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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had read a few blogs that mentioned the food at The Fort Printers, and we decided to go for lunch when we stopped off in Galle for the afternoon on oiur way back to Colombo. We really enjoyed it, and both had the Lobster Curry. It cam with about 5 other sides(like all Sri Lankan Curries do) but it...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very central situated within Galle Fort. Loved the decor, size and beds in various rooms. Excellent menu, delicious food and friendly, helpful staff. This is an Historical building, very well managed and maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can recommend this property to anyone. Must visit the Dutch Hospital with its many little cafes and shops.

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Raumati Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my dinner at the Fort printers. I had the buttered lobster with a very fresh salad finished with a tasty dressing. The lobster presented out of the shell and was expertly cooked melting in my mouth. I had a passion fruit martini that would be in the top 10 cocktails I have ever drunk. I finished with...

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Kidderminster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the centre of Galle Fort this hotel made a nice change to some of the very remote places we stayed in Sri Lanka. Again a warm welcome at this old printing factory. Very spacious, cool and huge converted rooms which were stylish and comfortable. The choice of food and quality was very good. Galle Fort itself had some...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful hotel. We had a lovely greeting and explanation about the history of the building. The renovation work has been done sympathetically and yet the rooms and shared spaces feel sharp and contemporary without losing their charm. The staff work very hard to make your stay relaxing and calm; people are very friendly and extremely competent. Food...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the poolside room. The surprise came with a heavy downpour... the swimming pool came to visit us. Staff were most apologetic and they made a gesture of a free dinner..thank you. The room was spacious and comfortable although the bed a bit low for my liking. Breakfast was ok but not mind blowing. The lunch and dinner menu...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a converted printers shop with an old building at the rear added on . Rooms in this wing are set about a courtyard with lovely frangipani trees. Rooms are all polished concrete and uber modern fittings. The swimming pool is small but very atmospheric at night. Wi fi works very well. Service was superb, including late check...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best food we had in Sri Lanka was at the Fort Printers in Galle! We spent about £80 for dinner, which was by far the most expensive evening for us (back packing round the island) but totally worth it! Sit outside in the romantic courtyard for fabulous food and wine. The prawn curry was an absolute hit!! My boyfriend...

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Canberra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fort Printers Hotel is good value for money. Easily the best hotel that i stayed in my 2 week visit to the Island. The rooms are comfortable and a delight to stay in. The breakfast is as it should be, simple but excellent. Platter of fruit, a flat white and a Sri Lankan omelette with a piece of bacon....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We stayed here for two nights on our visit to Galle and absolutely loved this hotel. We were greeted and given a welcome drink and then were taken for a tour of the hotel. We were given the option of two rooms in different parts of the hotel but opted for a room "Prefect" which was right next to the...

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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: $162 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Fort Printers 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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