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Galle Fort Hotel

Galle, Sri Lanka

Rooms

The 11 rooms and suites are arranged over 3 floors around the central courtyard. All but one face inwards, so don't expect views of Galle. The rooms are quiet, simple and spacious - elegantly furnished with just a few antique pieces.

Standard Garden Rooms open directly on to the poolside and garden area. Although smaller than other rooms, they're comfortable, cool and restful, with pretty, tiled lightwells, and make a good value option.

The Loft Suites are above these rooms and open onto a wide, shared balcony furnished with comfortable chaises longues. Each is spread over 2 floors, with a kingsize bed upstairs and a living room and small bathroom downstairs. The Porcelain Suite is the same size, but with vaulted ceilings and beautiful blue and white porcelain decorations.

The Cheng Ho Pavilion and the Library Suite are even more lavishly decorated and a tad larger. The Cheng Ho Pavilion has a carved Chinese opium bed, columns, intricate oriental furniture and a waterfall shower.

If you're travelling as a family or honeymooning in style, then splash out on the stunning Grande Appartement du Comte de Mauny, named after a disgraced aristocrat and former resident. It has 2 large double rooms, a spacious lounge, a large private balcony and - what the other rooms lack - a view of Galle, with its churches and mosques poking up among rows of sun-baked, terracotta-tiled roofs.

Lastly, more of a villa within the hotel, is the Mews Suite - a self-contained outhouse with a private courtyard. It has a kingsize bed for grown-ups and a mezzanine level with a large day bed for children.

How guests have rated the rooms:

Room:
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Features include:

  • Phone
  • WiFi Internet
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Extra Beds
  • Bathrobes
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.

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