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Galle Fort Hotel

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28 Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We very much enjoyed the Galle Fort Hotel. While not on the beach, it is great to be in the Fort for a few nights exploring the great shops and restaurants. In particular, the food at the hotel was scrumptious -- contemporary and flavourful. Highly recommend for a short stay in Galle Fort.

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Friuli
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old house, nice service. Our room was on the ground floor, my only real complaint is aobut the AC, which was making an unbearable noise. The room was clean and the bathrooom was newly renovated, with a very nice shower. After visiting Galle, I do think there are much better (and many more worse) options, though I don't know what... More 

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sima0502, Thank you for your feedback and comments and while it is pleasing to read that your garden room, bathroom and shower were all to your liking, it is disappointing to hear that the A/C was noisy. I would have taken immediate action to upgrade you to another room had this been brought to my attention at the time.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Galle Fort Hotel for two nights in early August 2015. The hotel is a very nice colonial period property which has been excellently restored in places and tastefully updated in others (such as the addition of a very nice and very refreshing pool in the centre courtyard). We chose one of the loft suites which was... More 

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Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch. It's a nice setting in a lovely old historic building although it needs a serious amount of TLC. We sat in the courtyard facing the pool and the housekeeping staff were continuousky passing us by with black bin liners and plastic bottles of disinfectant. When we finally placed our order, due to the lack of interest... More 

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mary B, May I begin by thanking you for visiting the Galle Fort Hotel and for sharing your lunch time experiences with us. Galle Fort Hotel, which began life as an 18th century Dutch villa is over 400 years old and its verandahs, courtyards, columns and arches, have all been carefully and thoughtfully restored to its original colonial grandeur.... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 4 and spent 4 nighty at this delightful hotel with a lot of history. Our kids are 10yrs old and 17 yrs old so we took the ACH Suite - which had a double bed on the upper level and one on the lower level, perfect for us. The Pool is great, so after a... More 

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Idleman, Thank you so much for your review and for highly recommending the Galle Fort Hotel. I am very pleased that as a family you enjoyed your stay in ACH, quite apart from sleeping in a 400 year old room but because you were connecting with a suite full of Chinese history. Admiral Cheng Ho came to Galle in... More 

Russell Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two nights here in a room next to the pool courtyard area. Hotel is truly lovely in the colonial style, and in a great central location, easy to walk to fort walls and all the shops inside the fort. Meals were great and staff were lovely. It did seem that some meals took a while to come. Our... More 

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clubglenn, Management has read your review and is taking note of your valid and very much appreciated candid comments and thoughts about your stay at the Galle Fort Hotel. It matters not that your concerns are small but it matters greatly that we can address them and improve our services and product to future guests. I can appreciate your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one of the rooms in the old (400 year old) part of the hotel and our entire bathroom was outside - toilet, shower, sink...We had 2 beds on separate floors (the ceilings were very high, so they had a very comfortable mezzanine) and the ground floor bed was an antique Chinese box bed. So lots of character! We... More 

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NYCwanderlust, Your description of the ACH suite you stayed in is most welcome and describes the room to a tee. Admiral Cheng Ho was just as famous to the Chinese as Christopher Columbus was to the Italians. Both men were explores, navigators, diplomats and colonisers and both men lay claim to discovering that the world was round. Thank you... More 

Market Harborough
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming historic building in the old town, inside the Fort, and now a colonial style small hotel. We didn't stay there but had lunch and dinner there on its charming terrace. The service, although a little slow was friendly and attentive, and the food and its presentation excellent. It is for all this also very economical and a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An ideal place to stop and unwind for 2 nights after first arriving in Sri Lanka. Well located in the centre of Galle fort and lovely colonial style ambience. In addition, the courtyard provides a stunning setting for evening meals. The Sri Lankan curry was excellent and remarkably good value (I ordered it both nights!). Service was excellent in general,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While spending a day in Galle, we thought of exploring the classic bar/veranda at the Galle Fort Hotel. On our friend's recommendation a few of us went for the Singapore Sling while I settled for a safe Bailey's on ice. Now, the alcohol certainly was a great end to a long day of exploring, but nothing goes better with some... More 

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Charmaine A Your account of exploring our Café – Bar at the Galle Fort Hotel is most descriptive and I must thank you for relaying your comments and experiences, all of which are most welcome. It is a great place to meet people, catch up with other travelers or friends or simply watch the world go by while residents... More 

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