Important information:

All guests at the Galle Fort Hotel must be aged 3 or over. Guests must be aged 16 or over to stay in The Grand Apartment.

The definitive Galle experience: eclectic, eccentric and utterly magical

luxury hotel in galle

  • Beautifully restored grand mansion hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Awarded ‘Asia Pacific Heritage Award of Distinction’ by UNESCO
  • A masterpiece of culture and conservation

Galle Fort Hotel

The story of the Galle Fort Hotel is as long and colourful as the island’s beautiful coastline. Originally an 18th-century Dutch villa, it has been a merchant’s mansion, an RAF barracks, a post office, bakery and even a cricket ground. Today, following a painstaking restoration, this grand fort has been beautifully reinvented as a boutique hotel and cultural icon. Step beneath the grand ceremonial entrance and immerse yourself in history, while still enjoying every modern comfort you could imagine.

The interiors perfectly reflect the hotel’s philosophy; a fine balance of history and luxury, the authentic and the indulgent. Take a refreshing dip in the courtyard pool. Sample fresh seafood and wonderfully deep flavours at the hotel’s restaurant. Then drift away in an antique four-poster bed. With just 14 suites, each room has its own personality – and every guest has an experience like no other.

If you can tear yourself away from the poolside, Galle offers a treat for all the senses. Wander streets lined with classic, historic architecture. Breathe in the scent of spices and sea air. Delve into boutique shops and dazzling markets. Or visit a local eatery and explore regional food – a mouthwatering blend of Dutch, Portuguese, English, Arab, Indian and Malay influences.

  • 14 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 floor


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning



Wireless internet connection


Wedding services

Check in
  • 1400
Check out
  • 1200
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Child programs
  • Children not allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Family plan
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Free parking
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Jogging track
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Newspaper
  • Parking
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bidet
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer
  • High speed wireless
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sofa bed
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Fine dining
  • Jogging trail
  • Museum gallery viewing
  • Nature preserve trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sightseeing tours


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