With its tree-fringed exterior discreetly opening onto Lighthouse Street in Galle Fort, family-friendly Ambassador’s House hides its generous proportions well. Step inside, however, and be amazed by the villa’s luxuriant amount of space. Comprising two buildings connected by an inner palm-spiked courtyard garden, the villa’s thick walls, archways and ornate plasterwork are reminiscent of the Dutch in Ceylon whilst period furnishings elegantly complement the era.
At one time this property was the residence of the Bangladeshi Ambassador and many functions must surely have been held here. The various living and dining areas would certainly have been large enough to host a large group of people although these days the villa is designed for more relaxed pursuits. Families – their kids especially – and groups of friends will love the luxury of these big, social spaces, which are also dotted with quiet corners allowing for moments of solitude. The five bedrooms at Ambassador’s House are also well laid out for families and groups; the upstairs two – a double and a twin – make an ideal family suite while the three downstairs bedrooms are good for couples, singles or independent teens, and open directly onto the inviting, elongated lap pool.
Ambassador’s House comes fully serviced with an experienced chef who prepares meals from a flexible suggestion menu (groceries on guest account) and an efficient on-call management team. The villa is very well equipped for kids and the staff do their best to keep them entertained. Stair gates have been installed in the house and facilities include car seats, cots and trunks full of toys and games.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Games, Games, Garage, Main Dining (10 persons), DVD Library, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Food Starter Pack (On Request), Hairdryers, High Chairs, Internet (WiFi), iPod Dock/Speakers, Iron/Board, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Book Selection, Food Menu, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Swimming Pool Toys, Printer (On Request), Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress) (On Request), Safe, Pool (access), Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Washing Machine, Air-con (Bedrooms), Crib, Babysitter, Security, Service Staff, Shopper, Manager (Restricted hrs), Garden, Housekeeping (Full time), Chef/Cook (All meals)
Location Type: Beach in ten, City Scene, Rural escape, Kid friendly, Fair share for groups, Walk into town