We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Thankfully I only had to stay here one night”
Review of Lady Hill

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Lady Hill
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Woodford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thankfully I only had to stay here one night”
Reviewed 23 April 2011

We stayed here for the last night of a 10 day tour of Sri Lanka. It was the most basic hotel we stayed at. We were greeted with a cold towel and a leaf (apparently thought to bring good health). Location was good, being high on a hill, giving excellent views over Galle, and the purple-faced langur antics outside our room was worth seeing from the balcony. There was no lift, so having had lunch and been in our room for some time with no sign of our luggage we went down the 4 flights of stairs to investigate. Our luggage was quite happily sitting in reception with everyone else's. We therefore carried the suitcases up ourselves. The room was clean but was badly in need of re-fitting. My husband spent a few minutes re-fitting the bathroom door which was off its runners. There was a nice line of ants crawling up the shower wall - though they quickly ran away once the shower was turned on! The pillows were not worth having being all lumpy and thin - I slept on a cushion. When our group returned to our rooms after lunch and put our keys into the slots the power supply for the whole hotel failed, as soon as we left our rooms and went to dinner it was fine, but again once we returned to our rooms later it started playing up again. Food was okay, but by far not the best that we had had during our trip. There were no tea and coffee making facilities or a hair dryer in our room unlike all the other Sri Lanka hotels on our trip.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Sarah_and_Stuart77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

262 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    76
    122
    37
    13
    14
See reviews for
53
111
15
11
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (32)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
120 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2011

Nice location at the top of a small hill only about 10 minutes walk from the fort area, and with a bar on the top floor with cool breezes and spectacular open views over the sea, town and jungle. General feel of the place is very stylish. Our room was big and elegant with lots of wood, but not over-clean and we had a couple of mosquitos in our room.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank David4758
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
newcastle upon tyne
Level Contributor
153 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2011

Just stayed the 1 night, wished I'd booked a bit longer. A lovely location, up above Galle & away from all the noise & crowds. The views from the rooftop bar/restaurant were fabulous. Very happy with my room as well, nothing to complain about at all.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jaynewcastle11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2011

A wonderful hotel with the staff and service better than any five star hotel we have stayed at. The management and staff were exceptionally helpful and accomodating and we will certainly be returning.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jdp77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oakham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2010

The quality of public areas in this hotel were very good but the rooms lacked this care and attention. Air conditioning was fine. Balcony outside was a nice touch. Room was tired and I spent 10 mins refitting the bathroom sliding door which was off its runners and lying across the shower upon our arrival! I didn't charge for my services. Staff were friendly enough and we drank and ate on the roof terrace which, as a public area, was delightful with stunning panoramic views and a welcome cool breeze. The food choice was disappointing with no local food offered but what was presented was of a good standard. Would recommend at a push although we did here reports of the Lighthouse hotel that sounded better but we have no personal experience of this.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Steve_an_Jean
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kalubowila
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2010

We went with a large crowd, and there were a couple of senior citizens too. Accessibility was an issue as the first room is located on the first floor, and the only mode of access is via the steps.
The breakfast was really bad since the western menu was only a plate of fruits and an omlette and toast. You would expect to have a larger spread.
The rooms are comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank cc1433
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UAE
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2010

It looked like we were only the customer in the hotel. Hotel looks old and not fit for holiday ambience. We were given room in first floor. The balcony was not useful as the exhaust from the kitchen just below the balcony makes you sick. It smells bad and I did not attempt to open the balcony door again. People are kind but it is not enough to make holiday fruitful. Breakfast was organized based on the menu and they do not have choice. Only English breakfast is served. In general it could be OK for one night jus to take rest. You need to depend on rikshaw to visit nearby placeces. We did not enjoy our stay in this hotel. Further there is no much to see in Galle. Better go directly to Beruwala/Bentota.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SBaikady
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Galle hotels
1.5 mi away
Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure
1.7 mi away
Jetwing Lighthouse
Jetwing Lighthouse
#3 of 23 in Galle
1,713 reviews
0.8 mi away
Galle Fort Hotel
Galle Fort Hotel
#7 of 23 in Galle
515 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Closenberg Hotel
Closenberg Hotel
#13 of 23 in Galle
310 reviews
4.4 mi away
Niyagama House
Niyagama House
#4 of 23 in Galle
229 reviews
4.8 mi away
Era Beach by Jetwing
Era Beach by Jetwing
#8 of 23 in Galle
254 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lady Hill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lady Hill

Property: Lady Hill
Address: 29 Upper Dickson Road, Galle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Galle
#8 Romantic Hotel in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lady Hill 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled atop the highest point of the ancient port city of Galle sits the Lady Hill Hotel, where you will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking and panoramic “Bird’s Eye View” of the lush green countryside stretching from the tea covered slopes of the Southern foothills all the way down to merge with the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Located in close proximity to the city’s pulsating heart and to some of the best beaches in the Island, yet secluded enough to offer a measure of tranquility and serenity, that the discerning traveler eagerly looks forward to after a weary bout of sightseeing and exploration. Thereby, adhering to the watchwords “Lose yourself in the Experience and not in the Crowd”.Entering the portals of the Lady Hill, one is treated to an architectural edifice, echoing the legacy of the ancient Colonial Dutch period, from the imposing entrance archway, down to the natural cobblestone floor. However, as you progress through the lobby, where you will be greeted with the traditional Sri Lankan welcome of “AYUBOWAN”, which translates as “May You Have Long Life”, you notice a subtle but appreciative change in the conceptual idea.You will be ushered to your room via a rustic granite stone stairway, flanked by a strip of fresh water fish ponds and upon entering your room, will be amazed to find that you have been transported from the past into the future within the space of a few short ticks of the clock. The rooms are furnished with ultra modern futuristic style décor and posses state of the art facilities and amenities which are all that you, as an honored guest, could possibly hope for. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Traveltool, S.L.U., Priceline, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Lady Hill reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lady Hill Hotel Galle

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing