Lady Hill

Lady Hill

29 Upper Dickson Road, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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4.0
#16 of 56 hotels in Galle
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Nestled atop the highest point of the ancient port city of Galle sits the Lady Hill Hotel, where you will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking and panoramic “Bird’s Eye View” of the lush green countryside stretching from the tea covered slopes of the Southern foothills all the way down to merge with the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Located in close proximity to the city’s pulsating heart and to some of the best beaches in the Island, yet secluded enough to offer a measure of tranquility and serenity, that the discerning traveler eagerly looks forward to after a weary bout of sightseeing and exploration. Thereby, adhering to the watchwords “Lose yourself in the Experience and not in the Crowd”.Entering the portals of the Lady Hill, one is treated to an architectural edifice, echoing the legacy of the ancient Colonial Dutch period, from the imposing entrance archway, down to the natural cobblestone floor. However, as you progress through the lobby, where you will be greeted with the traditional Sri Lankan welcome of “AYUBOWAN”, which translates as “May You Have Long Life”, you notice a subtle but appreciative change in the conceptual idea.You will be ushered to your room via a rustic granite stone stairway, flanked by a strip of fresh water fish ponds and upon entering your room, will be amazed to find that you have been transported from the past into the future within the space of a few short ticks of the clock. The rooms are furnished with ultra modern futuristic style décor and posses state of the art facilities and amenities which are all that you, as an honored guest, could possibly hope for.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Airport transportation
Massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala

Location

29 Upper Dickson Road, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 72 out of 100
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Koggala Airport
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Binuri Nanayakkara wrote a review Feb 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for 2 days and it was extremely lovely. This charming hotel is perched on top of a hill and its rooftop restaurant boasts one of the best bird's eye views of Galle. On one end you'll see the Fort, Harbour, and sea, and on the other end, you can see the hills of Galle. The pool, however, is built towards the entrance so you can only see the hills and their bird sanctuary. And yes, they have a bird sanctuary. You can't go in, but there is a garden where you can sit and watch the little birdies. They also have tortoises in the pond leading up to the outdoor front desk.

At the restaurant, they have a simple menu ranging from soups to mains to dessert. They also offer beer and wine, apart from it you can bring your own spirits. During our stay, they had a Sizzling Jumbo Prawn Platter with buttered rice and saladand Sizzling Chicken Platter. My favorite food experience was breakfast. You're given a selection of either Sri Lankan or English breakfast, and we chose English. They start you off with a freshly made passionfruit juice, coffee/tea, and then your choice of eggs coupled with sausages, bacon, and toast. For me, the best part of having my meals there was good food with a brilliant view.

The rooms at Lady Hill are on the smaller end albeit very cozy and tastefully decorated. The lighting adds the perfect ambiance to the view you are greeted to from the balcony. The double room has amenities such as free wifi, a mini-bar, hot water, and a TV.

