Khomba House Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
26-Mar-2012

Khomba House was much bigger and grander than we’d imagined it to be and this was a wonderful surprise. Packed with places to relax, all in lovely bright tropical colours, the impetus here really is on keeping your body horizontal for as much time as possible. Daybeds double up as extra beds and this is certainly a great house for getting a gang together and enjoying some quality down time. It also makes a fab getaway for a family as the kids will love the adventure of the huge sandy garden and the beach beyond, not to mention the water sports available at the neighbouring resort. Aside from loving the amazing space that the house offered, we also were very taken by the genuine warmth of housekeepers Sisira and his wife Indrani. Sisira always had a smile on his face and was happy to assist with any request whilst Indrani was a whizz in the kitchen and her Sri Lankan food was delicious. There aren’t actually any menus in the villa, but Indrani is open to guests’ suggestions. Meals are charged at US$5 per person plus groceries at cost price plus 10% to cover fuel and basics.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:6 Facilities:5 Staff:8
Value:8
Highlights

Escaping everything and everyone! We loved that days could pass by here timelessly without seeing another soul aside from the gentle personalities of Sisira and Indrani who made us feel so welcome and at ease. The house is hugely spacious and there seemed endless places to nod off for a nap. It was wonderful to see dolphins on our crack-of-dawn boat trip (extra cost). They were quite shy, but the boatman knew the most sensitive way to approach them. After a while, these pods of spinner dolphins started their acrobatic frolicking and raced us alongside the boat.

Surprises

There’s no electricity during the daytime as all power is currently run through a generator. Whilst this didn’t bother us much, it would have been nice to cool down under a ceiling fan now and then. Fortunately, Sisira always waits until guests are up and about before switching the generator off, so lie-ins are possible. Also, if you need it on for an hour or so to charge your mobile phone, camera battery or the like during the daytime, Sisira will fire it up for you. There are plans to connect the entire Alankuda Beach to a three-phase electricity line, so watch this space! Part of the reason for coming here is to escape the crowds so, as this suggests, Khomba House’s location is remote. The only options for eating out are at the restaurants of the Alankuda resorts.

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7.4 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. Khomba House was much bigger and grander than we’d imagined it to be and this was a wonderful surprise. Packed with places to relax, all in lovely bright tropical colours, the impetus here really is on keeping your body horizontal for as much time as possible. Daybeds double up as extra beds and this is certainly a great house for getting a gang together and enjoying some quality down time. It also makes a fab getaway for a family as the kids will love the adventure of the huge sandy garden and the beach beyond, not to mention the water sports available at the neighbouring resort. Aside from loving the amazing space that the house offered, we also were very taken by the genuine warmth of housekeepers Sisira and his wife Indrani. Sisira always had a smile on his face and was happy to assist with any request whilst Indrani was a whizz in the kitchen and her Sri Lankan food was delicious. There aren’t actually any menus in the villa, but Indrani is open to guests’ suggestions. Meals are charged at US$5 per person plus groceries at cost price plus 10% to cover fuel and basics.

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