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The Sun HouseGalle Fort
A home-from-home luxury 7 bedroom boutique hotel in an enviable position in the hills above the town of Galle, with views over the harbor and fort.
The Sun House epitomizes the very best of Sri Lanka, with exquisite and eclectic style and second-to-none service. Just a five-minute stroll from Galle Fort makes The Sun House the perfect and relaxing base to explore this magical and historical area of Sri Lanka. During your stay at The Sun House, you are transported 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 verandah.
Once the home of a Scottish spice merchant, this colonial house built in the 1860s 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 charms, 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 a 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.
The Sun House Information
Location & Getting There
On a hillside a quick 5-minute walk from Galle Fort. 3-4 hours drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.
There are 2 suites and 5 bedrooms.
Easy distance to Galle and the stunning south coast beaches, the option of add-on safari and tea plantation walk.
Children are welcome, however no specific facilities.
- Croquet lawn
- Infinity pool
- Massage / yoga
- Large tropical garden
- 4-poster beds
- Claw-footed bath tubs
- Historic Galle Fort
- Temples and churches
- Day safari to Ude Walawe National Park
- Tea plantation walks
- Mountain biking
- Scuba Diving
- Sinharaja Rainforest
A stay at the Sun House in Galle, Sri Lanka, 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 cozy 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.
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