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Thambili House by Edwards Collection - Sri Lanka - Galle

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8.9 out of 10 70 Light House Street, 32350 Galle, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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Floors:2, Rooms:4, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Offering an outdoor pool and terrace, Thambili House by Edwards Collection is located in Galle in the Galle District Region, 300 m from Dutch Church Galle. Galle Fort is 400 m from the property.

Some units include a dining area and/or balcony.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and shared lounge/TV area. Free use of bicycles is available at the property and the area is popular for snorkelling and windsurfing. The area is popular for diving and cycling.

Galle Light house is 400 m from Thambili House, while Galle International Cricket Stadium is 700 m away.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Galle! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Location

Area Info: Thambili House by Edwards Collection is located in Galle in the Galle District Region, 300 m from Dutch Church Galle. Galle Fort is 400 m from the property.

Address: 70 Light House Street, 32350 Galle, Sri Lanka

Area Info

The seaside town of Galle is 116 Km. from Colombo by road or rail down the southwest coast. Both routes are picturesque following the coastline closely for much of the way.

Todays town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort is the slowbeating heart of Galles history. The walled city has stood since the early sixteenth century through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese Dutch and British and in our present times is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and been identified as a living World Heritage Site.

The etymology of the name Galle is explained as probably a corruption of the Sinhalese gala a cattle fold or postingplace from which the Portuguese named it PointdeGalle. The simpler and more popular theory is found in the similarity of the Sinhalese word gala for rock which the Portuguese duplicated by adopting the Latin word gallus for rooster. They thus designed the coatofarms of the city as that of a rooster standing upon a rocky perch.

The Portuguese took Galle from the Sinhala kings in 1587 and erected the first fortifications a single wall fronted by a moat which extended from the sea to the harbor. The Dutch landed in 1640 with 12 ships and 2000 men under the command of Wilhelm Jacobsz Coster who defeated the Portuguese after severe fighting and a fourday siege.

The Dutch later converted the Portuguese fortalezza into a single bastion which they named Zwart Bastion and built a formidable line of defence ringing the walled town by ten bastions which endure to this day. Akersloot Bastion is named after the birthplace of Coster the Dutch commander who captured Galle. The name has been chiselled on a stone at the spot and also bears a date which however has no bearing on the date of erection of the Bastion. The grim old walls are a favourite promenade for Galles citizens and its visitors alike.

Through the rolling streams of Time and Change Galle still retains as few other towns in Sri Lankaan atmosphere of the past. The town was graced with considerable civic amenities and military features. Two hundred years ago there was introduced a stormwater drainage system which prevented flooding in the Fort so sophisticated as to have great bricklined underground drains which were automatically flushed twice a day by the tide.

Despite recent facelifts and new facades to many of the houses and the introduction of modern civic amenities like electricity telephone systems water and drainage services the streets remain narrow and many are known by their original names such as LeynBaan street Zeeberg street and Moderabaay street. A peep into the old houses reveal them to be spacious and airy with large ornamental doors and windows pillared verandahs and cool inner courtyards and gardens.

Policies

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or changes this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Always we are ready to make changes for you after your reservation is made.
You only need to inform us by mail in order for us to make the modifications and re confirm it with the hotel.

For the Sri Lanka all resorts and hotels have their own policy, for secure bookings and cancellation terms.
You will be informed on that during the bookings procedure that will be send to you after package deal is confirmed with you.

For any additional services it might be that the cancellations term is not the same.
In case different you will be informed from that on a separate note.

Maybe you are interested in a different arrangement or extra services? Just email us.
The details you can find on the contact us page, and we will gladly assist you.

Floors:2, Rooms:4, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Offering an outdoor pool and terrace, Thambili House by Edwards Collection is located in Galle in the Galle District Region, 300 m from Dutch Church Galle. Galle Fort is 400 m from the property.

Some units include a dining area and/or balcony.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and shared lounge/TV area. Free use of bicycles is available at the property and the area is popular for snorkelling and windsurfing. The area is popular for diving and cycling.

Galle Light house is 400 m from Thambili House, while Galle International Cricket Stadium is 700 m away.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Galle! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Area Info: Thambili House by Edwards Collection is located in Galle in the Galle District Region, 300 m from Dutch Church Galle. Galle Fort is 400 m from the property.

Address: 70 Light House Street, 32350 Galle, Sri Lanka

The seaside town of Galle is 116 Km. from Colombo by road or rail down the southwest coast. Both routes are picturesque following the coastline closely for much of the way.

Todays town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort is the slowbeating heart of Galles history. The walled city has stood since the early sixteenth century through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese Dutch and British and in our present times is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and been identified as a living World Heritage Site.

The etymology of the name Galle is explained as probably a corruption of the Sinhalese gala a cattle fold or postingplace from which the Portuguese named it PointdeGalle. The simpler and more popular theory is found in the similarity of the Sinhalese word gala for rock which the Portuguese duplicated by adopting the Latin word gallus for rooster. They thus designed the coatofarms of the city as that of a rooster standing upon a rocky perch.

