The Frangipani Tree

812 Matara Road, Thalpe, Galle, Sri Lanka

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19.5
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Hotel Description

Most of what makes southern Sri Lanka such a magical place to visit has to do with the conjunction of the climate, the landscape, the culture, the sea. But more than a little bit of it seems to come down to the architecture. Take a look at the best small hotels in the region, and in most cases you’ll find they were designed by Geoffrey Bawa or by his student Channa Daswatte — and the Frangipani Tree, a Daswatte design, is no different.

Where this one differs from the others is in the location: not in the old town of Galle Fort but a few miles to the south, on Thalpe Bay. Intimacy is the name of the game here, and with just ten suites spread among four villas, in a placid seaside location, it’s certainly that. The style is vintage Daswatte, modernist, minimal, but clearly motivated, a discernibly Sri Lankan version on the minimalist boutique hotel.

As for attractions they’re simple but compelling: it all essentially boils down to a bit of quiet by the sea. Water sports and tours around Galle Fort are likely candidates for active guests, but a day spent lounging poolside, followed by dinner with a view of the sea, is the likeliest itinerary.

How to get there:

The Frangipani Tree is located 90 km (2-3h) from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Transfers can be arranged for US$120 for up to 6 guests, per way. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 10 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

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Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Leatherback Villa 1

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 538 ft²/50 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • outdoor shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 538 ft²/50 m².
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    Views: ocean or garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor hot tub
    • outdoor shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Hawksbill Villa 2

    Max.
    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 538 ft²/50 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean or garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor hot tub
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Olive Ridley Villa 1

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 538 ft²/50 m².
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    Views: pool.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Leatherback Villa 2

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 538 ft²/50 m².
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    Views: ocean or pool.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 645 ft²/60 m².
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    Views: ocean or garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Olive Ridley 2

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 645 ft²/60 m².
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    Views: garden or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 753 ft²/70 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or Bunk Beds and is approximately 753 ft²/70 m².
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    Views: ocean or pool.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Valid credit card required at the time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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