Couldn't recommend The Garden House enough.
Ulla and Jorgen welcomed us into their beautiful home for four nights at the end of our holiday in Sri Lanka, and our only regret is not staying there longer.
The pool overlooking the paddy fields is simply stunning, with monkeys waking you up each morning playing in the palm trees. The birds and various wildlife you see in the gardens are magnificent.
The highlight for us were the superb staff - in our three weeks travelling Sri Lanka prior to arriving at the Garden House we'd had some amazing meals, but the chef here outdid any we'd had previously. She kindly taught us how to cook local dishes, and I've never had such a fresh breakfast - the best mornings I've ever had in my life were waking up in such surroundings and feasting on the magnificent food she served up!
It's easy to get around to local areas such as Galle, Mirissa and Unawatuna. Ulla and Jurgen's local knowledge helps you plan any excursions, though I bet, like us, you'll end up wanting to spend a good chunk of your time at the house itself!
Finally, make sure you spend some time listening to how Jurgen and Ulla met, and the stories they have from their careers in the Red Cross. A lovely and really inspirational couple.
Thanks for a wonderful stay guys, and I hope we can come back soon.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking