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The Dutch House

18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #22 of 46 Hotels in Galle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at The Dutch House which is outside of the Fort but only a 15 min minute walk or a quick tuk tuk ride. There are tuk tuks outside of the Hotel. We stayed in The Ball Room which is suite sized, very private and wonderfully decorated. Breakfast is excellent and served just outside of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Staying at the Dutch House is like sleeping in a museum/art gallery. The place is tastefully decorated with antique furniture and modern art works which create rooms which are a work of art. Mod cons such as televisions and halogen lighting are replaced by bookshelves, antique maps and lamps creating an ambience of yesteryear. The four poster bed with mosquito... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the Dutch house. The whole experience was one of tranquility. The Dutch house eggs are amazingly good . We walked across the road to the sun house for some meals as both properties owned by same owner. The cooking in the kitchen at the sun house was delicious. If anyone knows how to make their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

4 nights in this charming colonial house. Peaceful and comfortable, home from home comforts. The suites are large and furnished to a very high standard down to the last detail, it must be one of the most well preserved houses of this era. Large sofas in the living rooms surrounded by book cases filled with great books, a large garden... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Dutch House for 4 days. We had a very pleasant stay and we really enjoyed the atmosphere of the house. There is a large garden where you can relax, beautiful swimming pool and very nice suites (the blue suite is ok, but if you can choose I would ask for the other suites... More 

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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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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
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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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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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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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