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4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
7 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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Transport yourself to the 17th Century as you watch the fishermen cast their nets from their canoes by the Dutch Fort, and imagine how it would have been for the Dutch administrators who lived in this house.

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Helen User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful location, sitting in a plantation chair looking over the lagoon. The wonderful town is very close by on foot,with the Sunshine cafe serving fresh pastries & coffee. Batti is really worth a look to see what Sri Lanka is like off the usual track. Fabulous market every morning. The caretakers speaks little if no English but the cook who arrives before you wake has a little more. We ate breakfast & dinner at the house which was a real treat. Treated like kings. The caretaker arranged a boat trip to the end of the lagoon before sunset and dropped us back to the train station (a family of six for 300rs) although it's easily placed to walk to if you haven't big packs. Great rooms, fabulous beds. A superb spot for a lazy day or two. We had a wonderful time & we would definitely recommend.

Anne User Profile
June 2017
I could sit on the veranda and watch the water and world go by all day. House is furnished with Sri Lankan antiques and caretakers did everything they could to make the stay comfortable. Nice break from hotels during tour of Sri Lanka and East Coast.

Terry User Profile
September 2016
Ranjan's villa was a unique and charming experience. The house was lovely and had a beautiful view. The original features really added to the atmosphere and one could really feel the history behind the house. The host and the family were very helpful and accommodating. Ranjan even helped us to organise a driver at the end of our holiday. Although it didn't have any air conditioning, the fans were efficient and kept all of us cool. I would recommend this place to anyone visit Batti!

Wim User Profile
July 2016
We enjoyed our stay in the beautiful building. The hosts were very friendly although a bit shy. Rooms were nice and clean.

John User Profile
May 2016
Arriving at Ranjan's villa we entered a different era! A step back in time. The rustic charm of the villa, the quietly helpful ways of the caretakers... things would happen almost invisibly around us. We were served coffee and tea (a whole tray of tea bags to chose from!), amazing piles of tropical fruit for breakfast, and a tasty lunch making us feel like kings and queens! The views from the reclining chairs on the veranda onto the lagoon and the fort were absolutely fantastic. Thank you for making this a very special stay!

James User Profile
October 2015
We had a very nice stay. Our hosts were amazing to us. Very kind and always helpful. The room itself was fine. No frills and fairly basic but did the job. My one issue is the price. When compared to other places that we have stayed in around Sri Lanka it is definitely on the high side for the quality of room.

Jeannette User Profile
August 2015
We had a wunderful time at Ranjan's in this great Dutch house. The hosts were very friendly and helpfull. Great hospitallity! We had a warm welcome and they took good care of us! We enjoyed reading at the veranda with the great view! The children had there own room( we were with 5 and had 4 rooms). We stayed 2 nights and breakfast and diner was very good! Jeannette Augustus 2015

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