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Elysium Villa

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  • About this holiday

    Elysium Villa in Mihiripenna is a beachfront property that has traditional Sri Lankan design etched into every surface. Intriguing antique pieces sit beside panoramic windows that open up onto an infinity swimming pool, and striking, colourful artworks hang from every wall. Elysium offers excellent options for large families travelling together, as well as couples or friends, and is within easy reach of fantastic beaches, small fishing villages, and the Dutch Fort of Galle itself.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £5,380 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Sri Lanka 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Sri Lanka 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH1908

    Our opinion

    Elysium is a quirky beachfront villa with an abundance of individual character; it comes highly recommended due to the excellent in-house staff, delicious cuisine, and dynamic all-round experience.

    Hotel description

    Set in a lush green estate of lawns and tropical trees, the Elysium Villa opens out onto the sand of Mihiripenna Beach. Wooden decks with shaded seats and loungers look out across the reefs and breaking waves, and a swimming pool leads guests up from the beach to the house. Beside the infinity pool, guests can enjoy a cocktail or light meal at the pavilion bar to help them settle in to their stunning location. Inside, warm colours take over, with uniquely hued vaulted ceilings, cream sofas, dark wood furnishings, and flickers of gold. Four rooms are housed in private outbuildings and are all individually decorated, with intricately crafted bed throws and rugs. Two of the suites have private courtyard gardens, where the sunshine can be enjoyed in total, undisturbed privacy, and one has the benefit of an adjoining room with 3 bunk beds. In the evenings, dine in the formal dining room on a beautiful dark wood table, or try something more adventurous, by taking your dinner out to the beach pavilion or deck, or find a quiet spot in the shady gardens. The food cooked at Elysium is sourced locally, from trusted, ethical suppliers, and is guaranteed to be of the highest quality; it is brought in fresh, to order, so special requests can be made: enjoy a continental breakfast, followed by Italian-flavoured seafood for lunch, and finally a steamy Sri Lankan curry for dinner. Inside the villa, a number of spaces and activities are available to entertain you during your stay, from a well-equipped home cinema that proves popular with family groups, to the billiards table and library. The comfortable lounges, populated by distinctive antique furnishings, are the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a good book. During the day, you may also wish to organise an Ayurvedic spa treatment in the treatment room, or drive west to Galle to explore the Dutch Fort. Elysium Villa is a sensational option for families, groups of friends, or couples travelling together, as it offers you a taste of idyllic privacy, but with a convenient location and excellent amenities.

    Location

    Mihiripenna

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    97 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    4 suites with air-conditioning, en-suite, twin vanities, safe, seating area, super King beds, Kemara Life toiletries, and hairdryer.
    Suite
    Suite with courtyard garden
    Family Suite with master bedroom, bunk beds for 6 children, 2 bathrooms, and an outdoor shower.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Formal dining room, home cinema, formal living room, balcony, library, billiards table, swimming pool, poolside pavilion, poolside bar, beach pavilion, beach patio, beach deck, gym, and spa treatment room.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The main attraction of your stay near Galle will be the Fort itself. Walk around the outside walls along the seafront to take in some of the most impressive views in the city, stopping off at the lighthouse, Flag Rock, and the water holes. For an informative introduction to the history of the place, visit the Maritime Museum and the Historical Mansion Museum, both of which sit just beside the harbour. In Galle proper, trace the pattern of mosques and temples that adorn the streets, and enjoy the sandy beach and green spaces. Outside of Galle, perhaps visit the less developed Unawatuna, the idyllic Jungle Beach, the fishing village of Thalpe, or Ratgama Lake. It is also worth organising visits to the nearby tea estates, and boat trips (seasonal) to see the whales and dolphins off the coast.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports, walking, hiking, and cycling.

    Children

    The Family Suite can cater for 2 adults and up to 6 children.

    Minimum stays

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