Owl and the Pussycat Hotel

  • No.788, Matara Road, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Thalpe
  • 21 Rooms

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Owl and the Pussycat Hotel

  • No.788, Matara Road, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Thalpe
  • 21 Rooms

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With a name taken from a poem by the Englishman Edward Lear, the Owl and the Pussycat wears its literary inspiration on its sleeve — and if you were to imagine what a modernist Sri Lankan boutique hotel dedicated to a Victorian eccentric might look like, you’d be very much on the right track. It’s set right on the water, with a direct view onto the Indian Ocean, just down the coast from Galle, not far from Unawatuna Beach, one of the island’s finest.

It’s a modestly sized hotel, spread across four small buildings containing just 17 rooms and suites; the better ones face out to sea, but all are stylish, colorful, and comfortable. They vary widely in size as well — the largest two-bedroom suite is four times the size of the humblest standard room.

There’s a cozy swimming pool and a bit of outdoor lounge space overlooking the water; this section of beach isn’t swimmable, but it is picturesque. Public spaces also include a drawing room with a capacious library, and Botanik, the restaurant, serving simple and modern Sri Lankan fare in an air-conditioned dining room or al fresco facing the sea.

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Facilities & services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga
  • Gym
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

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