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3 rooms from $528 per night

“A peaceful 18th century mansion overlooking Galle. Elegant interiors decorated in rich ochres, antiques, and contemporary art with lovely gardens to unwind in. The adjoining hotel has the best restaurant in Galle. A tranquil and romantic base to explore Galle and its surrounding areas.”

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“A peaceful 18th century mansion overlooking Galle. Elegant interiors decorated in rich ochres, antiques, and contemporary art with lovely gardens to unwind in. The adjoining hotel has the best restaurant in Galle. A tranquil and romantic base to explore Galle and its surrounding areas.”

Hotel Overview

“This architecturally satisfying stucco house was built in 1712 for a Dutch naval officer and became a hotel at the turn of the century. It has shady verandahs and a tropical garden with an English feel to it – enhanced by a croquet lawn. The rooms are furnished with an array of interesting antiques as well as contemporary art: the Dutch House has been voted a top twenty hip hotel. The elegant L-shaped pool is not large, but soothingly shady, surrounded by dense trees and vegetation. ”

Recommended for
  • Hideaway
  • A chic boutique hotel with just four elegant and airy suites, in lush gardens filled with coconut trees and sun loungers.
 

Written by Lincoln Seligman

Facilities

  • Massage
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Airport transfer
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Towelling robes
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast and light snacks served. The next door sister hotel, The Sun House, welcomes guests to its restaurant.
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children under 14 are not permitted.
  • Bicycle hire
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Local markets
  • Visit the nearby villages and pick up some local delights in their markets.
  • Croquet
  • Enjoy a game of croquet and a cocktail on the lush lawns.
  • Snorkelling
  • Snorkeling is possible at Wijaya Beach coral reef.
  • Watersports
  • Water Skiing, windsurfing and other water sports are available at Bentota.
  • Great walks
  • Take a walking tour of the historic Galle Fort, especially a sunset stroll along the walls.
  • Diving
  • Head up further north for scuba diving at Unawatuna.

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3 rooms from $528 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Hideaway
  • A chic boutique hotel with just four elegant and airy suites, in lush gardens filled with coconut trees and sun loungers.
Activities
  • Local markets
  • Visit the nearby villages and pick up some local delights in their markets.
  • Croquet
  • Enjoy a game of croquet and a cocktail on the lush lawns.
  • Snorkelling
  • Snorkeling is possible at Wijaya Beach coral reef.
  • Watersports
  • Water Skiing, windsurfing and other water sports are available at Bentota.
  • Great walks
  • Take a walking tour of the historic Galle Fort, especially a sunset stroll along the walls.
  • Diving
  • Head up further north for scuba diving at Unawatuna.
Other highlights
  • Wedding license
  • Quiet
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Colonial
  • A former Dutch merchants house.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast and light snacks served. The next door sister hotel, The Sun House, welcomes guests to its restaurant.
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children under 14 are not permitted.
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Hills & mountains
  • Intimate
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing

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