Tamarind Hill

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

No: 288 Galle Road, Dadella, Galle, 80000, Sri Lanka
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Hotels near the cricket ground

by Omstidom

Can anyone out there recommend a hotel close to the cricket ground in Galle? Happy to spend up to USD 120/ night. All suggestions much appreciated. Cheers.

Re: Hotels near the cricket ground

by erikdr

Hi there,

The ground is between bus station and Fort. Closenberg and Sun House are two of the closest middle-class hotels there. Lighthouse is a bit further, around 3 km so 10-15 mins by tuktuk, but of better quality (4 star).

Have fun,

& [Sandya]

Re: Hotels near the cricket ground

by alycat

Try hostelworl.com, very reasonable properties close to the stadium and inside Galle Fort. Also you can find good hotels inside the Galle Fort. I spent a gr8 vacation in Dec 2005.

Happy travels

Re: Hotels near the cricket ground

by alycat

sorry Try hostelworld.com

Travel Tips for Galle

Cricket

by PierreZA

Cricket is a passion in Sri Lanka.
At sunset, a few local guys were playing a match on the open field between the Fort and Butterfly Bridge.

It was nice to be able to chat to the locals. They are very knowledgable about the game and knew most of the South African players.

It was a very nice hour during my visit to Galle.

Foriegners In Galle

by alycat

Since 1998 local owners of Dutch colonial period houses numbering over 300, have sold at least to 30 to foreigners. The high purchasing power of the buyers, the lack of funds by the residence to renovate their houses to the approved historical standards and changing economy circumstances that see key members of family working outside Galle had let to these changes.

A local dealer revealed that he offers his foreign buyers a package which includes re-construction & management of the property. The highest value sale in Galle fort was reported to be 20 million Rupees, with a sea view.

Elephant Polo

by Oscar_Nonis

Expatriates in Sri Lanka sit behind mahouts as they play elephant polo in the southern Sri Lankan city of Galle, February 14, 2004. With fewer traditional jobs like logging for domestic elephants, the animals are being recruited for pastimes like elephant polo. (Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi/Reuters)

Hot cricket

by Charlie_UK

The Galle international cricket stadium is closer to the equator than any other Test match ground, and it feels like it: The heat is stifling, usually over 40 degrees and with high humidity. This leads to frequent thunderstorms in the evening, but the rain is quite warm.

That said, with the fort close at hand and the bustling city centre on the other side it is both picturesque and chaotic. Facilities are distinctly third world (except the catering) but the cricket is fascinating as visiting teams try to survive the ordeal by spin on the dry and dusty pitch. Bring hat and suncream, and shades, especially if you are in the cheap (standing) areas.

Take a walk

by alycat

On a sunny day, well almost all days are sunny here I guess, put on your cap, take a cam in hand and go walking in Fort Galle. The fort area has amazing architecture and sights to capture.

This pic taken of the post box seemed interesting contrast of colors. The post box, standing alone and vibrant, a relic from colonial times, and still serves the purpose.

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