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The Sun House

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we very much enjoyed our stay here, there are a few common areas to relax in where you can really feel what it must have been like when the British ruled the area. We had a very nice room, and the staff was very helpful. There is a pleasant balcony off the back with a small pool area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing, peaceful four night stay. A beautiful small hotel with attentive, friendly staff ready to attend to anything you may want. I spent four days as a single traveller and could have been more impressed with the charm of this hotel. The staff were helpful, rooms, clean and charming, food particularly the evening meals delicious and good value. Overall... More 

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Thank Sally D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the same service you can get an hotel for half of the price. Breakfast very poor compared with the sri lankan standard. Very slow to get the breakfast...at least 40 min, you must pay for fruit juice and eggs... In addition it is not central located and the way to get is very dark.. Rooms are nice

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1 Thank Daniel G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We stayed here in August 2014 and were not disappointed. We checked in early (1000) at no extra cost. Our room was beautifully decorated and the glass-ceilinged bathroom made for a wonderful shower experience. The four-poster bed was very comfortable; we were woken only by monkeys running across the tiled roof in the morning. The Sun House used to be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I love the Sun House. It has lashings of romantic, old world charm, delicious food, perfect margeritas and smiley staff. There is stepped garden at the back with trees that are lit up at twilight, leading down to a beautiful stone swimming pool. What more could one want?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Our family loved our two day stay at The Sun House. The house is a beautiful example of colonial architecture with gorgeous antique furnishings throughout. The food was wonderful, the rooms are gorgeous with wonderful attention to detail. The staff was attentive, friendly and very helpful. Staying at the Sun House was a perfect way to begin our Sri Lankan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is an amazing place to stay, the staff is excellent the views are amazing it's a very old world feel to staying in a modern day Sri Lanka. I will say, for the price of this place, somethings should be updated like towels and sheets. There is a driver waiting to take you into town if you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Our daughter came here last year and suggested it to us. We arrived plus our friends. We had a deluxe room, Hibiscus which was delightful although the bathroom left something to be desired. Although it says in the website the bathrooms are new it is in fact some 15 years since they were updated and they need it now if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I have thought a lot about whether this deserves 4 or 5 stars - in the end 5 stars. We requested cinnamon suite and were given Dumas - as we arrived in 38degree heat we were grateful as the Dumas has aircon! Our friends stayed in the deluxe araliya which was also lovely - although request no one to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

If there is one reason to fly 11 hours to Sri Lanka then drive 2 more to Galle it is to have a passion fruit margharita made by Anil at Dick's Bar at the Sun House (there is another similarly charming barman, name forgotten, who cocktails are within a twist of lime of this genius). Couple of these then dinner... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Sun House

Address: 18 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $210 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sun House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
The Sun House Hotel Galle
The Sun Hotel
Sun Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#13 Luxury Hotel in Galle
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