Spice merchant’s house Thambili House Galle Fort

  • VIEW: Ocean

Thambili House has 2 double bedrooms and 1 family bedroom all located on the upper floor. Bedrooms are well furnished with Genuine Antique Ebony king sized four-poster beds & air-conditioning. The Master Bedroom opens to a Terrace with sea views. And the family room opens to a Terrace with Pool and Lighthouse views. All have ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers. Thambili House has a dedicated Butler to look into Guest’s comfort.

The villa’s history dates back to 300 years ago, when Sri Lanka was the world’s only source of prime-quality cinnamon, a Dutch spice trader built a jewel of a house within the fortified port city of Galle. Recently restored by Rohan Aluwihara, a protégé of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, the Three bedroomed, fully air conditioned, Thambili House is today a haven of comfort, privacy and refinement for discriminating visitors. Set right next to the Fort Rampart, a few yards from the 300-year-old Masjid Meera Jumma Mosque and the Famous Galle Fort Light House, Thambili house is one of the rare properties in the Galle Fort, which overlooks the picturesque southern Indian Ocean and also boasts a swimming pool. This two-storied, spice merchant’s house is designed with uneven walls and cut cement flooring. Interiors are tastefully decorated with 16th, 17th and 18th Century Genuine Antique Ebony and Calamander Furniture and contemporary local art. The Thambili House can accommodate up to 8 guests and is rented to one party at a time on a villa only basis.

Villa Rooms and Suites

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Cinnamon Suite

Named after the queen of spices, the Cinnamon suite has been designed as a loft room with no particular views but is very cozy and typical of a Galle Fort room where space is used in many innovative ways. Complete with an en-suite bathroom and other amenities worthy…

  • BEDS: King
  • VIEW: No View
  • RATES FROM: USD 208.3158 (Summer)

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Ginger Suite

A beautifully laid out Room with two twin beds, ideal for a family of four. It has an interesting Fort view facing the famous Light House Street, a view of the pool, and a private Terrace. The Ginger Suite is Tastefully decorated with a large en-suite bathroom and…

  • BEDS: Twin
  • VIEW: Pool View
  • RATES FROM: USD 235.7586 (Summer)

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Nutmeg Suite

The Master Bedroom is situated on the first floor and has large French windows and a Private Terrace that provides rare uninterrupted sea views and beautiful sunsets. Interiors are tastefully decorated with 16th, 17th and 18th Century Genuine Antique Ebony and Calamander Furniture and contemporary local art. The…

  • BEDS: King
  • VIEW: Sea View
  • RATES FROM: USD 304.3656 (Summer)

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Exclusive Occupancy

Feel like a rich ancient spice merchant, returning home after a day of bargaining and bartering inside the Dutch held Town of Galle and its Administrative and Commercial area the Galle Fort. One of the less than a dozen properties in the Galle Fort with a Sea and…

  • BEDS: Various
  • VIEW: Sea View
  • RATES FROM: USD 748.44 (Summer)

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