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The Dutch House

18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #23 of 40 hotels in Galle
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Incredible house/mansion with huge suites, large and quiet space to relax in the garden, swim in the pool or play croquet! The manager also organised for us a private lunch at Tambone Island with access to all their facilities a private dinner in the gardens with fire lanterns and the service with everything was world class. Highlight was the monkey... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

run by a nice couple ,lovely stay , no complaints. its close to the ocean and beach so thats good. you can unwind by reading books or watching telly too. customer service is five stars, friendly without being intrusive. i loved it

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We came in the mid season last September (2013) and had a magnificent time. The House is stunning, with a real colonial feel, bringing you back in time to a bygone era. I was in paradise, and could have stayed for weeks. The food was fantastic, the suites amazing, the location perfect. We were kindly given an upgrade as the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very nice property, but could be kept better. Food was very good and people/service were very good also. Stayed in the VOC; room was a bit shabby, and had spider webs. Room was dark too. Wouldn't recommend more than 3 nights here, and only if you're looking to really unwind. Air con not well positioned; was blowing on us all... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed here for almost a week and would stay again if and when we are next in Galle. We found the room to be clean and homely. We found the staff to be very friendly and the definite best part was the quality of the food at the Sun house next door. The infinity pool was also very pleasant.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed for 5 nites in April & found the Dutch House to be a tasteful , relaxing , laid back boutique hotel - as previously said almost like staying at a friends house. The staff were ever helpful & discreet , invisible almost but always at hand for your every request. Meals over at the Sun House were exceptional... More

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My wife and I spent one night (thankfully) at this property immediately following a heavenly two day stay at Aditya Resort, just a few miles up the road. After seeing the rave reviews of the Dutch House we felt we had to experience this property ourselves. What a mistake! As an example of a Dutch period house it was nice,... More

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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I went with my friend Hannah for a charity fund raising function.. struggled to find the place at night bcuz i in gall some people knows this road from different names ultimately i had a fair deal with a took took guy to show me the way to dutch house. wearing red funny clothes dunno about fund raising but i... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Great spot. Only four rooms (I think) and it really feels as if you are staying in a private home. Beautiful setting and remarkably well decorated. Spectacular, really. Our room was massive and made me feel like an English Earl from the colonial era. I'm a pretty spoiled traveler and this place is special. Sun House is across the street... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is a really pretty, peaceful property on the hill above Galle. Very quiet and relaxing. Attentive staff; very well appointed and apportioned suites. Lovely infinity pool. Good breakfast, and the Sun House and Dick's Bar are 30 seconds' walk for great drinks and dinner.

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Address: 18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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The Dutch House Hotel Galle
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