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Galle Fort Hotel

Galle, Sri Lanka

Location
Galle Fort Hotel is set in (you guessed it!) Galle's historic fort, a Unesco World Heritage site. It's about 3-4 hours from Colombo.

By Air
Colombo Bandaranaike (150km away) is the closest international airport. Click on the links below for a list of airlines serving it.

From the Airport
It takes about 3 hours by car from Colombo airport and Galle Fort Hotel can organise a transfer – see Rates. Alternatively you can make your way on the slow but scenic train from Colombo to Galle station for collection. If coming from Kandy allow a long day's drive.

Sri Lankan Airlines also operates an air taxi service to Koggala Lake near Galle, where staff can arrange a car to meet you.

Getting Around
It's easy to walk between places within Galle, however tuk-tuks can be hired for short trips and the hotel will arrange cars with drivers for longer excursions.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.

More on getting to Sri Lanka and getting around

Airports:

  • Colombo Bandaranaike International 150.0km CMB

Other:

  • beach: 5.0 km
  • shop: 0.1 km
  • restaurant: 0.3 km
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 [i!http://www.i-escape.com/hotel.php?section=eating&hotel_key=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

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