Era Beach, a luxurious eight-roomed boutique hotel, adds further lustre to Galle's upmarket beach settlement of Thalpe. Era Beach unfolds within two beautifully-refurbished colonial-period bungalows which now house the main restaurant and lounge bar. An additional two-storey section houses the bedrooms and blends in seamlessly. A 23-metre swimming pool is the focus of the property and overlooks a garden scattered with palm trees and leading to the turquoise seas. The buildings have tall timber columns and high ceilings, open verandas and courtyards that welcome in the tropical sun and gentle ocean breezes.
There are eight luxurious bedrooms with four on the ground floor opening out to the gardens and the swimming pool and four on the upper floor with spectacular sea views. All have four-poster beds dressed in fine linen and private courtyard or balcony. The ensuite bathrooms have h/w shower. In-room facilities include a/c, IDD, cable TV, DVD and CD player, tea / coffee facility, mini-bar, and room service.
Sea View Suites: These four suites are located on the upper floor and opens out to a large balcony with stunning sea views. Upon request private dining is organised on the balcony.
Garden Suites: Two Garden Suites are located by the swimming pool and has a private courtyard.
Lobby Suites: Two Lobby Suites are located off the main lobby area. One is furnished with two antique single beds.
The restaurant serves a range of dishes with a Mediterranean/Asian influence prepared with fresh local produce. Meals are also served in the garden or on your own balcony or terrace. The Lounge Bar serves a full range of alcoholic beverages. There is a salt-water swimming pool with an extensive granite deck. Gardens lead to a secluded sandy beach where swimming is possible during peak season. Other facilities include wifi, butler service, and doctor-on-call.
Why We Like It
We love the colonial-style architecture, the great showers and the lighting at night.
Era Beach is in Thalpe, 15 minutes south of Galle. Journeys from Colombo’s international airport will take about two hours via the Southern Expressway or take the Air Taxi, which offers flights from Colombo’s international airport directly to Koggala which is just 10 minutes away from Era Beach. If you are then heading from the coast into the hills, we offer competitive rates on a daily sea plane between Koggala and Hatton.