Ambassador's House Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
10-Jan-2014

Ambassador’s House is certainly spacious. When we first explored inside, it just seemed to keep on going back and back. We really liked the roof terrace too – the perfect place for soaking up the sun.

The upstairs bedrooms have recently undergone renovations and now work well as a family suite, and the master bedroom ensuite is very special with its tub, twin washbasins and twin showers – true ‘his-and-hers’ luxury! Be aware though that the bed in the master bedroom is slightly shorter than your average queen-size bed. We liked that the main living areas were wired for sound as this really enhanced the mood (bring your own music or iPod), and the large screen in the TV room made it feel like a cosy mini cinema.

The villa is particularly well set up for kids – each staircase is fitted with a safety gate, and there are loads of toys and games. The staff love kids and we found them all to be warm and welcoming. The chef will ably cater for all your dining requirements (groceries on guest account) and the management team, who drop by daily, are very helpful and friendly and will happily arrange onward travel, excursions or activities.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:6
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Highlights

Such generous proportions! The living room is huge and the roof terrace is a real multi-functional delight (although it gets pretty hot during the day). The house is very family-friendly and well facilitated for kids, and its location in the heart of Galle Fort is a big plus.

Surprises

The sun beds on the roof terrace are a little distant from the pool, making it a bit of a grind having to wander up and down the stairs for a swim. The floors get slippery when wet so do take care.

Guest Reviews (80)

Steven G, Qatar checked out on 13-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-May-2018
We had a lovely time here at the Ambassadors Villa. Sri Lanka is beautiful - apart from the rain. Monsoon season started early. The house is beautiful as well as all the lovely staff, always smiling and very helpful! We had two delicious meals here and delicious breakfast every morning. We also had great meals in Galle. The curry in the Peddlars Inn was yummy. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ellen L, Hong Kong checked out on 05-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-May-2018
Thank you for making our stay a fun and memorable experience! Food was amazing and the staff was always greeting us with a smile. We look forward to coming back to beautiful Galle again soon! The Ambassadors House was such a gem - we were so lucky to have stayed here - thank you.

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Senan N, Australia checked out on 31-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-May-2018
Wonderful stay. Thanks partially to the more than accommodating staff. Thanks for the early hoppers and recommendations for local places to eat too. Tops for superb first trip to Sri Lanka, we’ll be back.

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Value:1
Michaella R, Australia checked out on 12-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-May-2018
Thank you for such a lovely 4 nights. We have been incredibly lucky to stay in this beautiful ‘house’ and to have such wonderful staff. You have been amazing! The food was incredible! Thank you for also putting up with our silly games and silly singing. Thank you Ambassadors House team for making my 40th birthday a spectacular amazing event. It was a memorable place to bring my wonderful friends – thank you for making them all feel at home. The team was amazing - thank you Loku, Lal and Jai and the boys who made sure everything went smoothly!

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Robert G, Singapore checked out on 22-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-May-2018
We have had the most wonderful time in this truly beautiful home and have been able to relax totally. The staff have treated us so well, and the food as been delicious. Our stay will make one of the most memorable experiences we have had. Many thanks to all involved in our stay. What a beautiful place to stay in to end our wonderful trip to Sri Lanka. Thank you so much for making Galle for such a memorable place for us. We have enjoyed delicious food and looked after so well, it is really much appreciated.

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Geoff S, Australia checked out on 12-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-May-2018
What a fantastic stay we have had here at Ambassadors House. It made our holiday to Sri Lanka even more special. Wonderful service. Thank you Lal for all your assistance and help - you are great. Fantastic breakfast and dinners. Thank you Jaya, Thanks to Yositha and Kavindu for your service too. We enjoyed our afternoon gin and tonics, our meals and our hot coffee breaks. We look forward to seeing you all again. Thank you Loku, you have a great team.

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Madhusudhan T, India checked out on 27-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Apr-2018
To Lal and the rest of the incredable team. Thank you for making our stay at Galle so comfortable and memorable! We absolutely love this amazing house and really appreciate the smiles with which your advice team always present. We loved the food, especially that yummy avo soup. Even after five straight days of eating hoppers for breakfast, we can have even more! The house is perfect and bbqing around the pool was amazing! Plus. 10/10 for the location. Thanks everyone and hope to be here again someday.

