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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic experience honeymooning here! The staff were warm and friendly and willing to bend over backwards for their guests! The food was delicious and the hotel well placed for getting around Galle. And the pool under the frangipani tree was a particular highlight on a hot Galle afternoon. We can recommend this hotel without...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night here but really wish we'd stayed longer. What a lovely building, full of character, and Peter - who showed us around - was full of interesting info about the building. The situation is excellent for exploring Galle Fort, the room was spacious and quirky, and the food in the evening was positively gourmet!! There is a...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on honeymoon in Sri Lanka and had a number of hotels, but this was the best. As two history buffs we were blown away with the handsome bedrooms (we stayed in the oldest part of the hotel in the ‘Geography’ room). Breakfast and dinner were both a charming mix of local cuisines with a european twist. Staff were...

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Thank Emily S
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff. THE BEST SRI LANKAN BREAKFAST. Lovely normal breakfast. Cosy common seating areas for relaxing. Feels like home. Communal kitchen with complimentary drinks is amazing. Beautiful location. Beautiful building. Cute small pool area. Fave boutique place. Room was A DREAM

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Eynsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a huge room and it was cleaned to a very high standard each day. The breakfast wasn't very varied but it was tasty and freshly made and the service was brilliant. It is the only used fort in existence and is filled within its walls with shops offering clothes, antiques, jewellery etc... There are some really good hotels,...

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Thank Deborah R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We selected this property based on recommendation from my sister and brother in law when we chose Galle as our holiday destination for our very first trip to Sri Lanka. Within the Galle Fort, I would say this is easily among the top 3 properties. Being a UNESCO certified property the rooms have retained their colonial Dutch and British character...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had a room in the Church Street wing which was all rather delightful. We did not miss facilities such as TV and telephone and appreciated the communal kitchen and courtyard for a bit of peace and quiet. We felt the bathroom facilities could be better - the bath towels were a little hard and there were two odd-looking runners...

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

Dear Pat, Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. Your room was in Church wing, 18th century Dutch house, which has been converted into a 5-suite villa. It has a large living and dining room, a long courtyard and a large guest kitchen furnished with a fridge stocked with drinks & tea and espresso making...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The Fort Printers is located inside Fort Galle in an old colonial house. Really impressive, besides some small changes, they kept the building intact. They even still have the original doorkey which weighs about 3 kilos. A nice detail. The rooms are really spacious, the beds comfortable, there is a small swimming pool which is great after a hot day...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This hotel was beautiful and right in the middle of Galle Fort. The hotel is comfortable and the staff was extremely welcoming. I will stay here again if I return to the area and I also recommend eating dinner there!

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

We stayed 3 nights in The Fort Printers, which is lovely designed and has a great colonial atmosphere. Service is outstanding and they even have a small pool to cool of after a hot day (one of the few inside the fort I have heard). Breakfast is good and the dinner is outstanding. The Fort Galle itself has a quiet...

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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: $169 - $228 (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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“The 'named' rooms i.e History and geography were gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles T4418XDemilys, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Corner Church Suite Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Bekxy, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“Church Street wing is best”
 of 5 bubbles Claremont77, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“Would imagine that all rooms will be fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles karenhV3293XI, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Located on other side of road, with whole floor to ourselves!”
 of 5 bubbles MarieTherese043, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
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