Galle Fort Hotel Galle (Fort), Sri Lanka

“Situated on the fringe of town this hotel is a tranquil hideaway. A centuries old property, decorated in a Dutch, Sri Lankan and colonial style, houses a lively restaurant great for mingling with fellow travellers. Loft suites are by far the best. A sun-dappled pool will leave you sun trapped!”

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“This hotel has not yet been inspected and reviewed by the Hotel Guru but has been recommended by other guides that we respect.”

They say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Our unique history, colonial setting, imaginative and delicious food, high service standards are integral components of guest experience.

What is there to do in the area?
If you enjoy ancient history there are Archaeology museums that focus on the of Galle Fort.
If you like Portuguese, Dutch and English Architecture, Galle Fort has a fascinating collection.
If you like dining out, there are over 100 restaurants to choose from.
Sri Lankans love to fly Kites. On weekends the skies are full of them.
Walk around Galle Fort and discover the Dutch prison and ammunition house with a concrete roof.
Learn how to surf, just 10 minutes from Galle Fort Hotel.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Full English breakfast with plenty of choices, many Sri Lankan dishes like buffalo curd and treacle; string hoppers and Dhal.

Do you offer other meals?
Yes many Sri Lankan dishes like Buffalo Curd, String Hoppers, Chicken Butter Marsala, Grilled Mahi Mahi (fish) with Thai curry sauce, Lychee sorbet.

And can you recommend good places to eat out locally
Yes - Mamas Restaurant, Fortaleza Restaurant, Amangalla Hotel, Lighthouse Hotel.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Grand Apartment. Because the suite is very large and its 17 Century antique furniture gives you a great sense of history and grandeur.
Loft Suite. Because the room is cosy and romantic.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
Swimming pool. We turn the sofa bed in rooms to make up extra beds.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Galle Fort is a spellbinding mixture of Dutch, British and Sri Lankan history and architecture, with fewer than 200 homes inside its 17th-century ramparts. One of these is the Galle Fort Hotel and if a sense of romanticism, tranquility and heritage stirs your imagination and if the idea of staying in a former gem merchants mansion evokes a way of life 400 years ago, you will experience it here.”

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Facilities

Four poster beds
Wifi
Bar
Communal Dining
Airport transfer
Walking distance restaurants
Outdoor dining
Massage
No pets
Restrictions on children
All children above the age of three welcome
Sit-out Terrace
Suites
Spa
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Garden
Room service
Disabled access

Activities

Yoga
Classes can be organised at hotel
Snorkelling
Designer Shopping
Find precious gems, metals, Indian handicrafts and other gifts - ask hotel for recommendations
Great walks
Walk around the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle Fort
Sights nearby
Galle lighthouse, buddhist temples and museums are all located nearby
Diving
The beaches of Unawatuna and Weijia are a short drive away
Local markets

Book this hotel

12 rooms from $200 per night

Call us Why book with us?

Recommended for

City Style
Walking distance from Galle town

Activities

Yoga
Classes can be organised at hotel
Snorkelling
Designer Shopping
Find precious gems, metals, Indian handicrafts and other gifts - ask hotel for recommendations
Great walks
Walk around the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle Fort
Sights nearby
Galle lighthouse, buddhist temples and museums are all located nearby
Diving
The beaches of Unawatuna and Weijia are a short drive away
Local markets

Other highlights

Four poster beds
Less £
Restrictions on children
All children above the age of three welcome
Colonial
Sit-out Terrace
Charming
Townhouse
Spa
Restaurant
Seaviews
Boutique
Chic
Antiques
On an island
Disabled access

Hotel size

12 rooms
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