Once the home of a Scottish spice merchant this colonial house built in the 1860's has been converted into a small hotel which excludes a country house atmosphere. With 7 highly individual bedrooms, 3 Standard Rooms, 2 deluxe room and 2 suites, it is well known for its fine dining its privacy, its eclectic collection of artwork, books and furniture. Perched high on the 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. The Sun House is a favorite amongst honeymooners and couples because of our policy of only accepting children over 13 years.
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".
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.
The Sun House is located on Sri Lanka's exotic south coast which is quietly becoming the Riviera of choice for the world's most discerning and inquisitive travellers. Conveniently located to the UN World Heritage site of Galle Fort, Buddhist temples, rainforests, lowland tea plantations, wildlife reserves and some of the most fabulous beaches in the Indian ocean. Set high on a hill overlooking Galle Harbour, The Sun House is the perfect place to base yourself and set off exploring the local & chaotic markets and villages of the Southern Province.