Our guest house is a little paradise located close to beautiful nature and near to the city Galle in Sri Lanka. We are a small family run place. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation and combining Sri Lankan hospitality and western standards you are at the right address.
This beautiful double bed room comes with:
- mosquito net and fan
- coffee table
- western style bathroom with warm water shower in the room
- big terrace
- free Wi-Fi Internet
- kingsize bed
We also offer:
- Special tours to visit important and interesting places
- On request we can arrange a pick up from the airport
Enjoy the beautiful terrace with an incredible view for breakfast and dinners which can be requested separately. Rasika is one of the best cooks in Sri Lanka. ;)
The Friendship Villa is 3h drive away from Colombo airport if you take the new expressway. The closest train station is the one in Galle, which is 10 minutes drive away from our place.
We are still having some small constructions at the house but be assured that you wont be bothered by that.
We stayed 1 month with my girlfriend. We chose Friendship Villa because its nice and quiet location just out of Galle town but still very near to all amenities. Galle Fort 10 minutes and Unawatuna 15 minutes by tuck tuck. For longer stays I would recommend to rent a motorbike or bicycle if you're not Terry Fox.
I enjoyed sunrise from the terrace in the morning and monks prayers in the evening. You can watch whole alphabet of birds from the Guest House as they coming from jungle and close neighbourhood to sing together with monks every morning and evening. I have never seen something like this before.
Internet is good enough for short browsing or checking emails. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I would not rely on internet connection if you dependent to use it daily. Better buy your own.
You will like the family and the place as well. I would recommend it for all who would like to stay out of touristic places but close enough to all amenities.
The place is good！In the morning the birds are singing just out of the balcony，very closed，like us waked up in natural！The wifi cannot used ...and，they can cook very yummy local food，but I think they charge a little expensive！
Jagat personifies Sri Lankan hospitality ! A great host & if you ever need anything in SL , just let him know and it will be done. We really cannot thank him , his wife , 2 wonderful daughters & his son for being such a wonderful family and helping us with all our requests and queries. Would really recommended their place.
It is about 5 minutes from the main road - do keep in mind. Also it it 15 mins by tuk tuk to the wonderful Unawatana beach , 10 min to Galle fort and 35-45 minutes to Hikkaduwa - so its very central as well.
Great to stay in a village just out of Galle. Except for the monks at 5am, it's very quiet. Jagath and his family and incredibly warm and welcoming. We loved it at Friendship Villa!
we had such a great stay here. Jagath and his family are so kind. the room is lovely - high ceilings, huge bed and big balcony with lovely views. Jagath and his family will go out of their way to help you - delicious home cooked meals (breakfast isn't included but well worth getting!!) and Ashan the son has a tuk tuk and will be able to take you out and about. it was great to stay somewhere like this giving us a much more local experience of sri lanka, the home is outside of the walls but i really liked this as its such a peaceful setting and just a couple of mins to the city walls so the best of both worlds. if you like bird watching you'll be in your element too!! thanks so much jagath and family!
First of all, I’d like to say a big thank you to all MLPs! This family is awesome! Staying at the Friendship villa was a very nice experience in many different ways! This quiet, calm, clean and peaceful place is perfect for resting after long lasting trips to the busy city center or if you just arrived in the country. Jagaths Family makes the start easy for you by helping you with all those little questions, which occur during the course oft the journey. Furthermore, there is nothing to complain about! Excellent dishes are served by master cook Rasika (she can make Rice’n’Curry from any fruit/vegetable); Transport facilities (Tuk-Tuk) are offered by the son. Each family member is always so friendly and tries to help! Ergo: there should be nothing, you’ll miss during your stay! After a trip to the highlands we returned to Jagaths place and felt integrated - just like a part of the family! I can highly recommend this place!
