Welcome to The Ambassador's House

5 Bedroom Villa, Galle, South Coast, Sri Lanka from USD 420* per night

Tucked within Galle’s historic seventeenth century fortress on the south coast of Sri Lanka, this majestic five-bedroom private villa, the former residence of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh is bursting with colonial charm. Ambassador’s House boasts abundant living space, including a roof terrace and huge lounge, as well as an elongated swimming pool and a lush, palm-shaded courtyard. An experienced staff team, including a private chef, welcome guests with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality and tend to every need to ensure that families and friends can relax and cherish their time soaking up the nostalgia of these elegant surroundings.


5 Bedroom, Price per night from USD 600 to 950++

3 Bedroom, Price per night from USD 420 to 950++

* For complete and updated rates, please contact us.


 Daily breakfast
 Welcome drink and fruit basket
 Turn down setup service
 Taxes and service charges are included in the rate
 Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
 Personal service by the villa staff including a villa supervisor, housekeeper, chef, security


- Babysitter (Extra)
- Chef/Cook (All meals)
- Garden/Pool Staff
- Housekeeping (Full time)
- Manager (Restricted hrs)
- Security
- Service Staff
- Shopper

The layout

- Sumptuous fan-cooled living space spilling onto the deep front veranda, furnished with sofas
- Separate Dinning Room with a Dinning Table for 10 with adjoining separate kitchen
- Middle Courtyard with Round Wooden Table with four chairs
- Fan-cooled lounge TV lounge with 42-inch screen, DVD player, built-in sofa and views over the plunge pool

- Dual-level, flower beds with bougainvillea and furnished with sunloungers.
- Pavilion with built-in sofas on the top level
- Gorgeous courtyard 2m x 11.5m plunge pool
- Pockets of tropical gardens, including inner courtyard garden beside the lounge room


- Four-poster king-size bed and rattan planter’s lounge
- Antique wardrobe, table and chairs
- Private living space and direct access to roof terrace
- Soaring ceilings and polished timber floors
- Air conditioned and fan-cooled
- Linen mosquito net
- En suite with moulded tub, twin sinks and his-and-hers showers

- Two four-poster double beds
- Soaring ceiling and polished timber floors
- Direct access via private veranda to the roof terrace
- Antique wardrobe and furnishings
- Air conditioned and fan-cooled
- Linen mosquito net
- En suite with rain shower

- Three double bedrooms are located on the ground floor, with access through pretty archways onto the plunge pool
- Tranquil and light
- King-size four-poster beds and Dutch-style wardrobes
- Air conditioned and fan-cooled
- Linen mosquito nets
- En suite bathroom with rain shower

Summary & Additional Facilities

Galle Fort, South Coast, Sri Lanka.

Galle town (0.5km); Unawatuna Beach (7km); Hikkaduwa (20km).

Property capacity: 10 people (4 king-bedded rooms; 1 twin bedroom). 2 additional beds available on request (for children; no charge).

Spacious fully furnished sitting room and verandas; indoor dining for 10; outdoor dining for 6; fan-cooled TV lounge; shaded roof terrace.

Villa supervisor; chef; service staff; 24hr security (masseuse and babysitter on request at additional charge).

A selection of Western and Sri Lankan dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).

WiFi internet; telephone for local calls.

42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite connection; iPod docking station; DVD player; books; games.

Ambassador’s House is exceptionally well equipped for families. Facilities include a high chair; baby cot; car seat; books; games; stair gates; playpen; baby bath; changing mat.

On request, and for an additional charge, your villa supervisor can arrange for a car and driver. Please give 24 hours prior notice.

Barbecue; First Aid box.

629sqm (villa); 780sqm (land). 


Seemingly timeless, Galle Fort’s richly historic walls have given shelter to a dizzying array of merchants, traders, colonialists and foreign nationals over the years, who have all left their indelible mark on this seventeenth century Dutch fortress. Narrow streets bearing English and Dutch names exhibit an astounding concentration of colonial properties whose delicatefretwork, magnificent columns and ornate plasterwork constantly inspire.

Walks atop the fort’s grassy western ramparts are a highlight for many and these stoic walls, mere footsteps from your front door, are the venue for boisterous cricket matches, couples stealing private moments together and kamikaze jumpers launching themselves into the sea below. Museums showcasing the fort’s rich history plus many restaurants, street side cafes and independent boutiques are a five-minute walk away.

For more information contact one of our friendly team members today and we will assist you with your enquiries
Contact Number: 03 9642 5138
Email: team@journeysbydesign.com.au

*Terms & Conditions: prices are subject to availability and change. Changes may occur at any time and without notice. Please contact us for more information.