Leijay Resort

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Overview of Leijay Resort

Leijay Resort

3.0 star property
Galle Colonial hotel with restaurant

7.0/10 Good

17 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
43 A-B, New Lane, Galle, Southern, 80000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Free area shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & Safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 110 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 26 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Leijay Resort

Leijay Resort offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 80 per vehicle one way. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this Colonial hotel include a terrace and a garden. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Free area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Free local shuttle
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 80 per vehicle (one way)
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Leijay Resort Galle
Leijay Galle
Leijay Resort Hotel
Leijay Resort Galle
Leijay Resort Hotel Galle

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Sadly not as the photos suggest
Sadly the photos for this hotel are very misleading. What I'm sure was once a wonderful hotel has been left by its new owner to turn into a dirty and unloved state. The rooms are full of ants, mouldy shower curtains hang at a window instead of blinds, lights only omit a dim light or flicker uncontrollably, toilets leak through walls into bedrooms when flushed, aircons are stuck on one setting, the grass around the pool has disappeared to leave concrete... Our room had a frog on top of the shower and when we complained they offered to move us but the alternative was a room with a birds nest in the light fitting! The workers have been left to pick up the complaints whilst the owner is out of the country. It's such a shame as it could be a lovely hotel as it has a great size swimming pool (rare to find in Galle) and some lovely seated areas around the garden. It just needs some money put in and the staff to care for it. Avoid until it is renovated or sold on to someone who actually cares.
Melanie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ROBERT, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Give it a miss
First room had a broken lock which meant the door didn’t shut, so I asked to be moved to another room. Hotel is run down and old. Only two tables for breakfast so had to wait ages for someone to finish. Possible 2* hotel. Nothing like the photos at all. Really bad WiFi and felt pressured into giving the receptionist money for her daughter.
Nadine, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

The staff were really nice, helpful and friendly. The property is a little bit out of town so they arranged a tuk tuk driver to take us to and from Galle fort area. That was helpful as we used the same guy over and again as he knew how to get to the property (its a bit off the beaten track). My room had ants in the bathroom but other than that we were very happy staying there and would stay there again. The pool looked delightful and was well utilised by other guests. We were just a bit too busy to use it.
3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Highly recommend for independent travellers
It's a lovely haven of peace and quiet, some way from local amenities. Tuk tuk to Galle is 300 rupees, which is pretty OK. The rooms are comfortable, air conditioning, WiFi, and a kitchenette / living room and balcony on the bigger room. The pool is great, and breakfast is nice and simple. Galle and area is the best place on Sri Lanka, so much to do. Finally, lots of wildlife at the hotel - Monitor lizards, chit-chats, monkeys, beautiful birds, frogs etc.
Mark, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very relaxing, good ambience. Friendly staff. But need more sign boards to locate the place
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Don't do it
Absolutely awful, too many problems to mention. My video of the room made my wife say that she wouldn't even have unpacked her bag.
Antony, 10-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Lovely garden amd helpful and friendly staff
Its located a couple of miles away from the city. You will need private transport unless the hotel or you can call a taxi. The property has a few new rooms but the majority are old and needs improving or upgrading. Its more like a large house that has seen better days. Lovely manicured garden. Staff is helpful and friendly. I dont think they have had formal training in the leisure sector.
Iranga, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Remote and quiet, condition is fair
I agreed with all other travellers' comment. Good of this hotel: The hotel is in a remote area. You feel like living in the nature with facilities. This hotel has a nice swimming pool, a lot of greens and nice people. Good for those planning to stay most of the time in the hotel for relax and quiet time. They can provide shuttle to take you to city centre. Breakfast is made to order with eggs, sausage, toast and fruit. Wifi is fair because of location. Even phone connection goes on and off occasionally. This hotel is managed by a small team. If you judge them by resort/luxury hotel standard, they are not that level. If you judge them by local standard, they are doing their best. Bad of this hotel: this hotel is up in the mountain. Even tuk tuk driver doesn't know where it is until calling the hotel. It is completely dark after sunset. The fatalities and condition of the room is poor. Spacious without many furniture. There are both bathtub and shower. But bathtub and closet are quite rusty. Water pressure is bad. Only cold water. If you turn it to hot water, it comes out drop by drop. Conclusion: if you plan to be more local in a nature and stay in hotel for most of the time, it is the place for you. One thing should be highlighted is their staff. Super friendly to talk with anytime you see them. And they would make sure that you are able to do whatever tourist thing you like.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

High quality service
The service at Leijay was exceptional. We enjoyed the large garden which had a wide variety of plants to look at, it was well maintained. The staff were very helpful and assisted in arranging tours and transport. Breakfast was good and filling. The pool was welcome after a day in Galle.
Emily, 2-night romance trip
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