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london
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is an absolute gem. The design of the house belongs in an architectural digest. If only we could move in? 😳 Everything is perfect and well thought through. You can tell that Harold and Raf have designed a hotel that they would want to stay in. These two have high standards!! When you arrive it's like walking into...

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Abu Dhabi, Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would like to give a compliment to Raf and Harold for their warm and personal hospitality. Especcialy for me, working in a stressful function and traveling through different timezones on a weekly base it was a perfect ambiance to fully relax. I enjoyed their lovely breakfast, pool and had a nice time in the markets and beaches of Tangalle. Pretty...

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Robbie, We are happy to read that your short stay gives you lots of energy to start your busy job again. Luckily you are based in Abu Dhabi; not too far to visit Sri Lanka for only some days. Thank you so much for taking your time to write a very kind review and share your experience with other...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the most fabulous properties I have ever stayed at after years of travelling. Raf and Harold are simply fantastic hosts and we cannot recommend their beautiful home highly enough. It was romantic and beautiful, with such attention to detail in every corner. We had a magical stay and loved relaxing by the gorgeous pool or in...

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay in Villa Don Hendrick and the time you took to write a very kind review and to share your experience with other travelers. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in future. Warm regards, Raf & Harold

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I must start by saying we are very fortunate to have stayed in some amazing hotels all over the world but this is up there with the best. Raf and Harold are the perfect hosts and nothing is to much trouble. There are 3 bungalows with maximum of 6 guests and a beautiful pool. The surrounds are stunning and peaceful....

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Julie and Sean, Thank you so much for taking your time to write a very kind review and to share your experience with other travellers. You are not the first guests who are planning lots of visits while staying in our villa and finally skipping the planned visits and stay to enjoy the pool, its natural surroundings and to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My fiancé and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of January, we did not want to leave! All the reviews are spot on, the most lovely of hosts - Harold and Raf have created something really special at Villa Don Hendrick. An absolutely beautiful and relaxing paradise.....Listening to the birds nature all around while relaxing by the...

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Laura and Scott, Thank you so much for staying with us and for this wonderful review So glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the nature, the pool, the hospitality and the home made food. We look forward to welcoming you back... for a longer stay ! Warm regards, Raf & Harold

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My brother and I stayed here last summer. Harold and Raf are so lovely and helpful. If you want something, they make it happen. They are also magificent cooks, the food there was the best food we ate throughout the entire trip to Sri Lanka. I loved the atmosphere at the villa, so relaxing. The surroundings are beautiful, and they...

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Anette, It is never too late to write a review ! Thank you so much for taking your time and share your experience with other travellers. So glad you had an incredible stay and we are grateful for your wonderful recommendation. We hope to welcome you again. Warm regards, Raf & Harold

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I must say I totally agree with the other review, that nowhere else could possibly match up to Villa Don Hendrick. Harold and Raf are the most perfect hosts, so nice and super helpful. The attention to detail in this property is fantastic. Staff are the best we found in the whole of Sri Lanka. We only stayed 2 nights,...

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Pia and Lee, Thank you so much for staying with us and for this wonderful review. We are very grateful for your kind comments about our service and that you enjoyed the attention of detail during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back ! Warm regards, Raf & Harold

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We are an expat American and Chinese family of four based in Shanghai who stayed six nights over the Chinese New Year holiday. And we just loved our time...Harold, Raf and staff are gracious hosts always helpful and friendly but never in the way. We rented 2 of the 3 bungalows, making our stay a private holiday paradise. We loved...

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Vivian and Noah, Thank you so much for taking your time to write a kind review and to share your experience with other travellers. We were pleased to have you in our villa during Chinese New Year and that you had together with your children a nice celebration. Thank you for recommending our villa and we hope to welcome...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in Villa Don Hendricks. It is a stunning setting, like staying in a beautiful nature reserve, you get to watch peacocks and eagles from the porch of your own little villa at sunrise and sunset! Only 3 villas and so beautifully designed, it really is a fantastic boutique hotel. The food is absolutely delicious, beautifully...

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy and Bill, Thank you so much for your kind words which you share to other travellers. We are pleased to read that you had a great stay in our villa and that you enjoyed the spectacular nature life on the property and the "home-feeling" we give to our guests. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again....

Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Because after a stay there, nowhere else will ever be good enough. The bungalows are exquisite, the gardens a delight, the hosts charming. Such a welcome in perfect surroundings made it very difficult to leave this bit of paradise. It is just gobsmackingly gorgeous and I am not given to exaggeration. 5 stars rating is not enough.

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rafharold, Eigenaar at Villa Don Hendrick, responded to this review

Dear Dominique, A shocking title ... with a great review ! Thank you so much for taking your time to write a kind review and share the nice moments you had with other travellers. It is a good sign when it is difficult to leave ... always welcome again when you will visit Sri Lanka for a second time. Warm...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the quiet village Wagegoda, at 3 kilometers from Tangalle and in the midst of the paddy fields, a neglected piece of paradise, on a amazing piece of land, surrounded by old palm trees, teak trees and lime trees has been transformed into a Boutique B&B for guests who want to feel “at home” in pure luxury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Don Hendrick

Address: Pare Gedara, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range: $167 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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