Victoria Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
07-May-2010

As soon as we crossed the serene lotus pond into the house, Victoria’s tranquillity was obvious. The villa was built to exhibit the character of a traditional Sri Lankan home and although only 15 years old, it is still quite a few years older than many of its neighbouring villas. However, we felt that its classical build, elegant decor and pretty palm-dotted lawn made it feel timeless, whilst up-to-date facilities – movie room, iPod docking station – combined with the vivid blue colour scheme added necessary contemporary touches. The experienced staff also added to the enjoyment of our stay. They went about their work discreetly and we were impressed by their attention to small details, such as remembering how we took our tea and which foods we did and didn’t like. The cook was very amenable and able to cook a wide variety of cuisines – from typical Sri Lankan meals to Thai and Chinese dishes – with ease. The food was not only good but economical and the kitchen is also very well equipped for self-caterers . Each of Victoria’s bedrooms offers plenty of comfort although there’s only one with direct sea views. None of the rooms in the house is air conditioned except for the TV Room, which made watching a movie much more comfortableThe pool in the garden is a real treat and although not especially big, it more than makes up for the lack of sea swimming possibilities just beyond the villa wall.

Individual Scores:

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

The tropical garden filled with palms, the glorious sea views and the efficient staff team were highlights of our stay. That the house had an excellent location close to Galle also contributed to our enjoyment of the property.

Surprises

Some might be put off that there is no air conditioning in the bedrooms however on our stay we really felt that it didn’t matter since the fans and generous sea breezes kept us sufficiently cool. You can’t swim in the sea outside Victoria, but safe swimming beaches are only one or two kilometres away.

Guest Reviews (1)

scott couzner, Singapore checked out on 30-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
6.8
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2012
Fantastic location. Fantastic design great for both families and groups of friends. You cant swim outside but great beaches only 5 minutes away. Would recommend this villa to anyone.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:3
Value:8
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based on 2 user reviews. As soon as we crossed the serene lotus pond into the house, Victoria’s tranquillity was obvious. The villa was built to exhibit the character of a traditional Sri Lankan home and although only 15 years old, it is still quite a few years older than many of its neighbouring villas. However, we felt that its classical build, elegant decor and pretty palm-dotted lawn made it feel timeless, whilst up-to-date facilities – movie room, iPod docking station – combined with the vivid blue colour scheme added necessary contemporary touches. The experienced staff also added to the enjoyment of our stay. They went about their work discreetly and we were impressed by their attention to small details, such as remembering how we took our tea and which foods we did and didn’t like. The cook was very amenable and able to cook a wide variety of cuisines – from typical Sri Lankan meals to Thai and Chinese dishes – with ease. The food was not only good but economical and the kitchen is also very well equipped for self-caterers . Each of Victoria’s bedrooms offers plenty of comfort although there’s only one with direct sea views. None of the rooms in the house is air conditioned except for the TV Room, which made watching a movie much more comfortableThe pool in the garden is a real treat and although not especially big, it more than makes up for the lack of sea swimming possibilities just beyond the villa wall.

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