The Fort Printers Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

“Unassuming from the outside this bijou hotel has had some high profile guests. Behind the traditional facade it's all double height ceilings and modern chic style. Lunch and dinner are tailored to your preference. But with Galle town on your doorstep you have plenty of options. A design dream! ”

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“In the centre of Galle Fort sits this 18th century mansion, recently converted to a small elegant hotel with five suites and a separate ‘mansion’ with a further eight rooms. Furnishings are lush with silk curtains, velvet bedspreads, crisp white linen, antique bath tubs and local jackwood polished floors. The feel is chic and contemporary. The ‘mansion’ features a drawing room, dining room, a library and a lap pool in its interior courtyard. It's also possible to book this separate area on an exclusive use basis, so it's ideal for a large family or group. The Fort Printers is located at the centre of the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has 17th century Dutch origins, with later additions under the British period of rule post 1796. The Restaurant serves a fresh and vibrant menu, using predominantly local seafood and organic local produce, with Mediterranean influence and local rice and curry dishes. The Fort Printers is the perfect base from which to explore the Galle Fort, local beaches and countryside.”

Written by  Malcolm Orr-Ewing

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Facilities

Four poster beds
Wifi
Bar
Wedding license
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Airport transfer
Outdoor dining
Cots available
Massage
Restaurant
Lunch and dinner tailored to guest preference
Swimming Pool
Child friendly
Room service
Suites

Activities

Snorkelling
Unawatuna and Weijia beach are closeby
Learning
Visit the famous Buddhist Temple on Rampart Street
Local markets
Great walks
A sunrise or sunset walk around Galle Fort (2.5km in total) is a must
Wine tasting
Sights nearby
Galle Fort, Lighthouse, National Museum and other sites closeby
Designer Shopping
Minimango is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike

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13 rooms from $140 per night

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Recommended for

Foodies
With a daily tailor made menu this place is great for foodies

Activities

Snorkelling
Unawatuna and Weijia beach are closeby
Learning
Visit the famous Buddhist Temple on Rampart Street
Local markets
Great walks
A sunrise or sunset walk around Galle Fort (2.5km in total) is a must
Wine tasting
Sights nearby
Galle Fort, Lighthouse, National Museum and other sites closeby
Designer Shopping
Minimango is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike

Other highlights

Four poster beds
Intimate
Less £
When the entire property is rented out in particular
Wedding license
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Designer
Exclusive use
Contemporary
Townhouse
Restaurant
Lunch and dinner tailored to guest preference
Boutique
Chic
Child friendly
Beach nearby
On an island

Hotel size

13 rooms, 13 suites
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