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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Sun House is a beautiful old colonial building lovingly transformed into a boutique hotel with gorgeous frangipani gardens, delicious food, impeccable service, an airy library full of books and an equisite swimming pool to slip into when things get too hot. Our room was equally decadent with four poster bed and furniture that suggested a bygone age of panama hats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was our last hotel and one of the best for our honeymoon. The peace, the quiet, the tranquility. Such a homely environment with lots of small touches to make you feel welcome. Outstanding food and service. Staff went out of their way to show us other near by properties in the portfolio. We will definitely be back. The only... More 

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