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Galle Fort Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 hotel reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't recommend this place enough! We had a fantastic 3 night stay. The rooms are incredible- huge and airy. The pool area gave us a beautiful place to relax. The hotel staff are welcoming and helpful, Oliver was great at helping us plan our journey after Galle. Couldnt have asked for a better place to start our trip!

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Narooma, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stopped here for 2 nights after a cycle tour and it was everything we needed. Relaxing and a private courtyard with pool. We paid extra for a loft suite and that was worth it as these are large and private. Menu is not extensive but the food they do offer is really well done. Even if you want to... More

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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here at the outrageous price of $320 Aussie per night thanks to an Easter surcharge. We had high expectations and were very disappointing. We had a pool side room, which is virtually a public room. People on a sun lounger at our front door, and people sitting at a table outside our only window. We felt... More

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Sydney, Australia
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50 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The hotel is lovely - old style and renovated to resemble old world charm. The hotel is inside Galle Fort, at night it is lovely to stroll the streets after the tour buses have left the city. There is also the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset. There are some lovely shops, great restaurants and eateries and nice bars. The... 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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