Asia / Sri Lanka / Galle
Tucked within Galle’s historic seventeenth century fortress on the south coast of Sri Lanka, this majestic five-bedroom private villa, the former residence of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh is bursting with colonial charm.
Ambassador’s House boasts abundant living space, including a roof terrace and huge lounge, as well as an elongated swimming pool and a lush, palm-shaded courtyard. An experienced staff team, including a private chef, welcome guests with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality and tend to every need to ensure that families and friends can relax and cherish their time soaking up the nostalgia of these elegant surroundings.
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10 Guests
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioned bedrooms
iPod Docking Station
Dining for 10
Pavilion with sofas
Stairgates and playpen for baby
Telephone for local calls
TV lounge with 42-inch screen
Bedroom DetailsBedroom 1 (Master): King size bed, en-suite bathroom, rattan planter's lounge, antique wardrobe, private living space, direct access to roof terrace, air conditioning, fan-cooled, linen mosquito net
Bedroom 2: Two double beds, en-suite bathroom, direct access to roof terrace via a private veranda, antique wardrobe, air conditioning, fan-cooled, linen mosquito net
Bedroom 3: Double size bed, en-suite bathroom, access to plunge pool, air conditioning, fan-cooled, linen mosquito nets
Bedroom 4: Double size bed, en-suite bathroom, access to plunge pool, air conditioning, fan-cooled, linen mosquito nets
Bedroom 5: Double size bed, en-suite bathroom, access to plunge pool, air conditioning, fan-cooled, linen mosquito nets
Pool DetailsPrivate plunge pool
Staff and ServicesVilla supervisor
Staff and Services (at additional cost)Masseuse
Car and driver - 24 hours prior notice
Location DetailsGalle - 0.6 miles
Unawatuna - 3.7 miles
Dalawella - 4.3 miles
Thalpe - 4.9 miles
Hikkaduwa - 12.4 miles
Mirissa - 24.8 miles
Matara - 27.9 miles
Tangalle - 49.7
Colombo - 72.7 miles
International Airport - 90 miles
Kandy - 144 miles
Dambulla - 164 miles
Nuwara Eliya - 180.1 miles
Seemingly timeless, Galle Fort’s richly historic walls have given shelter to a dizzying array of merchants, traders, colonialists and foreign nationals over the years, who have all left their indelible mark on this seventeenth century Dutch fortress. Narrow streets bearing English and Dutch names exhibit an astounding concentration of colonial properties whose delicate fretwork, magnificent columns and ornate plasterwork constantly inspire.
Walk atop the fort’s grassy western ramparts are a highlight for many and these stoic walls, mere footsteps from your front door, are the venue for boisterous cricket matches, couples stealing private moments together and kamikaze jumpers launching themselves into the sea below. Museums showcasing the fort’s rich history plus many restaurants, street side cafes and independent boutiques are a five-minute walk away.
Villa NotesAmbassador’s House is exceptionally well equipped for families. Facilities include a high chair; baby cot; car seat; books; games; stair gates; playpen; baby bath; changing mat.
On request, and for an additional charge, your villa supervisor can arrange for a car and driver. Please give 24 hours prior notice.
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Tax Service Charge Details *Please note that tax and service charge are included in the rates. Discounted nightly rates may apply to stays of 7 nights or longer. Please inquire.
Security Deposit Details
Equal to one night's rent.
Minimum Stay Details
Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.
To qualify for 3 miles per $1 spent, bookings must be made through the Villas of Distinction for United MileagePlus program. Miles earned are awarded to only one traveler per villa booking. The actual number of miles earned by a member will be based upon the total base nightly villa rate excluding taxes, fees and optional fees. MileagePlus number must be provided prior to travel for mileage offer to be fulfilled. Miles are posted to member's accounts 6-8 weeks after travel has been completed. Bookings must be paid in U.S. currency. New bookings only. Offers are subject to availability, capacity-controlled and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
Reserve your best getaway yet and receive up to a $2,000 Concierge Credit* to use towards services and excursions. Are you ready to elevate your vacation? How about a chef-prepared dinner overlooking the ocean in St. Martin, or a private catamaran cruise in the U.S. Virgin Islands to celebrate the New Year? The options are endless, and the choice is all yours.
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Offer valid for new bookings made now through - 11/30/22 travel for festive travel now through 12/31/23. Valid for select pre-paid services only. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused credit is non-refundable. Credit cannot be applied towards booking value. The tiers are based on the base villa cost only. Minimum spend of $5,000 applies. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.
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