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Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

It took our tuk-tuk driver around half an hour to find this place after arriving at the bus station in Galle. Would be best to make sure you know the location of it beforehand. We stayed here for 3 nights. Rooms were comfy, clean and a good size. Staff were lovely. It was a little further from Galle than the... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Pleasant bungalow style, room is functional, bathroom fittings and towels have seen better days! The covered veranda in front of the room is very pleasant to sit and relax. This is also where you have your breakfast served or any other meals. Staff is pleasant and aims to please. Swimming pool is a good size. Good choice in its price... More 

1 Thank ilse V
Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

This resort is a bit difficult to find, in a residential area, a few kms away from Galle Center. But once you get, the place is close idyllic. A magnific garden with tropical trees, a nice swimming pool in the middle, 2 large buildings with each a few rooms, plus a common area (armchairs, books) and a veranda in front... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

Very beautiful resort. Rooms and bed/mattress/pillows/towels are very basic. You feel more like Sri Lankan residence rather than a resort. The staff and food is amazing. It is cutt off from the city but they have their own tuk-tuk which is very conveniant. Again, the young boys working there are amazing - very helpful and their service is *****

1 Thank Bantiauszuerich
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Loved staying in this resort. It is cosy and tucked away, almost in the middle of nowhere. However, it is a beautiful quaint place - with a swimming pool, lush greenery and airy, shaded verandahs to relax in. Great place if you want some quiet relaxation time, in the midst of nature. The service is outstanding; Dilini, Dinesh and Sudhath... More 

Thank R_Megha
Vellinge, Sweden
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

After living at 2 other luxury resort for 2 weeks we found this place for 1,5 days. We should have stayed here all the time. Although not next to the ocean, the pool and the very nice and cosy garden feels like paradise. On top of this there are the extremely nice staff (special thanks to Dinesh and Sudath and... More 

Thank Patrik Q
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Loved this place: airy, cool shared verandahs to hang out in around a lovely garden and nice swimming pool. It's 400 rupees (10 mins) from Galle fory, but hidden from the heat of the town in a little secret idyll. It's quiet but friendly, clean, the food is nice enough. It's the garden, pool and staff that make this place... More 

Thank lynnelynnelynne
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2014

You can't help but fall in love with the place. Though it's off the beaten track, the location is only few minutes from the beach and town.ideal for a family retreat. Good service. The bungalow we stayed was grand. I liked the veranda, with its view of the beautiful garden. Good size pool, well maintained. Worth the price.

Thank Prasanna A
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

We had a lovely, lovely stay at Leijay Resort, our only problem was the location. We knew it was a little bit away from the main area of Galle and thought it would be fine. Unfortunately, for our style of travel, it really wasn't what we were after. We like to be able to come and go and wander about,... More 

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Leijay Guesthouse is perfect for lazing around reading, surfing the internet, swimming, etc. the grounds are lovely, as is the pool. It is not in or near the Fort area of Galle, rather it's in a lush neighborhood of lovely houses where the noise is more likely to be birds or monkeys than traffic. The guesthouse has its own three-wheeler... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ten minutes from Galle Fort, in a quiet and peaceful location, we have 3 villas and an apartment with 15 rooms altogether. There is a beautiful outdoor pool, tropical gardens, large verandas and a gazebo to add to your stay. Each room has a flat screen TV and a DVD player. The TVs have a USB port so you can bring in your own movies. Free movies are available at the reception. There is an AC in every room and all bathrooms are fitted with hot showers. Free wireless is available in the rooms and throughout the property. Airport pick and drop is available. A van and three-wheeler is also available to take guests around to the historic Galle Fort and the Unawatuna beach. ... more   less 

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Address: 43 A/B New Lane | Madawalamulla, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $56 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Rooms vary enormously. Ask to see whats available and check water pressure and power, before accepting a room.”
 of 5 bubbles 520ianm, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Inspect your room carefully. Many, many problems.”
 of 5 bubbles QWalla, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All will probably be ok.”
 of 5 bubbles PatrikQ, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“As far as we could tell, all the rooms are large and open onto big comfortable verandas.”
 of 5 bubbles lynita, 22 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Stay in one of the bungalow/house rooms, more expensive, but lovely and have air conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles 8cnh, 18 Jun 2014 | Read review
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