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“A painstakingly restored heritage home set in historic Galle. Chic design throughout reflects the property's Moorish roots with delicate detailing found in carefully placed tiles, mosaic cushions and pendant lamps. A luxury spa, pool and exemplary restaurant make this the ideal retreat.”

“A painstakingly restored heritage home set in historic Galle. Chic design throughout reflects the property's Moorish roots with delicate detailing found in carefully placed tiles, mosaic cushions and pendant lamps. A luxury spa, pool and exemplary restaurant make this the ideal retreat.”

Hotel Review

One of the trendiest spots within the century-old walls of gorgeous Galle Fort, Fort Bazaar is a restored seventeenth-century merchant’s home boasting 18 smart, contemporary rooms. Set around an atmospheric cobbled courtyard, the hotel is full of little spots to tuck yourself away: whether in a candlelit garden nook, or overlooking red-tiled roofs and the gnarled boughs of an enormous banyan tree from your private terrace. Bright, spacious rooms with elegant four-poster beds and rain showers offer a soothing space to unwind after a day spent exploring the narrow streets of the Fort. Stride along the ramparts as you watch the sun slip away across the sea in the evenings and retreat to the hotel’s chic restaurant, Church Street Social, for a cracking cashew curry.
Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • A property filled with history set within the walls of the old Galle fort.
 

Written by Saskia Walker

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • A property filled with history set within the walls of the old Galle fort.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Spot whales on a boat trip starting in nearby Mirissa.
  • Cooking classes
  • Take a cookery lesson at The Church Street Social.
  • Other Activities
  • Discover how tea is made at Tittigala.
  • Romantic
  • Views
  • Quiet
  • Family Suites
  • Designer
  • Outstanding location
  • Full of character
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Seaviews
  • Boutique
  • Historic
  • Chic
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Luxury
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • No pets
  • Views
  • Family Suites
  • Airport transfer
  • Meeting Room
  • Wifi
  • Library
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Wildlife Area
  • Spot whales on a boat trip starting in nearby Mirissa.
  • Cooking classes
  • Take a cookery lesson at The Church Street Social.
  • Other Activities
  • Discover how tea is made at Tittigala.

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The Fort Bazaar

Founded by the Portuguese in the 16th-century, the sturdy ramparts and enchanting, colonial-era streets of the Unesco World Heritage-listed Galle Fort, is a Sri Lankan must-see. It took 11 years to restore the historic, former merchant’s mansion that now houses, Fort Bazaar, and it shows.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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