Doornberg: The Dutch House, Galle Town Sri Lanka, Galle
Described as the ultimate indulgence in space and privacy the Dutch House is simply stunning. One of Sri Lankas best preserved mansions of the Dutch period was lovingly restored to offer guests four gorgeous suites. Soft earthy colours predominate and the tropical light is used to wonderful effect through the Dutch pillars and across the wide lawn.
The property lies over the road from the Sun House and the excellent management team runs both properties. The same painstaking approach to the interiors has left a deeply stylish but homely and peaceful atmosphere for the unhurried guests.
The garden is large and peaceful, while the swimming pool is beautifully positioned at its edge. The property, high on a hill overlooking Galle, has views of the old Galle Fort, the peaceful harbour and the Indian ocean.
A reputation for service and cuisine goes before the Sun House and with this property they have added four of the most beautiful suites in the island, if not the whole of Asia.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
- Infinity Pool
- Maid Service
- Total Luxury
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It was a fantastic holiday. Sri Lanka, Experience travel and the wonderful Harriet have all been praised to the skies many times over! We had a massive party when we got back and about 150 people wanted to know how we found the place!! The answer was that I had spoken to nearly a dozen agents before finally speaking to someone who asked ME lots of questions, ie properly interested in what we would like rather than trying to quickly field a product. Knowledgable, patient, helpful and 'real'!