Owl & The Pussycat Thalpe Sri Lanka

Best For

Those who love to have colour in their life.

the Low Down

The hotel owes its quirky name to Edward Lear´s famous nonsensical poem “Owl and the Pussycat”. With an eclectic décor blending Sri Lankan seaside atmosphere with international sophistication and style, the hotel offers a clever yet elegant ambience, with warm welcoming staff that make the stay at OTP Hotel unforgettable.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking will receive morning yoga on the pool deck (according to schedule) overlooking the Indian Ocean plus complimentary plus afternoon tea at the Edward Lear Drawing Room from 4 – 5:30 PM daily.

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • The larger suites have their own kitchenettes and balcony overlooking the ocean.
  • All ingredients are locally sourced and sustainably grown. The team use seasonal produce and seafood and also believe in employing local people.
  • The hotel is perfectly positioned close to Sri Lanka’s best surf spots in Weligama, near the historic town of Galle and an abundance of fantastic restaurants and beach clubs.
  • OTP Hotel is the proud sponsor of the Edward Lear Prize for Poetry at the Galle Literary Festival, promoting literature and creative writing amongst young Sri Lankans between 18 and 30 years of age.
  • The hotel takes pride in supporting small Sri Lankan enterprises. The hotel features unique décor pieces from local artists as well as handcrafted furniture from local artisans.
  • OTP Hotel also sells handmade dolls of owls and pussycats for charity. The proceeds are donated for the development of children’s libraries of underdeveloped communities of Sri Lanka.
  • Accommodation:
    Owl and The Pussycat Hotel offers 17 uniquely designed suites and rooms, distributed in 4 colourful buildings and ranged in 3 different floors: garden level, first floor and second floor. They feature 7 suite categories ranging from the one-bedroom suite and one bedroom rooms to the cutely named Suite E Pie, Suite Dreams, Suite Melodies, Suite Little Treats and the elegant Penthouse.
  • Location:
    The hotel is located along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, in Thalpe.
  • Getting there:
    The hotel is a 20-minute tuk-tuk ride from the heritage town of Galle and takes 2 and a half hours by car from Colombo International Airport.
  • What to pack:
    Beachwear is key! Bring something casual yet chic for dinners under the stars
  • Restaurants:
    The Runcible Spoon, which is considered one of the best restaurants on the south coast, features contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine – they do an amazing Thali! The team can also arrange private cooking classes on request.
  • Spa:
    The waterfront spa pavilion features Sri Lankan therapies and treatments provided by local therapists using locally sourced ingredients.
  • Signature Activities:
    Private market walks and cooking class with the chefs.
  • All rates are subject to 8% VAT & 10% Service Charge
  • The hotel can accommodate a maximum of 2 children up to 8 years old when sharing the adult’s room. Accommodation is complimentary when sharing with parents or another adult – meals and transfers and other services are chargeable.

Rates include:

Daily Breakfast at The Runcible Spoon (option to upgrade to half board and full board)

Free use of the swimming pool, gym

Complimentary yoga (according to schedule)

Complimentary high speed internet throughout the hotel.

Complimentary afternoon tea in the Edward Lear Drawing Room

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Visa Cost

Tourist visas can be applied for prior to arrival and cost $25. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Ride the cute train around Ella through the most bewitching of landscapes – tea estates, forests, waterfalls, hills, bridges – is something you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives.

Local Currency

The local currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee


Peak period is December to April as it's cooler. Off-peak period is May to November yet Sri Lanka is an all year destination.


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