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Galle Fort Hotel

Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle Fort Hotel is set in (you guessed it!) Galle's historic fort, a Unesco World Heritage site. It's about 2 hours from Colombo.

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

From the Airport
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

More on getting to Sri Lanka and getting around


  • Colombo Bandaranaike International 150.0km CMB


  • 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 [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