Galle Fort Hotel

Nestled amongst the timeless colonial piles of the dreamy old town of Galle is the luxury boutique hotel, ‘Galle Fort Hotel’. The iconic heritage mansion takes in a tranquil backdrop on the Southern coast, 130 KM from the cosmopolitan centre of Colombo.

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A noteworthy restoration of a three century old colonial mansion, ‘Galle Fort Hotel’ unfolds a graceful ambiance laden with old-world charm. Basking in an eclectic mishmash of Dutch and British aesthetics, this boutique hotel in Galle features a ceremonial entrance arch and a colonnaded courtyard with a pool.

The Experience

Each of the fabled guest rooms at this historic hotel in the Galle Fort emanates a unique state of mind. Perfect for two, the Garden Rooms open into a miniature parterre garden displaying a water fountain. Split across two levels, the Loft Suites feature sitting rooms furnished with intriguing furniture. Adorned with 19th century, blue-and-white porcelain plates, the Porcelain Suite rejoices in 6 metre vaulted ceilings, huge Dutch-style shuttered windows and antique cabinets. The double-storied Admiral Cheng Ho Suite with impressive 20 foot ceilings and the upstairs private space is ideal for families. Designed with privacy seekers in mind, the airy Library Suite is ideal for families travelling together. Occupying the entire uppermost floor, the lush Grand Apartment houses two bedrooms and a dining room.

The delicious spread served at ‘Galle Fort Hotel’ is reputed for its inventive dishes and ocean-inspired recipes. Meals are plated out at the laid-back veranda.

Laze ivn the cool waters of the swimming pool or immerse yourself in the beauty of tropical gardens whilst lying on sun loungers. Having received awards and accolades from leading advisories and institutions, such as the World Travel Awards and Condé Nast Traveler, this award-winning hotel offers car and bike hires, as well as, express check-in and check-out services.

Around and About

Bejewelling the olden settlement of Galle, the fabled Galle Fort is the epitome of the crème de crème of colonial Ceylon. Steeped in old-world charm, this Southern stronghold is be-sprinkled with Portuguese, Dutch and British edifices that transport visitors back in time. Iconic heritage monuments within the fort include the Clock Tower, the Galle Lighthouse, the Dutch Reformed Church and the Meera Mosque. Nestled in close proximity to the shore towns of Unawatuna and Talpe, Galle provides the perfect base for your Southern holiday.

As you ramble through the cobblestone streets of the atmospheric old town of Galle, its ramparts and three century old mansions whisk you away to another time, another life.

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