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The Sun House

#27 of 55 Hotels in Galle
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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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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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Redhill, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We just spent an absolutely wonderful week at the Sun House. This beautiful oasis of calm, away from the chaos of Galle, is a gem of a place. It's true that the house is rather shabby and in need of some attention …. but we weren't too bothered by this. We were in the Dumas Suite - which has a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights in the Garden room . Initially we were very impressed with the lovely colonial building , ambiance and scenic position , an oasis of calm above the town of Galle. Our room was lovely , very comfortable bed and pleasant en suite. The door to the garden room is situated right on on the terrasse... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Another throwback to the days of Tea Moguls! This is a lovely old house with pretty views, nicely planted but could use a big sprucing up. We had a great time here but it was tired, and the food was mediocre at best. It is interesting to see how the colonials lived in what was formerly Ceylon. We did not... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We chose this hotel to go back in time and indeed we did, a beautiful old colonial house with courtyard and a pool making an oasis in town. The food was excellent as were the surroundings and the staff were extremely friendly and you felt you could ask for anything. The decor in the rooms was a little tired and... 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, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $138 - $250 (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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Galle
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