Tamarind Hill

A mile from Galle Fort, Tamarind Hill is an enchanting combination of old-world grace and contemporary energy.

One mile from historic Galle Fort and its treasure trove of colonial landmarks, Tamarind Hill is an enchanting combination of old-world grace and contemporary energy. Guests at this small luxury hotel are accommodated in 10 tasteful rooms and 2 palatial suites featuring fine colonial furniture. Pillow menus, premium Ayurvedic bath amenities and evening turndown service are standard across both room categories.

Tamarind Hill’s long outdoor pool is shaded by swaying coconut palms, while the tranquil spa offers a long list of soothing rituals that will rejuvenate mind, body and soul. The light-filled restaurant specialises in seafood, with both international and regional dishes to suit all palates. For a pre or post-dinner cocktail, head to The Bar, an evocative space with a carefully curated wine list and wide range of classic cocktails, or The Lounge, which overlooks a leafy courtyard.

Great things to at Tamarind Hill include an indulgent in-suite massage, dinner by the swimming pool and a Sri Lankan cooking demonstration. Further afield, you can kayak along the Madhu River, follow picturesque nature trails by bicycle or visit a traditional village to see how locals live.


How to get to Tamarind Hill

Tamarind Hill is located in Galle, a city in Sri Lanka’s south, 155km (approximately 2.5 hours by road) from Bandaranaike International Airport.

Tamarind Hill Highlights

  • An enchanting colonial-style small luxury hotel
  • Located a mere mile from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort
  • Experience old-world hospitality infused with contemporary energy
  • Swim in a beautiful outdoor pool or enjoy an indulgent spa treatment
  • Sample delightful Sri Lankan cuisine at the restaurant or learn to cook it

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