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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.”

“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 Review

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

Recommended For

  • Hideaway
  • A chic boutique hotel with just four elegant and airy suites, in lush gardens filled with coconut trees and sun loungers.
  • Great walks
  • Take a walking tour of the historic Galle Fort, especially a sunset stroll along the walls.
  • Local markets
  • Visit the nearby villages and pick up some local delights in their markets.
  • Watersports
  • Water Skiing, windsurfing and other water sports are available at Bentota.
  • Croquet
  • Enjoy a game of croquet and a cocktail on the lush lawns.
  • Diving
  • Head up further north for scuba diving at Unawatuna.
  • Snorkelling
  • Snorkeling is possible at Wijaya Beach coral reef.
  • 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.
  • Colonial
  • A former Dutch merchants house.
  • Quiet
  • Wedding license
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Hills & mountains
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing

Facilities

  • 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.
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Airport transfer
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Internet
  • Meeting Room
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Bicycle hire
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Towelling robes
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Suites
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Concierge
  • Air conditioning

Activities

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

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