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London
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254 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautifully restored hotel which still has the character of old. We had a wonderful few days here, relaxing by the pool, enjoying a good bar and restaurant. The staff were all excellent and our room was well equipped, except for the bathroom which was quite a challenge in the middle of the night being down several steep stairs.... More 

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

Dear Awaywegoagain22, I am really pleased you left us feeling very relaxed and had time to take in and soak up everything that epitomises the spirit of Galle Fort Hotel. The restoration project was a feat of creativity and style manifested by many of its features – wide verandahs and courtyards, columns and arches, wooden shutters, spacious and comfortable rooms,... More 

Malaysia
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed only for 1 night but enjoyed our library suite to its fullest. The asst. general manager, Zameer was certainly one of the most hospitable managers we had ever met during our travels and he spent time telling us about the hotel, the history of the area and even though the restaurant did not serve the tastiest of cuisines... More 

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

Dear GYMW, Thank you so much for your post and it is wonderful feedback that Zameer looked after you so well and that you were able to enjoy a night’s stay in of the hotels largest chambers, The Library Suite. The history of the area is as extensive as it is intriguing and interesting to note that Galle had been... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Galle Fort hotel offers a welcome place to stay. The rooms are spacious and well furnished, the lounge, patio in and outside very comfortable and the pool refreshing. The food simpel and of good quality, just what we wanted.

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

Dear Cornelie B, The title of your review: well designed, comfortable and hospitable speaks volumes for the hotel and is very much appreciated. I am really pleased that you felt it was a welcome place to stay. The properties colonial grandeur, elegantly furnished interiors, subtly sense of romanticism and charm filters throughout the hotel. It instantly makes you feel at... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Good: The location is good, right in the fort. The room was clean, with AC and no mosquitos. The fort is cute and can be covered easily in half a day. We were there for two days. Gem stores everywhere. Wife designed a ring and had it made in a day which was very fun and special. This was... More 

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

Dear Bo S, Thank you for your candid review of our hotel and comments about the hotels location, clean room, AC and no mosquitoes. Galle has a very good reputation for its selection of gem and curio shops. While I understand your sentiments about our tariff and reference to the big cities of the world, staying in a restored former... More 

Colombo
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a authentic hotel which accentuates the history of Galle along with warm furnishings and quiet elegance and luxury. We loved our stay. The staff were pleasant and manager is the best person to talk to about the history of the Fort

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

Dear dat-gal-88, Your opening comment is spot on and in so many ways the property offers and contributes to a truly historical, cultural Sri Lankan boutique hotel experience. A sense of romanticism and tranquility permeates throughout the hotel and its elegantly furnished interiors; colonial style ambience links you inextricably to its archaeological and architectural heritage. Its a good feeling. It... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like a room in one of the well renovated boutique hotels in the centre of Galle, this is the place to stay. The rooms are built around a nice and quiet courtyard, the restaurant offers some interesting dishes, the rooms are spacious, and the equipment and amenities are very decent. The veranda in the front of the hotel... More 

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

Dear adm_singapore, It is really good to hear that you stayed with us for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The hotels foundations date back over three centuries but as recently as 2003 it was painstakingly restored using local craftsmen and traditional building techniques. The hotel now evokes a subtle sense of colonial grandeur, skillfully updated for the modern... More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at thw GFH for the recent cricket test. The hotel staff went to the trouble of ordering and collecting our cricket tickets for us. We found the hotel charming and a perfect size for an old middle aged couple! That said, there are also lager rooms and appartments to suit families. The decor and antique furnishings add to... More 

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

Dear Carolineandgrimbo, It was a pleasure having you both stay with us and I am very pleased we were able help you with tickets to the Sri Lanka v Australia test in Galle. Shocker of a result but. The hotels central location makes going to such events or exploring the array of local produce markets in town a breeze. Better... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to a warm reception of cold towels and fresh juice, and were upgraded to the grand apartment. A beautiful little property in the heart of the Galle Fort they have an incomparable location. The staff were attentive, and courteous but were never intrusive. The hotel has been beautifully restored, and maintains real colonial charm. The management had arranged... More 

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

Dear Aupert, Thank you so much for your review and I am pleased you received a warm welcome and had an opportunity to stay in the Grand Apartment. This spectacular apartment covers an area of 2,500 square feet and occupies the entire top part of the old wing. It features original artworks, antique chests, cabinets and two large Dutch period... More 

Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the Galle Fort Hotel on our one year anniversary. A stunning hotel which has a really boutique feel and for a special occasion I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Perfect Sri Lankan breakfast too. Will definitely stay again!

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

Dear Lead_ Engineer, Your brief and succinct review is very much appreciated and I am especially pleased you felt it was the right place to be to celebrate such a special event as your one year anniversary. I am equally happy to hear that you enjoyed your Sri Lankan breakfast and that you will definitely stay with us again. We... More 

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157 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a twin bed room and got ourselves the Library Suite. Room is huge - consists of two double beds and two large sofas. It can easily fit 6 people! Both beds had mosquitos netting which adds to the old colonial feel. Bathroom consists of a separate shower area (big enough for a baby elephant!) and a small toilet... More 

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

Dear Zac C, Thank you so much for reviewing the hotel and I am delighted you found the Library Suite big and spacious. The antique ebony and satinwood chest and almirahs, two king size beds and two enormous daybeds make this one of the more desirable chambers in the hotel. The size of the suites wooden floorboards is a site... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Food & drink at the hotel
Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant
Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian Friendly, Sri Lankan, Asian, Fusion, Wine Bar
Things to do
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  • Free Parking
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 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $207 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Galle Fort Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#15 Family Hotel in Galle
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