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“A stay here transports you back to a time when days began with a hearty breakfast and finished with a game of croquet and a gin and tonic on the veranda. The rooms here are cosy and relaxing with simple furnishings, and Dick's Bar is a fun spot for a drink. Meanwhile, the gardens are a serene place to read, write or sunbathe.”
Once the home of a Scottish spice merchant, this colonial house built in the 1860’s has been converted into a small hotel which exudes a country house atmosphere. Just a five minute stroll from Galle Fort, it’s the perfect base to explore this magical and historical area of Sri Lanka.
The building has been renovated and retains all of its colonial charm, with a large central living area at the heart of the house. Rooms are tastefully-furnished with tiled flooring, a clothes rack, mosquito net and seating area.
Delicious fusion cuisine is served and meals can be taken in the dining room, on one of the house’s airy verandas, or in the garden under the mango tree. Dick’s Bar is famous for its Arak sours and watermelon martinis.
There are also two tropical gardens: the frangipani garden leading to the swimming pool, and the mango garden which has views of Galle’s coastline.