It is a peaceful escape from the crowds of Galle Fort which is only a short tuk-tuk ride away.
As for the staff, Ruwan the chef and villa manager is so talented that if we could have kidnapped him and moved him to London then we would.The large sitting room separates the master bedroom from the others and adjoining this is a large terrace where the dining table offers commending views of the surrounding jungle almost at canopy level.This part of the jungle is on a monkey trail so you can spend hours watching monkeys pass by on their daily journey to and from home and listen to them shout and play.My only negative is that I do not think that anyone should book the villa when I want to go again. The house and the gardens are a great place to unwind.I love that the situation on the top of the hill gives a breeze that keeps the place cool. I do wonder iff they should get a small back up generator there as there were a large number of power cuts while we were staying there.Given 5/5 by Sebastian Triebl from Switzerland Within the last 5 years, as publishers of a Swiss business magazine we traveled to many luxury hotels, retreats and private islands, relaxing in jet aviation lounges and private pools next to Brad Pit, Robert De Niro and Kylie Minogue.I always asked myself if it would make sense to spend five to six digits (of the western currency of your choice) to have two weeks off of the rat race and if you would simply have to spend this money to "have it all"… We've been fed up with hotels of all kinds and so we chose to go with renting some private residence for our private holidays. I'm very serious honest kindly loveing funny person. The Old Palm House is exactly as the name suggests.old house surrounded by lush tropical gardens and jungle nestling in the hills surrounding the historic town of Galle.But what really makes the place special is the staff: Ruwan is a gem. I also hope that no more of the garden is cut back as that beautiful tropical feel is one of the main reasons for being there. His cooking is exceptional, he’s constantly on top of any issues that need tackling and he is a genuinely nice guy.