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Anoshan W, Sri Lanka checked out on 18-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Mar-2018
Beautiful place topped up with even better service! The staff were very accommodating and made sure everyone was taken care of. Thank you for a wonderful time. Definitely looking forward to our next visit here.

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Amitoj S, Singapore checked out on 19-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Feb-2018
It was an absolutley marvellous stay for us in this beautiful villa. Very helpful and caring staff who cooked delicious breakfast and dinner! I hope we will be back soon to this abode. Thanks again for taking care of us.

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Simon J, Indonesia checked out on 15-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-Feb-2018
Dear Ambassadors staff, Loku and Rob. Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 days. I immensely enjoyed the cooking lesson - such fabulous flavor that it will be great to replicate it at home.

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Value:1
Wing Wai W, China checked out on 17-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-Feb-2018
We enjoyed very much this lovely traditional villa. Staff are very nice and with good food service. Its always nice to enjoy breakfast and dinner leisurly after a long day tour. Highly reccomended.

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Diana G, Australia checked out on 12-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Feb-2018
Thank you Loku, Lal and team for making our second stay at the beautiful Ambassadors House so memorable. We have again had a delightful stay and are sad to leave. Best wishes and hope to see you again.

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Bhavna K, India checked out on 09-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Nov-2017
Thank you to a memorable stay – great ambiance and a very attentive and hospitable staff.

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Ahmad S, United Arab Emirates checked out on 30-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Nov-2017
Thank you for a wonderful trip and your awesome hospitality. Great House. Great Staff. To the best of the best. Thank you for an amazing villa, and wonderful service. You made us love you all. Amazing stuff, so friendly and helpful. Keep it up.

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Joanne F, Australia checked out on 09-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Nov-2017
Thank you for your amazing hospitality, we had a great time.

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Bhavna K, India checked out on 05-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Nov-2017
Amazing and unbelieveable environment and good service in this house. Is very good location to everywhere, quiet and private feeling. Come to Galle. This villa is a right choice.

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Fredric M, France checked out on 07-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2017
Thank you for your amazing hospitality, we had a great time.

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Jehan De S, Australia checked out on 30-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2017
To the team at Ambassadors House. From the amazing food to the cleaning it was a godsend on this holiday. For every bit of help you gave us, for the impeccable service and the mealtime photos, for smiling the whole time, the entire staff. Thank you and wishing you well until we next come back.

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Harinlal A, Sri Lanka checked out on 24-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2017
This is an extraordinary beautiful mansion. It has been restored to reflect the specious days of the Dutch era. We had an extremely enjoyable and nostalgic holiday. It was truly a walk through memory lane. The staff were extremely hospitable and courteous. The food was delicious. The staff were extremely punctual and obliging. This mansion is truly a period piece of history. The three hundred year old house gave us a chance to explore the deeper connections of the Dutch in Sri Lanka through its architecture and inclusion of the paintings of the period, whilst being a comfortable and hospitable place to cherish many precious memories with family.

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Colleen S, United Arab Emirates checked out on 11-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
Thank you to the wonderful team of Ambassadors House. We enjoyed every minute of our stay here and will definitely be back. We will take with us very fond memories of our first visit to Galle.

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Sukesh Vasant S, Philippines checked out on 31-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
We loved it here!

Individual Scores:

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Chad D, United Arab Emirates checked out on 14-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2017
Thank you Loku, Rob, Jai, Lai, Wira and Jay for making my 40th so perfect. I really look forward to visiting again soon! Keep well and keep up the good work!

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John M, United Kingdom checked out on 22-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-May-2017
Amazing time had by our party of 8. Cannot thank the staff enough for an incredible friendly professional service. Food was outstanding and we cannot wait to come back and do it all again. The staff are off the chart fantastic. Sri Lanka and all its beautiful people we thank you all.

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James S, United Kingdom checked out on 15-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-May-2017
Tamil New Year 13-14 April - Greeted by a beautiful traditional breakfast - on par with all the care and cuisine that we have enjoyed here. All thanks to Jaya for the imaginative variations of Sri Lankan curry and Lal for impeccable service plus his team. Our stay in Ambassadors House has been about as perfect as we would wish. A week of relaxation, of splendor of the rooms, terrace and pool. We loved it. This was a great holiday. I really enjoyed staying in this house. It was a very beautiful house. The staff here looked after us very well, and the food was delicious. The bedrooms were always well maintained and tidied every day. The pool was great and was very refreshing at the end of the day. Thanks for making this stay so great. This was the first time in Galle and the house was a real treat. I am sure we will be back. Thanks you for creating such a beautiful home which has proved an utterly perfect base for our holiday.

