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“Awesome villa and location. Would love to go back!”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dikwella, Southern Province

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TCMSyd
Sydney
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Awesome villa and location. Would love to go back!”
Reviewed 4 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Stayed at the Little Cover House for 3 nights with a group of friends (4) and loved the experience.

The staff were extremely friendly and willing to help with any of our requests as well as being non intrusive throughout our stay.

The food was amazing and would highly recommend the curries for dinner and Sri Lankan breakfast option. So tasty and delicious and don’t forget to ask for their chilli!

The house was very clean and well equipped with our personal pool and awesome chillout area between the 2 rooms with a Bose Bluetooth speaker for our use. Air conditioning in the rooms were great and the bed and pillows were very comfortable.

Also the house dog, Carly, is incredibly sweet and caring and comes to sleep on the steps every night to keep the iguanas and anything else out! She also likes to go to the beach where she is well known amongst the locals!

The house is also really well situated literally 1 minute from Hirikiteya beach – an amazing quiet beach ideal for learning to surf and snorkeling.

The only negative was the power shortages but that can’t be blamed on the house! And the house is a bit remote from Dikwella but well worth the trek, before this secret beach and house is found out!

Otherwise, the house is probably ideal for 2 couples given the king size bed configurations but still comfortable for friends.

Overall, the villa and surroundings are amazing and I would highly recommend to anyone travelling to Sri Lanka.

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Liked best: Cleanliness and location
Liked least: Power shortages in the area
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Apr 2016
Thank you for your generous review. As you are aware Sri Lanka was going through nationwide black outs due to the late arrival of the rainy season. This will only be temporary however Cove House and Little Cove house are installing generators so that guests will not be inconvenienced in the future.
We hope you will come to stay in our villas in future again.
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C C
UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The most amazing holiday ever!!!”
Reviewed 9 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We stayed at Cove House after spending a couple of days in Galle and the service offered by Roman, Nali, Jay, Manoj, Kiri, Chandi and Sukiri was none other than perfect! The house is beautiful the views are outstanding, the cove is great for surfing and swimming and the food was out of this world!!! We went on a few excellent trips and can't wait to hopefully return to Cove house sometime soon!!!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Peter L
England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, a stunning location.”
Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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A really beautiful place to stay, one of the best holidays we have had. Roman and his staff looked after us so well; excellent meals, and a very comfortable and relaxing place to be. One of the highlights was leaving very early in the morning to go to Bundala, and two days later to Kalimateya. Fabulous birdlife! We also all loved Kali, the resident dog at the house. Altogether a wonderful holiday.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John G
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mr”
Reviewed 23 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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person found this review helpful

We have had a 10 night stay at Cove House January 2016 and it has been an amazing experience. Such a beautiful property and location, with staff that have catered to our every need and provided us with a wide variety of excellent food. Having read the other reviews I concur and there is not much more that I can add, it's just stunning and we'll be back.

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LoveLifeL...
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You cannot beat the location”
Reviewed 21 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We rented both Cove House and Little Cove for nearly three weeks over Christmas/ New Year. As a very well travelled family of 5 and a couple, we had a lovely vacation here. The house is in great condition. The New York owner has an eye for detail and design. The interiors are sourced from all over the island - beautiful antiques, quirky accessories and very well maintained furniture. Everything is tasteful and of a high quality. The beds are big and comfortable with pristine linens, there are fresh flowers everywhere. The staff are delightful and try their very best to make your stay comfortable. Everything is done with a smile and a can do attitude. The cook is very good, especially with local dishes, grilled fish and chicken. Having said all that, what really sets this house apart is the location on one the the best beaches we have ever seen. Safe swimming, good surfing for beginners and more advanced and very few people. We only ever left the bay twice and will certainly be back.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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