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“A touch of magic”
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The Boat House Dikwella
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28 reviews
The Boat House Dikwella
The Boat House Dikwella
Master Bedroom
View from the Balcony
downstairs bedroom
bathroom with private garden
kitchen area
bedroom 2
Bathroom 2
master bedroom
master bathroom
master shower
open plan living area
open plan living area
bedroom 3
bathroom 3
bathroom 3
you own private massage
a light lunch
breakfast is served
downstair bedroom
bedroom 2
The view from the beach!
open air dining with a view of the ocean
pool and sea view
The Boat House Dikwella
lounge by the pool
bedroom 3
open plan living area
steps to the beach at the end of the garden
the pool and grounds and Dikwella bay
The Boat House Dikwella at night
inside dinning area
sunset over Dikwella bay
Dikwella bay
downstairs bedroom
fresh lobster
the 17m pool
upstairs lounge
picked twice as best holiday destination in the UK Sunday Times
Sri Lankan masks in the downstairs toilet
afternoon tea by the pool
view from the front door
The Boat House Dikwella from the entrance gate
Hiriketiya bay - a short walk away
Dikwella Bay
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Dikwella, Southern Province

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Excellent - based on 28 reviews
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seagull23...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A touch of magic”
Reviewed 23 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

This was our second visit to The Boathouse and we found there is even more to enthuse about. In this beautifully designed villa all rooms open onto a wide balcony or verandah with the Indian Ocean just beyond the stunning pool and garden. An evening meal, prepared by one of the two internationally trained chefs from fresh local ingredients of your choice, served on the verandah as the sun goes down - what could be more magical? The garden is now well established and is attracting its own wildlife - a family of mongoose, a lazy monitor lizard, chattering chipmunks in the palm trees and a variety of birds, including waders and brilliant blue-tailed kingfisher who makes the pool his own domain. With all this you have a friendly and very professional staff who will make you most welcome and seek to meet your every need, both within the house and by arranging any visits you want to make from the house.
It was with great reluctance that we left the beautiful Boathouse - an amazing place for a memorable holiday.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Apr 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Its always a pleasure to welcome back repeat guests. Delighted you enjoyed the wildlife and birds that the garden attracts now it is maturing. Best wishes, Elaine and Andy
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Tania M
2 reviews
“Dream house”
Reviewed 4 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

I think I’m still dreaming about this house...and with this, there’s not much left to be said about how gorgeous this property is! Everything is perfectly done down to the last detail, the design and the furniture are amazing, there’s a huge swimming pool which is perfectly maintained, kind staff and helpful, the ocean right in front of your eyes when you wake up in the morning...speechless!

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Management Response
6 Feb 2018
Tania
thank you so much for your kind words - we look forward to welcoming you back before too long!

Andrew & Elaine and
The Boat House Team
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Shanizuk
Haifa, Israel
1 review
“The perfect place for vacation”
Reviewed 1 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

We were 3 families with kids, The villa is beautiful and very well equipped. the swimming pool is very clean, and the food was great. However the best thing in the Villa is the kind and helpful staff which made our vacation so perfect!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Hi Shani, thank you so much for choosing The Boat House. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and had a great time with your family and friends. Best wishes Elaine, Andy and The Boat House Team
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alexmarut...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An amazing house”
Reviewed 22 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

The Boat House is simply put, perfect. It is an absolute dream house where every single detail has been perfectly thought of. It outranks even some of the best 5 stars hotels I've stayed at. Also noteworthy to add that there's also a pool and private access to the beach.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jan 2018
Alex
many thanks for your review and kind words- we loved having you all stay with us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your Sri Lankan trip
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Richard D
1 review
“Unforgettable Stay !!!”
Reviewed 8 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Location of the villa is great 2.5 hours from Colombo airport, very close to anything that you need groceries and shopping... etc.
The villa itself is exactly as shown in the pics and probably slightly better than expected from the rooms to inside sitting area to the pool and outdoor.

All of the staff spoke very good english, specially the Villa manager who was extremely professional a better service than a 5* hotel, the Chef knew how to satisfy all our needs and specific food requirements to a group of 9 people with different tastes...

Finally I cant express our gratitude to the owners Andrew and Elaine, we had a special occasion and despite the bad weather in Sri Lanka ( which they offered to cancel the Trip) made every single effort to make this occasion a successful one...

I would highly recommend this villa!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jan 2018
Thank you Richard for your fantastic review of your stay at The Boat House. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time despite the storm passing through. We were touched to host the first wedding proposal at The Boat House and delighted she said Yes! I have passed on your kind comments to our house staff and chefs. Best wishes Andy and Elaine
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