The staff were extremely friendly and attentive to our needs. They are also very fluent in English. For a cozy stay in Galle, I'd definitely pick Lady Hill.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TheLadyHill Galle, Marketing at Lady Hill
Responded 07 Apr 2021
Dear Binuri, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time and you enjoyed the delicious food and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Galle. Regards, Sales & Marketing Manager
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Erik B wrote a review Jan 2020
Ahus, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is owned and managed by a person with a careing hand for history and style. A nice collection of antiques giving you an authentic feeling of the historyvof this building. Lovely place with a restaurant with the best view of Galle. Will defintely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from theladyhillgalle, Owner at Lady Hill
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your valuable comments about our hotel and the management. I'm happy that you enjoyed the facilities of the hotel and we hope to have you back soon at Lady Hill.
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Ammu610 wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsinki, Finland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Lady hill in Galle, the day we landed in SriLanka. We had driven from the airport in Colombo. The air conditioner in the room was not working properly. Luckily there was a restaurant on the rooftop and we could have dinner there. Dinner was ok.
We were on the 3rd floor just below the restaurant. Early morning around 5:30- 6:00 am they started getting the place ready for breakfast. What a racket!
Glad we spent only one night here
On a positive note, the staff were good and tried to help
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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shikha j wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Sri Lanka in mid February and stayed in Lady Hill for 3 nights .Best thing about the property is the view.. Really enjoyed breakfasts here.. Rooms are small but the view from balcony is amazing. It is located near the Galle fort . WiFi services can be better because our WiFi got disconnected every few hours.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from theladyhillgalle, Sales & Marketing Manager at Lady Hill
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience with us. It's really nice to know that your enjoyed your stay at our hotel.Look forward to seeing you again at Lady Hill.
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Hallysreview wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
From the time we arrived to the time we left the staff at the hotel did all they could to make our stay pleasant. From a warm welcome to assisting with luggage, food and beverage service in the breakfast/dining room and bringing drinks to the pool, the staff were helpful, friendly and accommodating. The hotel location is a quiet pleasant 10min walk up the hill from the shops and market. The pool was clean and refreshing. Our room had nice views and was clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from TheLadyHill Galle, Marketing at Lady Hill
Responded 09 Jun 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again 💛.
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Susan S wrote a review Feb 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently undertook a two week tour of Sri Lanka in a group of six and we stayed in 8 different hotels during our trip. This hotel was my favourite and I can unreservedly recommend it. It is situated on a hill about 20 mins walk from the scenic Dutch Fort district and has superb views across the city. The staff went out of their way to welcome us on arrival and throughout our stay the service we received….reception, housekeeping, restaurant and management…was warm, friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble. The room I stayed in was spacious, clean and although the hotel itself is colonial, (once a vicarage for the head of the CofE in Galle) the rooms are bright, modern and comfortable. There were lots of English channels available on TV should you wish to relax and watch something other than BBC news which is what was available in most other places. The restaurant cooks food to order so we had a plentiful supply of freshly cooked food of a high standard and we were entertained by a lovely young singer/guitarist while dining in the evening. As it was my birthday whilst there the group leader arranged for a delicious birthday cake presented to me after breakfast. A group of about six staff came to see us off on our departure which was a nice, personal touch which we appreciated.
Do not be put off that it is up a hill. The walk down is easy but some might find it a bit of a pull back up when it’s hot. Tuk tuks are absolutely everywhere and from the fort district the fare for two people was only 200 rupees (50p!) if you didn’t want to walk the return uphill journey. Just agree the price first and insist if it seems any higher. And once back to the hotel, take a dip in the pool - clean and like a warm bath - a real delight as the sun sets.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If walking uphill in heat to hotel after a day out is a problem, return from fort area by tuk tuk...
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Response from TheLadyHill Galle, Marketing at Lady Hill
Responded 03 Mar 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a beautiful comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you for choosing Lady Hill 🙂.
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Janitha W wrote a review May 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in this beautiful hotel in January 2020 for my wife’s birthday. The management and staff had arranged a wonderful birthday surprise for her with a cake and beautifully decorated room. We loved the rooftop restaurant wich gives a breathtaking views of the Galle city. Restaurant serves delicious food and offers great service. Very friendly staff and amazing hospitality.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from thelady hill, Marketing at Lady Hill
Responded 06 Dec 2020
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be delightful to welcome you back again at Lady Hill Galle. Regards, Sales & Marketing Manager
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Rupert B wrote a review Sept 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The panoramic views of all of Galle from this towering hilltop restaurant are the best in town. We've been lunching here, as a treat, for years but not since lockdown. It's open again now (Sept), smartened up a bit, sensible hygiene precautions, same staff, great new menu (most things sizzling on a hot dish brought to the table) and the same, amazing view over the town, harbour and ocean. Booze available, friendly service as usual and good prices. We really enjoyed the experience - it felt like old times! Thanks to all.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from thelady hill, Marketing at Lady Hill
Responded 06 Dec 2020
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food & services. We would be delightful to welcome you back again at Lady Hill Galle. Stay Safe & Stay Healthy Regards, Sales & Marketing Manager
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Åsa O wrote a review Apr 2024
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently had the opportunity to dine at a restaurant with a broad menu, boasting a variety of options suitable for various palates. The overall experience was 'ok.' Although the quality of the food did not quite match the high prices, every interaction with the staff was a delight due to their friendliness and professionalism. Adding to the restaurant's charm was its lovely view, which made for a pleasant visual experience. It's also worth mentioning that the atmosphere was quiet, as we were the only guests there apart from a woman who was enjoying her beer while engaged in a phone conversation.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marcel D wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a very beautifull hotel with a great view on the old Dutch fort. The rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly and helpfull. The hotel is on a good location on walking distance from the fort, just 10-15 minutes. Best hotel we had in Sri Lanka this holiday.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TheLadyHill Galle, Marketing at Lady Hill
Responded 05 Nov 2023
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment.We are glad that you had a very good time at Lady Hill. 'Happy guests, makes us Happy' 🙂. Thank you 💛
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Answer from Rajeev A
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It does not have lifts. However, most hotels in Galle town don't have lifts as they are designed with a colonial look. The stairs are wide and easy to climb. But still, may be difficult with a bad knee.
The Professor and MaryAnn wrote a tip 04 Jun
Illinois10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dine at the restaurant even if don't stay here. The Villa Upper Dixon is half the price, half as nice but short climb up to here."
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lisu804 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Victoria, British Columbia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If the rooms can be renovated it will be great"
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Susan S wrote a tip Feb 2024
11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If walking uphill in heat to hotel after a day out is a problem, return from fort area by tuk tuk - 50p for two people from Dutch Fort. "
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Joanne S wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our TukTuk driver took us here, as the name suggests it’s quite a hill!!"
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Rukmal P wrote a tip Jan 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have no hesitation. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,018 - R 2,613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lady hill hotel galle
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lady Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Lady Hill?
Nearby attractions include Crazy-x (0.5 km), Duch Spice Shack (0.4 km), and Amila Gold House Private Limited (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lady Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lady Hill?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lady Hill?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lady Hill?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lady Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sugar Bistro At The Heritage, Comida Restaurant, and Ladyhill Hotel Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lady Hill?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lady Hill have airport transportation?
Yes, Lady Hill offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lady Hill located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Galle.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lady Hill?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lady Hill?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
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