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Tabula Rasa Resort & Spa

A nature-inspired retreat made for relaxation and adventure on a coconut tree-fringed hilltop

Nestled into the hillside, protected by the Sri Lankan jungle, and overlooking the shimmering ocean, Tabula Rasa Resort & Spa is inspired by nature. Once inside, you can spend days relaxing in the tropical sanctuary of the hotel – or enjoy a beach-meets-city break in nearby Galle. The best part? You’re never far from a breath-taking view.

Experience ultimate tranquillity as you float in Tabula Rasa Resort’s infinity pool, breathing in fresh Indian Ocean air as you gaze over the terracotta rooftops topping each plunge pool suite or luxurious villa. Every room channels Sri Lankan culture and the island’s natural beauty in its contemporary design, with locally handmade furniture and fabrics. You could kick back on your terrace and watch playful monkeys and tropical birds chatter from the canopy with your in-room binoculars. Or, head to the hilltop spa to soak in a warm herbal bath overlooking vibrant jungle, listening to the distant sound of waves crashing on the shoreline. As the light fades, Sky Bar’s terrace is the ideal place to wind down with a boldly-flavoured cocktail as the sun creeps behind the ocean. The hotel’s restaurant showcases locally sourced ingredients while melding local and Western influences – so dinners can be a voyage of discovery for your taste buds. 
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Tabula Rasa Resort is the perfect base from which to discover Sri Lanka’s natural wonders. Don’t miss Koggala beach, with its famed white sands, sea turtle farm and hatchery. Just along the coast, Talpe natural pools offer the chance to bathe in warm waters as you watch waves crash onto the shore. Inland, Hiyare Reservoir Sanctuary is surrounded by vast stretches of beautiful rain forest and home to over 118 bird species. Craving an adrenalin rush? Make a break for it and hit Sri Lanka’s greatest surf. 
 

Enjoy your stay!


24 Rooms |  2 Floors |  2 Restaurants | 

4.8 /5

203 reviews

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Adventure and Activity

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Tabula Rasa Resort & Spa

Independent Minds: Arnoud Oostenbroek & Anouk Brouwer

When Arnoud and his partner Anouk reached a remote Sri Lankan hilltop fringed by over a hundred coconut trees, they knew they’d stumbled across something special. The story sounds like the makings of the next Indiana Jones (untangling the dense jungle with a machete, then riding back on scooters), and it’s continued to be an adventure ever since. Drawing on their Dutch roots, and ever-inspired by the Dutch cosiness concept (known as ‘gezelligheid’’), they built Tabula Rasa Resort & Spa from the ground up as a passion project for their family, friends, and the local community to enjoy together.

Our rooms

Deluxe Room


Sleeps 2
King
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Premium Room


Sleeps 2
King
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Garden Villa Interrupted Ocean View


Sleeps 3
King
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Garden Villa Ocean View


Sleeps 3
King
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Plunge Pool Suite


Sleeps 3
King
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Two Bedroom Apartment


Sleeps 6
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.8 /5

4.8

203 reviews

5 /5
Tripadvisor score 5.0

5

153 reviews

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Key Features

Outdoor
Outdoor pool
Spa
Spa
Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service
Air
Air conditioning
Parking
Parking

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Business services
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Parking

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Business services
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Massage services
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Pets not allowed

Food And Drinks

Dine surrounded by coconut trees to the sounds of the rainforest at Tabula Rasa Resort’s signature restaurant, serving Sri Lanka’s bold, fresh cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. Passionate chefs combine Western and local flavours to deliver Insta-worthy – and delicious – plates.  

Main Restaurant

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The main restaurant at Tabula Rasa Resort overlooks our signature infinity pool and is a light- airy and open space with a setting that helps you enjoy views of the ocean and the resort s garden. Dine by candle light at night or enjoy sumptuous meals through out the day.

Sky deck

Served Meals: Dinner The Sky deck facilitates dining under a canopy of stars with your friends and family. You can even opt for a more intimate dining experience and our staff will be willing to customize the space to your needs.

Spa

Proudly positioned on the hilltop, Tabula Rasa Resort’s spa overlooks the vibrant Sri Lankan jungle and shimmering Indian Ocean. Settle into an aromatic herbal bath, serenaded by birds chatting in the trees. Or indulge in a peaceful treatment. Try a full body detox, herbal facial or an aromatherapy massage – to dial up the ‘ahhh’. Early risers can nurture their mind-body connection by taking part in sunrise yoga – the perfect start to a restful day. 

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Tabula Rasa Resort & Spa

Polkanda Road

Habraduwa

Galle

80630

Sri Lanka

Check in:

1400

Check out:

1100

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Where is it?

118 kms to airport Colombo Ratmalana

161 kms to airport Katunayake

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