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Galle Fort Hotel

Galle, Sri Lanka


Arranged over 3 floors around the central courtyard, all but one of the rooms and suites face inwards. You won't get views of Galle, but you will get a quiet, simple and spacious retreat - 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 Admiral Cheng Ho Suite and the Library Suite are even more lavishly decorated and a tad larger. The former 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 Grand Apartment. 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.

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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. 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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