The villa is spacious and very well appointed. The house manager and chef, Pethum, was very helpful and an excellent chef. I recommend his prawn dishes but he really came into his own when my mother (in her late 70s) had a possible cardiac event arranging an immediate visit from a houseman at the Galle hospital and then helping us navigate our way round the hospital in Galle. We stayed 10 nights and saw most of the local sights. The monsoon was in full swing in late July and this meant that lounging round the pool was rarely an option but when the sun is out it is a beautiful spot. It is very private and a much better option than the rather impersonal 5 star hotels on the beach side of the lakeNick H and family from England, Customer
What a fantastic trip – Gorgeous villa, staff, and stay! We just returned from a truly memorable trip to the Lake Koggala House. Our group of 4 couples arrived after Christmas to celebrate our friends’ wedding and New Year’s festivities. The villa exceeded our already high expectations. What a treat! It is even more beautiful and immaculate than the photos. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and beautifully designed. There are many sitting areas including a spacious air-conditioned movie room/ living room. The views are amazing! Big windows, bedroom terraces, and open spaces allow guests to see plenty of scenery. We’ve stayed in some lovely places, but this house blew us away. The pool overlooks the lake and a sprawling, well-kept garden….(more)Lori from Manila
I’ve never believed in that old adage about falling in love at first site — but upon stepping foot in the Sea Heart House i must admit i was quite smitten. The house, serenely situated high atop a hill and deep inside of a verdant forest, affords discerning privacy whilst remaining a few steps away from everything that makes Sri Lanka culturally rich.
Standing on top of this unspoiled hillside i could feel my lungs thank me for every clean gulp of air.
Floating in the pool, watching the sun play hide and seek, i could feel my heart find a new rhythm….(more)Roberto. Dubai, Customer
Our stay at Sea Heart House was 5* from the minute we arrived. The house is set on a hilltop tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Unawatuna and Galle but close enough if you want to venture out. The design of the house epitomizes ‘outdoor/indoor living’ with a great array of living areas to relax in and look out at the most spectacular view.
The bedrooms are all fantastic sizes with beautifully designed bathrooms and the garden and pool are excellent. Did I mention the view????!!!!!! Lake Koggala has to be one of the most tranquil places. If you fancy venturing on to it, Pethum, the amazing chef/manager will organize for you to jump on a boat at the bottom of the garden and you can go and visit the stunning islands scattered around…. (more)Chris and family, Customer
My boyfriend and I had the most fantastic experience during our time at Sea Heart House and I cannot recommend it enough – i’m conscious that my review cannot possibly do it justice! All the staff were absolutely charming, going out of their way to be genuinely helpful and welcoming. We were very kindly accompanied on a bike ride around the lake with the wonderful and knowledgeable Ranga and the experience was one of my highlights from our overall trip. We stopped to sample local foods from roadside stalls and explored tea plantations and rode underneath avocado trees and past pineapple and cinnamon plants. The views and situation of the property are truly breathtaking and a lovely break from the sometimes hectic coast. The generosity of the food that the staff prepared daily was delicious and wonderful surprise each time. Our time at Sea Heart House could not have been more authentic and enjoyable. As mentioned above, I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who is looking to experience the genuine generosity and hospitality that Sri Lanka has to offer. Please don’t hesitate to book!Charlotte- England, Customer