Villa Surf Beach

Villa Surf Beach

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4.5
#2 of 13 inns in Galle
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Villa Surf Beach, your Galle “home away from home.” Villa Surf Beach aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Galle, Villa Surf Beach is located a short distance from Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct (1.4 mi) and Dutch Reformed Church (1.5 mi).

Villa Surf Beach is a trendy inn offering air conditioning and a mosquito net in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The inn features 24 hour front desk, 24 hour security, and baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Galle. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including Wijaya Beach Restaurant, A Minute by Tuk Tuk, and The Fort Printers, all of which are a short distance from Villa Surf Beach.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular history museums like Historical Mansion Museum, Maritime Archeological Museum (Galle), and Galle National Museum, which are all a short distance from the inn.

Villa Surf Beach puts the best of Galle at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wifi
Restaurant
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Iron
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

No 488 Matara Rd, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
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Koggala Airport
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Mawella Lagoon Airport
49.8 km
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1 Attraction
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Nettie1402 wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel/hotel is run by a friendly and helpful group of people. This accommodation is on the beach and the restaurant serves lovely food- recommend the fish platter... everyone was more than willing to help especially when the power went out on the day of our arrival and when we had trouble with the WiFi. This place is only a short taxi ride away from the fort, and is easy to reach being next to a busy road.
Ideal for travellers wanting to surf and relax...
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Date of stay: January 2020
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itai h wrote a review Apr 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for young travelers, so read further if it titles you, otherwise my review might be not as relevant.

Gave it 5 out of 5 because of 3 reasons:
1. It's clean. For me that's the most important thing in a guest house/hotel. Can't say it was sparkling clean, but i felt more then comfortable to use everything given by the hotel. Not saying I'm hard to satisfy in this field, but they got the basics more than right!
2. The staff. That was probably what made this place so good. Came here with a friend, and unfortunately we had to go to the hospital few times. The lady in the counter helped us so much, she arranged everything for us, even a tuk tuk driver that guided us in the hospital (mostly in terms of translation). Had the pleasure of meeting the owner, very nice, very professional, also helped a lot with the hospital situation. The two guys who work mostly at nights are great as well, invited us to the Saturday party, and had real good vibe.
3. Surfing location. It couldn't be closer to the beach. The wave is perfect for beginners and though i didn't try the surfing lessons, my friends did, and they said it was great!

The only "bad" thing i can say about the place is that they had a problem with the Wi-Fi, which was quite annoying.

Planned to stay for one night, ended up staying 4 nights, highly recommended place!

P.s - don't be cheap and ask for the rooms with view to the beach, it's a massive improvement.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Maia wrote a review Aug 2021
Da Nang, Vietnam
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend Villa Surf Beach in Dewata/Galle. I returned to Sri Lanka and I needed the right balance between ocean views, access to surfing, peace, relaxation, friendliness and a fair price that allowed me not to spend to much. It’s a great places for solo travels, families and future adventure seekers. The price for quarantine is one of the best deals I’ve found in my research. The rooms are spacious and the balconies offer an excellent view of the ocean. There is direct beach access. The staff was lovely very professional and attentive. I felt very safe and cared for during my quarantine here.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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JohnnyGoldcoast wrote a review Jan 2024
Cambodia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in STAR room with an incredible balcony and views. A lovey hot shower although the only toiletries was a bar of soap. No water, kettle, tea or coffee supplied but the room wasn't advertised as having these so just bring your own. I loved it here and I'll be back for sure.
I was there for BBQ night. The meal was a true work of art. I almost felt ashamed to eat it. Great hidden gem.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marlon M wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me start off by saying how great and humble the staff was. They made my stay amazing and they made sure that I'm at home.

In the evening you could see the sun going down, a chill beer would take your heart to another planet. you can see the entire beach from left to right and It is truly amazing.

I couldn't have much food at the hotel as I wanted to travel to see the neighboring food shops as there were many and all the places I went It was good.

Overall if your soul purpose is to surf this will be an amazing place to stay. I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Seaview is a great place coz its facing the sea
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clair01 wrote a review Feb 2023
Blyth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant accommodation staff and food. We had room overlooking sea front. Spotless and great location.
Beach is great lovely spot to learn to surf. Close to galle for visit.
Staff friendly and accommodating thanks again
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jewel236 wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
As with any online transaction, it's buyer beware. The only things going for this place the staff & the fact it's literally on the beach!
The hotel is on the main road which equals continuous noise & the call to prayer (particularly the pre-dawn one) will disturb you. Facilities are basic. The ONLY air conditioning is in bedrooms which means the family room (which cops the afternoon sun) is unbearable. Curtains also either don't close completely, or provide no blackout. There are also NO mosquito nets as advertised. The owner told me that's because there are none!
I would not pay more than $20AUD/double or $30/family rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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sankmik wrote a review Sept 2019
Bengaluru, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I would rate this place four star. Well connected to the highway with good food option. Rooms are little small, specially the budget ones but you should keep the money paid for this as well which is cheap.

Wifi at times is an issue in the rooms but staff will do there best if you ask for help.

Oh yes, you should not be paying more than 200 Lankan Rupee to reach Galle Fort from here, please bargain :-)
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nikhiiil wrote a review May 2019
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very nice boutique hotel with excellent rooms. There is so much to do nearby this hotel . Unawatuna was just 10 mins and there is a wonderful place for surf lessons next to the hotel and a fabulous vegan place too.
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Date of stay: March 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mandy J wrote a review Dec 2018
Napier, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved everything about our stay here. The area looks a bit unimpressive on a busy road - but once you step into the hotel, you'll be amazed. Stylish and charming. Our beach front room (No 2) was lovely - big balcony overlooking waves. Good wifi too. They do have 3 diff types of room - pay for beach front if you can. Our children had room 5 - at the front of the hotel over a very noisy street and poor wifi. (Wifi is good in the restaurant, bar and beach areas though). The owner Neil and his staff of smiling young men do everything they can to help you enjoy your stay. Good English spoken, and German (Neil). When I lost my credit card Neil lent me his phone to call NZ. Restaurant food is nice enough, and in a gorgeous setting. (The Shack next door also good). You can't help but relax on the lovely beach. It doesn't even feel like you're in the city. 400lkr for a tuktuk to the Fort (which is def worth visiting in the early evening). The hotel has a nice tuktuk driver, who will arrange a time to collect you also. Lots of nice touches we haven't always found in Sri Lanka e.g. reusable metal straws, shower cubicles, fluffy towels/handtowels etc. They even gave my 3 kids a small farewell gift. We were sorry to leave!
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Date of stay: December 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Choose the beach front room!
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Marlon M wrote a tip Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka144 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Seaview is a great place coz its facing the sea"
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rosie3m wrote a tip Jun 2019
Mountain Creek, Australia15 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't pick this place"
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Mandy J wrote a tip Dec 2018
Napier, New Zealand47 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the beach front room!"
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Nitayusoff73 wrote a tip Jan 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia68 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for bedrooms facing ocean view"
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PRICE RANGE
R 530 - R 767 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Surf Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Surf Beach?
Nearby attractions include Lankan Looms (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Surf Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Surf Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Surf Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Surf Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Shack Beach Cafe, Aluroma Family Restaurant, and Luna Terrace.
Does Villa Surf Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Surf Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Villa Surf Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Surf Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (2.6 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (2.4 km), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (2.6 km).
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