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  • Excellent69%
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“boutique hotel”(18 reviews)
“outdoor bathtub”(4 reviews)
“sri lanka”(40 reviews)
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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...More

Thank Julie L
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...More

Thank ssyap84
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...More

1  Thank 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...More

1  Thank Anna B
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...More

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US$ 172 - US$ 257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#9 Luxury Hotel in Galle
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US$ 172 - US$ 257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Galle
#9 Luxury Hotel in Galle
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We stayed here in a large group and pretty much took all the rooms. All rooms have air conditioning (except the largest and most beautiful room on the second floor) and the wifi is quite good, much better than other, more... More
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"Do not take the room near bar and kitchen. Take room near common living room"
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"Find another hotel"
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"As we were there for 5 days having a slightly bigger room helped."
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"Try an Arrack Sours at the bar. The Sri Lankan breakfast (curry) is enough to last the whole day."
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