• Rooms
    With 11 rooms and 2 suites, Tamarind Hill offers the ultimate in comfort with stylish design and modern amenities. The Admiral and the Captain Suites are divine and recommended if the budget allows (they can also be connected together to make a magnificent living space). The other rooms are around the main courtyard with room 4 having the best views of the pool and jungle beyond.
    Deluxe Crayford

    Deluxe Crayford

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Temporary bed
    60 m2

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    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Temporary bed
    99 m2

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    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Temporary bed
    196 m2

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    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    • The best food in South Sri Lanka

    • Sri Lankan architecture

    • Set in 3 acres of lush gardens

    Chic Treats

    Only when you book with Chic

    Room upgrade (subject to availability)

    Early check in/ late check out (subject to availability)

    Welcome drink


    Tamarind Hill is a small chic hotel in Galle, southern Sri Lanka and has arguably set challenging new standards for private boutique hotel properties in the south of the country. Built in the 1800s by a prominent family in the Galle District it, the manor house was first occupied by a British Admiral and later by a High Court judge of the colonial era.

    Set in 3 acres of lush gardens, Tamarind Hill is also nearby to some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. A Tamarind tree, from where the property takes its name, is the centrepiece of the large courtyard which is at the heart of the property. The tropical gardens that are terraced towards the river lead to the stunning infinity-edge swimming pool.

    Tamarind Hill is surrounded by tropical rainforests, mountains, valleys and sits alongside the Madhu River. Nature lovers will enjoy a kayaking trip down the river passing the different kinds of flora and fauna. Picturesque remote villages and cultural spots are nearby and worth visiting to appreciate how the locals live. If you want to indulge in the local culinary culture of Galle why not try an evening snack of hoppers or head to the market with the chef before trying your hand at making some regional dishes.

    You'd be a fool not to spend a relaxing day by the pool where the palm trees rustle overhead and the comfy sun loungers invite you to soak up the sun.

    The spa menu has a blissful menu of treatments to soothe the weariest mind, body and soul.

    The Executive Chef at Tamarind Hill serves what is fast becoming the best food in the South. With extensive knowledge of Thai and Sri Lankan cuisine, he'll spoil you with colourful dishes full of flavour and menus that change on a regular basis.

    Any Place, Any Time is celebrated and encouraged at Tamarind Hill. Dinner for two can be served under the boughs of a Tamarind Tree in the breezy courtyard or laid out by the poolside. The menu features a selection of local and international dishes with the focus on regional delicacies and if there's something you are longing to try then just shout, the chef and his team will rise to the challenge.

    Drink in the cosy atmosphere at the Tamarind Hill Bar where Galle traditions meet modern interiors and lighting. Soothing lounge music complements the selection of classic cocktails and an international wine list. Curl up with a book and a cup of tea in the lounge, an intimate space, it's an ideal spot for some relaxation.

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    • spa treatment room

    • swimming pool

    • weddings

    • WiFi/Internet

    • cooking course

  • Location

    No. 288 Galle Road, Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka


    Galle Fort   26 minute 
    Dutch Reformed Church  27 minute 
    Historical Mansion  29 minute
    Unawatuna Beach  4.3 miles

  • Conditions
    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 13:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0



Each hotel specially selected for its unique charm


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.


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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)