The best villas in Galle act as a passageway to the colonial era. In its location, design and demeanor, this wonderfully elegant hotel in Galle Fort will let you live and experience the rich history and undeniable charm of the island's most celebrated coastal town.
Built in the 1800s for a Dutch merchant and his wife, this classically restored boutique hotel is sure to get under your skin and crawl into your heart. Its eclectic mix of traditional features, antique furnishings, and a clean modern aesthetic does everything to surround you with the best of today, all the while doing nothing to take away from a space that is steeped in rich history and quaint charm.
Located in the heart of Galle's towering trademark, 42 Lighthouse Street is a respectful celebration of this UNESCO Heritage Site, providing convenient access (never more than a 10 minute walk) to the full panoply of surrounding sights and sounds this town has to offer. Whether you choose to take in the multi-sensory experience that is a walk around the Fort and the greater township, or decide to spend a day on the silky sands, 42 Lighthouse Street is the perfect place to relax and restore your energies without ever losing touch with the heart of this very special place. Enjoy the luxurious colonial comforts of its classy interior, or ascend to the skies where the bijou roof terrace effortlessly serves up sunsets of blue and orange against the ubiquitous Fort Skyline, the imposing Ramparts, and the endless Indian Ocean.
Just as East meets West at every turn, so too does modern luxury combine with colonial splendor and charm at this accommodation in Galle, Sri Lanka. The walls are adorned with priceless photographs of times gone by, maps that betray the rich and torrid history of the land and its people, and colorful modern art that cheekily reveals the pull of Ceylon's traditional roots and the push of a modern, progressive Sri Lanka. Yet Taru's loyalty to the rich colonial ancestry of this villa in Galle makes no compromise on luxury. When you retire to your room you can rest comfortably in the knowledge that every detail has been considered. The famously plush beds guarantee a restful night's sleep, and the powerful rain showers will beg you to stay another five minutes.
Where dining is concerned, 'Taru Villas - 42 Lighthouse Street' stands apart from other villas in Galle, Sri Lanka. Whether it is breakfast (included), lunch or dinner, you are in for a treat whatever your palate prefers. From the spicy rice and curry specialties to a diversity of worldly cuisine, you will not be short of flavors both classical and modern. The pan seared tuna with avocado, soy, ginger and lime, and the halloumi aubergine burger are just some of the fan favorites. Breakfast ranges from an elaborate Sri Lankan feast to your standard Continental spread, with offerings that will satisfy the health and taste conscious alike. Lunch and dinner at this villa offers an assortment of Á la carte options, and whether you choose a lush green salad, the succulent catch of the day, or a refreshing green juice to replenish your reserves, you can rest assured that only the freshest of seasonal produce and ocean fare is served. The chef will be perfectly amenable to your suggestions or dietary requirements and will be happy to adjust the menu to your liking with a little notice. If you choose to book out the whole villa, your entire menu can be pre-set and approved before your arrival.
We are thoroughly confident that we will satisfy your culinary needs and therefore ask that no food bought outside is brought to the villa.