I have nothing but praise for the Fort Printers Hotel with its very high standard of service, spacious and beautifully furnished rooms/bathrooms, and delicious cuisine. It was a pleasure to dine in the courtyard restaurant by the pool – for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu is not extensive but the quality and variety of food was exceptional. Unfortunately the pool is on the small side – not suitable for anything but a “dip” – but there is a reciprocal arrangement with “sister” hotel Frangipani Tree Resort in Thalpe (15 minutes drive) where you can relax in the tropical gardens and swim in the larger pool.
It was a joy to stay in this stylish hotel in the heart of Galle Fort in January 2013. Its lovely interior is so cool and calm – but step outside and you are immediately “hit” by the vibrant and colourful atmosphere of the Fort area. This hotel is certainly a great base from which to wander the streets and lanes of the Fort area – to explore both the historic aspects plus a great range of interesting shops, (many quite “up-market” and selling an array of high quality goods and souvenirs - unlike many other tourist destinations where it’s difficult to find anything other than “kitsch”). It’s also well worth the few minutes walk to the bustling main Galle township – especially to check out the fruit/vegetable, spice and fish markets. A day trip from Galle to a number of popular coastal beaches is easy by local bus or tuk tuk or by transport by the hotel.
- 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