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Canberra
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights (1-3 Jan 2017) and so glad we choose fort Printers over any of the other hotels in the Fort. The style and ambiance of this hotel is fantastic. The staff couldn't do more to help and the food is amazing. It's a very special place.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the junction of Church St and Pedlar St right in the heart of Galle Fort. Hotel full of courtyards with excellent dining to be had in them. Great place to eat. Small and elegant pool in one of the courtyards, and well laid out reception rooms. The bedrooms (we stayed in Geography - it's an old building repurposed -...

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UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a break from the heat by diving into this lovely hotel, which happened to have a nice, cool bar area. Had wonderful hospitality from Tharanga, the bartender, who whipped up a fantastic Manhattan upon request despite it being off-menu. Just what we needed! Thanks so much.

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leeds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has been lovingly built notwithstanding the various restrictions placed on developments in the Fort area so our room was in the part that was once a school and in fact the sign above the door still said "history". Super luxury rooms, great service and very good food all right in the middle of the Fort. Unfortunately for light...

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Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Reviewed December 10, 2016

The Fort at Galle is very busy, hot, cosmopolitan and a hive of activity. Then you enter a calm oasis that is The Fort Printers. Large cool airy rooms and shady court yards to relax in. When you arrive you get a guided tour to put the buildings into historical context. The breakfast was a set menu delivered to your...

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London
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is old and beautiful and has so much history attached to it. The manager Peter was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the features. Our room was huge and the air conditioning was a great respite from the heat. Very tasteful decor. The breakfast was outstanding, made to order and fresh. We are sorry we didn't also have dinner...

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Reviewed November 19, 2016

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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England
Reviewed November 10, 2016 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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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: $173 - $243 (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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“We stayed in the Wing. It was exceptionally private.”
 of 5 bubbles jarclogstoun, 3 days ago | Read review
“The shoolroom named rooms are a magical experience.”
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“The 'named' rooms i.e History and geography were gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles T4418XDemilys, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Claremont77, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
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