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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here due to the historical hotel. The bar was quite quiet but the bar staff were friendly and the cocktails were delicious. The only downside was the bar was closing early that night due to a staff party otherwise we would have stayed a bit longer. Lovely place to visit though.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very beautiful hotel, with a well informed and polite manager. Great shelter from the hustle and bustle of the fort. Beautifully decorated and with great food and drinks. The room smelt a bit strange, emanating from the bathroom. A member of staff at the hotel spoke to my girlfriend when she was out of the room, asking for her...

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Colombo
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This 450yr old property is very peaceful & quiet as soon as you step into it from the hustle & bustle of the main street inside the Galle Fort. They have a lovely varanda from which you can read a book or watch the world go by. The food was EXCELLENT! Try the Prawn Curry, Bunny Chow! The rooms were...

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Lymington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed 2 nights. Galle is lovely: friendly, lots to do and see. The hotel is friendly, the scrambled egg and smoked salmon for breakfast to die for. They serve the best coffee i have had in Sri Lanka. Dinner was good and we ate on the balcony overlooking the courtyard which is lovely and peaceful. The swimming pool is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location was perfect and the building has a rich history, in the central part of the Galle Fort and all the shops and sites were walkable. The rooms are nice and quite spacious, however the bathroom is open onto some of the rooms. The service and food were okay but considering the price could have been a lot better...

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Hove, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A friend and I stayed here two nights. It's an historic building that has been excellently renovated. In front are the restaurant and bar, opening up to a green courtyard, a swimming pool, and the rooms. We had a garden room on ground level. It was spacious. The four-poster bed (with typical mosquito netting) was very comfortable. We had a...

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is slightly pretentious and seems to be content to let the stunningly renovated Dutch era building do most of the work. We stayed in the twin apartments linked by a lavish sitting room and furnished with period furniture. On the surface this presented as extreme luxury. But some little details slipped. The shower recess didn't properly drain and...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear zlejins, Thank you very much for your post and while you accurately mention the building has been stunningly renovated/restored there is nothing pretentious about it otherwise. You stayed in the beautiful Grand Apartment which occupies the entire top floor of the old wing and is a regency floor with English Georgian architectural influences. Covering an area of 2,500 square...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was our first stop in Sri Lanka. no doubt the hotel is absolutely breathtaking. a wonderful historic hotel, well you can see the pictures, it is very, very nice. a few points to note and why i have given only an 'average' rating: the food is very price and so are the drinks. the service is rather slow. also,...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra B, Many thanks for your lengthy review. I am very pleased you were in no doubt about the hotel‘s breathtaking and beautiful historic setting. The pictures are indeed very nice and behind them people and a lifestyle of an era a long time ago. I have noted some of your points for consideration and will look at ways...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were warmly welcomed to the hotel by the staff and David the manager, who gave us a brief tour and the history of the hotel. We loved hearing about the history and were lucky enough to have a sneak peak at the furniture and rooms in the grand apartment on the top floor. Loved the architecture, furniture and beautiful...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Annabel S, It was an absolute pleasure having you all stay with us and I am so glad that I was able to show you the regency top floor Grand Apartment suite. Welcoming and connecting you to the historical and restoration works of this 17th century building sets the tone and charm staying here. In 2007 the Galle Fort...

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having had to make a last minute change to our travel plans I booked us all into 2 loft suites at this charming historic hotel. From the moment we stepped in we felt transported to a time long gone. David the general manager gave us an interesting story on the property's history which gave a greater sense of appreciation for...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Snuffy31, Thank you so much for your review and it is wonderful to know that you felt a sense of appreciation or perhaps a historical connection with the hotel while you were here. The complimentary Sri Lankan sweets/ bites in the rooms are a recent initiative so thank you for mentioning that! Many guests comment on the comfort of...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Food & drink at the hotel
Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant
Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant
Cuisines: Sri Lankan, European, Asian, Fusion, Wine Bar
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galle Fort Hotel

Address: 28 Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $187 - $740 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Galle Fort Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#15 Family Hotel in Galle
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“All the rooms face the pool, so any would be fine”
  • Four-poster bed
 of 5 bubbles doctorj42, 1 week ago | Read review
“Loft studios offer two floors with a view of the gardens and pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles RD866, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
“The upgrade room in teh new refurbished area sounds good but is not very practical”
 of 5 bubbles djconslt, Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
“Front over looking the water”
 of 5 bubbles Candycan053, Nov 6, 2016 | Read review
“The Terrace suites are lovely. If one can afford the Porcleain Suite it is definitely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Barkha13, Nov 4, 2016 | Read review
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