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The Sun House

18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 14 hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
jamesc23 Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an excellent stay at The Sun House. I like the fact that it's away from the quite touristy Fort area (about a fifteen-minute walk, I'd say) and it's in a very quiet and secluded part of town. We had a standard room that opened out on to the main veranda. Whilst a bit small, both my wife and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I chose to spend my 40th birthday at the Sun House during a two week trip to Sri Lanka. I had come across the Cinnamon Suite in a travel magazine, and I fell in love with the idea of passing a milestone in a big, colonial house with an outdoor bath tub! The location of the Sun... More

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Saint Ignatius, Montana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From beginning to end it was perfect! The staff, so helpful and pleasant. The location, perfect for seeing Galle. The history of the home with all of the memorabilia, so interesting. The meals were Excellent!! Really gourmet. Our breakfasts (that were included) were made to order, couldn't have been better. And the rooms had everything to make our stay perfect.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at the Sun House. I felt immediately at home and comfortable there. There is a beautiful sitting room full of all sorts of quirky things, as well as books and games you are free to borrow. It is near enough to Galle Fort to stroll down, but equally easy to get a tuk tuk back... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife and I drove down to Galle for the day last Thursday and, after spending the afternoon in Galle Fort, we headed up to the Sun House for dinner. The staff (and owner) could not have been more welcoming, the House itself is charming (we were also shown around the Dutch House next door, which is stunning) and the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I highly recommend this property. Nicely decorated rooms with friendly and helpful staff. The property is 10 min walk from Galle Fort and we enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. Had dinner there and it was just great food. I loved the open shower that i had on the deluxe room. This property has character and is a true boutique property. Yes... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Having a travel itch that needed scratching, I set off for Sri Lanka and Galle for a long weekend over the Chinese New Year period. I picked The Sun House per a recommendation from a friend who has lived and traveled extensively in Sri Lanka. Galle is one of those up and coming places that wound up on a couple... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

We just enjoyed four nights at the Sun House, just minutes up the hill from the town of Galle. Accommodation lovely, colonial bungalow with charming surrounds, calm and very well run by the most accommodating staff. We ate three breakfasts, a lunch and a two dinners, all excellent. Attended a wedding reception at sister guesthouse The Dutch House just across... More

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21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Last hotel on our independent trip around Sri Lanka and the room and hotel were stunning! Only disappointment was the choice for vegetarian at dinner (don't think there was one on the menu). When I asked I was told they would do something special and ended up with was basically the lunch option I'd not wanted with some vegetables that... More

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New York City, New York
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

From the moment we walked through the door, we were spellbound. A magical aura of peace. Total enchantment in a world frozen in time. Our room was wonderful. The food…amazing. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Sun House gets the highest marks of our two week Sri Lanka trip for elegant presentation. It was a memorable stay.

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Additional Information about The Sun House

Also Known As:
The Sun House Hotel Galle
The Sun House Hotel
The Sun Hotel
Sun Hotel Galle
Address: 18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Galle
#9 Romantic Hotel in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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