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Dharam R, United Arab Emirates checked out on 02-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-May-2017
Beautiful place, very hospital staff, delicious food. What a wonderful weekend. Extremely well maintained place with so much to do and the architecture makes it all the more beautiful. The staff have taken good care of all of us and helped us at every step. Thanks you for a wonderful time. Looking forward to next time.

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Shiv S, Singapore checked out on 27-Mar-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-May-2017
The most enjoyable two days we spent on our entire trip to Sri Lanka. The house is just outstanding, and the attentive staff make the stay even more memorable. The attention to detail is just fantastic. Look forward to coming back again for a longer duration and enjoying all that Ambassadors House has to offer. Thank you guys.

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Simon B, United Kingdom checked out on 16-Mar-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-May-2017
Wonderful stay in the beautiful colonial Ambassadors House. The staff made lots of effort for a birthday celebration to make it a very special day. Very attentive and willing to accommodate all of our needs to give us a wonderful holiday. Excellent team and would certainly recommend to friends.

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Mayli H, Hong Kong checked out on 04-Feb-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Mar-2017
We stayed at Ambassadors House for 9 days to celebrate my mothers 70th birthday. It was a family reunion too with one half flying in from HK and the other from Dubai. 6 Adults and 4 children and we all had ample space to retreat. We had a wonderful time. The house, Galle Fort, and the beaches shall remain in our fond memories. It was such a relaxing time - made so by the wonderful staff here. Lal always had a smile and was always one step ahead anticipating your needs. Jaya made us superb food his repertoire of dishes and cakes never ceased to amaze. He outdid himself with the super delicious birthday cake he made for my mothers birthday. Thank you to all the staff and Sri Lanka for a beautiful holiday. See you again soon.

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Mr & Mrs. Sanjaya & Shruti A, Sri Lanka checked out on 05-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Mar-2017
The Ambassadors House truly lived up to its name. 13 of us spent 3 nights in the first week of the year to bring together a scattered family. Besides the fantastic layout, the warmth of the staff was unparalleled. The food was scrumptious and Loku was a blessing. The patience and ability to organize are commendable. Will certainly be back in Galle and at Ambassadors House.

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Eliza C, Sri Lanka checked out on 02-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Seven of us stayed over Christmas and New Year 2016. All was perfect but especially the wonderful staff led by Jaya and Loku. Everyone always smiling and really delicious food. We are sad to be leaving after two weeks. We stay on in the Fort, but I don't think anywhere will be as nice and friendly.

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Anthony L, United Kingdom checked out on 08-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
We had a wonderful stay at the villa. The staff were very attentive, pleasant and able to provide a high level of service. The villa was extremely well maintained and all the staff were very attentive. We would highly recommend the villa to all of our friends.

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Fiona A, Australia checked out on 16-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful villa. The ambience and decoration of the villa is absolutely superb. The attentive staff made sure we were well taken care off at all times. We will recommend Ambassadors House to others. Thank you.

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Narelle W, Australia checked out on 02-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
We had the absolute pleasure of staying here for two nights and had the most outstanding time. The location is just fantastic and to be able to walk out and explore the Fort was one of our favourite things. Then return back to the beautiful villa and the cool swimming pool and super comfy couches made the most amazing place to relax. The staff have been excellent and we can't thank them enough. Looking to returning soon and staying for much longer. A big thanks. xoxoxo.

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Alice G, France checked out on 22-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Thanks for your kindness. The food was delicious. The bedroom was wonderful. I hope to come back soon. We had a great time. This is an amazing, beautiful place. Thank you very much for your warm welcome.

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Hugo R, Singapore checked out on 10-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
What an unforgettable experience. The Ambassadors House and its team have been hands down fantastic! The food that the team prepare here has been top notch, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, they have constantly knocked it out of the park. Thanks to Lao & the team at Ambassadors House again.

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Riyaz M, Philippines checked out on 17-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
On our second visit to Sri Lanka, and especially here at Ambassadors House confirms our desire to be in Sri Lanka and makes us very happy. Well enough to make future plans to come back definitely.

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Tony B, New Zealand checked out on 10-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
We eight members form a loving group of friends from New Zealand and Australia. We have enjoyed the fellowship and the support of Rob and the members of the staff in making our stay a memorable one.

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Geraldine B, Malaysia checked out on 20-Jul-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
A review of the Ambassadors House in Galle Fort: (60 Lighthouse Street): 1. Excellent. 2. Super. 3. Fantastic. A most wonderful stay with the family of nine. Staff are excellent who took very good care of us and ensured that everything was tip top. The Chef is super!! Food prepared at every meal was fantastic - A small tip: Stay for your meals at the villa - much better than any restaurant at the fort. Our thanks and congratulations for a great time. The Ambassadors House in Galle Fort offered us a remarkable memory that forever shall be inspired in our hearts, for the years to come. The food was absolute phenomenal whilst the chef was able to capture both Western and Sri Lanka cuisine to a wonderful commendable level. Brilliant. The exquisite decor was also a treat to the eyes, along with the beautiful poolside that encapsulated the perfect blend of chic & relaxation. A fantastic location to roam around. The Fort is an experience in itself.

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Haley A, Australia checked out on 29-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
Thank you for a wonderful stay in the beautiful house. We will definitely be back.

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Thomas G, United Kingdom checked out on 04-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
Thank you for your amazing hospitality we loved our time here in the house. The staff have been fantastic, the food amazing and the people of Galle a joy. We would certainly stop here in the future.

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Liz J, China checked out on 12-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
A perfect place to wind up our 60th birthday celebrations. Such a peaceful and relaxing few days here at Galle Fort - we certainly hope to be back in the future. Very friendly staff and a super cook. Thank you all. Beautiful house and gorgeous town.

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Lesley A, Australia checked out on 09-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
Thank you for a delightful holiday. This has been a prefect family retreat, and we would love to return for a week or so. The staff have been fantastic and food excellent.

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Sindre S, Sri Lanka checked out on 02-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
Thank you for an excellent time here at Ambassadors House. Thank you so much for a great hospitality. The food was excellent and we had no choice but to eat here every night. The staff here do a great job. Thanks again.

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Nichola B, United Arab Emirates checked out on 29-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
Thank you so much for making our stay so amazingly memorable. We have had an amazing Easter break and can't wait to come again. The staff have been attentive and made our stay 10 times better. The food was amazing, and the staff were really helpful and nice. Thank you so much.

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Kuldip D, Australia checked out on 11-Feb-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
A party of 13 arrived 7 days ago not knowing what to expect apart from marketing materials. I told my wife I hope it is as good as the pictures and what had been promised. We have been very pleasantly surprised. The place is wonderful with great attention to detail. The staff brilliant and very attentive yet discreet. We got the tire of food we wanted and very very tasty. Loku had been brilliant in her help with the organization of tours, and accommodating last minute changes. Celebrated my 60th birthday in style with a dance troupe and surprise birthday cake with lobster and crabs cooked to perfection. Thank you all.

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Janet N, Australia checked out on 28-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
BRILLIANT STAY!!. Ambassadors House was the perfect venue for our group of 6. We celebrated my wife's birthday in great style... with an exciting dance troop, and a wonderful feast of lobster, all arranged by the fantastic staff. We couldn't have been happier with out choice of stay in the wonderful stylish Ambassadors House. What a fantastic location, a wonderful property and attentive yet discreet staff. We loved it all. Thanks to everyone. Highly recommended.

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Jane V, United Arab Emirates checked out on 03-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
My family and friends arrived here a week ago, and sadly today we're packing up to leave. I can only say that this has been the best holiday we have had in a long time. Totally relaxing and in the presence of the best hotel team I have experienced in a long while. Loku and her team made us very welcome and almost at home since we arrived. The team are extremely professional and very friendly and were a pleasure to be around. Can't wait for the next time.

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Jaya J, Hong Kong checked out on 10-Nov-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
We have had a excellent time in this place for the past 4 days. We felt it a great privilege to have stayed in a house which was built 300 years ago. The food was very tasty and the staff extremely courteous and efficient. The memory of our stay here would stay with us a long time. A fantastic house, fantastic staff and unbelievable experience. Thank you so much for a fabulous stay in your wonderful villa. It was really special. Your staff made all the difference - the food was superb and they were so helpful - many thanks.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Smah A, United Arab Emirates checked out on 16-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for the tremendous welcome and hospitality afforded to our group. The support and the service came second to none; everything from the date of our arrival was in order, and no request went unanswered. The professionalism and kindness of your staff was amazing. Again thank you and we'll all see you again soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Yi Y, China checked out on 09-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
We are in Sri Lanka for 11 days. This villa is in our vacation 2 days but it is very impressive for us. The whole team of the villa are very kindness and attentive for everything especially the housekeeper. The services, environment and hygiene are so high standard and perfect. Everything just wonderful. Thank you for your hard work.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Feras A, Kuwait checked out on 06-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Oct-2016
Very big thank you from all of us. We have had a great time and joyful stay in the house. The team were very polite and helpful. The experience was wonderful because you made it to be. We look forward to come back again in the next trip to Sri Lanka. Again thank you from the boys from Kuwait. We wish you the best.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Philip K, checked out on 16-Nov-2015
Overall Rating:
7.5
Reviewed:
24-May-2016
Great villa with a lot of charm and character in the perfect location in Galle. The villa quality and staff are great and its a perfect villa if you want to be near everything.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:10 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:6 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:8
Nalini Dev-Kauffmann, United Arab Emirates checked out on 21-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
01-Oct-2015
We had a fantastic stay at the Ambassodor house, it was as it appeared in the photos, well located in the fort, beautifully kept with a super crew who took such good care of us and kept the property in such an immaculate condition. What a great place to stay!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Stuart Halliday, United Kingdom checked out on 03-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
10-Sep-2015
We stayed here as two families with 3 children and the villa was perfect for us. The staff were so accommodating and helpful and the food was wonderful. we asked for Sri Lankan food and the chef gave us a variety of different dishes which were delicious. We all enjoyed the small pool for cooling off and greatly appreciated the mosquito coils and candles which were lit each evening. We were also grateful for the laundry service. My friend was 50 during our stay and Loku arranged for dancers and drummers to perform for us, the kitchen baked a birthday cake and the whole thing started with my friend being asked to light candles on a magnificent decorative hanging made from coconuts and flowers. It was the most wonderful evening and one we shall always remember.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
William Spencer, Australia checked out on 14-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
14-May-2015
A spacious elegant villa, with comfortable space both inside and out. The staff were extremely competent and professional, nothing was too much trouble. The food prepared by the chef was excellent. The pool was refreshing after a day of sightseeing and the location within the fort could not have been better.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Fiona P, United Kingdom checked out on 07-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
07-May-2015
The villa provided an excellent base for 2 families to explore Galle .The villa is very spacious , the children loved the pool and we enjoyed relaxing on the terrace . The staff were all very attentive and offered great flexibility with the meals especially for the children who hadn't all developed a taste for curry . Loku the manager was very helpful and provided lots of local information to help plan activities .

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Sally M, Indonesia checked out on 24-Oct-2014
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
13-Nov-2014
Perfect for stay in Galle fort. Staff helpful but unobtrusive. Meals good. Hard to find a negative!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:9
Kim F, Hong Kong checked out on 26-Aug-2014
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2014
We had a fabulous time at the Ambassadors House. It was perfect for our needs. A family of 10 adults, 5 couples, each with our own bedroom plus ensuite bathroom. The living areas were very good and if we had been 5 un related couples it would have worked very well also. The staff really made our stay wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble and there wasn't one staff member that we thought could have done more. We would certainly return to The Ambassadors house and would happily recommend it to any others.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:9
Kay G, Australia checked out on 15-Mar-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
29-May-2014
We had a fabulous time at the Ambassadors House and weren't able to fault it in any way. The staff, both management and house staff, went to great lengths to ensure that our stay was truly memorable. The location was perfect, the house even better than the photos, the food divine - everything was perfect. I don't know when but we will definitely be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Cheen-Chong Tan, Singapore checked out on 17-Feb-2014
Overall Rating:
8.6
Reviewed:
27-Feb-2014
What we enjoyed most about the Ambassador's House were: 1. the local food prepared by the in-house chef Jaya 2. the immediate location to nearby attractions & quaint shops

