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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Galle Fort Hotel
Ranked #10 of 40 hotels in Galle
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely loved this Hotel with the staff making the stay so enjoyable .The setting as you walked into the hotel was off a movie set and rooms were large in size and our room the Admiral suite with its wonderful history amazing Food and drinks service could not have been better abd to cap it all off the Management and... More

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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our three week tour if Sri Lanka and what a little gem this place is! We stayed in the library suite which is such a comfortable room! Food here said to be some of the finest in the area and lived up to its reputation. Staff here just wonderful. Cannot praise... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After two weeks of touring Sri Lanka this was our final stop to recharge our batteries and what better place to do so. The atmosphere of the hotel was very relaxing, the staff very helpful and the room amazing. We stayed in the Admiral Cheng Ho Suite as there were three of us and my son was very happy to... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for two nights at the Galle Fort Hotel as part of our honeymoon tour around Sri Lanka. Sadly it was right at the end of our three week trip as the next stop on the itinerary was Colombo, heading back to Blighty. Having stayed at a number of luxury boutique hotels during our time in... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really nice little gem in the Galle Fort. Very central to walking to the coast and to see the Fort. We had a lovely room - overlooking the small pool at the rear of the building. The room itself was big and airy with air-con. The shower and toilet at the back of the room were really... More

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krishniiresha01, Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your feedback .. Oliver is actually the owner representative of the hotel and we at the GFH want to ensure our guests are given the best service possible from check in to check out. More

Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a lovely stay here due to a fantastic gentleman called Oliver, whom I believe may be the manager or tour guide manager for the hotel. He had such a warm and hospitable way about him, it almost made me forget that we were paying $400 a nights US for a room that was sadly lacking. The room was a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have been hiding here one Sunday from the heat and it was a great time. Very comfortable place, pleasant atmosphere, great service, amazing food and drinks. Simply been happy there! Next time got to try the accommodation also :)

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I splurged and paid for a night here as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday. The hotel staff were very kind to accommodate 1 night stay when they usually require 2 night minimum. We paid for a basic room and were very happy with the 2 floor loft layout. We received fancy drinks upon arrival and enjoyed that the hotel... More

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Perth, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I were disappointed in the Galle Fort Hotel. We had been looking forward to our stay but after 1 night had to book out and book in elsewhere. We found the room (Porcelain Suite) dirty and dark. The mosquito netting over the bed had not been cleaned and the curtains were also quite grubby. The room did... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Our three day/night stay in Galle was exceptional as a result of the sincere hospitality and customer service bestowed upon us at the GFH. From the moment of arrival, through to departure, we felt like royalty and the team could not do enough for us. Our apartment (No. 2) was magnificent, cocktails on the colonial veranda unique, and tea on... More

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Address: 28 Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Galle Fort Hotel 4*

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Winner of the 2007 Unesco Award of Distinction for heritage conservation. A charming, friendly, award-winning and affordable heritage boutique hotel in the heart of the Galle Fort world heritage site and a perfect base for the best beaches, tea plantations, temples, rain forests and cultural attractions in southern Sri Lanka. Famous for its Asian fusion food made from fresh local seafood and market produce. ... more   less 
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