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The Bartizan Galle Fort

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77 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 80 hotels in Galle
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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
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Wifi
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Bidet
Room service
Safe
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
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Centrally Located
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala
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Thanushi wrote a review Mar 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka8 contributions
Loved our stay at the hotel. Staff was extremely friendly and kind. The views from this hotel were amazing. The property is clean, minimalist and has the most breathtaking views of the Galle fort and sea.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded Mar 4, 2021
Dear madam Thanushi, Thanks for the kind comments indeed. It was an absolute pleasure privilege and joy to be of service and we are looking forward to seeing you return to the hotel Bartizan in the Galle Dutch fort. Thanks and sincerely, Andrew (GM)
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Draupadie W wrote a review Feb 2021
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka111 contributions14 helpful votes
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We made a quick trip to Galle over the past week and so happy we picked The Bartizan for our stay. The property is (true to its name) an old watch tower, restored beautifully into a clean, minimalist hotel. The restoration has been done so beautifully, and shows that the design has kept its historic integrity during the renovations. Each room has its own character, we got the North Tower , with the small terrace deeming it more private and the most breathtaking view of the Galle fort and the sea. Our room wasn't the biggest but did plenty for our requirement. Fully Airconditioned with telephone access to the front desk. The room was also equipped well with the amenities such as a hair dryer, hot water , there was no TV but access to WiFi if we needed it. The property is situated at the corner of Pedlers street and Rampart facing the ocean so it's a very central location to explore the Fort, with ample access to other restaurants and cafes . They also offer a spectacular breakfast which we did enjoy. Our stay was all this and more mostly due to the service, and the obliging staff. The General Manager, Andrew, was friendly, accomodating , and ensured that we were comfortable and got the complete Galle Fort experience. He, together with his staff (including the security uncle) made all the difference in making the stay that much pleasant , with his hospitality. Thank you, all the best and We will be back :)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 4, 2021
Dear madam Draupadie, Thank you so very much indeed for the kind compliments and detailed description of the hotel, room, service and surrounding fort. It was a huge pleasure to have you stay with us at the hotel Bartizan and we hope to see you return to stay with us very soon, Thank and sincerely, Andrew (GM)
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Bilal Yusuf wrote a review Oct 2020
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My wife and I enjoyed the service and food at the hotel. Hotel was nice and clean. The hotel manager Andrew was very hospitable and even organized a free tour for us around Galle Fort. Fantastic experience !
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Bartizan Hotel, General Manager at The Bartizan Galle Fort
Responded Oct 27, 2020
Dear Mr and Mrs Yusuf, Thank you very much indeed for the kind review of the hotel staff and facilities. The Dutch fort is a treasure trove of history and an architectural visual bonanza which if possible, should not be missed. We hope to see you return to stay with us at the hotel Bartizan the next you visit Galle and the Dutch fort, Sincerely, Andrew (GM)
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Anjula Munasinghe wrote a review Oct 2020
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Had the most amazing holiday experience at the Bartizan. The property strikes just the right balance between old world charm and modern conveniences. The family suite which we stayed in was large and spacious with and amazingly comfortable king size bed. The two little alcoves where the kids beds were positioned, was a cute addition to the room. The ambiance in the courtyard in the evenings is truly magical, while the Sunday morning breakfast was heavenly. Thank you to Andrew and his team for making our "Galle Fort Experience" a truly memorable one.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Old world charm combined with modern luxury
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Responded Oct 9, 2020
Dear madam Anjula and family, Thank you very much for the kind comments indeed and we are so happy you decided to stay with us. It was a pleasure and a privilege and we hope to see you return to stay with us at the hotel Bartizan the next visit the Dutch fort in Galle, Andrew (GM)
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Sanjaya wrote a review Oct 2020
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Perfectly located in Galle Fort with ancient architecture and modern facilities. We had a great experience in the ""Deluxe Balcony Room With the See View". Given Service, breakfast and the facilities are excellent. Manager and the staff is very friendly and their hospitality is memorable. Nice place to be relaxed and enjoy the visit. Highly recommend for anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Best Room is the Deluxe Balcony Room With the See View
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Responded Oct 9, 2020
Dear Mr Sanjay, Thank you veery much indeed for the lovely comments. They are much appreciated. We look forward to you returning to stay with us at the hotel Bartizan the next you visit the Dutch fort in Galle, Sincerely, Andrew (GM)
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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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), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (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 a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bungalow’s Restaurant, Isle Of Gelato, and Cannon Galle Fort.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bartizan Galle Fort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bartizan Galle Fort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.1 miles), Galle Fort (0.3 miles), and Meera Mosque (0.2 miles).