Ivory House

13 reviews

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13 reviews
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Alexander L
(United Kingdom)

stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends and their families from 09th March 2015 to 12th March 2015 From 09th March 2015 to 12th March 2015

Just stayed for a week @ Ivory House. Suranga and his team; Sunil the 5* chef, Thnuja the house lady and Kelum the gardener couldn’t have made our stay any better, they delivered a 5* service in a really friendly and welcoming environment. They couldn’t do enough for you. The grounds of the house had all kinds of wildlife that were fascinating to watch; troupes’ of black monkeys would visit at various times during the day, large lizards would patrol the grass looking for meals, a family of Mongoose’s (or is that Môn geese?) would wander about the grounds, love birds and kingfishers would come and drink from the pool at dusk, woodpeckers and parrots were always busy in the trees. Then there were chipmunks, peacocks etc. etc. All right, the house isn’t close to the beach, but a must do part of being in Sri Lanka is travelling, it’s an adventure all in itself. From travelling by Tuk Tuk or by car (we had hired car + driver for the week which is well worth thinking about), getting anywhere isn’t quick but that gives you time to take in the surroundings, people, environment – everything that is Sri Lanka. When you do arrive at the beach, they are so clean and the surf is great to watch. We visited Mirrisa and Koggala beaches, both were fantastic. PS. Give the one at Galle a miss. The house itself is well designed with plenty of room. The pool is excellent, good size and more importantly was very warm!! Plenty of space around the house to wander about or just relax. You can also walk from the house to the near bye lake, about 20 minutes. House is adjacent to paddy fields, but apart from that is pretty secluded giving an ideal location for a relaxing hol.
Emmy G
(United Kingdom)

stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends and their families from 07th January 2015 to 12th January 2015 From 07th January 2015 to 12th January 2015

It is with a longing look back that we left Sri Lanka and its "Ivory House". The past two weeks are something we will remember every single second of - we quite forgot where we came from! From Sunil the chef's mouth watering, exceptional cooking - which rivals any top London restaurant - to Suranga the house boy's five star service, we have been treated like royalty and can't express the gratitude we have for turning what is usually a dull and dreary January into an exotic feast for the senses. Talking of Sunil's cooking, if you have the chance to get in the kitchen with him, do! He is only too happy to teach you anything you may wish to learn about Sri Lankan cuisine; and don't be shy about asking Suranga to organise things like whale watching, a tuc tuc to the glorious, golden beaches or even a heavenly massage. Nothing is too much of an ask for him. Special thanks must go to Kelum and Thnuja - the gardner and room lady - for constantly endeavouring our stay was as seamless and paradise-like as possible. With lizards, monkeys, kingfishers and chipmunks to view in their natural habitat, "Ivory House" has been one of our most memorable holidays and though we were sad to leave, we did so happy, incredibly well rested, with full bellies and full hearts. Thank You!!
Susie A

stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends from 23rd November 2013 to 28th November 2013 From 23rd November 2013 to 28th November 2013

The owners of the Ivory House have created utter paradise against a backdrop of paddy fields, coconut palms, wildlife and simplistic yet stunning village life. The Ivory House is immaculately furnished and decorated in the style of the 5* Amangalla, offering spacious accommodation, peace and tranquility in luxurious style. The property is vast and so spacious, that even when full to capacity, you can still wander around without getting on top of one another or seeing another guest. The infinity pool is perfect for swimming or just lying on the shallow steps of kingfisher blue tiles to cool down from the hot sun. The staff are lovely and very friendly and the service is of a high standard. The food is delicious and a Sri Lankan omelette for breakfast is an essential kick start to any day. The Ivory House was simply the best stay I have ever experienced in a privately owned villa - outstanding. I thoroughly recommend visiting this paradise before it gets fully booked.... for ever!

stayed at Ivory House with a group of friends from 23rd October 2013 to 25th October 2013 From 23rd October 2013 to 25th October 2013

Fantastic house with great facilities, Sunil and his team looked after us very well, the food was always delicious combining local flavours and ingredients with an international palate. There was a relaxed feel and nothing was too much to ask. A great desire by the team to make our stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Villa is a little off the beaten track so a car (or car + driver) recommended, Approx half hour drive into Galle Fort but given the high quality food in the villa we only strayed out twice in the week. We had my parents + 2 year old daughter and suited all of us, daughter loved the wildlife (monkeys/mongoose/lizards etc). Note - not easy to find on your own as tucked away so call Sunil once close to be guided in!!
Distances to:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport: 165km
Beach: 5km

Take a look inside Ivory House

Situated in the middle of the picturesque rice fields of Habaraduwa, Villa Ivory House is the perfect destination for having a peaceful weekend in Srilanka. Located near the historical landmark of Galle, this luxurious holiday home with four bedrooms and a big eighteen meters swimming pool is the perfect escape from the exhausting daily routine with your family and friends. You can have a great breakfast at your own fully equipped kitchen and go out to explore the City of Galle that has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, for the whole day, while in the evenings, you can spend all your time with your loved ones at the poolside, while indulging in some relaxing massage.


The villa is a few minutes away from the UNESCO world heritage site of the city of Galle, a place with high historical reminiscence, where there are prominent structures proudly beholding the remaining of Dutch architecture, churches, mosques etc. Other than these, there are a lot of good restaurants and cafes that will ensure you can have a good time around.

Services & Features

Our Concierge team will be happy to help organize any service not available at the villa. Simply let us know and we'll make it happen.
  • Airport transfer (extra cost)
  • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • BBQ equipment
  • Gazebo
  • Household supplies
  • International phone
  • Local phone
  • Mosquito nets
  • Off-street parking
  • Safety box
  • Swimming pool
  • Wardrobe space
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • CD music player
  • DVD player
  • International channels
  • Satellite television
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Chef (extra cost) (on staff)
  • Coffee maker
  • Daily breakfast (extra cost) (menu system)
  • Dinner (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lunch (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Personal guest assistant
  • Pool maintenance
  • Security service
More information
  • Pers. max.: 8
  • Staff:
  • Villa size: 665 m²
  • Garden: 1865 m²
Terms and conditions
  • Check-in: after 02:30 pm
  • Check-out: until 11:00 am
  • Late check-out: until 08:00 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)
  • Security deposit: 1 night(s)
period   Minimum stay 4 bedrooms
17/09/2020 14/12/2020 Low season 2 nights USD $ 447
14/12/2020 08/01/2021 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,061
08/01/2021 11/02/2021 High season 2 nights USD $ 503
11/02/2021 21/02/2021 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 614
21/02/2021 12/04/2021 High season 2 nights USD $ 503
12/04/2021 21/04/2021 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 614
21/04/2021 01/05/2021 High season 2 nights USD $ 503
01/05/2021 14/12/2021 Low season 2 nights USD $ 447
14/12/2021 08/01/2022 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,061
08/01/2022 30/01/2022 High season 2 nights USD $ 503
30/01/2022 07/02/2022 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 614
07/02/2022 13/04/2022 High season 2 nights USD $ 503
13/04/2022 24/04/2022 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 614
24/04/2022 01/05/2022 High season 2 nights USD $ 503

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