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The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort

27,Church Street , Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 71 hotels in Galle
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In the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onward. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Car hire
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Outdoor dining area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Whirlpool bathtub
Hair dryer
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Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Hindi
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Carol M wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at the hotel although this was curtailed by the Corona virus crisis. The hotel stayed open to help guests from other nearby accommodation which could not offer meals to their residents. The staff were unendingly helpful in allowing us full use of all the facilities and helped us to resolve our travel problems due to the shutdown of the area and subsequent curfew.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Derek wrote a review Mar 2020
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out of the 7 hotels that we stayed in this was voted by 4 out of 5 of our party as the best! Although there was no pool and the hotel is small, we enjoyed the more personal atmosphere, which we found really lacking in the bigger, plusher hotels. My personal complaint about it was the malarial bathroom, and the fact that this was the only hotel where I was bitten by mosquitoes- so badly that I awoke a few times, once in actual pain. However, the location is great, and the fort area is an enjoyable experience, even though it is aimed at fleecing the tourist. The hotel has character, and we found the staff to be really friendly and helpful. The food was good, although we struggled to eat the large portions. The breakfast was far too much for us, but we managed to all cram in a few
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Date of stay: February 2020
SJE78 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom22 contributions19 helpful votes
I visited Galle as part of a group trip to Sri Lanka and we stayed at the Heritage hotel. It is stunning and with a Portuguese influence in terms of style and decor. Very classy and comfortable. The staff are attentive and very kind, they made us feel welcome. The food is also delicious, especially their local breakfast. A must!
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Date of stay: March 2020
15Jayjay60 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom61 contributions23 helpful votes
21 days in Sri Lanka, 7 hotels and this was the BEST with a lovely room! We had a very late departure time for the airport and the manager very kindly arranged a room for us where we could shower and change at the end of the last day - Lovely staff - nothing was too much trouble. Fabulous breakfast with good coffee (can't understand previous views that say the breakfast is meagre .... I could not finish mine ....!) Such a good position in Galle Fort - could walk everywhere. Sadly n room for a swimming pool but that did not detract from our stay. Check out the gift shop - the hotel is owned by a supermarket in Galle and the prices are so good compared to the tourist shops. Had dinner (fabulous curry) on our last night and as they are not licenced we were allowed to provide our
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Sidath Ranasinghe, General Manager at The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Dear Joanna, Many thanks for your complimentary feedback about our hotel on TripAdvisor. The team and I are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your recent stay at The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort and that you were satisfied with the services and facilities provided. I hope to have the opportunity to be your host again also during your next visit to the destination and assure you already in advance of our best care and attention to your comfort. Thanking you for your continued patronage, I remain, With kind regards and best wishes. Sidath Ranasinghe Resident Manager
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Gayan P wrote a review Feb 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka1,108 contributions251 helpful votes
The Heritage Hotel is a brand new hotel in a very old Dutch fort where almost all the other hotels are re-adapted original buildings with a lot of history, rustic damp walls, character and old world charm. But if you don't care for all that or you are scared of old buildings and their ghosts, this is the perfect hotel for you in the Galle fort. It's also very peaceful and quiet, a haven to return to after strolling the busy alleys and cafes of the Fort.The architecture is a hybrid between sri Lankan beach hotel architecture and architecture from the British period. There is absolutely nothing Dutch about it. The entire hotel is nice and clean as it is still very new and with well maintained green spaces. It's centrally located with safe parking on the property but with
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Sidath Ranasinghe, General Manager at The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Dear Gayan, Thank you very much indeed to have shared your positive comment. I am very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for your kind recommendation of our facilities and services on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort. With Best Regards, Sidath Ranasinghe Resident Manager
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$129 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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