From US $800 /night

Galle, Sri Lanka – 3 Bedrooms

Thambili House is a beautifully preserved heritage villa dating back 300 years, located in the UNESCO protected Galle Fort.

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Thambili House Overview

Feel history come alive at Thambili House, a beautifully preserved heritage villa located in the UNESCO-protected Galle Fort in southern Sri Lanka. Dating back some 300 years, the villa has been meticulously converted into a contemporary holiday home living up to exacting modern standards. Located right by the fort walls, this is one of the only sea view villas in the fort and also comes with a private swimming pool. The décor is an enticing mix of 16th, 17th and 18th century antique and contemporary Sri Lankan art. Thambili House has three bedrooms, all furnished with romantic four-poster beds and adjoined by ensuite bathrooms.

Sleeps: 6 guests


  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • In-room safe
  • Baby cot
  • High chair


  • Breakfast daily
  • Villa manager
  • Chef
  • Housekeepers
  • Butlers
  • Security guards


  • Children under 3yrs free of charge
  • Extra person USD $97/130 per night (seasonal)
  • Priced menu available
  • Spa services

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Last Minute & Early Bird Bookings

Contact our Villa Specialists to find out if your dates are eligible for our Last Minute and Early Bird discounts.


Thambili House Living

Thambili House has been lovingly restored to match its grand historic surroundings in the 400 year old Galle Fort. The interiors have been decorated with ornate antiques and a fresh modern polish, with a private garden and swimming pool to keep you cool in the tropical weather.

Living Room

The living room lounge is a grand space with polished stone floors and white columns lending the room the elegant feel of a time gone buy. A refined seating area with plantation chairs and a matching sofa create an elegant setting for swapping stories with friends and family after a day spent exploring the fort.

Dining Room

Enjoy idyllic alfresco meals gathered around the beautifully carved dining table, with six chairs seating the whole group with ease. The dining area offer serene views of the pool and the lush greenery which surrounds it.


This beautiful historic villa comes with its own private swimming pool; something of a rare find among the heritage villas in Galle Fort. The pool is surrounded by high walls with vines cascading down them, creating a lush tropical setting hidden amidst the age old cobble stone streets.


Thambili House Bedrooms

Thambili House has three bedrooms. Two rooms are furnished with a king-sized bed and one bedroom features two twin beds. Each bedroom is adjoined by an ensuite bathroom. The décor is elegant, perfectly in keeping with the villa’s historic aura.

Bedroom 1

The Cinnamon Suite is a loft room providing an added sense of privacy. The room is furnished with a king-sized four-poster bed and adjoined by an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 2

The Ginger Suite features two twin beds with windows looking out to the historic Lighthouse Street. The ensuite bathroom has a shower and a bath.

4 Guests
2 Double Beds
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 3

The Nutmeg Suite is the master bedroom with French windows and a private terrace looking out to the ocean. The room is decorated with antiques and features a king bed and a grand ensuite bathroom with Roman pillars, a bathtub and shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)


Thambili House Layout

Thambili House is a historic villa with indoor living areas, an alfresco dining area, private swimming pool and three bedrooms, all adjoined by ensuite bathrooms.


Thambili House Staff

Your stay in Thambili House is made enjoyable by the professional staff. Thambili House’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.

Villa Manager

Thambili House’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.


You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.


Butlers are on hand every day to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.


The villa’s skilled private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements.


It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.



Thambili House offers a prime location in the UNESCO-protected Galle Fort in Sri Lanka. Located on the edge of the fort, this is one of the few sea view villas in the area. The villa is positioned right next to the Fort Rampart, just a hop and a skip from the Masjid Meera Jumma Mosque and the iconic Galle Fort Lighthouse. Today, Galle Fort is populated by charming restaurants, boutiques and museums dotted along the quaint cobblestone streets. If you’re looking to explore further, the stunning Unawatuna Beach is about 20 minutes away by car.



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Need to Know

  • Minimum stay: Low Season: 3 nights, High Season: 3 nights, Peak Season: 3 nights
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  • A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
  • Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
  • Check-in time: 2pm – check-out time: 12pm
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