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:7
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Sue B, Australia checked out on 06-Oct-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
15-Dec-2013
The Ambassador's House was fantastic! The villa was luxurious without being overwhelming and the excellent staff, attentive without being overbearing. Everything, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, was a joy. I stayed at the villa with 3 friends and every one of us would recommend The Ambassador's House wholeheartedly!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Christine P, Australia checked out on 26-Jul-2013
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
12-Sep-2013
From the moment we arrived to the day we left, the staff made our stay here an unforgetable experience. I cannot thank them enough for the lengths they went to to make my 60th birthday so fabulous. Everything from the frangipani-decked varandah with traditional oil lamps burning to the Kandiyan dancers, seafood BBQ and delicious chocolate birthday cake made for an experience I will always cherish. We have all travelled widely and our 5 night stay at Ambassador's House rates right up there with the best experiences we have enjoyed world-wide.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
james W, Australia checked out on 25-Jun-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
26-Aug-2013
Stunning villa which is made even more remarkable by the staff who look after ones every need! The Sri Lankan food was fantastic. Having planned to go out and eat elsewhere at times this thought was abandoned at the first meal! The villa is in the middle of the Fort area with beautiful streets full of interesting shops around. I would not hesitate to return - a perfect place for a large family or group of friends to congregate

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Andre D. Sterchi ., United Arab Emirates checked out on 22-Apr-2013
Overall Rating:
7.5
Reviewed:
22-May-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:6
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:5
Kitchen:6 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:9
PW, United Arab Emirates checked out on 29-Oct-2012
Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2012
I can thoroughly recommend the Ambassador's to anyone looking for larger accommodation in Galle. It's a short hop from Unawatuna but nicely insulated, we actually ended up spending most of our time at the Villa we like it so much! The staff are lovely and very helpful and there's always Tuk Tuk's on standby should you want to get out the Fort.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:5
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:9
PS, Qatar checked out on 02-Nov-2012
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
12-Nov-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:9
Max Ludekens, Australia checked out on 02-Oct-2012
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
24-Oct-2012
Lighthouse street is a very narrow, barely enough to accommodate two vehicles. Once you navigate through this and arrive at the gate you walk through a small front garden onto a beautiful patio and through to a huge lounge area that seems to be separated into two. lounging here is a delight as it is quite cool on a hot and humid day. You then walk through a lovely open courtyard with a stairway on the left and into the dining area which has seating for eight. The door to the kitchen is off to the right and there is a glass square through which we were often watched to see if something was needed. Then through to a small TV viewing area with a huge cushioned bench type seat, also looking out onto the plunge pool, which is great for those hot and humid days. Beside the pool there are three good size bed rooms with double beds and en suites. Then upstairs is the Master bed room with beautiful en suite and a small 'study' area beside. Next to this room is another room with twin beds and en suite. then, leading out of these two rooms is a beautiful open area where the ladies can sun bathe/bake to their hearts content in total privacy. there is also a small covered area where one can sit and read or enjoy a cup of tea. The whole house is open, allowing for a cool breeze to pass through during the day. All in all, beautiful for a family or group of friends.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
AS, Sri Lanka checked out on 16-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
25-Sep-2012
What a wonderful villa, more spacious than appeared in the pictures, perfectly relaxing. I used to wonder why would you stay in the hot Fort when you can stay by the beach, but actually this is a great place to stay in, especially if you don't have a vehicle. Everything is within walking distance and the beach is only a few minutes three-wheeler ride away. The villa has boogie boards etc that you can bring with you to the beach, which is a really nice touch, but then you can come back to your comfortable room without having sand everywhere. The chef was excellent and the staff lovely. The whole villa is wonderfully airy and doesn't get hot like I expected it to and the pool makes a huge difference. Thoroughly recommended.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
CY, Australia checked out on 02-Jul-2012
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
12-Jul-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:6
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:10
ST, United Kingdom checked out on 29-May-2012
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
15-Jun-2012
Fantastic villa, wonderful staff - can't recommend enough!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Cindy Chng, Singapore checked out on 08-Apr-2012
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
04-May-2012
Food was wonderful, location was simply the best and we had a great time in the Galle Fort Ambassador's House!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:10 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:9
NC checked out on 31-Mar-2012
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
23-Apr-2012
Ambassadors was perfect for us. Great villa for families or groups of friends. Excellent living space, 5 lovely bedrooms and superb staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
MF, United Kingdom checked out on 27-Feb-2012
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
27-Mar-2012
Our family of 8 adults and 3 small children spent 10 wonderful days staying at the Ambassador Villa Galle earlier this year. We were greeted with ice cold drinks on arrival and the Manager, housekeeper and all the staff made us feel very welcome. The house a a beautiful 18th century dutch home that has been cleverly renovated with all modern facilities appointed while still maintaining an old world charm. The bedrooms, living and dining areas are spacious and very clean, with a lovely open air courtyard to sit in for reading or having a drink at any time of the day. The pool was a joy to swim in and most suitable for small children. A special mention must go to the chef who produced delicious meals to the very highest standard, and the supporting staff who were caring and went out of their way to please us and give us extraordinary service.

