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Galle Fort Hotel

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.

HOTEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 - Luxury hotel in Galle

The definitive Galle experience: eclectic, eccentric and utterly magical

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

Portuguese Barracks Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Portuguese Barracks Room is a spacious and historical suite that was used by military officers during mobilization when administrators set about the business of colonisation pre Dutch rule.

Furnished with King-sized bed and dressed with canopied mosquito netting, crisp white linen and comfortable pillows, its unique interior opens out to the central courtyard and the pool. air conditioned and complimentary WiFi access. Room size 50 square metres.

Garden Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Garden Rooms have a small private garden, wall fountain, verandah and attached bathrooms with showers.

The rooms are luxuriously furnished, stylish and have shower, complimentary WiFi access and air conditioning. Room size: 30 square metres.

Loft Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

Loft Suites are two-storey and more like small villas with a romantic loft bedroom overlooking the garden and pool.

The rooms are luxuriously furnished, stylish and have shower, complimentary WiFi access and air conditioning. Suite size: 30 square metres.

Porcelain Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

Porcelain Suite is magnificent and opens out to the central courtyard and swimming pool and has a twenty-foot ceiling, its own separate dressing room and en suite bathroom.

The suite is luxuriously furnished, stylish and has shower, complimentary WiFi access and air conditioning. Suite size: 30 square metres.

Admiral Cheng Ho Suite

Sleeps: 3 People.

Admiral Cheng Ho Suite is a large two-storey suite. The upper floor bedroom has a carved Chinese opium bed and work desk.

A screen made from rare, antique columns provides privacy from the generous living area below, furnished with intricate pieces of oriental furniture and a day bed. The suite has shower, complimentary WiFi access and air conditioning. Suite size: 50 square metres.

Mews Suite

Sleeps: 3 People.

Mews Suite is two-storey and is more like a small villa – ideal for a family. This suite opens out to a small private garden and separate entranceway.

The suite is luxuriously furnished, stylish and has shower, complimentary WiFi access and air conditioning. Suite size: 30 square metres.

Library Suite

Sleeps: 5 People.

Library Suite has two King size beds and separate bathroom with shower. The suite is luxuriously furnished, stylish and has shower, complimentary WiFi access and air conditioning.

Suite size: 50 square metres.

Grand Apartment Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

There are two Grand Apartment Suites and they occupy the entire top floor of the 400 year old wing. They have a King-sized bedroom, en suite bathrooms with shower, private verandah.

Complimentary WiFi access, free mini bar and air conditioning. These two suites also share a 50 square metre sitting room and can be sold together as one large Grand Apartment. Each suite bedroom is 80 square metres.

Location

Key Features

Air conditioning

Lounges/bars

Parking

Wireless internet connection

Pool

Wedding services

Check in

1400

Check out

1200

  • 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

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bidet
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer
  • High speed wireless
  • Internet access
  • 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

Embark on a culinary voyage along the famous Spice Route – from the traditions of Europe to the exotic spices of the East. The chefs at the Galle Fort restaurant celebrate both tradition and freshness, using seasonal produce to create sensational dishes. As they say, “Every dish that makes its way from our kitchen to your table is laced with that most precious ingredient: inspiration.”

Main Restaurant

Cuisine type: Local Cuisine

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

All day dining- quiet- peaceful- charming colonial setting. A la carte dishes featuring Sri Lankan style cuisine.

Cafe Bar

Cuisine type: Local Cuisine

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cafe Bar- all day a la carte dining- al fresco style- overlooking the busy street. It is the social meeting place of Galle great food- great company and great service.

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