This is an undiscovered gem of a place. I have travelled Sri Lanka many times. I have travelled with my partner and 80year old mother. Staying here is like staying in your own private villa. A beautiful colonial villa excellently maintained. Spacious airy rooms, air conditioning, fan,spotlessly clean and excellent service. Elfie the owner cannot do enough to make your stay a pleasant one as do the staff led by the wonderful Angelo. On arrival my mother's walking stick needed a repair and this was whisked away and fixed straight away.
The grounds are large and beautifully maintained, with a huge swimming pool, which is a haven of peace and tranquility. No music, which I loathe, to disturb the natural sounds of birds and the rustle of the trees, and of course the shouts of the occasional monkey.
When I booked this place on the internet there was vitally no info, hence my first trip advisor entry. I was concerned from what I could see that the villa was next to the railway and far in land. Neither true. The train track is close as it is to all the hotels on this coast line but not a problem at all and the villa which is up a drive from the main road is only a short, less than 5 minute walk to the most beautiful unspoilt beach.
Another big plus is that you can take your breakfast at anytime, not constrained like the big hotels. And the service is second to none, nothing is too much trouble.
We stayed first in the suite, fabulous views over garden and pool and very large, and then moved into a room as we extended our stay. The room equally large had wonderful private terrace .
All in all if you are looking for a little bit of paradise on earth, i cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and for 69 dollars a night for the room plus usual taxes it is extremely good value for money