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Galle Fort Hotel

Galle, Sri Lanka


  • Dining: The buzzing restaurant and bar serve innovative menus mixing Thai, Chinese and Western influences. Breakfasts of fresh fruit, hoppers and toast are served on the veranda, in the dining room or by the pool. There are numerous restaurants a short walk away
  • Communal areas: There are wide verandas, a central courtyard and airy lounge areas filled with books on Sri Lanka's history
  • Internet Access: Complimentary WiFi throughout
  • Swimming Pool: There is a good-sized swimming pool in the central courtyard, surrounded by inviting sun loungers
  • Spa Treatments: The hotel offers an extensive menu of Ayurvedic treatments, massages, facials and manicures
  • Disabled Access: Yes
  • Pets: Not accepted

When to go?

October to April are considered the best months in this part of Sri Lanka. Temperatures hover around 28C all year but heavy rains usually fall in May/June and September/October. Book well in advance if you want to visit during the busy Christmas period.

Author's tips

Take half a day to venture out of Galle and visit the Kataluwa Buddhist temple. Hidden in the jungle, it has some of the most interesting frescoes in Sri Lanka and you don’t have to share it with busloads of tourists.

Features include:

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Breakfast
  • Walk to restaurants (offsite)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Guest lounge
  • WIFI internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • In room treatments available
  • Disabled access
  • Airport Transfers
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. Owners Karl Steinberg and Chris Ong have added a boutique pool, a choice of yoga and beauty treatments and 11 [r:SL015:bedrooms and suites] which mix contemporary décor with quirky nods to the building's past. The hotel also draws crowds to its sociable café-restaurant, where new arrivals and local regulars mingle under high ceilings and grand archways. Karl flits easily between them, offering excellent Chinese-Thai [eating:SL015:cuisine] and friendly, first-name advice. If he's not too busy he'll even guide you around the fort next morning or prepare a cocktail after your sunset meander along the historic walls.

Book this hotelfrom 200USD