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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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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 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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London, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Sospel, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I took the Hibiscus room - a regular, 'deluxe' room. All very well appointed, and comfortable, if quite a bit less glam than the hotel hype. Broken chairs on outside terraces, and a few other signs of wear and tear, and peeling paintwork suggest that it's time for a refresh. But overall, this is a very nice option. Service at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this hotel by a friend, and decided to book ourselves in to the Cinnamon Suite. What an absolutely gorgeous room!! Loved the private library and outside bath underneath palm trees. We were lucky enough to have the hotel more or less to ourselves, and it truly felt like we were staying in an old friends house. You... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stay here. Awesome relaxed historic home-style boutique hotel. Lovely smiling Sri Lankan staff try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Breakfast choices were fantastic and a combination of traditional and fusion. The room we had was lovely and I enjoyed the indoor/outdoor bathroom (in-room), which naturally comes with the occasional insect - so embrace this and get under... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Overall we had a wonderful time in this quaint old house. The food was excellent, the staff extremely accommodating and the overall setting rather peaceful. (The Sun House helpfully provided the spray to keep the voracious mosquitoes at bay.) We were happy to be up on a hill, removed from the tourist hubbub down in the fort, yet close enough... More 

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