Vorweg einen herzlichen Dank an die MLPs! Diese Familie ist wirklich großartig und der Aufenthalt war ein tolles Erlebnis! Die ruhige und sehr saubere Friendship Villa ist der ideale Ort, um nach einem Ausflug in das lebhafte Stadtzentrum zu entspannen oder ein guter Ausgangspunkt für die Weiterreise, insbesondere, wenn man gerade erst auf der Insel angekommen ist. Jagath und seine Familie sorgen für die perfekte Einstimmung in das Land und helfen einem mit Fragen rund um die Reise. Es gibt ausgezeichnetes Essen von Rasika. Sie ist eine wahre Meisterköchin und kann aus nahezu allem Rice’n’Curry zubereiten. Für die Erkundung der Umgebung steht der Sohn mit eigenem Tuk-Tuk bereit! Alle Familienmitglieder sind stets freundlich und hilfsbereit! Nach einem Ausflug in das Hochland kehrten wir wieder hierher zurück und fühlen uns schon nahezu wie ein Teil der Familie! Diese Unterkunft ist einfach sehr zu empfehlen!
My stay at the FriendshipVilla was one of the most beautiful experience of my trip and I was happy to choose this location to celebrate my birthday,in fact I was warmly welcomed by Jagath's 3 daughters who together with the family prepared a small b-day party with cake,candles a gift and a song,I was very touched and almost had tears!
Their hospitality is beyond anything you can imagine and you really don't want to leave,also Rasika,as everybody says,is indeed the best cook of Sri Lanka,her dishes are simply delicious and well displayed!
Jagath is a very kind and talkative man who's always happy to please you by taking you around,telling you stories and making you feel as much comfortable as you could ever be.
The overall experience was great and I would recommend to everyone,also the son,Ashan can take you everywhere with his three-wheeler!
The room was very clean and the view and surrounding is magical,especially at sunset when you can hear all the birds and monks chanting!
I wish all the best to Jagath and his families and I hope to see them again!
How to describe my stay at Jagath's villa ? Amazing ? Incredible ? I don't know which are the best words... First Rasika ! Waoh ! This woman is the best cooker I met during my three weeks trip in Sri Lanka. Her curries are the best of the best ! Second Jagath ! Every second of your stay, he's at your disposal to give information about places to visit, what to do in the Galle's area. He's a really kind and open hearted man ! Third the Children ! Shanika and Nishadi are lovely girls, always smiling and ready to speak with you ! Their brother will take you carefully to every place in Galle with his tuk tuk or maybe you will prefer to rent the motorcycle to make a tour ! So as you. read, that is really difficult to stay in Galle without spending your holidays at the "paradise" Villa !
We stayed three weeks in the Friendship Villa, because we worked in a hospital in Galle. The stay was one of the most unique stays, we've ever had during our journeys around the world.First of all you have to mention the family! Everybody is most kind and helpful and tries to fulfill every wish. Rasika seems to be the best cook in the world. Her curries taste the best and include a big variety of different ingredients. During our 6 weeks in Sri Lanka, when we ate somewhere else, we always missed her food. Our favorites are definetly ananas- and dalcurry. Because we liked the curries so much, Rasika teached us how to make them.
If you like you can have fresh fruits like bananas and coconuts directly from their garden. Also the room was very clean and the best we had in Sri Lanka.
If you want to go somewhere, just ask the son Ashan. He'll bring you everywhere for a fair price and he drives very carefully. The father Jaggath can be a big help, when you try to arrange something or wanna get discount/avoid to pay the tourist price. He has always some tipps for you. The other two children of Jaggath, Nishadi and Shanika are always smiling and helping you too.
The moment we arrived at this guesthouse, we felt like family not as tourists. Often we sat all together talking or playing and had so much fun during our stay. We would really like to recommend this accommodation to everyone, who would like to spend some time in Sri Lanka. You can barely find any other place, where the service is such individual and friendly like at this Villa. When you really want to learn something about Sri Lanka and the people here, you have to stay at the Friendship Villa.
We'll really miss this place and like to come back some time. Thank you for everthing!
Our staying at Jagath’s family house was one of the experience more enthusiastic of the whole trip: I cannot stop telling them thank you for the way they behaved with us and how much we felt welcomed. They did in every situation their best for our pleasure, giving us an amazing room and cooking a slap up dinner, eaten with the candles' light. The entire family is fantastic, always smiling and friendly. Yes, we felt already from the first moment friends instead of paying guests. A must go place!
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