I have visited Hotel Hillside a number of times since it opened in 2005. I keep returning because I love its location on top of a small hill just ten minutes away from the historic Galle Fort right on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. I love the spacious, airy, open lay-out of the Hotel which enables me to be out of doors all the time, whether for meals or just relaxing by the pool, watching the many different birds going about their business. The care and hospitality of the owner, Chaminda, and his staff are second to none. They go out of their way to make everyone's stay memorable. Despite its exotic location the price is very affordable starting at $40 Bed and Breakfast for a double room. The Hotel is particularly sought after by local honeymooners.