Tamarind Hill Hotel: Where History Meets Luxury

Tamarind Hill – a traditional hotel on Sri Lanka. We stayed there for a day during our journey around the island. Located within a mile of the old Galle Fort, it is a charming property with a rich history.

Tamarind Hill Hotel Sri Lanka

Tamarind Hotel staff Sri Lanka

We loved staying in the inner garden of the hotel, with a huge tamarind tree older than this aristocratic manor house, and the former residence of the British Admiral of the 19th century. This hotel dates back to 1764, and this explains why the Captain and Admiral Suites are so full of antique furniture and accessories and feel a little like sea museums.

Tamarind Hotel garden Sri Lanka

Tamarind Hotel yard bunny

We loved the calm atmosphere and the rich colonial style of the hotel's architecture, with a large veranda, high ceilings, historic works of art everywhere and a secluded swimming pool with white stairs leading to it.

Tamarind Hotel interior details

Tamarind Hotel Bathroom Sri Lanka

Tamarind Hotel bedroom

The location of the hotel invites exploration, so we did just that in the morning, walking around the historic trading port of Galle and visiting Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After our lunch on the beautiful veranda in the inner garden, we went for a canoe trip down the nearby river, seeing exotic birds and funny monkeys in the treetops.

Sri Lanka Tamarind Hotel

Tamarind Hill Sri Lanka veranda

And we ended this amazing day with dinner by the pool at the hotel, which was just excellent - a superb blend of sophisticated service and an international fine dining menu.

Tamarind Hotel pool Sri Lanka

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