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Hello my chicky bananas! I need to start off this hotel review by saying that even though I had tagged the location of this charming place, I received quite a few messages asking me where it is and to post more pictures. So I think I will spare you guys sometime and just say I think we both know how stunning and charming the owl and the pussycat is! When they invited me over for a hotel review/collaboration I was super excited, because I discovered that not many people were even aware that the owl and the pussycat existed, which was quite disappointing. The owl and the pussycat was named after the famous poem by Edward Lear which you would have seen more of in my video.
The owl and the pussycat is located in Talpe, Sri Lanka. Very easy to find and it took us just about 2 hours to reach (stopped for snack). I have been to a couple of places downsouth but this was the first time I was visiting Talpe and I've heard such good things about the Talpe beach. You will be even more excited when you walk in to the hotel and notice the that the beach is literally the hotels back yard. The Talpe beach is honestly one of the nicest beaches I've been to down south. Slightly clear waters, clean and quite shallow!
As we entered we were immediately greeted outside as soon as we parked the car as they were expecting our arrival. Immediate assistance with the bags and I thought that was very welcoming of the staff instead of waiting for us to walk in to the office. Shortly after check in we were informed that we have been upgraded to a suite during our stay for the collaboration as it was vacant at the time. So we were quite grateful and happy about that aswell, I mean who wouldn't prefer a suite over a standard room?
Since we were upgraded to the piggy suite I have to say that there was nothing short in our room. From extra blankets, to cotton buds, proper sized toiletries, our little kitchen was stocked with bowls, plates, an electric cooker, mugs and glasses and our living room area had magazines and a little welcome basket by the hotel with munchies, a bottle of wine and a welcome note which was very cute and personalized. During our one night stay our room was cleaned three times to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. The owl and the pussycat also have larger rooms for a larger crowd with two bedrooms, a proper kitchen, two bathrooms, a spacious living room area and a large balcony. Rooms like this are perfect if you're traveling with friends or family!
After we were shown around our room we then headed down to the pool and we were offered thambili (coconut water), we were given the choice of any drink upon our welcome. The staff was so polite and friendly that they made sure to check up on us from time to time to ask us if we needed assistance with anything. We had late lunch with the view of the ocean, with the shade from the coconut trees and it was just a perfect meal. I'm not going in to detail about our lunch and dinner as it was not apart of the collaboration but my dinner was absolutely delicious, it was my favorite thing I ate during our stay at Owl and the pussycat! A lot of you guys asked me the prices but as you know I do not pay for my stay during collaborations. However I did have to pay for lunch, dinner and service charge which added up to 14,600lkr if that helps.
Breakfast - When we arrived at the restaurant after a wonderful time coral hunting at the beach, we were served with a few varieties from the menu so that I can tell you guys which one was my favorite. I've listed each and everything we tried under our breakfast picture above. Nayan's favorite was the smoked salmon with cream cheese in English muffin. He enjoyed it so much that I had a bite and gave him mine as well and my favorite dish was the cheese and mushroom omelette with grilled tomato and potatoes on the side. The fruit platters were both fresh and delicious! The mango and watermelon was my favorite and it was the first time I tried star fruit and that was quite interesting. We were also offered tea and coffee after breakfast but we were both so stuffed after an amazing feast that we could not have anything else after.
The pool is nice and shallow with no dramatic deep end, the water hit me above my waist which is nice and perfect for a relaxing dip. The owl and the pussycat also has a gym, a tv lounge, a drawing room for guests to relax if the weather is bad outside, yoga activities, a little corner by the beach if you're in the mood for a massage and the hotel is located close to the road incase you want to explore the town a bit.
To end this review I need to say that my favorite thing about my stay with the owl and pussycat was the amazing staff, the atmosphere, interior of the rooms, the beach and basically everything else!I just wish there was an actual kitten around for the crazy cat lady that I am. Thank you for all your messages on Instagram regarding this post. I hope I helped you guys decide that you need to visit the owl and the pussycat because it truly is such a charm. I hope you guys have an amazing week ahead!