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The Sun House

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18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at the Sun House in the Araliya room in 2015. It's an incredible property that has been designed and maintained in a way that makes you feel as though you have walked into the pages of a design magazine or back in time to a colonial era. The beds are comfortable (even if you are used to Western... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is attentive, friendly, and always very polite. I had a late checkin, and the manager arranged a very last minute (we were exchanging emails minutes before I boarded the plane) transport from Colombo airport straight to the hotel. The hotel is in an old colonial house, which is nicely decorated and always very clean. And so are the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I stayed at the Sun House in 2013. I was very very good, the room was superb and staff very helpful. The setting and history of the place cannot be beaten. UNFORTUNATELY in April 2015 some 2 years after my stay they have charged my credit card again......not good at all. I am still trying to have the charge reversed.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was swept away by the review of the Cinnamon Suite on the hotel's website by Conde Nast Traveller as 'the most beautiful hotel room in the world'. That may be true, it is indeed beautiful, extremely romantic and huge with a gorgeous four poster bed, outdoor bath, and full library. Nowhere on the website does it mention that this... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed 3 nights and we're lucky enough to be upgraded to the Dumas suite, as it is off season. It's a lovely bedroom with balcony, great bathroom and little sitting room off to the side, with strong wifi signal. With no other guests, we got lots of attention, but not too much with Janaka particularly spot on. Food was... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our stay for 6nights at Sun house was a very relaxing one.The Hibiscus room has such a charming atmosphere .The hotel serves excellent food especially their curries.Small but beautiful garden and pool.the staff very helpful .the place does require some maintainence but if you look at that as rustic charm then it's great.No TV,wifi or telephone in room.......boon . Highly... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stayed two nights at start of Sri Lankan holiday with 11, 5 and 3yr-olds - an oasis but so close to the city centre. Very atmospheric colonial house - very spacious bedrooms which were actually suites. Lovely gardens, magnificent pool, monkeys and birds. Food very good an excellent place to chill but easy to walk into town. Great start to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed three nights in the Cinnamon Suite during our recent trip to Sri Lanka. It was amazing. The Sun House is beautiful, food superb and the staff were all fantastic. Our room was gorgeous; and although hot without air con we didn't mind a bit; the lovely room and outside bath more than made up for it.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were lucky enough to stay for 4 nights in the Cinnamon Suite and as far as style and romance go, this won't be beaten. We aren't the worlds biggest fans of big modern hotels and the charm simply oozes out of this place to the point that you almost prefer the fact that it's not in quite as immaculate... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This hotel is a small one, only 7 rooms but very quiet and charming. Service is excellent as well as food. Rooms are well decorated. This hotel is situated in the suburb of Galle,about 20 min by car .

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