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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dikwella, Southern Province

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Geoffrey...
1 review
“Paradise in Sri Lanka!”
Reviewed March 6, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Cove House is a luxurious home in a beautiful location. The house is set in a quiet bay which is great for a swim or to learn to surf if you ever tire of the house pool.

The property manager, Roman, is excellent and his team look after your every need. One of the highlights is the chef who prepares delicious feasts for every meal.

We are planning on returning to Sri Lanka just to stay here again!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sionmille...
Shanghai, China
1 review
“Paradise Found”
Reviewed March 3, 2015 for a stay in October 2014

This was our second stay at Cove House after spending part of honeymoon there in August 2014. The house is in magical spot sitting on a elevated position overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches imaginable that just happens to have 2 fantastic surf breaks. The beach is deserted and the surf I only ever shared with one other person.

The house itself is incredibly comfortable and decorated with beautiful Sri Lankan antiques. The staff were excellent during our stay helping us hire surf boards, taking us on temple visits or arranging a babysitter while the chef rustled up incredible Sri Lankan food along with numerous other options for our baby.

This is a truly magical place in a part of the world thats hardly been touched by tourism, hopefully it stays that way but as the secrets now out about Sri Lanka, visit sooner rather than later!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nicolas W
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Truly perfect relaxing holiday”
Reviewed February 22, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel as if the house was ours . The house is very comfortable and perfectly located on the hill overlooking the most beautiful beach we found in Sri Lanka.
Roman the manager took care of everything and his staff appeared from nowhere as soon as we needed anything. And then there was the pool, the sunset and the meals prepared for us !! Truly a magnificent holiday...... Thank you....
We will be back !!!!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Richard M
Dickwella
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“Perfection personified”
Reviewed February 16, 2015 for a stay in January 2014

So pleased to see Cove House up on Tripadvisor! A true gem set in a well kept and lush garden over looking a cove with the sea rolling in constantly! The house was beautifully furnished, the staff eager to please and the meals, served on the wide veranda, were varied, plentiful and delicious. A pool, in the front of the house, sits perched above the sandy bay. Our trip to Sri Lanka was certainly enhanced by the welcoming serenity af Cove House. We highly recommend you add it to your list of accommodation choices! I hear there is now a two bedroomed cottage, with its own pool, situated on the site, available for the B&B travellers.

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Liked best: The peace away from the crowds and the service.
Liked least: Only a minor thing, but wifi often interrupted. No big deal on holiday!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Paul L
1 review
“This is quintessential paradise for any traveller to Sri Lanka”
Reviewed February 16, 2015 for a stay in November 2014

As a busy medical practitioner who was teaching doctors in Colombo from overseas, I was in search of a place to recuperate from an incredible busy week at the capital.
I initially heard of Cove House through a friend who had stayed there previously and decided to contact the owner on the slim offchance that this place would be available - it was!
As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by the owner whose hospitality was immediately evident from the outset - a truly remarkable individual to say the least.
I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at one of the most wonderful locations I have ever stayed at whilst travelling overseas.
To absorb in the idyllic views (both of the perfectly manicured gardens, the phenomenal collection of carefully selected furniture items) and to savour the wonderful local cuisine prepared by the most attentive staff, I felt completely rejuvenated on departure - I just did not want to leave this dream property.
At my request, I was also given the opportunity to visit a local orphanage that is supported by the owner of the property (attending with him). What a truly humbling and exhilarating experience which clearly reflects the selflessness & generosity of a truly unbelievable gentleman/owner - this was truly a life-changing experience for me.
All in all, I had the most perfect break meeting the most perfect host (the owner of the property) at a perfect quiet location.
Thank you once more, Cove House - I most certainly will come back to visit this piece of paradise once again when next in Sri Lanka.

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Liked best: The generosity of the host/owner...
Liked least: Having to say goodbye to him & leave this stunning accommodation...
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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wcnycnz
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A life-changing experience”
Reviewed February 14, 2015 for a stay in January 2013

I had such a fantastic time at Cove House and definitely will be going back. The view is possibly the most-pristine & idyllic beach view in all of Sri Lanka!!!!

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Liked best: The pristine location and the friendliness of the staff.
Liked least: Honestly, I liked-least having to eventually leave Cove House -I didn't want to leave!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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James_Jus...
Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Amazing Surf Safari!”
Reviewed February 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2014

Had a blast at Cove House during the Easter break, 2014... I had heard that Sri Lanka was an up-and-coming destination for surfing, but the reality was well beyond what I expected. Could not've been more fun: nice point break off the entry to the Cove and warmest water I have ever surfed in. Friendly staff, fresh food, ideal location and superb house, what more could you ask for? Would thoroughly recommend for anyone looking for a beach getaway! PS Best to bring your own board, but can hirer locally if needed

Travelling group: Large Group
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