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The Sun House

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#10 of 23 Hotels in Galle
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here to hopefully have some of the character of an old colonial type of house. We stayed in the Dumas suite also to have a little extra space, I am afraid it was a little over-represented on the web site. Certainly the public spaces had a colonial charm, though we had the feeling that everything could have been...

Thank Traiteurdelonnes
United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our second visit to the Sun House and we were delighted that it has lost none of its charm. Although the place is starting to feel like it might need a little TLC, the service, food, cleanliness and general atmosphere cannot be faulted! It mightn't have televisions, tea machines or phones but if you need them - stay at a...

Thank Webster354
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were meant to stay here for 2 nights but left after one. Geoffrey the owner was drunk and therefore rude and I felt aggressive. Our room was sandwiched between the bar and the kitchen. This all came at a price £175 per night per room with breakfast!!! Therefore when 10 people, friends of his, filled the bar the noise...

Thank Ghada10
Beijing, Beijing, China
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Charming! We spent two nights at the Sun House in Galle and had a great time. The hotel is so full of character, it is absolutely charming. I wish I would have had more time just to lounge around the garden and library. The staff is very attentive; they will give you great ideas on discovering Galle and its surroundings....

Thank KS101_12
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2017

With my wife and a friend we stayed at the Sun House for 5 days. The rooms were nice but my wife and I upgraded our room after 2 days to a much nicer room with far more space to relax. The staff were very accommodating the food excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The highlight was New Years...

Thank Laurence T
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the Sun House to spend our last few days in Sri Lanka This is us Jess a hotel and more a residence. There are. I shortage of luxury hotels in Galle but here you have the feeling of staying with friends and time feels like it's stood still . The standard bedrooms rooms are not huge and have...

Thank David H
Sri Lanka
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Both the sun house and the Dutch house are beautiful properties. The rooms are well appointed and the public spaces are homely and comfortable. Dicks bar is a lovely place to wind down and meet interesting people. The breakfast at sun house is unusual and very nice. What makes both these properties truly amazing are the people who work there....

Thank Roshif2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The term 'Boutique Hotel' is one that is used very loosely in Sri Lanka, and one is never sure of what you will get in a so called 'boutique' property. At the Sun House what you do get is really warm service and genuine Sri Lankan smiles from all the staff. The property itself is beautiful. It is a typically...

Thank SheranFernando
Berwick, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We could run out of superlatives trying to describe the place... we had the suite at the top (was it the Governor's Suite???) and loved the views and the privacy. The outdoor bath tub was a treat and the common areas downstairs (living room, terrace, dinning room, etc) were just perfect places to settle down for a quiet meal or...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I can't speak highly enough of the Sun House! My boyfriend and I stayed for New Year... The staff are exceptionally obliging and made us feel welcome and looked after from the moment we arrived. Whilst our room was prepared we were bought a homemade ginger and lime cordial and were invited to sit in the lovely gardens. The old...

Thank Amy H

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Address: 18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Price Range: $260 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sun House 4*
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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#4 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#8 Luxury Hotel in Galle
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“Find another hotel”
Ghada10, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As we were there for 5 days having a slightly bigger room helped.”
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.”
865christianj, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dumas and araliya both very good.”
TurleighTraveller, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Cinnamon suite lovely but no air con. other rooms do I believe. Every room quiet.”
paulw45_12, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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