The Old Lady at the Sea
The Old Lady at the Sea
The Old Lady at the Sea

The Old Lady at the Sea

  • Galle & surroundings (View map)
  • 22 pers. max.
  • 9 bedrooms
  • Seaside villa with a 300-year old history
  • Dutch interiors speckled with Sri Lankan accents
  • Beach access from the gardens
  • Close to Galle and Hikkaduwa
  • Nine bedrooms suitable for 22 guests
  • Perfect for private events

The Old Lady at the Sea pictures and description

A 300-year old Dutch house reformed into a semi-modern, Sri Lankan seaside villa that still features some of its ancient architecture, The Old Lady at the Sea is a beautiful rendition of Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man at the Sea’. The adaptation sparks a curiosity only resolved when one walks out to the sandy beach that blends as one with the villa gardens. Divided into two wings ‘The Old Lady’ and ‘The Young Lady’ are the nine bedrooms at the villa, making this the perfect retreat for a party, wedding, or even a corporate retreat! The villa is closely located to Galle, Hikkaduwa, and Unawatuna so you have plenty to do in the vicinity.


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Distances to:
- Bandaranaike International Airport: 191km

The villa is close by few of the main cities in Sri Lanka, especially the city of Galle which is replete with historical architecture, the famous Galle Fort and other intriguing sights. Hikkaduwa is a resort town with beautiful beaches which is also not far from the villa, so you can head out there and even visit some of the turtle hatcheries! Plenty of water activities to engage in like snorkelling and surfing while you’re here.

Customer reviews

8.6/10 (Average rating based on 3 reviews)

The view is fantastic and you simply never get tired of it.. just simply reading a book, with your whole body facing the ocean, makes it so joyful!

A.Z., Ben (Indonesia) stayed at The Old Lady at the Sea with a group of friends and their families from 18/01/2015 to 22/01/2015

It is a best place where you can getaway with your family and friends. Hotel is located just in front of the beach with amazing view to the ocean. Rooms are really nice and big. Hotel itself is very clean and well managed

KZ (United Kingdom) stayed at The Old Lady at the Sea with a group of friends from 05/01/2015 to 08/01/2015

I am so glad I managed to discover your property online and truly it was a holiday of a lifetime. Every aspect of our stay was perfect. The rooms, the location of the property, the food and above all the service

S L. (India) stayed at The Old Lady at the Sea with a group of friends and their families from 01/12/2012 to 03/12/2012

Services & features

  • Facilities:

    • Additional guest
    • Back-up generator
    • BBQ
    • Hairdryer
    • Household supplies
    • Local phone
    • Mosquito nets
    • Off-street parking
    • Outdoor bar
    • Pool towels
    • Pool umbrella
    • Reclining chairs
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wheelchair access
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Bicycles available (extra cost)
    • Boat rental (extra cost)
    • Car available (extra cost)
    • Driver (extra cost)
    • Scooter available (extra cost)
  • Kids:

    • Baby cot
    • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Entertainment:

    • CD music player
    • DVD movies
    • DVD player
    • International channels
    • Satellite television
    • Stereo
    • TV
  • Meals:

    • Chef (contact us)
    • Coffee maker
    • Daily breakfast (extra cost) at cost of groceries
    • Dinner (extra cost) at cost of groceries
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Lunch (extra cost) at cost of groceries
  • Services:

    • Gardener
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry (extra cost)
    • Security service
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 22
    • Staff:
    • Villa size: 650 m²
    • Garden: 1850 m²
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 03:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 11:30 am
    • Late check-out: until 11:06 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)


Minimum stay 9 bedrooms
from 01/07/2018 to 01/09/2018 High season 3 nights GBP £ 771
from 01/09/2018 to 01/11/2018 Low season 3 nights GBP £ 543
from 01/11/2018 to 17/12/2018 High season 3 nights GBP £ 771
from 17/12/2018 to 09/01/2019 Peak season 3 nights GBP £ 1,224
from 09/01/2019 to 01/05/2019 High season 3 nights GBP £ 771
from 01/05/2019 to 01/07/2019 Low season 3 nights GBP £ 543
from 01/07/2019 to 01/09/2019 High season 3 nights GBP £ 771

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