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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Galle is a bit like Dubrovnik and has a lot of charm It is listed as world heritage The Fort Printers Hotel adds to this charm and has been tastefully converted It is centrally located Our room was spacious and comfortable and we expect that our room was no different to the others We only stayed two nights but we... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Fort Printers Galle as part of 14 day road trip. This hotel was built 16th century and has operated as many businesses. Now the Galle Fort comes under Unesco. The hotel is charming and rooms apart from ensuite are original. As the building was once a school the rooms are named after subjects. Ours was 'Geography'. Hotel... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, location and service were superb. This was the best hotel we experienced in Sri Lanka without question. Loved the personal touches - for eg the manager gave us a mini history tour of the building upon arrival which was interesting. Would love to go back and would definitely stay here again if in Galle.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our tour of the property, which has been restored to an outstanding standard, we had really high hopes. However, we soon started to encounter problems. The first was that the hotel told us that they hadn't been able to debit our card for the hotel fees. We had booked on Expedia, so had paid Expedia on booking months prior... More 

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TijanaBrdar, Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Imogen, Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. We give all guests a brief explanation of the hotel to emphasize the historic nature of the building and our attempt to restore the hotel in keeping with its original style. We appreciate that you recognized that our hotel has been restored to an outstanding... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old and carefully kept ,supposedly had the best room headmasters room,but quite the noisiest room We have stayed in. In keeping with the constraints of the listing the floor boards of our room were the ceiling of the kitchen,& all the noise& heat from kitchen rose to our room plus the imam nearby with his megaphone made sleep impossible Room... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Fort Printers straight from the airport for 2 nights. We were welcomed with cold towels, juice and very friendly staff. We stayed in the 'History' room which was quite large, clean, comfortable and furnished with decor that matched the style of the building. Some people have complained about the lack of privacy in the bathroom - it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is a boutique hotel and staying there does make you feel special. Part of its charm is that it is centrally located. There are only a few rooms and they are spacious, done in a contemporary style within the historic building. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, so you feel like a real house guest. It is... More 

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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent our last 2 nights here after a 3 week trip in sri lanka. Galle is fabulous and the Fort Printers is in a terrific location - the fort isn't big, but you feel right in the middle of it including hearing the call to prayer early in the morning! We had two rooms in hte main building (history... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in August. We had two rooms (Geography and History). Location: the location of the hotel is excellent. It is right in the centre of the fort and perfectly located to get to everywhere within the fort itself. Rooms: were large (History slightly larger than Geography) with a partial height room divider to... More 

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Thank Ben F
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

First Hotel we stayed at in Sri Lanka and turned out to the best. Everything done to perfection with great service from the manager down to the cleaners. Friends lost luggage due to airport error and Peter the manager went out of his way to help track down and have it returned (successfully). Have the hoppers for breakfast and try... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Guests get the convenience of hotel services and the ambiance of a villa at Fort Printers… The eighteenth-century mansion turned printing facility now houses five stylish, antiques-filled suites—four linked via a second-story walkway, common in colonial buildings of the era; the fifth, poolside. The jackwood floors, copper-lined rain showers, and extra-long lap pool are generating a buzz among design-savvy visitors.” - Conde`Nast Traveler Hot List 2006 ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fort Printers

Address: 39 Pedlar St | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $141 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Fort Printers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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