When we were told on arrival that we were being upgraded to the Dutch House as the Sun House where we were booked to stay was being renovated, we didn't know quite what to expect. But one peep into the cool recesses of the high-ceilinged living room filled with books, lamps and deep sofas convinced us we were onto a good thing.
The suite we were allotted was beautiful and had what I would certainly not hesitate to call the loveliest bathroom in the world! Grey cement his and hers wash basins with old-style fittings, large ornate mirrors and a beautiful old tub in the middle of the floor! Clean white bath linen and dear little silver and glass containers for bath scrub and shampoo in the bath area.
The sitting room attached to the bedroom had lovely old style wooden windows opening out onto the garden, a bookshelf with an eclectic selection of books, a seating area and a desk with of information on facilities / things to do etc and a beautifully designed map of Galle Fort. The bedroom was lovely too. The AC didn’t work properly but we were to blown away with everything else to bother complaining. Someone connected with this place is a perfectionist with a great eye for detail.
The lunch we had in the deep veranda was exquisitely set out with lovely crockery and cutlery and the girls who served us were discrete, gracious and helpful. We didn't use the pool but spent our evening enjoying the house and gardens. We had dinner at the Sun House that has a restaurant that serves both properties and the manager agreed to let us have a look at the celebrated Cinnamon Suite the next day. It was a bit overrated to be honest and we are so very lucky to have ended up spending the night of my 50th birthday next door quite by fluke!
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- Also Known As:
- The Dutch House Hotel Galle
- Dutch Hotel Galle