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The Sun House

18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 42 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tremendous boutique hotel. We saw the reviews on tripadvisor and thought we would give it ago. It is Located in a quite and lovely part of Galle . The Pool was small but nice . Service was excellent as was the room. We also had dinner there and that was excellent. The tuk tuk driver who services them was extremely... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've just returned to my hotel after a delightful evening spent at The Sun House. What a wonderful place. Built in 1868, this gorgeous old house must have seen some brilliant parties in its days. Pre-dinner G&Ts in Dick's Bar, then out to our table on the terrace overlooking the pretty garden and pool. We so enjoyed the food and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This boutique house hotel is done extremely well. There's a slightly faded glory about it which doesn't do justice to the overall experience we had. There's a thoughtfulness to this hotel that you don't often get in Sri Lankan hotels, boutique or otherwise. We found it intimate but we weren't self conscious about being the only people there. The team... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was off season and we were able to get a reduced rate which made this possible for us. We love the Sun House. Fantastic ambience, very friendly but discrete staff. Ruckman the manager could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We were shown the range of rooms and they were all beautiful. We chose a suite and felt... More

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Hong Kong
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have been travelling Sri Lanka for 22 days, staying at a variety of accommodation options. The Sun House has been the "Jewel in the Crown" of our island experience. We stayed 2 days. It has been perfect. It offers a vast library, helpful and accommodating staff, an extensive music collection, luxurious gardens, amazing rooms and delicious delicious food. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ate here for my boyfriend's birthday dinner and the food was delicious! After quite a bit of research, I made the booking outside of the touristy fort area because of the positive reviews on trip advisor and it didn't disappoint. We made a booking ahead of time and arrived via tuk tuk. There was some confusion with the staff... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had a couple of nights in The Sun House in the suite with it's own entrance from the dining terrace and garden. It was lovely, great decor, loads of space and really clean. Slight hiccup upon arrival as they didn't have our name on their list (maybe follow up with them before arrival just in case) but they handled... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Great little hotel with several beautiful rooms done up in a colonial style with quirks from decades ago; however fully fitted with modern facilities. Staff was super helpful and food is great - try the sun house eggs amazing! We were upgraded for free to a cute suite with four poster bed which my bf loved!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This hotel definitely has history and character and restored to maintain its charm. The grounds are rustic and the location is great -10min walk from the fort and not too 'off-the-beaten' track. Staff is an issue here though- at every turn we felt pressured to leave a tip. We would be told by different staff on how much trouble it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Along with The Dutch House and Taprobane Island, the Sun House is an absolute delight. An unpretentious place but not without genuine character and personality to rest and escape from the city life. A team of lovely and attentive staff made me felt right at home. A perfect place for someone looking for a place to call home over a... More

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Address: 18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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