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Sun House

Set in the hills overlooking the historic town of Galle, this stylish colonial house was built by a Scottish nutmeg merchant in the 1860's and was converted into a welcoming and elegant private residence by a leading interior decorator 130 years later. It has subsequently become a small boutique hotel, considered one of the best-kept secrets on the island. The predominantly white rooms are tastefully furnished in a medley of colonial styles ranging from the Portuguese to the predominantly Dutch and British. A beautiful library furnished with over sized sofas and huge vases of tropical foliage and flowers add a more contemporary feel. The seven bedrooms vary in size and all have four poster beds and ensuite bathrooms. The well-tended garden is filled with perfumed frangipani trees and a solitary mango tree with a flight of weathered steps leading to a small but exquisite pool. Rooms can be rented individually or alternatively the hotel can be taken in its entirety.

I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.

Bill Bryson