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“A nice surprise”
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Lady Hill
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A nice surprise”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Looking for accommodation during Colombo Fashion Week Resortwear 2013 in Galle proved to be frightfully difficult. A chance discover on a website made me book the Lady Hill and it was a great choice. The room was clean and spacious. It was well appointed. The hotel which sits atop a hill has a splendid view of the harbour. The staff are very nice always with a smile on their face too. The Sri Lankan breakfast we had was simply divine and generous portions too. Lady Hill although is not on the beach is lucky to have a nice pool. A true discovery it realy is a hidden gem of Galle

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Houten
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

In august we stayed our last two nights in Kandy in Lady Hill, a luxury hotel with perfect, modern rooms, a nice balcony to sit and read, fish ponds inside the hotel, etc. When relaxing in the swimming pool, you can watch the monkeys being fed at about 5.00 PM (they don’t come too close to the pool). From the hotel and the pool you have a great view over part of the area.
We appreciated the very friendly, helpfull personal. A misunderstanding about the reservation was solved in good harmony with coulance from the manager; thanks again.
We left for Colombo at 9.00 PM; after checking out in the morning, we still could use facilitys of the hotel with all help of the personal.
Good restaurant with a perfect view over the whole area; beautiful in the evening!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We loved this boutique hotel within walking distance of everything but on a hill overlooking Galle. Fabulous roof top restaurant which could not do enough to cater to our particular vegetarian needs. No TV reception a minus and very small cramped rooms but nicely renovated with great balcony and views second to none - they put us in a triple room which provided some respite from the cramp. Nevertheless, it is a great hotel and though not in the class of some of the upmarket ones in the Old Fort section of town, it didnt have the exhorbitant price tag. Bought nice sapphire jewellery for little money from the hotel gift shop - best value anywhere. Fabulous served breakfast with the best roti I have ever tasted. Good work people of this hotel - you take great pride and we appreciated the service with a smile and customer service attitude.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

It is like a guest house but the service is in league with any world class hotel .great rooms great personalized service ,great views ,May be away from the fort ,I am a housekeeper by trade and I was blown away by the simplicity of an amazing turn down service provided during our stay .one place I will definitely stay if I visit Sri Lanka again .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed in that "hotel" for one night to see Galle in July. It's may be a hotel for asian people but it's just a guest house for european standards!
It's on the hill, far from the fort, it has 4 floors and no lift, the rooms are renewed (quite tasteless) but the bathroom has exactly 2 sq meters, the sheets are patched, no more white but grey and they smell to mildew (as well as the towels), there's no buffet for breakfast (just continental breakfast) and at 11 in the morning the swimming pool is not yet cleaned (I wonder if they clean it sometimes?).
Avoid absolutely if you want a real hotel and choose a hotel in the fort.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

We got a new room which was really good. Hotel staff is efficient and very Nice. Nice view on Galle.

+ : staff, location, new room, people are very nice
- : no elevators for old people

Don't miss the monkeys

  • Stayed July 2013
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Orleans, France
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129 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I want there on July 2013,the retaurant is fantastic view at 360° covering the town of Galle ,food is good and good service , just for one or two nights there that's perfect. A real good choice....
You just have to clim the "hill" ....

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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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 
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