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The Sun House

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#30 of 60 Hotels in Galle
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

we very much enjoyed our stay here, there are a few common areas to relax in where you can really feel what it must have been like when the British ruled the area. We had a very nice room, and the staff was very helpful. There is a pleasant balcony off the back with a small pool area

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

An amazing, peaceful four night stay. A beautiful small hotel with attentive, friendly staff ready to attend to anything you may want. I spent four days as a single traveller and could have been more impressed with the charm of this hotel. The staff were helpful, rooms, clean and charming, food particularly the evening meals delicious and good value. Overall...

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

For the same service you can get an hotel for half of the price. Breakfast very poor compared with the sri lankan standard. Very slow to get the breakfast...at least 40 min, you must pay for fruit juice and eggs... In addition it is not central located and the way to get is very dark.. Rooms are nice

1Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed here in August 2014 and were not disappointed. We checked in early (1000) at no extra cost. Our room was beautifully decorated and the glass-ceilinged bathroom made for a wonderful shower experience. The four-poster bed was very comfortable; we were woken only by monkeys running across the tiled roof in the morning. The Sun House used to be...

Thank Christian J
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I love the Sun House. It has lashings of romantic, old world charm, delicious food, perfect margeritas and smiley staff. There is stepped garden at the back with trees that are lit up at twilight, leading down to a beautiful stone swimming pool. What more could one want?

1Thank sophiaswire
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Our family loved our two day stay at The Sun House. The house is a beautiful example of colonial architecture with gorgeous antique furnishings throughout. The food was wonderful, the rooms are gorgeous with wonderful attention to detail. The staff was attentive, friendly and very helpful. Staying at the Sun House was a perfect way to begin our Sri Lankan...

1Thank kristisurf
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This hotel is an amazing place to stay, the staff is excellent the views are amazing it's a very old world feel to staying in a modern day Sri Lanka. I will say, for the price of this place, somethings should be updated like towels and sheets. There is a driver waiting to take you into town if you want...

1Thank bob s
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Our daughter came here last year and suggested it to us. We arrived plus our friends. We had a deluxe room, Hibiscus which was delightful although the bathroom left something to be desired. Although it says in the website the bathrooms are new it is in fact some 15 years since they were updated and they need it now if...

2Thank Tootlepip3
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I have thought a lot about whether this deserves 4 or 5 stars - in the end 5 stars. We requested cinnamon suite and were given Dumas - as we arrived in 38degree heat we were grateful as the Dumas has aircon! Our friends stayed in the deluxe araliya which was also lovely - although request no one to have...

1Thank TurleighTraveller
Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2016

If there is one reason to fly 11 hours to Sri Lanka then drive 2 more to Galle it is to have a passion fruit margharita made by Anil at Dick's Bar at the Sun House (there is another similarly charming barman, name forgotten, who cocktails are within a twist of lime of this genius). Couple of these then dinner...

1Thank paulw45_12

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Address: 18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: £154 - £249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sun House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
The Sun House Hotel Galle
The Sun Hotel
Sun Hotel Galle
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#17 Luxury Hotel in Galle
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“Find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Ghada10, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As we were there for 5 days having a slightly bigger room helped.”
 of 5 bubbles 709laurencet, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try an Arrack Sours at the bar. The Sri Lankan breakfast (curry) is enough to last the whole day.”
 of 5 bubbles 865christianj, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dumas and araliya both very good.”
 of 5 bubbles TurleighTraveller, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Cinnamon suite lovely but no air con. other rooms do I believe. Every room quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles paulw45_12, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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