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Galle Fort Hotel

28 Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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#14 of 81 hotels in Galle
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Winner of the 2007 Unesco Award of Distinction for heritage conservation. A charming, friendly, award-winning and affordable heritage boutique hotel in the heart of the Galle Fort world heritage site and a perfect base for the best beaches, tea plantations, temples, rain forests and cultural attractions in southern Sri Lanka. Famous for its Asian fusion food made from fresh local seafood and market produce.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala
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Mr BlueRL wrote a review Apr 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom245 contributions89 helpful votes
We stopped here for a cocktail and beer while wandering the streets of the incredible Galle. Sipping drinks on the wooden veranda in 30-degree heat just felt right. The hotel is a colonial beauty and its hard not to imagine yourself in some kind of Agatha Christie film while you sit and drink here. Next time we visit Galle, we will definitely stay here. Very stylish.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Tim UK wrote a review Mar 2020
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
A wonderful place to stay, we had a large loft suite which was perfect. The food was very good and we were looked after very well. A gin on the terrace is a must. The courtyard has a lovely pool...a very easy place to relax.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Terry D wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom231 contributions131 helpful votes
A very nice hotel with tremendous style, you really feel that you’re getting a true Galle experience. Rooms were very good as were the breakfasts. Not sure what I thought of sharing the pool with water monitors! Interesting!
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Orry L wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom339 contributions140 helpful votes
We spent two nights here. The place is very well situated in the old part of the fortress area. The service is impeccable and the staff just could not be more friendly or helpful. The room which was on the garden beside the pool was comfortable but the configuration was not great as this is a converted old dutch colonial building. The food was top class and beautifully presented and served. I will have no problems staying here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from chamaradedduwage, Assistant Manager at Galle Fort Hotel
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear Orry L, Thank you so much for reviewing the hotel and I am pleased you enjoyed staying with us in one of our garden rooms by the pool. They are located in a quiet and tranquil area of the courtyard and the pool is a great way to escape the heat. Indulging in tasty Sri Lankan and western food is an essential part of our guest experience. And I'm highly impressed that our staff was looked after you very well during your stay and service and the attentiveness of the staff is the most outstanding fact in the Galle Fort Hotel. There is no better time to explore Galle Fort and enjoy its mixture of culture and architectural styles, explore old buildings and experience its fascinating colonial history. We look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay on your next visit. Regards, Chamara Dedduwage
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John C wrote a review Feb 2020
East Molesey, United Kingdom238 contributions112 helpful votes
Beautifully restored, old Colonial property - very conveniently located. We were put in a beautiful room adjacent to the pool. Unfortunately other guests in the room above were breaking the rules & smoking in their room, the odour leaking through to ours. So for our second night, the sympathetic & apologetic Management upgraded us to “Porcelanosa”, an even grander room. Very comfortable bed & super shower. Nice free snacks (nut crunch & biscuits) provided FOC on coffee tray. In the morning, it was a treat to be served one’s breakfast at the table rather than having to go to a buffet to collect oneself. The only slight disappointment was our restaurant meal in the evening. A very small red snapper, with few vegetables on the side. At a good restaurant one would have expected the waiter at the table to have the skills to take the meat off the bones for one, but our chap declined to undertake this. Don’t blame him - there was more bone than meat! Also there was little choice of wine & it was of poor quality, although not cheap. Nice barman let me taste several! So our recommendation is to stay here, enjoy the bed & breakfast and wonderful attention from the staff, but to eat elsewhere (? At the Bungalow - 10 mins walk)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from chamaradedduwage, Assistant Manager at Galle Fort Hotel
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Dear johncD7128GH, Thank you so much for writing to us and sharing your comments and thoughts about the hotel.So glad you enjoyed your Porcilane suit. It is popular because it is full of character and overlooks our colonnaded pool courtyard. At the same time, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the room snacks, and those are homemade sweets for our valuable guests. It is most generous of you to comment about our food and especially about the red snapper and the wine menu and We will take your points very seriously and we will be looking for new options to make changes of what you mentioned. We are pleased you had such a relaxing time with us. Kind Regards, Chamara Dedduwage
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$306 - $495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galle Fort Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Galle Fort Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (0.2 miles), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.1 miles), and Galle Fort (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Galle Fort Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Galle Fort Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Galle Fort Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galle Fort Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isle Of Gelato, The Bungalow’s Restaurant, and Galley52.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Galle Fort Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Galle Fort Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Galle Fort Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Galle Fort Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Galle.
Are any cleaning services offered at Galle Fort Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Galle Fort Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Galle Fort Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.1 miles), Galle Fort (0.2 miles), and Meera Mosque (0.2 miles).