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Galle Fort Hotel

Galle, Sri Lanka


The hotel is a charming environment in which to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner: white pillars, grand vistas of high ceilings and archways, and a calming atmosphere.

Stroll down from your room to breakfast on the veranda - it consists of the usual fruit, toast and eggs, although there are lovely coconut hoppers (a new take on an old Sri Lankan favourite) and the coffee is excellent.

For lunch and dinner, the food is a combination of Chinese and Thai flavours. Expect dishes such as crab cakes with coriander and lime, huge chilli prawns the size of lobsters and wok-fried chicken with jasmine rice, perhaps with pineapple and mint sorbet for dessert.

For all meals, you can sit in the lounge, in the more formal air-conditioned dining room or - best of all - outside on the veranda beside the candle-lit, turquoise pool.

The hotel also serves afternoon tea, has an extensive cocktail list and offers a good wine selection.

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Features include:

  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Breakfast
  • Walk to restaurants
Save to favouritesPrintMailGalle Fort HotelGalle Fort is a spellbinding mixture of Dutch, British and Sri Lankan history and architecture, with fewer than 200 homes inside its 17th-century ramparts. Now one of these is a hotel - and what a hotel it is. Antique four-poster beds, wooden shutters, wide verandas and a colonnaded court evoke its former life as a gem merchant's mansion. Today there's also a boutique pool, a choice of yoga and beauty treatments, and a clutch of [r:SL015:bedrooms and suites] which mix contemporary décor with quirky nods to the building's past. The hotel also has a café-restaurant, where new arrivals can get their bearings over a cocktail, beneath high ceilings and grand archways. For dinner, expect Chinese-Thai [eating:SL015:cuisine], friendly, relaxed service and candle-lit tables. Ask for advice about how to navigate the fort next morning or perhaps join one of the hotel's tours. Finish the day with a sunset meander along the historic fort walls.

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