Thambili House

  • Classic European architecture
  • Elaborate and luxurious antique furnishings
  • Courtyard swimming pool
  • Indoor living area with rare conversation pieces
  • Located in Galle Fort’s historic edifices.

Take a look inside Thambili House

Thambili House is a grand, 300-year old, two-level villa that epitomizes classic European architecture – especially with its conspicuous columns, arches and wood lattices – and luxury. Interiors are appointed with mostly 16th to 18th century, elaborate, ebony and calamander furnishings as well as adorned, in contrast, with contemporary artisan pieces. The villa is equipped throughout with first rate fittings – for your all-out convenience and enjoyment. Owned by a cinnamon trader during the Dutch colonial period, Thambili House has been masterfully restored to afford you privileged vacation living with an ambience that is, most certainly, old world.


Thambili House is based in Galle Fort – once a 16th century Dutch trading post and now distinguished as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Close to the villa – which is an attraction in itself – are the Fort Rampart, the Masjid Meera Jumma Mosque and the Galle Fort Light House.


9.6/10 (Average rating based on 2 reviews)

A true heritage home in the main Galle Fort area. This home is 300 years old. 3 huge bedrooms and a nice pool as well. The hotel is very charming and walking distance from the museum's and the lighthouse. The staff are very helpful and the breakfast was fantastic as well. The rooms are very large with magnificent 4 poster beds. So peaceful inside and ocean you step out all the restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Such a great location.

Vivek S (India) stayed at Thambili House with a group of friends and their families from 10/12/2019 to 13/12/2019

Services & features

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  • Services:

    • 24H Security
    • Gardener
    • Housekeeping service
    • Massage (extra cost)
    • Pool maintenance
    • Security service
    • Welcome drinks
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Car available (extra cost)
    • Driver (extra cost)
  • Kids:

    • Baby cot
    • Baby high chair
  • Facilities:

    • Back-up generator
    • BBQ equipment (extra cost)
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool towels (contact us)
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Toiletries
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Meals:

    • Daily breakfast included
    • Dinner (extra cost) (based on menu)
    • Lunch (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Entertainment:

    • TV
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 6
    • Staff:
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 12:00 pm
    • Late check-out: until 06:00 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)
Minimum stay 3 bedrooms
from 01/11/2023 to 01/05/2024 Peak season 2 nights USD 1,176
from 01/05/2024 to 01/11/2024 Low season 1 night USD 1,082
from 01/11/2024 to 01/05/2025 Peak season 2 nights USD 1,412

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