Perfect location and staff
Submitted: August 19, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
We are a family of five (including 3 kids, 7, 11 and 13 years old) who have spent three weeks in Siyambala House during July 2012, where we had a wonderful time. First of all, before getting there, we really appreciated the contacts we had with the owners, especially with Alison who has been very patient providing us with all the details we needed about the location. Once in Siyambala house, you will still be in touch with friendly and helpful people. Indeed, all the staff, and especially Nalaka, the manager, is very thoughtful, always willing to do the best to offer you a memorable stay and make you feel at home. For instance, they set up a wonderful birthday party for our youngest daughter with everything you would expect when you are a little girl celebrating your 7th birthday : a big birthday cake, with your name on it and of course seven candles, a birthday card, a bunch of flowers and things you would not expect such as…a wonderful fireworks, which I believe she will always remember !It was a real pleasure to start the day with a copious breakfast, served on the large terrace with exotic fresh fruits (exotic for french people !) such as papaya, mangoustan, passion fruits…and to savour here the meals of the cook, who according to our girls, did the best french fries they have ever tasted (and, about french fries, I believe we can trust them!), but who would also prepare curries and other Sri Lankan specialties and sea fruits that all of us appreciated.The house is very large, well maintained with comfortable furniture, with a nice and also large garden well kept by the gardener, and pleasantly illuminated in the evening.From the house, and from all the rooms, we could enjoy everyday the fantastic view on the lake, especially sunsets in the evening from the large infinite pool and the terrace, where we could relax with the gentle breeze of the trade winds.The surroundings are very quiet, without anything that could trouble this peaceful location.Whenever you want, the driver will get you to very nice and close beaches, as well as other locations such as Galle. Our favourite beach was Mirissa.We aslo had the opportunity to have a journey around Sri Lanka, many thank’s to Nalaka who organized it perfectly well, and we came back home with wonderful memories of a safari, of the perahera of Kandy, of the elephant orphanage, of a train trip in the mountains, surrounded by tea plantations…
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