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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 #24 of 148 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
PatandBram Monmouth, United Kingdom
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    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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Monmouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a lovely hotel, really well preserved and renovated in keeping with the original style and feel of the building and its use. We were uograded and had the Head Masters room which was MASSIVE! this room overlooked the pool area which was also lovely. Our bathroom was situated directly above the Kitchen which made it extremely hot, and as... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 6 old friends and we stayed here on the last 2 nights of a 2-week holiday. We had 3 rooms in the Headmasters area, with a central courtyard which was private and quiet. The pool area is quite magical, the food is amazing, the decor is minimalist and stylish. The rooms are spacious and very... More

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

Dear Elaine, All the staff would like to thanking you for this very nice comment and for the lovely thoughts about the design of the rooms. Indeed the Church Side and the Pedlar Wing of the hotel are perfect to host a group of people because it is more intimate. So good to hear that you enjoyed all services and... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed few days in Galle and every time I would enter into the hall of Printers hotel I will be welcomed by warm smile of Peter and Tiyana and it would fill like coming to friends home.They helped me with various tourist info and even took a time to sort out my computer.Service was also very smooth and fast... More

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

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for your comment, our team is really grateful because they always try to do their best in order to make you feel at home. Petar & Tijana, our managers, are very focus on the well-being of each guests and it is a success if you are happy . We look forward to welcoming you... More

Ballarat, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spent one night at the Fort Printers on our way to Colombo, but really enjoyed it. It was wonderful to see the thoughtful way modern comforts have been incorporated into the old building, so that the integrity of the original is maintained. Our room was Geography, and our only criticism was the platform beds, though stylish, were a... More

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

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for taking time to write this review. Indeed our hotel localized in the center of Galle Fort, is a 18th century mansion restored in a modern way in order to keep the charm of the building but also offer comfortables rooms for our guests. It is a real pleasure for our team to see... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Printers was the first and best hotel that we stayed at whist on holiday in Sri Lanka. It is an exquisite, historical building in an excellent location. The room was spacious with a comfortable king sized bed, large sitting area and bathroom. The staff were professional, friendly, engaging and very helpful. Their relaxed manner made you feel at home.... More

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

Dear Robyn and Colin, It is such a pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience at The Fort Printers. It is a great motivator for our team to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It is our goal to make you feel at home. Thank you also for your recommendation of us. All the team... More

Sunshine Coast
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large clean rooms, excellent food and attentive service. We couldn't get the hot water to work the first morning and staff came running from everywhere to sort it out. Loved the four poster beds with the mosquito nets. Comfy bed and pillows. Excellent air conditioning. Restaurant high quality. The lovely Serbian couple who run the hotel are a real asset.... More

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

Good Morning, It is so satisfying for all the team to know that your stay at The Fort Printers has been enjoyable. Thank you for your kind thoughts and comments and for taking time to share your experience with other travelers. We look forward to see you again at The Fort Printers. We wish you the best, Sincerely, Marion More

Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Where to start - this is an amazing boutique hotel in the fort. On arrival, Peter was so welcoming and we were shown 2 rooms and they were both huge and so beautiful. We chose one in the newer wing and were so happy. There a sitting areas where you can read the coffee books or log into the wifi.... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was our last hotel of the tour and a place to chill out and relax after the frenetic pace of traveling throughout the country. From our welcome by the manager (Peter) what a gentleman, so friendly and helpful not only on our checking in but throughout our stay. We were shown to a new room across the road in... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Beautiful boutique hotel in Galle fort. Rooms are very stylish and spacious. The small pool is a great place to spend a few hours after sightseeing. Breakfast is delicious. Service could be a bit quicker at times, but staff are friendly.

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Sciez, France
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This hotel is a jewel from every point of view. Boutique hotel with only 13 rooms (3 new ones) the rooms are large, spacious, airy and beautifully decorated. Enormous bathroom with shower, bath and space to swing an elephant. The hotel is in the old part of the town surrounded by pleasant walking up onto the ramparts and through the... 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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