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The Fort Printers

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   39 Pedlar St | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #20 of 175 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in Galle for two nights towards the end of an 18 day trip to Sri Lanka on February 2015. How lucky were we to stay at the fabulously peaceful Fort Printers! From the moment we arrived, on a particularly hot day (for us at least!), we were made very welcome by the hotel manager and his staff. After... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our favourite hotel on a recent tour of Sri Lanka organised by Trailfinders. A great location in the fort area. The hotel had a real old colonial atmosphere and had been very sensitively converted. Sadly we only stayed one night. We arrived in time for a late lunch from the eclectic menu and decided to have dinner at... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful property made all the more special by the staff who were excellent and looked after us very well. We stayed in the new wing church rooms which were very comfortable and spacious enough for a cot for our 18 month old as well as a single mattress for our 3 year old. There is a separate kitchen area shared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Galle Fort Hotel but wandered 30m to the Fort Printers for dinner. It was great choice. It had been recommended by a friend in Melbourne and turned out to be a winner. The courtyard where we ate was pleasant; the food was great and the service was attentive and competent. To top it off, one entree,... More 

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an exceptional address in Galle !!! The Fort Printers is a unique place in Galle which offers you an unforgettable stay in this part of Sri Lanka. The hotel has a very interesting history and the atmosphere of that place is unique. You feel travelling time ! The rooms (Geography and History) are perfect, sublime, very well decorated and... More 

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. The ambiance was great and we wished we had eaten dinner there but our travel agents deal included a "special Meal" elsewhere. The menu looked great. The room was very large and comfortable. The most impressive thing was that when my wife need medication for an eye infection, the manager sent someone into the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night here as part of a two week tour of Sri Lanka and were so pleased we did. The strict local building regulations mean that there has been no structural change to this lovely building since the Dutch built it in the late 18th century. Great interior design however has transformed it into a wonderfully tasteful boutique... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice two night stay in this lovely hotel centrally situated within the fort. The staff are warm and friendly and very attentive. The design of the hotel is modern and warm consistent with the aesthetic of Sri Lankan design. The food is great - both at breakfast and dinner if you chose to dine there. I stayed in... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How wonderful it is to go exploring for a day and return to a quiet and welcoming hotel that makes it feel like you have come home. Breakfast was simple but wonderful. Staff are committed to service. It is clear that the management of this hotel have instilled a culture of caring for their guests. Highly recommend it and Galle... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brief stay at the hotel during our recent visit to Galle. The overall impression of the hotel was excellent, particularly due to the attentive staff. The hotel is centrally located in the fort, across the road from Barefoot, with easy access to the rampart and colonial buildings. The Fort Printers is a great place to stay.

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Address: 39 Pedlar St | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fort Printers 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Fort Printers Galle
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