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The Sun House

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 13 December 2014

We checked into the Sun House after spending two nights in our friends private villa. The location was great so we were able to see the Fort and the town area around the fort all in a day. The Sun House itself was quite dated but the staff were very accommodating. We were in the Cinnamon Suite but I found...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 November 2014

The Sun House Hotel is a unique and interesting hotel with great, attentive, personalized service, but picky travelers should note that it is not really a luxury hotel despite what its prices and website description imply. We stayed at the Sun House for 5 nights in November 2014. The hotel is located about a 5 minute tuk tuk ride from...

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Singapore
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I would certainly recommend the Sun House. The rooms are beautifully finished with little touches such as the hand drawn map which we appreciated. Food was also excellent. We didn't manage to use the pool but it looked very welcoming. If I had to list one drawback it would be the location. In hindsight we would have liked to stay...

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1Thank BobbyD1974
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Tremendous boutique hotel. We saw the reviews on tripadvisor and thought we would give it ago. It is Located in a quite and lovely part of Galle . The Pool was small but nice . Service was excellent as was the room. We also had dinner there and that was excellent. The tuk tuk driver who services them was extremely...

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Reviewed 30 September 2014

I've just returned to my hotel after a delightful evening spent at The Sun House. What a wonderful place. Built in 1868, this gorgeous old house must have seen some brilliant parties in its days. Pre-dinner G&Ts in Dick's Bar, then out to our table on the terrace overlooking the pretty garden and pool. We so enjoyed the food and...

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2Thank Emma W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This boutique house hotel is done extremely well. There's a slightly faded glory about it which doesn't do justice to the overall experience we had. There's a thoughtfulness to this hotel that you don't often get in Sri Lankan hotels, boutique or otherwise. We found it intimate but we weren't self conscious about being the only people there. The team...

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1Thank girlinagirdle
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 17 July 2014

It was off season and we were able to get a reduced rate which made this possible for us. We love the Sun House. Fantastic ambience, very friendly but discrete staff. Ruckman the manager could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We were shown the range of rooms and they were all beautiful. We chose a suite and felt...

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2Thank Steve B
Hong Kong
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We have been travelling Sri Lanka for 22 days, staying at a variety of accommodation options. The Sun House has been the "Jewel in the Crown" of our island experience. We stayed 2 days. It has been perfect. It offers a vast library, helpful and accommodating staff, an extensive music collection, luxurious gardens, amazing rooms and delicious delicious food. The...

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2Thank Rockcats4
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We ate here for my boyfriend's birthday dinner and the food was delicious! After quite a bit of research, I made the booking outside of the touristy fort area because of the positive reviews on trip advisor and it didn't disappoint. We made a booking ahead of time and arrived via tuk tuk. There was some confusion with the staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We had a couple of nights in The Sun House in the suite with it's own entrance from the dining terrace and garden. It was lovely, great decor, loads of space and really clean. Slight hiccup upon arrival as they didn't have our name on their list (maybe follow up with them before arrival just in case) but they handled...

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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $271 - $377 (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
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#17 Luxury Hotel in Galle
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“Find another hotel”
Ghada10, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As we were there for 5 days having a slightly bigger room helped.”
709laurencet, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try an Arrack Sours at the bar. The Sri Lankan breakfast (curry) is enough to last the whole day.”
865christianj, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dumas and araliya both very good.”
TurleighTraveller, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Cinnamon suite lovely but no air con. other rooms do I believe. Every room quiet.”
paulw45_12, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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