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Built by the Dutch in the early 1800s, Taru Villas - Lighthouse Street was recently restored to its former glory by the prominent interior designer Taru. Complete with antique furniture and intriguing pieces of artwork, yet modern amenities, the villa is a beautiful place to stay.
In the entrance of the hotel is a spacious living area, furnished with a comfy sofa and antique divan, where guests can take refuge from the heat and unwind. The earthly colour of the living area gives light and comfort to this 19th century villa and creates an air of homeliness.
From the large painting of a wild horse to the fine ornaments handpicked by Taru, every piece in this villa fits in perfectly with the juxtaposing modern/colonial vibe this renowned designer has strived to create.
There are four bedrooms; two superior rooms and two deluxe rooms, all of which are found on the first floor, except one of the deluxe rooms which is located on the ground floor. There is also an intimate dining room which seats up to 8 guests, and a roof top terrace, which can be used as a private dining area or a space in which to lounge and relax.
The villa has four en-suite double rooms – two superior and two deluxe. Each room is tastefully decorated with antique furnishings and earth-tone linen, complementing the villa’s overall theme. Bathrooms are spacious and have hot/cold rainwater showers.
Facilities include: A/C, hot and cold water, a safe and Wi-Fi, cable TV, DVD library, IPod station. They also offer an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner, airport transfers, room service, taxi service and a laundry service. Guests can bring their own alcohol, but will charged corkage fee, but they are not encouraged to bring food. The villa is also child friendly and is a great place for kids of all ages.
Taru Villas - Lighthouse Street is an original Dutch villa at the heart of Galle Fort, one of the most renowned living heritage sites in the world. Only 15 minutes from the Galle Coast beaches and about 2.5 hours from Colombo's international airport – or take the air taxi to nearby Koggala. A daily sea plane service also exists between Hatton in the tea country and Koggala and we can book seats at competitive rates.
Red Dot Average Score - 5 Reviews
Ratings based on real traveller reviews in the past 4 years
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