Ambassador's House

5 Bedroom Villa, Galle, South Coast, Sri Lanka
from USD 420 per night
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  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Pool
  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Courtyard at dusk
  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Living room at dusk
  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Dinner setting
  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Roof terrace sitting area
  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - TV room
  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Master bedroom
  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Master bathroom
  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Guest bedroom one
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  • Ambassador's House-Ambassador's House - Pool aerial at night
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Even by Galle Fort’s standards, there are few villas as sizeable as Ambassador’s House, a seventeenth-century villa nestled within this UNESCO-certified old town. Gloriously decadent and nostalgic, this five-bedroom mansion built in the Dutch colonial style exhibits soaring ceilings, thick walls, highly polished floors and a pleasing rooftop garden.

In a former life, Ambassador’s House was favoured by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh for entertaining, and with such generous proportions it’s easy to see why. A huge living room, open on three sides, welcomes you into the villa and spills onto a double-colonnaded veranda. Across a courtyard, deeper into the villa, is a dining room furnished with a grand table for ten. Three ensuite bedrooms open onto an elongated pool whilst a further two ensuite bedrooms are situated upstairs, with direct access onto an expansive dual-level roof terrace, shaded from the sun.

The villa suits company, and is a fabulous place for families, inter-generational groups and clusters of friends to relax and unwind. There is ample space for everyone to find their own little corner for stealing away or for socialising, depending on the mood. The personable staff team tend to every request and ensure that the youngest family members are kept entertained; there’s a fan-cooled TV room flanking the pool terrace and the villa is equipped with a number of kids’ facilities including stair gates and games.

From its prime location within atmospheric Galle Fort, you only need step out of the villa’s front door to regale in the history of this fascinating town with its narrow cobbled streets lined with charming centuries-old homes, museums, tiny boutiques, restaurants, ice cream parlours and cafes. Watching the sunset from the fort’s grass-tufted ramparts, as cricket games start up, is the best way to end the day. Galle’s golden beaches are only a ten-minute drive away.

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  • Early bird enjoys 10% discount when booking 150 days in advance.
  • Last minute bookings enjoy 10% discount when checking in before 10-Mar-2017.
  • Period Price per night (USD) 7+ nights (USD) Min stay Inclusions
    06 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017 720 648 3 nights inclusions
    01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 600 540 2 nights inclusions
    01 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017 720 648 3 nights inclusions
    01 Sep 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 600 540 2 nights inclusions
    01 Dec 2017 to 20 Dec 2017 720 648 3 nights inclusions
    21 Dec 2017 to 15 Jan 2018 950 903 7 nights inclusions
    Period Price per night (USD) 7+ nights (USD) Min stay Inclusions
    16 Jan 2018 to 14 Feb 2018 720 648 3 nights inclusions
    15 Feb 2018 to 24 Feb 2018 950 903 5 nights inclusions
    25 Feb 2018 to 30 Apr 2018 720 648 3 nights inclusions
    01 May 2018 to 30 Jun 2018 600 540 2 nights inclusions
    Period Price per night (USD) 7+ nights (USD) Min stay Inclusions
    06 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017 504 454 3 nights inclusions
    01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 420 378 2 nights inclusions
    01 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017 504 454 3 nights inclusions
    01 Sep 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 420 378 2 nights inclusions
    01 Dec 2017 to 20 Dec 2017 504 454 3 nights inclusions
    21 Dec 2017 to 15 Jan 2018 950 903 7 nights inclusions
    Period Price per night (USD) 7+ nights (USD) Min stay Inclusions
    16 Jan 2018 to 14 Feb 2018 504 454 3 nights inclusions
    15 Feb 2018 to 24 Feb 2018 950 903 5 nights inclusions
    25 Feb 2018 to 30 Apr 2018 504 454 3 nights inclusions
    01 May 2018 to 30 Jun 2018 420 378 2 nights inclusions
    facilities
    Facilities
    Villa Facilities
    FEATURES AND AMENITIES

    Location
    Galle Fort, South Coast, Sri Lanka.

    Neighbourhood
    Galle town (0.5km); Unawatuna Beach (7km); Hikkaduwa (20km).

    Capacity
    10 people (4 king-bedded rooms; 1 twin bedroom). 2 additional beds available on request (for children; no charge).

    Living Areas
    Spacious fully furnished sitting room and verandas; indoor dining for 10; outdoor dining for 6; fan-cooled TV lounge; shaded roof terrace.

    Pool
    11.2m x 3.9m.

    Staff
    Villa supervisor; chef; service staff; 24hr security (masseuse and babysitter on request at additional charge).

    Dining
    A selection of Western and Sri Lankan dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).

    Communication
    WiFi internet; telephone for local calls.

    Entertainment
    42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite connection; iPod docking station; DVD player; books; games.

    For families
    Ambassador’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.

    Transport
    On request, and for an additional charge, your villa supervisor can arrange for a car and driver. Please give 24 hours prior notice.

    Additional facilities
    Barbecue; First Aid box.

    Property area
    629sqm (villa); 780sqm (land).

    Managed by
    Madeleine Lanka (Private) Limited.

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    layout
    Layout
    The Layout

    INDOOR LIVING
    - Sumptuous fan-cooled living space spilling onto the deep front veranda, furnished with sofas
    - Separate Dinning Room with a Dinning Table for 10 with adjoining separate kitchen
    - Middle Courtyard with Round Wooden Table with four chairs
    - Fan-cooled lounge TV lounge with 42-inch screen, DVD player, built-in sofa and views over the plunge pool

    OUTDOOR LIVING
    - Dual-level, flower beds with bougainvillea and furnished with sunloungers.  
    - Pavilion with built-in sofas on the top level
    - Gorgeous courtyard 2m x 11.5m plunge pool
    - Pockets of tropical gardens, including inner courtyard garden beside the lounge room

    rooms
    Rooms
    The Rooms

    MASTER BEDROOM
    - Four-poster king-size bed and rattan planter’s lounge
    - Antique wardrobe, table and chairs
    - Private living space and direct access to roof terrace
    - Soaring ceilings and polished timber floors
    - Air conditioned and fan-cooled
    - Linen mosquito net
    - En suite with moulded tub, twin sinks and his-and-hers showers

    TWIN BEDROOM
    - Two four-poster double beds
    - Soaring ceiling and polished timber floors
    - Direct access via private veranda to the roof terrace
    - Antique wardrobe and furnishings
    - Air conditioned and fan-cooled
    - Linen mosquito net
    - En suite with rain shower

    GROUND FLOOR BEDROOMS
    - Three double bedrooms are located on the ground floor, with access through pretty archways onto the plunge pool
    - Tranquil and light
    - King-size four-poster beds and Dutch-style wardrobes
    - Air conditioned and fan-cooled
    - Linen mosquito nets
    - En suite bathroom with rain shower

    location
    Location
    Location

    LOCATION

    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.

    Walks 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.

     

    PLACES OF INTEREST:

    Galle
    1.00 km

    Unawatuna
    6.00 km

    Dalawella
    7.00 km

    Thalpe
    8.00 km

    Hikkaduwa
    20.00 km

    Mirissa
    40.00 km

    Matara
    45.00 km

    Tangalle
    80.00 km

    Colombo
    117.00 km

    International airport
    145.00 km

    Kandy
    232.00 km

    Dambulla
    264.00 km

    Nuwara Eliya
    290.00 km

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    Hugely spacious historic house
    Ideal for families and groups
    Very well set up for kids
    Supersized roof terrace
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