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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 150 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Bangalore, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Fort Printers, with a few friends. My wife and me had seen this place on our last visit to Galle. And we had a memorable meal that time. But this time we decided to stay there . And it was nice . There is a main building which has some rooms and 2 annexes have been added... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking time to share your review. We are glad you have had a pleasant stay at our hotel. We will look into the areas you' have mentioned to improve on our service standards. I have also shared your comments with my team. We look forward to welcome you and your partner back at The Fort... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night with friends. Our two rooms shared a private lounge area where had drinks and nibbles on arrival. We ate in the restaurant later, which was really good. Great location to wander round Galle. Fascinating building, and very helpful staff.

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking time to share your experience and for this nice review about our hotel and staff. We are very glad if your stay was good as well as your culinary experience in our restaurant. We look forward to welcome you again to The Fort Printers, Best regards, Marion -- theprinters@sltnet.lk More

Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed twice in this chic and stylish hotel in Galle. The hotel is an old printing works, once converted to a school and now a boutique hotel. We felt like celebrities in the Headmasters Room - a huge suite with sleeping platform, sofa beds and lounge plus huge dressing room/lobby/bathroom, and our second stay in the Prefects Room by... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Good morning, It was a pleasure to host you for the second time and we hope you will come back again. Thank you for your nice feedback and for sharing your room tips. Indeed the Prefect's and the Headmaster's rooms are very spacious and charmy as they keep the authenticity of this old 18th century building. We look forward to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a top quality hotel. We stayed here sadly only one night. The surroundings are unique and quaint and most of all really clean. What really makes this hotel such a great place to stay is the staff. The waiter in the restaurant had excellent English. Both myself and my fiancée suffer from allergies. I am allergic to wheat... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your nice feedback, we are very grateful of your review about our restaurant staff and receptionists. Indeed we always try to do our best in order to satisfy all the requests of our guests so it was normal to help you for your allergies and your late flight. It was a pleasure to host you,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming hotel that is well appointed within the fort close to little shops, including a branch of the Barefoot handicraft shop. The decor is lovely and even the new modern rooms with clean lines and minimal decor is tastefully done. The grounds are well kept and there are enough different rooms/public spaces within the hotel that you... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Dear Phuong, We would like to thanking you for your nice review about the design of the hotel. Indeed we are localised in the middle of the Fort where it is easy to walk around and do some shopping after made a swim in the pool. We hope to welcome you again at The Fort Printers, Best regards, Marion -... More

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from Galle and were very pleased with our choice of Fort Printers. It is well situated in the fort and a short walk to the ramparts, restaurants, shops and sights. The fort is quiet in the evening and has a very nice atmosphere. We stayed in the new wing which has simple but tasteful rooms, high... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your review and your grade about our hotel. We are very proud to see that you appreciated the design of our bedrooms and indoor spaces. It was normal to help you for the air conditioner, you have to feel as best as possible during your stay in our hotel. We hope to welcome you again... More

Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Printers, a wonderful chance to stay in an 18th century mansion within the old walled fort city of Galle. We were lucky to have stayed in the Art Room, a huge, spacious room with lovely high beamed ceilings and wide wooden plank old teak floors. Lots of character. A very comfortable and large bed, extremely efficient air conditioning to... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Dear Peter and Sandra, We were very happy to welcome you during such a special event which is your wedding anniversary! We appreciate the great review, and we’re thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. It is a real pleasure for us to make your stay unforgettable. If you felt like at home it means that we managed our... More

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay here so much. The location was perfect and the room was very spacious and well equipped, the building was tastefully renovated and full of character. The manager Peter was so helpful and also allowed us a later check-out as we had a very long journey back to Australia the next day which made such a difference.... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Thank you very much for your nice feedback about our hotel, its amenities and our staff. We were pleased to offer you a late check-out, we always do our best to satisfy all the requests of our guests when we have the opportunity. I will forward your review to all the team who will be thrilled to read... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Headmaster's suite for two nights in July. The Hotel is extremely well run and the rooms are quiet and cool (a major bonus if you have just arrived from Europe!). The restaurant serves delicious food and the breakfasts are well worth lying in for. We found it useful to use the front desk for booking Tuk... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Dear Ben, We are very grateful about your nice comment, thank you very much. Nothing is more rewarding than a guest who enjoyed his stay at The Fort Printers and even at The Frangipani Tree. It was a pleasure to helping you to book a tuk tuk, it avoids misunderstandings and scams. Our Cookers are very happy to know that... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food and service. Helpful and friendly staff, and lovely relaxing vibe, especially in the courtyard with the pool (it's one of the few hotels with a pool in Galle Fort). Beautiful building with spacious rooms and super central - you can walk to shops, restaurants and along the ramparts of the fort. (Everything is walkable in Galle Fort, and... More

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Marion-AlObaidi, Guest Relations Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, We would like to thanking you for your nice review about our hotel and to highlight its qualities. Indeed the hotel is in the middle of Galle Fort which is perfect to walk around, to do some shopping. The courtyard area of the pool is also a good place to relax in a peacefull atmosphere. We hope to... More

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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*
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“Guests get the convenience of hotel services and the ambiance of a villa at Fort Printers… The eighteenth-century mansion turned printing facility now houses five stylish, antiques-filled suites—four linked via a second-story walkway, common in colonial buildings of the era; the fifth, poolside. The jackwood floors, copper-lined rain showers, and extra-long lap pool are generating a buzz among design-savvy visitors.” - Conde`Nast Traveler Hot List 2006 ... more   less 
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