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High on a hill, yet within minutes of the city centre, and with magnificent views of the UN World Heritage listed fort of Galle, Doornberg or The Dutch House has set the pace in redefining luxury accommodation for the individual traveller in Sri Lanka. Highly exclusive with only 4 suites, this country house built in 1712 ensures complete privacy for its guests.
Spacious living areas. Period Dutch antiques reflect its early 18th century origins but blend in well with its contemporary collection of art. A private sitting room is situated just beyond the bedrooms and contains comfortable sofas and writing desks with views over the magnificent Galle Fort, the croquet lawn or a private garden.
4 Luxury suites. The Dutch House has 4 luxury suites that combine absolute grandeur with the utmost comfort. Filled with colonial antiques, the interiors evoke warmth which is romantic and relaxing. Each bedroom enjoys 4 poster beds, cool polished concrete floors and stunning soft furnishings. The bedrooms lead into a private sitting room. Spacious bathrooms are fitted with fine showers and traditional claw-footed bath tubs which add to the colonial atmosphere.
Infinity pool, massage and yoga can be arranged, large tropical garden and croquet lawn.
There is an English tropical garden complete with croquet lawn and treetop infinity pool, providing ample space for guests to find a quiet area in which to truly unwind.
Distances between locations in Sri Lanka are not that far, yet the time taken by road to reach a destination can be a somewhat tiring experience.
The team can arrange transfers for you by either chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicles, sea plane, steam train or helicopter.
The Dutch House is a 4-hour drive south from Colombo’s international airport or for guests coming from the centre of the city of Colombo, a 3-hour drive.
Should you decide to leave the peace and tranquility of The Dutch House and set off exploring Galle and the historic Fort, we recommend that you use one of the local Tuk Tuks to get around in & explore.
Our staff will arrange this for you on request.
The Dutch House is within walking distance of the centre of Galle and the Galle Fort. Walking around the Fort is the best way to soak in its history and to explore the narrow streets, laneways and historic ramparts.
Rather than travelling by road why not transfer directly from your international flight onto Sri Lankan Airlines Air Taxi and arrive in Galle (Koggala airport) in just 30 mins? Koggala airport is only a 15 minute drive from The Dutch House.
It is the ideal way to travel in style, comfort and luxury at an affordable price.
At The Dutch House breakfast is at any time. There are no time constraints and guests can leisurely enjoy a delicious English breakfast: a range of eggs with toast and marmalade, fruit shakes and tea, served in the courtyard, verandah or in the garden.
Light lunches and snacks are served throughout the day in the garden, by the pool or in your room.
Please remember to ask about our concierge service which will take care of your every need…
Please enquire for details.