About this listing
Kikili House is owned and run by Henri Tatham and Kokila Harindra. Together this dynamic duo has launched ‘Kikili House’. An innovative, creative, colourful, calm, Home Stay in the heritage town of Galle, just outside the fort in southern Sri Lanka.
This listing is for the bedroom Orpington, a beautiful, light and airy room with views of the verandah. Indian bed throw, plush cushions, sun hat, cool bath robes and plenty of hanging space. A modern, well-lit en-suite with all the amenities you could need.
Kikili House is a colourful but cosy retreat with a tropical garden for drinks with friends, a spacious verandah perfect for morning yoga and meditation and of course a warm, welcoming vibe. Kikili House is brilliant for partners looking for romance, families looking for fun and solo travellers looking for adventure - especially solo women, everyone and anyone can feel at home in this paradise.
The house has 5 double bedrooms, all with a/c and modern en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast is home made from the muesli and jam to the juice and hoppers, wifi is complimentary, energy is solar. A fabulously stocked honesty bar, cinema screenings and hosting of informal dinners for friends and family make this BnB different from any other on the market, you will never want to leave!
We like to think we have thought of everything, so if you are arriving on a late flight not only can we provide transport from the airport but there will be a traditional and delicious supper served on arrival. The larder is always well stocked as our in-house cook rustles up fabulous cakes, scones and even home made ice cream.
If you let us know in advance we can prepare you an evening meal from one of the options available on our in-house menu or if you prefer to cook your own meal, there is a full supply of utensils and spices at your disposal.
If you prefer to eat out, Hen and Koki have lived in the area for 15 years and can give you a recommendation for whichever cuisine you might fancy - from traditional Sri Lankan food to the best pizzas in town. Hen has a stash of hand drawn maps that show all her favourite places around the fort including some great hidden gems!
No detail is too much trouble, no request is ever vexing, we aim to please and our wonderful group of staff have your happiness on the forefront of their minds at all times!
Quality mattresses and toppers with top of the range pillows and linen from Vietnam ensure you feel like you have been wrapped in a cloud ready to send you into a deep sleep.
Each of our five beautiful rooms are equipped with a/c, en-suites and double beds. Plymouth Rock has a private balcony where you can sit and watch the monkeys jump from tree to tree in the morning, Silky Bantum is the smallest of the rooms absolutely perfect for solo travellers and being at the back of the house ensures minimum outside noise, both these rooms are offered at a lower rate per night. Favorelle, Wali Kukula and Orpington all have private, small, luscious gardens and slightly larger bathrooms and are at a higher rate than the aforementioned rooms.
Hen has though of everything supplying each room with it’s own hairdryer, beach basket including parasol, beach towels, sun hats, night torches, cotton dressing gowns, plenty of hanging and storage space, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, mosquito nets, unique indian bed throws and personal touches that are mirrored throughout the house.
Kids & Pets
We only accept children over the age of 14 as we are an adult orientated boutique and less suited to young children and toddlers.
We have a house dog, Bob whom Hen and Koki rescued from the side of the road in monsoon season as a puppy and whom is now very well looked after with plenty of meat on his bones and slightly resembles a pea on a drum!
Interaction with guests
Henri and Koki live on-site giving guests full access to pick their brains.
Koki’s specialist and detailed knowledge combined with Hen’s enthusiasm and love of life make them perfect hosts for your time in Sri Lanka.
The neighborhood is Galle, this includes New Town which is situated at the bottom of Lower Dickson Road - a short 5 minute walk from the B&B where you can find everything from spices to pastries and short-eats, rolls of top quality fabric to Buddhist temples.
A further 5 minute walk from New Town leads you to the famous Galle Fort, the Fort was first built by the Portuguese in 1588 before being extensively fortified by the Dutch in the mid 1600s. Recognized by UNESCO for its cultural heritage value, the Fort was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 as a unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries." Make sure to head down around 5.30pm for an amazing view of one of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see!
Kikili House has 3 in-house push bikes, a moped to hire, an in house tuk tuk that can take you almost anywhere and their own car for airport pick ups and local trips or further afield.
A walk out of the house and onto Lower Dickson Road will also ensure you a local tuk tuk driver.
Other things to note
“There is a tonic strength, in the hour of sorrow and affliction, in escaping from the world and society and getting back to the simple duties and interests we have slighted and forgotten. Our world grows smaller, but it grows dearer and greater. Simple things have a new charm for us, and we suddenly realize that we have been renouncing all that is greatest and best."
― William George Jordan
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Kikili House is owned and run by Henri Tatham and Kokila Harindra.
Henri moved to Sri Lanka 10 years ago to manage The Taprobane Collection — an exclusive group of villas and hotels in the South of the island. Koki was born and grew up in Galle, and has a unique knowledge of the area and the country.
Kikili House is sister property to Kikili Beach, a beautiful and flamboyant beachside holiday home nearby.
Together, Henri and Koki have launched Kikili House as an innovative creative, colourful, calm, homestay in the Heritage town of Galle in southern Sri Lanka.
Kikili means “Hen” in Singhalese, and Kokila means “Cockerel”, so they are obviously a match made in heaven!
Koki’s specialist and detailed knowledge combined with Henri’s enthusiasm and love of life make them the perfect hosts for your time in Sri Lanka.