The Portuguese took Galle from the Sinhala kings in 1587 and erected the first fortifications a single wall fronted by a moat which extended from the sea to the harbor. The Dutch landed in 1640 with 12 ships and 2000 men under the command of Wilhelm Jacobsz Coster who defeated the Portuguese after severe fighting and a fourday siege.

The Dutch later converted the Portuguese fortalezza into a single bastion which they named Zwart Bastion and built a formidable line of defence ringing the walled town by ten bastions which endure to this day. Akersloot Bastion is named after the birthplace of Coster the Dutch commander who captured Galle. The name has been chiselled on a stone at the spot and also bears a date which however has no bearing on the date of erection of the Bastion. The grim old walls are a favourite promenade for Galles citizens and its visitors alike.

Through the rolling streams of Time and Change Galle still retains as few other towns in Sri Lankaan atmosphere of the past. The town was graced with considerable civic amenities and military features. Two hundred years ago there was introduced a stormwater drainage system which prevented flooding in the Fort so sophisticated as to have great bricklined underground drains which were automatically flushed twice a day by the tide.

Despite recent facelifts and new facades to many of the houses and the introduction of modern civic amenities like electricity telephone systems water and drainage services the streets remain narrow and many are known by their original names such as LeynBaan street Zeeberg street and Moderabaay street. A peep into the old houses reveal them to be spacious and airy with large ornamental doors and windows pillared verandahs and cool inner courtyards and gardens.

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or changes this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Always we are ready to make changes for you after your reservation is made.
You only need to inform us by mail in order for us to make the modifications and re confirm it with the hotel.

For the Sri Lanka all resorts and hotels have their own policy, for secure bookings and cancellation terms.
You will be informed on that during the bookings procedure that will be send to you after package deal is confirmed with you.

For any additional services it might be that the cancellations term is not the same.
In case different you will be informed from that on a separate note.

Maybe you are interested in a different arrangement or extra services? Just email us.
The details you can find on the contact us page, and we will gladly assist you.

Check here room availability, rates and offers at "Thambili House by Edwards Collection"

***Additional child(ren) under 11.99 years old you can mark on your final form in the comment field.

Facilities

  • Satellite Cable TV
  • Balcony
  • Air Conditioning
  • Special Diet Meals (upon request)
  • Safe
  • Access for disabled
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Baby sitter
  • TV Lounge
  • Cafeteria
  • Laundry room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Newspapers
  • Gym
  • Massages
  • Shuttle service airport
  • Internet/Email services
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Pool bar
  • Barbecue
  • Children's mini club
  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Garage
  • Children swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Indoor entertainment room
  • Free Wi-fi public areas
  • Free public parking on site
  • Fitness Center
  • Sun Terrace
  • Heating
  • Game Room
  • Play Ground
  • A La Cart Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • TV Room

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Rate Information

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check in and may incur additional charges.
And special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Extra Bed (s) and Children

Children that are below 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Children that are below 2 years stay free of charge i.a. cotscribs.
Children that are and above 12 years and adults have extra charge per person per night extra bed.
Children from 3 to 11.99 years have 50% DISCOUNT on extra bed charge.
Additional bed or baby cot can be only 1 per room.
Any extras are not calculated in the total costs and will have to be payed locally.
Only if stated in the room type extra bed is included if selected in the total room rate.
Extra discounts for additional children More than 1 in room you can always request in the comments field.

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Thambili House has 2 double bedrooms and 1 family bedroom all located on the upper floor. Bedrooms are well furnished with Genuine Antique Ebony king sized four-poster beds & air-conditioning. The Master Bedroom opens to a Terrace with sea views. And the family room opens to a Terrace with Pool and Lighthouse views. All have ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers. Thambili House has a dedicated Butler to look into Guest’s comfort.

The villa's history dates back to 300 years ago, when Sri Lanka was the world’s only source of prime-quality cinnamon, a Dutch spice trader built a jewel of a house within the fortified port city of Galle. Recently restored by Rohan Aluwihara, a protégé of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, the Three bedroomed, fully air conditioned, Thambili House is today a haven of comfort, privacy and refinement for discriminating visitors. Set right next to the Fort Rampart, a few yards from the 300-year-old Masjid Meera Jumma Mosque and the Famous Galle Fort Light House, Thambili house is one of the rare properties in the Galle Fort, which overlooks the picturesque southern Indian Ocean and also boasts a swimming pool. This two-storied, spice merchant’s house is designed with uneven walls and cut cement flooring. Interiors are tastefully decorated with 16th, 17th and 18th Century Genuine Antique Ebony and Calamander Furniture and contemporary local art. The Thambili House can accommodate up to 8 guests and is rented to one party at a time on a villa only basis.

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