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Galle Henna Estate

Talpe - Galle

Galle Henna Estate affords guest true authentic luxury. The main house on the estate was built around the early 1900's in which the architecture displays all the features of its historical past, influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British.


Established in 2002, Giddings and Guests pvt ltd sympathetically restored and rebuilt the main house. 

The interiors, designed with a balance of aesthetic and comfort, drawing on a collection of artefacts sourced from the flea markets of Paris, London and Shanghai to the antique traders of Colombo and Rajasthan.

The made to measure furniture from the artisans of the local town, have been hand crafted and displayed in an electic juxtaposition of heritage and modern, seamlessly mixing elements of style from the east and west.


Galle Henna Estate, is a quiet and elegant property located in a tranquil and serene setting. With its proximity to the beach and the paddy fields of Galle, the House offers guests a unique experience of Sri Lanka's natural beauty and cultural heritage.

The extensive walled garden provides guests with complete privacy, in which the discreet staff take care of the day-to-day running of the house, allowing guests to relax by the pool and explore the extensive grounds and pool side relaxation. This is an excellent feature for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

In addition, the property's location allows guests to experience both authentic village and beach life in Sri Lanka. The sound of bird song from the 492 endemic species adds to the natural charm of the location, and hearing the light holistic mantras drifting from the distant Buddhist temples at dawn adds to the spiritual experience of yoga mornings in Galle.

Observing locals going about their daily business and receiving a gentle nod with a "Ayubowan'' or "may you have more lifetime" is a genuine luxury, and it provides guests with a chance to connect with the local culture.

Galle Henna Estate is an excellent place to stay for those looking to experience the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka while also enjoying some quiet privacy and relaxation.

Ground floor, Garden suites;

Two spacious suites with A/C,  furnished with antique four-poster double beds, which open out to the front garden and croquet lawn with views of the swimming pool and paddy fields. 

Each suite has spacious ensuite bathrooms with extra large polished cement baths taking centre stage, built to soak and relax at the end of your day .

Each room sleeps 2 adults

First floor suites 
  • Three bedrooms.

Master suite- with  four-poster double bed draped in crisp white nets, lounge area, spacious ensuite bathroom with romantic freestanding antique claw footed cast-iron bath , A/C  with views over the swimming pool and paddy fields. 

  • Adjacent to the Master bedroom, a double bedroom with shower, ceiling fan and bathtub. Making these two rooms ideal for a family.  Each room sleeps 2 adults.

  • Third ensuite bedroom with balcony and celing fan sleeps 1 adult.

Baby-cot available free of charge.

Galle Henna Estate can be booked privately for you and your guests (sleeps maximum 9 adults) or booked by room only.

To make an enquiry or a reservation, please contact us and indicate how many adults / children, private villa or by room.

We look forward to hearing from you

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