The Dutch House, suites coloniales en Sri Lanka

The Dutch House is located in Galle, near Colombo, in Sri Lanka. The hotel is an ancient Dutch mansion that has suites with views towards a croquet field and several gardens.


This secluded hotel has four double rooms. Each room has a large double wood covered in mosquito netting, a bathroom and decorations that follow a set theme.

Each one of the four suites is decorated with colonial era antiques, and the four poster beds are covered with silk covers. Each room has access to thee suite private living room, which has tables, sofas and views towards the croquet courts, the Galle Fortress and the hotel’s gardens.

Each bathroom has a separate shower and a claw-foot, colonial style bathtub. The bathrooms are decorated in sandy colours.

The Ball Room room is a large suite. The suite has a terrace and a private patio where guests will be able to relax. This suite is used for photshoots and ads, and is known for its antique decorations, bulky wooden carved furniture and red woods.

The VOC suite is dedicated to the Dutch Oriental Indies Company, which used to be one of the main trade companies during the colonial era. This suite is decorated in light colours and has views towards the patio, and the croquet fields can be seen from the terrace.

The Blue Room is decorated in dark blue hues and furniture covered in blue. The four poster bed has silk blue curtains. The room is decorated with Dutch antiques and the living room has views towards the croquet field.

The Yellow Room is a yellow suite decorated with large lamps and wooden furniture. The suite has a double room and a living room which has access to a large terrace. The four poster bed has silk curtains and Dutch colonial furniture.

There are many pieces of art and sculptures that decorate the hotel’s halls and rooms. Guests will be able to walk around the mansion, filled with antiques.


The hotel offers a late breakfast. Visitors will be able to enjoy a traditional English breakfast on their terraces, in the hotel’s garden and in the patio. Eggs, toast, scones with cream and jam, fruit juice and tea are offered at breakfast.

Lunch is served in the hotel’s gardens, next to the swimming pool and in the rooms. Dinner is served at the hotel next door, the Sun House, known for its dinners made using local ingredients, which change every afternoon.

The hotel has an English-style tropical garden where guests will be able to enjoy walks. There is a croquet pitch which are used for croquet matches. There is an infinity pool and a deck with loungers.


Croquet is one of the most played sports in the region of Ceylon. The croquet pitch can be used for large events.


The hotel is located on a hill in the center of Galle, on the southern coast of the island. Guests will be able to walk along the beaches and visit the historical town.

The personnel of the hotel has organize guided visits around Galle and other nearby towns. The hotel is located a short distance away from Galle Fortress. Guests will be able to explore the fortress and the city’s narrow streets. The hotel offers a guided trip in a vintage car around the region.

A short distance away from the city guests will find many ancient tea plantations, Buddhist temples and several nature reserves. Guests can relax on the beaches of the Indian Ocean. The city can be explored during a trip in a tuk tuk, which can be rented at the hotel.

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