villa, Coco Beach Talpe Restaurant & Beach Club, and Sugar Beach Talpe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samaragiri?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Samaragiri have airport transportation?
Yes, Samaragiri offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Samaragiri located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Talpe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Samaragiri?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Samaragiri?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (7.7 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (7.3 km), and Meera Mosque (7.3 km).