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Recognised as a Top Performing Bed and Breakfast as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

(TRAVPR.COM) SRI LANKA - May 22nd, 2014 - Templeberg Villa, a six bedroom boutique bed and breakfast owned by an Australian family, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2014.

The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor takes into account reviews ratings and insists businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five. Additional criteria includes a business’ tenure, volume and relevance of reviews and popularity ranking on the site.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Templeberg Villa and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Melbourne-based Villa Owner, Brent Carey.

“There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence in our one year old business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business.

“The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Sri Lanka, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

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Note to editor: High-res jpegs of Templeberg Villa are available.  Interviews with Brent Carey or Christopher Shields can be arranged for Thursday, 22 May 2014. Please contact Brent Carey with any requests.


About Templeberg Villa
Templeberg Villa is a Kiwi/Aussie, family run villa rental service in Galle, Sri Lanka. Templeberg Villa’s history dates back to 1864, when the property was first established as an Old Dutch Colonial Merchants house and working coconut plantation. The style of the property is befitting of a colonial manor house that has been lovingly restored and furnished with period antiques by a German expatriate family.  

Templeberg Villa is a true family effort, led by Christopher Shields and his partner Brent Carey and Christopher’s mother, Karin Jansson who speaks fluent Swedish. After years in the New Zealand and Australian hospitality and banking sectors, Christopher was drawn to the opportunities presented by villa management in South East Asia having lived and travelled extensively throughout Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia Hong Kong and Taiwan. Shields ‘extensive knowledge of hospitality and marketing sectors is complemented by Carey’s business and public relations experience.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.


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