We stayed at Fort Printers during a February escape from the snowy English winter. The hotel is set in a great location, among local shops, banks, cafe's and restaurants within the old fort - a tranquil spot that doesn't allow a great deal of traffic, making it peaceful and intimate.
The hotel is styled very well with the right balance of modern and tradional. Sitting in the walled, courtyard dining area you get the feeling of being a guest at a superstar's second home.
Staff were always on hand and friendly, arranging tuk tuks to their sister hotel frangipani (guests can use the pool here - stunning), advising over upcoming travel in Sri Lanka, or turning down the room for the evening. Service around mealtimes was excellent and as was food, which was good value (£7-15 all dishes, including fresh seafood).
We stayed in a standard room which was more than adequate size wise and amenities.
All in all, a fantastic find (by my other half) and a great experience. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to peacefully unwind in an exclusive but unstuffy environment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “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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- Also Known As:
- The Fort Printers Hotel Galle
- Fort Printers Galle
- Hotel Fort Printers