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. With 7 highly individual bedrooms, it is well known for its fine dining, its privacy, its eclectic collection of artwork, books and furniture. Perched high on a hill yet only a 5 minute stroll away from the centre of the seaside town of Galle, The Sun House offers panoramic views of the Galle and the world heritage site of Fort Galle.
At The Sun House we offer our guests the ideal chance of being transported back to the relaxed life styles of the planters, when a day began with a hearty breakfast and finished with a cocktail at sunset.
This glorious house has been renovated to maintain its colonial charm and elegance.
The large central living area is the heart of the house. A place where, at the end of the day, our guests can browse through the eclectic selection of books, sink into a relaxing sofa, listen to whatever music takes their fancy while enjoying a pot of up-country tea or perhaps something a little stronger like the famous “Sun House Sour” or let our barman mix up a surprise cocktail at Dick’s Bar, nominated as one of the best cocktail bars in the world and now Galle’s meeting point of choice..
There are two beautiful tropical gardens; The fragrant frangipani (“temple tree”) garden, leading to the swimming pool, and the mango garden which faces a stunning view of Galle harbour. The gardens are an idyllic and serene place for guests to relax, read, write or sunbathe.
Delicious fusion cuisine is served and meals can be taken in either the dining room, on one of the house’s airy verandahs or in the garden under the mango tree. Dick’s bar offers a more simple menu of salads, soups and pies.
The Sun House is a peaceful retreat offering a friendly and relaxed environment with service that is discreet yet efficient.
It is the perfect spot to explore the area and most importantly relax, unwind and eat well!
Massage / Yoga
Fine Alfesco Dining
Bamboo Bar and Grill
Moon Light Movies
The Sun House has seven highly individual bedrooms. There are 3 standard rooms (SUN & SKY, KINGFISHER & PARROT FISH), 2 deluxe rooms (ARALIYA& HIBISCUS) and 2 premium suites (DUMAS SUITE & CINNAMON SUITE).
All rooms are filled with colonial antique furniture, dreamy four poster beds and each has an elegant bathroom.
At The Sun House we pride ourselves on attention to detail. We have a firm belief that the “difference is in the detail”. All rooms have the finest quality bed linen and bath towels, stunning tropical flower arrangements and plenty of interesting reading material. The soft furnishings have been chosen to suit each individual room and its surroundings
Sun & Sky: This charming double room opens up onto the Mango Tree garden and has stunning views of Galle Harbour. Fully air-conditioned with its cool new bathroom and fresh soft furnishings this room provides the perfect country home feeling.
Kingfisher: A cosy double room with spacious bathroom, the room opens onto the Mango Tree garden with views of the Indian Ocean and Galle Harbour.
Featuring a four poster bed draped with mosquito net and filled with antiques, this room has a newly renovated bathroom and is fully air-conditioned.
Parrot Fish:This twin room brightly decorated in Sri Lankan hand loom fabrics is filled with antique furniture. Featuring beautiful four poster beds draped with mosquito nets, a newly renovated bathroom and fully air conditioned.
Opening onto the airy verandah and centre courtyard this room exudes a country home feeling.
Hibiscus:This spacious deluxe room is beautifully decorated with stunning fabrics and filled with antique furniture. Featuring a new spacious outdoor bathroom surrounded by tropical plants, this room opens onto an airy verandah and The Mango Tree garden – the perfect spot to relax and read. The room is air-conditioned.
Araliya:This elegant deluxe garden room opens onto the main verandah and beautiful Frangipani garden overlooking the swimming pool. It is fully air-conditioned with a newly renovated contemporary bathroom.
Dumas Suite:The Dumas Suite is the newest edition to the Sun House offering unrivalled views over Galle’s tropical hinterland. Built in 2005 and named after the American designer who once lived at The Sun House, the Dumas suite comprises of a separate living area, a contemporary spacious bathroom and private balcony. Fully air-conditioned.
Cinnamon Suite: Described by Conde Nast Traveller as “the most beautiful room in the world.”
Occupying the entire first floor of The Sun House this room is cooled by sea breezes, mountain air and colonial ceiling fans. The room is complete with its own library, sitting room and both an indoor and out door bathroom.
The sitting room offers a spectacular sunrise over the distant hills and coconut jungle.
The stunning outdoor bathroom has a bath tub where one can sit under the stars and soak away all the worries of the world in absolute peace and beauty.
A room with unforgettable views.
Renowned for some of the best food in Sri Lanka, The Sun House offers contemporary gourmet cuisine with a focus on the highest quality ingredients fresh from the local markets each day.
The dinner menu changes daily with a starter, main course and a choice of three delicious desserts. The cuisine is predominantly seafood with influences from Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia and the Mediterranean. Our chefs are equally at home making some of the most delicious & innovative Sri Lankan curries, string hoppers and sambals.
For those wanting a hearty start to the day, there is choice of an English or Sri Lankan breakfast. Delicious light lunches & snacks are also served throughout the day. Dick’s bar serves a simple menu of salads, soups and pies.
Meals are served in either the dining room, on one of the house’s airy verandahs or in the garden under the mango tree.
Our newly opened Bamboo Bar and Grill specialises in al fresco dining in the main courtyard and hosts regular evenings throughout the year.
Each year The Sun House has a resident international guest chef come and conducts cooking classes for all those food enthusiasts and to train our own chefs on the finest fusion cuisine.
IMPORTANT NOTE & HOTEL POLICY
To confirm your hotel booking a 15% non refundable deposit is required.
The balance payment is to be paid not less than 28 days prior to your arrival date. Refunds after this date will only be made if we can on sell the room.
For all bookings once we receive the non refundable deposit we will provide you with a booking voucher with the full hotel details giving confirmed dates and full details of the booking.
CHECK IN & CHECK OUT POLICY
Check in Time - 1400HRS
Check Out Time - 1200HRS