Owl and the Pussycat

Thalpe | Superior

Named after the poem by Edward Lear, described as ‘the world’s most runcible hotel’, and inspired by the optimism of modern Sri Lanka, the Owl and the Pussycat is the perfect mix of whimsical, exotic and contemporary.

Split between four colourful buildings, the seventeen unique suites are scattered with handmade furniture, jewel-bright textiles, and a virtual gallery of art collected from all over the world. The effect is eclectic but homely, colourful but relaxing - as well as undeniably romantic.

The Runcible Spoon restaurant specialises in Sri Lankan flavours with global accents, with a menu based around locally grown fresh ingredients and the area’s plentiful seafood. Dinner is best followed by a drink at the Beach Shack bar, where guests can enjoy signature cocktails including the Passionate Pussycat!

The hotel’s many other attractions include a salt water swimming pool with views of the Indian Ocean, and an open-air therapy hut offering massages accompanied by the sound of the waves. There is a small fitness room, and yoga is available on request. If all that relaxation gets a bit too much, the busier sands of Unawatuna Beach and the charming colonial town of Galle are also within easy reach.


788 Matara Road, Thalpe

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 17 Rooms & suites
    • Superior room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • The Runcible Spoon restaurant
    • Beach Shack bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Swimming pool
    • Open-air massage hut
    • Fitness room
    • Yoga available on request

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