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Welcome To The Dutch House

High on a hill, yet within minutes of the city centre, the Doornberg, or The Dutch House, has set the pace in redefining luxury accommodation for the individual traveller in Sri Lanka. Highly exclusive with only four suites, this country house, built in 1712, ensures complete privacy for its guests.

Spacious living areas, an English tropical garden complete with a croquet lawn and a treetop infinity pool provides ample space for guests to find a quiet area in which to truly unwind. Period Dutch antiques reflect its early 18th century origins but blend in well with its contemporary collection of art.

Voted as One of the Top 20 Hip Hotels of the world, The Dutch House is the ultimate indulgence in space and privacy in one of Ceylon’s most well-preserved historic mansions.

The discreet and friendly staff ensure your privacy while providing a very relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.

Perfect for those looking for idle splendour, since doing nothing is the order of the day!

A great place for either beginning or ending your travels in Sri Lanka.

Restaurant

At The Dutch House breakfast is at any time. There are no time constraints and guests can leisurely enjoy either a delicious English breakfast consisting of a range of eggs with toast and marmalade, fruit plates and juices and tea/coffee or a Sri Lankan breakfast of egg curry, hoppers, seeni sambol, mung beans, and coconut sambol, all prepared to order by our chef. These are served in the courtyard, on the verandah or in the garden.

Light lunches and snacks are served throughout the day in the garden, by the pool or in your room.

Things to Do

Galle has long been a stopover for foreign travellers; Sinbad the sailor, the chinese admiral Cheng Ho, Marco Polo, the Portuguese admiral Lorenzo de Almeida, the Dutch VOC company and even the first package tours in 1842 with the arrival of the first P & O passenger ship.

All have echoed Marco Polo's sentiment that "it is better than any other island in the world" and whilst Galle may have had its heyday, it has now become the new Riviera of the sub continent and the perfect time warp for the inquisitive traveler.

Pick Up

The Dutch 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 over looking Galle Harbour, The Dutch House is the perfect place to base yourself to set off exploring the local & chaotic markets and villages of the Southern Province.

Events

The Galle Literary Festival – Come and experience the literary festival in Galle. A 4 day program bringing the best Sri Lankan & international authors from around the world. The program will include cooking classes, writing workshops, keynote speakers, exhibitions and walking tours and much more.

Sinhala and Tamil New Year - The dawning of the traditional Sinhalese and Tamil New Year is celebrated with religious observances, preparation of sweetmeats, and the people engage themselves in traditional sports and cultural events.

What to Do

The Dutch 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 over looking Galle Harbour, The Dutch House is the perfect place to base yourself to set off exploring the local & chaotic markets and villages of the Southern Province.

Activities

At the Sun House our staff will assist you plan your days so that you get the most out of your stay in Galle.

  • Walking tour of the historic Galle Fort
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • River Cruises

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