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Galle Fort Hotel

Galle, Sri Lanka

Press Reviews

The Times
"This hideaway has a calm that attracts writers - including Paul Theroux and Alexander McCall Smith. The interiors have an elegant traditional look, with four-posters draped with white chiffon."

The Independent
"...the Galle Fort Hotel is a cool conversion of a 17th-century Dutch merchant's house with a laid-back vibe. It's the sort of place that means to detain you - and nearly made me miss a plane."

Guest Ratings


Guest Reviews

Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.

  • “Loved our time at Galle Fort. After a morning spent exploring Galle we generally returned to the hotel to spend time enjoying the beautiful pool, and later those great Galle Fort signature cocktails. Breakfast also very good.”
    , Australia (25.04.14)

  • “We stayed in the Admiral suite which was perfect for us. Two adults on bottom floor and the kids (10 and 12) on the balcony. Great to be close to the pool. The room was lovely, shabby chic. However, the floor of the upstairs bedroom was just (beautiful old) timber and the person staying upstairs kept odd hours and walked around in shoes a lot and played his music in the small hours, we had fairly broken nights. The breakfasts were to die for. Try the kurd. Oliver, the manager, was very helpful on arrival. It is pricey here, but beautiful.”
    , Singapore (11.04.14)

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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