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Sun House

Located a 10-minute walk from central Galle (or an even shorter tuk-tuk ride), this beautiful villa was built in the 1860s by a Scottish cinnamon merchant. Set on a quiet hill away from the bustle, the Sun House enjoys views of both the fort and port. It has a mature garden abundant with frangipani trees, which surround the courtyard and lead to the pool. The seven suites are all different: thoughtfully furnished with antiques and artwork, but with 21st-century comforts.

The Sun House is known for its fine dining. The Gallean restaurant serves an eclectic selection of Asian fusion dishes and artfully concocted cocktails.

OUR RATING: Medium

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Tour ideas in Galle

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Sun House as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    • Bazaar Bedroom, Fort Bazaar, Galle
      Responsible Choice

      Fort Bazaar

      Galle
      Medium

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Galle City Tour
      Gate into Galle Fort

      Galle City Tour

      Galle City Tour

      Your guide will take you into the walled area of the town which consists of narrow streets lined with European-style buildings, traditional churches and small shops selling lace and jewelry.

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    • Whale watching
      Young blue whale breaching not far from Sri Lanka's southern beaches

      Whale watching

      Whale watching

      Sri Lanka is becoming one of the most successful places to see both blue and sperm whales, which can be found off the island's southern coast.

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    Galle and nearby places