Bit of paradise
A very favorably review. Worth reading !
Guests from UK in March 2019
We stayed as a group of 3 couples who holiday together every year, and this by far was the best villa we have ever stayed at.
The house is quite simply stunning. It only has three rooms but enough space for about 20 people!
The pool is massive as are the grounds and patio areas. It is relatively new build but has been finished in a very expert way with fixtures, fittings and furniture quite clearly lovingly hand picked to complement the house and
give it an old colonial feel.
All rooms are air conditioned and also have ceiling fans, more of which are scattered around the house at strategic points.
All beds are 4-poster beds with mosquito nets and the bathrooms are partly open air, making you feel close to nature.
Speaking of which the grounds themselves are awash with nature: peacocks roaming, several friendly large lizards, monkeys in the trees and of course the beautiful array of birds (we had a Golden oriel nest right next to the house with three chicks in) so remember to pack some binoculars (although the house of course does provide those too!).
There are an array of toys/patio games etc to use if you get bored swimming and birdwatching!
The house has 6 permanent staff: a house manager (either Bandara or William, both of whom are superb), a chef, a cleaner and three groundsmen, who double up as security guards at night. We never had a key to the house nor locked our rooms as you feel perfectly safe as someone is on site all of the time.
It really could be seen as your own personal 3 bedroom hotel.
Breakfast is included every day (toast, fresh fruit and the best homemade pineapple marmalade and yoghurt) and the chef is available to cook lunches and evening meals for a very reasonable price. The food is very good, but of course you will likely be visiting some of the many local restaurants.
« It is easy to get around as Bandara or William will organise Tuk Tuks, which are always on time and will be there to take you home again at the end of the day. As an
example, a return trip for 6 (3 Tuk Tuks) to Galle Fort and back (about 15 minutes each way) is about 5-6000 rupees, (about £25).
The house also has cable television which shows live premier league and European Cup football (as well as the habitual cricket).
The house is off the main tourist area which is actually very good (unless you really want a place on Unawatuna Beach) and is very easy to get to (the Tuk Tuks of course, and is about 10 minute ride to Unawatuna).
JC the owner is very prompt in his replies and goes out of his way to ensure that everything is up to standard.
Local areas to go: Obviously Galle Fort, Unawatuna beach is quite touristy and a bit like a Spanish beach resort. We much preferred Koggala Beach (again about 15 minutes away). Massive beach with virtually no one on it and
some lovely restaurants.
So all in all, I would strongly recommend Sepalika, it really is a little
bit of paradis