Villa Godahena

Villa Godahena , Godahena, 80302, Ambalangoda, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, Ambalangoda, 80302, Sri Lanka
  based on 8 reviews
  •   6
  •   3
  •   3
  • SQM 140
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool
  •  Parking


An old colonial villa carefully restored to keep the original character and to provide luxury and modern comforts. 

The villa sleeps up to 6 people in three air conditioned bedrooms with four poster beds - two doubles (one with a queen sized bed) and the third with two single beds. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with outdoor shower and there is a living room, kitchen and a veranda for relaxing and dining overlooking the 40 foot long private swimming pool and the lake.

Breakfast, daily housekeeping, filtered water and wi-fi are all included. 

Near the South Western coast and the Indian Ocean and in probably one of the most beautiful regions of Sri Lanka, this is a large private property in the quiet village of Godahena with direct views over the 390 hectare Madampe lake. The landscaped garden contains many different types of trees and plants, including medicinal plants and tropical fruit trees supplying the villa. The immediately adjacent lake creates a unique biodiversity and there is a great variety of birds, wildlife, different types of vegetation and fish.

At least one member of staff will sleep in the adjoining service house overnight and if you prefer not to cook for yourself, you will be able to order lunch or dinner from our reasonably priced menu. The manager and his team will be available to answer all of your questions and needs, including arranging tuk tuks to take you to the nearby town of Ambalangoda (which is about 6.5km away) or longer trips to see some of the many interesting things in the area.

Close to paradise and an ideal place to totally unwind and relax - yet, only about two hours from Colombo and the airport (depending on the traffic).


3 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Cooking utensils, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster, Water purifier
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Outside
    Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Bathroom & Laundry
  • Miscellaneous
    Buzzer, Fire Extinguisher
  • 3 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking allowed,Breakfast included, Accessible 24/7, Housekeeper Included
Check in:
2:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

Villa Godahena , Godahena, 80302, Ambalangoda, Southern Province, Sri Lanka , Ambalangoda, 80302, Sri Lanka

based on 8 reviews
Moraig (UK)
This property is a little bit of heaven...

This property is a little bit of heaven. We arrived after a week of exploring the island to find peace and stunning beauty. The villa is comfortable and affords the benefit of two wonderful staff who take of your every need. There is also a property manager who will arrange for any trips you wish to take. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the villa as the perfect holiday retreat and we definitely would like to return.

Group  |  stayed in 2/2020

traveler21682 (Stade, Germany)
Peace, nature and relaxation......

........this is how we felt about our stay at the Godahena Villa - all framed in a beautiful, well-tended garden with an exceptional pool. Supervised by the manager Sampath with his nice, polite and yet inconspicuous two employees on site, the nine nights at the end of this year's Sri Lanka trip turned out to be a stroke of luck. The house with its three bedrooms and bathrooms was actually over-demonized for two of us. But so we enjoyed the privilege of having everything to ourselves. Further away from the hustle and bustle, just let your mind wander, enjoy the rich breakfast and on several evenings the dinner that was prepared for us. The house corresponds in every respect to the descriptions and is an excellent place for visitors who love nature and just like it a little quieter. Since we have stayed in this region several times and have had a family connection to a local family who lives about 2.5 km away for many years, we neither needed a driver service that was offered by the house, nor did we book the travel trips offered that were offered in the professional information folder. So despite the natural location, you are not in the wilderness ;-)) And you are not cut off from the rest of the world either, this was ensured by a good wifi connection in the house, which was still usable by the pool.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 2/2020

robertcrudge (Norwich, United Kingdom)
Perfect paradise

Stunning location in wilderness. Top quality staff and food. Own pool and massive garden with native wildlife. Perfect place to chillax!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2019

marcelbN5727KA (Netherlands)
Wonderful villa

Digana, Sri Lanka Left on Dec 27, 2019 for a stay in Dec 2019 Wonderful relaxed place in a quiet area, overlooking the well maintained garden and looking to the lake. The villa is a great place with 3 airconditioned bedrooms with separate stylish bedrooms. The staff prepared tasty food for acceptable prices and the guys were very friendly and helpful. We stayed during Christmas and I would definitely recommend staying in this beautiful place.

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2019

Demenager P ( Paris, Ile-de-France, France)
Perfect !!!

beautiful villa in the quiet to feel alone in the world is the ideal place in a beautiful garden and a swimming pool breathtaking !!! Staff at the top meal and breakfast really good. Sampath is a very attentive person and always ready to help you to embellish our stay and thanks to him we decided to book again so it was nice and the villa was beautiful thank you I recommend 100%

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2019

Felix K (Austria)
Stunning villa

I spent 2 weeks in this amazing villa to escape the everyday hustle and we were blown away by this place! Completely quiet with a huge beautiful garden the property offers everything you can wish for on a relaxing holiday! The manager and his team were super friendly, helpful and fullfilled every wish we had! I look forward to visit this place again asap and can totally recommend it to anybody who just wants to have fantastic holiday :-)

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

manishad (UK)
Relaxing getaway

A beautiful villa in a very peaceful location, off the beaten track. Was a bit of a challenge to find it but the manager was very helpful in guiding us there. Was worth it when we go there. The infinity pool was clean and relaxing, great for kids as well. A lot of trees in the garden so a lot of shadey areas of one wants a break from the hot sun. The service was brilliant and delicious breakfast

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2019

barbielovescowboys (UK)
Fantastic place to relax

My friend and I stayed at the Villa Godahena as part of our tour around Sri Lanka. It’s absolutely beautiful - spotlessly clean and modern (like something out of Grand Designs) with some gorgeous pieces of art and quirky interior decorations. The 3 bedrooms are spacious, each with their own ensuite and very good air con. The living areas and kitchen are great - plenty of space to relax and feel at home. The location is ideal for anyone wanting to totally switch off - it’s so quiet and peaceful and the infinity pool is amazing (it overlooks the river). The service is faultless - Sampath the manager is on hand via whatsapp for anything you need. We had breakfast and dinner on the terrace, all prepared by the private chef and his team which was such a luxury. There were wild monkeys in the trees and lovely birds whilst we ate. We both had the Sri Lankan curry for dinner - it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had and certainly the best curry we had whilst in Sri Lanka. Villa Godahena is a little piece of paradise away from the hustle and bustle, a perfect place to escape and really chill out. Absolute 5-star luxury.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2018

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