I would recommend The Ambassador Villa to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday, with willing staff to look after them to the highest standard.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
KS, India checked out on 29-Jan-2012
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
01-Mar-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
BE, Hong Kong checked out on 04-Jan-2012
Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
19-Jan-2012
We had the most wonderful stay at the Ambassadors, the staff were friendly, helpful and on hand for everything that we needed. We ate so well during our stay with amazing curries, good western food and one of the best Christmas lunches with a delicious Turkey, loads of veggies and even bread sauce! We really felt like we were at home. Its a beautiful spacious house with lots of room for my kids to run around in. We were especially pleased that they were able to provide cots, highchairs and a pram for our stay which saved us bringing them over with us. We would highly recommend the Ambassadors House and the wonderful team there.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:6
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
PE, Hong Kong checked out on 16-Nov-2011
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
30-Nov-2011

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:9
Hassan Rafeek, Sri Lanka checked out on 18-Sep-2011
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
21-Sep-2011
Spent a weekend here with the family.
We absolutely LOVED every moment we spent in this villa. From the moment we stepped into the villa and the staff's warm welcomes to the time we left the villa with their warm goodbyes.

Very spacious, very airy, large halls, verandah, dining rooms, and the small and cozy swimming pool. Place was very clean, rooms were well sized, very comfortable and the beds and pillows were very comfortable. (the master bedroom was HEAVENLY).

Staff were very friendly and cooked us some very nice meals and were always around to serve us.

Those iPod speakers were a welcome addition!

We had an amazing weekend. I would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to the Galle Fort in Sri Lanka!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:7 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
BL checked out on 08-Jul-2011
Overall Rating:
8.6
Reviewed:
19-Jul-2011
This is a beautiful haven in the heart of the magical Galle Fort, thoughtfully decorated, smashing spacious rooms, intimate spaces and a stellar staff. Having visited Galle and the surrounding areas many times in the past, I've never stayed in the Fort and now with this oasis, I will be coming back for more.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Toledano Baruk, France checked out on 28-Feb-2011
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
07-Jun-2011
Realy feel at home in beautifull architecture whitch mxed all history of sri lanka
portuges influence sri lankan influence and touch of english confort i recomend it

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:6 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:9
Hamilton Anna, Singapore checked out on 04-Feb-2011
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
21-Feb-2011
Ambassador's is magnificent. The location is fantastic and the house is huge and beautifully furnished: it can easily sleep 2 or 3 families. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:7
Value:9
Ambassador's House /villa/ambassadors-house.aspx Price starts at $420 - $950 per night
8.67 out of 10
based on 81 user reviews. Ambassador’s House is certainly spacious. When we first explored inside, it just seemed to keep on going back and back. We really liked the roof terrace too – the perfect place for soaking up the sun.

The upstairs bedrooms have recently undergone renovations and now work well as a family suite, and the master bedroom ensuite is very special with its tub, twin washbasins and twin showers – true ‘his-and-hers’ luxury! Be aware though that the bed in the master bedroom is slightly shorter than your average queen-size bed. We liked that the main living areas were wired for sound as this really enhanced the mood (bring your own music or iPod), and the large screen in the TV room made it feel like a cosy mini cinema.

The villa is particularly well set up for kids – each staircase is fitted with a safety gate, and there are loads of toys and games. The staff love kids and we found them all to be warm and welcoming. The chef will ably cater for all your dining requirements (groceries on guest account) and the management team, who drop by daily, are very helpful and friendly and will happily arrange onward travel, excursions or activities.

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