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The Bartizan Galle Fort

77 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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The Bartizan is a colonial boutique hotel located in the world heritage site of Galle Fort, Sri Lanka. The building was an old Dutch structure which has now been carefully renovated to a modern, stylish hotel while keeping the original architectural elements intact. It is uniquely situated across the street from the fort walls and right in the heart of local shops and restaurants located on Pedlar Street. It has a variety of room sizes from spacious rooms with private balconies and ocean views to intimate courtyard rooms and unique tower rooms. All rooms boast modern furniture and fixtures and luxurious bathrooms with complimentary bath amenities. All guests enjoy a cool welcome drink upon arrival and daily breakfast. Complimentary hi speed fiber optic wifi is available throughout the property and rooms come with complimentary water and daily housekeeping. The property has one of the top-rated locations in Galle where guests can enjoy ocean and fort views right from the hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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The hotel is beautifully restored and in a great location. Our room was spacious with excellent amenities. We were the only guests at the hotel and enjoyed using the terrace next to our room, with fabulous sunsets and views of the ocean. We had our breakfast served on our private balcony. Complimentary afternoon tea & mini bar were nice touches too. We booked a room with a balcony as enjoy smoking, but in the guest book we were advised smoking was not allowed on balconies which seemed odd. There were several other potential fines listed in the guest book too, which we felt were a little out of character with typical Sri Lankan hospitality and very American influenced. Views from part of our balcony were amazing but ruined by a large black water tank and concrete wall built by the property in front of the Bartizan.
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The highlight of this visit was the genuine Sri Lankan hospitality and personlised welcome and service from the General Manager cascading down to all staff. Our visit was over Christmas for one night and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything matched the enchanting ambience of this luxury B&B hotel from the refreshing welcome drink of king coconut and lime to the thoughtfully prepared breakfast fit for a king. The cobbled terrace lit up with fairy lights, the wonderful sunset view from the rooftop with its quaint architecture of the 'Bartizan' all added to the charm and gave out excellent vibes. Its central location betwéen Rampart and Pedlars street gives easy access to the Galle Fort lighthouse, the ramparts and quaint shops, art galleries, spas and restaurants along Church street. We have already recommended it to all our friends and family back home and hope to visit soon.
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Response from The_Bartizan, General Manager at The Bartizan Galle Fort
Responded Jan 14, 2019
Dear PATNG1, Thank you very much for the awesome review. The staff are delighted. We work so very very hard to make each and every one of our guests happy and satisfied and in makes us ecstatic to read a review like this one indeed. We look forward to seeing you in the Galle Fort and at the Bartizan very soon and please consider yourself at home and with family, Sincerely, Andrew
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From arrival in Colombo airport where the hotel had arranged for a friendly informative taxi to collect us, to a room upgrade , to cooked breakfast on the Victorian style balcony with panoramic sea views , staff could not have been more solicitous. They even arranged a delicious chocolate birthday cake when they heard of the occasion! The building is wonderful, colonial, sensitively renovated with five star en suites and excellent quiet air conditioning. The location is perfect, around the corner from a colonial street full of little restaurants and craft shops, across a very quiet road where Tuc-Tucs awaited to trundle us off to the stunning beaches, and a stairway down from the ramparts led to a tiny sheltered coral beach ideal for a swim before breakfast! We all hope we are lucky enough to make a return visit some day.
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Response from The B, General Manager at The Bartizan Galle Fort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear madam Valerie and beautiful family, Thank you very much indeed for the kind review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and your wonderful family stay with us and we hope that you return to stay with us at the hotel Bartizan the next you are back in the Dutch fort. All the staff send their best wishes and blessings, Sincerely, Andrew (GM)
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We stayed one night at the Bartizan in a tower room. It’s a beautiful historic building which has undergone a cool modernisation. The rooms are quirky and comfortable, and the central courtyard is enchanting. Breakfast was outstanding (we chose the two Sri Lankan options), and was served on our own terrace overlooking the Fort walls and the sea. Staff could not be more friendly or helpful. I would absolutely recommend this place in every way.
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Response from The B, General Manager at The Bartizan Galle Fort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Tamsinr2014, Thank you for the kind review. The North tower room with balcony has exceptional views and together with the sunset can be a very wonderful experience. We hope to see you back and staying with us at the Bartizan the next you visit the Ditch fort in Galle, Sincerely, Andrew (GM)
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We (three girls with a small baby) had a great stay at bartizan galle fort two weeks back.. Mr. Andrew the manager was soo welcoming.. he did everything possible to make ourselves comfortable at our shortstay..our room was ready with additionally requested baby cot at the time that we arrived.. and we enjoyed the soothing chilled welcome drinks served at the lobby after the long ride from colombo.. It's a small boutique hotel right in front of the galle fort with super stunning sunset views.. right from our room balcony. We stayed at the suit .. which was soo spacious and the baby had plenty of room to play around inside the room.. The rooms were extremely clean . so as the bathrooms+ super comfy bed They served complementary tea/coffee after 3pm with a delicious piece of cake.. . 😘 we had our dinner outside at the famous paddlers inn cafe which was just two minutes walking distance from the hotel.. We woke up in the morning to an amazing sunrise view and to a mouthwatering breakfast prepared by the hotel.. it was soo filling and the banana pancakes were soo yummy..best i've ever had.. we had to go for a walk around the galle fort to make ourselves comfortable after the heavy breakfast 🤭🤭😂 Andrew offered us a late check out as well.. but we were in a hurry to go back.. We had a superb stay.. loved it.. ❤ we will be back.
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Response from The B, General Manager at The Bartizan Galle Fort
Responded Oct 28, 2019
Dear Ms Thanoshig, You have made my day indeed. Thank you so very much. Everyone here at the hotel sends their heartfelt appreciation for your kind words and most wonderful review of our facilities, location and breakfast. We absolutely look forward to you returning to stay with us, and please feel as family, as that is what you are to us, at the Hotel Bartizan in the Galle Dutch fort, Sincerely, Andrew
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$120 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bartizan Galle Fort
Which popular attractions are close to The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (0.2 miles), Cara Jewellers (0.1 miles), and Galle Fort (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isle Of Gelato, The Bungalow Galle Fort, and Cafe 82.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does The Bartizan Galle Fort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Bartizan Galle Fort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Bartizan Galle Fort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Galle.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.3 miles), Galle Fort (0.3 miles), and Meera Mosque (0.2 miles).